Old favorites and a new stop are highlights of the national snocross schedule released this week by the ISOC race circuit, which holds the Amsoil Championship Snocross series.Longtime fans will recognize most of the stops on the highest-profile form of snowmobile racing — including events in Minnesota, Michigan, New York, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. New this year is a December stop at Snow King Mountain in Jackson, Wyoming — the same location where the annual Jackson Hole Championship Hill Climb is held every spring.
Below is the press release from the ISOC organization.
2017-2018 Snocross Schedule Announced
New Exciting Venue Amid Legacy Race Locations
August 16, 2017, Albertville, MN.
Snocross is coming in 100 Days and the 2017-2018 schedule for Amsoil Championship Snocross Powered By Ram has just been released. Eight great races venues are already preparing and getting ready to “grab a handful of throttle.” The schedule features a well-balanced mix of classic, established sites along with a new, contemporary race location that guarantees a world class season of snocross racing.
The season begins as it has for more than a quarter century, on the hills of Spirit Mountain in Duluth for the Amsoil Snocross National Presented By Kwik Trip.
The three days of racing tradition in Duluth has become the official start of the snowmobile riding and racing season. It traditionally “goes green” the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24-25-26.
New this year, rounds 3 and 4 of Amsoil Championship Snocross Powered by Ram are set for Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Snow King Mountain.
Jackson Hole is already home to the most prestigious hill climb event in the world. And now legendary Snow King Mountain will host the world’s greatest snocross racers at the Jackson Hole Snocross National at Snow King Mountain Resort, December 8-9. ISOC President Carl Schubitzke is confident snocross fans and sponsors are going to be pleased with the new site.
“There’s already a great tradition of racing and riding in Jackson Hole, along with great infrastructure to host big events. We should have plenty of snow to have a large track that will be both challenging for the racers and exiting to watch for the fans.”
Canterbury Park will once again host Pirtek Snocross National presented by Jimmy John’s. The event where racers will battle in front of a packed house of hearty fans embracing the brisk north woods air, while others indulge in the cozy indoor seating.
The old west comes alive in Deadwood, South Dakota. The tight, compact track at The Days of ‘76 Event Center has hosted massive sellout crowds and historic racing for U.S. Air Force Deadwood Snocross National.
Heading to the East Coast, Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino will once again host the U.S. Air Force Snocross in Salamanca, NY. On race day, fans and racers will be greeted with one major change, track location. The track will be located on the other side of the casino, where it once was held for the very first snocross race at Seneca Allegany. The change of location provides fantastic hill viewing as well as a closer proximity to the event center, autograph signings and more.
The snocross fans of mid-Michigan have helped make this relatively new site, one of the most popular in a few short years. Mt. Pleasant is a two-hour drive or less from anywhere in the state of Michigan. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, is the host and works with Snocross to stage one of the most competitive races on the circuit. After the races, a casino with shops, restaurants, entertainment and even a waterpark await.
After finding success in Iowa, Theisen’s Snocross National will return to Sundown Mountain with an expanded spectator viewing area. Fans will have the opportunity to experience racing from new perspectives by taking advantage of a ski lift that travels from the top to the bottom of the hill. Additional seating will also be placed at the top of the hill. Fans and racers will be sure to notice that the start location will be moved to the bottom of the ski hill and ISOC will be utilizing two ski hill runs to give the racers a wider and safer track.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa will continue to welcome the snocross world for the 3 day season finale. The RAM Trucks Snocross Grand Finale presented by Nielsen Enterprises, is good to go, March 16, 17 & 18 2018.
For more details please log on to snocross.com