March 30, 2012

4th Annual Sledfest Is Right Around The Corner




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 this year.

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.

Schweitzer 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 Tribute Auction

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 your support.

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.




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