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After the success of the 2015 Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge promoter Cor PowerSports announced last month that they were exploring expanding the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge for 2016. After finalizing the format for 2016 it was announced that they will be expanding the event into a series that will be called the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge (MESC) Triple Crown series. Cor PowerSports has been a cross country series promoter for the past 4 seasons and 2016 marks this 5th year so they wanted to do something big to celebrate that and this new Triple Crown series is a great way to cap off a great winter of racing and riding.

The MESC Triple Crown, scheduled to start at the conclusion of the 2016 cross country series in Mid-March, will consist of three spring race events: Terrain X, Hillclimb and Hill X.

Terrain X
-- This new snowmobile racing format will take place on a course designed like an old-school motocross course but run entirely on a ski hill about 2-3 miles long. The event will feature a two-moto format with a combined finish for an overall winner. Moto’s will be timed +2 laps.

-- This repeat event will continue to follow the standard of hillclimb racing set by
Rocky Mountain States HillClimb Association (RMSHA). The courses will be designed to have great flow, challenging obstacles and fun elevation changes.

Hill X
-- Although this sport has been declining in popularity recently, it still has a huge following of racers in the Midwest who are looking for some good hillcross racing. Cor PowerSports will be taking some ideas used in the original hillcross series from years past, but it also plans to add a Midwest Extreme twist into the course design. Riders will face jumps, rhythm sections, turns, whoops, and possibly both downhill and uphill portions as well.

Here is the tentative schedule for the MESC Triple Crown:

Round 1:
March 19-20, location: TBA
Round 2:
April 2-3, location: TBA
Round 3: April 16-17, location:
Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen, Minn.

Cor PowerSports is still finalizing what classes will be offered during the series, but there's sure to be something for everyone from junior riders to seasoned pro racers.

For more information please visit WI Cross Country Snowmobile Racing Series : Cor Powersports

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MESC Triple Crown Update

We have finalized the format for the Terrain X portion of the series:
This new discipline will be very similar to motocross; it will be timed qualifying in the morning for gate pick, a two moto format, overall will be decided by the combined finish of the two moto's. The Sport class races will be 10 minutes plus two laps, Semi Pro 15 minutes plus two laps, and Pro will be 20 minutes plus two laps. The race course will be a 1.5-2 mile natural terrain course, no man made jumps or features; track will have minimal grooming for safety but otherwise it will be like motocross and the second moto will be a lot rougher than the first.

Working on class structure this week but we announced Monday that Snow Bikes will be added to the show for all 3 disciplines!!

More info on the website at

Mar 19/20 TBA
Apr 2/3 Bessemer, MI (Blackjack Resort)
Apr 16/17 Lutsen, MN (Lutsen Mountains
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