Snowmobile drag race caps off winter sports season
he snow may be melting away
but that isn't stopping snowmobilers from squeezing in one final ride.
his weekend hundreds of snowmobiles will drag race up a ski hill at
Treetops resort in Gaylord for the annual Race the Face competition.
t shows us at the end of the year that we can still ride and there's enough snow at a ski hill
which is what we need
," Kurt Schultz, race promoter said.
ach rider will drag race up the hill
at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
that travel long-distance for this race just because of the uniqueness of it," Mark Zumbaugh, snowmobile racer said.
grand finale to a historic winter that brought the region more than 170 inches of snow.
e live in the snow belt here in
Gaylord, Michigan and it caps off the season," Russ Glasby, Treetops Resort sales director said.
season that brought thousands of visitors to town for snowmobiling and pumped millions of dollars into the local economy.
Race the Face competition starts Friday night and will run through Saturday.