The fourth annual Sledfest will be held at Schweitzer Mountain
in Sandpoint, ID, on April 14-15, 2012. The last three
years were a big but this year is even better yet. Here’s what you can expect
There will be amateur and professional men and women racers providing
entertainment in snocross, snobikes, hillcross, hillclimb, freestyle and Dash
for Cash events. The excitement of plenty of crashes, position shifting and
close finishes will keep the crowd entertained throughout both days. With a
bird’s eye view, the crowd never misses any of the action and there will be
plenty of that.
There are almost 150 races over the two-day event and with
Klim as the event’s main sponsor so there’s plenty for the spectators to enjoy as
well as receive in free giveaways and raffle prizes. The snocross, hillcross
and hillclimb are all done on snowmobiles, which keeps the crowd entertained
with these unusual events. The hillclimb will be run right up the main face of Schweitzer Mountain, in full view of the crowd for
all the spectacular action.
The snobikes keep everyone in awe of this new technology.
Picture a dirt motorcycle with both wheels removed and a ski attached up front,
with a special patented snowmobile track in back. Timbersled is sponsoring the
snobike event this year and is building a specially designed track for the
boondocking aspect of snobikes to give the racers what they and you want to
make this event phenomenal.
Besides all the racing happening that weekend there is also
some other events you won’t want to miss. There will be a professional
freestyle show with awesome snowmobile stunts both on Saturday and Sunday, but
also at a special exhibition planned for right after the races on Saturday.
There will also be an autograph session with local Pro riders from all classes
of snowmobile and snobike racing.
Mountain’s Taps bar and
restaurant will be open with a great view of all the action for a great party,
lunch and dinner, and dancing. Kozmik Dreams band will be rocking out the tunes
Saturday night in Taps, so bring your dancing shoes and plan to stay overnight
on the mountain. If you call for reservations, please mention that you are
coming for Sledfest and get a special discount.
Trophies will be provided for all amateur classes, ranging
from snobikes to Juniors to Semi-Pro to Pro to hillclimb. And the new Dash for
Cash will draw a lot of racers because it is all about getting the top three prizes,
which is simply a lot of cash. Many first time riders, in both the snocross and
hillcross will walk up to the podium by placing first, second or third.
Nathan Blaylock Klim
Nathan Lee Blaylock of Idaho
Falls, had a job of a lifetime with Klim since 2008.
He handled snowmobile promotions, events and managed the sponsorship division.
Tragically, he passed away Aug. 12, 2011, at the age of 33. Survivors include
his wife, Holly; sons, Parker, Joshua and Ethan; and daughter, Grace.
Nathan used his creativity at Klim every day and was also the
company’s action sport photographer and his photographs were published in their
national catalogs. Nate led Klim to some of its most rewarding grassroots and
global motorsports organizations, such as numerous land-use conservation
groups, access activist and riding advocacy groups representing all sports and
seasons, having all directly benefitted from Nate’s pure creativity and simple
hard work. His job took him many places in the country where he was able to
ride snowmobiles and dirt bikes and was able to meet an assortment of people
which led to meaningful sponsorships and charities.
In honor of Nathan, Klim is sponsoring an auction at
Sledfest to benefit his wife and four children. Klim is donating many products
for the auction and is asking anyone who would like to donate items as well, to
please contact Sledfest’s director Jeff York. The auction will take place on
Saturday, April 14 during the Sledfest event at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.
This auction will show Nathan that his extended family at Klim and all the
people he met and knew in his job appreciate his contributions and dedication
to the world of power sports. Please join us for this tribute auction and show
Thanks to Sledfest, LLC, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Klim
and Mountain West Racing for putting on this awesome event.
For more information, contact Jeff York (208) 659-1282 or Anita
Pielaet (208) 755-5619 or www.sledfest.net.
Racers should register through Mountain West Racing: www.mountainwestracing.com.