Matt Prieur & Spanky Robinson Return As The Voices Of The I-500 For The Fourth Year In A Row

Chad Dyrdahl and Cory Loeffler return as Pit Road Reporters for the second straight year


SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Dec. 7, 2018: The International 500 Snowmobile Race is very happy to announce that the Voices of the #SooI500 for the past three years, Matt Prieur and Lorne (Spanky) Robinson, will both return for the 51st annual International 500 Snowmobile Race.  set for Sunday-Saturday, January 27-February 2, 2018. Additionally. Chad Dyrdahl and Cory Loeffler are also coming back as well to serve as Pit Road Reporters for the most prestigious snowmobile race in the world.


Prieur returns to the #SooI500 for the fourth year in a row as the lead voice of the #SooI500. The 44-year-old also serves as the Director of Communications for the prestigious event. Prieur, originally from Flint, MI and currently resides in Westerville, OH is best known as the voice of several national and regional motorsports touring series’ and events on both dirt and pavement surfaces for the past 29 years throughout the United States and Canada.


Robinson, affectionately known as “Spanky” is a Desbarats, ONT resident and also returns to the #SooI500 for the fourth year in a row. Robinson was a crew member on the 1989 #SooI500 winning team of George Sharrard, Tom Sibbald and Jeff Kipfmiller. The 59-year-old has also been the Color Commentary Voice of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for their home games since the 2005/2006 hockey season. Additionally, Robinson just completed his fifth year as the Voice of Kinross Speedpark located at the Chippewa County Fairgrounds in Kinross, Michigan.


Dyrdahl, a former competitor in the #SooI500 returns for his second year as one of the two Pit Road Reporters. The ??-year-old from Bagley, MN is a former


Loeffler, who calls Thief River Falls, MN home, is back for the second straight year as a Pit Road Reporter and also serves as a Roving Photographer for the #SooI500. The ??-year-old