Ever-shifting weather patterns have affected not one but rather two different rounds of the big ISOC snocross tour. Race officials announced Friday, January 21, that the event planned for Deadwood, South Dakota, on January 28-29, would be pushed back to the first weekend of March.
That weekend was originally reserved by racing at Elk River, Minnesota’s ERX Race Park. To make room, the ERX event was pushed back one week.
Here’s the full press release from the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross circuit. We’ll adjust the Fantasy Snowmobile Racing Challenge game here on SnowGoer.com accordingly.
Deadwood Delayed As Snocross Schedule Shifts
Amsoil Championship Snocross officials regret to announce that the upcoming national event in Deadwood, S.D. will be postponed due to unseasonable weather conditions in the region.
The Deadwood event has become a major stop on the national snocross tour. Thousands of fans pack the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds annually to see some of the tightest racing the sport has to offer. However, a lack of both naturally occurring and man-made snow has forced series officials to find alternative dates to accommodate the popular event.
The U.S. Air Force Snocross National was scheduled for January 28-29 but will now move to March 4-5. Those dates were originally set for the ERX Snocross National in Elk River, Minn. The two-day ERX event will move one week later on March 11-12.
“We have done everything in our power to make the original dates work,” says ISOC president Carl Schubitzke. “But Mother Nature isn’t cooperating. Temperatures have been above freezing nearly every day, and the forecast is going to be near 50 degrees this weekend. We are thankful for the groups at Deadwood and ERX for working with us to find a solution so we can still have a full season of racing.”
Amsoil Championship Snocross will return to action on February 4-5 with the All Finish Concrete Snocross National at the Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, N.D. The 2022 season will air live on FloSports, as well as the CBS Sports Network.
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