1993 – December 17 – Volume 21, No. 8
The Pine Lake 200 is where the cross-country race season has traditionally started in the Upper Midwest, and in 1993 the event in rural Gonvick, Minnesota, didn’t disappoint — especially if you were a Polaris or Nolan Knockenmus fan. He edged Jeremy Fyle for the victory ahead of Kirk Hibbert, Lynn Kadlec, Tom Belair Greg Rugland, John Wicht and a lot more big names. The same issue includes complete race stories on the USSA opener in Brainerd, MN, where Useldinger, Houle, Decker and the DeVaults built on their legendary careers, plus the Quadna snocross where Kirk Hibbert and Toby Ashley divided up the Pro finals. Plus, the Holeshots department introduced the sport to some newcomer named Toni Haikonen — before we all started calling him the Flying Finn!