Racer Spotlight: Seasoned rider McCormick joins RMR-XC family
Snowmobiles are in our blood here at Rock Maple Racing (RMR-XC). So naturally, our family of racers has the same DNA! RMR-XC newcomer racer Jordan McCormick of Massena, NY, has been living surrounded by sleds his entire life (and even before he was born!).
“Snowmobiling has been the winter pastime for my family since the early 60’s,” McCormick said. “I grew up working in the family repair shop getting paid in gas, oil, and parts!”
Other than a few barnyard drag races and time trials “for bragging rights,” 2017 is McCormick’s first year racing sleds. He explained that he had been loosely following the cross country circuit for some time, with plans to have entered a race or two in past years. “Each time Mother Nature prevented it,” McCormick said.
Last year, he was fortunate to pick up a used snocross sled, and having been aware of RMR-XC’s presence in the Northeast cross country circuit, set his sights on the race in Lake Luzerne, NY. “I started turning the wrenches,” McCormick said. “I reached out to the staff at RMR for information, as well as Chip Vaddi (a fellow NY racer), and both were extremely helpful, as I had never even been a spectator at a cross country race.”
After Lake Luzerne, McCormick said his fate was sealed. “I was hooked and didn’t miss another for the remainder of the season,” he said.
He raced in Trail 600, SOO 600, Sport Open, and Semi-Pro Improved classes last year. This year, he’ll be aiming to compete in the SOO 600, Sport Stock/Open, and Semi-Pro Factory Stock classes, to capture his first win with RMR-XC. McCormick is currently sponsored by Fun Unlimited Polaris out of Gouverneur, NY and Stud Boy.
Outside of RMR-XC, McCormick works as an Operations Supervisor with New York Power Authority. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, golf, and hanging with his family in his free time.
When asked about his favorite moment of last season, his memories went back to Lake Luzerne: “The completion of lap 1 of the first race I entered, seeing the look on my father’s face when I came across a couple positions ahead of where I started. That was just before my arms felt like they were going to fall off!”
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