Midwest Michigan Branch 2018 Snowplow Roadeo ....

Description :

Please join us on October 10, 2018 at 7:30 AM, for the Midwest Michigan Snowplow Roadeo and Equipment Show! This year’s event will take place at:


Norton Shores DPW

1174 E Mt Garfield Rd, Norton Shores MI  49441


Spend the day with us and view a variety of Public Works equipment, talk to other operators, watch the competition throughout the day and enjoy a great lunch.  This is a fantastic opportunity for learning and sharing new tips, tricks, what works and what doesn’t as well as seeing the latest products from numerous vendors.



The competition is an obstacle course designed to simulate actual snowplowing operations where drivers are timed and scored for accuracy, safety, and speed. The competition will require each team member to complete the snowplow course independently and the scores will be combined for a team total.  Competition begins with an 8:00 AM mandatory driver’s meeting.


  • Each City/County is allowed ONE team of TWO drivers for each garage facility.
  • The course will NOT be available for practice.
  • Two identical trucks will be provided at the event for competition.
  • Drivers must turn over cell phones while driving.


Course Outline

Each driver will be judged on the following:

* Start                                       *Outside Curves (2)

* Speed Zone                            * Offset Alley

* Serpentine                              * Parked Cars

* Straight Line                           * Ball Tip

* Diminishing Clearance             * Stop Bar

* Alley Dock                              * Time



Diagnostic Exam (required)

In addition to the course competition, the two-person team must complete a diagnostic exam on a truck.


Education sessions (required)

Each driver must attend an education session worth 500 points to earn up to an additional 1000 total team points to be added to the competition score.


Best team receives a traveling trophy, jacket and $3,000 toward expenses to the 2019 Western Snow & Ice Conference in Colorado. The first place driver will be awarded a trophy and if not part of the winning team will also receive a jacket and $1,500 toward attendance at the 2019 Western Snow & Ice Conference in Colorado.   



Convince your politician/CEO to drive a big truck! The celebrity competition is on a shortened Roadeo course. The celebrity with the best score will receive a traveling trophy.  Celebrity Competition (non CDL holders) is from Noon to 1:00 PM. Limited time available so register early!



Show off your truck or unique equipment! The winning entry will receive a plaque. Previous winning entries excluded.



Share a new design or innovative idea and win an award for your ingenuity! We’ll have an area dedicated to display your work.



Exhibitors will be showing off their state of the art equipment from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  New products and ideas are available in the displays.  See the latest technology! 


For Supervisors   

A session will be provided for supervisors only at 10:00 AM.  You do not need to register separately for the class.  



The enclosed registration form MUST be completed and returned for all visitors and competitors by September 20, 2018. Everyone must be pre-registered to receive lunch (complimentary) and to participate in events.



  • Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites; 231-799-0100

1520 E. Mt. Garfield Rd, Norton Shores, MI  49444

  • Hampton Inn; 231-799-8333

1401 E. Ellis Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49444

  • Baymont by Wyndham; 231-798-0220

4677 Harvey St, Norton Shores, MI  49444


Please print the Vendor Registration 2018 paperwork for details on reserving a booth.

Event Date & Time:

10/10/2018  7:30 AM - 10/10/2018  3:00 PM

Venue :

City of Norton Shores
1174 E Mt Garfield Rd
Norton Shores , MI , 49441

Contact Person :

Lisa Barnes
Email : Roadeo2018@wyomingmi.gov
Phone : (616) 530-7260
Company : City of Wyoming


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