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WESTERN STATES VINTAGE
 SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION

             

Last Update  4  / 12




Have you paid your membership dues to your
respective vintage snowmobile club lately ??

How about renewing your subscription to your
favorite snowmobile magazine ??

The vintage snowmobile world is very alive and
doing quite well theses days !!  Lets all do our part
and keep the clubs and magazines healthy !! 



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"SOME OF THIS ..... AND A LITTLE OF THAT "


Some more changes are in store WSVSA ... stay tuned !!



Vintage racing is at the top of the list on several
fronts these days. The success of the vintage races
at West Yellowstone has sparked a tremendus amount
 of interest towards a uniformed set of race rules. 
Some from the West have already met with ISR and
have begun drafting a set of  "Snow Oval" rules to be
included in the new race rules book.
 





By all accounts ..... Past President Perry,  was
not sighted in West Yellowstone last Month !!




Recently ......... I  found out , ( the hard way ) to be sure
and check over any sleds you buy very carefully for any
sort of distinguishable type of markings on your sled.
I sold a sled not to long ago that folks had been looking
for and I had it in my collection all along and didn't see the identifing markings that the original owners had scribed
on the tunnel !!   Just a little heads up !!!!!





Are you on FaceBook ???

Incredible how many FaceBook pages there are for
vintage snowmobile related stuff !! 

Vintage Racing, Classifieds, Clubs, Groups, Collectors,
Events, Orginaizations,  Brand Loyal, pages are all
there to be seen and enjoyed. Go take a look see !!!!!





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A great big "Thank You" to everyone who has sent me 
photos from the event in West Yellowstone !!

I hope to give you all photo credit when I can !!




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Click on the SnoProUSA logo below to take you
to the West Yellowstone Round Up page.





The vintage racing once again jumped to a new high with
95 entries seen on both Friday and Saturday !  The race
track just barley made it through the weekend 
as the sleds
raced in warm temps and low snow conditions.


Click on the Koch's Performance logo below
to see more photos and race results.





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West Yellowstone Follow Up


We had a great time at the World Snowmobile Expo in West Yellowstone this past weekend. The weather was great for getting a suntan which made for some slushy conditions. The show was well attended and the racing continues to grow. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success.

While it is still fresh on everyone’s mind we would like any ideas on how to improve the show and racing. The vintage display for the 12th year ran very smoothly and probably doesn’t need any changes. However we have already received many recommendations on ways to improve the racing. Here are some of the ideas coming in, please comment on those and any you might have. It is our goal to have all rules solidified this spring so everyone can have plenty of time to get their race sleds ready.

Here are some of the ideas that have been suggested:

Race Procedure

1-      Move the Vintage racing to the morning and the 120 SnoCross to the afternoon.

2-      Do a few vintage snocross classes on the existing snocross track.

Race Classes

1-      Increase the cc limit to 500cc to accommodate more sleds

2-      Change the Women’s class to 440 Fan as this is the largest class and more would likely participate.

3-      Eliminate the Youth 340 class(only one person signed up)

4-      Make 3 divisions: Stock, Super Stock, Mod

5-      Have stock classes run with no traction products to reduce cost and keep playing field level

6-      Have stock classes be more restrictive than current super stock rules to make more affordable

7-      Keep racing fun and affordable

8-      Structure classes so ALL vintage sleds have a place to race

9-      Slow schedule slightly so people have a breather when racing back to back.

10-   Change schedule to try to avoid back to back racing when possible

11-   Schedule grooming on running order

12-   Keep heat races to 3 laps but make finals 5 laps

13-   Start on time

14-   Have a transition class for 16-17 year olds

These are just some of the ideas, please post or email any ideas you have to improve our racing or show. As you can see "keeping it affordable" seems to be a common theme.

      
 Email Dustin at dustinsweeten@yahoo.com with ideas

 



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Please visit Leon and Penny Koch 
at "Koch's Performance" for all you Yamaha needs.



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