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By Andi Bourne

Driftriders Ready for Season with Second Groomer


December 28, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The Seeley Lake Driftriders have two groomers this year that are ready to go for the season. Groomer Chairman Shawn Ellinghouse appreciated Todd Johnson, Pyramid Mountain Lumber and Gary Overman for their help, equipment and large area to unload the new groomer and assemble it when it arrived Dec. 4. The new 2012 Park 400 (left) has more horsepower and more capabilities but is nearly identical to operate as the 2004 Edge 200.

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowmobile Club will have a better edge this winter adding a second club-owned groomer to their fleet and a new groomer shed at the Westside Bypass Trailhead. After 10 years of planning, the 2012 Park 400 Pistonbully arrived Dec. 4 and is set to hit the trails.

The Driftriders' grooming program is grant-funded. The gas tax, trail stickers and out-of-state stickers go into a state-controlled fund from which the club receives approximately $16,000 to fund the groomer through Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. They also receive federal funding through...

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