With word of Winter X returning and rumors of bruised egos within the snowmobile racing world regarding who is the king promoter of the sport, the kids at the International Series of Champions are trying to grab the lion’s share of attention with their recent announcement of a pair of big pay day freestyle events slated for later this winter. According the ISOC, the combined payout between the two shows is a whopping $50,000, now that will buy a lot of flat brim hats for the freestyle kids. Here’s the official release from ISOC:

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 9, 2012) – The unbelievable, high-flying sport of snowmobile freestyle returns to AMSOIL Championship Snocross this Feb. 9 at the Traverse City, Mich. round when Turtle Creek Hotel & Casio hosts the inaugural ACS Snowmobile Freestyle Jam Session competition, fueled by Monster Energy.

In addition, Turtle Creek & Monster Energy will also sponsor a season-finale ACS Snowmobile Freestyle Jam Session at Lake Geneva (Wis.), March 15 & 16. Total cash prizes from the two-stop events approach $50,000!

“We’re thrilled to ‘up the ante’ and bring the freestyle event to Northern Michigan for the first time. With the best terrain and lake effect snow, we offer the ultimate playground for the athletes to test the limits of their machines – and gravity – as they conquer flips, extensions, big air, new tricks and landings. The spectators won’t believe their eyes!” commented Rob Sineway, General Manager, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel.

The word’s out with the planet’s top snowmobile freestyles pilots that Traverse City will be the place to be the first weekend in February when the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour stops for rounds nine and ten at the popular northern Michigan hotel and casino – Turtle Creek!

“Outside the Winter X Games the ACS Snowmobile Freestyle Jam Session will be the biggest event for freestyle snowmobiles in the country,” said Carl Schubitzke, Director of Operations and Racing for ISOC. “ACS is pleased to partner with Turtle Creek Hotel & Casino and Monster Energy on this one-of-a-kind event for our series. Cash prizes are on the line and we’re expecting a huge turnout on February 9th in Traverse City, Michigan.”

The competitions will consist of two jam sessions on Friday night that seed eight riders for Saturday’s two jam sessions. Saturday night’s jam sessions will ultimately qualify four riders for the Saturday night final. Riders making the final 15-minute jam session will battle it out for the top prize – scored by snowmobile industry experts.

Note: The Turtle Creek Hotel & Casio hosted ACS Snowmobile Freestyle Jam Sessions competition, fueled by Monster Energy, are invite only. Please send resumes to: [email protected]

Beginning with the AMSOIL Championship Snocross season-opening round in Duluth, Minn. (Nov. 23-25) and running through the season finale in Lake Geneva, Wis. (March 15-17), CBS Sports Network will broadcast 16 half-hour race shows – all in HD – on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST. The AMSOIL Championship Snocross – as an added bonus – will also air in an evening repeat of each show during the week.

CBS Sports Network’s coverage of 2012-’13 AMSOIL Championship Snocross begins Sunday, Dec. 30th, at 10:30 a.m. EST.