Grand Prix de Snow Recap

Grand Prix de Snow 2017 - Photo Recap

PHOTOS BY: Alexandra Lee

The Grand Prix de Snow was a huge success thanks to our great sponsors and everyone who came out, rode and got dirty. The warm weather made it more of a Grand Prix de Mud by the end of the day but made for excellent conditions for spectators and riders. We ended up having 150 registered riders take part in the day which is an amazing turnout especially in February!

Grand Prix de Snow Feb. 19, 2017 - Lawrence Hacking and Victoria Hett

Grand Prix De Snow 2017

Grand Prix de Snow Feb. 19, 2017 - Photo Recap

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

The day started off with riders getting registered and out onto our track for some practice 10 AM - 12 PM. The condition of the track was changing by the minute with every degree it warmed up but it didn’t keep the smiles off the riders faces who were excited to be riding in February. There was a great mix of bikes on the course. Everything from Husqvarna's great looking 2017 lineup, to vintage Canam's, an old Ski-doo whose owner's co-pilot was his Bulldog, to a Ural tearing up the track and then dirtbikes old and new. 

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

At noon we broke for lunch to prepare for the afternoon’s fun races. Burgs and dogs were served up by the Town Moto #dogzone crew. Extreme weather motorcyclist Oliver Solaro also gave a talk on winter camping. Follow the link and check out some of his videos on his trips including a two week 8000 km trip to Fort Severn from Owen Sound in the middle of winter. 

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

Town Moto x Lawrence Hacking Grand Prix de Snow 2017 Photo Recap

Town Moto x Lawrence Hacking Grand Prix de Snow 2017 Photo Recap

As if racing in the mud and snow would not be difficult enough, all the races were LeMans style starts with riders having to run to their bikes and start them. It was a fun way to get started and help spread the field out. We ran a number of classes from Experienced Studded tires to Vintage to the Recreational class for anyone fairly new to riding in such conditions.

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

After the races had finished we handed out trophies to the winners of the classes and great prizes to all raffle winners thanks to our generous sponsors. Overall the vibe of the event was super fun and positive and everyone left with a huge smile on their face.

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Mud 2017

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

We have lots of people to thank for making the event a success! A big thank you to Husqvarna for getting behind the event as our title sponsor and bringing their bikes out for people to demo.

Thanks to all of our generous sponsors: Husqvarna MotorcyclesBiltwell Inc.Red Wing BootsRoland Sands DesignDeus Ex MachinaBrixtonStance SocksJoe RocketSpeed and StrengthTreadwell ClothingMoto RevereTown BarberFast Times Magazine, Dual Sport Plus, Sturgess Cycle, The Moto Social who donated prizes or helped to promote the event.

Thanks to The Mohawk Inn for hosting the event and being nothing but helpful, accomodating and supportive of our community.

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix De Snow 2017

Town Moto & Lawrence Hacking's Grand Prix de Snow 2017

And a big thank you everyone who came out, rode, had fun and shared a laugh as well as all our friends who donated their time to help set it all up. Couldn't have done it without you!

- Town Moto Crew & Lawrence Hacking!

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March 02, 2017