The West Yellowstone’s 25th annual SNOWMOBILE EXPO is where Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo, and Yamaha will unveil their new 2016 snowmobile lines to the public at the same location, for the first time in the Rocky Mountain West! Hundreds of new aftermarket exhibits will also be on display at the EXPO hall located at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn Conference Center.
Thursday night fun includes the famous Casino Night, where anyone can become a millionaire (with funny money!) and a Calcutta for the vintage racers, followed by a FREE concert by The Teka Brock Band at the Holiday Inn through the Big Sky Songwriter’s Conference.
We can’t wait to have SWOOP Productions back this year for another Saturday afternoon exhibition of thrilling and inspiring sport-bike freestyle shows for bike fanatics of all ages. This FREE show starts at 4:00 PM show will be on Madison Avenue (on the block between Canyon and Dunraven Streets) in downtown West Yellowstone. Swoop Productions is a rider formed company bringing the exciting spectacle of freestyle street bike and Harley Davidson stunts. Swoop Productions offers some of the most talented FMX riders in the world!
And, NEW FOR 2015, we are working with Wild Bill Productions for outdoor concerts on both Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night bands range from bluegrass to solid gold country featuring The Teka Brock Band, Confederate Railroad, and Blackhawk. Saturday night bands range from southern rock to wild rock’n’roll featuring The Outlaws, Warrant, and Jackyl. Octane Addictions is presenting an exciting snowmobile freestyle airshow in between the bands on both nights. More information, on the “Concerts” tab. Saturday night ends with a 20 minute fireworks show presented by Big Boomer (Billings, MT.)
The 11th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Exhibit and Show returns on Saturday March 15, hosted by Western States Vintage Snowmobile Association, is located at the EXPO Race Track on Iris Street. This annual show, competition and display is one of the largest gatherings of vintage and antique snowmobiles in the West with U.S. and Canadian participants from all over the “snow belt.” More than 200 immaculate snowmobiles encompassing the entire spectrum of snowmobiling history are expected to participate. This year’s featured Year Class is 1974. Prizes and special awards for: People’s Choice, Best of Show, & WSVSA Sled of the Year.
MWR (Mountain West Racing) Vintage Racing return again with expanded classes, races, and a specially designed race course. In fact, the entire race course is being reconfigured as an oval course. MWR Vintage Snowmobile Oval Races starts on Friday 1:00 PM with two qualifiers and Finals starting at 3 PM. Saturday races will follow the same schedule. Classes will include stock and mod single cylinder, 340 and 440 fan cooled, and 340 and 440 free air. New classes this year include 440 Early Fan (74 & Older), 340 L/C Mod, & 440 L/C Mod. Races are limited to snowmobiles year 1980 and older.
Don’t miss the crowd pleasing Vintage “hot” laps where Vintage drivers take to the track with an entertaining display of decorated vintage sleds, decorated and pulling an amazing array of items from dog houses to bars. Vintage “hot laps” are featured at 12:45 PM on Friday and Saturday.
Drags are back! Don’t miss the action of head-to-head snowmobile drags races on Saturday, sanctioned by Washington State Snowmobile Racing Association (WSSRA). Starting pads enable everyone equal start conditions, as 2 lanes of head-to-head racing take place, operated by MWR with ISR rules. Junior, Traction, and Non-Traction (136″ x 1-1/4″ tracks or bigger) classes ranging from 440 to 1000cc.
MWR Junior SnoCross racing includes Junior 10-13, Transition 300, and Transition 500. Junior SnoCross classes will alternate with the MWR 120 races (Friday & Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 AM) and the Grand Western M120 Championships on Saturday. Qualifying runs begin at 10:00 AM, with finals at 12:00 Noon.
The 120 Western Grand Championships brings upcoming super stars together to own the 2015 “Champion 120 Title.” 120 cc racing is a special event for all youngsters who compete in three different classes:, 120 stock, speed limited, 120 Champ. Kids from 4 to 12 years old have a chance to try out racing or gain racing experience. Open to everyone. Must Register, no membership required.
The Radar Run competition returns for 2015. Radar Runs are held on a straight-line 500’ packed snow track, with a 600’ shut down extension. Entries run one at a time. All snowmobiles and riders of all classes, eras, and experience, are eligible and welcome. Each class winner will be determined by the fastest speed. $10.00 gives you 2 runs. The highest speed of 2 runs will be considered your entry. If someone beats your speed you can “pay to play again” and try your luck at a faster speed.
Back again for the kids – Free 120 snowmobile Demo Rides for kids 3 – 12 yrs of age on Friday from 3:30 – 5:30pm and Saturday from 10am – 3pm.
And, for even bigger “kids,” check out the new 2016 snowmobile models. Timbersled will again be offering first come first serve demo rides for anyone that is interested in riding them (proper riding safety gear will be required). Check out the Mountain Horse Snow Bike System based on a bolt on kit to any dirt bike that require no modifications to install and allow you to be able to switch your bike from tires in the summer to track system in the winter. Located on Iris Street, just south of the race track.
EXPO 2015 TICKETS -
Remember, kids 12 and under are FREE for EXPO.
Kids 5 and under are FREE for the Concerts.
FRIDAY – EXPO Tent & Track Races – $16.00
SATURDAY – EXPO Tent & Track Races – $16.00
SUNDAY – EXPO Tent Only (no track events) – $5.00
Weekend PASS (Friday, Saturday, Sunday Track & Exhibit Hall) – $28.00
FULL EXPO Weekend Pass plus Friday & Saturday night concerts – $115.00
On-line ticket sales are closed. EXPO admission tickets are still available and
can be purchased at the West Yellowstone Visitor Center through Thursday, March 12th and
then the Snow Desk at the Holiday Inn beginning Friday, March 13th.
Concert tickets are still available West Yellowstone Visitor Center through Thursday, March 12th
and can also be purchased at the gate on Friday & Saturday nights.