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Cor PowerSports is excited to announce a big spring race weekend that will be the closeout to our biggest year ever, for over 4 years we have had this idea of doing a multi day event with multiple disciplines at an area resort here in the Midwest and finally after 4 years of planning the timing is right to announce the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge presented by Rox Speed FX!!

The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge will be April 18-19, 2015 at Lutsen Mountain in Lutsen, MN. The event will include hillclimb, hillcross, and short course cross country racing on and around the Lutsen Ski Resort.


This event is also a Midwest qualifier for the 2016 Jackson Hole World Championship hillclimbs!!

Go to http://corpowersports.com/schedule/MESC/ for more information!
 

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It has been a rough winter and Red Bull had tried to move the location of Snow Boundaries to another venue but Mother Nature proved them who is in charge so they had to pull the plug...

“We are very sorry to announce that the Red Bull Snow Boundaries event has been cancelled. Representatives of the event flew to Big Powderhorn yesterday to take a look at snow conditions on and around the proposed event track. The last week of above freezing temperatures both day and night, coupled with a day of rain, has resulted in a significant loss of snow base on the proposed event course. Efforts to re-route the course would not result in a course sufficient enough in length or difficulty to hold an event of this caliber.

We sincerely thank the event organizers for considering Big Powderhorn for this event. We are pleased to have made some new friends while working with them and look forward to working with them again, perhaps on another event at Big Powderhorn in the future.

Thanks to all of our guests and Facebook friends for understanding the need to cancel the event.

Bruce Noren GM
Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort”

With that, Cor PowerSports​has the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge in 29 days at Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort!! Cross Country, Hillcross, & Hillclimb racing over 2 days!!

Lutsen staff earlier this week sent the following message over to the Cor PowerSports office:

"Temperatures spiked to a record 70 degrees in the Twin Cities, yet a few hours north and a world away we have ideal conditions for spring ski vacations. Highs near 40 and below freezing temps every night will bring us into April. With a base of 2’ to 4’ and plenty of snow stashed in reserve, daily operations through April 12th should be a breeze with a possibility for a few weekends beyond that."

Nick Gustafson is the course designer for the Hillclimb races, Matt Tingstad & Kurt Bauerly are teaming up to design the Hillcross course, & owner of Cor PowerSports Todd Myers is overseeing the layout of the cross country race course. Even the long time voice of snocross announcer Dean Norrell is coming out of retirement for this one and will be in charge of all the announcement duties!

Don't miss your chance to be part of one of the biggest and coolest spring snowmobile events in the Midwest!! Entries are limited to 20 people per class and spectator sales are also limited SO DO NOT DELAY!!

Head on over to the Cor PowerSports website, on the news page there are pictures and video of what conditions on the hill looked like just this past weekend!!

Get signed up today at Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge : Cor Powersports
 

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Event is 4 weeks out and some of the classes are near 50% full, I know a lot of people have commented that they are waiting to sign up to see what happens with conditions.
We posted some pictures and a video from one week ago at the resort to show there is still 2-4' of snow on the mountain plus they made snow from October to March and set it aside in reserve for our April event. This event has been in the planning for easily 6+ months with the Lutsen staff and they have put ...in the extra work and man hours to ensure what ever mother nature throws our way we WILL have snow for our race weekend!!
The only thing that may need to be changed is some routing on the xc race course might have to be re-routed some as the back side of Moose Mountain and the feeder trails along the river are all natural snow areas, if we do have burn off from the sun we will just keep the course entirely on the main side of Moose Mountain but length will remain the same.
More info to come on some of the special events and attractions we are working on, some will be specifically geared towards racer's & crews only!!
Get signed up at http://corpowersports.com/schedule/MESC/
There is pictures on the news page of our website as well as a link to a video showing conditions last Saturday!
 

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With the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge only 23 days away the excitement is building! Plaques have been designed, rooms have been booked, and now we all just wait patiently for race day to roll around!!

The Lutsen Mountain crew put in thousands of man hours making snow and preparing the hills in anticipation for our event. Mother nature gave them some help with a couple inches of new snow this week and along with the cold temperatures snow loss has been minimal. There has been some burn off on some feeder trails we wanted to try and use for the cross country portion of the event but we will now keep the course on the main portion of Moose Mountain.
Last night we reached an agreement with Timbersled and they will have some of their Snow Bike's on hand at the event as demo's for anyone wanting to try one of these machines out! Rider's for the demo's must be 18 or older.
Don't miss your chance to be part of one of the biggest and coolest spring snowmobile events in the Midwest and now you can demo a Timbersled Snowbike as well!!

If you still want to get in we have openings in a handful of classes, get signed up today at http://corpowersports.com/schedule/MESC/
 

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Wish my funds where not so low. I want to do this kind of racing with you guys and have been thinking about it since your first year. You guys have a great set up!!!
 

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Snow conditions update from Lutsen

For those questioning snow conditions at Lutsen Mountain here are the weekly pics and update that we received yesterday morning:
Received 3” of new snow on Sunday. Groomed in and froze over night. Brilliantly sunny and mid 40’s yesterday – possibly the best ski day of the year so far. Amazing corn snow in the morning, soft moguls in afternoon. Forecast looking great through the week for a replay

The first annual Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge is going to be an awesome weekend!! Racing all day and live bands every night in the Papa Charlie's restaurant!!

We already have some of the best Midwest Pro racer's signed up; guys who competed at Winter X in hillcross, top cross country pro drivers, and the best hillclimb racer's in the area!

Don't delay as the registration deadline of April 10th is rapidly approaching, get signed up today at www.corpowersports.com
 

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Conditions update

With only 10 days left until the first annual Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge there is one question that we keep hearing: How are the snow conditions??

We post pictures about every 3 days on our website that the Lutsen staff sends us and the main portion of the ski hills are in great shape with close to 4’ of snow!!

Spectator tickets are available for $18/day or $28/2-day pass and include gondola access to Moose Mountain. In the event of weather closure on the gondola, a footpath to Moose Mountain will also be established where spectators can access a chairlift to the mountain summit. No outside food or beverage is allowed within the spectator arena.

Spectator tickets are available to purchase online at Lutsen.com/midwestextreme

Racer’s’ don't miss your chance to be part of one of the biggest and coolest spring snowmobile events in the Midwest as registration closes on April 10th at the end of business day, if you don’t get registered by then you will be a spectator!! Get signed up today at Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge : Cor Powersports

Event Schedule
Saturday, April 18
9 a.m. – Noon | Cross-country race
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Hillclimb qualifier
9:30 p.m. | Race party featuring “Hitchville” at Papa Charlie’s

Sunday, April 19
7:30 a.m. Chapel at Caribou Highlands Village Chalet
9 a.m. – Noon | Hillclimb finals
Noon – 5 p.m. | Hillcross qualifier & Finals

To help people get out earlier on Sunday we will have the awards ceremony on a podium by the chalet after each event, riders will have the opportunity to thank sponsors and it will allow more fan interaction during the event instead of waiting until later Sunday evening to do the awards.

This picture was from Monday
 

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