Elk River, MN - Extremity Games, an extreme sports competition for athletes with limb loss or limb difference, will host the first-ever Adaptive Snocross Clinic Dec. 29 at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN, with a race to follow Thursday, Dec. 30.
Winter X Games Adaptive Snocross Gold Medalist "Monster" Mike Schultz will run the clinic, along with help from Silver Medalist Jim Wazny.
The Adaptive Snocross race is a part of the six race ERX Grassroots Snocross Series. Located just on the outskirts of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, ERX has developed a family-friendly atmosphere for racers and fans alike. The popular Thursday night racing series offers classes for every caliber of rider and every type of machine. The "run what ya brung" atmosphere and great value, (tickets are just $10 with kids 12 and under free), has made ERX the talk of the snowmobile industry.
"Hosting the Extremity Games race and clinic seemed like the perfect fit for ERX," said spokesman Pat Bourgeois. "We want ERX to be a place where everyone feels at home. Many of us know Mike (Schultz) personally and his perseverance and determination has been nothing short of amazing. To have the opportunity to watch Mike and other gifted adaptive athletes compete will be both exciting and inspiring."
All athletes with limb loss or limb difference are invited to attend both the clinic and Extremity Games race. Cost for the clinic is $150, which includes a special session on starts, cornering techniques, moguls and jumps, in addition to two off-track segments that cover mental and sled preparation. Riders must provide their own equipment, including a snowmobile.
For more information on the clinics, visit www.erxmotorpark.com or call (763) 274-7072.
"Monster" Mike Schultz and Jim Wazny have been invited back to compete in the Adaptive Snocross competition at ESPN's Winter X Games 15 in Aspen, CO, Jan. 27-30, 2011. Other invited riders are Jesse Gildea, Doug Henry, Chris Heppding and Jeff Tweet. This is the third consecutive Adaptive Snocross race at Winter X Games.