The racing season is officially launched!

Now that winter is here to stay, racing has begun on a few racing circuits over these past few weeks. This is the case with CTCP, which supports ice racing in Western Canada. The season opener in Beausejour gave us a good look at the USSA Pro Star category, which will be coming to Valcourt. Among other things, we got to see the F-III-class snowmobiles on the track for the very first time. With performances on the track that closely resemble the Pro Champ class, these snowmobiles are quite impressive.

Credit Darryl Gershman

The first round of the American ISOC championship in snocross was aborted on November 28 because of really bad weather conditions. Fortunately, the situation was exemplary when the races resumed last weekend in Fargo, both with regard to the weather conditions and the number of podiums topped by Quebecers. Taking their place amongst the top three–one after the other–the Pelletiers, Lebels, Poiriers et Legendres climbed up on the podium to chat with the event’s MC Haley Shanley.

On this side of the border, the season pre-opener will take place this weekend for athletes in the SCMX Championship. The organization has invited all the recruits to a special snocross initiation day. The first gathering for the new SCMX organization will take place this Saturday in Coaticook. The Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt team will be there for most of the day in order to meet athletes and visitors, and to attend the Dominator in the evening! For more information:

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Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt is part of the USSA PROSTAR Championship calendar.

The organization for the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt, presented by Intact Insurance, wishes to clarify information that is circulating about the CHAMP and PRO CHAMP classes that will be presented during the upcoming 38th edition to take place February 7, 8 and 9, 2020.

International Snowmobile Racing (ISR), the organization governing all snowmobile races, has recently modified its regulations in relation to the PRO CHAMP classes.

The goal of these changes is to make the sport more accessible to all athletes, and the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt has decided to move in that direction.

After consulting with most of the athletes and the various stakeholders involved, the organization has decided to stage snowmobile on ice oval races in both classes: Pro Champ (stock) and Champ (full mod).

In order to facilitate the transition for those athletes who will be competing in both classes, the race schedule will be as follows:

  • FRIDAY – complete CHAMP (full mod) and FIII program
  • SATURDAY – complete PRO CHAMP (stock) and FIII program
  • SUNDAY – complete PRO CHAMP (stock) program

The following classes will also be presented:

  • Pro Formula 500
  • Semi Pro Formula 500
  • Semi Pro Champ
  • Junior 340

The organization wishes to remind all athletes that there must be at least six (6) pre-registrations (adult) or four (4) registrations (junior) in a class for it to be presented.

This is a sport with a very long history, and we are mindful of the particularity of the current situation. In all cases, we strive to make the best possible choices in order to preserve the sport and encourage the next generation.