15. February 2010
More than 120 Riders Already Registered for the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt, Presented by La Capitale General Insurance
Valcourt, QC, - More than 120 riders will vie for victory in close to one hundred qualifying heat and final races that will be held at the 28th running of the Grand Prix of Valcourt, presented by La Capitale General Insurance on February 19th - 21st. Over the three days of competition, Xtreme motorsports fans will find their thrills in the more than 20 classes entered in snowmobile ice oval racing, Sno-X competition, Moto-X, and ATV ice oval races. Snowmobile ice oval racers will compete in round 2 of the 2010 SMC Eastern Pro-Tour schedule, which includes the all-important Pro-Champ races, while Sno-X riders will be entering round 6 of the 2009-2010 Camoplast Championship Snocross Series at Valcourt. Motocross and ATV riders will be on the bill Saturday and Sunday.
Nearly 40 races will be on tap for Friday, starting at 10 a.m. with competition in three Sno-X classes and six snowmobile ice oval categories. The 30 races scheduled for Saturday, February 20 will start half an hour earlier at 9:30 a.m. for eight ice oval snowmobiles classes, and the 450cc studded tires Moto-X category. Three Sno-X races, Semi Pro-Open 600, Sport Super Stock 600 and the Grand Finale in the Pro Super Stock 600 will complete Saturday's schedule.
Sunday at Valcourt also begins at 9:30 and will feature the Sno-X Semi-Pro Super Stock 600 class races and the final leg of the Pro Open 600 class Triple Crown Championship scheduled to start at 3:30 pm. Following the first two rounds held in January in Malone, NY and Mirabel, QC, Malone race winner Bobby Lepage of St. Johnsville, NY is tied in first place with 285 points with Mirabel winner Mathieu Morin of Val d'Or, QC. Quebec riders Danny Poirier of Acton Vale, and Dave Allard of Saint-Félicien, are third with 230 points apiece.
In Sunday's SCM Pro Champ Grand Finale, Eastern Pro-Tour defending champion and Grand Prix of Valcourt spokesperson Jacques Villeneuve should be facing USSA Prostar Oval Racing Series regulars, Americans Dustin Wahl, two-time winner at Valcourt, Matt Schulz, winner of the 2010 Eagle River race and 2007 Valcourt event, and Nicholas VanStryDonk, runner-up to Wahl last season in Valcourt. New York riders Mason Hamilton, Nick Lagoy, and Gary Meyer, regulars on the Eastern Pro-Tour, will also compete in that event as will Travis McDonald and Bryan Bewcik from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The organizers have more than snowmobile XTreme race action to offer for family entertainment with the presentation of a special musical happening on Saturday night at the Valcourt Arena, featuring the acclaimed Montreal band Eclipse in a tribute concert to one of the seventies and eighties top rock British band "Hommage à Pink Floyd" The Joseph-Armand Bombardier Museum will once again open its door free of charge February 19th - 21st, where fans will be able to view highlights of races held in previous Grands Prix.
Tickets for the 28th edition of the Grand Prix de Valcourt, presented by La Capitale General Insurance are still available by contacting the ticket office at 1-450-532-3443 or at 1-866-532-7543. Some Trackside Suite passes, offering an incredible view of all the action on Circuit Yvon Duhamel in the comfort of a heated building, are also still available. To learn more on the weekend festivities, schedule and ticket packages, fans can log online at www.grandprixvalcourt.com.
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