Sledder of the Week Jan 24 - 30th
Monday, 24 January 2011 12:05



REAL NAME:  Dick Krogstad

LOCATION:  Thief River Falls, MN.

FAMILY: Wife Carole.   Daughters Tina & Teri.  Grand Kids, Sheyenne, Myles, Maya.   Son in Law, Jay,  and Dog Niki.

CURRENT SLEDS:   1966 Panther,  1966 JC Penney's,  1966 Sears & Roebuck,  and soon a new 1972 Viking.


DREAM SLED:   1974 ZR 440

DO YOU SHOW?  SWAP?  RACE?   I show as often as I can, especially in NW Minn, and NE ND.  I love swap's, but I usually give my stuff away to people that need it.  Someday I might need something and they will have it.  Race?  Don't think so.  Only if there is a weight  handy cap.

FAVORITE VINTAGE SNOWMOBILE EVENT:  Pequot Lakes, MN. and of course the Thief River Falls Show.


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INTO ANTIQUE/VINTAGE SNOWMOBILES?   The first Antique machine I bought was a 1964 Arctic Cat Model 100 back in about 1975.  I joined the Antique Snowmobile Club of America and I was hooked.  After that I have had over 30 different sleds.  I have to say " I'm mostly Antique".  Remember "If you didn't have Antique-there wouldn't be Vintage"
OTHER HOBBIES:  Now that I'm retired, and working part time my hobby I guess is work and trying to finish my honey-do-list every day.  I also love camping when I can.

RANDOM FACT ABOUT ME:  I worked for Arctic Cat for 39+ years.  While at Arctic Cat I worked the I-500 Parts Truck for 7 years.  Now retired, I work part time at the 7 Clans Casino here in TRF.  I was Director of the ASCOA  twice.  Myself plus two other guys put on the Thief River Falls Antique/Vintage Snowmobile Show & ride here in TRF.  Your all invited to our show on March 5th 2011.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 11:31


The Buffalo River Race Park held its first Ice Oval race this Sunday putting on an excellent show! The frigid temperatures and blowing wind didn’t stop all of the racers or fans and heated concessions and Hot Box Suites were also a hit!

The ice conditions were smooth and held up for the entire day. The banked oval was new to some Canadian drivers that made it down for the event. Many seemed to like the new stadium track as it offered great racing and excellent speed through the corners. All had a great time and the track was safe with plenty of fresh straw bales and powder snow off the bank.


Please add to the record that the first sled to roll at the Buffalo River Speedway since 1974 (when the last snowmobile races were held there) was none other than our very own “CRWDOG” Monty Normand. Monty got up and gave it another shot finishing very respectively through out the day on his freshly built High Horsepower Yamaha SRX 600.


There was great racing in the Super Stock racing! Westlund, Spokely, Stearns and other new Super Stock racers came out to race. The day ended with a 10-lap feature “Grudge Match” race between Formula 500, Sportsman 600 and F-340. The high horsepower of the Matt Szalai MXZ 583 could not overcome the tuned handling of Jason Boyda on his #18 Formula 500 over the 10-lap race.

The next race at Buffalo River Speedway will be Sunday, January 30th Racer sign in at 10:30 Flag will drop at noon! Hope to see you there!

Sledder of the Week Jan 17-23rd
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:25



VintageSledders Screenname:DrMario
Real Name: Don Soukup
Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Family:Wife Eileen, stepdaughter Michelle, Grandson Chase (Charlie)
Current sleds: Somewhere over "Way too many"! All Polaris. I can't afford anything decent.
Favorite brand: Polaris
Dream sled: I don't need anymore!
Do you show? Swap? Race? Yes I do!
Favorite vintage snowmobile event: Waconia and Princeton have to be a tie.
How long have you been into vintage snowmobiles? Always been a closet collector till it became cool again. Started to peddle vintage parts around 2001 or so.
When did you first get bit by the vintage bug? Got it worse when I started going to shows. Always had the bug though.
Other hobbies: I have a couple toy tractors too!
Random fact about you: I cut my "Rat Tail" (hair) off after my youngest stepdaughter died of cancer. I didn't feel I needed it anymore.


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Sledder of the Week Jan 10 - 16
Monday, 10 January 2011 14:57


VintageSledders Screenname: GreenBlood800

Real Name: Lance Iverson

Location: Ham Lake, MN

Family: Wife Melissa, daughter Alyxandra (2) and baby Iverson on the way May 1st

Current sleds:
'70 Viking 399, '74 Viking Vigilante 340, '74 Viking Vanguard 440, '69 Panther P19J (for sale!), '81 El Tigre 600

Favorite brand: Viking and Cat

Dream sled: Viking with an 800 Hirth

Do you show? Swap? Race?
Been to a couple shows, like to swap and "Race" at Wizzers events with the CCVSC crew!

Favorite vintage snowmobile event: Waconia is unreal and any get together at Wizzers is a ton of fun!

How long have you been into vintage snowmobiles? Well the first sled I'd ever ridden was the '74 Vanguard I have now. It was my Grandparents at the time when I was just a little guy.  Then graduated into a '77 Cheetah 5000 and then into the "suspended" sleds.

When did you first get bit by the vintage bug?
Just kind of got into them when I was trying to find parts for my first restoration, my 74 Vanguard.  I ran into Lynxer on another new sled site and he told me about these vintage sites.  I've been addicted ever since!

Other hobbies:
Hunting, fishing, shooting sports of any kind, riding 4wheeler, helping my Dad farm in the spring and fall, spending time with my wife and watching my little girl grow up too fast!

Random fact about you: If I have a few too many beers I turn into Barnacle Bill the Sailor...

Sledder of the Week Jan 3 - 9
Monday, 03 January 2011 13:24
VintageSledders Screenname: Yamakid
Real Name:
Kyle Gray 
St. Bonifacius, MN
Dad "75FADOO"The old man, Mom, and pretty cool girlfriend(Cp's favorite) 
Current sleds:
'72 TNT 340(actually dads but i call it mine), '75 Yamaha GPX 433 M/S, '77 Yamaha Exciter 440 S/S
Favorite brand:
acutally to much of a surprise it is Ski-doo 
Dream sled:
'77 Ski-doo Blizzard S/S 
Do you show? Swap? Race?
No show sleds anymore, too shiny. Swapping is fun i do try and find rare stuff but Lausten finds it all first. And i do currently Drag Race, but have an oval sled in the works. 
Favorite vintage snowmobile event:
Braapfest, Waconia, Eagle River, and Okoboji Drag's
How long have you been into vintage snowmobiles?
half my life 10 years
When did you first get bit by the vintage bug? 2000 when dad brought home a '70 olympic
Other hobbies: L
ike to hunt, go pit biking, wreck stuff, and act crazy 
Random fact about you:
I like bikes, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!, some of my craziest memories come from dirt bike trips
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