The Big Sky XC presented by Klim is an off-road motorcycle race held on the ski slopes of Big Sky Resort, located just north of Yellowstone National Park. The race weekend was originally designed with a unique balance between family friendly racing for amateur racers and an expert course built to challenge the country’s best off-road racers. 2010 will continue to build on that platform.
Lone Peak Racing ,LLC is excited to have the Big Sky XC be apart of the five race AMA Western Hare Scrambles Championship Series. With racing starting up Feb 13th in Paicines, CA and finishing in November at the famed Hangtown facility, LPR believes the scaled back and spread out schedule is perfectly set up to allow strong racer participation.
For additional confidence, riders
can participate in the Dirtwise
Riding School by Shane Watts
on Thursday and Friday.
“A 5 race series is a lot more manageable than an 8 or 9 race series as our country continues down the long road towards economic recovery,” says Jamey Kabisch, the Big Sky XC race manager. “I believe racers will really welcome an abbreviated series with open arms, as it makes competing for an AMA series championship easier on the pocketbook.”
Also new for the Big Sky XC is the Dirtwise riding school by Shane Watts, which will be held on the Thursday/ Friday before the race weekend. At the time of this release, it is also Mr. Watts’s intent to line up on Sunday to compete in the pro class. “Having Shane not only hold one of his popular rider clinics, but also participate in the racing aligns perfectly with our goal to make the Big Sky XC a premier national race,” adds Joe Miler, LPR’s marketing manager. “Our event falls on an off weekend for many of the country’s top off-road racing series, so we hope Shane’s involvement will motivate other top racers to check out the Big Sky XC.”
The Big Sky Resort is located 18 miles from
Yellowstone National Park. It’s picturesque
scenery is a perfect place to play amongst
the dirt and trees.
For companies interested in event sponsorship opportunities, contact Joe Miller at 406-581-3491. Call Jamey Kabisch, 406-233-0478 for race information. Additional information, pre-registration forms as well as the entire WHS schedule can be found at: www.bigskyxc.com.
BIG SKY RESORT is located in Southwest Montana 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park, in the winter it features the Biggest Skiing in America with over 5,500 acres of skiable terrain with an interconnect with Moonlight Basin. In the summer, Big Sky features Montana’s Best Mountain Meetings with over 55,000 square feet of meeting space and over 750 lodging units. www.bigskyresort.com