Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Freestyle Tour Joins AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series

National snocross fans have another reason to be excited for the 2008-2009 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS). Monster Energy drink and Slednecks will bring their high-flying freestyle antics fused with music and attitude to the national venues this winter.

Featuring the biggest names in freestyle and the biggest name in energy drinks, the Monster Energy Invasion Tour will further infuse the national snocross tour with aerial action and the world’s best snowmobile athletes. With the recent success and awareness of ESPN’s Winter X Games snowmobile freestyle competition, the International Series of Champions went right to the top of the food chain when it came time to bring the attitude of freestyle to the national snocross tour. Now they will showcase their talents alongside the best snocross riders in the world on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series stage.

“The success of Invasion Tour has been sick,” said John Keegan, president of Slednecks. “With a couple of world record jumps in the books, we wanted to take the tour to the next level and the ISOC national tour was the obvious choice. Now we’ll have the best athletes in both snocross and freestyle together at the biggest snowmobile events in North America.”

The Monster Energy Slednecks Invasion Tour will showcase the talents of Slednecks team riders such as Chris Burandt and Aleksander Nrordgaard. During the show, fans can grab free Monster Energy drinks; score free Slednecks and Monster swag and after the show get autographs from the athletes.

“We want to give our fans the best show possible,” said John Daniels, president of ISOC. “Freestyle has become a huge part of the snowmobiling community and we wanted to figure out a way to incorporate it into our snocross show. Partnering with Slednecks and Monster Energy allows us to bring the best freestyle athletes in the world to the national snocross tour. It’s going to be a snowmobiling circus people will not want to miss.”

The AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series and Monster Energy Slednecks Invasion Tour will kick-off this November 28-30 at the AMSOIL Duluth National at the Spirit Mountain ski area in Duluth, Minn. The AMSOIL Duluth National will feature three days of racing, freestyle, music, fireworks and more and signifies the launch of the racing season.

For ticket information and lodging reservations visit the Visit Duluth website at or by calling 1-800-4-Duluth.

Until then, we'll see you at the races.