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February 7, 2013
Amsoil Championship Snocross Racing Is On; Freestyle Portion Of Event Is Cancelled
ISOC, the nation's premier producer and promoter of snocross racing with Amsoil Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, has decided not to proceed with its inaugural Turtle Creek Freestyle Battle portion of the weekend's event. The racing, featuring the world's best professional snocross racers, will proceed as scheduled at Turtle Creek Casino this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9.
In lieu of the recent tragic event at ESPN's Winter X Games that took the life of freestyle snowmobiler Caleb Moore, ISOC has cancelled the planned snowmobile freestyle events at Michigan's Turtle Creek Casino (Feb. 8-9) and Wisconsin's Lake Geneva Resort (March 15-16).
And though Moore had other obligations and wasn't scheduled to compete in ISOC's Michigan and Wisconsin freestyle events, officials with the series felt best to cancel the first-of-its-kind program altogether.
"We're absolutely devastated with the tragedy that
occurred at the ESPN Winter X Games this past weekend in Aspen, CO," Carl
Schubitzke, ISOC president/race director, said. "The snowmobile community
is very small, very close ... Caleb's death has affected us all in such a way
that we truly feel it's in the sport of snocross' best interest not to move
forward with the two freestyle events planned for our
Added Rich Bailey, CEO of Grand Traverse Resort and Casinos, "After meeting with ISOC and understanding the impact Caleb Moore's tragic death has had on the entire snowmobile community, we are in complete agreement with ISOC that it is best not to move forward with the freestyle events on the Amsoil Championship Snocross tour. Our thoughts and prayers at Turtle Creek Casino are with Caleb's family and friends."
To donate in Caleb's name, visit: http://www.giveforward.com/calebmoore
Next up: Rounds eight and nine of Amsoil Championship Snocross,
presented by Traxxas, at
Who: 2012-13 Amsoil
Championship Snocross Series'
What: Motocross-style professional snowmobile racing, complete with big jumps, bump, berms and plenty of bar-to-bar racing action!
When: Feb. 8-9, 2013
Creek Casino & Hotel, M-72,
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