Charity snowmobile event returns to Clearwater

The second annual event will be held at Smokin’ True Ranch. Facebook Photo.

Fresh off the X Games podium, Clearwater, B.C. local Brett Turcotte is turning his focus from competing to giving back to his community by hosting the 2nd annual Turcotte Compound Snowarama Drag Race & Freestyle Event March 9 to 10.

“It’s a community event, everyone’s welcome there’s races for all ages of people,” Turcotte said. “It’s a low-pressure environment. There’s no true professionals at this, it’s a grassroots thing. It’s a good way for people to go out and have fun.”

The event focuses on snowmobile drag races with 10 classes and up and coming competitors are welcome with a U10 & under 120 class. Last year’s event brought out 75 competitors with 160 race entries as racers are welcome to register for multiple races throughout the weekend.

“A lot of the guys were entering in one or more classes and it was awesome. I think everyone had a great time, I definitely expect the same return on racer numbers for sure,” he said.

Along with drag races Turcotte plans to put on a freestyle show and will tackle 70-foot jump alongside other riders.

“I’m going to have myself and a couple others out there doing backflips and tricks that you see on TV at the X Games.”

In the inaugural year the event’s proceeds were donated to the Easter Seals, an organization which works to ensure individuals living with disability have access to services, support, and programming to live life to the fullest. Turcotte’s event is a fundraiser to send local kids involved with the Easter Seals to summer camp.

“It’s just a way for me to do my part and be a good member of the community.’

Along with the Easter Seals this year he plans to support the Wells Gray Riders Associations with the Gymkhana Committee running the concession all weekend.

The event will take place at Smokin’ True Ranch on Foote Road in Clearwater.