MASTERS Has a BIG 2017 Winter Schedule!

December 9, 2016

One of the longest running Snowmobile Race sanctioning circuits, the MASTERS, has a full schedule of races for the 2017 Winter season. The circuit that started sanctioned snowmobile hillclimbs in the Midwest, resurrected Hillcross, runs a full Snow Drag series, is excited to have the first World Championship Kid’s Climb!
The 4-12 year olds that race the 120 cc snowmobiles will compete for the World Championship Kid’s Climb at Marquette Mountain, Marquette, MI., on Sunday, April 9th. The young snowmobile racers will be able to qualify by winning the Stock 120 or the Mod 120 King/Queen of the Hill at the Mid America Championship Hillclimb (MACH) at Keyes Peak in Florence, WI., on Saturday, Feb 11th, or at the Minnesota State Championship at Mont du Lac, outside of Duluth/Superior on April 2nd. This is also the schedule of the MASTERS Snowmobile Hillclimb series, with Marquette Mountain bringing back a MASTERS Snowmobile Hillclimb event.
It is the MASTERS that has had the longest relationship with the Jackson Hole Snow Devils of Jackson, WY., when it comes to sending the best Snowmobile Hillclimbers to the World Championship Hillclimb. The top hillclimbers at the MACH at Keyes Peak will qualify for this years World Championship. The top hillclimbers at the Minnesota State Championship Hillclimb and the Marquette Mtn Hillclimb will qualify for the 2018 World Championship Hillclimb. 
The MASTERS will open the season with the UP Championship Snow Drags in Ontonagon, MI., on Saturday, Jan 7th. It will be at the UP Championship Snow Drags that the circuit is going to induct only it’s 4th member into it’s Wall/Hall of Fame. The 2nd stop on the MASTERS Snow Drag Series will be in Wausau, WI., on Saturday, March 4th. This will be at the same location as the popular Trailmates Wausau Grass Drags. The 3rd race will be the Grand National Snow Drags at Mont du Lac, just outside of Duluth, MN. on Sunday, April 2nd. The MASTERS Snow Drag Series Championships will be at Marquette Mountain, Marquette, MI., on Saturday, April 8th. It will be at that race at Marquette Mountain that the MASTERS 2017 TOP GUN Champion will be crowned. The defending TOP GUN Champion, the circuits #1 driver, is Greenland, Michigan’s, Al Turin. Turin races for Pat’s Motorsports and Yamaha.
When HIllcross circuits in the Midwest folded years ago, it was the MASTERS that brought this exciting sport back to life. Once again this year the MASTERS will host the Wisconsin State Championship Hillcross at Keyes Peak, outside of Florence. This will be on Sunday, Feb 12th. Then the Hillcross series moves to Mont du Lac on Sunday, April 2nd, and finishes the season on Saturday, April 8th, at Marquette Mtn.
The series has 2 open dates. One is Saturday, Feb 4th, and the other is the weekend of March 11th-12th. The Circuit is working with different sights at possibly bringing the 17 year old circuit to their community.

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