Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 804 | Snowmobile VERMONT Who Is Your Snowmobiling Hero? LETTERS 26Vast Lane, Barre,VT 05641 • firstname.lastname@example.org • facebook.com/VTVAST JACK COFIELL My grandfather, Jack Cofiell, is my snowmobiling hero. We just went out for a spin up here in Woodford on the day after Christmas. I am 33 and he is 87, still brapping his XCR 800. Not only is he still riding, but “Smilin’” Jack has been very influential in New England snowmobiling for over 50 years. A co-founder of the Woodford Snobusters, he has a seat reserved for him at Polaris headquarters for their corporate meetings. This is due in part to being married to my other snowmobile hero, his wife Pat Cofiell. As a woman in the 70s, she opened her own snowmobile dealership in Connecticut, when they wanted sleds but couldn’t find any nearby. Over 40 years later, Cofiell’s Sport and Power is still family owned and family run. If you’ve never tried Smilin’ Jack’s Chaincase Oil, you probably still have chips in your mix. From drag racing Kitty Cats in the 80s, to traveling the United States as part of my father Jack Cofiell, 86, and grandson Brennan Cofiell spent a day in early December this year brappin’around Woodford! FLORENT ROY My grandfather, Florent Roy of Norton, Vt., is my snowmobiling hero. I grew up snowmobiling with my grandparents all through the Northeast Kingdom. I even remember them packing a sled trailer and riding to this open spot off the trail with some amazing views and having a barbecue with a group of friends. As I got older, my grandfather put me through the snowmobile safety course and rewarded me with my own Snowmobile, a Polaris Indy. I was so excited to be able to ride the trails with them. My grandfather created many of the trails in Norton and was very involved in the Canaan Border Riders snowmobile club. I remember him also being a groomer operator with his son, Maurice Roy. My grandfather passed away in October 2014 and the Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters were very kind to work with me in making the sign in his memory that sits on the corner of EX 16 on Trail 105. Soon after his passing, I decided I’d Brad’s pit crew when he was a Polaris and Arctic Cat team Snocross racer, Jack has lived and breathed snowmobiling for over 50 years! —Brennan Cofiell Florent’s granddaughter, Sonia Koehler, worked with the Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters to have a memorial sign placed on the corner of EX 16 on Trail 105.