With the snocross racing season now just weeks away (can you believe it?!), things are starting to come together for the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series for the coming season, as the circuit has a new acting race director and a new tech director.
In a recent post on the ISOCracing.com website, ISOC Director of Operations Carl Schubitzke said that Jesse Strege will serve as acting race director of the coming season. Strege, a popular former snocross and cross-country race on his No. 99 sleds, was involved with ISOC last year as a helper but also took charge of many functions of the United States Cross Country Racing Series after the untimely death of its founder, Pat Mach.
This year, Strege’s attention will be on ISOC and USCC. In his post on www.ISOCracing.com , Schubitzke (another former racer on his No. 96 sleds) said, “I will still play a large role with the daily schedule, on-track calls and other race director decisions, but the final on-track calls will be made by Jesse. He has been great to work with and I’m pumped to see him take on this new role because he is one of the best in this industry.”
In a separate post on www.usccracing.com, Strege clarified that he will actually serve as the race director for both circuits, and if there is a schedule conflict, he’ll be at the USCC event.
Also new at ISOC is the appointment of Scott Erlandson as head tech director. His father, the legendary for racer and race team owner Glenn Erlandson, was the lead tech director last year, with Scott assisting his efforts. This year, as Glenn focuses more on other business interests, Scott takes the helm. Again, from Schubitzke, “Scott’s looking forward to the opportunity and, with one year under his belt, he’ll play a huge role in making sure it is a safe and fair racing environment.”
For other updates on the upcoming ISOC season, check out the www.ISOCracing.com web site. And remember, the season starts Thanksgiving weekend with the Amsoil Duluth National at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota (November 25-27). We’ll be there, will you?