Expanding on the wildly popular race series, Amsoil Championship Snocross is also bringing us the first of its kind Freestyle Snowmobile competitions to coincide with the ACS race season. That’s right: the death-defying jumps, tricks and stunts of freestyle snomobiling will be on full display this winter in a few of the race stops. Starting at Turtle Creek Resort and Casino in Traverse City, Michigan- these Freestyle “Jam Sessions” will have untold glory on the line, not to mention some pretty hefty prize money purses. They call the combatants in these freestyle snowmobiles “pilots”, and when you see how far off the ground these guys get, you’ll consider the term an understatement! It’s going to really enhance the entire Amsoil Championship Snocross season- and Duluth can’t come fast enough.
Check out this press release- giving us all those wonderful, juicy details:
MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 8, 2012) – The unbelievable, high-flying sport of snowmobile freestyle returns to AMSOIL Championship Snocross this Feb. 9 at the Traverse City, Mich. round when Turtle Creek Hotel & Casio hosts the inaugural ACS Snowmobile Freestyle Jam Session competition, fueled by Monster Energy.
In addition, Turtle Creek & Monster Energy will also sponsor a season-finale ACS Snowmobile Freestyle Jam Session at Lake Geneva (Wis.), March 15 & 16. Total cash prizes from the two-stop events approach $50,000!
“We’re thrilled to ‘up the ante’ and bring the freestyle event to Northern Michigan for the first time. With the best terrain and lake effect snow, we offer the ultimate playground for the athletes to test the limits of their machines – and gravity – as they conquer flips, extensions, big air, new tricks and landings. The spectators won’t believe their eyes!” commented Rob Sineway, General Manager, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel.
The word’s out with the planet’s top snowmobile freestyles pilots that Traverse City will be the place to be the first weekend in February when the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour stops for rounds nine and ten at the popular northern Michigan hotel and casino – Turtle Creek!
“Outside the Winter X Games the ACS Snowmobile Freestyle Jam Session will be the biggest event for freestyle snowmobiles in the country,” said Carl Schubitzke, Director of Operations and Racing for ISOC. “ACS is pleased to partner with Turtle Creek Hotel & Casino and Monster Energy on this one-of-a-kind event for our series. Cash prizes are on the line and we’re expecting a huge turnout on February 9th in Traverse City, Michigan.”
The competitions will consist of two jam sessions on Friday night that seed eight riders for Saturday’s two jam sessions. Saturday night’s jam sessions will ultimately qualify four riders for the Saturday night final. Riders making the final 15-minute jam session will battle it out for the top prize – scored by snowmobile industry experts.
Note: The Turtle Creek’s Freestyle Battle fueled by Monster Energy, are invite only. Please send resumes to: Mickey@ISOCRacing.com
Beginning with the AMSOIL Championship Snocross 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 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, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit www.isocracing.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.
And what do you know? We have a freestyle snowmobiling vid just perfect for the occasion! These guys really are nuts. Absolutely crazy – it’s awesome! Enjoy-
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