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The Sno Barons of Blaine, Minn. have been honored by the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) as the first annual recipient of the Snowmobile Club of the Year Award.

No other snowmobile club has achieved the level of excellence the Sno Barons have when it comes to producing a nationally recognized major snowmobile event. Their Haydays event in September kicks off the snowmobile season, not only in Minnesota but also nationally as hundreds of vendors and tens of thousands of snowmobilers pack the show grounds. Proceeds from the event have been parceled out to scores of clubs for snowmobile projects benefiting the sport.

ISHOF President Scott Eilerston made the award announcement at the Sno Barons Christmas in December.

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Just in time for Winter X Games 14, ESPN and 2XL bring you X Games SnoCross.

Billed as “the ultimate snowmobile racing and freestyle experience for your iPhone and iPod touch,” X Games SnoCross aims to bring you as close to the action as possible.

Let loose with your inner Tucker Hibbert or Levi LaVallee on one of six snocross race tracks and two freestyle tracks. You can ride and compete on courses based on the Winter X Games 14 snocross and freestyle competitions.

We haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but the trailer (available after the jump) looks damned impressive. Up to five users can race against each other via Wi-Fi using the eight preset control schemes, including Responsive Tilt Steering.

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Michigan snowmobilers have a new raceway in their own backyard. Infinity Raceway is located in Mancelona, Mich., which just west of Gaylord.

The facility held its first races on Saturday, Jan. 23. Snow drags are scheduled all winter, but Infinity Raceway will not be shutting down once the snow melts. Snowmobile shows and grass drags are scheduled throughout the summer months.

Infinity Raceway features four 25-foot wide racing lanes, accurate timing sytems, and LED scoreboards and displays.

For more information, visit InfinityRaceway.com

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Often times us press types have heated discussions around the water cooler or thoughts that pass under the helmet that are not fit to print within the context of a feature or news story. Whether it be quick impressions of a brand new sled, travel adventures from the road or just funny things we share to entertain each other at the office, we never quite know what to do with them. Well, they can now be found here at our very own blog. We will be regularly uploading our very own raves and rants with the ability for comment from you, our faithful audience.

Our hope is this blog will serve as a quirky add-on that will provide some interesting information and entertainment that you won’t find anywhere else.

Ride safe and pray for snow,
Snowmobile.com Team

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Chances are you didn’t catch it in the theater, but a movie involving snowmobilers and zombie Nazis was released this past June called “Dead Snow.” I can’t believe I just typed that sentence.

It seems a group of students decided to take a snowmobiling trip in the mountains of Norway. Unfortunately, this particular area is home to some fairly ornery zombie Nazis. Let the fun begin!

After watching the trailer, we’d probably call this flick a horror/dark comedy. Sure, the zombies might be scary, but the premise is so ridiculous it can’t help but be funny. The trailer shows a bit of snowmobile action, including a snowmobile outfitted with a World War II machine gun which is used to wreak havoc on the undead. Watch the trailer after the break.

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