Attention snowmobile oval racers and racing fans: There appears to be a lot of fast-moving racing coming your way this coming winter!
As the weather cools, race teams are spending more and more time in their shop anticipating the coming racing season. We’ll be honest: We’re anxiously anticipating the racing season as well.
We scanned the websites of the country’s top circuits – the Wisconsin-based USSA Pro Star Series, the Minnesota-based Oval Racers Alliance (ORA), the Quebec-based Eastern Pro Tour (EPT), Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) – plus the unsanctioned but mega-historic Eagle River World Championship and Canadian Power Toboggan Championship to compile a complete schedule, as it sits right now. Below is a rundown of the modern oval races (as opposed to vintage-only events) planned for this winter.
Please note that the Plattburgh and Valcourt events are still listed as “Tentative” by the sanctioning Eastern Pro Tour circuit. And if there are other modern oval sprint races that we’re missing, please let us know.
- December 8-9 – Beausejour, Manitoba (CPTC)
- December 15-16 – Rock Rapids, Iowa (ORA)
- January 5-6 – Amherst, Wisconsin (USSA)
- January 12-13 – Escanaba, Michigan (MIRA)
- January 12-13 – Plattsburgh, New York (EPT)*
- January 17-20 – Eagle River World Championship, Wisconsin (Derby Track)
- January 19-20 – Caro, Michigan
- January 27 – Wausau, Wisconsin (USSA)
- February 1-3 – Ogilvie, Minnesota (ORA)
- February 2 – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (Soo I-500)
- February 2-3 – Manitowaning, Ontario (EPT)
- February 8-10 – Weyauwega, Wisconsin (USSA)
- February 9-10 – Boonville, New York (EPT)
- February 15-17 – Valcourt, Quebec (EPT)*
- February 16 – Brimley, Michigan (MIRA)
- February 16 – Grey Eagle, Minnesota (ORA)
- February 23-24 – Lincoln, Michigan (MIRA)
- February 23-24 – Eganville, Ontario (EPT)
- February 23-24 – Garrison, Minnesota (ORA)
- March 2-3 – Beausejour, Manitoba (CPTC)
- March 2-3 – Beauceville, Quebec (EPT)
- March 9-10 – Roberval, Quebec (EPT)
Snowmobile oval sprint racing is a fabulous spectacle. Come see a race this winter.