Sept. 22, 2008 – Snowmobile Digest
September 22, 2008
Filed under Features
AMSOIL Close to Finalizing Deal with Race Series
FOREST LAKE, Minn. — AMSOIL announced it is close to signing a three-year title sponsorship package with the renewed snocross racing series, the International Series of Champions (ISOC), Jeremy Meyer, race program manager of AMSOIL, said during the ISOC press conference at the Hay Days snowmobile event.
Starting this snowmobile season, the series will be named the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, with ISOC being the governing body. The AMSOIL series will consist of a minimum of eight national races, starting with the AMSOIL Duluth National on Nov. 28-30.
“For more than a decade, AMSOIL has been the leader in snowmobile industry,” Meyer said. “With winning teams on the track, AMSOIL has also shown a deep commitment to sponsoring race series. That commitment continues as AMSOIL steps into the title sponsorship role with the newly reformed ISOC series.”
ISOC’s Director of Operations Scott Lorentz added AMSOIL’s devotion to racing will benefit the snowmobile industry considerably.
“AMSOIL’s commitment to racing and snocross is not only a great thing for ISOC but the snowmobile industry as a whole,” he said in a press release. “This partnership will help continue the great momentum and energy AMSOIL has created in our sport over the past 10 years and put in motion a number of ISOC goals to grow racing.”
ISOC aims to be the premier North American snocross series and will sanction races throughout North America, including in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Quebec. These events will feature racers like Dennis Eckstrom, Ross Martin and Tucker Hibbert.
SnowGoer Reveals Snowmobile of the Year
FOREST LAKE, Minn. – The 2009 MX Z TNT Ski-Doo was named Snowmobile of the Year by Powersports Business’ sister publication SnowGoer. The sled was revealed at the snowmobile event Hay Days in Forest Lake, Minn.
Brought onto the Hay Day’s grounds by a fire truck, the sled was announced by SnowGoer Editor Tim Erickson. The MX Z TNT is powered by a 600 H.O. E-TEC engine. The MX Z TNT MSRP starts at $9,649. psb