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Fast and Furious

by Justin Larson on December 10, 2013 · 0 comments

AMSOIL Championship Snocross will race into the Black Hills again this winter. Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds will be home to two days of high-speed, high-flying, high-octane snocross racing Jan. 31-Feb. 1. Tickets 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 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, AMSOIL Championship Snocross circuit.
When: Jan. 31-Feb. 1. 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.

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