Debut at Mount Southington next stop for ECS Conx2share Series,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR
CLARKSBURG, Mass. (March 10, 2017) – As arctic air settles back in over New England and talk of a major snow storm for next week begins to circulate, snowmobile race teams and fans have a reason to get excited.
After the originally scheduled Round 5 in Syracuse, NY, was canceled due to a lack of snow, officials and teams at East Coast Snocross (ECS) will get back into action on Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, at the beautiful Mount Southington ski area in Plantsville, Connecticut.
Spectator gates will open at 10 a.m. each day. 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 weekend are available for an extra $10. This event is presented in part by Land N’ Sea Powersports, of Waterbury, Connecticut. Land N’ Sea is one of the region’s largest multi-line dealers, featuring Polaris and Ski-doo snowmobiles.
Leading the charge into Mount Southington are Team Southside/Polaris Pro riders Kristoffer Holm and Cody Paolella. Holm, of Storslet, Norway, is hot off a clean sweep of the Pro finals at Round 4 in Plattsburgh, NY. Paolella, of Wallingford, CT, earned the Pro Lite crown in 2016 and is rapidly gaining skills in Pro Mod as he gets familiar with competing on a high-strung modified sled.
Riders to watch in the highly-competitive Pro class (Stock 600cc sleds) include Dylan Roes, of Lowville, NY; Dalton Jacquier, of Canaan, CT; Marco Travaglini, of Norfolk, CT; Michael Newman, of Stamford, CT; Scott VandeBorne, of Denfield, Ontario; and New York’s Jared Gessner.
With so many Connecticut natives in the ECS pits, home state pride will fuel their drive to win.
Along with the high-flying action in the premier Pro Open, Pro Lite and Pro Women classes, the weekend in Southington will also feature plenty of exciting racing for the new MotoTrax Snow Bike class, along with the developmental Southside Sales & Service Sport class, the Junior and 120 classes.
Just minutes from Exit 30 off Interstate 84, Mount Southington offers a full range of terrain suitable for beginners and experts. Four chairlifts, two carpets and a handle-tow provide easy access to 14 trails, including a terrain park with fun and challenging features. State-of-the-art snow making and grooming make every run a great run across the entire mountain.
Mount Southington was founded by Dr. Harold Richman and opened in 1964.
The East Coast Snocross Conx2share Series, 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 grass-roots snocross racing healthy in this part of the country while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed national Pro teams.