Races

 Snocross 

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At the Grand Prix Ski-doo of Valcourt, the snocross track is always a challenge to competitors as it is continually changing. Bumps are endlessly modified by the passage of snowmobiles. The appearance is also modified after each practice, qualifying, or race as the track grinder operator relies on the grooves made by the racers to recreate holes and lanes that become more natural. Bumps are amplified.

Lanes in some turns offer competitors alternate routes or jump options, either on the inside or the outside. The track is always challenging the athletes. The rider who reads the track best and finds the right lane, has a better chance of winning the race.

Technical Summary Description of Circuit Yvon-Duhamel Snocross Track:

  • Track length: 0.65 kilometers (0.404 mile) or 650 meters (2,132 feet).
  • Average width: 15 meters (50 feet).
  • Top speed: Because of the different lengths of the straights, top speeds in snocross racing vary considerably.
  • Number of turns: Six (6)
  • Number of jumps: There are around 20 jumps with a major one of 3.65 to 4.6 meters (12 to 15 feet) high that allows a flight close to 27 meters (90 feet) long.
  • The double jumps are located on the straight lines just before the turns.
  • Number of triple jumps: Three, located between turns 5 and 6.

 Ice Oval Track 

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Adrenalin freaks will be pumped-up watching ice oval racing competitions.

Riders compete on a 0.805-kilometer (1/2 mile) — 2,640 feet/805 meters reaching impressive top speeds that vary depending on the of class speed machine.

  • Pro Champ 440 snowmobiles: 170 km/h (105 mph)
  • Motocross bikes: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • ATV Open: 150 km/h (93 mph)
  • ATV 450 cc: 130 km/h (75 mph)

The width of the track varies as it narrows along the straights and widens up to 85 feet in the four turns.

 Motocross and ATV on Ice Oval & Ice road circuit 

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Motorbike and ATV events are also very popular at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt ice oval track.
The riders’ machines, in both classes, are shod with studded tires, without which it would impossible to keep their vehicles upright or on the track.

For the fisrt year, the Grand Prix will present motocross and ATV on Ice road Circuit.  A must see show!

The ATV class reach 125 km/h (75 mph) and 150 km/h (95 mph) respectively.

An experience you don’t want to miss.

 Snowmobile Drag Racing 

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Included in the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt race weekend is the Snight Pro and Amateur snowmobile drag racing program. The two-lane 660-foot (201 meters) long racing track, is designed to the series promoter’s specifications. The overall track length is 366 meters (1,200 feet) which includes a long deceleration zone.

The sandstone-based starting lane measures 50 feet (15 meters) in length. Top speed for Outlaws class riders is 210 km/h.

Professional Classes:

  • Improved
  • Open
  • Pro-Stock
  • Trail Max
  • Pro-Max
  • Outlaw

  

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