Join several hundred AWESOME people at ERX Motorpark in Elk River, Minn., for the Hunter Houle Memorial Fundraiser this weekend, Saturday, May 21st.
Join everyone for a day of fun at ERX Motor Park, the ultimate playground for motorheads, beginners, and every rider in-between! Your Off Road UTV Experience will take you past a national-caliber off-road track, mining pits, towering forests and rolling farmland.
Hunter was funny, kind, goofy and sometimes a brazen young adult who made the world a far more interesting place. He died while practicing for a race on his snowmobile in January 2017.
The Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation arose as a means to continue Hunter’s passion for racing and helping others via engaging in charitable purposes, advancement of education and helping those in need.
This event is open to anyone with an interest, whether you were a friend of Hunter’s or not. If you can’t join the UTV portion of the day, an informal banquet dinner and auctions at ERX will surely provide plenty of entertainment, and chance to bid on some really cool items, including a ZR200 donated by Arctic Cat and ArcticInsider. You can start bidding on the ZR200 now…CLICK HERE!
I am still wondering what happened to Hunter. Was it a mechanical failure of some kind, or a sudden shift in terrain that threw him off?
I think the only way to find out for sure just what happened is to get a statement from the racer or racers that were following behind in those warm up laps at the time of his dismount. I’ve raced many lake races and when you come into a sharp corner from a high speed straight away with a fresh set of carbides, it’s easy enough to get tossed off the sled. At that point it depends on how your landing goes, but if you end up slamming your head hard on the ice, it could end badly, no matter the quality of the helmet your using. I feel real bad for the family, because this could of happened to any of us that has gone out on the ice to make some laps, and now it’s time to support his memory.
Part of racing. You roll the dice and sometimes you lose. Sad , but a hard reality. Best wishes to the family and the success of the event.
As for the ZR 200, that looks like a Cat. Nice wrap Kale!
It’s pretty cool what the Houle family has done to honor Hunter. They are a great family.
It IS part of the game, sad as it is. If it was perfectly safe, it wouldn’t be much fun. I’ve come close to not taking off the helmet myself a few times. But that was a while ago.
Hi Troy! How’s life treatin’ ya?