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22nd Annual West Yellowstone Snowmobile Expo 2012

West Yellowstone World Snowmobile EXPO March 16th-18th, 2012

NEW FOR 2012. Just for kids! The 120 Western Grand Championships!This is a special event for all youngsters to compete in five different classes: Kitty Kat, 120 speed limited, 120 Stock, 120 Champ, and Outlaw. Kids from 4 to 12 years old have a chance to try out racing or gain racing experience. Open to everyone.

The West Yellowstone EXPO is recognized worldwide as the "Largest Snowmobile Event in the West."Arctic Cat, Polaris, Skidoo and Yamaha will unveil their new 2013 snowmobile lines for the first time to the public at the same location. Hundreds of new aftermarket exhibits will also be on display at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, center for the 2012 EXPO.

WSSRA RADAR RUN on Friday, March 16th, 2012 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Come to the Drag Track which is just north of the SnoCross racing track and stands. Two passes for just $10.00. Stay for the "Test-n-Tune" session which gives racers a chance to run off the pads and try different set-ups, to get ready for the races the next day. Test-n-Tune is just $15.00 per sled 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Ever wondered just how fast you are? How good is your reaction time? Here is a great chance for first time racers! No tuning required, just bring out your sled and race to a new event, "Bracket Racing" on Sunday after the drag races are over.

Bracket racing is based on time, not on the type of sled. Determine your “dial in time” during the drag races, If you have not raced the drags,  you will get 2 passes at this time to determine your “dial in time”. This “time” will determine what class you will be in as the classes are set by times and we will run 4 classes. Once the classes are set we will run “heads up” racing single elimination. You must not “break out” or go faster than your “dial in time”, if you do that is a loss.  Cost is just $20.00 per sled.

"Best of the West" snowmobile freestyle Chills & Thrills! This year's Saturday evening snowmobile freestyle aerials will  pits  the country’s top next generation freestylers competing in one most extreme competitions ever  in a battle for $30,000 in prizes for the best points combined over two weekends!

Don't miss Matt Tingstad, Alex Packard, Willie Elam, Luke Maue, Fred Rasmussen, and Sam Rogers. They're going to be hungry and willing to offer up their newest stunts.It's Saturday night, under the lights, 7:30 PM at the SnoCross track

The EXPO SWAP MEET will be held Saturday, March 17th, 2012 from 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM. A limited number of spaces will be available for a small charge. The meet will be located on the south side of Madison Avenue between Canyon and Dunraven Streets. Shuttles from EXPO venues will stop at this location. The swap is for snowmobile and recreation items (no household items). Click here for more information.

We can't wait to have SWOOP Productions back this year for two shows: the  BLACK ICE SHOOT-OUT on Friday night and a Saturday afternoon downtown West Yellowstone exhibition, two different exciting, thrilling and inspiring sport-bike freestyle shows for bike fanatics of all ages. On Friday night, at the West Yellowstone Ice Skating Rink (just off Faithful Street), SWOOP will be putting on a Black Ice Shoot-Out starting at 7:00 PM. An Autograph session will follow. There is no charge for this, but it is weather/ice dependent. Afterward, make sure to head over to the Holiday Inn right after the Shoot-Out for the popular Casino Night.

Saturday, 4:00 PM show will be on Canyon Avenue in downtown West Yellowstone. No charge, just some great stunts, burnouts, tires blowing up, crazy circle wheelies, insane stoppies, acrobatics, and more! Swoop stunts sport bikes including Kawasaki, Honda, and Harley! There will be another autograph sessions after the show, just go to the SWOOP trailer!

Don't miss 'dialed in' Snowmobile Snow Drag races competing in the 9th annual Snow Drags March 16th & 17th sanctioned by Washington State Snowmobile Racing Association (WSSRA). Starting pads enable everyone equal start conditions, as 2 lanes of head-to-head racing will take place this same weekend. The radar run takes place on Friday, March 16th; drags on Saturday and Sunday.

MANUFACTURER DEMO RIDES: Just confirmed! Polaris is doing manufacturer demo rides on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday during race hours. Go to the two big Polaris trailers located south of the race track along Iris Street (edge of pines). ARCTIC CAT DEMO RIDES! We just got the word that Arctic Cat will also be offering DEMO rides this weekend!  AC brought their new 2013 sleds (including mountain models) into the Yellowstone Arctic Cat Yamaha Shop (208 Electric Street). Demo's available Thursday, March 15th through Sunday, March 18th. Call Amber at 509-733-6464 for info or set up a time.

For more information on lodging and EXPO lodging & ticket packages, call 406-646-7701 or visit

First Time to EXPO? Racing and other outside events take place just west of Iris Avenue on the 'old' airfield. Bleachers are constructed from huge snow piles and sit high so you can see down into the snow course track and aerials area. Make sure to dress warmly, bring an outdoor chair, or blankets too. There will be hot and cold beverages, and food available as well.

You can park near Iris Street or along Yellowstone Avenue, or just at your hotel or motel. Free shuttles will run throughout the day and early evenings from the race area to the Exhibition Hall at the Holiday Inn to motels and hotels, and by the Swap Meet and Motorcycle Freestyle.


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