GLYNDON, Minn. — Some of the best SnoCross Racers have come to the Buffalo River Race Park for three days of competition in the Amsoil Championship Snocross Nationals.
Even during the warm-ups, sleds and their drivers fly through air, making it look so easy and effortless. Jayme Cheney grew up in West Fargo, and now is crew chief for one of the top ranked teams, Boss Racing.
"(I) raced out here for many years, motocross and then snowmobiles. So it's definitely great to be back," Cheney said.
Cheney grew up racing. His father had Cheney Motors in West Fargo and he is a world champion himself in jet ski racing. Now, he manages a multi-million dollar racing operation.
"I retired from racing in 2004 and I have been a crew chief ever since and I love it because I really don't have a boss, I can make quite a few of the calls and I really like that," Cheney said.
Cheney's drivers, are both from Europe. Elias Ishoel is from Norway and Aki Pihlaja from Finland. Both are professional Ski Doos drivers and arrived a month ago just to race around the United States and Canada.
"I have always been riding my snowmobile back home, I have always loved racing, it just feels good to be out there and be fast," Ishoel said.
The last time there was a big snowmobile race at Buffalo River, it was 65 degrees, sunny and muddy. This weekend, despite the cold temps, it appears to be perfect for racing. The contest will be featuring some of the biggest drivers from around the world.
Throughout the weekend amateurs alongside professionals will be broadcast worldwide on the banks of the Buffalo River.
For all the details, visit the Amsoil Championship Snowcross Nationals website.