The greatest show on snow is returning to Deadwood – check out the Deadwood Snocross Showdown this weekend

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series is back in the Black Hills for the 11th annual Deadwood Snocross Showdown. Races kicked off at noon on Friday and will start up again at 9:00 am on Saturday.

What is snocross?

Snocross is a lot like motocross, where participants race around a track on snowmobiles.

Snocross is a worldwide sport and people from all over come to Deadwood for this event.

For many of the racers, snocross is a family event.

“It’s definitely family oriented. It’s been me and my brother, my mom, my dad for years now. And that’s how it is still is my brother retired racing Snocross a couple of years ago and I was doing mechanics so that’s why it’s not just I’m doing it for me. I’m doing it for him, too,” said Taven Woodie, a Pro Women’s Snocross Racer. 

Woodie is 19 and has been racing for about 15 years.

Like other motorized sports, injuries are a part of the passion, but for a lot of the racers, it’s the adrenaline that keeps them coming back.

“The injuries aren’t very fun, but I love the adrenaline. It’s part of my life. I even went into racing dirt cars just a few summers ago, so that’s been super fun. So it’s the adrenaline rush of it,” Woodie said.

Deadwood Snocross Showdown

The track in Deadwood is one of the more unique tracks in the Snocross Series because of its small size.

The size forces racers into tight situations full of “whoops” (a series of double jumps that often causes racers to wipe out), “doubles” (double jumps), and “triples” (triple jumps).

Even though the day is all but over, there is still a ton of racing on Saturday.

So, if you’re interested in checking out a very unique and exciting sport, you can still buy tickets. Also, check out our article “10 things to know about the upcoming Deadwood Snocross Showdown at the Days of ’76 Event Complex” before heading out to the event.

Check out these photos from the first day of racing:

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