IT’S THE BIG ONE – DISCOUNT ERX OFF-ROAD NATIONAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Get Your Trackside Tickets for the ERX Off-Road National July 12-13 and Experience the Controlled Chaos of 900-Horsepower, Short-Course Off-Road Truck Racing

Elk River, Minn. May 6, 2019The roar of 900-HP off-road trucks is back at ERX Motor Park July 12-13 for the 4th Annual ERX Off-Road National. With scenic camping, demo rides, spectacular racing and live music, it will be the Twin Cities’ biggest motorsports weekend of the summer.

Starting today, and for a limited time, tickets are available at early bird rates. You can save $10 off a weekend pass or $5 off a single day pass when you purchase online before June 1.

Weekend reserved camping passes are also on sale. Enjoy the action during the day and stay amongst the rolling hills and hardwoods at our 400-acre ERX facility by night.

Discount tickets for the 2019 ERX Off-Road Nationals go on sale today with weekend passes just $35 and a single-day pass just $20. Kids 6-12 are just $10, kids 5 and under are free; and weekend campsites are $60. Take advantage of the savings by visiting www.erxmotorpark.com/off-road and clicking on ‘‘tickets’’.

 

4th Annual ERX Off-Road National – Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League

 

Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13

 

Discounted Pre-Sale Ticket Pricing (through June 1):

$20 – Daily Admission (13+)

$35 – Weekend Admission (13+)

$10 – Kids Daily or Weekend Admission (6-12)

FREE – Kids 5 & under

$60 – Weekend Camping Space

 

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

BULLS AND BARRELS IS BACK AT ERX AND TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

Non-Stop Action Featuring Championship Caliber Bull Riding, Furious Barrel Racing, and a Family Friendly Atmosphere; Save Money and Get Your Tickets Online Starting Today

Elk River, Minn. April 1, 2019It’s been called the ultimate extreme sport and this summer the muscle, might and speed of professional bull riding and barrel racing returns to ERX Motor Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019. After making its ERX debut last summer to a packed house, the family focused event is ready to bring even more action this summer.

Featuring some of the highest quality bulls in the Midwest including award winning Professional Bull Riding (PBR) breeds, Bulls and Barrels is pure action from start to finish.

“This isn’t a rodeo,” said event producer and company owner Dave Rice. “Our goal is to provide action and lots of it. That means professional bull riding, free style bull fighting, high-speed barrel racing and plenty of laughs between runs from our specialty acts.”

In addition to the action inside the corral, Bulls and Barrels will also feature autographs and photo opportunities with some of the biggest names in bull riding athletes found in the Midwest; a kid’s zone with an oversized sand-box and more; live country music by Dirt Road Dixie featuring Cindy Jo after the competition; and a mouth-watering selection of food and beverages.

“When most people think of bull riding, they think about places like Texas or Oklahoma,” said ERX Event Manager Heidi Goodin. “Last year’s event proved Minnesota can deliver the same level of high-caliber talent and action…the fans loved it.”

Discount tickets for this year’s Bulls and Barrels go on sale today with adults just $12 and kids ages 6-12 just $8. Day of event prices will be $15 and $10 respectively. Children 5 and under are free. To learn more, purchase tickets and to sign-up for future updates visit: www.erxmotorpark.com.

 

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Rice Bull Riding Company

Rice Bull Riding Company was founded in 1997 and is a full-service bull riding company located in Princeton, Minnesota and has grown to be one of the largest in the Midwest. With over 300 bulls in our network, we are able to hand select the perfect set of bulls for all event levels, all the way to award winning PBR bulls. We offer the best entertainment for your entire family. All events are professionally sanctioned with the CBRA (Central Bull Riders Association) as of 2017. 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 2ND ANNUAL LUPULIN BREWING IPA INVITATIONAL

Beer Tasting Festival Returns to ERX Motor Park, Saturday, June 29th with More Brews Including Non-IPA Styles from an Estimated 35 Breweries from Across North America

 Elk River, Minn. March 13, 2019More beers, more food and more fun are all on tap for the return of the wildly popular Lupulin Brewing IPA Invitational at ERX Motor Park, Saturday, June 29th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Tickets for the second annual event go on sale today, and if the first year event is any indication, limited VIP tickets will go fast. Developed in partnership with Lupulin Brewing of Big Lake, Minnesota, the IPA Invitational will have some of the most renowned breweries in the country on hand along with food trucks and live music.

“We’re looking to really build off the success from last year,” said Lupulin co-founder Jeff Zierdt. “Not only are we hoping to increase the number of breweries with a wide variety of IPA styles, we’re also asking each to bring another style of beer outside the IPA category.”

Already some heavy-hitters in the brewing scene have agreed to attend this year’s IPA Invitational including Bottle Logic and Mumford from California; Washington’s Stoup Brewing; Listermann Brewing from Ohio; Noon Whistle located in Illinois, Indiana’s 18th Street Brewery; and Eagle Park and Untitled Art from our Wisconsin neighbor to the east.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Three Rivers Community Foundation which provides grants and scholarships to Independent School District (ISD) 728 students.

Tickets for this year’s IPA Invitational go on sale today.  A general admission ticket is just $50 and includes unlimited two-ounce pours. A very limited number of $100 VIP tickets are also available. This upgraded experience includes early access to sampling (1:00pm) and free reign of the VIP lounge which includes free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, private restrooms, a well-appointed and comfortable gathering area, and wide array of food samples to accompany your favorite beers. Designated drivers are admitted for free and can choose to upgrade to VIP status for $35 and gain access to the same special upgrades.

To learn more, purchase tickets, and to sign-up for future updates visit: www.erxmotorpark.com.

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About Lupulin Brewing Company

Lupulin Brewing is a brewery and taproom located in Big Lake, MN. We are dedicated to crafting unique and compelling beers, with attention to quality and flavor. Our company philosophy is one of community involvement, access to the public, and a little splash of idiocracy along the way. Find us online at www.lupulinbrewing.com, on Twitter @LupulinBrewing, on Instagram @Lupulin_Brewing, and Facebook facebook.com/LupulinBrewing/

KODY KAMM HOLDS OFF HUNTER PATENAUDE TO SECURE SECOND STRAIGHT $10,000 PAYDAY AT ERX ELIMINATOR

For Immediate Release

March 3, Elk River, MN – Kody Kamm’s road to a second straight ERX Eliminator title was not
without challenges, including a loss in the final round of double elimination. However, after 30
rounds of competition, the Hentges Racing/Monster Energy/Polaris rider prevailed in the two lap
head-to-head format which he has become a specialist at in recent years, taking home the
$10,000 grand prize.

Kody Kamm rounds the final turn ahead of Hunter Patenaude to win the ERX Eliminator

Kamm was pressed a couple of times in the early rounds, including a back and forth race with Red
Bull/Polaris rider Kyle Pallin in round two. His biggest scare came in the final showdown of the two
remaining undefeated riders when AMSOIL/Klim/Ski-Doo Pro Lite ace Hunter Patenaude got the
early jump into the first turn forcing him over the berm and off the track. What looked like a sure
loss as Patenaude rode away to a full straightaway lead quickly took a dramatic turn when the Ski-
Doo rider accidentally dislodged his tether cord stalling his machine. Kamm immediately caught
back up to Patenaude and the two battled side-by-side for several corners before Kamm took
control.

Patenaude would make his way back into the final round with a win over Kamm’s teammate Petter
Narsa. With one loss, it was win or go home for Patenaude and the young rider from Vermont, the
only Ski-Doo rider to enter the Eliminator, raised the stakes to DEFCON 1 when he knocked off Kamm, forcing a final winner-take-all sprint.

After getting the advantage through the all important first turn, Kamm was able to manage his lead and lock down the overall win. Kamm and Patenaude also claimed wins in full-length qualifying races leading up the head-tohead elimination. Each rider collected a $1,000 heat race bonus for their efforts, with Patenaude earning an additional $1,500 as the highest placing Pro Lite rider in the competition.

Patenaude getting revenge for his first round knockout, defeating Kamm bringing the bracket into a sudden death showdown. 

Amateurs Shine In Preliminary Action

A large field of amateur racers took part in their own showcase event throughout the day. Thunder Bay, Ontario’s Kenny Mandryk captured the Sport class win on his Polaris, steadily gapping the field in the final. Kaden Woodie recovered from an early incident in which he overshot a landing and went off track on his Bubba Burgers Arctic Cat to hold off a charging Mitchell Thelen for second place.

Sport Podium 1. Kenny Mandryk 2. Kaden Woodie 3. Mitchell Thelen

Tristian Hinton was the winner of the 200 final over Brody Bothma and Riley Johnson. 120 standout Brady Freeland cruised to an easy win in his main event. Avery Hemmer and AJ Skogquist rounded out the podium in second and third.

Stock 200 Podium 1.Tristian Hinton 2. Brody Bothma 3. Riley Johnson

120 Champ Podium 1.Brady Freeland 2. Avery Hemmer 3. AJ Skogquist

WORLD’S BEST SNOCROSS RACERS TO COMPETE AT ERX ELIMINATOR

Top national and international snocross racers from the United States, Canada and Sweden have committed to the second annual ERX Eliminator on Saturday March 2. Headlining the star-studded field is 2018 Eliminator champion Kody Kamm on his Monster Energy/Hentges Racing/Polaris, along with current national Pro Lite front-runner Hunter Patenaude of Heartland, Vermont.

The action-packed single day event will feature a variety of snow bike and snocross classes from 120 and 200cc Youth to Sport levels and will be highlighted by a combined showdown of national level Pro and Pro Lite racers.

Preliminary qualifying will take place via timed practice that will advance the top 12 riders directly into the main event. The remaining riders will then compete in two, 10-rider heat races with the top two finishers from each race filling the 16 rider night show. Winners of each heat race will be awarded a cash payout and all riders in the night show will be competing for the $10,000 grand prize.

KODY KAMM HEADLINES ELIMINATOR LINEUP AT ERX

Top national and international snocross racers from the United States, Canada and Sweden have committed to the second annual ERX Eliminator on Saturday March 2. Headlining the star-studded field is 2018 Eliminator champion Kody Kamm on his Monster Energy/Hentges Racing/Polaris, along with current national Pro Lite front-runner Hunter Patenaude of Heartland, Vermont.

The action-packed single day event will feature a variety of snocross classes from 120 and 200cc Youth to Sport levels and will be highlighted by a combined showdown of national level Pro and Pro Lite racers.

Preliminary qualifying will take place via timed practice that will advance the top 12 riders directly into the main event. The remaining riders will then compete in two, 10-rider heat races with the top two finishers from each race filling the 16 rider night show. Winners of each heat race will be awarded a cash payout and all riders in the night show will be competing for the $10,000 grand prize.

NEW EVENTS AND RETURNING FAVES HIGHLIGHT 2019 ERX EVENT CALENDAR

Beer, Bulls and Burly Trucks are Coming to ERX Motor Park in Elk River this Summer

Elk River, Minn. January 16, 2019The sound of thundering hooves and the roar of horsepower are just a few of the highlights poised for ERX Motor Park in Elk River this summer. The 400-acre complex has become known as Minnesota’s motorsports mecca, but in recent years the venue has expanded its event roster beyond racing. For 2019, the facility is looking to host more than 30 events, highlighted by returning favorites and first-time experiences.

            Before we head into the warmer temperatures of summer, ERX will host its biggest winter event when ERX Eliminator returns Saturday, March 2. The head-to-head, double-elimination snocross racing format will feature more classes, the world’s best drivers, and a top prize of $10,000.

            Immediately following the Eliminator race, ERX will deliver perfectly groomed trail conditions for OEM Ride Day on March 3. The event gives enthusiasts a chance to demo ride the newest snowmobiles from all four manufacturers.

            With the winter season preparing to make an exit, ERX gives snowmobile fans one final celebration with the immensely popular Snow Oval race on March 21 (weather permitting). The end-of-season celebration features a full assortment of classes and a few new ones for an evening of family fun.

            Summer at ERX kicks off with the return of the Extreme 5K on May 18. The run zig-zags across the 400-acre facility and challenges participants with several unique obstacles with such names as Snow-Nami and Trench Warfare.

            Next up is Bulls and Barrels on June 1. Hosted by the Rice Bull Riding Company, the event features professional bull riding, barrel racing, a kid’s fun zone, and a free post-event concert.

            Once the heat of summer arrives, you’ll be able to quench your thirst when the IPA Beer Festival returns to ERX on June 29 with more brewers, greater food truck selection, and a bolstered line-up of entertainment. Tickets for this one go fast, so don’t procrastinate.

            The highlight of summer fun at ERX hits like a freight train when the ERX Off-Road National returns July 12 and 13. Featuring the world’s best short-course off-road truck drivers, the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League will unleash the fury of 900-horsepower trucks on what many deem is one of the best spectator tracks on the tour. The weekend event is packed with action and includes live entertainment and on-site camping.

            Sandwiched between these anchor events will be the homegrown Beater-X Series on Thursday nights and the return of the Off-Road Border Battle X-Country motorcycle hare scramble April 27-28. The summer Beater-X Series will feature 5 race nights throughout the summer with compact car, truck, side-by-side and ATV racing on a one-of-kind track.

            When the colors of fall arrive, the calendar stays busy with a pair of can’t miss charitable events. Up first is the return of the Get Busy LIVIN Music Festival which made its debut last year with Craig Morgan as the headliner and nothing but positive experiences from fans. Close on the heels of the LIVIN Festival is the return of the immensely popular Day of the Dozer event where kids receive a full-size sand box experience behind the controls of giant construction equipment. Proceeds from Day of the Dozer go to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, while the LIVIN Music Festival uses funds to help with depression and suicide prevention within the community.

            You can learn more details about all of the events as well as purchase advance tickets by visiting erxmotorpark.com

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FIRST-EVER UNIFICATION RACE IS A GO!

FIRST-EVER UNIFICATION RACE IS A GO!

After years of dreaming, short course off-road fans across the country will finally see something they’ve been wanting to see for years: a showdown race between the west coast and midwest drivers of one of the world’s most exciting forms of motorsports. Today, it is with great pleasure that we at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, are proud to announce the first-ever short course unification race, which will pit the drivers of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series against the drivers of the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League. 

This event will take place at the, Lucas Oil Speedway, in Wheatland, MO, on the weekend of June 29-30, 2019, and will be a dual points race for the two series. “This is something we’ve been looking forward to: west versus midwest; it’s something we haven’t had in a long time,” says Lucas Oil Off Road Series Director Bill Smith.

Much like the annual Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race, some races in this event will feature a staggered start, with the drivers from the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League, whose rules are a bit more restrictive, getting a head start on those from the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Additionally, all drivers involved will be registered and tech inspected through the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series system, each according to their respective series’ rulebook.

When it comes to payout and points, the purse will be funded and paid through Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series funds, and will be based upon each driver’s overall finishing position. However, in an attempt to avoid causing any major points upsets, each driver will score points according to his or her finishing position relative to the other drivers in his or her series. For example, if a Midwest driver wins a race but the next Midwest finisher is fourth, that fourth place driver will score second place points in his or her series, and the second and third place overall finishers in the race will score first and second place points in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Furthermore, a great bonus for all competitors will be an extensive TV package, which will include airings on CBS, CBS Sports Network, and MAVTV- more details on this will be forthcoming. *Not all Classes will be shown on all networks. 

Lucas Oil Speedway will be a wonderful backdrop for this entire event. The track itself has a little bit of everything; from high-speed, high-flying sections, to lower speed, more technical areas, this one is a driver’s track, and that makes it a favorite amongst the drivers. For Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson, it’s the perfect place to host this first-of-its-kind event. “It’s really important to bridge the gap between the two series,” Robinson says, “to bring them together. It’s a clash of the titans, and having it here, at the best meeting point for both the west and midwest series, right here in America’s heartland, is a very proud and important moment for us.”

Not only is this track itself a very exciting one, but it also boasts many unique amenities that will make this a perfect summer family destination event. The track has recently finished up construction on new, permanent shades, which will now provide full coverage of the entire grandstand seating area. Off the track, the facility has on-site camping with both partial and full hookups, as well as some great ponds for fishing, and there’s also some great golfing to be had nearby. Saturday night will feature a race on the adjoining dirt track (after the off-road races), which those in attendance of the off-road event can also attend with the same ticket. While the dirt track race is going on, additional amenities like the Diamond Bar and the Track Treasures Gift Shop, as well as the Vendor Midway, will also be open, giving those in attendance even more to pore over. Moreover, both days will allow fans to test their own driving skills on the Slick Track, a go-kart track with both single and two-seat karts; at just $5 per race, it’s a great place for fans to race too. More details on this event will be available soon, including ticket pricing, so stay tuned to pick up the latest details.

The entire facility is beautiful, and the joining of these two series will make for an event that will certainly be a must-see, so start making your plans now to join us for this very exciting event next summer!

About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series:
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long-standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the midwest tradition of short course off-road racing infused with a west coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door-to-door action to challenging, fan-friendly tracks. Our events can be seen on CBS, CBS Sports Network, MAVTV, and Live all season long on LucasOilRacing.TV. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course! For more information, please visit www.LucasOilOffRoad.com, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter in our Newsletter Signup section of the home page.

Written by Scott Neth for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

2019 ERX EXTRMEME 5K DATE ANNOUNCED

ERX EXTREME 5K RETURNS MAY 18

When it comes to extreme terrain, we wrote the book on it. From professional off-road truck racing, to snocross, monster trucks, and so much more, extreme is not only in our name, it’s who we are. With more than 400 acres of rolling terrain and thick woods at our disposal, our course building experts have developed an obstacle circuit that’s monstrous in scope, extreme in design and infused with a family fun atmosphere that our events are known for.

The ERX Extreme 5K will challenge and reward participants of all ages and skill levels. Featuring 16 obstacles, professional timing, a dedicated youth course, and an after-party.

Stay tuned for registration and more info! | ERX5K.com

ERX EXTREME 5K PROVES TO BE MORE FUN THAN A WALK IN THE PARK FOR HUNDREDS OF PARTICIPANTS

A twisted course featuring 16 obstacles, scores of extreme runners and walkers, and a team of volunteers cement ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping for return in 2019, Derrick Justin Earns Fastest Time

Elk River, Minn. May 30, 2018 – If there’s one thing ERX Motor Park in Elk River is not, is complacent. Always looking for events to add to the venue’s growing roster, this spring marked the introduction of the ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping; and based on the muddy smiles from the hundreds of participants who tackled the natural terrain course and its 16 obstacles, the event was an extreme success.

Obstacle challenged 5k and 10k events are certainly not new but leave it to the competitive staff at ERX to put their own signature twist to the concept. With a course weaving its way through the rolling terrain of the 400-acre park, participants faced a wide breadth of challenges along the way including obstacles such as Trench Warfare, Snow-Nami, and the Eliminator.

“It was a great first year event,” said Taylor Carlson, Marketing Manager for the facility. “Everyone loved the course, we had a great turnout, and many said they’d not only be back next year but were returning with friends.”

The top overall finisher with the quickest time was Derrick Justin, who complimented ERX staffers on not just the track, but how well the event was organized. Those same words were echoed by Aaron Zappa of Elk River, the first competitor to complete the course. “It was outstanding! Everything was well built for an inaugural year event…it was challenging…it couldn’t have been any better.”

The ERX Extreme 5K is just one of many events the venue has planned for the upcoming summer season. Forthcoming events include Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing, Monster Truck Madness, Lupulin Brewing IPA Invitational tasting event, and a fan favorite Day of the Dozer. In addition, the Beater X compact car, truck and side-by-side race series is back, and the summer will be highlighted by the ERX Off-Road National, presented by Polaris, a weekend of professional short-course off-road truck racing July 13 and 14.

ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping Top Finishers by Class:

17 and Under
Male: Gavin Hemmer
Female: Taven Woodie

18-29 
Male: Charlie Revering
Female: Rebecca Grupp

30-39
Male: Derrick Justin (fastest finisher overall)
Female: Jamie Robeck

40-49
Male: Tony Braun
Female: April Omann

50 & Over
Male: James Robeck
Female: Pam Mcelhone

FINISH LINE PHOTOS: Click here!

OBSTACLE PHOTOS: Click here!

About ERX Motor Park
ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

NATHAN FERDERER TOPS INAUGURAL FROSTBUSTER

Home-state hero Nathan Ferderer took down over 20 of the Midwest’s heaviest-hitters to win the AA class at the first-ever Frostbuster Grand Prix. The opening round of the new Timbersled Border Battle XC series presented by Custom Outfitters, the Frostbuster lived up to its name with 22” of snow covering the eight mile hare scramble loop just 10 days prior to race day. 

Event staff worked feverishly to remove snow from the single track using snow blowers and shovels to clear miles of uphill and downhill trail. And while slick frost remained a concern, Mother Nature made good on her earlier transgressions, delivering sun and seventy degree temps the week of the race, leaving trails in near perfect condition.
For Ferderer, the win meant $1,000 in his pocket along with a 50 pound, handmade Sasquatch trophy and also marked another weekend in which the Checkpoint Off-Road/KTM rider kept his name in the spotlight, having already scored an ISDE qualifier win and national enduro podium this season. 

Drew Higgins slices a piece of chocolate cake that was in the deep freeze just one week ago.

Airgroup/Enduro Engineering/Husqvarna rider Drew Higgins made the trek north from Texas and grabbed the holeshot on the two hour race and proceeded to battle with Sterling, Illinois’ Cody Barnes at the front of the field in the early going. Higgins had a fall near the end of lap one setting up a race-long dual between Barnes and Ferderer.

“It was a fun day at the Frostbuster,” said Ferderer. With a record size AA line for D23, I was happy to start in 6th place. I made a few quick passes and by mid lap one I was third behind Cody Barnes and Drew Higgens. Drew tipped over near the end of lap one and we made our way through. I followed Cody until mid lap two when he made a mistake and went off-course. Once out front I was able to control the pace. Cody followed me closely as we worked our way through the many lapped riders. Cody passed me when I stopped for fuel, but I quickly passed him back when he tangled with a lapped rider. With three laps remaining I was then able to get a few lapped riders between us and pull away. I really enjoyed the soft soil conditions in the woods and the dust in the open didn’t bother me. Very happy to take home the cool Squatch trophy and the big cash payout. I’m looking forward to round two of the Border Battle, I haven’t raced in Rhinelander, Wisconsin since 2009!”

Illinois’ Cody Barnes made a surprise visit to Minnesota and challenged for the win throughout the day, finishing second overall.

Barnes would finish second overall with local supercross ace Jerry Robin rounding out the podium in third. Higgins would recover and finish fourth, followed by GasGas-mounted Nick Swenson in fifth. Swenson had a big get off of his own on the moto portion of the course when he cased a double and Supermaned into the sand exiting the track.

Multi-talented Jerry Robin (9047) was last to leave the AA row but quickly raced through the pack to finish on the podium in third.

Andrew Smith was one of several riders who came up from Missouri. Smith, racing in the Vet A class, cracked the top 10 overall and took home a Squatch trophy of his own for winning the A Overall. Multi-time Pro snowmobile XC champions Zach Herfindahl was seventh. Herfindahl just finished up his snow season last week and was putting his first hours on a new GasGas.

Andrew Smith was one of several Missouri racers to compete. Smith won the Vet A class, taking top overall honors in A and cracking the top 10 in AA.

The event featured a $3,000 purse paying back 10 places and was shared among racer from five states. District 23 has always held a prominent spot in the off-road world but the Frostbuster set what many long-time members are calling a new record with 477 total entries. 

477 riders and over 1,500 spectators took advantage of a perfect spring day to participate in the first round of the new Border Battle XC series.

Promoter RideX365 brought a big-time feel to the weekend with a massive vendor row and cross-promotion between well-known woods racers and some of the top snowmobile racers from the region who often cross-train on bikes. The event was held at ERX Motor Park, a 400 acre multi-sport racing facility that hosts regional snocross, short-course truck and UTV racing, Monster trucks, concerts and rodeos. The addition of off-road motorcycles was a perfect fit with their existing amenities and close proximity to the Twin Cities metro which is home to a large percentage of D23 racers.

Retired national pro snocross champion Robbie Malinoski (365) digs for an inside line off the start of the Vet A race.

Amateur racers negotiate a series of log jumps off the start of the race.

The ageless Matt Stavish jumped into AA and made a solid showing with a sixth place.

Factory Arctic Cat XC snowmobile champion Zach Herfindahl pins it through the “dune” section of the course leading to the moto track. Herf finished 7th in AA.

25 AA riders leave the snow-lined start of the Frostbuster in front of a packed house at ERX Motor Park.

Jayme French grabs the holeshot in 200A on his way to a class win.

Racers enter the short course truck track for a quick sand spring back into the woods.

Ferderer hoists the unique Frostbuster trophy flanked by runner-up Barnes (L) and Jerry Robin (R).

Next up for the series is the Sugar Camp hare scrambles in Sugar Camp, Wisconsin on August 19. Racers from all classes in the three round Border Battle XC series are competing for a Grand Prize TImberlsed Snow Bike kit based on their class finishes plus bonus rider points.

Overall Results 

1. Nathan Ferderer   MN    KTM
2. Cody Barnes       IL    YAM
3. Jerry Robin       MN    YAM
4. Drew Higgins      TX    HUS
5. Nick Swenson      MN    GG
6. Matt Stavish      MN    KTM
7. Zach Herfindahl   WI    GG
8. Chaz Herzog       MN    YAM
9. Andrew Smith      MO    KTM
10. Matt Lindberg    MN    KAW

All Results

For more information, go to: BorderBattleXC.com

Series sponsors: Timbersled, Custom Outfitters, RideX365.com, Klim, Enduro Engineering, Northway Sports, Muddy Bikes, Bell, Fasstco, Woodies Racing/Sunoco Race Fuel, AMSOIL, Action Graphics, EKS Brand, Kenda, Schilleman Bus Service, American Metalcraft Inc.

Series Schedule
August 19 – Sugar Camp, WI

October 7 – ERX Motor Park Elk River, MN

Media Contact: Gary Walton – gary@ridex365.com

Minnesota Monster Truck Madness Coming To ERX June 2017

Minnesota Truck Headquarters and Collins Brothers Towing of St.Cloud, Inc Present Minnesota Monster Truck Madness Tour!

This is going to be the largest independently owned monster truck tour in the nation in over 20 years! It’s a show you won’t want to miss. There will be a monster truck inflatable for the kids, a monster truck ride truck, well known trucks like Bigfoot, Snakebite, Samson, Bounty Hunter, Higher Education, Heartbreaker, Iron Outlaw and more.

We have 14 trucks signed and ready for this show. We have so many special obstacles for these trucks and some that have never been apart of any show let alone a monster truck show. Our goal is to make this the most epic monster truck even in Minnesota. Did we mention there is a free driver meet & greet?

This show is for the kids and the fans. These drivers want some more fun brought back into these shows- different obstacles and challenges and that’s just what we are doing. Triple B Motorsports LLC is not a big corporation putting these events on, we are monster truck drivers ourselves putting a show on that fans won’t forget! From driver interviews, candy tosses, some prize giveaway to the kids and much more.

We are only selling 2500 tickets per show online, the rest will be sold at the gates, so get yours today while they last.

AMSOIL Introduces New Lubrication & Cleaner Products for Firearms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2016– AMSOIL has launched two new products that provide outstanding protection for firearms.  AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner and Protectant and AMSOIL Synthetic Firearm Lubricant and Protectant offers hunters, target/sport shooters and firearm professionals two exceptional products purpose-built for firearms so they remain reliable for generations.

AMSOIL Synthetic Firearm Lubricant and Protectant helps reduce friction to promote extended firearm life and prevent blockage, jams and wear. It offers excellent protection and performance in both hot and cold climates. It is specially formulated for firearms, offering dependability when you need it most.

AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner and Protectant is an aerosol product that penetrates deep into hard-to-reach components, including actions, bolts and hinges. It effectively cleans fouling and powder residue from all firearm surfaces, reducing jamming and increasing reliability. It protects guns against corrosion, allowing for safe storage while preserving performance, reliability and value.

AMSOIL Synthetic Firearm Lubricant and Protectant and AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner provide premium protection and performance in all rifles, handguns and shotguns. Both are safe to use on all metals, woods, composites and rubbers commonly found in firearms.

TORC: The Off-Road Championship introduces championship UTV racing

New classes to join series for three exciting stops in 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 21, 2016) – TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL will add official UTV PRO racing classes to three of its exciting championship weekends this season.

UTV racers will join the TORC Series this year for championship stops in Elk River, Minnesota, July 16-17, Bark River, Michigan, July 30-31, and Crandon, Wisconsin, September 2-4. The TORC PRO UTV series plans to expand the schedule in 2017, bringing UTV racers into the entire championship calendar.

“UTV racing is the best feeder class we can possibly have for short course off-road truck racing and it’s an ideal fit for us as we grow the TORC Series,” said Dave Swanwick, co-founder of MSI TORC, the company that acquired ownership of the premier off-road racing series at the beginning of this year. “We’re excited to offer our fans another thrilling type of racing during three of our national championship stops this season. It’s so much fun to watch.”

The TORC Series will offer two classes of UTV competition: UTV PRO, a 1,000 cc stock class, and the UTV PRO Modified, which allows for factory installed superchargers and turbochargers, a modified wheel base, and an upgraded clutch. It’s a formula that promises action-packed, competitive racing for teams and fans alike.

“Competing in UTV PRO or UTV PRO Modified is a great stepping stone for drivers who want to get started in dirt racing,” said Ben Nelson, series director. “We’re seeing a lot of interest from young drivers as well as crossover competitors who want to explore another racing discipline — especially from action sports athletes who have backgrounds in top-level snowmobile and motocross competition.”

Series organizers promise to bring UTV racing to the next level, with exciting course designs and a solid live HD digital broadcast package for the new UTV PRO and UTV PRO Modifieds, as well as inclusion on TORC Series television shows airing on FS2.

Double defending champion CJ Greaves, who won both the PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD classes of TORC Series racing for Monster Energy Drink and Toyota in 2015, is one driver who plans to add UTV racing to his championship schedule.

“They’ll definitely teach you line choice and how to get a car rotated,” said Greaves, who plans to race UTVs in the TORC Series this season. “They’re a little tipsy, and they’ll keep on your toes — it’s almost like driving a small PRO Light. If you can drive one of those, then you should be able to get into a PRO truck and not be out in left field.”

Andrew Carlson, who drives in the TORC Series Atturo Tire PRO Light class, has his roots in UTV and snocross competition, and says he learned a lot from racing the smaller, lighter vehicles that prepared him for success in his truck.

“They’re some of the only vehicles that can handle the same kinds of terrain the trucks can do, but they’re at a more affordable level,” said Carlson, who spent six years racing UTVs before getting into his TORC Series truck. “It’s a cheaper way to get seat time. When I can’t get out and drive my truck, I’m in my UTV.”

The focus this season is on exciting Midwest locations, starting with the Twin Cities Takedown TORC Series weekend July 16 and 17 at the ERX Motor Park, continuing to Throwdown in the U.P. at Bark River International Raceway July 30 and 31, and concluding with Keys to the Big House at the legendary Crandon International Off-Road Raceway September 2-4. The three-stop UTV PRO series provides accessible national championship level competition for UTV racers across the country who are currently campaigning one-off events or regional competitions. A prize purse pays out all the way down to 10th place at every race.

ABOUT TORC: THE OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY AMSOIL
TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL is the nation’s premier short-course, off-road truck racing series. A collision between action sport and motorsport, TORC is the ultimate battleground for 900-plus horsepower race trucks competing to win the TORC National Championship. Action-adventure sports events company Mountain Sports International acquired ownership of the TORC Series at the end of 2015 and brings its core strengths in HD digital broadcast production and event management to the growing series. Full television coverage of the 2016 TORC National Championship is carried on the FS2 television network with HD digital broadcasts available live and on demand on www.torcseries.com.

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