Snowmobilers go big at third annual Huckfest
Hundreds of snowmobile enthusiasts made the trek to a snow-packed meadow just north of Truckee this past Saturday to participate in the third annual Huckfest.Put on by the Alpine Assassins snowmobile riders collective, the event attracted pro and amateur sledders from across the West for a day of big-air tricks, head-to-head drag racing, huge back flips and a contribution to the rebound of injured Tahoe athlete.andamp;#8220;This is the best of sledding with huge air and a great community,andamp;#8221; said Duncan Lee, event organizer and emcee. andamp;#8220;There were pros throwing back flips 20 feet in the air, kids pinning the throttle for head-to-head drag racing all day long, good music, grilling andamp;#8230; even Olympic downhill skier and Red Bull athlete Daron Rahlves came out for the festivities.andamp;#8221;A raffle also was held to raise funds for Grant Korgan, a member of the Alpine Assassinsandamp;#8217; eight-rider team who broke his back while sledding in the backcountry last year. With support from the sledding community and others across the Sierra, andamp;#8220;Korgandamp;#8221; has worked hard to get back into the sports he loves.andamp;#8220;Itandamp;#8217;s great to see everyone out here pushing the limits of positive competition,andamp;#8221; said Alpine Assassins team member Ken Evans.The biggest moment of the day came when Bobby Waters of Truckee stepped up to a perfectly shaped kicker and threw three huge backflips on his Ski Doo XRS. The crowd went wild with energy as he hung it out there three times in a row.Check out all the photos and videos from the third annual Huckfest at http://www.alpineassassins.com.