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I was wondering if anyone has tried to get a new race sled from a race program? I am going to try this year and was wondering if they just look to make sure that you are going to race them on a regular basis. This is my first year, and have not had the best year (no finals yet!), but I would love to get the new REV race sled. I am pretty sure I will be on the same sled next year, but I can dream!
P.S. If you have a chance to race snocross, do it. It is a blast to "rub paint" on snowmobiles!!!
 

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I'm not sure what you do for ski-doo but for polaris you contact Tom Rager (polaris' race manager) and depends on how you have did and what circut you are running they should cut a deal on a sled for you. If this dosent work you can try and contact a racer i know lots of racers get a lt of sleds that they never use so they sell them. For polaris i know Cory Davitson got 12 this year and he is a pretty nice guy so i am sure he would sell one. Aslo you could buy a race sled from this year i know noel kolhanski sells his sleds the exact same as they were when he raced them.

By the way what circut you running???
 

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Since I am just starting this year, I am racing Winter Thunder Challenge. It is in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. It is on the grounds of the Country Thunder concert. The guy that runs it has 4 or 5 snow makers and makes snow. We have not had to cancel a race yet (the first race was January 5th and every weekend since)! He has done a great job keeping the track in good shape with this warm winter we have had. It is also nice, becuase if you are a member he has open practice on every Wed. Next year I want to run WSA regional events around Wisconsin.
 

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yeah if you race regionals next year then you can run the national races the next year. What class you run in???
 

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I run Sport 500, 600 and open. At this track, most people run 440's in all of them, and right now I am just looking for track time. My goal is to run Lake Geneva National race next year. Don't know if I will, but that is what I am shooting for. Need a lot more practice to get the balls to hit the downhill section there! But when I go watch this year, I know I will be asking myself why I didn't race any Regionals this year so I could be out there!! Do you race 700guy?
 

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yeah somewhat. I didnt this year cuz of there was no snow but i am next year for sure some cross-county and maybe some sno-cross. If i race sno-cross i will go semi-pro stock and semi-pro open. Hopefully i can get on a polaris team. My cousins race maybe you have heard of them Jesse strege and keith wojo he races ovals he took over chris hortnesses sled.
 

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Yeah, I think anyone who watches snowmobiling racing knows them! Have you done much riding with them? I bet they can show you a thing or two about racing!!
 

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I will probably be racing ski-doo next year, as my cousin races semi-pro for them on the WSA circuit and I can get his last years sleds for next to nothing. After I get a year under my belt I will switch back to Cat and buy the latest and greatest.

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His name is Phillip Johnson #233. He is currently 16th in the semi pro 600 MN regional points standings. Here's a link to his profile. http://www.wsaracing.com/portalpak/itemdetail.asp?irid=643

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I dunno, man, once you ride that SkiDoo you may not want to get back on that Cat!hehe

Dude, don't freak out.
 

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oh, yeah, the tipic....I think you need to be established and doing well in the circut for awhile.I know guys that have been racing for years, and winning, and they might be able to get a sled on the racing program for 2003.Even then they don't give you a sled, you buy it at factory cost.This is what I've heard anyway.

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I understand that you have to pay for it, but I just want to be able to get one. I just keep seeing new race sleds on ebay that no one races. I would think that people who are going to use it for racing should get a sled before someone that wants it for trail riding. But like anything else in life, it is who you know.
 

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you can simply get them somtimes. With the SnoPros and I am sure the REVs it is harder to do since their aren't so many of them. Not all racers are riding 2003 SnoPros. I saw a 2002 in SnoPro in Winter X games probably a guy who couldn't get a new one or just like the old one better.
 

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The sno-pros are not that hard to get....I think 95% of the cat riders including the sport class had the 2003's.

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I thought there was a shortage of 2003s. I know I saw a 2002 on the XGames. Either it was a guy who couldn't get a 2003 or he liked the older one better. Either way he aws blown out of the water.
 

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Intended once you start racing you will love it. I have raced 7 weekends so far this year, and only trail rode 2. Not that the snow conditions helped for trail riding, but racing is just way to fun. No worries about meeting someone around a blind corner and if you do get hurt people are right there.
P.S. Wait until the day after your first race or practice on a snocross track, you will be sore as hell. No trail can compare to a moguls sections on a track!!
 

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What class do you race in skippy? Are you a member of WSA? I really would like to get going with racing and reading the rule book for wsa is horribly confusing and overwhelming.

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I run sport class. I have yet to run any WSA events (glad I paid for the membership). I am racing a local circuit for this year just to learn what the hell I am doing. Hopefully next year the regional events around here won't be cancelled and moved all the time. If the races would have been closer I wanted to run District 1 South (MN WSA) because they had a beginner class. But the races I wanted to run got cancelled and/or moved farther away. I believe they have a Northern MN district also. If I was you, I would run some beginner classes first. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I always thought that the sport class was the beginer class, am I wrong? If not then what is the sport class?

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