ECS LogoJohn Decato returns as Technical Director at East Coast Snocross,
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. (July 24, 2014) – Veteran race official John Decato will rejoin New England’s premier snowmobile race sanctioning body for 2014-2015, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) is pleased to announce he has accepted the position of Technical Director.

Decato has been involved with snowmobile racing as an official for 15 years. He served as Tech Director for four seasons with the former Rock Maple Racing circuit, and for the first season ECS was in operation. Prior to his time in snocross, Decato put in a decade of service on the snowmobile grass drag circuit, serving as technical director for the popular Woody’s Northeast Grass Drag Series.
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CHESHIRE, Conn. (Nov. 4, 2013) – In the world of snowmobile dealers, there are a few that stand out among the rest. Thanks to a longstanding reputation for excellent service, great products and strong relationships with customers, they rise above the others and often make significant contributions to the sport of snocross.

Ingles Performance, located in Phoenix, New York, is a prime example of this type of dealer. As recipient of the prestigious Ski-doo Dealer of the Year award, Ingles Performance is known across the snowbelt as a very special place. As they’ve done for several years now, Ingles will once again be providing a pair of Ski-doo snowmobiles for ECS track officials to use on race weekends.
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ECS Snocross2013-2014 race schedule announced for East Coast Snocross,
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CHESHIRE, Conn. (Oct. 9, 2013) – As the leaves continue to fall and our thoughts turn to the coming winter, officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are pleased to announce their 2013-2014 event schedule. As the sanctioning body prepares for its fourth season, teams and fans alike can begin making their plans.

Technically, since ECS picked up where the former regional circuit (RMR) left off, this is the 23rd consecutive season for sanctioned snocross here in the northeast. RMR held its first races during the winter of 1991-92, and since that time – the sport has advanced by leaps and bounds.
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New partnership with Phantom Snowmobiles creates Novice 250 Rider Development class at East Coast Snocross, Presented by AMSOIL and Woody’s Traction.

CHESHIRE, Conn. (Oct. 7, 2013) – In snowmobile snocross racing, it’s the youth riders who represent the sport’s future. It is these young boys and often girls, as well, who will carry snocross and receational snowmobiling itself forward into the next decade and beyond.

With that fact in mind, officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are pleased to announce the addition of a new youth class for 2013-14. The new Novice 250 class will be contested on 250cc Phantom Snowmobiles, the ideal sled to fill the gap between 120cc machines and a full-size sled.

Longtime ECS team owner Bruce Gaspardi Sr. of North Adams, Mass., will become a dealer for Phantom snowmobiles. His many years of tuning sleds will assist those familes trying snocross for the first time, and can guide veteran parents not familiar with the Phantom brand. A sled and class like this should boost interest in snocross among kids, helping to ensure a healthy series on down the road.

“These sleds are going to be ideal for a transition class,” Gaspardi said. “The four-stroke engine has plenty of torque and power, and the suspension is well-designed. We started selling Phantom sleds one year ago, and they’ve been quite popular. I feel they’ll be a great addition to youth classes at ECS.”

Gaspardi will have a ton of expertise to draw from as he guides racers and parents in 2013-14. The matriarc of Team Southside will have access to CSRA Race Director Brock Norris, who’s son Roy is a champion in CSRA’s 250 class. Norris will be available to Gaspardi for technical advice and assistance, and is also the man in charge of Novice 250 development for CSRA. Norris will be of great value to ECS as we get this exciting new program up and running.

Phantom Snowmobiles are billed as “the ultimate youth snowmobile,” and it is an accurate description. With a 250cc four-stroke engine, electric start, reverse and a full indpendent suspension, the industry’s only mid-size sleds are a technological delight. One ride on a Phantom snowmobile will show just how fun and advanced youth racing can be.

ECS is the second sanctioning body to partner with Phantom Snowmobiles in an effort to grow the sport. The Ontario-based Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) started a similar program for rider development in 2009. The class has strong participation that has exceeded expectations and produces some of the most exciting racing on the circuit.

“I think our new Novice 250 class is a great way to reach new kids and families,” said ECS president Bob Roscoe. “Phantom Smowmobiles are well built, safe and exciting machines. I expect to see this class expand youth participation at ECS and help ensure a bright future in grassroots snocross.”

East Coast Snocross, presented by AMSOIL and Woody’s Traction Products, is the eastern affiliate of International Series of Champions (ISOC), the national sanctioning body for snowmobile snocross. ECS strives to maintain a healthy level of grassroots racing throughout the northeast, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-back Pro teams.

daSilva Racing adds new rider, gears up for exciting 2013-14 season in East Coast Snocross series

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (Sept. 26, 2013) – With widespread frost warnings posted across much of northern New England and early snows touching the summit of Mount Washington, one of the region’s veteran snowmobile race teams is gearing up for a busy and competitive winter.

New Hampshire-based daSilva Racing competes on the East Coast Snocross (ECS) series, presented by AMSOIL and Woody’s traction products. The team will enter the 2013-14 season with a trio of eager riders; led by veteran Jake daSilva, who advances from Pro Lite to the Pro division.
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ECS LogoAMSOIL signs three-year agreement with East Coast Snocross as presenting sponsor; Woody’s, Choko, New England Racing Fuel also return for 2013-2014 season

CHESHIRE, Conn. (Sept. 17, 2013) – Officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) are pleased to announce the signing of a three-year agreement with AMSOIL, a world leader in synthetic oils and lubricants, as co-presenting sponsor for the popular regional snocross series.

AMSOIL again joins Woody’s Traction and Control products as valued presenting sponsors at ECS.

Used by racers and trail riders around the globe, AMSOIL products are synonymous with high performance. The company’s support of snocross, on both the national and regional levels, is unmatched within the industry. Here in the Northeast, that support means a great deal.

“All of us at ECS are honored and proud to have AMSOIL back and so committed to the future of our sport,” said series co-owner and president Bob Roscoe. “Their support is highly valued and adds credibility to what we do here in the Northeast. We’ll work hard to ensure their message reaches our fans all season long.”
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Corin Todd wins Pro finale, claims 2013 Championship for East Coast Snocross series,
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Patenaude brothers claim Pro Lite finale and Sport title

MALONE, New York (Mar. 25, 2013) – New York native Corin Todd powered his machine to victory in the last Pro final of the season, securing the 2013 championship as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed its season finale Saturday at the Titus Mountain Family Ski Center.

Todd (Bailey/Hulten Polaris), of Otego, passed Lemieux after the first of 14 laps and led to the finish. Lemieux (Lemieux Racing/Ski-doo) settled for second just a tick over three seconds back, while 2012 champion Danny Poirier (Bailey/Hulten Polaris) filled out the podium in third.

Friday evening’s Pro final was run under the lights at Titus, with Lemieux claiming the win to keep pressure on Todd in the points fight. Michigan native Kevin Wallenstein (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo) stepped up from Pro Lite to run second in an amazing effort, while Poirier was rock solid in third. Read Full Article →

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Season finale at Titus Mountain last stop for East Coast Snocross series,
Presented by AMSOIL and Woody’s Traction

CHESHIRE, Conn. (March 15, 2013) – After months of intense competition, constant travel and hard work, the end is now in sight.

Snowmobile race teams from around the northeast are gearing up for a dramatic conclusion to the 2013 season, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) prepares for its season finale on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the beautiful Titus Mountain Family Ski Center in Malone, New York.

This year’s season finale will feature a different format, with racing under the lights Friday night adding a new level of excitement. Spectator gates will open at 3 p.m. Friday, with racing getting under way at 4 p.m. with amateur qualifying rounds. Pro and Pro Lite riders will hit the track by 6 p. m. and contest their finals during the evening. Read Full Article →

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Season finale at Titus Mountain last stop for East Coast Snocross series,

CHESHIRE, Conn. (March 15, 2013) – After months of intense competition, constant travel and hard work, the end is now in sight.

Snowmobile race teams from around the northeast are gearing up for a dramatic conclusion to the 2013 season, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) prepares for its season finale on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the beautiful Titus Mountain Family Ski Center in Malone, New York.

This year’s season finale will feature a different format, with racing under the lights Friday night adding a new level of excitement. Spectator gates will open at 3 p.m. Friday, with racing getting under way at 4 p.m. with amateur qualifying rounds. Pro and Pro Lite riders will hit the track by 6 p. m. and contest their finals during the evening. Read Full Article →

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Lemieux, Ellis split Pro finals in Boonville for East Coast Snocross series,
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Wallenstein makes a clean sweep in Pro Lite

BOONVILLE, N.Y. (Mar. 5, 2013) – Veteran snowmobile racers Lincoln Lemieux and Derek Ellis each won a Pro final over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round 8 of its nine-race 2013 schedule at the Boonville-Onieda County Fairgrounds.

Lemieux (Lemieux Racing/Ski-doo), of St. Johnsbury, VT, prevailed in a battle with defending champion Danny Poirier (Bailey/Hulten Polaris) to claim Saturday’s 14-lap final. Poirier led five laps yet settled for second, while Ellis kicked off his weekend with a solid third. Read Full Article →