3rd Annual Sledfest Had `Em Jumpin'

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The annual Sledfest at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in northern Idaho is one event you won't want to miss next year.


The recent 3rd annual event had more than 60 riders and a packed house of spectators to watch two days of snocross, hillcross, hill drags and a freestyle show. The event was so successful that Schweitzer provided buses for spectators to its lower parking lot and had Taps open with upstairs seating for those who wanted a warm place to watch all the action.


Saturday's racing included racers from all over the Northwest and Canada, with many racers attending their third time for this annual event. Each year the event is attracting more racers, both amateur and professional. Snowmobiles and snobikes entertained the crowd with plenty of action in the snocross, including the finals for all classes.


Sunday's racing included hillcross and hill drag races and the finals, along with a freestyle show of both snowmobiles and snobikes.


Derek Driggs, a professional snobike racer, took his skills and snobike to the max when he broke a world jumping record of 102 feet on a snobike. Driggs had the jump recorded so he can submit it to the Guinness Book of World Records.


There were many people and sponsors who made this event spectacular, including, but not limited to, the Idaho National Guard, Hooters, Klim, Timbersled, Bud Light from Centennial Beverage, Panorama Plus Photography and Parker Toyota. Thanks to all the local sponsors and vendors who made this event possible too, because without them our community could not have events like this one.


To see photos of this year's event, visit Panorama Plus Photography at www.panoramaplus.net.


For more details about next year's event, visit www.sledfest.net.

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