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Dec 10

FOX named presenting sponsor for the Grand Prix of Valcourt

Didier Schraenen returns as spokesperson for the event

Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt présenté par FOX logo2012-02-19 - DimancheThe Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt announces that FOX has joined Bombardier Racing Products’ Ski-Doo brand as the presenting sponsor of the Great Quebec Winter Motorsport Classic. For over three decades, FOX has been the industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs, mountain bikes and off-road cars and trucks.

The organizers of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX is also announcing the return of Didier Schraenen as the official spokesperson for the 31st edition of the event scheduled February 15-17, 2013 at Circuit Yvon Duhamel. The well-known Quebec on-air personality has a long history with the Grand Prix dating back from its first running in 1983, until the end of that decade. He returned to Valcourt as the Public Announcer at the turn of this century, pleasing fans that attend the annual snowmobile extravaganza.

Didier Schraenen  2011-07-19 

“We are pleased to welcome FOX as the new presenting sponsor of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt,” said Marie-Pier Lemay, General Manager of the event. “For more than 30 years, FOX has been involved in motorsports and their commitment will contribute to the future success of our event. It is a step forward that will enable us to continue to attract the best North-American snowmobile racers to the Grand Prix. I would also like to say how pleased I am to welcome back Didier Schraenen as the official spokesperson for the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX. His knowledge of the sport is remarkable.”

This is an amazing opportunity and everyone at FOX is thrilled to be such a big part of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt,” said Jeff Gruhlke, from FOX Powersports Division. “The event’s diversity is one of the many things that captivated FOX to become the presenting sponsor. At FOX, we are committed to Redefining the Ride Dynamics of many different types of vehicles with the quality and performance of our suspension products. In addition to that, we help athletes Redefine their Limits by giving them the confidence inspiring technology and support they need. Therefore, being involved in such a historic and prestigious event like the Grand Prix which has Snowmobile, ATV, UTV, and Motorcycle racing, combined with freestyle competition, well, that’s right up our alley. We are honored to be the presenting sponsor of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt and are looking forward to meeting many power sports enthusiasts just like us.”

For three days, the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX showcases February 15-17, 2013 the world’s best ice oval track snowmobile racers, as well as the top professional snocross riders in North America. Also on tap for the Grand Prix weekend is the exciting motorcycle, ATV and UTV ice racing competitions. Fans can also attend snowmobile drag racing on Friday night and enjoy the freestyle snocross contests on Saturday night. There are plenty of fun and games for the whole family, including slides for kids and live on-site rock bands.

Tickets for the February 15-17, 2013 Grand Prix of Valcourt presented by FOX are currently on sale. Until December 25, 2012 inclusively, fans can purchase a three-day heated trackside suite ticket for just $80, taxes included. A savings of 35% off the regular price of $125. Fans of the great outdoors can also benefit from this special offer with a savings of 20% off the regular price for three-day general admission tickets at $45 instead of $55. To take advantage of these special offers, fans must call the ticket offices at 1 866 532-7543 Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They can also log online at www.grandprixvalcourt.com/en/ and click the Buy Tickets tab to learn more about the weekend festivities, lodging and ticket package offers and order safely online.

About FOX

FOX redefines ride dynamics for ATVs, mountain bikes, motocross, off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, trucks, and UTVs. In 1974, Bob Fox redefined the world of motocross suspension with the FOX AirShox and for over three decades, FOX’s team of enthusiasts and professional athletes have been uniquely committed to redefining ride dynamics that improve your performance. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA, FOX’s main manufacturing operations are located in Watsonville, CA, its Offroad Division and manufacturing in Santee, CA, and a Midwest Service Center in Baxter, MN. FOX distributes its products in more than 40 countries.

FOX is a registered trademark of FOX. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

About the Grand Prix of Valcourt

The Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt is the great Quebec winter motorsport classic. Launched in 1983, this year the Grand Prix celebrates its 31st consecutive running the weekend of February 15-17, 2013. Some of the greatest names in snowmobile racing have had their moment at circuit Yvon Duhamel in Valcourt, including Canadian Blair Morgan, who won eight snocross Grand Prix finales. Also outstanding is the Wahl family of Greenbush, Minnesota who have earned 13 wins in the feature race finale on the ice oval speedway: four by David between 1988 and 1994, six by his nephew Terry from 1995 and 2003, and three by Dustin, son of David, in 2008, 2009 and 2012. For fans, Quebec’s Jacques Villeneuve recorded the most popular victories in Valcourt in 1986, 2005 and 2006.

source: Max d’Orsonnens, grandprixvalcourt.com