Snow making crew at Spirit Mt. pull off a major feat in creating enough snow to race on despite the warm + dry conditions.
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Pat Schutte, PR Director, ISOC Racing
MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 20, 2012) – It’s all systems “GO!” for AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, at Duluth’s Spirit Mountain – the 23rd running of the Duluth National this weekend, Nov. 23-25!
Beginning with Friday’s (Nov. 23th) AMSOIL Dominator® race and featuring the prestigious C.J. Ramstad Memorial Cup on the weekend, SNOW GUNS have been BLASTING at Spirit Mountain and there’s PLENTY OF SNOW to host this weekend’s opening rounds of 2012-’13 AMSOIL Championship Snocross!
“The Duluth National is scheduled – as planned – this weekend,” assured Renee Mattson, Spirit Mountain’s executive director. “And though the weather looks to be gone for more track snowmaking here the next several days, the snow we did make is holding just fine and it will make for a thrilling three days of competitive racing beginning this Friday with the AMSOIL Dominator!”
Spirit Mountain scrambled 17 of its powerful snow making guns and pumped countless gallons of water, mixed with Snomax®, through them in order to create a mountain of snow atop Spirit Mountain when the rest of the state of Minnesota is all but devoid of snow.
“Hat’s off to the snow making crew at Spirit Mountain … they’ve again pulled off a major feat in creating enough snow for us to race on despite the lack of natural snow in the area, not to mention the lack of ideal snow making temperatures as well,” said Carl Schubitzke, ACS President/Race Director. “I can’t think of a better place for AMSOIL Championship Snocross to launch its season than right here in Duluth at Spirit Mountain!”
What: AMSOIL Championship Snocross
When: Nov. 23-25
Where: Duluth’s Spirit Mountain
Times: Practice starts each day at 8 a.m., amateur racing begins at 9:30 a.m., pros at noon.
Tickets: 3-day (Adult, 18-62 yrs = $47, Youth, 6-17/63+ = $40) … Daily Adult Pass = $27, Youth/Senior = $22 … 5 & under – FREE … Call 1-800-4-duluth for ticket info or www.visitduluth.com
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
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) is the 24-hour cable destination of CBS Sports. The Network covers more than 340 live games annually, showcasing 30 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBSSN’s live programming is highlighted by college sports and also features professional lacrosse, Professional Bull Riding (PBR), the sports news and commentary show ROME and the Tim Brando Show. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
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.