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The United States Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing Association (USCC) ceased operations this Saturday after a decade of positively bringing back Cross Country racing to snow-filled areas across the country. Founder Pat Mach reinvigorated the sport of snowmobile cross country racing starting in 2002, and after his passing last year his family continued the racing association he was instrumental to.
In the wake of learning this weekend that the USCC would be no more, we also learned that a new racing circuit called the USXC would soon be stepping up to help keep cross country racing in the midwest alive and well. Brian Nelson of Spicer, Minnesota announced today that the USXC will be formed under his leadership for the 2012-2013 season. Brian is a former race champion for John Deere, and Team Arctic, and has owned sled and motorcyle businesses for many years.
“There have been many great cross-country racing organizations over the years, most recently with the USCC,” Nelson said. “USCC was an excellent circuit that rescued and grew the sport. When they communicated that they would cease operations after last season, I wanted to keep cross-country racing strong and growing. I pursued the idea of purchasing USCC, but for many reasons that proved unworkable. The best solution was to form USXC.” said Brian.
The USXC (United States X-Country) series will consist of six to eight events including a premier three-day, 500-mile cross-country race held in Northwestern Minnesota. Nelson is currently assembling a team of experienced people to help run USXC, as well as creating a schedule with existing, race-friendly communities. Events will include traditional ditch, river and woods courses as well as lake courses, all of which will emphasize driver skill and endurance. Nelson intends for USXC to be an ISR affiliate, so racers can expect common rules and safety procedures.
Racers and fans who are interested in learning more about USXC should email their name and address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.