The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Fairgrounds prep in anticipation of Pro Vintage Snowmobile Races


December 27, 2017

Pat Krause/Daily Globe

Volunteers Dan Kauppi and Jim Kolesar spray water on the ice oval track at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds in preparation for the Pro Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday. Race officials are hoping to have an 8-10 inch ice base by the start of the races.


IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus and its crew of volunteers is well under way in the preparation needed to host two snowmobile racing events over the next two weekends.

This Saturday, the Pro Vintage Snowmobile Races will battle upon the historic half-mile oval track at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds with racing starting at 10 a.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 9 a.m. Vintage admission is $10/day and free for children age 12 and under.

Over 125 racers will be driving pre-1985 vintage sleds in 38 scheduled races Saturday. Vintage sleds may be ol...

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