Big payouts up for grabs in snocross
ISOC and Woody’s offer up more a $250,000
Story by Snowmobile.com Staff, Dec. 11, 2008Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
In addition, a year-end Sled Head 24/7 Manufacturer’s Cup has been announced, adding an additional $10,000 to the manufacturer who accumulates the most year-end points in the four main event classes: Pro-Stock, Pro-Open, Semi-Pro Stock and Semi-Pro Open. Points will be awarded throughout the season, with only the points from the top finisher for each brand accounted for.
To see the full payout details visit ISOC Purse on the official AMSOIL Championship Snocross (ACSS) website.
Beyond the ISOC payouts, a new $86,000 twist has been added to the mix for the ACSS with the Woody’s Team Challenge. The Woody’s Team Challenge is a race weekend and year-end, Pro and Semi-Pro cumulative points chase.
The program is designed to reward the best performing ‘team’ for the race weekend and the season by combining the best finishing points for each team in Pro Stock, Pro-Open, Semi-Pro Stock and Semi-Pro Open. There will be $6,000 up for grabs each weekend for the top three finishing teams, with the best performing team of the weekend receiving $3,000; second place $2,000 and third place $1,000.
“We are excited and proud to deliver the Woody’s Team Challenge to the teams affiliated with ISOC,” says Rob Mussleman, president of International Engineering, the company which designs and manufacturers Woody’s traction products. “The idea behind the Woody’s Team Challenge is to reward consistent performance from every rider and every member of a race team in both the Pro and Semi-Pro classes.”
When the points are tallied at the close of the season, the best performing team will garner an additional $10,000, while the second through fifth place teams will earn $7,500, $3,750, $2,500 and $1,250 respectively.
Teams who champion both Pro and Semi-Pro riders from their big rig will obviously have the best chance to take home the cash and that, according to ISOC President John Daniels, is the message the program is intended to deliver.
“The (Woody’s) Team Challenge will encourage more Pro Teams to consider adding a few Semi-Pro riders to their roster in the coming seasons,” says Daniels. “One of our goals at ISOC is to help this sport grow and bring new riders up through the ranks and into the Pro spotlight. The Woody’s Team Challenge is a program to do just that.”
Only the top finishing rider in each class from each team will earn points towards the Woody’s Team Challenge payout. As an example, if two professional riders who ride for the same team finishing first and second in Pro-Stock, only the first place points will be awarded to the team.
Fans can check in to see where their favorite teams and riders rank in the Team Challenge and in the overall points battle all season long by visiting National Points on the official website.