The SnoBall-2014

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Great Lakes Region

January 17-21, 2014 Limited to the first 75 Registered Raptors

The SnoBall is a must do winter Raptor Run/driving experience. The SnoBall is a fully approved event by the State of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources. During this run you and your Raptor will encounter everything that Mother Nature and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can throw at it. There will be areas of two track roads, logging trails, forest service roads and country roads. These roads will have varying degrees of snowfall on them, from significant snow fall to minimal/scraped country roads. From the moment you put the SnoBall 500 official window decal on your truck you are in for one of the most unique and exciting weekends ever. This is not a race we will stay together as a pack and work as a team to insure everyone makes it to each destination. But the driving isn’t the only appeal to this run. We will also be staying in a few of the nicest Hotel/Casinos in the Upper Peninsula. There will be plenty of time to unwind in whatever fashion you desire, whether it is hanging out at the sports bar, gambling or getting a massage. Please visit the The SnoBall Facebook page:

Run Details:


Friday Night:
There will be a mandatory registration at 7pm eastern time in the bingo hall at the Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino. There is also a live band playing at the casino as well.

This is the day everyone has been waiting for!!!! At 0830 est there will be a drivers meeting just to go over some basics and so that everyone is on the same page. At 0900 we head out towards Marquette Michigan. On the way will encounter snow covered roads and significant snow drifts and some of the most beautiful scenery in Michigan. We will stop for lunch in Houghton as we continue our journey towards Marquette. Once at the Ramada in Marquette there are many dinning and bar options. A few of the local favorites Blackrocks Brewing and Ore Dock Brewing Company, both are local microbrews. Also Marquette Mountain is less than 10 mins away and offers night skiing and rentals if interested. Sunday: Sunday we will have a drivers meeting 0830 just to go over the differences between Sunday and Saturdays terrain. The group will leave from the Ramada at 0900 and head towards Escanaba.

This year we will be staying at the Best Western Pioneer INN in Escanaba, MI. The Best Western has a Restaurant and bar and is only 12 miles from the Island Resort and Casino. Also located 10 miles away in Gladstone, MI there is a Snow Tubing park. A great restaurant in the area is Hereford and Hops, a local steakhouse.

Yes you are reading this correctly, three full days of the Snoball in 2014. At 830am there will be a drivers meeting before heading off at 9am towards the Up North Lodge. We will be stopping at the Up North Lodge for lunch as we did in 2013.

After lunch we will start our journey towards the Lac Vieux Desert Casino.

At 900 Eastern Time we will hold The Snoball banquet and raffle event.

All times are Eastern Standard Time

***100% of the proceeds from the Raffle will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. ***

Event Pricing:​
$250 per Truck/Driver - Includes 1 SnoBall sweatshirt, The SnoBall Placards, driver’s bag and entrance into closing event with breakfast.
$100 per Co-Driver/Passenger - Includes 1 The SnoBall sweatshirt, entrance into closing event with breakfast.

Limited to the first 75 Raptors

Registration link:​
Sold Out!!!
No refunds after 11/30/2013

Room Reservations:
Lac Vieux Desert Casino 800-895-2505
1/17/2014 Code 2820
1/20/2014 Code 2821
$49 + tax ----------Tell them Code above

Ramada Inn Marquette
$94 + Tax------Tell them Ford Raptor Group

Best Western Pioneer Inn Escanaba, MI-
906-786-0602 1/19/2014
$79.99 + Tax -----------Ford Raptor Group

Pet information: Best Western Pioneer Inn. The Best Western does not allow pets. Other hotels in the area do though.
Ramada Inn $25 dollar fee for Pets
Lac Vieux Desert Casino –
LVD Casino allows pets in some smoking rooms. Please like The SnoBall on


Other Websites and After Hours Info
Blackrocks Brewery
ore dock brewing company
Marquette Mountain

City of Gladstone :: Sports Park
Hereford & Hops

Michigan Vacation in Watersneet Michigan Gogebic County

Must have items for the SnoBall 500​
First and foremost every truck, Driver and Co-Pilot must be ready for the Ultimate cold weather Raptor Run ever planned. A positive attitude goes a long way. We will stay as a group though out this event and arrive at each destination as a pack, this is NOT a race. Being as it is winter there maybe changes along the way depending on snow level for better and worse. Snow is the key to this trip, while it will be fun with minimal snow, blizzard type conditions make it unbelievable. Please keep an open mind and be prepared to be a part of the best cold weather Raptor Run ever planned. Every truck must have these items at a minimum before participating in the SnoBall 500

0. 2010-2014 Ford F-150 Raptor
1. VHF radio Or a MUR’s Radio (Marine VHF radios will not work)

2. Working 4wd and all maintenance up to date with no major issues
3. Decent tires: We’re not going to go around and checking everyone’s tires but if you have very little remaining tread do us a favor and get them replaced before the event.
4. Spare tire/Tires secured and located in the bed of the truck. Contact [email protected] for mounting solutions
5. 2 bags of sand or cat litter
6. One shovel
7. Tow strap at least 20’ and rated to pull the truck
8. Winter boots: Lacrosse, Muck, Sorels, etc. You may have to get out into very deep snow.
9. Winter clothing: Just like above it is more than likely going to be cold and you will have to get out of your vehicle.
10. Ice Scraper/Snowbrush & -30 degree windshield washer fluid
11. ORV permit if vehicle isn't registered in the State of Michigan.

Recommended additional items
1. You do not need a Co-pilot but it is recommended to help with communication traffic and navigating the trails/roads. Plus it’s more fun with someone in the truck with you.
2. Snatch and tow straps
3. Navigation: Lowrance, Garmin, Android tablet with an offroad map app.
4. 5 gallons extra gas
5. A Come along
6. Floor jack and some wood blocks to help support it in the snow
7. Auxiliary lighting: While it can’t be used on road it would be a great benefit on the Truck trails, Forrest Service roads.
8. First Aid Kit

The SnoBall Rules​
100% Sober Driving
Alcohol consumption will not be tolerated on trails or any time you are driving. Remember these are state/public roads. If caught you will be asked to leave or worse.

Illegal drug use will not be tolerated. Same as alcohol consumption

Do not tailgate

No littering

Know the limitations of your driving ability and your Raptor in the conditions. ·

No whiners!

Everyone in your vehicle must have a filled out waiver. NO Exceptions! You will not be allowed to participate without everyone having a completed waiver.

Radio Frequencies​
151.820 MHz Bandwidth 11.25 kHz
151.880 MHz Bandwidth 11.25 kHz
151.940 MHz Bandwidth 11.25 kHz
152.000 MHz
152.750 MHz
*** Please make sure that your radio is programmed for these frequencies

The SnoMAP


If you would like to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project please use this link:
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Big Blue

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Hell Yea!!!!! It's coming like an Avalanche!!

Snoball is like no other Raptor Run on the Planet....You dont want to miss this folks!!!!


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2014 SnoBall Sponsors
ICON Vehicle Dynamics
WSI Raptor Fabrication
Freedom Motorsports
KC HiLites
Raptor Retrofit
Rock Slide Engineering
Raptor Addict
Baker Hughes
Jack Demmer Ford
Power Steering Solutions
Equip 2 Conceal
Adams Polishes
Sunrise Tactical
Freedom Motorsports
Custom Truck Shop
RSI Works
RPG Offroad
Raptor Crap
SoCal Super Trucks
Craven Speed

2014 Snoball Raffle items

ICON Vehicle Dynamics- Front 3.0's
ICON Vehicle Dynamics- IVD Bumpstop kit
ICON Vehicle Dynamics- Mid Flap System
ICON Vehicle Dynamics- Lower Control Arm Skid Plates

WSI Raptor Fabrication-
2 Whelen micro Pioneers Clear
2 Whelen Micro Pioneer Amber
3 Whelen Dual Slim Lines
4 Whelen Nanos
1 set of WSI hood mounts
1 WSI behind the grill mount fog light mounts
1 WSI bumper mount

KC HiLiTES-LZR cube system
KC HiLiTES- 6" Pro Sports
KC HiLiTES- C3 Pods
KC HiLiTES- Clear Cyclones
KC HiLiTES- Clear Cyclones
KC HiLiTES- Clear Cyclones
KC HiLiTES- Amber Cyclones
KC HiLiTES- Amber Cyclones
KC HiLiTES- Amber Cyclones

Freedom Motorsports- R1 Concepts brake upgrade
Freedom Motorsports- SCT iTSX
Freedom Motorsports- MBRP Turn Down Exhaust
Freedom Motorsports-AFE Stage 4 intake
Freedom Motorsports- Amsoil oil change kit
Freedom Motorsports- Amsoil oil change kit
Freedom Motorsports- Amsoil MPHD
Freedom Motorsports- Amsoil MPHD

Addictive Desert Designs- Voucher for bumper

Rock Slide Engineering- R-SE Front Bumper

Krazy House Customs- $250 Gift Certificate
Krazy House Customs- $250 Gift Certificate
Krazy House Customs- $250 Gift Certificate
Krazy House Customs- $250 Gift Certificate
Krazy House Customs- $250 Gift Certificate

Raptor Retrofit- Gift certificate for a complete 50w FXR build with custom paint

RPG Offroad- $500 Gift Certificate
RPG Offroad- $500 Gift Certificate

Custom Truck Shop-Upper and Lower Shock Mount reinforcement

Powertank- 50% off voucher
Powertank- 40% off voucher
Powertank- 30% off voucher
Powertank- Tire repair kit and air pressure gauge

Raptor Addict- $500 Gift Card

RSI Works- 50% off voucher for Stage 3 or 4 Build

Power Steering Solutions- PSS with cooler

Glassworks Unlimited- Gift Certificate for Glassworks Front Fenders

Borla- 50% off voucher

Power Steering Solutions- PSS with Cooler

Equip 2 Conceal- Concealed piston training
Equip 2 Conceal- Concealed piston training

Jack Demmer Ford- Ford Racing Trail Kit

K&N- Intake system

Adams Polishes- Essential Kit

Sunrise Tactical- SCAB Molle Ballistic seat cover

Defenderworx- Ford grill letters
Defenderworx-Tailgate emblem

Craven Speed- Snoball Stubby Antenna

2014 SnoBall Raffle Rules

Who it’s open to
•The raffle is only open to the registered drivers & Raptor owners participating in the 2014 SnoBall

Price of the raffle
• Red tickets will be $20 (Top 6 Prizes)
• White tickets will be $10 (All other prizes)
a.Raffle participants can purchase as many tickets of either color.
b. Participants can win multiple items.

How the Raffle will be conducted
•Must be present to win

White Raffle Tickets
•There will be one bin for all of the blue tickets
• Blue Raffle tickets will be drawn and assigned a prize working from lowest to Highest valued item.
•Great Lakes Raptor Excursions will have a list of the raffle items suggested value.

Red Raffle Tickets
•The top 6 raffle items will each have a bin in front of them.
•Participants can place as many raffle tickets in whichever bin desired.
•Great Lakes Raptor Excursions will state which prize is being raffled off then pull one ticket from the bin associated with that item.

Raffle Donation
• Proceeds of the raffle funds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
•The donation will be made under the Corporation/Organization name “2014 SnoBall Participants”

Raffle payments accepted: Credit Card and Cash

Participant #'s
00 Worldtour
01 Kanakry
1.5 Kanakry
2 Shooter AMG
3 Yukon Joe
4 IronMan
5 BrdoPry
6 Svtlightning00
7 Labraptor
8 Scott1446
9 Bramagedained
10 Jeff1889
11 BigRed1097
12 Cchristmas
13 Cavenrdiver
14 TheProperRedneck
15 Hockster
16 Secret
17 Badgerscab6.2
18 Java
19 Donk
20 AnyJoe
21 ADD
22 MS MI Raptor
23 RaptorScrew
24 SVT4X4
25 WRCRaptor
26 keaka atkinson
27 WolfnNC
28 Kmandoske
29 KHC
30 John Gonzales
31 DurrRaptor
32 PJStruebig
33 Tim Rollins
34 Terry Parsons
35 Chad Worthington
36 Partick Austin
37 Christopher Skowera
38 Orange Addict
39 Joe Medve
40 Kevin Mosser
41 Lug
42 BlockDoc
43 Tvibe
44 Dan06
45 FireMatt422
46 Mouldman
47 Jeff Brown
48 James Woyner
49 CB Freshness
50 BigBlueBalls
51 Ann Lynch
52 upscrazy
53 Roman Buff
54 David Irion
55 SprSnk
56 Freedom MotorSports
57 Silver Raptor
58 MobileBeats
59 Stickman
60 Nick Reid
61 Kevin SaFrance
60 KHC
63 Carlschmarl
64 Brad Smith
65 John Nord
66 Big Blue
67 Wiz
68 Beemerman
69 James Buijck
70 FingerMalone
71 Ryan Rowder
72 Shannon Nicoletti
73 Bill Moon
77 Devil Devil
99 Sitdown
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