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Cain's Quest 2009

Canada's Longest Snowmobile Endurance Race -
With 30 teams registered for the brutal 2300km challenge, teams of 2 will race around the clock to checkpoints located throughout the rugged and unforgivable terrain of Labrador's heartland. The trail runs from Labrador City to Churchill Falls to Postville to Makkovik to Rigolet to Happy Valley Goose Bay and finishes in Labrador City. [More]

2010 Arctic Cat's Make an Impression

This year Arctic Cat hit a home run with its 4 corner stones marketing approach for the new 2010 snowmobiles.

The 4 Corners Include:

Body-saving technology.
Expert-grade mountain sleds.
Industry-leading horsepower.
The world’s fastest snowmobiles.


We feel the team from Theif River has stolen the thunder for 2010. [More]

Protection Tips From a Professional Backcountry Rider

Greg O'Brien from Phat Mountain Films lends insight on being prepared and protected when adventuring off the groomed trails...... "Stumps, rocks, shrubs, trees and all of their little buddies are everywhere and super exposed in the first months of winter and I know this because I was previously employed as an official rock detector. Now of course these dangers are present the whole year through...but not as much as in the early months. Skis, a arms, shocks, bulkheads, side panels...all expensive, all much more enjoyable still on the sled intact rather than buckled into a position in which they clearly don't belong.


But while that does suck the big one (sure nobody wants to spend dollars and have downtime with a wrecked snowmobile) it’s not nearly as bad as the downtime you would succumb to if you broke some other parts. Your own parts. Although less costly to fix (If you’re Canadian) your body doesn’t quite repair as easily. It’s not like you can swap out a few discs in the ol' spine for some new ones or throw in an OEM knee or front tooth.


The toys recover much quicker than us, no therapy or braces for 12 weeks required for them. No post op sitting in the shed to heal up after changing out your secondary. For this reason I enjoy dressing up as a transformer before I ride. Body Armor!! The more the merrier of course.

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Tucker Hibbert Gone, A New International Pro SnoCross Leader To be Crowned At Grand Prix Ski-Doo De Valcourt

Two weeks ago, after the running of the AMSOIL ISOC Pro Snocross series 4th round, Tucker Hibbert, the then leader in both Pro classes standings confirmed the expected: he was ending his winter racing season. The announcement also signified his absence at the 27th Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt scheduled for this coming weekend. As Hibbert, who had been the winner of all the races he entered up to his retirement, decided to devote his time to the preparation of his upcoming motocross campaign, it send a clear signal to his peers: the chase for the titles was reopened. It also mean that other racers had suddenly the possibility to shine on the famed circuit Yvon Duhamel course where another great will be miss this year: Blair Morgan who has simply been the king of Valcourt over the last decade. [More]

Badger Lake Drifters 4th Annual Sled Excursion

A few weekends ago a crew of sledaddicts gathered again in Central Newfoundland to embark on another weekend of snowmobiling. Generally a guys weekend of sledding consists of poker, darts, watching hockey and enjoying a few cold ones in the night while we ride hard all day in search of powder and drifts.

February 6-8th 2009 was no exception. Although all the guys couldn't make it, we managed to round up enough sled carnage and got ourselves stuck pretty good to satisfy any sledaddiction. [More]

Quebec's Tim Tremblay Plans to Shine On His Home Turf

Valcourt, February 11, 2009 – If there is a year where a local snocross driver may shine in front of his fellow Québec fans and dominate his American and English Canadian opponents at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt, it’s 2009. This native Quebec driver who turned 23 last Novem... [More]

Legendary Yvon Duhamel Invited by Ski-Doo to Celebrate 50th

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Brand: Legendary Yvon Duhamel Invited by Ski-Doo. For some twenty years now, the circuit hosting every winter the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt bears the name of one of motorsports greatest legends: Yvon Duhamel. A member of both the international motor... [More]

New England SnoCross Fans Anticipate Valcourt SnoCross Event

Valcourt: A Golden Opportunity for New England Fans to See Vermont Native T.J. Gulla in Action

Currently third in the Pro Open and fifth in Pro Super Stock standings, Vermont native T. J. Gulla may see the coming races in New York state this weekend, and at Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt in ten days as great chances to close the gap with the current leader and eventually clinch a championship title, if not two. [More]

2010 Yamaha Snowmobiles Revealed

After having an opportunity to digest the info on the new 2010 Yamaha's I'll have to admit being wrong on my prediction of the introduction o power assisted steering on a snowmobile.
Yes I am surprised there wasn't a new high performance model replacing the Apex, but given that Yamaha released their 2010 Nytro XTX a year ahead of schedule in 2009, Yamaha fans got their new model early so to speak.

What's new for Yamaha ... no new models and alot of refinement. [More]