Snocross draws nearly 5,000 to Crete Center

"My boys loved the races," she said, adding her middle son couldn't be dragged away from watching snowmobile stunts "even when he was chilled."

"I thought it was very fun. I loved the big jumps with the ramp," said Hunter.

Duprey said her youngest enjoyed hanging out with his friend at the event and checking out the newest snowmobile helmets from Begor's Supply. Her oldest enjoyed using his iPod to record video of the races.

"We had a blast," said Duprey. "As a family, we all agree that this was the best event since the Mayor's Cup that Plattsburgh has to get families together outside. We loved every aspect - snow and all."

Those words are music to the ears of people behind the event like Michele Powers, director of the Adirondack Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.

"Having hundreds of competitors here for the weekend was a huge boost in the area during what, traditionally, is a slow time of year," said Powers, looking at the event from her role with the bureau. "As a spectator, it was incredible to watch these amazing athletes compete on the track and in the air. It was impressive to witness, to say the least."

Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak was also excited about the increased local business and tourism for the community as a result of the city's partnership with East Coast Snocross, Airborne Speedway, the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce, and the Adirondack Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau

"The event brought thousands of people to the North Country which benefitted the region as a whole," said Kasprzak. "I am hopeful if the overall results were positive for everyone the event will return next year bigger and better."

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