The parking area for the racers and the Pit area appeared
much like that of an auto race. Only this day the Pit Crews and
Drivers would be working on Vintage Snowmobiles, preparing for
the two days of oval racing that mark the return of snowmobile
racing after a 30 year hiatus.
The atmosphere was no different then that of wheeled racing,
busy, loud and the exhaust fumes all working together to pump up
the flow of adrenalin. And observing the equipment, the trailers
with complete shop setups, the race machines, it was obvious
that this is not a cheap sport.
We were told that each entry costs $50 and some racers had
several entries. The Pro Vintage Series returns 100% of the
entry fees as prize money. That would indicate that more that
more than $15,000 in prize money was awarded in this event.
Friday would be a day of practice and testing. We were told
that the Thursday rains had actually created a perfect racing
surface on the fairground oval. Everyone was very pleased with
The racing would begin Saturday and conclude on Sunday, when
the class competition would conclude and two featured events
would take place.