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Jun. 30, 2008 – Snowmobile Digest

June 30, 2008
Filed under Features

BRP Recalls About 430 Snowmobiles

In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commssion (CPSC), Bombardier Recreational Products recalled about 430 snowmobiles due to fire hazard, stated the CPSC.
The models recalled are the 2007 and 2008 Expedition TUV V800 in deep red/black and the 2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800 in yellow/black. The model names are on the side panel.
The models were sold from March 2006-May 2008 for about $10,000.
The friction between the fuel hose and the cylinder head cover can cause the hose to pierce. This can cause fuel to leak out, posing a fire hazard. The company received two reports of fuel leakage and five additional reports to hose wear, but no injuries or property damage has been reported.
The 2007 and 2008 Skandic SWT V-800 snowmobiles were previously recalled due to an explosion hazard.
Consumers with the vehicles are being sent a direct notice, and they should stop using the snowmobiles immediately. Ski-Doo dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge.

Aramark Buys Popular Snowmobile Destination

A company widely known for uniform and food services is now the owner of a popular Western snowmobile destination.
Aramark announced its purchase of Togwotee Mountain Lodge near Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to SnowGoer magazine.
Aramark’s facilities management services are used at universities, health care institutions and stadiums around the world. A division of the company — Aramark Parks and Destinations — will manage the lodge.
Togwotee is in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Togwotee Pass receives 600 inches of snow annually and offers backcountry riding that ranges from sweeping, powder-filled meadows to extreme off-trail adventures. The area has 600 miles of groomed trails, too.

Snowmobile Racing Would Cost Less Under New ISOC Plan

The new International Series of Champions (ISOC) race circuit is expected to pick up where the World PowerSports Association (WPSA) dropped out, but officials want to do more than sanction snocross races, according to SnowGoer magazine. It hopes to reduce the financial strain for racers and support snowmobiling.
According to the proposal ISOC submitted to snowmobile manufacturers and race teams, the circuit’s national tour will likely travel to familiar sites in Duluth, Minn., Vernon, N.Y., and Shakopee, Minn. A regional tour will run in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
WPSA sanctioned a regional circuit, too, but ISOC calls for its grassroots racing program to follow a financial “break-even” format.
ISOC’s proposal was accepted this week by several factory-backed race teams, including Scheuring Speed Sports, Warnert Racing and Christian Brothers Racing. psb

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