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Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Québec Winter Carnival is proud to present a snowcross competition as part of the largest snowmobile racing circuit in Canada, the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA), for the first time. February 1st and 2nd, 2014, speed and thrill seekers will get the opportunity to see some 200 racers, both amateurs and professionals, brave the circuit that was specifically designed for the occasion behind the Centre des Congrès et d’exposition de Lévis.
Competitors from Quebec, Ontario and the northern United States are expected to race during this competition that promises to be adrenaline pumped for spectators. Racers will get the chance to show their skills at manoeuvring these high-tech engines on a compact race track of approximately 2,000 feet, composed of sharp curves, close bumps and some jumps of more than 100 feet high.
“Everyone knows how popular snowmobiling is in Quebec. With this new activity, we’ll grasp most people’s attention and so it will be a popular event”, states Denis Simard, President of the 60th Carnival.
“For its 60th anniversary, the organization is being bold by integrating a high-caliber CSRA race to its program. Visitors will get the opportunity to live winter differently, in the unique party atmosphere of the Québec Winter Carnival!”
“Snowcross fans, racers, spectators and snowmobile drivers in general have one thing in common: their love of nature and the great outdoors. This fits perfectly with the goals of the Québec Winter Carnival organization who wants the population to go outside and celebrate winter, first and foremost,” mentions Ken Avann, President of the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association.
The site will be able to welcome up to 5,000 spectators at once, among which 2,000 will be able to sit in the stands specifically designed to best see the race. The event will cost $20 per adult and $10 per child; tickets will be available for purchase directly at the entrance of the site. Effigy holders will get a 50% discount on the entrance cost by presenting the appropriate coupon that comes with the Effigy.
Some statistics According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA), in 2012 in Canada, there were more than 593,000 registered snowmobile drivers. Quebec comes first with 29% of the registered vehicles, followed by Ontario with 25% and Newfoundland with 17%.
A Print Measurement Bureau (PMB) survey dating back to fall 2012 showed that 1.1 million Canadians had already tried the snowmobile. From this number, 340,000 Quebecers and 386,000 Ontarians aged 12 and over had practiced this activity at least once in the last 12 months.
Source:- Québec City Tourism