East Coast Snocross tickets going on sale

PLATTSBURGH - Tickets for the East Coast Snocross snowmobile races are now on sale.

The event - sponsored by Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Della Motorsports and Casella Waste Management - will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Crete Memorial Civic Center.

The East Coast Snocross Series, presented by Woody's Traction and Control and Amsoil, is the largest regional racing series in the nation. It is expected to draw more than 300 top-flight racers from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Quebec.

Racers will compete in Pro Stock, Pro Am, Pro Open and Semi Pro classes on a winding course with large jumps constructed adjacent to the Crete facility. If necessary, snow will be trucked in or made on site.

"One way or another, promoter Mike Perrotte has assured me we will have snow," said Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak.

Sam Rogers, an X Games medalist and Rave-X team member from Colorado, will perform a back flip during a high-flying freestyle program in addition to the racing schedule.

Tickets may be purchased at Della Motorsports, 7 Della Drive, and Aaron's, 327 Cornelia St., in Plattsburgh. Single day and two-day tickets will be available for $15 and $25, respectively. Children ages 7 and younger will be admitted free.

"We wanted to make tickets available in time for holiday shoppers," Perrotte said. "This is a major touring event with a lot of quality race teams and many types of vendors."

For more information, call 561-3208.

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