Heart 2 Heart SnoCross Jan 21-22
January 17, 2006
Mountain West Racing (MWR) will be holding the Heart 2 Heart SnoCross in Bondurant on the weekend of January 21-22. This is the second year for the event in Bondurant, which is sponsored by the Jackson Sno Devils and Norris Brown. The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club will be providing concessions both days for the event.
MWR has nine races scheduled for the 2006 winter season, in Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Idaho. Their first race was in Montana in mid-December. Their next two races scheduled for Washington and Montana were cancelled. The Heart 2 Heart SnoCross is the 4th race on the event schedule. The final race will be at the SnoWest SnoCross/World Snowmobile Expo in West Yellowstone, Montana March 17-19th where world-class pro racers from across North America will compete for the "Best of the Best" SnoCross title and an additional race purse.
Lack of snow in the northern states in 2005 is what brought the MWR Heart 2 Heart SnoCross to Bondurant last year. Similar to this year, the 2nd and 3rd races in January were cancelled due to lack of snow. Norris and Layne Brown, of Bondurant, offered the use of their property across from the Bondurant school, since Bondurant typically has a lot of snow in February. The race was so well-received, organizers included the Heart 2 Heart SnoCross event again for 2006. It is an exciting race that thrills racers and spectators alike.
The Bondurant SnoCross races were held on the Norris and Layne Brown property, across from the Bondurant Elementary School off Hwy 191 between Pinedale and Jackson. These were counted as official point races for the Mountain West Racing (MWR) circuit. The race was sponsored by the Jackson Hole Snowmobile Club, with help from the Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club.
In order to race in a MWR-sanctioned event, racers must purchase a membership. Those who wish to race in just one race can join as a temporary member for $25. To race in more races during a season, participants must purchase an annual membership. MWR has adult classes for Pro, Semi-Pro, Sport, Masters and Women’s. Youth classes are for children 17 years of age and younger.
Registration is Friday, January 20th at the Virginian Lodge in Jackson from 6-8 pm. Class and pre-registration information is available at the Mountain West Racing website.
Mountain West Racing
2005 Heart 2 Heart SnoCross article (Pinedale Online, Feb. 18, 2005, 18 photos)
Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club