Yes, it’s hot outside in most of the Snowbelt, but that certainly hasn’t stopped anybody from thinking about snowmobiles and snocross racing.
The International Series of Champions has announced its schedule for the 2013-14 Amsoil Championship Snocross series — that big national series that is chased by the top drivers in the world. The schedule will look familiar to regular followers of the snocross scene, with the race season starting in Duluth, Minnesota, on Thanksgiving weekend and wrapping up in mid-March in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In between those bookend events are other stops in Minnesota, Michigan, New York and both North and South Dakota.
Below you will find the press release from the ISOC organization:
ISOC PRESS RELEASE
Following a banner year in American snocross racing – one which saw record and near-record attendance at each and every venue on the schedule – AMSOIL Championship Snocross, in association with the International Series of Champions (ISOC), is fired up to announce the eight-round/16-race 2013-’14 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, season schedule.
“This past season was, quite literally, the most successful season in the history of snocross racing here in North America,” said Carl Schubitzke, ACS President/Race Director. “Mother Nature blessed us with ample amounts of snow, the racing was spectacular each and every round and fans came out in droves to witness the action.”
Three new venues on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross schedule – Deadwood (S.D.), Salamanca (N.Y.) and Traverse City (Mich.) – all proved to be overwhelming first-year successes, while the bookend events, Duluth (Minn.) and Lake Geneva (Wis.), did their part to open and close the 2012-’13 ACS season properly – and in front of massive crowds. Fargo, North Dakota drew thousands of fans from the upper Midwest states and Canada, Bessemer again represented the snowmobile-friendly Michigan’s U.P. with the series’ gnarliest track, while Twin Cities’ Canterbury Raceway again provided the forum for the season’s biggest crowd.
For 2013-‘14 all the aforementioned venues return to make up the AMSOIL Championship Snocross schedule.
1 – Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Duluth, Minnesota
2 – Dec. 6-7 Bessemer, Michigan
3 – Jan. 3-5 Shakopee, Minnesota
4 – Jan. 31-Feb.1 Deadwood, South Dakota
5 – Feb. 7-8 Salamanca, New York
6 – Feb. 21-23 Traverse City, Michigan
7 – March 7-9 Fargo, North Dakota
8 – March 14-16 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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 broadcast 16 half-hour race shows – all in HD – of the ACS races.
About CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) is the 24-hour cable destination of CBS Sports. The Network covers more than 340 live games annually, showcasing 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBSSN’s live programming is highlighted by college sports and also features professional lacrosse, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), the sports news and commentary show ROME and the Tim Brando Show. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
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.