Rock Maple Racing regional cross country series up for sale

Rock Maple Racing regional cross country series up for sale
Opportunity to take over the helm available for 2020-21

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HAMPSTEAD, New Hampshire (Apr. 27, 2020) — An opportunity for those who may consider carrying on a longtime tradition of fun-filled yet competitive snowmobile racing here in the northeast has presented itself in the spring of 2020. 

Rock Maple Racing, the regional sanctioning body for cross country snowmobile racing in this part of the country, is for sale. Due to other business concerns which now require more time than ever, the current owners feel that they can no longer give RMR the proper attention it needs moving forward. 

“We had a great run the last five winters, but our main business, KTM Exteriors and Recycling, is growing to the point where we no longer have the time to do it right,” RMR owner and president Tara Saxton said. “Yet we’re very proud of the strong relationships we built with our host sites, racers and series partners. 

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Eastern Snocross Tour completes successful inaugural season in 2020

Eastern Snocross Tour completes successful inaugural season in 2020
Regional circuit saves sport from extinction in New England

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (April 4, 2020) — As recently as September and October of 2019, it looked as if the sport of sanctioned snocross racing was on the brink of extinction here in the northeast.

It began back in the winter of 1991-92, when a couple in southern Vermont started the old Rock Maple Racing (RMR) circuit based primarily at Haystack Mountain and a few venues in eastern New York. From those humble beginnings led by Don and Nancy Finck, the series grew into a sizable entity. 

After being carried to new heights by dynamic southern New Hampshire businessman Chuck Minasalli, RMR faded into oblivion when New York businessman Eric Scott and his Connecticut-based partner Bob Roscoe formed East Coast Snocross for the winter of 2009-10.

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Ingles Performance wraps up successful 2019-20 snocross season

Ingles Performance wraps up successful 2019-20 snocross season
Patenaude carries Ingles/Ski-doo colors to ESXT Pro title

PHOENIX, New York (March 30, 2020) — Despite a warmer than average winter across much of the northeast, athletes on the Ingles Performance/Ski-doo snocross team still managed to deliver wins and podium finishes from early December through mid-March. 

Team athletes Leo Patenaude, Adam Ashline, Alissah Ashline, Marco Travaglini and Jake Boutwell all put in stellar performances for the longtime Ski-doo squad from upstate New York. Patenaude, of Hartland, VT, went after the inaugural Eastern Snocross Tour (ESXT) Pro championship, and got it done. 

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