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    Record amount of racers at Red Lake I-500

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    USCC expected the record amounts of sleds in a decade to race at this weekend's Red Lake I-500, according to a USCC press release.

    "We're definitely excited for the I-500 this year," said USCC President Pat Mach. "This race is a lot of work for everyone involved but the payoff is worth it."

    The USCC has laid the course and filled the ditches and woods are filled with snow to prepare for the racers, who have spent months preparing their sleds for the chance at $10,000.

    The winner of the FXR Pro 600 will win $10,000 in cash from Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls, Minn., according to the USCC.

    The Red Lake I-500 is a three day, 500 mile, race where drivers are only allowed to stop for fuel, oil and new goggles.

    "It is one of the most grueling snowmobile races on the planet," USCC said.

    Racers are only allowed a one-hour maintenance repair after the second day, and only two people are allowed to work on the sled during the period.

    This year fans will be able to follow along in a bunch of different ways including the live broadcast on www.usccracing.com or listen locally on KKDQ 99.3.

    The USCC forum will also be updated continuously as the day goes on listing DNFs and all the drama.

    The awards presentation at Seven Clans Casino at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, will be simulcast on www.usccracing.com.

     

    Tags: Racing
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