The SnoBall-2014

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  1. Kanakry

    Kanakry FRF Addict

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    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:
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014
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  2. Big Blue

    Big Blue FRF Addict

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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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  3. Kanakry

    Kanakry FRF Addict

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    Great Lakes Region
    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- 30" LZR LED Bar
    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
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
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  4. Rookie

    Rookie Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Just so I'm reading it right, no helmets required for this event?
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  5. Kanakry

    Kanakry FRF Addict

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  6. Biggest

    Biggest FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I want to wear my helmet!
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  7. Netix

    Netix Banned

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    k ill be signing up within the next few days.

    SPRSNK I Void Warranties Supporting Member

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    Franklin, TN
    Won't need it unless you crash into a tree
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  9. The Car Stereo Company

    The Car Stereo Company aka nosbusa Supporting Vendor

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    here, on frf
    whats the sand or cat litter for? we burying our crap like cats?
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  10. Chris's FX4

    Chris's FX4 FRF Addict

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    To provide some traction in case you get stuck.
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