Snowmobiles, Motorcycles and Live Band at 29th AMSNOW Super Sled Shootout
MARTIN, Mich. – Gowen’s Jeff Kerridge, last year’s undisputed King of the Outlaws, shares center stage this weekend with NHRA Pro Stock Snowmobile standouts Glenn Hall of Gordon, Wis., Scotty Hagen of Oxford and Tina Duncanson of Acton, Ont., in the 29th renewal of the AMSNOW Super Sled Shootout at US 131 Motorsports Park.
Moreover, for the seventh straight year, the world’s fastest snowmobiles will split track time with Dash for Cash motorcycles racing in honor of the late Tim Mills, former IDBA World Finals-winning rider, promoter and creator of the original Dash for Cash motorcycle series in Muncie, Ind.
The two-wheel contingent will race for more than $8,000 in Pro ET and Street ET, in the Midwest Hand Clutch Shootout, Top Gas and the unique Grudge and Pro Exhibition class. A live performance by the band Masquerade will apply an exclamation point to the Saturday program.
The Dash for Cash is structured to pay back 100 percent of the entry fees collected in the ET classes.
The snowmobile/cycle action will begin Friday with private testing session from 11am until 5pm. On Saturday, Hall, Hagen, Duncanson and 2016 race winner and 2017 runner-up Louie Wirbel of Marion will race for the Pro Stock title while Kerridge defends in the Outlaw 1000 event contested on the 1000ft.
The Pro Stock lineup is star-studded. Hall, who is the defending champion at US 131 as well as the 2015 winner, most recently prevailed in the NHRA pro tour event last August in Brainerd, Minn. The 2014 National Snowmobile Drag Racing Association champion, Hagen won earlier this year at Columbus, Ohio and Duncanson, the 2016 Super Sled runner-up, was the NHRA winner at Epping, N.H. She also turned heads a year ago when she posted the quickest time among the Pro Stockers at 8.280 seconds.
On Sunday, Kerridge is expected back to defend at the eighth mile distance at which he stopped the timers in 4.690 seconds at 157.95 mph a year ago en route to a final round victory over Nick Cach of Pinkney.
In the Outlaw 1000, Kerridge is expected to face strong challenges from 2016 winner Cody Lavasseur of North Bay, Ontario, along with brothers Kyle and Kelly Shilts of New Richmond, Wis., the former an Outlaw eighth mile winner in 2015 and the latter runner-up to Todd Serra of Commerce Township in 2016.
For adults, daily gate admission is $15. Tickets for children 6-12 are $5 with children under six free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Free parking and a pit pass are included with each ticket.