Winter X Games Athletes Set to Conquer Brainerd

Press Release –

Legendary International Raceway to Host National Snocross Race February 6-8; Athletes Including Hibbert and Back-to-Back BIR Champ Malinoski Will Compete

The top professional snocross racers on the planet, as well as the leading freestyle athletes anywhere will invade the Brainerd International Raceway for Round 4 of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, February 6-8, 2009.

Fans in attendance will witness the world’s best snowmobile riders compete side-by-side for more than $250,000 on a racetrack littered with huge jumps and insane terrain. Racers will fly more than 80-feet in excess of two-stories high as they negotiate one of the most challenging snocross tracks the Midwest has ever seen.

Winter X Games Champions including Tucker Hibbert and Levi LaVallee along with back-to-back Brainerd champ Robbie Malinoski; plus freestyle kings Paul Thacker and Sam Rogers will be there, giving area fans the only opportunity of the year to see these incredible riders in person.

The weekend heats up fast Friday night with the Monster Energy Slednecks Invasion Tour freestyle showcase. The top freestyle athletes in the world will perform some of the most insane tricks ever seen on a snowmobile including a back-flip!

Riders will launch their snowmobiles from a freestyle ramp to a backdrop of infused rock and free swag for the fans. Joining them will be the biggest names in snocross racing for an evening of hospitality, autographs and family fun. Admission is Free with a Weekend Pass or just $10 without.

Competitive juices flow early Saturday morning with qualifying, culminating with the first of two Main Events at 4:00pm. This all-out showcase of the top Pro and Semi-Pro riders anywhere will be bar to bar non-stop action.

There’s also free snowmobile demo rides for the kids and adults as Yamaha lets fans experience their new Nytro snowmobile while one lucky youth demo rider will have a chance to win a new Arctic Cat kids snowmobile.

Capping off the weekend will be Sunday morning qualifying and the second Main Event feature with Semi-Pro and Pro finals at 1:00pm.

Plus Yamaha freestyle phenom and X Games competitor Jeff Mullin will bust out some of the sickest tricks you’ve ever seen aboard his Yamaha Nytro during the Main Event intermission to further heat up the action.

Racing gets underway at 9:30am both Saturday and Sunday, and race fans will want to be sure they are in the stands for the two Main Event feature races Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are on sale now.

What you need to know:

What: AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, the Biggest Names Go Bar to Bar on a National Stage.

When: February 6-8, 2009; Pro and Semi-Pro Main Event Saturday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 1:00pm.

Where: Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minnesota

Schedule of Events:

Friday: Doors Open at 5:00pm
6:00 – 6:45pm: ISOC Pro-Rider Autograph Jam Session
7:00pm-7:20pm: Monster Energy Slednecks Invasion Tour
7:20pm – 8:00pm: Pro Practice Session
8:00pm – 8:20pm: Monster Energy Slednecks Invasion Tour

Saturday: 4:00pm: Pro and Semi-Pro Main Event; 8:00am gates open with qualifying action starting at 9:30am.

Sunday: 1:00pm: Pro and Semi-Pro Main Event with Yamaha freestyle show during the intermission; racing starts at 9:30am.

Tickets:

FREE with Weekend Pass Friday Night Monster Energy Slednecks Invasion Tour; $10 without
$25 One Day Adult Pass – Valid Saturday or Sunday
$35 Weekend Adult Pass
$10 One Day Children Pass (ages 7-15) – Valid Saturday or Sunday
$20 Weekend Children Pass (ages 7-15)
Children 6 and under FREE

Who:

Professional snocross and freestyle athletes including:
– Tucker Hibbert Multiple X-Games gold winner, current points leader.
– Levi LeVallee – Winner of two gold medals at last year’s winter X Games.
– Robbie Malinoski – Back-to-back BIR champion and 2009 X-Games medalist.
– Steve Taylor – Professional Yamaha snocross standout and X Games competitor.
– Carly Davis – Currently the fastest woman on snow and Pro-Women points leader.
– Ryan Simons – X-Games competitor and podium regular hailing from Alberta.
– Paul Thacker – World record long-distance jumper and freestyle athlete.

Plus:

– Kids 120 demo rides with a chance to win a 120 Arctic Cat for everyone who rides courtesy of Arctic Cat and Christian Brother Motorsports. Winner announced Sunday at 2:00pm.
– Yamaha and Ski-doo demo rides for adults, aboard their latest models.
– Free Pit Passes ($10 value) from area Polaris dealers while supplies last.

Advance Tickets available at www.isocracing.com

About ISOC – The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premiere snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions a national snocross tour in addition to three regional circuits. Visit www.isocracing.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.

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