Snocross coming to Hayden

Races begin at 10 a.m. today at speedway


Patrons of the Hayden Speedway have seen sprint cars and they've seen stock cars.

Today, they'll see snocross, beginning at 10 a.m.

Craig resident and Mountain States Snowmobile Rac-ing race director Phil Vallem helped organize the snowmobile race and said he's heard great feedback about the snowmobile races.

"It's far more exciting, I think, than racing cars," Vallem said. "Not only are they racing, people competing, but you have jumps."

Vallem spent Thursday afternoon out at the track, building jumps for the snowmobilers. The 12 to 15 jumps range from 20 feet to 80 feet.

Mountain State Snowmobile Racing, the local circuit, will provide most of the racers, but registration for all classes will be held at the HiWay Bar in Hayden, 136 E. Jefferson.

During this time, Steve Claypool will auction off the racers to bidders.

Vallem said classes are open for any ages and sled size.

"It's a lot of work to get an event started," Vallem said, "but it'll pick up year after year."

John Henry can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 209, or

Snowmobiles must be 600 cc or under, stock or modified.

Must have kill switch and tether chord.

Protective gear required: Chest protector, helmet, knee pads.

Numbers must be on both sides of the snowmobile and on riders back.

Race classes for 4-10 year old girls and boys in 120cc stock & modified classes.

Junior 7-10 year olds up to 500cc fan cooled snowmobiles.

Junior 10-13 up to 550cc fan cooled or 440 liquid cooled.

Junior 14-15 up to 600cc liquid cooled

Junior 16-17 up to 600cc liquid cooled

Beginner classes up to 600cc stock or 600cc modified

Sport classes - 440cc stock, 600cc, & open mod 600cc

Semi-Pro Classes - 440cc stock, 600cc, & open mod 600cc

Pro Classes - 440cc Stock, 600cc, & open mod 600

Sport Women - Up to 600cc stock

Pro Women - Up to 600cc stock

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