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5th Annual Sledfest To Be Biggest Yet

Published online: Apr 10, 2013 News
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The 5th Annual Sledfest will be held at Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, ID, April 19-21. The last four years were big but Sledfest organizers are promising this year's event to be even better.

Amateur and professional men and women racers will provide entertainment in hillcross, hilldrag, hillclimb and Dash for Cash events. The excitement of plenty of action, position shifting and close finishes should keep the crowd entertained through all three days. With a bird's-eye view, the crowd never misses any of the action and there will be plenty of that.

There will be almost 150 races over the three-day event and with Klim as Sledfest's main sponsor, there will be plenty for spectators to enjoy and receive in free giveaways and raffle prizes.

The hillcross and hillclimb are all done on snowmobiles and snowbikes. The hillclimb will be run right up the main face of Schweitzer Mountain, in full view of the crowd for all the action.

The snowbikes keep everyone in awe of this new technology. If you've yet to see a snowbike, picture a dirt bike with both wheels removed with a ski attached up front and a special patented snowmobile track in back. Timbersled is sponsoring the snowbike event this year and is building a specially designed track for snowbike boondocking to give the racers and spectators what they want to make this event exciting.

Schweitzer Mountain's Taps bar and restaurant will be open with a great view of all the action for a great party, lunch, dinner or get-together. Spectators and riders alike can plan to stay overnight on the mountain. If you call for reservations and mention that you are coming for Sledfest, you'll get a special discount

Trophies will be provided for all classes from snowbikes to Juniors to Semi-Pro to Pro to hillclimb. Event organizers expect the new Dash for Cash to draw a lot of racers because it is all about getting the top three cash prizes. Many first time riders in both the snocross and hillcross will walk up to the podium by placing first, second or third.

RMSHA Hillclimb Championships

This is the second  year that RMSHA will have its hillclimb championships as part of Sledfest. The semi-finals will take place Friday with the finals on Saturday morning. RMSHA (Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association) is the premier snowmobile hillclimb association known all across the North American snowbelt for providing safe, competitive racing for the top athletes and teams in the sport. RMSHA brings together the finest professional and amateur athletes in the sport and provides the best, most technically challenging courses. A good day at a RMSHA race combines speed, competition and, quite often, some spectacular crashes and saves.

Check RMSHA out at www.rmsha.com for racer registration and more information.

For more information, contact Sledfest directors Jeff York at (208) 659-1282 or Anita Pielaet at (208) 755-5619, or visit Sledfest's website or Facebook page.

Racers can register at Sledfest's website for hillcross and hilldrag and at RMSHA's website for the hillclimb event.