The Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt is almost at our doorstep, and in 35 days, thousands of fans will invade the legendary Circuit Yvon Duhamel to hear the exciting sounds of snow machines battling it out for top honours. For its 33rd edition, the organizers are promising adrenalin rushes beyond imagination.
Snowmaking and Racetracks Construction
Thanks to Mother Nature, the Grand Prix technical team is hard at work with snowmaking machines producing more than enough of the white stuff to build quality racetracks designed to exceed the expectations of competitors. The ground crew has already spent over 330 hours making 10,894 cubic metres of snow to build the foundations of the snocross track. Additionally, our water tank truck has made 460 trips to water down the ice oval rink that has now reach a thickness of 12 inches, which is 50% of the thickness for a mirror-like ice track.
Third Edition of the Triple Crown
Snocross riders will once again face-off in the grand finale of the third Triple Crown Edition on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt. The last of the three rounds of competitions will see American and Canadian riders trying to win the Marcel Fontaine trophy. To be eligible to run in the final segment in each of the three classes, competitors will have to take part in the first two preliminary rounds held earlier in January.
Athletes ready to show off on the oval track
Jacques Villeneuve fans were delighted when he announced his return to the Grand Prix of Valcourt following his cancer diagnosis. The veteran has been hard at work getting his Ski-Doo upgraded for the big event. But Villeneuve will not be the only Quebec competitor to fight for top honours against American stars such as Nick Van Strydonk, Dustin Wahl and Marc Chartier, in the Pro Champ 440 Class. Jason Lavallée, Circuit Pro Tour defending champion, and rising star Sabrina Blanchet, one of the two Grand Prix ambassadors, also intend mix it up with the top riders.
A snocross track
Snocross riders will renew with the fast and demanding track that was redesigned last year by the technical department of the Grand Prix. The new layout will once again feature a series of three triple jumps and three double jumps that showcases the riders’ abilities to the crowd, which benefits from a clear view of all the on-track action. Quebec rider Danny Poirier, the East Coast Snocross defending champion and co-ambassador of the Grand Prix, will be looking to win the Pro Class Grand Prix of Valcourt trophy for his first time ever.
The organizers of the 33rd edition of the Grand Prix of Valcourt invite the media to its annual press conference that will be held January 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the J.Armand Bombardier Museum in Valcourt.
ADVANCE SPECIAL PRICE TICKET SALES WILL SOON COME TO AN END
Until February 1, 2015, fans can still buy three-day general admission tickets at the discount pre-event price of $45 or pay only $120 for a three-day trackside heated suites pass. Tickets are available online at grandprixvalcourt.com. Following the end of the pre-event sales period, tickets will be available at the regular price of $55 for general admission and $145 for the heated suite package. All offers include taxes.