Snow bike racers took to the track for the first-ever "Qualifier” Snow BikeCross race on Saturday, Dec. 17, at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn.
The top four finishers at the qualifier received invites to the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Three were aboard Timbersleds including the winner Nolan Heppner, second-place finisher Jake Scott and fourth-place finisher Harris Huizenga.
This week, ESPN also announced they have invited three additional Timbersled racers to compete at X Games: Pro Extreme Enduro Rider for Redbull/KTM Factory Racing Alfredo Gomez, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Colton Haaker, and fellow Rockstar Energy and Husqvarna rider Ronnie Faisst. These racers will join Timbersled team racers Ronnie Renner, Reagan Sieg, Brock Hoyer, Axell Hodges and Jackson Strong when snow bikes make their inaugural appearance at X Games Aspen on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
“We would like to congratulate all the snow bike racers who qualified for the Winter X Games,” said Chris Wolf, vice president, Polaris Snow Division. “Our representation at X Games proves Timbersled’s dominance in the category and we are very excited about the future of snow biking.”