CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Jan. 23, 2018) – After a successful season opener in southwestern New Hampshire, race teams and officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are headed north for the EMCC Foundation’s Dysart’s Snocross this coming weekend, Jan. 27-28, at Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine.
Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $10 per day for adults or $15 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes for those wanting an up-close look at the teams as they work on their machines are available for an extra $10.
Leading the charge into Bangor is Pro racer Mike Pilotte, of Fall River, Massachusetts. Pilotte won the Final last Saturday in Winchester and finished second behind Vermont veteran Leo Patenaude on Sunday. Their battle for top honors in 2018 will only increase in intensity at Speedway 95.
Some of the riders to watch in the Pro Lite class include Brad Tatro and Dylan Roes, who both notched Final round wins last weekend; Marco Travaglini, Michael Newman, Dalton Jacquier, Tucker Kierstead, Wade Acker and Ryan Dupont. All of these athletes have matured and will be fast all season.
Along with a full slate of action in Pro and Pro Lite, the Dysart’s Snocross in Bangor will also include some great action in the Sport, Women and Junior divisions. It takes support classes to fill out any card of racing, and the ECS Conx2share series is blessed with strong participation across the board.
The Dysart’s Snocross will also feature a Trail Stock class for those looking to give snocross a try for the first time. This is where aggressive trail riders with a desire to compete can test their skills in a safe environment. The weekend will also include races for kids ages 6 to 10 on 120cc machines on a separate, smaller track. The stars of tomorrow’s Pro class learn what racing is all about.
This year’s annual Dysart’s Snocross at Speedway 95 is presented by the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation, raising funds for student programs at one of Maine’s finest institutions for higher learning. The event is made possible by several gracious local partners, including Bangor Motorsports, Lane Construction, J.M. Brown Construction, Chase Toys, Inc., and Darling’s Auto.
Speedway 95 is a 1/3-mile paved oval located on the Odlin Road in Hermon, just off Exit 180 on Interstate 95. With a full card of short track stock car racing every Saturday night during the summer season, Speedway 95 has been entertaining central Maine race fans since 1966. Among the highlights of each season is a visit by the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models.
The East Coast Snocross Conx2share Series, presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR, is an ISR-affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the northeastern United States. ECS maintains a regional circuit intended to keep grassroots snocross racing healthy in this part of the country, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed national Pro teams.