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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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