Although it certainly hasn’t seemed like winter here in our area, these last few days of bitter cold have reminded me that winter is just waiting in the wings to show itself yet again. The Northport Riders are ready to host Snodeo this weekend and pull off another fabulous event. Friday night will feature Vintage Oval racing under the lights, registration starts at 3 p.m. on Friday the 17th, practice from 4 to 6 and the event is from 7 to 9. Saturday is Lake Cross racing with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. There will be radar runs hosted by the Manawa Lions Club and lots of other things happening. There will be food and refreshments available on site as well. This will all be taking place at Bear Lake just a few miles South of Manawa. Come on down and check it out, this event is possible through generous sponsors and hard working volunteers. Check out http://www.northportsnowriders.com/index_files/Page371.htm for more information.
Northport Snowriders 3rd Annual Snodeo held at Bear Lake
February 27, 2010
3 Rider Events:
For 2010 the Snodeo is adding a Radar Run, which is being staffed by the Manawa Lions Club through a cooperative effort with the Northport Snowriders. The paddock area will be shared with contestants of the Lake Cross event, however the course will be totally independent. We will be supplying a plowed and broomed 660 foot course from start line to finish with an attached 500 foot shut-down area. Contestants will be offered 3 runs per admission. We will not be qualifying riders per class, but will be awarding a trophy for the fastest speed of the day. Race for (2) cases! Is a fun finale’ to the Derby, in which 2 riders mounted on a single machine begin the event on line from a standing start and will be required to complete 1 lap on a closed, marked, slalom course. Upon crossing the finish line, the driver and rider switch positions and then must complete another lap. The first team to cross the finish line wins 2 cases beverage of choice. This event will be the over-all singles Champion of the Derby and whose name will be inscribed in the Sell Family Trophy. Riders will compete individually, beginning the event on line from a standing start and will be required to complete 10 laps on a closed, marked slalom course. Races will begin by a green flag start, with a maximum of up to 20 total contestants; starting position will be assigned by random draw in 2 rows. 50% of total entry fee will be awarded with cash payouts for 1st-3rd place with name inscription for 1st place finisher on the Sell Family traveling Trophy. Riders will compete individually, beginning the event on line from a standing start and will be required to complete 5 laps on a closed, marked, slalom course. Races will begin by a green flag start, with up to 10 total contestants; scores will be awarded by order of finish as the participant crosses the finish line. 50% of total entry fee per class cash payouts for 1st-3rd place with trophy awarded to 1st place finisher. Heats run as necessary. (Pro categories only—100% entry fee payback, 1st – 3rd place)Riders will compete in groups of 3 each wearing mutually colored bibs, with a maximum of 5 teams in contention at a time, however, only 1 team member per group will be on the track at a time. The first rider from each group will begin the event on line from a standing start; he will complete 2 laps on a closed, marked, slalom course. At the completion of 2 laps he will cautiously approach the start/finish line where the second relay man will be staged on the track. While mounted the first rider will make physical contact with the 2nd rider either by hand slap, pat on the back, etc… The 2nd rider will then likewise complete 2 laps and at the end of the portion, he will tag off to the 3rd driver or anchor man who will also complete 2 laps to finalize the event. Scores will be awarded by order of finish as the participant crosses the finish line. 50% of total entry fee per class cash payouts for 1st – 3rd place. Heats run as necessary.