With famous sites on the calendar like Valcourt and Carrabassett Valley, plus a return to Maine, the East Coast Snocross (ESC) series is ready to launch its new season. Here’s a press release from the circuit:
2011-2012 schedule now complete at East Coast Snocross series, Presented by AMSOIL and Woody’s Traction Series returns to Maine after multi-year absence
CHESHIRE, Conn. (Nov. 16, 2011) – With the season opener now less than one month away, officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are pleased to announce the final three dates on their 2011-2012 event schedule.
On Feb. 11-12, 2012, the series will make its debut in Boscawen, New Hampshire, for Round 5. Officials have purposely left a spot open in their championship points schedule on Feb. 18-19 for the prestigious Grand Prix de Valcourt, taking place in eastern Quebec.
While the 30th annual Grand Prix is not an ECS points race, all teams are encouraged to attend and support this great event.
And on March 10-11, 2012, the series will make a long-awaited and highly anticipated return to the Great State of Maine.
Sanctioned snocross racing will return to Carrabassett Valley, with the Carrabassett Valley Inn as host and with support from renowned ski resort Sugarloaf USA. The event will take place at the Sugarloaf Regional Airport, just off Routes 27/16 for easy fan and racer access.
“We’re all very excited to announce our remaining events,” said ECS general manager Shawn Longbook. “I believe our debut in Boscawen will be a big success, and Maine fans have been asking for our return for five years. We’re thrilled to be going back up to snowmobile country. I hope snowmobile enthusiasts and race fans in both states will come out to enjoy our exciting show.”
Several venues in Maine have hosted major snocross events in the past, with the most recent being the Black Mountain ski area in Rumford. In fact, the former circuit in the region ran a race in Carrabassett Valley years ago with a positive response from local fans and business owners. A similar response is expected when ECS visits the area in March.
The new race site in Boscawen is just north of Concord, and a short drive from Exit 17 on Interstate 93. The event will be hosted by the Town Line Trail Dusters, who proudly maintain Corridor Trail 11 in their area. The race site is a 170-acre tract of land situated on the town lines of Boscawen, Canterbury and Concord. Snowmobilers will be able to ride directly to the races on Trail 11, with radar runs, great food vendors, and much more available at the site.
It all kicks off when ECS launches its second season Dec. 10-11 at the beautiful Burke Mountain Ski Resort in East Burke, Vermont. Several teams within the ECS community will jump-start their season on Thanksgiving weekend, as they travel to Duluth, Minnesota for the 20th annual AMSOIL Duluth National. Riders look to shake off the cobwebs and get back into a rhythm, while mechanics strive to dial in new sleds and find that sweet setup to go fast.
East Coast Snocross, presented by Woody’s Traction and AMSOIL, is the sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the northeastern United States. ECS maintains a regional circuit intended to keep grass-roots snocross racing healthy in this part of the snowbelt, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed Pro teams.
For more information, please go to EastCoastSnocross.com.