Return to Bangor’s historic Bass Park set to open 2017 ECS Conx2share series,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR
CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Jan. 20, 2017) – With Maine snowmobilers enjoying some fantastic trail conditions in many parts of the state, it seems only fitting to have the Queen City once again play host to sanctioned snocross competition for a third consecutive year.
The sights, sounds and thrills of snocross return to Bangor’s historic Bass Park on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, as East Coast Snocross kicks off its 2017 season of championship points racing.
Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. both days. Admission is $12 per day for adults, or $20 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes, valid through the entire weekend, will be available for an extra $10.
The third annual Dysarts Snocross is presented by the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation (EMCCF) again in 2017. The event serves as a winter-time fundraiser for the Foundation, dedicated to assisting students at the renowned institution for higher learning. The EMCCF has been a gracious host to ECS, and supports the college in many ways.
New and exciting for this year’s season opener is the arrival of Live video streaming to ECS. Thanks to new title sponsor Conx2share, the App every smartphone and tablet should have, fans of the series and snocross itself can tune in to enjoy the high-flying excitement on all of their mobile devices.
On the competition side, the thrills of Pro Open, Pro Lite, Sport, Junior and Women’s classes will entertain fans of all ages. Driving the sport of snocross forward again in 2017 are several refinements to the factory race sleds from all three major brands; Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-doo. The MotoTrax Snow Bike class should quickly become a fan favorite in Bangor.
In fact, the advent of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) to snocross by Arctic Cat has created quite a buzz throughout the industry. How that will play out on-track here in New England remains to be seen, and creates an increased level of anticipation as fans of all three brands prepare for a new season.
This is the 26th consecutive season of sanctioned snocross competition in New England. It began in the winter of 1991-92 at Vermont’s Haystack Mountain. Since that time, the sport has evolved nearly as much as the sleds themselves; with fewer classes, shorter race programs and Finals each day, as opposed to qualifying on Saturday and Finals on Sunday. Regional snocross racing has indeed come a long way in the last 25 years.
The East Coast Snocross Conx2share series, presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR World Class Outerwear, is an ISR-affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile snocross racing in the northeastern United States. ECS strives to keep grassroots snocross racing healthy in this region while cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed professional teams.