usxclogonewswebUSXC Awards Speaker will be Mike Hetteen

USXC RACING is proud to announce the guest speaker for the 2020 year end awards will be Mike Hetteen. Mike is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced people in the world of snowmobile racing and product development.

Mike Hetteen is the son of Polaris co-founder Allan Hetteen. Mike retired in 2016 after working for Polaris for thirty six years. He spent four years in Sales and Marketing calling on dealers in the Dakotas and northwest Minnesota. For thirty two years Mike worked in Purchasing holding various jobs with focus on supplier management, product development, and procuring chassis and powertrain components in North America, Europe and Japan.

In the early 1980's Mike was a Director for the International Cross Country Snowmobile Federation and served as the race director for the early years of the "Warroad Race" which was both a cross country race and early sno-cross race. Mike also promoted ATV races in the mid-eighties. While not actively involved in racing today, Mike still announces a few races and demolition derbies in Northwest Minnesota.

Along with his working career, Mike has been active in various community groups; serving on the local hospital board for nineteen years, currently serving on the board of Oak Hills Bible College, and Missions In Motion (a missionary support organization). Along with this he is active in two local churches and the Gideons.

Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Janet, watching their grandchildren, boating and fishing on Lake of the Woods, snowmobiling, collecting and displaying antique snowmobiles and sharing the history of Polaris.

The 2020 USXC Racing Year End Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria, MN. More details about time and how to get banquet tickets will be posted as they become available. Plan to join us to hear this legend of the snowmobile industry.