Others who were influential in racing sleds were Leonard Charboneau (Polaris), Bill Rafferty, Brad Rafferty, Tom Carr, Clay Rafferty, Spring, John Burke, and Gary Joiner all raced Ski-Doo. Harry Treadway, Steve Yaw and Tom Cunningham all raced Arctic Cat. Doug Abare raced Sno-jets and Chaparral. Kevin Mero also raced Chaparral.
In 1976 Huestis organized and promoted a racing circuit called E.S.A , however at the age of 21 Huestis was more interested in racing than having to organize and promote the various events. Subsequently the E.S.A. dissolved the following year and Huestis continued his racing endeavors with the E.S.R.A circuit. Oval racing continued to flourish through the 1980s, however declined in popularity and gave way to modern day sno-cross. The primary reason sno-cross has taken over the racing scene is due in large part by corporate sponsorship. Many of the modified sleds that were being raced on the oval circuit would look nothing like a factory sled. which did very little to help a manufacturer promote their product, because the average guy couldn't tell you whether it was a Ski-doo or a Polaris. Today the factory race sleds competing in the sno-cross circuit look very much like the sled people purchase off the showroom floor. Several local residents began racing sno-cross on the Rock Maple Racing venue including Derrick Fleury and his son Gavin and F.P. Tierney and his son Conall.
Various communities throughout the Northeast began to tap into the economic benefit of snowmobiling. The Town of Webb, which includes Inlet and Old Forge, began to develop an interconnected snowmobile trail system. In order to ride the trails in Old Forge had to purchase a trail permit. The Town Of Webb began to require a trail permit in 1968 and is celebrating 40 years with the annual Shootout in Woodgate followed by snodeo weekend, which is a celebration that kicks off the snowmobile season. The shootout includes drag races set up to test the manufacturers' new products right out of the crate in which they were shipped. People from all over the Northeast flock to the area to see the new sleds. Snodeo is a community wide celebration, vendors come from all over to sell the latest and greatest things to hit the snow. Saturday evening is concluded with a fireworks display and Sunday ends the event with a vintage snowmobile show.