Press Release –
Extreme Motor Park and Professional Snocross Racers April Moritz and Taylor Carlson to Host Free Women’s Snocross Clinic
Anything boys can do, girls can do better – that’s the attitude of professional snocross racer April Moritz and her female competitors in the rough and tumble world of professional snowmobile snocross racing.
In a sport dominated by men both on and off the track, professional women racers have recently caught the attention of fans, factories and race promoters alike and now April along fellow female racer Taylor Carlson are looking to break down the barriers even further.
In partnership with Extreme Motor Park (ERX) in Elk River; April and Taylor will be hosting a Women’s snocross clinic, Friday, February 20 from 3:00 to 5:00pm – designed to expose women to the sport of snocross and to allow them to try the fast paced and exciting sport in a safe, non-threatening environment.
“We’ve (female athletes) come a long way in the past five years, not just in snocross but in all forms of competition,” said April. “High school girls hockey has exploded and other forms of motorsports are being rejuvenated thanks in part to female racers. I feel we can have that same type of impact in snowmobile racing.”
The impact April refers to is evident it other forms of motorsports, where some of the most popular drivers are women. Drivers like Kathyrn Legge in F1, NHRA’s Ashley Force and Indy Car driver Danica Patrick are top draws in their respective disciplines.
What’s more, these women have broken down barriers and have encouraged young girls to take up racing and perhaps pursue a career in motorpsorts.
April and other women snocross racers hope to take women’s snocross racing to a new level as well and to perhaps be included in future ESPN Winter X Game events.
The Women’s Learn to Ride Snocross Clinic is open to all women/girls with an interest in learning about and experiencing snocross.
No experience, snowmobile or gear is required and what’s more, the clinic is free! Participants are encouraged to bring personal riding gear or borrow some from a friend, as jackets, pants and helmets will be limited.
Participants are also asked to bring a mechanically sound snowmobile if available. For those without, ERX will provide necessary safety equipment and snowmobiles free of charge.
“Snowmobiling is a great family sport,” said April. “Everyone involved is so friendly and willing to help out, it’s a great place to learn the values of competition, integrity and sportsmanship, and of course it’s a lot of fun.”
To register for the Women’s Snocross Clinic simply call the staff at ERX Motor Park at (763) 633-7433. For more information, clinic details and directions visit www.erxmotorpark.com
Women’s Learn to Ride Snocross Clinic: February 20, 3:00-5:00pm; ERX Motor Park, Elk River, Minnesota.