MALONE, NY — After a few years away, the sights and sounds of snocross racing are returning to Upstate New York. East Coast Snocross (ECS) will present two days of high-flying action at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10.
Spectator gates open at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $12 per day for adults or $20 for a weekend pass. Children age 7 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Pit passes for those wanting an up-close look at the teams as they work on their machines are available for an extra $10.
Leading the charge into Malone is pro rider Mike Pilotte. The Team Southside Polaris racer from Fall River, Mass., won the first six finals this season and says he’s having more fun than ever in 2019. He’ll have to fend off hard chargers like Dylan Roes (D&D Racing/Arctic Cat), a successful grass drag racer who is starting to turn some heads in snocross.
Some of the riders to watch in the Pro Lite class include Dalton Jacquier, Adam Ashline, Adam Levi and Wade Acker. Jacquier and Acker already have a pair of wins each in 2019, while Ashline notched his first career Pro Lite victory in Warrensburg, NY, in early February.
Other riders to watch in Pro Lite include Tucker Kierstead (D&D Racing/Arctic Cat) and Ryan Dupont (Team Southside/Polaris). All of these young athletes will be contenders in Malone.
Along with a full slate of racing in pro and pro lite, the Malone event will also include some good battles in the sport, women and junior divisions. It takes support classes to fill out any card of racing, and the East Coast Snocross series is blessed with strong participation across the board.
This event will also feature a Trail Stock class for those looking to give snocross a try for the first time. Aggressive trail riders with a desire to compete can test their skills in a safe environment. The weekend will also include races for children ages 6 to 10 riding 120cc machines on a separate, smaller track. This is where future stars of the sport learn what racing is all about.
Malone is known as the gateway to the Adirondacks, and for good reason. Malone is a great destination for snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, shopping and dining. It’s a busy town with lots to offer, including the Titus Mountain Family Ski Center.
To plan your trip to this northern New York gem, go to www.visitmalone.com.
The East Coast Snocross series, presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR, is an ISR-affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the northeastern United States. ECS maintains a regional circuit intended to keep grassroots snocross racing healthy in this part of the country, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed national pro teams.