As part of their regular snocross program, ISOC is hosting three separate vintage snowmobile races this season, and they’re paying out a whopping $5,000 at each! With just a $35 entry fee, this will open up career opportunities for lots of would-be racers.
Race 1: Jan. 8, 2012 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.
Race 2: March 4, 2012 in Fargo, North Dakota
Race 3: March 11, 2012 at ERX in Elk River, Minn.
There are classes for pretty much any sled 1995 and older:
*Leafspring Liquid Open
*Leafspring Fan 340
For more info, CLICK HERE for the ISOC Website.
Will the Arctic Cat’s handle the bubble-nosed Ski-Doos, or will all old Panthers have to be destroyed for patent infringement? These questions and others will soon be answered.
What to expect from the Mercury snowmobile team? For sure there will be big speed and big air.
Will Kirk Hibbert prep a 1995 ZR and return to Canterbury to lead a parade of Arctic Cat racers, or will Toni Haikonen spoil the day on his Ski-Doo?
If Kirk does win, I hope he brings along some cattails for the dramatic finish line arm pump, like he did here at the Albertville, Minn., ISOC race in 1995.
If Kirk does come out to race, he might have to beat Brian Sturgeon on his red-hooded ZR? This oldie is from the 1995 ISOC race at Brainerd International Raceway.
And if Sturgeon races, perhaps Brad Pake will join the mayhem? (Another shot from the 1995 BIR event.)
Let’s hope none of that “agony-of-defeat” stuff happens at any of these events (or at least let it happen to somebody else). This little rollover occured at the 1995 ISOC race in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
For sure the riders who hang it ALL out will win races (and win style points with the ladies).
And like usual, I expect Arctic Cat racers to win the day. I just hope that the checkered flag has thousands of ridiculously-small checkers.(I wonder if the Ski-Doo rider in the background is discussing patent violations with a lawyer?)