Octane Addictions owner Tyler Johnson said he is very disappointed with the fact the group have not yet been fully paid by the Burns Lake Snowmobile Club for the two shows they put on during last months Cold Smoke Snowmobile Drags.
Chris Mouw from the Burns Lake Snowmobile Club said to Lakes District News, “Octane Addictions did not fulfill their contract obligations so a portion of the payment was held back.”
The contract between the Burns Lake Snowmobile club and Octane Addictions had allowed for two one hour shows, however the Saturday show went for 20 minutes and the Sunday show went for 40 minutes.
Johnson said, “[In the contract] We put if someone is injured the show doesn’t have to go on.”
He added, Octane Addictions are still owed $2,000 which he said the Burns Lake club are refusing to pay.
“It hurts your feelings. We came out and put on a great show, Sam Rogers went and back flipped his snowmobile on both days – usually it is a $5,000 minimum for a back flip but we tried to do a favour for Burns Lake,” he said.
Johnson said that despite Whitney Hungerford’s accident on day one of the event, his bother Kourtney and Rogers both returned from the hospital to put on a show for the crowd. “It was very difficult for Kourtney to leave his brother in hospital and come back and put on a show, but he did. They put on a great show on both days,” Johnson said.
Johnson said, “They have given me about 15 different reasons. They said the show didn’t last one hour each day, that we didn’t bring our best riders ….. are you kidding me, this stinks,” Johnson said.
He went on to say that Sam Rogers, who replaced rider Dane Ferguson due to injury, is the biggest name in the world right now.
“If they were unhappy with the show, I don’t know why they didn’t tell us while we were there instead of waiting until we have driven miles away and then not pay,” Johnson added.
“We have been in touch with Burns Lake people and had so many people apologize for their town on Facebook. They say they can’t believe that we haven’t been paid in full and that the show was great, and that it wasn’t fair,” Johnson said. According to Johnson Octane Addictions are now $1,400 in the hole.
He said he was told that the remainder of the money would be wired to them, rather than being handed a cheque before they left.
“We were told that it would be much faster if the club just wired us the money. We trusted them. They all gave us hugs when we left.”
He said he is not sure where the issue will go, however in a post on Facebook, it said Octane Addictions were hoping not to have to go to court to settle the issue.