Snow guns are cranking as the ACSS’ highest-attended event of the 2011 season is “ON” for Feb. 10th on the indoor floor of one of the country’s largest stadiums
Minneapolis – Feb. 7, 2012 – Snow guns are running full blast and all systems are “GO” for this Friday’s (Feb. 10th) running of the Western Power Sports Michigan National, presented by Tim Hortons, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.! Despite the rumors there’s plenty of snow at the ‘Dome in light of the highly publicized national snow drought that the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) has been battling all year.
Utilizing the very latest in snow making technology the ACSS track building experts are confident that this Friday’s race course will be every bit as good as the one last year that led to such thrilling and closely-fought racing at the Silverdome.
Here’s a look at the measures the ACSS has gone through to insure there’s plenty of snow at the ‘Dome come Friday:
Nine high-powered snow guns, including three TechnoAlpin snow making guns – considered to be the best-in-the-business – are running at full blast at night, creating a MASSIVE mountain of snow.
Special chillers are cooling down the hydrant water temp before it even hits the lines to the snow making machines.
Costly Snomax® is being added to the process to insure snow can be made at temperatures considerably warmer than the ideal 20-degrees with 100-percent humidity.
A massive tent was constructed with multiple refrigeration units cooling the temperatures enough to make snow inside the tent if needed.
And most importantly, for those who witnessed the amazing racing action last year at the Silverdome, the stock pile for snow at the Silverdome right now – with several nights of snow making still available – is at 4,000 square yards. Last year’s ACSS track inside the Silverdome was made roughly 5,600 square yards of snow … so this weekend’s race is well on its way to equaling last year’s snow totals despite the lack of natural snow in southeastern Michigan!
“I’m confident we’ll be able to pull this off without any problems,” said ISOC Director of Operations/Racing Director Carl Schubitzke. “The weather looks stable heading into Friday and, if for any reason we need more snow, we have contractors waiting at Chrysler (Auburn Hills), General Motors (Lake Orion) and Detroit Metro Airport to truck in any additional snow we may need.”
Stop No. 5 on the 8-stop National tour, ACSS at the Silverdome will feature breath-taking racing action aboard a quite different – albeit familiar – form of transportation to Michiganians. Unique as it is exciting, ACSS delivers high-flying, bar-banging racing fans are accustom to – but in a mid-winter capacity like they’ve never witnessed before – under the Silverdome roof.
Who: World’s top snowmobile racers, including the world’s top snocross racer Tucker Hibbert and his fierce rivals Ross Martin, Robbie Malinoski, along with Michigan’s own Pattyn Brothers (Grand Rapids) – Jake, Nick & Zach
What: Round five of the 2011-’12 ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series
When: Feb. 10, 2012
Times: Amateur racing starts at 2 p.m., pro racing opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.
About ISOC Racing
The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premier snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions the national AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit snocross.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.