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The Official Publication of the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs AWSC Executive Board President Dave Newman

CONTENTS September 2022 • Vol. 38 No. 1

dnewman@ceas.coop

Vice President Lori Heideman racingator@wctc.net

Treasurer Lauren Levey llevey17@gmail.com

Secretary Sue Smedegard suesmed@gmail.com

Executive Director Michael Holden holdenmach@outlook.com

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The first issue of WSN for the season is jammed with a lot of critical snowmobile information revolving in/around Wisconsin and the AWSC. Thank you for being an involved member and taking the time to enjoy our publication. Have a great riding season!

FEATURES 20 La Crossed - A Detailed Look at the AWSC Directors Meeting

La Crosse, Wisconsin was host to the AWSC Directors Meeting. There’s a lot of reading material to take in with this coverage!

24 AWSC Convention - Highlighted The AWSC Convention was packed with awards, recognition, news and most importantly, snowmobilers from Wisconsin.

DEPARTMENTS 7 President 8 Notes from the VP 9 Office Insights 10 Queen’s Corner 11 Youth Perspective

18 Industry News 19 AWSC News 27 Club News 29 Events

On the Web

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Upcoming AWSC Meetings

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Please Note: You have 60 days from order date to report undelivered/lost trail passes to the AWSC office. Any trail pass order reported outside of 60 days will be have to be re-ordered at members cost.

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PRESIDENT’S COMMUNIQUE

AN AWSC UPDATE By: Dave Newman

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elcome back to the first issue of WSN. As is typical for the September issue, we have a lot to cover. Without going into too much detail, we are covering the highlights of the March AWSC Convention. After not having the Convention for the past two years, it was great to see a huge crowd with nearly 600 attendees. Our keynote speaker was the DNR Secretary, Preston Cole, and I thought he did an impressive job. We were able to recognize five more Snowmobile Friendly Communities and hand out plaques to our retiring directors and reps. As something new on Saturday afternoon, we provide an opportunity to question a panel consisting of the members of the Snowmobile Rec Council and Jillian Steffes, DNR Grant Manager. According to the feedback we received, this was much appreciated by everyone. In front of the 360 attending the banquet, we presented scholarships to 13 deserving youth,

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event was great, with over 60 of us in attendance. ISC included informative speakers and breakout sessions along with the meetings of numerous snowmobile organizations. Trespassing and avalanche safety were the hot topic this year. In the ACSA (American Council of Snowmobile Associations) meeting we discussed ways to combat trespassing with other state associations. ACSA will be holding a trespass slogan contest again this fall and we would like to compile a list of trails that have been lost because of trespassing. If you have examples, please let me know. We also heard from western states regarding concerns with proposed “oversnow vehicle” plans in their national forests.

I attended many other events over the summer including the 2022 International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) held in Dubuque, Iowa. Wisconsin member representation for this year’s

The Western & Midwest Chapters, which consisted of state associations in those regions have both preceded with dissolution of the organizations. Now that ACSA

and I presented my annual President’s Cup to longtime Sheboygan County Director, Mike Holden. WISCONSIN DNR In May we met with some of the DNR staff. One topic for the meeting was the use of business names on informational signs located on state property. We had hoped to come to a solution allowing for them in spite of the restrictions currently in the state statutes. With the DNR attorneys interpreting the law differently than we had hoped, we didn’t find a solution at that meeting, but it did give us some options to take back to our summer director meeting.

has set up trail and mountain riding groups, most of what was being discussed in the Western and Midwest chapter meetings had become repetitive and unnecessary. INTERNATIONAL SNOWMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (ISMA) DATES ISMA announced Snowmobile Safety Week will be January 14-22, 2023 and Snowmobile Day will happen on October 29, as a day to celebrate the snowmobiling community and begin preparations for the upcoming season. ISMA wants to support Snowmobile Day in North America by offering up to $400 to snowmobile clubs planning a Snowmobile Day celebration. The AWSC summer director’s meeting was held in LaCrosse on July 31. Look for details from that meeting in this issue. THINK SNOW!

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VP NOTES

Let’s Make Some Changes Lori Heideman – Vice President

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t our summer directors meeting change was mentioned. Change for some is a very scary word, but sometimes change is needed to make things better. The dictionary says change is to make the form, or content, or future course of something different from what it is or what it would be if left alone. And in today’s society change happens on an hourly basis, especially in technology. Computers and phones are obsolete almost as soon as you purchase them. So, in the snowmobile club, change means many different things. It may mean us older members should relinquish our leadership roles and instead become mentors to the younger generation. Change may mean we show someone else how to groom. It may also mean we find different ways of doing things. One of the scariest phrases used today, “That’s the way we’ve always done it.”

One change we all affect is elections. It is very important to know who you are voting for, and what they stand for, or what their views are. Voting is important at all levels of government. Know your local politicians and once elected invite them to your meetings. Know your senators and assemblymen, some day you may need their input and again, invite them to your meetings. And finally know your legislators in Washington DC. Get out and vote. Change is good. We have the pleasure of watching our KAOS members become involved in their counties, clubs and at the executive level of the AWSC. They make great leaders and they represent the AWSC so well. They have so many more opportunities to be involved at different levels than we ever had. For example, two of our past miss snowflakes sit on the Governor’s Rec Council. Look at the kids we send to ISC, they are routinely asked to speak on youth and their input is valued. They are already embracing changes. Let’s face it, some of us have been around for many years and most times it has been for way longer than we had anticipated. So, change is good. Let the younger members be your social media guides. Vote that new treasurer in and let them get some experience. All these changes help make your club much healthier and a much happier place to meet people. Everyone benefits from letting that new member participate. They may even have experience in something that may help you as a club, such as fundraising or grooming. So, let’s make this year a year of change. Let’s embrace the younger members in our snowmobile clubs. Let’s mentor those who want to be in a leadership position and teach them how to be better leaders than we are. Let’s get out and vote and let’s make some good changes. See you on the trail!

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OFFICE INSIGHTS

RENEW YOUR AWSC MEMBERSHIP AND MORE

By: Stormy Hovey – Office Manager OW what a year! Is everyone as ready as I am to start winter? We have been doing our snow dances here in the office on a regular basis. I want to start by thanking the membership chairs for their patience as we went through our software upgrade which was bothersome to most. You weren’t alone, and I think most of the bugs have surfaced and we should be running smoothly from here on out!

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very safely say that AJ did a wonderful job this year!! Please remember to thank her for her support and all the hard work she put into her reign when you see her. We are working very hard here in the office preparing for the Fall Workshop. Fall Workshop will be at the Central Wisconsin Convention Center, Rothschild, WI, October 21-23. There are two hotels we have room blocks at and the hotel information is listed below. Can’t wait to see all of you there, please call the office if you have any questions. Hospitality Rooms: We have four clubs that will be sponsoring hospitality rooms. I say this because the hospitality rooms will be at the Stoney Creek Hotel, this hotel is the hotel that is located across the street from the convention center/Holiday Inn. Please note this is not a long walk and is a shorter walk from Stoney Creek Hotel to the Convention Center than the walk at the Wilderness.

AWSC MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER At the time of writing this article we had over 5,000 members. I would like to remind everyone that your AWSC membership expired on 6/30/22, and you will need to renew your membership prior to ordering your trail pass. You will need a current AWSC membership and current registration of your snowmobile. Your order won’t process if those two steps are incomplete.

Registration: Online registration is available online (awsc.org) or by printing the form on the website and using the mail. Registration is $25, with the Banquet $32. Early Bird registration and prepaid Banquet ends Wednesday, October 5, 2022. After October 5, the registration goes to $35, you can register at the Workshop ($35) but banquet tickets will be limited if you wait to purchase them then.

CLUB MAILING The office sent out the 2022-2023 club mailing in August. Information was mailed to all club membership chairs and emailed to all club officers. If you are not receiving this information – please check the emails of your officers and the address of your membership chair. If you need another copy sent to you please contact the office. Included in this mailing was website/database information, office information, workshop information and Miss Snowflake information.

Hotel Information: Holiday Inn & Suites, Rothschild, WI. Reservations can be made by calling 715-355-1111 using Block Code WSC. Reservations can also be made online at www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/rothschild/ wauwi/hoteldetail. Room rates are at a group rate of $125 plus tax.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION INFO You can find workshop registration/information on the AWSC website (awsc.org). The Miss Snowflake Application is also on the website. As we close out Miss Snowflake’s 2021-2022 term, I think we can

Stoney Creek Hotel, Rothschild, WI. Reservations can be made by calling 715-355-3858 and telling them that you are with the snowmobile association. Room rates are a group rate of $89 plus tax. The workshop agenda is still being worked on. It will be available in October.

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QUEEN’S CORNER

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y summer has been full of events taking me to each corner of Wisconsin and even Iowa! Here’s how I spent my summer… In May, I spent a lot of time attending events up north including the Three Lakes Trails Golf Outing, Cross Country Cruisers Appreciation Dinner/Snowmobile Friendly Community presentation and the Classic Sled Round-Up in Saint Germain.

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The first four days in July I attended three different parades, then stopped at the Taste N’ Glow in Wausau with 50,000 attendees and is hosted by a snowmobile club! The Grantsburg World Championship Watercross races followed, and I rode passenger for three laps with 3-Peat World Champion, David Fischer! Rounding out the month was Wisconsin Valley Sno Jets Club Picnic and the summer directors meeting in La Crosse. Whew! August started off throwing the first pitch (a strike) at a snowshoe baseball game in Lake Tomahawk, then two stops in Price County (Sno Gypsies Flambeau Rama Parade and Frank Dussek Celebration) and capped off a quick trip to Rhinelander Rotary to speak of the importance of snowmobiling. As of this writing its mid-August and I just finished an awesome KAOS camping trip down the Kickapoo River and even squeezed in a same-weekend, across-the-state appearance at the Invaders of Fremont Snowmobile Club Chicken BBQ and Corn Roast. I cooked over 600 half chickens and became a master chicken flipper! It’s so sad to think my reign as Miss Snowflake is almost over and I will be passing my crown to the next deserving lady in two months. I have met the most incredible people in the last 10 months which has strengthened my love and passion for the sport of snowmobiling. Thank you all! The application for 2022-2023 Miss Snowflake will be out soon (awsc.org) and if you know any young ladies ages 16-22 please encourage her to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity.


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YOUTH PERSPECTIVES

KAOS TAKES ON IOWA By: Tia Fuchs, Rock County Youth Advisor & KAOS VP

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n June, seven KAOS youth members attended the International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) meeting held in Dubuque, Iowa. They sat-in during an ACSA (American Council of Snowmobile Associations) meeting and even participated by giving some insight from a youth perspective. The off-site event was the Field of Dreams movie site where they helped collect tickets upon entry. Afterwards, they toured the house and enjoyed some delicious food from a few food trucks. The following day consisted of educational breakout sessions, the informational groomer reception and we had an adventurous experience zip lining! We spent our last day touring the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and during the banquet that night we surprised our KAOS President, Rachyl Burzinski, with the ACSA Young Snowmobiler of the Year award. The ISC planned a great time for everyone. We met new people and enjoyed the company of familiar faces. Get ready ISC 2023, KAOS will see you in Moline, Illinois.

ANNUAL KAOS CAMPING WEEKEND By: Rachyl Burzinski, Rock County Youth Advisor & KAOS President KAOS held their annual camping trip in Oakdale, WI at Grangers Campground in the middle of August. It was great to see the AWSC family along with a few new faces. After breakfast on Saturday, we enjoyed a long journey on the Kickapoo River canoeing and kayaking. Later that night, we enjoyed a potluck dinner and spent the rest of the night around the fire. A huge thank you to Kate Fuchs for organizing the weekend, Grangers Campground, the bus transportation to and from Titanic canoe/kayak rentals and everyone else who attended and helped out. A fun weekend was had by all and we hope to see everyone at the AWSC Workshop in October!

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very year during the second week of June, snowmobile enthusiasts, manufacturers, suppliers, and representatives from state, provincial and national snowmobile organizations from around the world meet to celebrate the sport of snowmobiling through informative meetings at the International Snowmobile Congress. Individual participants include representatives from snowmobile and groomer manufacturers; state and federal administration, national, regional, and state snowmobile associations, local state snowmobile clubs, recreational motorized enforcement agencies; tourism and media. Leaders will meet at this conference for education, collaboration, networking, and fun! Wisconsin was well represented with 60-plus attendees. Here’s a look at their time spent at ISC in Dubuque, Iowa. Join the crew next year in Moline, Illinois.

Dubuque, IA was host of the 2022 International Snowmobile Congress — also home to the famous Field of Dreams.

KAOS members talking to ACSA on the topic of how to get youth involved at ISC.

Dave (AWSC President) and Brenda Newman, Gary & Joan Hilgendorf getting ready for the annual pre-ISC ride in Iowa.

Sam Landes has a little food and fun with the Iowa mascots after the meetings were over.

FOSPAC tickets drawn by AWSC Miss Snowflake, AJ Kreager.

Wisconsin was well represented at Banquet.

ISC was a full house in Dubuque this year.

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The KAOS group hosted the Groomer Reception. The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame named the Rome Sno Bandits their International Club of the Year, in addition to being recognized as AWSC’s Snowmobile Club of the Year.

The KAOS group had smiles on their face everywhere they went.

Dave Newman (L) and Lori Heideman (R) present at the Midwest Chapter Meeting.

Eagle River, Wisconsin’s, Trackside, was awarded ACSA’s Snowmobile Dealer of the Year

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Rachyl Burzinski was named ACSA’s Young Snowmobiler of the Year.

Every International Snowmobile Congress usually has a high profile off-site event showcasing the area attendees are visiting. This year, Dubuque chose to bus everyone to the famous Field of Dreams. Is this Heaven? No. It’s Iowa.


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Displayers from as far as Pennsylvania came to show off their outstanding collections representing the past 60 years of the Arctic Cat brand. Displaying snowmobiles, clothing, memorabilia, marketing material, ATVs and other collectables. The homecoming was sponsored by Arctic Cat and was a reuniontype atmosphere with many appearances from Team Arctic Cat racers, and race legends, who socialized about the amazing race careers they established with Arctic Cat. Among them was Roger Skime, Roger Janssen, Dave Thompson, Jim Dimmerman, Ken Bieto, Donn Eide, Dennis Zulawski, Roger Hible, Duane Lossing, Brian Sturgeon, PJ Wanderschied, Chad Dyrdahl, Greg Spaulding, Brian Espeseth, Ole Tweet, Zach Herfindahl and many more past and current Arctic Cat employees and racers/crew.

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September 10-11, 2022 Saturday and Sunday 7:00am to 5:00pm – Show Hours Saturday 12:00pm – Flyover with opening ceremonies to follow.

55th Annual Collectors Program www.haydays.com Sno Barons Club Officers 2022 Sno Barons Club Officers: President Ed Clark President Elect Greg Goodfellow Treasurer Kristin Seline Assistant Treasurer Becky Little Secretary Laurie Velve Sargent at Arms Russ Ernst Board of Directors: Mike Benson, Jim Bryant, Rob Holden, Tammy Kissick-Glubke, Bob Kollmer, Renee Lupien, Jim Seiberlich, Keith Twombley

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Saturday 9:00am – Driver Autographs Saturday 10:00am – Racing Begins Saturday 12:00pm – Opening Ceremonies Sunday 9:00am – Racing Begins Sunday 11:00am – Finals Begin For a detailed schedule with classes and times download the Hay Days App available for Apple or Android phones.

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There’s little doubt the Sno Barons are continually driven to make the Hay Days experience better for fans, vendors, and racers alike. The all-new Hay Days app, available for both Android and Apple smart phone users, will elevate your time at Hay Days this year, but putting the most important information from the biggest snowmobile and powersports event of the year right in the palm of your hand. We’ve had a chance to test an early version of the HD app, and it should make finding event locations and times, navigating the massive facil-

ity, and purchasing tickets and merchandise much easier. While the app will surely evolve and become even more robust in subsequent years, here’s what you can expect this year. • GPS maps and pin drop capabilities so you can find your location and navigate to new ones.

• Purchase advance tickets or official Hay Days merchandise • Push notifications keeping you abreast of event times, special appearances. and more.

• An events schedule for all major attractions including grass drags, mud bogs, and freestyle. • Easy to enter sweepstakes and winner notifications.

ENTER TO WIN THE SNO BARONS SWEET SWEEPSTAKES Most would consider attending Hay Days a winning day, but it could get even better if you’re one of the lucky winners in the Sno Barons Sweet Sweepstakes. Entering is fast and easy through the new Hay Days app or online at www. haydays.com, best of all no purchase is necessary. Possible prizes include new snowmobiles from Arctic Cat, Polaris or Ski-Doo, or a new four-wheeler from Yamaha. So, sign up early, and we might see you in the winner’s circle.

ELIGIBILITY Sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the United States of America who have a valid United States mailing address, have reached the age of majority in their state of residence and who have a valid e-mail account and telephone number prior to the beginning of the Entry Period. HOW TO ENTER To enter this Sweepstakes, during the Entry Period, you must complete the electronic entry form located in our Hay Days App or the electronic entry form located at www.haydays.com. Entries shall be limited to one (1) per person. Excess entries may be cause for disqualification. For complete terms and conditions, visit haydays.com for details or the Hay Days app.

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THE HEART, HISTORY, AND SOUL OF HAY DAYS

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ack in 1966, there weren’t a lot of snowmobile clubs and the sport looked very different than it does today. With the popularity of these unusual over-thesnow vehicles exploding, there were manufacturers of every shape and size looking to capitalize on the burgeoning popularity. Simultaneously, clubs began to form as well, including the Sno Barons. As with everything, only the strong would eventually survive this initial boom, of the more than 100 manufacturers that dotted the snow belt, only four remain today. The same could be said of the snowmobile clubs. Many have come and gone over the past half century, and the Sno Barons not only survived, but thrived. To be successful, be it a business, an organization, or a club you need a common goal…a purpose. For the Sno Barons that purpose is unquestionably Hay Days. Stemming from an idea that took root on a steamy summer night in 1966 over drinks at the Crooked Lake Tavern, the Sno Barons club was formed, and from it Hay Days. The list of suggested names for the newly formed club was endless. The first approved name was the Crooked Lake Sno Barons. The name later was changed to Anoka Sno Barons, then the Anoka County Sno Barons, and eventually to simply the Sno Barons. The roots of the club are still primarily in Anoka County, but today’s members are from all over the metro area, and even beyond. The first race took place in November 1967 on the site of what’s now the Majestic Oaks Golf Club, in Ham Lake, Minnesota. Early events – then known as the “Hay Day” race – took place in a single afternoon in October or November and drew racers from the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Because 6

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snow is far from certain during those months, organizers built the race surface out of alfalfa hay, hence the name “Hay Day.” As word spread about an interesting snowmobile race held on a bed of hay, its popularity grew. Events were held on a shoestring budget and the Sno Barons coordinated everything – from building the track to signing up racers to managing concessions. Long-time members recall spending endless hours preparing hundreds of pounds of sloppy joes, brats, polish sausages and hot dogs to feed hungry spectators, racers, and club members throughout the day. The event led a nomadic existence, with development forcing it to move several times until the club in 2010 purchased its


own land in Sunrise Township in Chisago County, about seven miles east of North Branch, which is now the permanent home for Hay Days. Hay Days really kicked into high gear in 1976 when the Southern Wisconsin Drag Racing Association (SWDRA) added the event to its racing circuit. Soon, racers from across the snowbelt and eventually around the world were flocking to Hay Days, and race day permanently moved to the weekend following Labor Day. In 1980 the swap meet was added, and it quickly became one of the largest buying-and-selling events of its kind anywhere. Hay Days racers come from all over the U.S. and Canada, and so do the swappers – pulling trailers overflowing with snowmobile, off-road, collectibles and a vast array of unearthed trinkets and treasures. With the growth of both the racing and the swap meet, other parts of Hay Days grew as well. Today, Hay Days represents one of the biggest, if not the biggest, powersports shows in the world. Virtually every major manufacturer and aftermarket company in both the snowmobile and off-road vehicle market are in attendance. You won’t find club members preparing thousands of hot dogs any longer, instead scores of food vendors and food trucks encompass the grounds and the Sno Barons have built four beer gardens, each close to the events and activities where the biggest crowds gather. It’s safe to say you won’t go thirsty. Today, Hay Days marks the beginning of the snowmobiling season, this “Official Start of Winter” puts the eyes of the entire global snowmobile population on this two-day event. For this reason, Hay Days has become the focal point for all the major players. Many manufacturers unveil their newest models at the event – often in grand style. There’s no question, Hay Days is a labor of love for the Sno Barons. The modern-day Hay Days is a major event, and it

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generates significant revenue…revenue that the Sno Barons use to continue to make both the Hay Days experience and the snowmobiling experience across the snowbelt better. It starts with the Hay Days grounds. Beyond the day-today costs of maintaining the facility, the Sno Barons are continually making investments to improve the infrastructure. From permanent roads, fencing, and world-class racing tracks to new structures and event experiences like this year’s Hay Days App for your smart phone — the Hay Days experience continually gets better. Beyond the venue, the Sno Barons developed a grant program to provide financial assistance to other snowmobile and off-road clubs. From bridge construction and warming

houses to trail re-routes, the Sno Barons have been helping other clubs keep the sport of snowmobiling alive and vibrant. Additional process fund scholarships for area schools and charitable causes including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Sheriffs’ Boys Ranch, local food shelves, along with police, fire, and community groups. From humble beginnings to world’s largest…the passion and soul of the Sno Barons has remained the same. If you’d like to learn more about the Sno Barons Snowmobile Club and how you can become a member, visit their website at www. snobarons.com The club is always seeking new members who are active enthusiasts and want to make a difference in the sport.

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Please note the priority for funding is given to new trail development and/or improvements to existing trails (such as bridge replacement, trail widening, signage, fencing, etc.) as well as to clubs and trail associations that have not received funds in the past.

ach year, the Sno Barons set aside a portion of the profits from the September Haydays Event and give it back to the snowmobiling community. Grants are awarded up to $1,500 and are intended to be used to support trail development and improvements. Most clubs and associations use the money for trail expansion, rerouting, bridge work, fencing and signage or put toward new grooming equipment and/or mechanical maintenance.

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Time, money, and a lot of hard work – when it comes to creating the world’s biggest snowmobile event, there’s no magic formula. Instead, it’s a labor of love for the Sno Barons and the many local clubs and organizations who working together each year seemingly pull-off the impossible – a transformation from quiet fields of Chisago County, Minnesota to an incredible collection of all things powersports with tens of thousands of fans in attendance. To find out what it really takes to bring Hay Days to life, we asked and the Sno Barons delivered with a small sampling of the resources and effort that goes into making the best snowmobile event in the world bigger and better every year. • Every year nearly all the proceeds from Hay Days are either donated or invested directly back into the infrastructure and additional improvements to the Hay Days grounds or associated costs to produce the event. • The Sno Barons are an all-volunteer club of less than 150 members. Each member is passionately dedicated to put on the best event possible. • Simply mowing the Hay Days grounds takes over 20-hours weekly, and that doesn’t take into account the fields used for swapping. • It takes more than 700 volunteer hours to prepare the event grounds each year. This primarily happens on weekends from May through August. • The fields surrounding the facility don’t go to waste. Each summer approximately 240 large round bales of hay are harvested. • To improve connectivity throughout the grounds, more than 9,000 feet of fiber optic cable has been buried. • In just the past year, the Sno Barons erected two more permanent structures, adding to the growing infrastructure.

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• More than just kindhearted, the Sno Barons board of directors has mandated that up to 20% of all profits from the event are distributed as grants or donations to clubs and organizations. • The grass drag track alone is a major undertaking with working starting early each spring and continuing throughout the summer, often weekly if not daily. • The track is not only smooth, but the club brings in a racing expert to make sure the drag strip is the best racing surface in the world. • The Sno Barons can’t do it alone. Each year they contract with several local clubs and organizations to help produce and manage the event. They include: - Wild River Snowmobile Club - Sno Ghosts Snowmobile Club - Andover SnoDragons Snowmobile Club - Babbit Snowmobile Club - Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club - Coon Rapids SnoCruisers Snowmobile Club - ABATE of Minnesota - Forest Lake Lions The Andover SnoDragons have been a part of Hay Days for several years, working tirelessly to keep the sprawling Hay Days grounds clean while having fun at the same time. WANT TO LEND A HAND? The Sno Barons are always looking for new members or volunteers. If you have a passion for snowmobiling or motorsports in general, the Sno Barons would love to have you become part of their family and Hay Days, the largest event of its kind in the world.


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PRIME TIME PLAYERS 2022 marks the 55th year the Sno Barons will celebrate Hay Days in North Branch, Minnesota — The Official Start of Winter. Midwest Rider has assembled a product highlight guide for some of the powersports industry prime supporters. We encourage you to visit their displays at the massive grass drag event as well as their websites and social media pages throughout the season. And don’t forget to stop by and visit the Midwest Rider display to say hello and pick up a free issue or two!

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Named after the term, Rime, for frost formed on cold objects by rapid freezing of water vapor, DSG’s women’s snowmobiling boots are tough enough to stand through any weather. You can style the Rime women’s insulated snow boot to your liking with the four different shoe lace colors (black, pink, blue and purple) provided with each pair. The 3M Thinsulate insulation is at an ideal weight of 800 grams for warmth while on the trail. Your coziness level will be 100% because of the faux fur soft lining throughout the interior of this women’s insulated, waterproof snowmobile boot! The toe cap gives you extra wear protection and the out sole has excellent traction for walking on snow and ice. Available in women’s shoe sizes 6-11. (Whole sizes only)

Since 1999, Rox Speed FX has been turning heads and making snowmobiles better with their premium made in the USA products. Adjustable billet handlebar risers drove the company to be one of the industry leaders and the BRX pivoting fixed-height riser for T-style steering stems is proof of their forward thinking designs. Made from Aircraft Grade 6061T6 aluminum, the BRX riser is black anodized and mounts to any snowmobile with 7/8” T-style handlebar post and is available in 2.25”, 3.25”, 4.25” and 5.25” heights. The riser will accept 7/8” or 1 1/8” handlebars on the top side and works/looks great on the new Polaris Matryx models with T-style stem.

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AWSC EDUCATES AT MOHEE AWSC participated as one of 47 stations at the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo (MOHEE) held in May at the MacKenzie Center near Poynette. Thank you to John Brozek, Columbia County Director and all the volunteers who helped with the event. They spent two days talking to over 2,000 fourth and fifth grade students about snowmobiling and demonstrated why you shouldn’t drink and ride.

CLARK COUNTY THANKS LANDOWNERS AT FARM TECHNOLOGY DAYS The Clark County Snowmobile Council is made up of the ten active snowmobile clubs in Clark County. It is these clubs and their volunteer members along with the County Forestry and Parks Department that maintain and groom over 370 miles of snowmobile trails throughout the county. Many of these trails would not be possible without the generosity of the many private landowners who allow these trails to cross their property. Because these trails attract snowmobilers from across the county and beyond, snowmobiling has a huge economic impact for the county. Representatives from the Clark County Snowmobile Council talked to club members and thanked landowners at this year’s Farm Technology Days held in Clark County near Loyal.

PAST AWSC PRESIDENT STATZ PASSES AWAY The AWSC was sad to hear of Paul Statz passing after a long illness on June 22, 2022. Paul was 72yrs old and a past president of the AWSC from 1990-1993 and was an avid snowmobiler. He will be missed by all who knew him through the snowmobiling community. Paul was born on December 12, 1949 to Albert and Elizabeth Statz in Cross Plains, WI. Paul lived in the Waunakee area most of his life. He attended St Francis Xavier elementary school in Cross Plains. He graduated high school from Holy Name Seminary in 1968 where he excelled in track and competed at the state level. Paul began working at Qual Line Fence, after which he proudly started Paul’s RV service where he serviced RVs in area campgrounds for over 35 years. Paul was also an avid Brewers, Packers and Badger fan.

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NAMED AFTER A SPORT LA CROSSE WELCOMES AWSC DIRECTORS MEETING A DETAILED LOOK AT THE MEETING NOTES PRESIDENT – DAVE NEWMAN

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ave started by thanking Nancy Olson, LaCrosse County Director for providing the many activities and events available to the directors this weekend, we all had a great time. He reported on numerous events he has attended this summer. In May, Dave, Mike, Sam and Wes met with some of the DNR staff to discuss the ban on business names on information signs located on state property. This became an issue in 2020 when the law came to the attention of some legislators. DNR Secretary Cole suggested we meet to see if we could find a solution. While they understood why we felt having business names on these signs was important, their attorneys didn’t agree with our interpretation of the current law. While the law allows for the use of business names through contractual agreements, in their opinion that would require contracts with each individual business and require a bidding process to determine which businesses would be allowed on every sign. The issue was referred to the Multi-use Trails Committee to consider our options. They also discussed our interest in including an increase in county law enforcement and the supplemental cap through the state budget and how to work together to spread a safety and no trespassing message. He reported on the International Snowmobile Congress held in Dubuque, Iowa. It was well attended with over 60 from Wisconsin. All the usual snowmobile groups met along with good speakers and breakout sessions. Ed Klim, President of the International Snowmobile Manufactures Association gave his annual report on the industry. There were 1.2 million sleds registered last year in the US and 601,000 in Canada. Worldwide there were 130,644 new snowmobiles sold last year with 53,821 of those in the US. Snowmobiling generates over $26 billion in revenue in the US each year. Dave thanked those who participated in the Friends of Snowmobiling Political Action Committee fundraiser. They raised over $6,000 to be used to support pro-snowmobiling candidates running for federal office. ACSA (American Council of Snowmobile Associations) met and reelected their current officers. Trespassing and avalanche safety were the hot topics. ACSA continues to

promote the “Take the Pledge” campaign and will again be holding a no trespassing slogan contest this fall. Ontario shared a 90 second video explaining the importance of not trespassing that is required to watch when ordering a trail pass online. ACSA trespass committee has discussed the possibility of developing a similar video to be used in the states. They would also like to compile a list of trails lost due to trespassing. Clubs are encouraged to contact Dave if they have any. Several western states are having concerns with proposed “oversnow vehicle” plans in their national forests that would result in reduced riding areas and require a 12” minimum snow depth. A lawsuit has been filed in the Stanislaus National Forest in California. Wisconsin had several winners in ACSA’s “of the year awards” including Rachyl Burzinski, youth snowmobiler of the year; Rome Sno-Bandits, club of the year and Trackside, dealer of the year. The Sno-Bandits and Trackside are also being recognized on the international level by ISHOF (International Snowmobile Hall of Fame). Dave reported on legal challenges we are following. The road route through Blue Mound State Park will likely be used again this year as the injunction on developing the snowmobile trail stays in place while the appeal filed by the friends group moves through the court. With no injunction on snowmobile use on the Stower Seven Lakes Trail in Polk County, snowmobiles will be allowed again this winter as the two lawsuits filed by that friends group are heard by the court. ISMA is promoting a Snowmobile Day on October 29, as a day to celebrate the snowmobile community and begin preparations for the upcoming season. They are offering up to $400 to snowmobile clubs that plan a Snowmobile Day celebration. For more information go to their website at snowmobile.org.

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Dave provided dates of some fall snowmobile events we will be participating in. Hay Days – September 10-11, Wausau Grass Drags – September 23-24, Milwaukee Snowmobile USA show – October 14-16.


VICE PRESIDENT – LORI HEIDEMAN Lori also reported on ISC. As president of the Midwest Chapter, she reported the delegates voted to dissolve the organization due to the lack of importance since ACSA developed their trails and mountain riding groups. She thanked everyone who submitted “of the year” applications for this year. The winners will be selected by the committees at this meeting and will then be notified by the office. She reported that we are in the process of doing Snowmobile Friendly Community presentations in the communities for the five winners. Lori provided information about the Ski-doo Snow PASS grants where clubs can apply for matching grants up to $5,000 for reinventing clubs or safety initiatives. The Ski-doo website has more information. SECRETARY – SUE SMEDEGARD Sue recognized the new directors and reps attending their first meeting and told them to contact Mike Holden or any of the executive board if they had questions. She reminded clubs to make sure their social media posts are appropriate. She also reminded everyone that clubs who want to participate in the Snow Goer magazine ad program need to have their information to her by September 1.

instructors they all need to be recertified this year. Most areas are holding recertification classes. If you don’t have any in your area, contact your Outdoor Skills Trainer and they can set you up with an online method. We are hoping to have a recertification class at workshop. He announced the Snowmobile Rec Council would be having their annual funding meeting on August 29 – 30. OFFICE MANAGER – STORMY HOVEY Stormy reported we are in the process of a major software update to our system. If you are having problems ordering your trail pass, you may need to shut down your computer and restart it to get the updates. American Income Life will no longer be providing AWSC members with the free accidental death and dismemberment insurance. She asked each county look at their listing on our website. It includes contact information for requesting a map and miles of trails, which she suspects in many cases needs updating. Stormy provided an update on the Fall Workshop to be held in Rothschild. The hospitality rooms will be held in Stoney Creek and are all spoken for. Details will be sent out to the clubs soon.

TREASURER – LAUREN LEVEY

MISS SNOWFLAKE – AJ KREAGER

Lauren announced that she was looking into a program that will allow us to accept credit cards for payments at our silent auctions. She also reported on the ACSA calendar raffle. Wisconsin was again the top selling state with 535 calendars sold, which will result in AWSC receiving $2,675 for their efforts.

AJ listed many of the events she has attended and announced this was her 76th event as Miss Snowflake. With the events she has scheduled she will end up at 95 for the year. Past Miss Snowflake, Chelsie Engelson, thanked AJ for doing a great job. Chelsie reminded everyone the applications for this year’s pageant are due October 13.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – MIKE HOLDEN Mike attended the funeral for past president, Paul Statz. The DNR has informed safety instructors they will be going back to their restrictions on one day safety courses. He also reminded

SCHOLARSHIP – PAULA ZIEGLAR Paula announced there will be a silent auction at workshop to raise money for the scholarship program. PROMOTIONS / PUBLICITY – DOUG JOHNSON The committee selected the Dealer of the Year. Doug reported on the events where the trailer has been used this summer. VINTAGE / HISTORY – JEFF SCHWALLER The committee selected the Club of the Year. They are again looking for Club Flashback articles for the magazine. MEMBERSHIP – JIM MARKS The committee selected the Snowmobiler, Youth Snowmobiler and Family of the Year. Membership is at 3,362 as of July 1. Jim reminded everyone the incentive program is in place again. Any club who increases their membership by 10% or more will be entered in a drawing for a cash prize. MAGAZINE – RACHYL BURZINSKI Ad sales have been great so far. Contact Diane Voight if you are interested in advertising. Contact Kale Wainer for any WSN editorial needs and ideas. (kale@mspninc.com) MULTI-USE TRAILS – DON MROTEK

Miss Snowflake, AJ Kreager will attend 95 events by the time the year is over! One of them was the action-packed Grantsburg Championship Watercross.

The committee discussed the business sign issue and what a uniform sign policy for all state property might look like. They are recommending the Legislative Committee look into legislation to change the law to allow for these signs. They are watching the Sauk Wisconsin River Bridge. Dane & Sauk counties are putting up money and eventually the snowmobile program will need to provide some funding. Sept 2022 21


FUNDRAISING – KEITH BAUER Keith reminded everyone to get their tickets sold before the Workshop. We have tickets available if anyone needs some. TRAILS – GARY HILGENDORF The Groomer of the Year was selected. They had many good applications and recommended clubs resubmit those that didn’t get selected. They also recommended considering adding a new category for Young Groomer of the Year. He reported on the recent Snowmobile Rec Council meeting that looked at grant applications. There is an issue with incomplete applications and the council is adamant about not accepting them if they are not complete. Clubs need to work with their coordinators to make sure the pictures and maps requested are included. There were 103 applications for new miles of trail which amounted to nearly 400 miles. They are looking at equipment rates even though the DOT rates haven’t increased much. They will be considering an increase in grooming rates and the supplemental cap. SNOWMOBILE FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES – LORI HEIDEMAN The committee is looking for feedback from communities on how to improve the applications. Applications for new and renewing communities are due November 1. They will have a workshop again on how to apply and said her and Don are always willing to help. ENVIRONMENTAL AND BYLAWS – JOHN BROZEK & DAVE NEWMAN John reported monarch butterflies have been listed as an endangered species. Landowners who participate in the habitat program need to include any snowmobile trail(s) on their property when signing up. Dave reported on the regional plans the DNR have under review. When these are released, counties need to make sure snowmobiling is listed as an allowable use in property that have a snowmobile trail. Dave talked about the national 30 x 30 plan, now Sam Landes told of the many changes within the Wisconsin state capitol.

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being referred to as “America the Beautiful.” The plan proposes to set aside 30 percent of the national lands in a natural state by 2030 by using the Antiquities Act and expanding wildlife refuges. He recommended signing up for ACSA weekly e-news. It provides a lot of good information about what is happening on the national level and is available to anyone by signing up on the ACSA website. LEGISLATIVE – SAM LANDES Sam reported we will be working with the DNR to increase the amount in the state budget going to county law enforcement from the snowmobile program from $396,000 to $800,000 as recommended by the SRC. The committee also supported legislation to allow business signs on state property. We will work with our lobbyist, Wes Webendorfer to start discussions on how to best make that happen. He pointed out there are going to be a lot of changes in the state capitol with several in leadership roles retiring. In the Senate 6 of the 33 are leaving and in the Assembly 22 of the 99 will be new. Many of these are friends we have worked with in the past. Our members need to figure out where the candidates stand before going to the polls. And once elected they need to develop relationships with them so we can go to them for help. SAFETY & EDUCATION – BRIAN WOELFEL Brian recommended inviting KAOS members in your area to get involved in your safety courses. The committee was in favor of seeing some type of video on trespassing developed. Dave added there are Safe Rider videos produced by ISMA that are great tools for your safety courses and one includes a no trespassing message. They can be found on the ISMA website at snowmobile.org. MISC. The directors accepted Jefferson County’s offer to host the summer meeting in 2023. Information about the Friends of ISHOF program was distributed to take back to counties and clubs. A motion was approved to again have AWSC support ISHOF with a $250 donation.


PRICE COUNTY CELEBRATES FRANK DUSEK By: Diane Voight

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he Price County Trails Association recently held a very special celebration for a very special, hard-working trailblazer — the one and only, Frank Dusek. Frank has been expanding trail networks, working with landowners (I’m told he knows everyone by name), grooming and promoting the Price County trail systems for over 50 years. Frank has held many titles over that timeframe and continues supervising the work being done by the many outstanding volunteers in Price County. Frank is the first to say he couldn’t have done it without the help of his snowmobile family. On behalf of the AWSC, Price County, the Chaparrals Snowmobile Club and many others, Thank You Frank for all you’ve done!

Miss Snowflake, AJ Kreager and Price County Youth Rep unveil a custom made snow groomer for Frank.

Miss Snowflake, AJ Kreager congratulates Frank on all his accomplishments and hard work. AWSC President, Dave Newman (R of Frank) also joined in the celebration.

Wisconsin State Senator, Tom Tiffany, presented Frank an award of recognition from the state.

Troy Larson, Price County Trails Association President presents a plaque to Frank.

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AWSC CONVENTION AWSC.ORG

AWSC SPRING CONVENTION WELL-ATTENDED IN GREEN BAY

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reen Bay, Wisconsin was the host site for the AWSC Spring Convention and the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center rolled out the red carpet for the AWSC officers, directors, representatives and family members. The AWSC continues to host some of the best events with incredible attendance for a weekend filled with the perfect business to pleasure ratio. Consider attending the Spring convention next year, or join everyone at the Fall Workshop coming up in October (details in this issue). Here’s a look at some of the highlights, awards and accomplishments from the spring event. Wisconsin DNR Secretary, Preston Cole, pictured here with Miss Snowflake, AJ Kreager. Cole was one of the guest speakers along with Jillian Steffes, DNR Motorized Grant Program Manager, Lt. Martin Stone, DNR Administrative Warden and Drew Nussbaum, Wisconsin Regional Tourism Specialist.

The President’s Cup is presented yearly by the current AWSC President (Dave Newman) to the person or group that has exceeded expectations. This year, Dave Newman (R) presented the award to AWSC Executive Director, Mike Holden (L).

The KAOS group raised over $9,000 during the Silent Auction (pictured here) to help grow their youth organization and they also did an incredible job hosting the Snow Much Fun With KAOS event where they met AWSC members while playing snowthemed games.

2022 SNOWMOBILE FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES AND COUNTIES ANNOUNCED

Five 2022 Snowmobile Friendly Communities were announced at the Spring Convention and awards were presented in-person this summer. Pictured here is the presentation to the Conover SnoBuddies outside their club. Additional presentation photos can be viewed on the AWSC Facebook page. Arbor Vitae, WI — Snowmobile Friendly City, (Pop. 3,390) Submitted by: Cross Country Cruisers ‐ Vilas County Conover, WI — Snowmobile Friendly City, (Pop. 1,247) Submitted by: Conover Sno‐Buddies Inc. - Vilas County The AWSC Election results were tallied and your 2022-2023 AWSC Executive Board is (L-R) Lauren Levey, Treasurer; Sue Smedegard, Secretary; Lori Heideman, Vice President; Dave Newman, President; Mike Holden, Executive Director.

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Lodi, WI — Snowmobile Friendly City, (Pop. 3,060) Submitted by: Yellow Thunder Snowmobile Club ‐ Columbia County Chippewa County, WI—Snowmobile Friendly County (Pop. 64,658) Submitted by: Chippewa County Tourism Council Marinette County, WI— Snowmobile Friendly County (Pop. 40,350) Submitted by: Marinette County Tourism Office and Marinette County Snowmobile Alliance


2022 AWSC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS $1,500 - Robin L Mittelsteadt Memorial Scholarship (4 Year Degree) - Michael Brierton Michael is a member of the Junction City Sundowners, Portage County $1,500 - Robin L Mittelsteadt Memorial Scholarship (2 Year Degree) – Makenzie Marie Wiest Makenzie is a member of the Cassville Ski-Busters, Grant County

The AWSC would like to thank all the businesses, clubs, groups and individuals who have donated to create the 13 scholarships awarded at the spring AWSC Convention. A total of $9,800 went to the following students. Congratulations!

$1,500 - AWSC Scholarship – Kylee Lynn Swendson Kylee Lynn is a member of the Northern Lights Snowmobile Club, Oneida County $1,000 - Robin L Mittelsteadt Memorial Scholarship (4 Year Degree) – Emmie Magnin Emmie is a member of the Oconto Falls Sno Jokers, Oconto County

$1,000 - Robin L Mittelsteadt Memorial Scholarship (2 Year Degree) – Ethan Degner Ethan is a member of the Hubbleton Riders Inc, Jefferson County $1,000 - AWSC Scholarship funded by Liberty Mutual Insurance – Tierney Herman Tierney is a member of the Kohlsville Kruisers SC, Washington County $500 - The Kids and Adults on Snowmobiles Scholarship (KAOS) – Brooke Vergin Brooke is a member of the Barron Snow Bears, Barron County $300 - Ken’s Sports Academic Excellence Scholarship – Jacob Betz Jacob is a member of Germantown Sno-Drifters SC, Washington County

$300 - Ken’s Sports Academic Excellence Scholarship – Sadie Donahue Sadie is a member of the Kellner Knights SC, Wood County $300 - Ken’s Sports Academic Excellence Scholarship – Grace Oninski Grace is a member of the Oconto Falls Sno Jokers, Oconto County $300 - Ken’s Sports Academic Excellence Scholarship – Amber Fietzer Amber is a member of the Symco Trailblazers, Waupaca County $300 Manawa Snodeo Snowmobile Derby Scholarship – Joseph Adams Joseph is a member of Oconto Falls Sno Jokers, Oconto County $300 Track Side Scholarship – Tyler Kennedy Tyler is a member of the Tomorrow River SC, Portage County

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or something new to fill Saturday afternoon at convention, Snowmobile Rec Council (SRC) members and Jillian Steffes (WI DNR) were asked to participate in a panel which allowed members to ask them questions. The event was well attended and much appreciated by everyone involved. (For more information on the SRC, visit dnr.wisconsin.gov)

Thank you to everyone who participated in the games at our “Snow Much Fun With KAOS” event! It was great getting to meet other AWSC members while having fun playing our snowthemed games. Also, thank you to the Iron County Little Rippers for helping us! – KAOS Group Sept 2022 25


DID YOU KNOW ? Submitted By: AWSC Vintage & History Committee Photos from: DAVIDSLEDS2.MYSITE.COM

Did you know Sears and Roebuck had a snowmobile?

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he first Sears snowmobile appeared in the company’s catalogs in 1961, but this machine was actually a weird Bradley Ice Scooter. It’s safe to say “real” Sears snowmobiles were introduced in 1966 and marketed until 1972. Although these snowmobiles were released under the well-known Sears brand name, they were built by major snowmobile manufacturers, which included: Scorpion, AMF, OMC and Polaris. 1961-1964

David Bradley

1965

Robin Nodwell

1966-1967

Trail-A-Sled (Scorpion)

1968

AMF (Ski Daddler)

1969-1971

OMC (Johnson, Evinrude)

1972

Polaris

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(Sold only in Canada)


WISCONSIN

CLUB NEWS

CHUTE POND RAISES FUNDS CHUTEPONDSNOWMOBILECLUB.COM Submitted by: Dan Guendert, CPSC

shields make this ride even easier. The final added comfort is the music playing in my helmet. The weather, machines and scenery makes this day another perfect escape from everything going on in our world. We put 100 miles on today through another very beautiful countryside. We were able to retire early, and I’m so thankful to be a Wisconsin snowmobiler out enjoying our beautiful northwoods on a perfect end of the season day. This was one of many great rides we had this season. Once again, I thank my dad for fostering my growth in this great sport.

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he Chute Pond Snowmobile Club’s (CPSC) Memorial Day meat raffle at the Schoolhouse Bar was a huge success, resulting in funds raised to help maintain the local snowmobile trails and also a donation of $1925 to Suring American Legion Post 283. CPSC is proud to help support our local community and we thank everyone who participated in our meat raffle. Suring American Legion Post 283 serves veterans and supports the local communities of Suring and Mountain, WI. Chute Pond Snowmobile Club maintains over 100 miles of snowmobile trails in the area around Chute Pond, just south of Mountain, WI. Our trails run south to Suring, east to Crooked Lake, north to Lakewood, and west to Boulder Lake. Our club owns and maintains four trail groomers to keep these trails in great condition throughout the winter season.

(L-R ) CPSC President Deb Uhlenbrauck presents the donation to Suring American Legion Post 283 Commander Jeff (Sarge) School.

THANK YOU DAD Brian Perrodin Tomahawk, WI

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s my wife Carmen and I traverse the Night Owls snowmobile trails through the Harrison Hills area on this first day of March, I can’t help but reflect on that first snowmobile my dad bought. Our neighbors had two used Scorpions. I kept after dad until he went to our local snowmobile dealer. At our local Massey Ferguson dealership, dad bought a Ski Whiz 340. For around $900 he got the Ski Whiz and all the family helmets, suits, boots and gear to start riding. They rode the sled a few times a year but I was on it whenever I could. I’m now 59 years old and still love riding our Wisconsin trails. The sleds we ride today have drastically changed from that 1974 Ski Whiz. Well, they still have the first part of the name. We now ride a recent model Ski Doo MXZ TNT and Ski Doo Blizzard. We also have added an enclosed trailer to be able to follow the snow. Today, we rode out of our back yard. The trails are smoother than most roads. Spring is quickly approaching and the sun is getting brighter and higher in the sky. The hand-warmers and heated face

ANTIGO SNO-DRIFTERS GROOMER OPERATOR ASSISTS STRANDED SNOWMOBILERS: Submitted by Steve Noskowiak-Trail CoordinatorAntigo Sno-Drifters

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n Feb 11, 2022 at 10pm, Groomer Operator Dave Braasch was out grooming in a remote segment of our trail system. He came across some fresh footprints on the trail, and a short time later he saw what appeared to be a light and a person walking. The snowmobiler’s sled had broken down and he was about a mile from his sled walking out to the nearest establishment. The temp was below zero that night and the very cold snowmobiler just wanted a ride back to the nearest establishment to meet with his friends. Groomer operator Braasch offered to transport his sled on the drag back out to the establishment. The snowmobilier thanked groomer operator Braasch and said that he and his friends will go pick up the sled in the morning. The next night, Groomer Operator Dave Braasch was out grooming our northernmost trail segment. About 1:15 am, he came across two snowmobilers trying to pull one of their sleds that broke down. The temps were below zero this night as well. Groomer Operator Braasch offered to put the sled on the pan of the drag and transport it out to the nearest establishment. We would like to thank Groomer Operator Dave Braasch for assisting these two snowmobilers out on these frigid nights. Groomer Operator Braasch stated, “We do more than groom trails, we are here to help on the trails as well.”

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Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs

529 Trail Side Dr., Suite 200, DeForest, WI 53532 Phone: 800-232-4108 or 608-846-5530 • Fax: 608-846-5534 • Email: awsc@awsc.org • Website: www.awsc.org President - Dave Newman • dnewman@ceas.coop • 715-212-7914 • Vice President - Lori Heideman • racingator@wctc.net • 715-325-7126 Secretary - Sue Smedegard • suesmed@gmail.com • 715-656-3855/715-791-0082 • Treasurer -Lauren Levey • llevey17@gmail.com • 262-358-3763 Executive Director - Mike Holden • holdenmach@outlook.com • 920-980-2321

AWSC DIRECTORS AND REPS BY COUNTY Adams County Director | Gary Gevers 920-723-0721 | ggevers@gmail.com Adams County Rep | Melissa Rhodes 715-459-8001(C) | 715-325-1827(H) romesnobanditssecretary@gmail.com Ashland County Director John Westfahl 920-740-5020 / johnwestfahl@gmail.com Ashland County Rep Jim Meisenheimer 618-567-6805 / meisy52@yahoo.com Barron County Director | Pete Schneider 715-234-6636 | schneiderconst@gmail.com Barron County Rep | Markie Hansen 715-651-7207 | markie_ann@yahoo.com Bayfield County Director | Cris Liebhauser 262-246-4627 | namtrails@cheqnet.net Bayfield County Rep | Laurie Lyons 715-580-0974 | lauriel1960@hotmail.com Brown County Director | Ron Kucera 920-655-7034 | rsk2140@gmail.com Brown County Rep | Alan Mazna 920-819-5128/920-321-8551 alanmazna@yahoo.com Buffalo County Director | Rick Duellman 608-867-3419 | plduellman@centuryte.net Burnett County Director | Jon Schoepke 715-349-7340 | schoepke@sirentel.net Burnett County Rep | Jim Smedegard 715-656-3855 | suesmed@gmail.com Calumet County Director | Tim Gambsky 920-378-0104 | tgambsky@gmail.com Calumet County Rep Holly Gambsky 920-851-6002 | hgambsky@yahoo.com Chippewa County Director Don Gunderson | 715-868-0006 back40trailriders@yahoo.com Chippewa County Rep | Jean Rygiel 715-829-0503 | greenie19446@gmail.com Clark County Director | Dennis Johnson 715-644-2039 | 500ssskidoo@gmail.com Clark County Rep | Paul Drescher 715-743-4752 | padrescher@tds.net Columbia County Director John (Jr) Brozek | 920-382-2620 jnttbrozek@centurytel.net Crawford County Director | Chris Olson 608-778-9767 | olsonfeed@gmail.com Dane County Director | Sam Landes 608-849-7680 | slandes58@gmail.com Dane County Rep Steve Clark 608-843-9546 / clarkslc1@gmail.com Dodge County Director | Daniel Reinhardt 920-296-0665 | nanapoppyr77@yahoo.com Dodge County Rep | Brad Lagerman 920-210-9591 cblagerman70@sbcglobal.net Door County Director Steve Sohns 920-839-1247 / sohns2833@gmil.com Door County Rep | David Hemp 920-536-0248 | spud62w@yahoo.com Douglas County Director | Bruce Bergsten 715-364-2741 | snow4us@centurytel.net Douglas County Rep | Dustin Androski 218-428-3015 | superiorite@gmail.com Dunn County Director | Steve Baier 715-495-3269 | thebaiers@wwt.net Dunn County Rep | Kevin Knospe 715-235-9685 | kdknosp@wwt.net Eau Claire County Director | Ron Larson 715-828-6559 | txlindy@charter.net Eau Claire County Rep | Max Henning 715-864-6389 | maxhenning4@gmail.com Florence County Director | Jim Le Fevre 715-528-5392 | legsj3@borderlandnet.net Florence County Rep | Jerry Heidtke 920-946-7019 | jrheidtke3@gmail.com Fond Du Lac County Director | Ray Sippel 920-533-4279 | joraysippel@gmail.com

Fond Du Lac County Rep | Tom Hinchliffe 920-533-4279 | hinchdundee@gmail.com Forest County Director | Calvin Schmidt 414-791-9760 | calschmidt23@gmail.com Forest County Rep | Robert Erdman 715-484-2277 | ezdock@dwave.net Grant County Director | Patrick Neff 608-739-3211 | neff0315@gmail.com Grant County Rep | Theresa Braudt 608-988-6590 | theresabraudt@yahoo.com Green County Director | Darren Roth 608-214-9760 | roth9400@gmail.com Green County Rep | Mark Stephens 608-844-0018(C) | mks601@msn.com Green Lake County Director Michelle Gates | 920-229-5180 mmgates@charter.net Green Lake County Rep | Tim Beier 920-858-0473 | proplowing@gmail.com Iowa County Director | Jerry Buol 608-575-4319 | fatboyten@yahoo.com Iowa County Rep | Scott Carlson 608-425-0063 l acemechanic@mhtc.net Iron County Director | Larry Erickson 715-561-4834 | lderickson46@gmail.com Iron County Rep | Joe Olson 715-561-3313 | joeolson@chartermi.net Jackson County Director | Joe Kniseley 715-896-4695 | jktk@tcc.coop Jackson County Rep | Kris Ward 715-225-8930 | wards2530@gmail.com Jefferson County Director Sherman Lawson | 920-648-2531 bigsherm@charter.net Jefferson County Rep | Roger Draeger 920-699-2209 | rdraeger@tds.net Juneau County Director | Mike Hack 715-886-5999 | mwhack@wctc.net Kenosha County Director Arlyn Baumgarten | 262-694-8242 abaumgarten@wi.rr.com Kenosha County Rep | Sean Moore 262-496-4984 | moore.68@outlook.com Kewaunee County Director Jay Thompson | 920-676-2479 jaysthompson66@yahoo.com Kewaunee County Rep | Josh Haen 920-819-2289 | jbhaen@yahoo.com La Crosse County Director | Nancy Olson 608-780-2524(C) | olybsnow@charter.net Lafayette County Director | Leon Wolfe 608-574-5253 | leonnwolfe81@gmail.com Lafayette County Rep Brian Bredeson 608-482-5380 /brbredeson@gmail.com Langlade County Director | Tim Grall 920-841-6177 | tlgrall@hotmail.com Langlade County Rep | Steve Noskowiak 715-610-1459 | sjjmnosko87@gmail.com Lincoln County Director | Gary Hilgendorf 715-453-2629 | revitup2@frontier.com Lincoln County Rep | William Schult 715-536-6458 Manitowoc County Director | Elroy Jaeger 920-980-4665(C) | ecjaeger127@gmail.com Manitowoc County Rep | Brian Woelfel 920-286-2709 | kbwoelfel@tm.net Marathon County Director Wayde Kreager | 715-573-7282(C) wayde@kreagerinsurance.com Marathon County Rep | David Bedroske 715-206-0011 | davidbedroske@gmail.com Marinette County Director | Jeff Schwaller 715-927-5160 | jschwaller50@gmail.com Marinette County Rep | Patti Mullarky 715-324-6020 | vintagepats@yahoo.com

DIRECTORS AT LARGE (PAST PRESIDENTS) Doug Johnson | 715-268-6025 djsnow@amerytel.net Orv Langohr | 920-565-4277 Scott Makowski | 262-794-3061 cookymanbev@gmail.com Bill Pfaff | 608-562-3858 Bob Staehler | 262-626-2329 Donna White | 920-348-5719 snodirdj@gmail.com

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AWSC COUNTY YOUTH REPS

Marquette County Director Mathew Buchholz | 608-354-8708 marqawscdirrep@gmail.com Marquette County Rep | James Johnson 608-296-2085 | kmjohnson@marqs.net Milwaukee County Director | Jim Marks 414-810-9526(C) | ja_marks@tds.net Milwaukee County Rep | Darin Prihoda 414-425-8112 Monroe County Director | Jason Guthrie 608-372-7019 | arlog8891@hotmail.com Monroe County Rep | Chelsie Engelson 608-343-0950 misssnowflake1314@gmail.com Oconto County Director Deb Uhlenbrauck | 920-373-8578 uhlenbrauck@centurylink.net Oconto County Rep | Gary Wagner 920-960-6823 | garywagner577@gmail.com Oneida County Director Steve (Fuzzy) Moran | 715-367-0676 swamph2ofuzzy@gmail.com Oneida County Rep | Scott Swendson 414-550-8961 | scott@swendsonmotorsports.com Outagamie County Director | Gary Timm 920-841-6177 | gbcaetmm@gmail.com Outagamie County Rep | David Gaskill 920-309-0140 | dgaskill@new.rr.com Ozaukee County Director | Wally Thill 262-692-9165 | wthill1@wi.rr.com Pepin County Director | Ryan Bauer 715-495-6246 | bauer0720@gmail.com Pepin County Rep | Tim Milliren 715-285-5702 | tjmilliren@nelson-tel.net Pierce County Director | Eric Lebakken 612-209-6424(C) eric.lebakken@gmail.com Pierce County Rep | Roger Spindler 715-495-8836 | jrsping@bevcomm.net Polk County Director | Dan Carlson 715-566-0177 | dkcarlson.949@gmail.com Polk County Rep | Doug Johnson 715-268-6025 | djsnow@amerytel.net Portage County Director | Brian Swan 715-824-2585 | mrsleddin@gmail.com Portage County Rep John Spreda 715-347-4072 / johnspread@tds.net Price County Director | Jim Walcisak 715-905-0100 | jawalcis@gmail.com Price County Rep | Deric Bilgrien 715-820-3662 | globalderic@hotmail.com Racine County Director | Greg Roscizewski 262-210-3095 | wldtrky101@wi.rr.com Racine County Rep | Darren Slotty 414-238-3069 | prayforsnow@wi.rr.com Richland County Director | Kerry Severson 608-604-5911 | kseverson99@gmail.com Richland County Rep | Eric Siemandel 608-604-1031 mtnmaxman600@gmail.com Rock County Director | Rodney Burzinski 608-207-0065 rodney.burzinski@abcsupply.com Rock County Rep | Erica Voelker 608-447-1621 | erkeehn@gmail.com Rusk County Director | Jason Frye 715-595-3047 | jaythepyro@yahoo.com Rusk County Rep | Terry Merget 715-567-0411 | merget.terry@gmail.com Sauk County Director | Tim Lins 608-546-2030 | timlins@bugnet.net Sauk County Rep | Ted Walmer 608-576-2223 | walmer1997@gmail.com Sawyer County Director | Cathy LaReau 715-558-8966 | cathy@sawyercountytrails. com

Calumet | Makayla Gambsky Columbia | Kearsten Sytsma, Parker Grams Dane | Morgan Elliott, Tanner Clark Dodge | Nora Buske, Lindsey Unger Douglas | Nicholas Makela Fond du Lac | Evan Conlon Grant | Ahlixander Reed, Jessa Braudt Green Lake | Maddelyn Gates-Roehl Iron | Hana Joustra Jackson | Jake Ward

Jefferson | Ethan Degner Jefferson | Jonathon Lenz Kenosha | Samantha Goldman Marathon | Alishya (AJ) Kreager Monroe | Sara Guthrie Oneida | Julia Gray, Kylee Swendson Price | Lance Walcisak Racine | Matthew Smith Shawano | Michaela Gleason Vilas | Ross Cooper Waukesha | Aubrey Dill

Sawyer County Rep | Don Mrotek 715-634-8458 | don.mrotek@gmail.com Shawano County Director Carol Grunewald | 715-754-5144 carol_g_1979@frontiernet.net Shawano County Rep Katie Ann Grunewald | 715-754-5144 ktang_16@yahoo.com Sheboygan County Director | Mike Holden 920-980-2321 | holdenmach@outlook.com Sheboygan County Rep | Larry Rietbrock 920-645-5771 | larryrietbrock@tds.net St. Croix County Director Michael Fletcher | 715-386-9016 mfletch9016@gmail.com St. Croix County Rep | Rob Hackworthy 715-977-2173 | hackworo@gmail.com Taylor County Director | Bob Meyer 715-437-0581 | bobstarla@gmail.com Taylor County Rep | Nick Meyer 715-965-3682 l westborosnodusters@gmail.com Trempealeau County Director Norbie Ziegler | 608-865-0365 ziegler.n14@gmail.com Trempealeau County Rep | Paula Ziegler 608-865-0645 | pjziegler24@gmail.com Vernon County Director | Keith Bauer 608-386-7668 | kthbauer1@hotmail.com Vernon County Rep | Lory Bauer 608-483-2203 | loryb@mwt.net Vilas County Director | Fred Suchy 815-263-3734 | fredsuchy6r@gmail.com Vilas County Rep | Dennis Horan 715-542-2952 | greenthing1969@gmail.com Walworth County Director | Kristine Boivin 414-234-0939 | kboivin@shorewest.com Walworth County Rep | John Stohr 262-945-0202 | john@lakeareahomes.net Washburn County Director Gwen Welter 715-635-2614 / gwenga@hotmail.com Washburn County Rep | Randy King 715-635-7054 | spoonerking@gmail.com Washington County Director Dean Wandel | 414-322-0872 dwandel1@wi.rr.com Washington County Rep | Jerry Zier 262-628-2282 | jerryzier50@gmail.com Waukesha County Director | Karen Jeras 262-617-1137 | sledbugs@hotmail.com Waukesha County Rep | Andy Slaby 262-424-5917 | andy.slaby@gmail.com Waupaca County Director | Ronald Fietzer 920-982-2760 Waupaca County Rep | David Sarna 920-470-1429 | sarnadave@gmail.com Waushara County Director | Stuart McIntyre | 715-258-9316 stuandjoanie@yahoo.com Waushara County Rep | David Barker 715-335-6561 | wildqwlt@uniontel.net Winnebago County Director | Mike Giese 920-450-5865 | mnm@athenet.net Winnebago County Rep | Paul Kuehnl 920-915-6527 l turfworkspro@yahoo.com Wood County Director | Mike Herzberg 715-498-3274 |a irideall@yahoo.com Wood County Rep | Margie Straka 715-305-5040 | mmjajm2@gmail.com

YOUTH ADVISORS

Rock County | Rachyl Burzinski Rock County | Tia Fuchs Taylor County | Carli Berger


WISCONSIN

EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

JANUARY

3: Wascott, WI.

15: Batavia, WI.

4 Seasons Recreational Club 32nd Annual Food and Fun, Wascott Ballpark, 16380 Ballpark Rd, Gates open from noon-4pm, Shredded pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, beans, salad, hot dogs, pop, beer and hard seltzer, door prizes, raffle boards, free inflatables for the kids, games and 50/50 raffles, free admission, tickets for food and games can be purchased at the gate.

4: Conover, WI. Conover Sno-Buddies Beer and Brats

FUNraiser, Burnt Bridge Tavern & Restaurant, 5920 W County Road K. noon – 4pm, enjoy fresh grilled brats and cold beer, what better way to wrap up the summer. Come out and enjoy the fun to support the Sno-Buddies Groomer & Trail Fund. Basket raffles, 50/50 drawings and more. Miss Snowflake 2022 AJ Kreager will be stopping by. Info: Randy Remblake, 847-980-0329 or conoversnobuddies@gmail.com

4: Manitowish Waters, WI. Sno-Skeeters Summer Fest/

Duck Race, Koller Park, 1:30pm - 6pm, duck race, award ceremony, raffles, kids games, live music at 3pm, free food and beverages provided by the Sno-Skeeters.

10-11: North Branch, MN. 55th Annual Hay Days Grass

Drags & Swap Meet, haydays.com

23-24: Marathon, WI. Wausau Snowmobile Grass Drags & Swap Meet – Trailmates Snowmobile Club, 140914 Stettin Dr, Info: trailmatesclub.com

MARKET

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Beechwood Night Fliers-Annual Brat & Burger Fry. Town of Scott Community Center, 1360 Hwy 28, 10am-5pm. Brats, burgers, potato salad, beans and homemade tortes. Basket raffles, walk around raffles, ½ hog raffle, Sportsman’s Raffle and Annual Raffle, plus kids games. If trails are open trail accessible. All proceeds go to trail maintenance and groomer maintenance. Info: Jenny / 920948-2071 / rjfeider1@gmail.com

26-29: Eagle River, WI.

Annual Women on Snow, Eagle Waters Resort, 3958 Eagle Water Rd, An Eagle River tradition since 1986. Weekend package includes condominium lodging, guided trail riding, fuel, lunch and dinners. Saturday night themed banquet is full of prizes and surprises. Registration open October 1 – December 15, 2022, Info: womenonsnow.org / womenonsnowwi1@gmail.com

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WISCONSIN

RACE SCENE

DAVID FISCHER 3-PEAT WATERCROSS CHAMPION IN GRANTSBURG

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PRO OPEN 1. David Fischer The 2022 Champions pose in front of T-Dawgs in Grantsburg, WI.

2. Chris Ezar 3. Bryan Zuccaro

PRO STOCK 1. David Fischer 2. Grant Whitaker 3. Rachel O’Brien

LEMANS 1. David Fischer 2. Bradley Barrette 3. Grant Whitaker 30 WSN - www.awsc.org


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