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Poirier Sweeps Valcourt Pro & Triple Crown Valcourt, Quebec (Feb. 23, 2015) — Four-time and defending northeastern regional snocross champion Danny Poirier put in a career-best performance over the weekend, sweeping four Pro Open finals in three days as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round seven at the prestigious Ski-doo Grand Prix of Valcourt.
Poirier Sweeps Pro at Magic Mtn. LONDONDERRY, Vermont (March 9, 2015) — Four-time and defending Pro Open champion Danny Poirier swept the Pro finals over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round 8 of its nine-race 2015 schedule at the Magic Mountain ski area.
Poirier Sweeps Pro finals in North Adams NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (Feb. 16, 2015) — Four-time and defending regional snocross champion Danny Poirier swept both Pro finals over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round six of its nine-race 2015 schedule at The Range in historic North Adams.
Poirier, Acker Notch Final round wins in Salamanca SALAMANCA, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2015) — Defending and four-time Pro Open champion Danny Poirier and Pro Lite veteran Wade Acker notched final round victories in their respective classes Saturday, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round 5 at the Seneca Allegeny Casino and Resort.
Brunelle, Poirier split Pro finals at Snow Ridge Turin, NY (Feb. 3, 2015) — Veteran snowmobile racers Lucas Brunelle and Danny Poirier each claimed a Pro final over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round 4 at the beautiful Snow Ridge Ski Resort.
Dahlgren Sweeps Pro Finals at Schaghticoke Schaghticoke, NY (Jan. 18, 2015) — Swedish snocross sensation Johan Dahlgren made a clean sweep of the Pro classes over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross completed Round 2 of its nine-race 2015 schedule at the historic Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.
Morin, Poirier Split Pro in Bangor   Bangor, ME (Jan. 15, 2015) — Veteran snowmobile racers Mathieu Morin and Danny Poirier earned final round victories last weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) opened its 2015 season with the inaugural Paul Bunyan International at historic Bass Park in Bangor, Maine. Morin, of Val-d'Or, QC, snuck past his Ingles Performance/Ski-doo teammate Poirier on the final lap Sunday to notch his first win of the young season. Poirier powered to victory in Saturday's grueling 13-lap final with a wire-to-wire dominant performance.
Granite Gorge Launches New Season of Racing   Keene, NH (Dec. 6-7, 2014) — Despite reduced entries due to rain, a solid number of racers took advantage of the new wrinkle in the East Coast Snocross competition schedule for the 2014-2015 season, Hillcross racing at Granite Gorge. Exciting 4-wide racing up the Granite Gorge slope saw a wide variety of racers and sleds grabbing throttle for a variety of class titles.

Season finale at Peek ‘N Peak Resort on Tap for East Coast Snocross Series

CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Mar. 17, 2015) — For the first time in three years, the sights and sounds of championship snowmobile racing return to Chautauqua county, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) prepares for its 2015 season finale on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, at the beautiful Peek 'n Peak Resort in Findley Lake, New York.

Spectator gates open at 9 a.m. each day, with early qualifying rounds already in progress. Admission is $15 per day for adults, or $25 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes valid through the entire weekend will be available for an extra $10.

Leading the charge into Findley Lake is Pro division point leader Danny Poirier. The four-time champion (2004, 2009, 2012, 2014) from St. Theodore QC, is poised to secure his fifth championship aboard his Ingles Performance Ski-doo after a dominant season with multiple final round wins.

Swedish invader Johan Dahlgren is another Pro rider to watch as he chases Poirier in Findley Lake. Dahlgren is in the U.S. this winter riding for Team Southside/Polaris, and has been impressive all season. The Pro Open class has delivered great thrills for fans at every stop on the circuit.

Riders to watch in the talent-filled Pro-Lite division include point leader Cody Paolella (Wallingford, CT/Polaris); Wade Acker (Bristol, VT/Ski-doo); and Chris Coleman (Albany, NY/Polaris). The Pro Lite riders will also compete in the Pro class at Peek 'n Peak as they prepare for their first full-time Pro efforts in 2015-2016.

Along with a full card points racing in the Pro and Semi-Pro divisions, Round 9 at Peek 'n Peak will also feature some great battles in the Sport, Women and Junior divisions. The riders in these developmental classes work just as hard during race weekends while enjoying some great quality time with their families.

Conveniently located just a short drive from several major interstate highways, the Peek 'N Peak Resort and Spa is home to winter's perfect playground. This multi-generational gathering place is ideal for families and groups looking to enjoy the snow on and off the slopes.

Along with a host of restaurants, a ski school, indoor pool and playground, the mountain offers 27 perfectly-groomed trails serviced by eight lifts. Peek 'N Peak also features miles of cross-country terrain for skiing and snowshoeing. To learn more, go to www.pknpk.com.


 

ECS Officials Announce Partnership with Dayco Products

Dayco ProductsCLARKSBURG, Mass. (Dec. 31, 2014) — Officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) and Dayco Products, LLC., are pleased to announce a new marketing partnership for the 2014-2015 season.

The agreement makes Dayco the 'Official Belt' of ECS, and for good reason. For over 100 years, Dayco has manufactured automotive belts, hoses and other key items. They offer a line of drive belts for snowmobiles unsurpassed in quality and performance.

"All of us at East Coast Snocross are honored to welcome Dayco into our family of valued marketing partners," ECS owner Kurt Gagne said. "This is one of the nation's most established and respected brands. We're going to show our race teams and fans all season that Dayco belts are the number one choice for their machines. With rugged reliability and top performance, we know Dayco is the finest product available."

Read more: ECS Officials Announce Partnership with Dayco Products

 

Feature Events Return in 2015

The Feature Events will be returning to the ECS schedule again in 2015. The Feature Event classes will include: 1 warm-up lap, extra lap(s) in the final, special Feature Event awards for the top three finishers and a podium presentation and interview after the race. The Saturday Featured Event will once again be sponsored by our friends at Woody's Traction. Our Sunday Featured Event will be sponsored by the great folks at Amsoil.

Woody's and Amsoil Feature Event Classes

Race Event Woody's Traction Saturday Feature Class Amsoil Sunday Feature Class
Bass Park - Bangor, ME Junior 14-15 Stock 600cc Plus 25/30
Schaghticoke, NY Junior 10-13 Stock 500cc Pro-Lite 600cc
Snow Ridge - Turin, NY Junior 8-10 Stock 300cc Pro Women Stock 600cc
The Range - N. Adams, MA Sport Super Stock 600cc Junior 16-17 Stock 600cc
Magic Mtn. - Londonderry, VT Junior 8-10 500cc Limited Pro-Am
Peek'n Peak - Clymer, NY Junior 10-13 Stock 600cc Women Sport Stock 600

 


 

 

Hillcross Debut at Granite Gorge Launches New Era for ECS

HillXlogoClarksburg, Mass. (Dec. 1, 2014) — Sanctioned snowmobile racing in New England resumes this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) kicks off its fifth season with the debut of Hillcross competition at the beautiful Granite Gorge ski area on Rte. 9 in Roxbury Center, New Hampshire.

Spectator gates open at 9 a.m. each day. Admission is $15 per day for adults, with weekend passes available for $25. Children age 7 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes valid through the weekend are available for an extra $10.

Hillcross racing offers spectators a chance to witness riders in Pro, Trail, Ditch Banger and Junior classes as they launch up the slope. When it was recently brought back into the prestigious ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Hillcross returned to the spotlight in winter powersports. It's fast, it's colorful, and it's exhilarating. It's also a true test of man and machine under nature's finest backdrop.

Read more: Hillcross Debut at Granite Gorge Launches New Era for ECS

 

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