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Western Power Sports Goes East

Western Power Sports has bounced their Snowmobile Snow Show around a bit – they’ve been in Michigan and Minnesota lately, but for 2017 they took to New York for the first time.  The show in Syracuse ran all day for the dealers, where the received promotional items and one on one time with the vendors.  Over 30 vendors were on hand, including Caliber, Camso, Fox Shox, PowerMadd, Starting Line Products, Woody’s, Sena, Texa Diagnostics, and Zbroz Suspension Components.

Weather was a concern to some – after all, the last two winters were pretty mild for the northeast.  Craig Shoemaker, WPS’s CEO and Presidents says “You have to stay positive. You get cautious, and you hope (weather and market conditions) get better.” Dealers have to deal with the changing weather and have to try and plan their stock on the weather. But WPS is waiting with inventory, saying “If it snows, we’re ready for it.” And even if some areas don’t see the snow, WPS sales manager Doug Riipinen says that people will “go where the snow is.”

Other companies at the show included C&A Pro Skis, Dayco belts, HyGear suspension, MBRP performance, Skinz protective gear, Stud Boy traction, UltiMax belts and WARN winches. Showing off apparel was Baffin boots, Divas Snow Gear, HMK outdoor apparel, Scott goggles and Dragon goggles.

“It was exciting to meet all the reps from WPS these past few days,” said Jim Salerno, president of Mack Studs. “I believe attending this show will be very beneficial to Mack Studs, Inc. moving forward. I look forward to the upcoming season and to a very productive relationship with WPS.”

Western Power Sports director of brand managers Kyle Gills showed off the latest snow helmets from Gmax,

Later, the 2018 Fly Racing outerwear collection was shown off by product manager Ron Bentzinger, sales division manager Tim Piver, and technical support specialist Rick Kumm.  Camso brought out their new Storm 150, and Kinetic Fuel Technology demonstrated their unique K-100 fuel treatment.

This wrapped up the three-day event after the previous two days focused on vendors and sales reps doing product training for the previous two days.



Source: Powersports Business

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