More than 200 Snowmobile racers from all over the Midwest will gather on West Bay of Little St. Germain Lake, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 for a weekend of racing and entertainment.
Racers will compete for trophies on the fastest shaved ice track in Wisconsin, claim grocery cart glory, fight breast cancer in bikinis and witness amazing exhibition sleds along with sanctioned drag racing.
The 11th annual charity event presented by Discover Wisconsin and featuring Divas Snow Gear and Fly Racing products, features a variety of events for racers and spectators.
Friday, Jan. 31, racers can come down to tune their sleds and take practice runs on their choice of two tracks. The Twilight Bar 660 track features 660 feet of groomed snow and the Thunderbird Pass 1000 features 1000 feet of shaved ice. Anyone is welcome to ride in off the trail and test their machines on either track, with $5 fun runs or 5 runs for $20.
Saturday, Feb. 1 will feature speed runs on shaved ice, funs runs on snow and three returning events: Camps St. Germain Sentry Foods Grocery Cart Races, Knockers Pizza Co. Bikini Run and The Weber’s Wildlife World Speed Record Exhibition Show.
The main event on Saturday starts with registration at 9 a.m. and racing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Racers will compete for class specific trophies and prizes on the Thunderbird Pass 1000. Registration is $25 for three trophy runs or $5 for individual fun runs. Expect world record holders to start early Saturday morning at 10 a.m. when the track conditions are at their best. Top speed wins the Sno-King Traveling Trophy on display at the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame.
Racing classes include vintage, stock, pro-stock, modified, turbo and specialty classes. Fly Racing Gear, prizes and trophies are awarded to the top three winners in each class at Legend’s of the North in downtown St. Germain off of Highway 70 at 5:30 p.m. All female entrants receive Divas Snow Gear gifts and compete for Divas Snow Gear on both the snow and the ice track.
As Saturday afternoon continues, the Camp’s St. Germain Sentry Foods Grocery Cart races start at 1 p.m. Teams will compete for cash prizes as they push Camps grocery carts down the ice.
At 2 p.m., the Knocker’s Pizza Company Bikini Run will be held. Braving the chilly February air, participants wear bikinis to raise money to help the fight against breast cancer. For months, participants gather pledges, search out the perfect bikini and polish their sleds in an effort to ready themselves for their race down the Twilight 660. The winner will be crowned based on their total pledge dollars combined with their speed and will take home the Knocker’s Pizza Company Traveling Trophy for the year, along with a prize.
The bikini racer with the fastest speed will win the Bikini Run Top Speed Trophy. In 2013, bikini racers raised $30,000 in pledges which were donated to the Pink Ribbon Riders, Plum Lake Ambulance Service and the St. Germain Fire and Rescue Department. For 2014, these three organizations will again be the recipient of the funds raised. All Bikini Run participants receive a Divas Snow Gear gift and compete for Divas Snow Gear prizes.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, the world speed record holders and exotic sleds show off their talents during the Weber’s Wildlife World Speed Record Show.
Action continues Sunday during the Fly Racing 2014 Ice Drags on Timbers Bar and Grill 2 Lane 660.
Racers compete for cash payouts, and all female racers receive a Divas Snow Gear gift for entering. Top female speed of the day wins Divas Snow Gear. More information on drag racing can be received by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the third year, the Parson’s of Eagle River Vendor’s row will be offered for snowmobile fans. Space is available for additional vendors who want to get product exposure. New this year, is the indoor, heated Sprecher Beer and Food Tent on Vendor’s Row. Warm up inside the heated tent while enjoying a cold beverage or hot sandwiches served by the Bo Boen Snowmobile club. The St. Germain Parent Teachers Organization will be raffling off jackets and selling T-shirts for fund raising.
Paid parking is available on the ice for trailers, spectators and racers all weekend, and designated parking areas will be marked along Highway 70. Follow the signs on Hwy 70 in town to the track off of Patton Road. Additional off-site parking is available and a free shuttle bus is available. Off-site parking location will be posted at numerous points around town.
For additional information on the 2014 Discover Wisconsin St. Germain Radar Run events, timing, prices and how to participate, visit radarracers.com.