- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic has lost its major sponsor.

Race director Howard Thies tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that Tesoro Corp. dropped its sponsorship of the event more than two months ago.

Thies says he’s working to find a new sponsor. Tesoro had been kicking in $25,000.

The event is held in the in the HooDoo Mountains near Summit Lake about 160 miles south of Fairbanks.

The signature race features snowmobiles pulling skiers or snowboarders.

Contestants start atop a 5,800-foot summit, descend 1,700 feet, grab the towrope of a snowmobile, get pulled up a gully and are sling-shot down another hill for a 1,200-foot drop to the finish line.

Race officials say 13,000 spectators attended last year.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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