Rock Maple Racing XC- Jackman, Maine
It’s all been building up to this, as the 2019 cross country snowmobile racing season is quickly approaching it’s final event. Rock Maple Racing XC continued to outdo themselves this season by bringing fans from around the Northeast together and providing the platform for some of the best and fastest competition on sleds. RMR has seen some of its largest numbers of racers and supporters this year, as their fanbase continued to grow, so did the competition. This season will be wrapping up with a two day event in Jackman, Maine on March 15 and 16th. This weekend’s event will include 2 special event races.
There will be a 250 mile 3 man team race, where each rider will have to complete a minimum of 2 laps of the race, 150 miles each day using just one sled for the race. Prize money for this is as follows first place $1000, second place $500, third place $250. The second special event race will be the annual relay race. This race will include 5 riders on a team from a variety of classes which must include a representative of the following classes; sport, plus 40 or master, women, semi pro, and pro. Each rider will have to complete one lap each, and only one sled will be used for all five laps. The winner of the relay will receive $500 in prize money!
The races will be taking place at Long Pond Camps located at 12 Loop Rd, Jackman, Maine. Admission will be $10 for adults, or $15 for a 2 day pass, children 10 and under enter for free. Onsite registration will open up Thursday from 12pm to 7:30pm. Registration will re-open Friday morning at 7:30 but will be closing for the day at 9 a.m. sharp, as the races are scheduled to start approximately 10am. Friday’s race schedule will include a variety of classes, as well as part one of the 3 man team race, that will continue the next day. Saturday morning registration will open up at 6:30am and will close for the day at 7:30 with the exception for registrations for the 120’s and the trail class riders. Races will continue on Saturday morning beginning at 8am, starting with the second half of the 250 mile 3 man team race. As the day continues on, the competition will continue to roll out with several classes, and a special relay sled race. On a separate track the 120 races will be speeding through the snow, as the younger fans compete for their chance at reaching the winner’s circle as well. Our continued sponsors at Philbrick Motorsports will have a limited amount of 120’s on site available to rent so your little speed demons don’t miss out on their chance in the winner’s spotlight!
This weekend’s fun isn’t just limited to the snow and speed during the daytime. Northland will be the spot to be on Friday night where a live band, Cryin’ Out Loud will be providing some blues and setting the tone for some fun, donated by the Long Pond Camps & Guide Service and Long Pond Grooming. Saturday night the Rock Maple Racing XC will be holding it’s big Season Champs Awards Banquet at the Four Seasons Restaurant located at 17 Main St, Jackman, Maine. Award ceremony is set to start at 6:30, and you can purchase meal tickets here: https://rockmapleracing.ticketspice.com/rmr-banquet-2019. Following awards and dinner, a DJ will be spinning music at the Northland to keep the party going.
Rock Maple Racing XC would like to extend their gratitude to their fans that make all the hard work worthwhile, the racers for providing fierce competition each race weekend, their sponsors for continued support, and all of the RMR family that works so hard to keep
the series alive. This season has been a great one, so be sure not to miss out on this year’s last event. Come out and show your speed and celebrate all the ambitious snow race enthusiasts this weekend! For a full list of this weekend’s events please visit rockmapleracing.com and be sure to follow Rock Maple Racing on your favorite social media sites to stay up to date on all events and recaps.