Dec 10, 2012 at 01:34 pm
World’s premier snowmobile motocross, ‘snocross,’
racing series’ set for the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds
DEADWOOD – AMSOIL Championship Snocross will race into the Black Hills in February. Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds will be home to two days of high-speed, high-flying, high-octane snocross racing February 1-2. Tickets for the inaugural Deadwood Snocross Shootout, hosted by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, are on sale now.
AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, features snowmobile racing in a stadium setting, complete with massive jumps, berms and bumps – a man-made snow track identical to what you’d see dirt bikes race across. The Deadwood Snocross Shootout will feature 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers from the United States, Canada and Europe, many of which compete at the annual X Games competition.
Custom sleds that produce auto-like horsepower will rip across the grounds of the Days of ’76 venue. It’s an apt venue, because these machines corner like barrel racers, jump high into the air and sometimes buck their unlucky riders off into the snow.
“AMSOIL Championship Snocross is pumped with the opportunity to line up and race at the historic Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds. We’ve heard nothing but great stories about the famous rodeo held in Deadwood over the summer and look forward to giving the good people of South Dakota an equally electrifying show in February,” said Carl Schubitzke, ACS President/Race Director.
The event is sponsored locally by First Gold Hotel, Recreational Springs Resort, Cadillac Jack’s, Silverado-Franklin Hotel and Gaming Complex and the Lodge at Deadwood – and more sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the Deadwood Chamber at 800-999-1876 for information on sponsorships.
The AMSOIL Championship Snocross round at Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds features the three main snowmobile manufacturers – Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo – and their factory teams of racers. The lineup includes defending Pro Open class champion Tim Tremblay (Ski-Doo), the winningest snocross racer of all-time. Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert and Polaris’ top racer Ross Martin will compete as well. Racing will also include amateurs and top women racers, featuring numerous local snocross racers from the Deadwood area and Dakotas region.
“These are the highest caliber racers in the world, and we are excited to host them in Deadwood. Snowmobiling is quite the popular winter activity in Deadwood and the Black Hills, so these guys and gals will fit right in,” said George Milos, executive director of the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce. “The Deadwood Snocross Shootout is a perfect match for a Deadwood winter, and it’s our hope this family friendly event will land on the top of many must-see lists.”
Who: 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers.
What: Deadwood Snocross Shootout, rounds seven and eight of the 2012-‘13 AMSOIL Championship Snocross circuit.
When: Feb. 1-2. Times: Practice starts each day at 8 a.m., amateur racing begins at 9:30 a.m., pros at noon.
Where: Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds.
Host hotel: First Gold Hotel.
Tickets: General admission advance tickets are $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday and $20 for a two-day pass. Children 5 and under are free, kids 5-12 are $5. Gate prices are $15/$20/$30. Advanced reserved seats are $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, and $30 for a two-day pass. Gate prices are $20/$25/$30.Tickets are available by calling 1-800-344-8826; at www.deadwood.com/events or at the gate.
More information: www.isocracing.com. The AMSOIL Championship Snocross events air on the CBS Sports Network on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST. AMSOIL Championship Snocross – as an added bonus – will also air in an evening repeat of each show during the week.
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, presented by Traxxas, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit www.isocracing.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.