Vintage Snowmobile Series to Begin Jan. 11 in Pittsburg
January 3, 2014
Colebrook News and Sentinel
The first race in the Great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile
Series, now in its seventh year, is set for next Saturday, January 11 in
Pittsburg. The series is organized annually as a fund-raiser by three local
clubs: the Colebrook Ski-Bees, Pittsburg Ridge Runners and Umbagog Snowmoble
The series continues with events in Colebrook on February 8, in Errol on February 22, and back in Pittsburg on March 15. Snow and other weather conditions may require changes in location, so those who plan to travel should check for updates at www.thegreatnorthwoodssnowmobilerace.com
This is the only race series of its type in the Northeast,
drawing vintage snowmobile racers and spectators who appreciate the lower speeds
and more energetic handling than what is offered by traditional sno-cross
racing. Sleds must be mostly stock (with the exception of two classes) thus
cutting the costs significantly for participants.
The series offers 15 classes based upon the engine size for sleds manufactured in 1974 (except for the Mod class, which goes to 1978) and older that are fan-cooled or free-air, single or twin cylinder. New classis this year are the Norivce/Amateur 340 and the 50 and Over; complete race rules and registration are available on-line.
All the tracks are accessible by automobile or snowmobile and utilize the natural terrain of the land. For all classes, there are qualifying heats, last-chance qualifiers as necessary, and feature races. Champions in each class are crowned at the season finale.
Races start at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Hot food and drinks, refreshments and rest facilities are also available at all the sites, and each race has a $5 per-person entrance fee. Series sponsors are LaPerle's IGA Plus in Colebrook, Tuckerman's Restaurant & Tavern in Intervale, and The New England Inn & Lodge in Bartlett.