News Release January 19, 2016
IRON DOG ANNOUNCES OEM OIL SPONSORSHIPS
Using OEM oils assures your engine gets exactly what it needs.
Anchorage, Alaska (AK). Each engine manufacturer builds with different needs from their oils – and some vary significantly. Using OEM oils assures that the engines get exactly the kind of lubrication and protection it requires, which is especially important in the Iron Dog. Billed as the world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race, the Iron Dog spans 2,031 miles of some of the most rugged, remote country in North America. The 2016 race is scheduled to start February 20, 2016, in Big Lake, Alaska, and will end February 27 in Fairbanks, Alaska. The route will take riders from Big Lake west to Nome and back east to the finish line in Fairbanks. A near-record 41 Pro class teams will start the race this year and Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo have each announced its racers will be supplied with OEM oil.
The three engine oils that will be supplied to these brands’ respective racers are:
Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil
Validated through thousands of hours of field testing, dyno testing and proven on the race track, Arctic Cat C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil has been formulated to provide ultimate protection for all Arctic Cat 2-cycle engines. C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil excellent cold flow properties mean easy starting even in extreme cold temperatures and pouch packaging makes for easy, no-spill pouring. C-TEC2 Synthetic Oil is the best oil choice for all Arctic Cat 2-cycle snowmobiles engine and the only oil recommended by Arctic Cat engineering for use in the new 600 C-TEC engine.
Polaris VES Synthetic
Polaris VES is a full-synthetic formula engineered to provide maximum engine wear protection, enhanced valve cleanliness, low smoke and easy starting in extreme cold temperatures. Polaris rigorously tests each lubricant on the dyno and on the trail before it earns the right to wear the Polaris Engineered Lubricant logo.
XPS 2-Stroke Synthetic Oil
Years of development went into XPS 2-Stroke Synthetic Oil to ensure it was up to the task of protecting Ski-Doo Rotax engines equipped with E-TEC technology. E-TEC engines feature a computer-controlled oiling system only providing the engine with as much oil as it needs. XPS 2-Stroke Synthetic is designed as an actual mechanical part during engine development to meet the needs of Ski-Doo Rotax E-TEC engine technology.
“Keeping your snowmobile working its best for the entire 2,031-mile Iron Dog course means using only the best components,” said Kevin Kastner, Executive Director of the Iron Dog. “OEM oils are engineered along with the snowmobile and that’s why the manufacturers have committed to supplying oil to their racers – it gives them the best chance to win, plain and simple.”
Iron Dog 2016 will begin with a series of pre-race events starting on February 17, 2016 with an expo at Cabela’s Anchorage, the return of the Flying Iron Freestyle snowmobile shows, a ceremonial start scheduled for February 20, 2016 in downtown Anchorage, high-speed departure from Big Lake on February 21, 2016 and closing out the 10 days of events on February 27, 2016 with the Finish in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit www.irondog.org and www.irondog.org/event-info for the latest news and schedule of events.
About Iron Dog, Inc. | 7100 Old Seward Hwy, Ste C, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 USA
Iron Dog, Inc. is a proud leader in the snowmobile community promoting snowmobile safety and outdoor education through trade shows, seminars and community events. Iron Dog also conducts student exchange programs and has donated $118,000 to Alaska charities since 2011.
The Iron Dog race, presented by the Alaska National Guard, is a World Class Snowmobile Event that crosses the State of Alaska each February impacting over twenty-five Alaskan communities. Today’s Iron Dog course is over 2,000 miles, from Anchorage to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants must traverse areas of Alaska’s most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some of the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race.
For additional information:
Kevin Kastner, Executive Director, Iron Dog, Inc.