11th annual Snowmobile Races at Plattekill Mountain this weekend
Snowmobile drag racing will hit the slopes of Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury on March 29 and 30.‚ÄÇThis year will mark the resort‚Äôs 11th annual event and is sure to bring excitement to all ages whether racer or race fan. What started out as a fun race between a few sleds has turned into an event that brings close to 350 racers each year.‚ÄÇ
Race categories are separated by snowmobiles big and small, old and new and features categories for just about all types and sizes of sleds.‚ÄÇ Engines will be roaring and the heat will be on as competitors challenge each other to the top of the mountain‚Äôs 500-foot drag strip in a quest for the coveted ‚ÄúKing of the Hill‚Äù 2008 title.‚ÄÇ
The racing action begins both days at 10 a.m.‚ÄÇ Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.‚ÄÇ The event will follow a single elimination format as it has in past years.‚ÄÇ The weekend‚Äôs activities will include live music both Saturday and Sunday, plus food specials, spirits and a raffle both Saturday and Sunday with items donated by local area businesses and snowmobile shops.‚ÄÇ Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category.‚ÄÇ Gate fee admission is $10 for one day, $12 for two days and kids under five years old are free.‚ÄÇ Race entry fee is $25 per class.‚ÄÇ Races are on rain, snow or shine!
‚ÄÇFor further info including race rules, registration info and more, call 607 326-3500 or visit the resort website at www.plattekill.com for all the details.
Plattekill Mountain will be closed for skiing and snowboarding March 29-30 weekend for the snowmobile races, however the slopes are planned to reopen the following weekend weather permitting.