Ready for takeoff at ERX track

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by Jim Boyle

The ERX Motorsports track in Elk River will host its first national snocross event March 9–11.

Members of Carlson Motorsports in some previous snocross action. Photo by Gary Walton

The ERX ISOC National presented by Heinen’s Arctic Cat will feature the best snocross racers in the world, including Tucker Hibbert, Ross Martin, Robbie Malinoski and Tim Tremblay.

“The National ISOC points race is tightest it’s ever been, the action will be intense,” according to a press release on the event.

There will be pro autograph sessions from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

The track for the event will be the biggest racetrack in the history of ERX — huge jumps, grueling whoop sections and more — high-speed, bar-to-bar action.

One of the reasons ERX was chosen is great visibility from anywhere on the track. There is also ample bleacher seating available and the opportunity to bring one’s own folding chair to get up close to the fence.

Andrew Carlson goes airborne here, one of the sources of excitement at snocross races.

A band (Boomtown) will be playing country to ’80s rock after the races conclude both Friday and Saturday evening for an after-race party that will run 9 p.m. to midnight both nights with free admission.

There will be on-site parking with shuttles available for those needing assistance. Parking and shuttles are free.

Saturday evening there will be a wedding on top of the AMSOIL Finish Line. It’s scheduled for about 5:30 to 5:45 p.m.  The public is invited to watch the bride and groom ride off on a pair of Heinen’s Arctic Cat race sleds.

The cost to get into the races is $15 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday, or $25 for a weekend pass. VIP packages are also available for $65. Visit or to purchase tickets online.

Racing starts at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Opening ceremonies begin at 6  p.m. on Friday night and the last round ends at 9:15 p.m. Classes include:  Sport, Pro AM Plus 30, Pro Lite, Pro Open, Pro AM Plus 30 and Freestyle Show.

Racing starts at 9 a.m.  Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Saturday and the last round ends at 9:15 p.m.

Classes include:  Transition, Junior, Champ 120, Sport, Pro AM Women, Pro Lite, Pro Open and Freestyle Show.

Racing starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday and the last round ends at 4:15 p.m.

Classes include:  Vintage and 120 racing only.

A full schedule of events can be found by visiting this link: