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February 22, 2012

Aaron Christensen wins another major U.S. snowmobile race. ©Provost News File Photo.
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Local Man on Winning International Snowmobile Team
Aaron Christensen of Metiskow along with U.S. teammates Gabe Bunke and Bobby Menne of Minnesota took first place with a $12,000 prize at snowmobile racing in Sault Ste. Marie, Michegan.

The “Soo-500” race is nearly a week-long event to qualify and get ready for the one day grueling competition which was held on February 4.

The Bunke Racing team also added another $1,345 at $5 per lap for leading 269 laps at the snowmobile race. Riding a Polaris, that snowmobile company also paid $5,000 as a bonus to the team in the Enduro division.

The 30 year old son of Brian Christensen was not available for an interview but his uncle Ken Christensen said that the track conditions were terrible. Because of a lack of snow, the track wore away “pretty good the last 200 laps.”

The teammates took turns driving during their race which lasted over nine hours and 24 minutes.

The snowmobile was averaging approximately 75 to 80 miles per hour and over 100 miles per hour on the straight away. Qualifying times were 88 miles per hour.

The annual Soo-500 race first ran in 1968.

Because there was a lack of snow this season there were a lot of cancellations for the Metiskow professional driver who has so far took in three cross- country events and the Soo-500.

Christensen, who has been racing for 16 years is off to compete at Oslo, Minnesota this weekend.

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Analyses of Drilling Cores Confirms Potash Near Town

Pacific Potash Corp. has announced that it has found potash 28 km south east of Provost.

The find was made public following laboratory analysis of drilling cores.

CEO and director of the Vancouver mining company, Steve Khan said “Our goal with the 2011 drill program was to confirm the presence of potash within Alberta, and we are excited to announce that we are the first company ever to drill for and discover potash within the province. These results confirm our initial analysis of the property and we look forward to future drilling and development of a potential potash resource within the top ranked mining jurisdiction in the world.”

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