SnoCross Action Heats up in Deadwood

By | Jan 19th, 2017 | Category: Culture
SnoCross Action Heats up in Deadwood

This news release was first published by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce on January 2, 2017.

Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Event Complex is loaded with snow and ready to welcome racers and fans to the 5th Annual Deadwood Snocross Showdown taking place this weekend, January 20-21.

The Deadwood Snocross Showdown has become one of the most popular venues on the eight-city AMSOIL Championship Snocross Tour. The Deadwood track brings in crowds thanks in part to the style of racing required to succeed on a course with tight turns, soaring jumps and high speeds. Fans know they’ll see down-to-the-wire races, dramatic crashes and come-from-behind wins.

This year’s event will welcome over 150 nationally known pros like Tucker Hibbert, Tim Tremblay, Kody Kamm and Ross Martin riding custom high-powered snowmobiles. Growing in popularity nationally and internationally, the Snow Bike class will be a new addition to the Deadwood event and bring in additional racers in 2017. Many pros will race in Deadwood before heading west to the XGames.

The Pro snowmobile classes will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network at a later date.

Snow conditions on the snowmobile trails and downhill slopes surrounding Deadwood are excellent this year. Organizers anticipate this will lead to record-breaking attendance due to increased winter recreation travel to the area. They strongly recommend attendees buy their tickets before the start of the event. In 2016, Saturday’s races sold out.

Tickets start at $15 and a two-day pass is only $30. A VIP Rally pass is available and includes added perks such as reserved seats, food and drink discounts and commemorative items for $99 per person. Tickets for children 12 and under at only $5 and ages 5 and under are free.

For details on the weekend’s event and tickets, visit DeadwoodSnocross.com.

 

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