Kane ‘motorsports’ business is expanding operation

Despite high unemployment and a dismal economy, adults still want to play with their “toys.”For this reason, Mountain Motorsports of Kane is expanding its operation at 300 N. Fraley St.“Our business has been growing and we need additional space,” Jon Sklar, company owner, said in explaining the basis for the expansion.A 30x44-foot building now is under construction at the rear of the showroom and service area at Mountain Motor Sports.Sklar said the addition would provide more “shop space” for the service and repair of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles.“We expect to hire at least one additional full-time technician,” Sklar said.Mountain Motorsports sells and services all types of motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. All of the vehicles for sale are used models, Sklar said. He said he buys the used motorcycles and recreational vehicles from individuals and at dealer auctions.“Everything we sell undergoes full service and inspection before it hits the showroom,” Sklar said. “We want our customers to be happy once they buy from us.”Sklar, a native of Butler, opened Mountain Motorsports in 2005. The company has been at its current location since 2008.