AMSOIL Championship Snocross welcomes new event announcers Chris Hawkey & Carly Aplin

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Co-host of Minneapolis’ popular “Powertrip Morning Show” on KFAN, Hawkey brings a wealth of motorsports knowledge to ACSS

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Pat Schutte, PR Director, ISOC Racing

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 21, 2012) – Officials with ISOC and the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) are pleased to welcome two new additions to the all-star lineup announcing the ACSS events live, through the online webcast, Sledhead 24/7 TV and via our new broadcast partner, CBS Sports.

Chris Hawkey, the co-host of Minneapolis’ popular “Powertrip Morning Show” on KFAN, joins the all-star ACSS broadcast team, along with new on-track announcer, Carly Aplin, a current host on the CW Twin Cities network. Hawkey will be up joining the guys in the booth, replacing Paul Mack – who will focus entirely on the Sledhead 24/7 program. And Aplin replaces Rob Powers on the track.

“Some big changes with this year’s AMSOIL Championships Snocross Series live event announcing team, but we certainly feel we’ve taken a positive step in the right direction bringing Chris and Carly on board,” said Carl Schubitzke, Director of Operations and Racing for ISOC. “Not only are both highly familiar and qualified to speak on the sport of snocross, both bring with them an unparalleled level of professional experience in television and radio broadcasting, the likes of which never before seen with our series.”

Midwest born & bred with racing roots dug heavily into the dirt track racing scene – both as a racer and announcer – Hawkey – aka “Hawk” – was brought to the track well before his 1st birthday and has remained ever since – be it as a racer or in spirit during his stint producing the Minnesota Vikings’ radio broadcasts in the fall months.

“This is a great opportunity for me to get back into the world of racing,” said Hawkey. “I have been a fan of snocross for a long time and the opportunity to join this series as it joins the CBS Sports Network family was one that I simply could not pass up. AMSOIL Championship Snocross is on the cusp of huge things and I feel very lucky to be a part of it.”

Aplin, a Minnesotan, comes to AMSOIL Championship Snocross possessing a wealth of TV knowledge and experience. An on-air host with the CW Twin Cities’ “Airwaves” program, Aplin’s talents cross over into radio as well where she’s worked as a guest host on KFAN’s “Sludge and Lake Show” and KDWB FM’s “Dave Ryan in the Morning.”

“Growing up in St. Cloud I’ve always been a big fan of snowmobile racing and am thrilled with the opportunity to join ISOC’s live event team broadcasting the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series,” said Aplin. “I can’t wait for Duluth and to get down right in the middle of all the action and to help tell the amazing stories as they transpire throughout the season.”

Beginning with the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series season opening round in Duluth, Minn. (Nov. 23-25) and running through the season finale in Lake Geneva, Wis. (March 15-17), CBS Sports Network will broadcast 16 half-hour race shows – all in HD – on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST. The AMSOIL Championship Snocross – as an added bonus – will also air in an evening repeat of each show during the week.

CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the 2012-’13 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series begins Sunday, Dec. 30th, at 10:30 a.m. EST.

About CBS Sports Network
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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 for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.