CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Jan. 18, 2019) — After a successful season opener in southeastern New Hampshire, race teams and officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are headed north for the annual Dysart’s Snocross on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.
Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $12 per day for adults or $20 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes for those wanting an up-close look at the teams as they work on their machines are available for an extra $10.
Leading the charge into Maine is Pro racer Mike Pilotte, of Fall River, Massachusetts. Pilotte swept the Finals last weekend in Rochester, N.H., and has his sights set squarely on the 2019 Pro class championship. His mission to dominate the entire season for Polaris continues at Speedway 95.
Some of the riders to watch in the Pro Lite class include Dalton Jacquier, Tucker Kierstead, Wade Acker and Ryan Dupont. All of these athletes have matured and will be fast all season. Jacquier got off to a strong start in New Hampshire and is going after the Pro Lite title in 2019.
Along with a full slate of action in Pro and Pro Lite, the Dysart’s Snocross in Bangor will also include some great action in the Sport, Women and Junior divisions. It takes support classes to fill out any card of racing, and East Coast Snocross is blessed with strong participation across the board.
The Dysart’s Snocross will also feature a Trail Stock class for those looking to give snocross a try for the first time. This is where aggressive trail riders with a desire to compete can test their skills in a safe environment. The weekend will also include races for kids ages 6 to 10 on 120cc machines on a separate, smaller track. The stars of tomorrow’s Pro class learn what racing is all about.
This year’s annual Dysart’s Snocross at Speedway 95 is presented by the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation, raising funds for student programs at one of Maine’s finest institutions for higher learning. Last year, EMCC Foundation awarded over $110,000 in scholarship to students in need. The event is made possible by several gracious local partners, including Bangor Motorsports, Northeast Paving, Chase Toys, Inc., and Darling’s Auto.
Speedway 95 is a 1/3-mile paved oval located on the Odlin Road in Hermon, just off Exit 180 on Interstate 95. With a full card of short track stock car racing every Saturday night during the summer season, Speedway 95 has been entertaining central Maine race fans since 1966. Among the highlights
of each season is a visit by the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models.
East Coast Snocross, presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR, is an ISR-affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the northeastern United States. ECS maintains a regional circuit intended to keep grassroots snocross racing healthy in this part of the country, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed national Pro teams.