Kaukauna man a finalist in top snowmobiler competition

Ben Hietpas is competing to become North America's Top Snowmobiler, January 17, 2017 (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

(WLUK) -- A Fox Valley man has made it into the final round of a contest to be named North America's top snowmobiler.

Ben Hietpas is participating in the contest organized by Ski-Doo. He's up against Justin Evans of Canada. The two are the last remaining contestants from 16 original participants. More than 1,500 people were nominated.

Voting runs through Feb. 9.

The grand prize is a new snowmobile.

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