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Major Schedule Shift for 2021 Snocross Season

With the Snocross season rapidly approaching amidst a worldwide “pandemic”, ISOC Racing has been working due-diligently towards the upcoming 2021 season. Series officials are now pleased to announce the series will return to action this coming January. The new schedule will see several changes to venues and dates, but with the promise of filling seventeen rounds of racing over eight weekends this winter.

A National Snocross race will kick off the season at ERX Motor Park in Elk River. ERX hosted a National race in 2012 where Tucker Hibbert swept Saturday's main event.

For the first time in 28 years, the Duluth National WILL NOT open up the Snocross season. Instead, the series will make its highly anticipated return to ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn. On January 8-9, 2021. The venue has been a hub for Snocross racing, hosting a slew of high-profile snowmobile events over the past several years, including an ISOC National in 2012.

#43 Pro Logan Christian

The series will then shift South the following weekend, with it’s annual stop in Dubuque, Iowa January 15-16. The track at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds has quickly become a fan-favorite, and in recent years the Iowa stop has become key in determining the final championship standings.

#44 Anson Scheele Christian Bros Racing Photo:Lissa Marsolek

After a single weekend break, teams will head to the Dakota’s for the “Dakota Swing”. The bull ring-style racetrack in Deadwood, SD offers up some of the tightest racing the sport sees each year. From there, racers will drive north to Fargo, ND for rounds seven and eight to a new venue in West Fargo’s Red River Fairgrounds.

The crowd at Deadwood, SD Photo Lissa Marsolek

The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca, NY will host two rounds of racing on February 19-20. The event has turned into a popular tour stop, as it enters its ninth year on the circuit, thanks in large part to the numerous snowmobile trails that lead to the front door of the resort.

Canterbury Snocross at Shakopee, MN always has a great crowd and great viewing opportunities. Photo Lissa Marsolek

Shakopee, Minn. has historically been the first event to ring in the New Year, and a popular mid-season stop for teams and fans. The large crowds that fill the horse racing venue will have to wait until March 5-6 to see their favorite racers fly around Canterbury Park this season.

In probably the biggest twist, the Grand Finale WILL NOT be scheduled for Lake Geneva, WI. The annual three-day festivities will instead become the penultimate rounds March 19-21.

#43 Pro Logan Christian Christian Bros Racing Photo Lissa Marsolek

The final two days of racing will be in Grand Rapids, MI on March 26-27 as the series heads back to the Cannonsburg Ski Area. Navigating the on-going “pandemic” has caused interruption in all facets of life. Something the Series, its sponsors, teams and venues have taken seriously. The schedule changes are a reflection of the needs of the racing community, and its host communities.

“As a series, we have a great responsibility to host world class events,” said Carl Schubitzke, ISOC President (and past Team Arctic racer). “But we also have a responsibility to our racers and fans that goes beyond the racetrack. There were some difficult decisions and conversations, but we are fortunate to have great event partners that were open to new ideas. We feel great about the 2021 schedule and look forward to another full and exciting race season.”

ISOC President, Carl Schubitzke was a former Team Arctic standout. This photo from Wayne Davis Photography shows Carl in action during the 2008/2009 season.



  1. After Daniel Jr. Benham who signed with skidoo, now Andy Pake. What a shame to have lost these immense talents at Arctic Cat !!
    Race department, please …. wake up !!!!
    Who will be next ????

  2. It’s sad to lose Andy to a different brand, especially with his dads tie to AC. Racers come and go. Especially now. It’s all about the deal they get. Sometimes switching brands hurt racers. It’s possible Pake could go backwards. I heard rumor Trent Wittwer is back with Cat. True, or a rumor?

  3. Christiane Thibault, it’s not the race department, He is doing everything he can with what he has to work with…. Its the big wigs at textron


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