Monday, December 5, 2005

WPSA News: PowerSports Snowmobile Tour Set To Round the Bases in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Dec. 2, 2005) — The PowerSports Snowmobile Tour will stage the seventh round of its 2005-2006 championship at CanWest Global Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ticket prices for the Winnipeg Snocross were announced today.

The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26, 2006 at the CanWest Global Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club. The announcement was made by Tour Race Director and Winnipeg resident Blair Bodley, as well as Goldeyes CFO Jason McRae-King. Jamie Anseeuw, team manager for multiple-time PowerSports Snowmobile Tour champion Blair Morgan Racing Team, also participated.

Tickets will start at $15 for a one-day, Saturday-only pass, and a Sunday-only pass is $25. Two-day weekend adult passes are $35, while a family two-day ticket (two adults and two children) is just $99. Pit passes can be purchased for $10 per day. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (204-780-3333) or visit for more information.

Though the Tour competed here last season, this year’s event is the first at CanWest Global Park, which is situated in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.

“We’re pleased to return to Winnipeg this season and we’re looking forward to racing at CanWest Global Park,” said PowerSports Entertainment CEO Rick Murphy. “Winnipeg is a vibrant city and represents a key Canadian market. We’re expecting this to be a marquee event on the PowerSports Snowmobile Tour.”

“We’re excited to welcome the PowerSports Snowmobile Tour to our beautiful ballpark,” said McRae-King. “Snowmobiling is an important part of the local recreation scene and the PowerSports Snowmobile Tour is the pinnacle of snowmobile racing. We’re also pleased this event will help showcase CanWest Global Park as a year-round facility. This should be an exciting event for our fans, our city and the racers alike.”

About the PowerSports Snowmobile TourThe PowerSports Snowmobile Tour is North America’s leading snowmobile racing tour. The Tour is North America’s premier form of Snocross racing, with its high-flying aerial displays, jumps, jolts and high-speed runs on short tracks throughout the United States and Canada. The Tour is sanctioned by the World PowerSports Association, North America’s largest and most respected organizer and promoter of snowmobile racing on both the regional and national level.

About the Winnipeg GoldeyesMembers of the Northern League since 1994, the Winnipeg Goldeyes welcomed 322,758 fans to CanWest Global Park in 2005, an average of 6,867 per game to lead all 56 teams in the six independent leagues. Additionally, it was the sixth straight year the club led the league in attendance and marked the fourth consecutive year where attendance eclipsed the 300,000 mark, a feat unmatched by any other Northern League team.

CONTACTS: Justin Anderson, WPSAPhone: 704-589-2100
Jason McRae-King, Winnipeg GoldeyesPhone: 204-956-3216

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