The schedule for the national snowmobile snocross tour for 2014-15 has been released, and it includes some brand new events and features the loss of some others. All totalled, the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross circuit will again feature 17 Pro rounds at eight stops, with two finals each at Duluth, Minnesota in November; Fargo, North Dakota in December; Shakopee, Minnesota, and Deadwood, South Dakota, in January; and Salamanca, New York, suburban Chicago, Illinois, and Mount Pleasant, Michigan in February, before wrapping up with a three-round finale at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
The circuit also announced a series of 17 one-hour shows on CBS Sports Network for this coming season based on the racing action. The coverage will actually kick off, however, with an hour-long program on regular old CBS affiliates on Sunday, December 7, giving the circuit a much broader reach for that event than the more limited cable/satellite channel that not all major carriers offer.
The press release from the race circuit is below.
NORTH BRANCH, Minn. (September 6, 2014) – A bit of a surprise mixed with a whole lot of tradition highlights today’s announcement of the 2014-’15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, season schedule – in conjunction with 48th annual Hay Days.
Joining the bookend events to open (Spirit Mt.) and close (Lake Geneva Resort) the upcoming season is the much-anticipated event at Chicago’s (Joliet, Ill.) Route 66 Raceway. Set to run on the drag strip at Route 66’s NHRA facility, the event will no doubt be a huge draw for the legions of snowmobile – and general motorsports – fans from the great state of Illinois.
“ISOC and Route 66 have been in discussion for some time on bringing AMSOIL Championship Snocross the facility, and we were finally able to bring a deal together that, right out of the gate, should be one of the most successful rounds on this year’s tour,” said ISOC President Carl Schubitzke. “Logistically speaking, everything’s in place at Route 66 Raceway to where we’ve just got to make some snow, show up and have at it.”
Opening the 2014-’15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross season, as it always does, will be the Thanksgiving Weekend event at Duluth’s Spirit Mountain, including the fan-favorite AMSOIL Dominator match racing on Friday (leading in to the race weekend). Next up, prior to the holiday break, will be the Fargo, N.D., round (Dec. 12-13), filling the date vacated by Bessemer, Mich. The series’ highest-attended event, Shakopee, Minn., will open the New Year on Jan. 9-10, followed by Deadwood, S.D. (Jan. 30-31).
February will be a busy month on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross circuit as the racers and teams move from New York (Salamanca, Feb. 6-7) to Chicago and then Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Feb. 27-28. Lake Geneva will host the final three rounds of racing action, March 13-15, to cap off what will no doubt be another thrilling season of racing action on the world’s premier stage for the snowmobile industry.
2014-’15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, season schedule
Duluth, Minn.: Nov. 28-30
Fargo, N.D.: Dec. 12-13
Shakopee, Minn.: Jan. 9-10
Deadwood, S.D.: Jan. 30-31
Salamanca, N.Y.: Feb. 6-7
Chicago, Ill.: Feb. 20-21
Mount Pleasant, Mich.: Feb. 27-28
Lake Geneva, Wis.: March 13-15
Beginning with AMSOIL Championship Snocross’ season-opening round in Duluth and running through the season finale in Lake Geneva, CBS Sports Network will air 17 one hour programs of the ACS races.
About ISOC Racing
The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premier snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions national AMSOIL Championship Snocross, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit www.isocracing.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.
SECOND PRESS RELEASE:
NORTH BRANCH, Minn. (September 6, 2014) – Officials with the International Series of Champions (ISOC) – in conjunction with 48th annual Hay Days – announced today a multi-year deal between AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, and CBS Sports Network.
The new television package–kicks off on Sunday, Dec. 7 on the CBS Television Network with a one-hour show. Programming continues on CBS Sports Network with 17 one-hour shows airing on Sundays beginning on Dec. 14, including a one-hour live show on Sunday, March 15, 2015.
“Starting the season on CBS sets the stage for a highly-anticipated season of AMSOIL Championship Snocross racing on CBS Sports Network from New York to South Dakota – and points in between,” said ISOC Director of Operations and Racing, Carl Schubitzke. “This will be the first time ever in the sport of snocross racing history that the opening program will air on broadcast television.”
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
On the Emmy-nominated production side, Joe Harewicz returns to head up the Long Haul Productions team, while Digital Wave TV’s Ray Colaiacovo mans the AMSOIL Championship Snocross production truck.
Beginning with AMSOIL Championship Snocross’ season-opening round in Duluth, Minn. and running through the season finale in Lake Geneva, Wis. CBS Sports Network will air 17 one hour programs of the ACS races.