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Olympus snowmobile racing premieres Saturday


February 6, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

Hay bales covered in snow sit at the Gogebic County Fairground's racetrack Tuesday. Crews will begin clearing away snow in preparation for the vintage snowmobile race held to be held Saturday.


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IRONWOOD - Final preparations for the Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus race will begin on Thursday at Gogebic County Fairgrounds. Race Director Tom Auvinen, said the event was originally scheduled to be held near the end of December, but warm weather caused the race to be postponed and rescheduled for this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

"We plan to be out at the track Thursday evening to get the snow cleared off and to set up bales of hay on Friday," he said.

He said they have already built about a foot of ice on the half- mile track at the fairground...

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