80
      Thursday
      84 / 61
      Friday
      74 / 58
      Saturday
      77 / 66

      Snowmobile drag race caps off winter sports season

      T 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

      he snow may be melting away

      ,

      but that isn't stopping snowmobilers from squeezing in one final ride.


      T

      his weekend hundreds of snowmobiles will drag race up a ski hill at
      Treetops resort in Gaylord for the annual Race the Face competition.


      "I

      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.


      E

      ach rider will drag race up the hill

      at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.


      "There are

      guys
      that travel long-distance for this race just because of the uniqueness of it," Mark Zumbaugh, snowmobile racer said.


      A

      grand finale to a historic winter that brought the region more than 170 inches of snow.


      "W

      e live in the snow belt here in
      Gaylord, Michigan and it caps off the season," Russ Glasby, Treetops Resort sales director said.


      A

      season that brought thousands of visitors to town for snowmobiling and pumped millions of dollars into the local economy.


      T

      he
      Race the Face competition starts Friday night and will run through Saturday.

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