Nitro Harley Sled Debuting at Snow Outlaws Finals

The pace of innovation and platform diversity at Snow Outlaws snowmobile drag races is as relentless as the on-track competition. And with only three action-packed races this season, the Weenie Roast World Finals on March 4-5 at Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wisconsin, promises to be a hell-bent battle for snow superiority and big check glory.

Jeremy Teasley (far lane) and Mike Allen on “The Grinch”

The opening round of the Pro Outlaw class at Rice Lake saw the debut win of a brand new combination—the screw-supercharged, nitro-powered “The Grinch” designed and assembled by Craig Campton of Hypersports, tuned by Howard Haack and Jeff Ratzlaff (also the owner), and ridden by Mike Allen.

Dominic Ernst on Eagle 1

Riding the “traditional” turbo-methanol HRC-4 Eagle 1 sled, Dominic Ernst won next time out at Long Lake.

Both these winners will have to face a new threat this weekend, the nitro “Harley” V-Twin Samson Exhaust/Hammer Down Racing “Hate Tank” (featured photo above). Built and tuned by Jack Romine, and ridden and owned by Matt Musselman, this throbbing, flame-belching beast will be sure to thrill fans and competitors alike as it threatens to melt ice, snow and faces.

But don’t count out Jeremy Teasley on Chris Connelly’s Jeremy Hannen-tuned, turbo-alcohol HRC-4 “Problem Solver,” Rice Lake wheelie sensation Matt Luke, Kelly Shilts on the Chad and Jenny Nyhus-owned ProCharged, nitro “John Deere” sled, Alec Gibas riding the “Spiderman”HRC-4, R. Dustin with Hogan Racing, or Aaron Casler.

The weenies won’t need a grill to roast with all of this high octane, pressurized horsepower pounding the Lakewoods snow.

Gibas on Grim Reaper

Rice Lake Pro Xtreme 55 winner Gibas and Long Lake winner Casey Ausloos may or may not have the upper hand in the championship battle, as Corey Sullivan runner-upped at both events and is aching for a Snow Outlaws winners’ Big Check in the 55mm turbo class. Defending class champ Brian Sullivan is poised for a comeback.

Chad Nyhus making a Friday night run on “Dirty Allis” at Rice Lake

Will Snow Outlaws kingpin Chad Nyhus be too busy running the nation’s hottest snowmobile drag racing organization at the Finals to ride? Nyhus won the Long Lake event on his “Dirty Allis” sled, while fourth generation racer Kyle Shilts was the Rice Lake winner on his “Thumper #2.” Josh Bormann and Geoff Mapstone have runner-upped so far this season.

Chad and Jenny Nyhus, and the Snow Outlaws staff and family, stand ready to deliver the finest racing surface and most exciting show on snow.

Weather adjusted schedule—one day event:

1:30pm Mandatory Drivers Meeting for ALL classes
3pm Outlaw Q1 & P55 / PM TEST
4pm Outlaw Q2 & P55 / PM TEST
5pm Outlaw Q3 & P55 / PM TEST
7pm E1 Eliminations
8pm E2 Eliminations
9pm E3 Semi Finals
10pm E4 Finals

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Snow Outlaws thanks STM Powersports , Hypersports , Woody’s Traction , Samson Exhaust , Tracks USA , Days Powersports , St. Joseph Equipment , Knutson Fab Inc. , H&H Performance , Pro-Stock Inc., Transport Refrigeration  , Corey Sullivan , Studio 77 , G-Force Race Team , Musselman Home ImprovementsBormann Performance , Rice Lake Tourism , ISH Racing, Red Cup Racing, CARSTAR Hamlin Collision Center, Hogan Racing, Xtreme Sound, Badger State Electric, Chris Connelly, and Kostman Racing.

story and photos by Tim Hailey, except “Hate Tank” photos courtesy of Samson Exhaust/Hammer Down Racing

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