- Name: Elias Ishoel
Read MoreBorn: 01.05.1998
Hometown: Oppdal, NORGE
Sport: Snowcross and Motocross
Years riding snowmobile: Since I was 3. I started scooter cross when I was 5, and started to compete the year I was 12.
How did you get into riding: Because It looked interesting. My father and all my uncles drove snowmobile, so they inspired me. I tried it myself, and loved it. I also live by the snowmobile track.
Greatest memory with snowmobile: When I won the Arctic Cat Cup – Pro stock 2014
Best results: 1st Place Arctic Cat Cup – Pro Stock 2014, 1st Place Nordic Championship, 2013 in Hattfjelldal.
Greatest achievement outside sports: 1st Place Norwegian Cup Cross 2013.
Thing you love about riding: Speed, the voltage, the track selection and other tactics I need while riding.
Worst part about riding a snowmobile: Nothing
What would you improve in your riding: My speed and more control
Best place to ride: Any place with snow
How many races you usually do in a season: About 20
Which one is more likely to break, your bones or your snowmobile: My snowmobile
How to stay motivated: Getting good results
Training alone or with friends: With friends (other riders)
Best thing to do without Internet connection after a day of riding: Relax and sleep
What would you do if you did not do snowmobiling: Drive motocross
Future goals: Norwegian Championship, Swedish Championship, Class of Nations. Go to USA and ride there and make good results.
Favorite Battery Energy Drink: The originalName: Jonathan Långdahl
Born: January 17, 1997
Hometown: Boliden, Sweden
Sport: Snowmobile freeriding (boondocking)
Years riding snowmobile: I have been involved with snowmobiles for basically my whole life, but I started riding “serious” in the 2010-2011 season.
How did you get into riding: As I said, snowmobiles have been with me basically my whole life so I have grown up with snowmobiles. Mostly because of my father, he’s the sled freak in our family and you could say that he’s also a boondocker.
Greatest memory with snowmobile: My greatest snowmobiling memory is when I was snowmobiling with my father and my uncle and I had to drive along a slope and make a U-turn uphill with my Indy 500 to meet up with my dad, and I succeeded! This was in February 2012 so I wasn’t as experienced as I am today so I won’t forget that feeling when I did that maneuver WITHOUT getting stuck.
Best results: Well I have never competed, but I can tell you that my best “stuck score” is maybe 8 times in a day.
Things you love about riding: I love the feeling you get when you’re carving in a beautiful, open area up in the mountains. You feel so free and all your problems just disappear. The feeling you get when you successfully pull a stunt is also a wonderful and indescribable feeling.
Worst part about riding a snowmobile: When your snowmobile won’t start after 20 pulls. That’s NOT funny.
What would you improve in your riding: I would like to improve my sidehilling. I haven’t developed the best technique for it yet but it’s coming.
Best place to ride: The northern parts of Sweden where the mountains are and the environment switches from open, flat areas to steep hills with a lot of trees.
How many trips you usually do in a season: Maybe every other weekend, it depends on the weather and the snow, and as many days as I can on the breaks.
Which one is more likely to break, your bones or your snowmobile: Well I’m still in one piece and my sleds have survived pretty well to so I’m not sure. I’ll say both.
How to stay motivated: I just need to think of the feeling I get when riding to get motivated, but otherwise you’ll need to think “I can do it.” When you get stuck you just dig yourself up, keep on riding and learn from your mistakes.
Riding alone or with friends: It’s not often I ride alone. It gets so much funnier if you bring some friends and if you get stuck when riding alone, you’re going to get a good workout.
Craziest thing happened while riding: This happened the same day as my memorable U-turn. I was going to drive up on a little hill and on my way to the top of it I almost got stuck two times and it was reeeeally close both times. And then on the third time I got stuck. I don’t know if it’s my craziest moment but it’s all I can think of right now.
Best thing to do without internet connection after a day of riding: The best thing to do after a day of riding must be to sit down in a cabin and eat a great dinner, for example barbecue and something cold to drink with that. Then just chill for the rest of the evening with your friends.
What would you do if you did not do snowmobiling: I literally have no idea. Maybe work more on my filming interest but other than that I just don’t know.
Future goals: My future goals are to be able to make a living on snowmobiling or moviemaking, perhaps both. Therefore this partnership with Battery Energy Drink is so awesome, it’s a huge step towards my goals!
Favorite Battery Energy Drink: I haven’t tasted everything but I’ll go with the original so far.
Do you have a secret talent: Weeeell… I can raise one eyebrow at a time. That’s a talent, I guess?
Name: Jere Tynkkynen
Years riding snowmobile: 8 years (since 2006)
How did you get into riding: I have always wanted to be an athlete in motorsports. My brother was riding snowcross and when I earned enough money I started to ride too.
Greatest memory with snowmobile: There have been many awesome riding sessions in late winters when the sun is shining and there’s a lot of snow in snowcross track.
Best results: 4th in Finnish Sport Championship 2010
Greatest achievement outside sports: Bachelor of Business Administration degree and exchange studies in Bali
Things you love about riding: Jumps, challenges and the priceless feeling that riding gives
Worst part about riding a snowmobile: Injuries. It also takes all the money and time, which is very difficult sometimes
What would you improve in your riding: Everything, but starts and passes need most practise.
Best place to ride: It depends, but Rommakko snowcross track in Vuokatti is very good
How many races you usually do in a season: As many as possible, but 5-10 races fits into the budget.
Which one is more likely to break, your bones or your snowmobile: Snowmobile for sure, because if you break a bone you can’t ride or compete and recovering takes much time. Breaking yourself is also very very difficult mentally.
How to stay motivated: I just try to find positive things, look forward and trust myself.
Training alone or with friends: With friends, because then you can compete and learn from others
Craziest thing happened while riding: When seeing someone crashes badly or drives over other rider
Best thing to do without internet connection after a day of riding: Just relax and enjoy a can of Battery.
What would you do if you did not do snowmobiling: Maybe I would ride motocross and if not then I would travel and practise surfing. I also would want to be an entrepreneur and/or get succeeded in business life.
Future goals: Finnish Championship medal and success in World Championship
Favorite Battery Energy Drink: Original Battery
Do you have a secret talent: I would want to, but I do not have.