The United State Cross-Country Snowmbile Racing Association announced this weekend that it is ceasing operatons.
The USCC Founded in 2002, over the past decade the USCC grew into the largest cross-country snowmobile racing organization in North America. USCC comprises the USCC and an Eastern circuit called USCC East.
Most recently, the USCC and USCC East held races in four states including North Dakota, Minnesota, New York and Maine.
The following the statement released Satruday by USCC -
Minto, ND (June 9, 2012) – It is with both pride and heavy hearts that the United States Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing Association (USCC) will cease operations effective today.
Formed in 2002, the USCC literally put cross-country snowmobile racing back on the map and for the past decade has guided the sport’s resurgence. The circuit and it’s family of racers and crews suffered a tragedy in February 2011 when USCC founder and driving force, Pat Mach, passed away. Since then, the circuit has been run by the Mach family in Pat’s memory. Today, the Mach family is announcing that it will no longer continue to run the USCC.
“We’re so happy that cross-country snowmobile racing was able to grow and flourish under the USCC name,” said Lisa Mach, owner of USCC. “This was a realization of Pat’s dream, to have cross-country become strong again.”
“There are so many people we could thank,” said Lisa, “Especially our crew, the racers our sponsors and our fans. We’re forever grateful for the friendships we’ve made and good times we’ve shared. It truly means a lot to us and we will never forget the time we spent at the races with everyone. We thank everyone for all their contributions and hard work to make it all happen, and we wish everyone the best of luck going forward.”