Grassroots Snocross Trophies Now Available For Pick Up

If you finished the season top-3 in points for your class, we have a trophy for you! Click here to see how you did.

Trophies can be picked up at Sportech, Inc.: 10800 175th Ave NW, Elk River MN 55330

If you are not within a one hour drive of Elk River, MN, please email Katie at knelson@sportechinc.com to have your award shipped to you.

If you have any questions on points, please email Katie at knelson@sportechinc.com

Thanks for being a part of our 2016-2017 Grassroots Snocross season! We hope to see you at the track this summer. You can find our schedule here.

The Snow Oval is BACK!

Join us Thursday 3/23 at 5:30pm for the high banked snowmobile racing action you won't want to miss.  By popular demand, the Snow Oval is set to feature the return of the 2-Up Race and Mechanics Race!
For the past few seasons, weather hasn't permitted us to  host the annual Grassroots Snocross finale, the Snow Oval. This year, we were more determined than ever to make it happen.

The track build is underway and we are expecting temps in the high 30's. We hope to see you there!

FORMAT

The snow oval is a fun, feel-good race. We will run the format the same as we run our regular snocross races.  We can anticipate more vintage sleds because of the smooth oval race.  We will run 2 rounds and the overall points winner for the day will place 1-3.  The 2 up race is a race where you have two people on the sled.  The mechanics race is usually a race where its like a relay style race one person drives the sled 2-3 laps and then pulls up hops off the sled and then the other person takes over.  If we have enough participants we will also have a powder puff race for mom's/girlfriends.

All classes are welcome. Racers can register now: https://erx.raceday.pro/sign_in

2017 Arctic Cat Dealer Show and Family Snow Day at ERX!

We are proud to have hosted the 2017 Arctic Cat Dealer Show earlier this week. We we’re lucky to have Arctic Cat-sponsored racers such as Tony Stewart (NASCAR and sprint car driver, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Owner), Donny Schatz (Sprint car driver), and Tucker Hibbert (Snocross rider) join us for a day of test rides, and dealer-exclusive 2018 sneak peeks.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, March 4th for the Arctic Cat Family Snow Day from 9am-4pm.We will be giving FREE demo rides on the all-new ZR 200 youth snowmobile and the ZR 120!

• Get the first look at the brand new 2018 Snowmobile lineup
• FREE youth demo rides
• Arctic Cat 360 Virtual Reality experience
• FREE Arctic Cat winter beanie giveaway
• Vintage Arctic Cat sleds on display
• FREE admission and parking, no tickets necessary!

Click here for the Facebook event page and invite your friends!

Young Riders Accelerate Their Performance At 8th Annual FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic at ERX Motor Park

Elk River, Minn. [December 29, 2016] More than 60 young, up-and-coming snocross racers took part in ERX Motor Park’s annual FXR Learn to Ride Clinic over the 2016 holiday break. The ERX exclusive event gives aspiring snowmobile racers a chance to improve their riding skills and work one on one with some of the biggest names in the sport. Now in its eighth year, the clinic has played a major role in ERX becoming recognized as one of the sport’s premiere racing venues for riders of all ages and abilities.

This year, the clinic featured two separate days of clinics and set a new record for participant registrations; the first being tailored for 120 riders and the second for older riders on full-size sleds. Participants received coaching from more than 20 national Sport, Pro-Lite and Pro-Open riders including top national racers Kyle Pallin, Andrew Carlson, Ryan Springer, Kody Kamm and others.

“This is exactly the kind of atmosphere we want ERX to be known for,” track co-owner Chris Carlson said.

Carlson, along with business partner Todd Plaisted, envisioned ERX as more than just a race track when they first broke ground in 2007. They were determined to build a facility that was an integral part of the local community as well as the entire snowmobile industry.

“We really want ERX to be a place where everyone feels welcome,” Carlson said. “Whether you’re a fan, a first-time rider or a national level pro, our mission has always been to create a place where good sportsmanship is always expected, families are welcome and no one feels intimidated.”

The success of the FXR Learn to Ride Clinic is evident by many of the coaches who were on hand to lend their knowledge to younger riders. Many participated in the clinic when they were younger, and now they’re giving back to the sport they love.

“This is probably my favorite event of the year,” said national Pro-Open rider Andrew Carlson. “Seeing all the kids gaining confidence and getting faster during the day is really rewarding. And it’s great to see so many other top riders volunteering their time as well. There’s really nothing else like this (Learn to Ride Clinic) in the sport and ERX is the perfect place to have it.”

Aside from making sure every participant left ERX with FXR gear as part of their Learn 2 Ride experience, FXR views the clinic as a tremendous asset to the sport.

“Snowmobiling has always been a family sport and snocross racing is no different,” said FXR Marketing and Special Projects Manager Doug Rust. “Everything about ERX is family focused and they’re always looking for ways to give back. We couldn’t be more proud to be associated with both the event and ERX.”

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX is an all-season motorsports facility located minutes from downtown Elk River, MN adjacent to US Highway 169. In the winter months, ERX is a full-service snocross racing and training facility featuring our very own Grassroots Snocross Series as well as ISOC Regional events, clinics and more. ERX also features open snocross practice on a massive, professionally constructed and maintained snocross track. In the summer, ERX hosts a baja-style car racing series called Beater-X, an entry-level, grassroots form of auto racing consisting of compact cars and small trucks competing head-to-head on an all-dirt racing surface. Summer events also feature ATV and side-x-side racing; and two rounds of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) national short track off-road truck racing series. For more information, please visit ERXMotorPark.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contact:

Haley Pratt

ERX Motor Park Marketing Coordinator

haley@erxmotorpark.com

 

Updated January-February Open Practice & Events Schedule

We’ve updated our Open Practice and events schedule for the months of January and February. Check it out!

Some key events you won’t want to miss: 

  • Expanded Open Practice Hours: Monday 1/2-Thursday 1/5 from noon to 6pm leading up to the Shakopee Snocross National
  • Grassroots Snocross Round 3: Thursday, January 12
  • Grassroots Snocross Round 4: Thursday, January 26
  • ISOC Regional #1: January 28-29
  • Grassroots Snocross Round 5: February 5
  • Grassroots Snocross Round 6: February 23

 

FXR Learn 2 Ride Snocross Clinic Will Offer Separate Training for 120 Racers and Full-Size Snowmobiles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Elk River, Minn. Nov. 9, 2016 – ERX Motor Park’s popular Learn 2 Ride Clinic returns for the 2017 winter season, and this year the small group, on the snow training will feature separate days for full size and 120 snowmobiles. The 120 Learn 2 Ride Clinic will be held Tuesday, December 27, followed by a full-size snowmobile clinic on Wednesday, December 28. Both sessions will feature personalized coaching by top professional snocross athletes including Kyle Pallin, Andrew Carlson, Ryan Springer and others.

The Learn 2 Ride clinic provides young racers with the tools they need to improve their performance both on the track and off. Areas of focus including pre-race preparation, starting line procedures, cornering techniques, body positioning, jump and rhythm skills and visual awareness. The clinic also delivers off-track lessons in sportsmanship and snowmobile preparation.

A new two-day format will ensure all participants will receive ample one-on-one training from coaches and plenty of track time. The 120 clinic will also include a special classroom clinic for parents, giving them insight on race day procedures, race classes, required safety equipment and snowmobile tuning and preparation. Both clinics will feature an open-track session at the close of the day where riders will have a chance to compile the skills learned and ride with the pros.

Registration for either clinic also includes lunch and a chance to talk and have photos taken with today’s top snocross stars. Riders are encouraged to bring personal items such as helmets or jerseys to have autographed. Participation in both clinics will also give you one free race registration for Round 2 Grassroots Snocross on Thursday, December 29.

Space is limited and filling fast. You can reserve your spot now by visiting erxmotorpark.com; select “EVENTS” from the “schedule” drop-down menu; and click on the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic. You will find registration information and more. On-site check-in is from 9:30am to 10:30am for the 120 clinic, and from 9:00am to 10:00am for the full-size sled session.

 

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX is an all-season motorsports facility located minutes from downtown Elk River, MN adjacent to US Highway 169. In the winter months, ERX is a full-service snocross racing and training facility featuring our very own Grassroots Snocross Series as well as ISOC Regional events, clinics and more. ERX also features open snocross practice on a massive, professionally constructed and maintained snocross track. In the summer, ERX hosts a baja-style car racing series called Beater-X, an entry-level, grassroots form of auto racing consisting of compact cars and small trucks competing head-to-head on an all-dirt racing surface. Summer events also feature ATV and side-x-side racing; and two rounds of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) national short track off-road truck racing series. For more information, please visit ERXMotorPark.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

First-Ever Snow BikeCross Qualifier to Take Place Saturday December 17

[November 21, 2016]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Minneapolis, MINN- The first-ever Snow BikeCross Qualifier (referred to as The Qualifier) will take place December 17 at the National Snow Bike Championship series event in Minneapolis, Minn. Now the largest Snow Bike racing series in the world, the Minneapolis stop will host The Qualifier on Saturday in advance of the National Snow Bike points championship race. The results from The Qualifier will serve to qualify up to eight riders into the first-ever X Games Aspen Snow BikeCross competition in Aspen, Colo. Riders competing in The Qualifier will also have the opportunity to race in the Dash for Cash race for a $5,000 prize purse, as well as the National Snow Bikes Points Championship race on Sunday December 18th.

Snow BikeCross is a racing discipline where riders compete on dirt bikes which have been outfitted for snow riding by replacing the front wheel with a snowmobile ski and the rear wheel with a full suspension track kit. The popularity of Snow Bike Racing continues to grow, with the top action sports athletes, including current X Games stars, like Ronnie Renner, Jackson Strong, Robbie Madison, Axell Hodges, taking up the sport, competing and filming video parts in the backcountry.

What: The Qualifier for up to eight invites to compete in Snow BikeCross at X Games Aspen, Jan. 26 – 29 in Aspen, Colo.

Who: Top action sports stars, X Games medalists, Snow Bike racers and backcountry riders, Motocross, EnduroCross, Cross Country Dirt Bike racers and other forms of racing athletes compete head to head on a specifically designed high action course built for Snow Bikes.

When: The Qualifier Saturday December 17 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dash for Cash Saturday, Dec. 17 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

National Snow-Bike Points Championship Sunday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where:  ERX Motor Park: 10800 175th Ave NW Elk River, MN 55330 ERXmotorpark.com

Host Hotel:  Holiday Inn: 9200 Quaday Ave, Elk River, MN 55330; (763) 656-4400 mention ERX for a discounted rate.

Click here for the tentative schedule of events. 

Interested in racing? Click here for official rules. 

Please contact Joe Duncan, Sport Organizer for more information on race event SportOrganizer357@gmail.com or JoeDuncan357@gmail.com.

NEW! Season Gate Passes

Save time and money at the gate when you order your season gate pass! A season gate pass includes your tickets to all 8 Grassroots Snocross Races for the price of 7. ($70 for adults, $35 for kids 6-12) 

No more signing waivers or exchanging cash at the gate, getting you through the line faster. 

 

 

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Get Your Season Practice Pass Today!

Get your gear ready and grab your buddies! ERX will be open for our very first practice of the season on Monday, November 21st  (pending weather conditions). While you’re at it, get yourself a season practice pass. A practice pass allows you to utilize our professionally-built and maintained snocross track for open practice during our scheduled times.

Tuesday: 12pm-dusk

Wednesday: 12pm-6pm

Thursday: 12pm-dusk

Saturday: 12pm-dusk

The pricing is as follows:

Adult: $1,100

Junior: $750

120: $500

To order your season practice pass, please email Katie and knelson@sportechinc.com for more information.

Holiday Inn Otsego/Elk River Supports ERX Racers and Fans

Holiday Inn Otsego/Elk River is proud to support snocross racing at ERX Motor Park in 2016-2017. When booking your next stay, be sure to inquire about their special discounted rate nightly rate, exclusive for ERX racers and fans. Enjoy all of the amenities Holiday Inn has to offer!

(via Holday Inn Otsego/Elk River)

The Holiday Inn MPLS NW Elk River is a full service 125 room hotel with over 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.

We have the Mississippi Valley Grill and Bar open for breakfast and dinner 7 days a week, along with lunches on Saturdays and Sundays.  Room service is also available 7 days/week.  

Our very own Wild Woods Water Park has been voted best in the state!  The 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark features 3 four-story slides, lazy river, basketball, zero depth play land for younger children and hot tub with the Pub and Grub concession area to meet your food and beverage needs without leaving the water park! 

 Buddy’s Family Fun Zone is on the basement level of our hotel and offers a variety of family friendly games including midnight mini golf, life size pool, X-box stations, ping pong and more!

With over 15 games in our Gold Rush Arcade located on the main level of the hotel, we have a wonderful variety of activities for our guests. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information:

9200 Quaday Ave NE
Otsego, Minnesota

(763) 656-4400

DECEMBER 11: Northway Sports Polaris Snowmobile & Timbersled Demo Day at ERX

Join the Northway Sports crew at ERX Motor Park on Sunday, December 11th for our annual Polaris Snowmobile and Timbersled Demo Day event! We will have an assortment of brand-new 2017 Polaris snowmobiles, as well as at least one KX450F with Timbersled ST conversion available for demo. Demo rides will take place around the professionally built and maintained snocross track, where we can ensure quality riding conditions. Complimentary chili and beverages will be provided inside the chalet, where riders are welcome to come inside and warm up between demos.

Chat with our Polaris Snowmobile and Timbersled experts and find out how you can bring one home just in time for Winter 2017.

Tell your friends and RSVP here: https://goo.gl/htwEiJ
DEMO RIDE RULES:
Demo riders are REQUIRED to come prepared with at least a helmet, but proper riding gear is preferred. This includes, but is not limited to: jacket, bibs, boots, gloves, and goggles for those who ride with open-face helmets. Must be 18 years or older to demo ride, with a valid driver’s license and debit/credit card to keep on file for the duration of your demo ride. *Riders assume responsibility for any and all damages that occur during their demo ride. No rider will be allowed to participate if they are under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any other substance which impairs the riders’ faculties.

Winter Volunteers Wanted!

Interested in volunteering with us for our winter 2016-2017 season? Join our team today!
We’re looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Flagging/start line
  • Admissions
  • Concessions
  • Apparel sales
  • Photo/video
  • National Anthem Singers
  • and so much more.

Register online today and enjoy the perks! Click here or email info@erxmotorpark.com.

Help Wanted!

ERX MOTOR PARK IN SEARCH OF SNOW PRODUCTION SPECIALISTS

It’s that time of year once again! ERX Motor Park is in search of snow production specialists. No experience required. Training is provided. If you are 18 years of age or older and have a passion for snowmobile racing, we have a place for you on our team.

For more information, please contact Heidi Goodin at hgoodin@sportechinc.com or by calling (763) 772-4977.