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Ski-Doo dealer wins national award from snowmobile group

BRP dealer Duluth Lawn and Sports has been recognized for its longtime support of organized snowmobiling with the American Council of Snowmobile Associations Dealer of the Year award. The award is given annually to retail dealers that have proven to go above and beyond in supporting their local and statewide snowmobile clubs and organizations.

Pete Gassert (center), owner of Duluth Lawn and Sports in Minnesota, received the Dealer of the Year Award from the American Council of Snowmobile Associations. Bob Kirchner, ACSA vice president (left) and Duane Sutton, ACSA president, presented the award.

Pete Gassert (center), owner of Duluth Lawn and Sports in Minnesota, received the Dealer of the Year Award from the American Council of Snowmobile Associations. Bob Kirchner, ACSA vice president (left) and Duane Sutton, ACSA president, presented the award.

Duluth Lawn and Sports in Minnesota was chosen based on its past and present promotions and partnerships. In business since 1991 at the Duluth location, owner Pete Gassert has been the driving force behind the activism, but the entire staff gets involved. The dealership has been an active member of the Black Woods Blizzard Tour for nearly two decades, raising thousands of dollars for ALS research each year.

It’s also a major supporter of MnUSA, the statewide snowmobiling association. The dealership pays for customer memberships in MnUSA at its open house each fall. Last year, that was 58 memberships. With local clubs the dealership is very involved in projects that include providing sleds and equipment for veterans rides, promoting snowmobiling at city, county and state meetings and protecting access and trail rights.

“The entire family, which owns two stores in northern Minnesota, are very active riders and leaders in their community for motorsports recreation,” said Matt Hill, BRP national sales manager. “The honor is well deserved and shared amongst many.”

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