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Arctic Man Announces Tesoro as 2010 Title Sponsor 2010

Prize purse guaranteed to be at least $65,000

(Fairbanks, AK) - Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic is proud to announce Tesoro as the title sponsor of the 2010 Tesoro Arctic Man.

Tesoro joins sponsors Mystik Lubricants, Alaska Army National Guard and Coors, Rockstar Energy Drink & Vitaminwater - brands of The Odom Corporation to guarantee that the Arctic Man 2010 prize purse will be at least $65,000 - before entry money. With each entry into Arctic Man the prize purse will increase. Organizers hope to exceed $100,000.

Arctic Man started in 1986 as a ski and snowmobile race. To commemorate that beginning 25 years ago, the first place team in the 2010 Men's Ski Division will take home $25,000.

Additional support from Miranda Electric and three anonymous donors have secured a $6,000 rookie purse for all four divisions; Men's Ski and Snowboard and Women's Ski and Snowboard.

Arctic Man is one of the world's toughest downhill ski and snowboard races, and an exciting snowmobile race, all in one. Competitors can participate in ski or snowboard divisions. The skier or snowboarder starts at the top of a 5,800-foot summit and the course drops 1,700 feet in less than two miles. At the bottom of a narrow canyon, the skier or snowboarder meets up with their snowmobiling partner, grabs a tow rope and heads for the finish line reaching speeds of up to 86 mph.

The dates for the 2010 Arctic Man are April 7-11. As always, Go Fast or Go Home!

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