Two More Races Cancelled, But Weather Is Turning

Any snowmobiler will proudly tell you that cold and snow is certainly better late than never, but the delayed start of the winter season has claimed two more major race victims.
The season-opening Canadian Power Toboggan Championships at Beausejour, Manitoba, originally scheduled for Dec. 5-6, have been cancelled, marking the first time in more than 20 years that this historic race has been cancelled due to the weather. The fine crew at Beasejour will still be building a track, however, so it will eventually be available for folks who want it for testing. Fans will have to wait for the the 48th annual CPTC race in March to attend a big event at the track.
Further east, the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association’s Dec. 4-6 season opener at the Searchmont ski resort near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, has been postponed, also due to weather. While the group at Beausejour cancelled its early winter race, CSRA officials are merely rescheduling their event.
Across the snowbelt, temperatures are starting to drop back down to normal after an especially warm November. Hopefully the ground gets frozen soon, so trail riders and racer alike can start their season.

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