Signature Series – Behind Nick Van Strydonk’s Heroic Win

Nick Van Strydonk Derby 17

Imagine heading out on the trail with your sled and crossing over a lake. You open up for about 300 yards, then all of a sudden pinch into a sharp turn. Your inside ski raises and you fight with all your might to hold 375-plus pounds down while at speeds of 65-70 mph, pinching around a corner. That,

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Winding down the 2016-17 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Season

Snocross Finale Lake Geneva 2017

Hi race fans! March Madness is upon us, and I’m not just talking about basketball (although, did Duke losing bust anyone else’s bracket?). March means the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Grand Finale in Lake Genva, Wis. And, as we predicted at the beginning of the season, there was a lot of excitement and emotion throughout the eight

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What’s the Difference Between Horsepower and Torque?

AMSOIL synthetic motor oil

Rather than offer a technical explanation few people will understand, let’s talk about what torque and horsepower feel like.

Your Complete Guide to the 2017 King of the Hammers

Happy February Race Fans! Every year in this wonderful month of love, tens of thousands of spectators and more than 400 competitors descend upon Johnson Valley (a.k.a. Hammertown) for King of the Hammers (KOH).

Top 5 Baddest Monster Trucks for 2017

Grave Digger

Hi again, race fans! I hope everyone had a good holiday. As we charge toward the New Year here at AMSOIL, we are entering the height of our busy season. With Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Monster Jam Triple Threat all kicking off this weekend and AMSOIL Championship Snocross in full swing, there is no

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Get Ready for the 2016-17 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Season

Ross Martin Duluth National

Well, race fans, it appears your snow dances have worked. Winter storm Argos barreled though the Midwest, leaving a trail of that fluffy white stuff just in time for the AMSOIL Championship Snocross series opener in Duluth, Minn., over Thanksgiving weekend. While we in the Midwest prepare to dig ourselves out, we’d like to break

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Racing Tips with AMSOIL Maintenance Technician and Racer Justin Madsen

We recently sat down with AMSOIL Maintenance Technician (Buildings and Grounds) Justin Madsen, a championship-winning dirt-track racer, to dig into the racing scene and provide some tips for people interested in getting started. What tips do you have for someone interested in getting into racing? While it is fairly easy to get into racing, I would

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Fuel Economy Brings Victory to Alexander Rossi and Team Andretti

Sunday we watched the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and what a surprising finish. Rookie Alexander Rossi was at the right place at the right time, in the lead when the rest of the leaders had to pit for fuel, and with a bit of easing on the accelerator he was able to coast

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May Flowers Bring Memories of the Indy 500

We’re less than a week away from one of the great historical events in auto racing, the Indianapolis 500. This year marks the 100th anniversary of this race. Inaugurated in 1911 and interrupted by a pair of world wars, the show continues to make history. I personally grew up as a huge fan of the Indy

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