2009 Celebration of Lakes: Ice Racing Sprints
For the second year in a row winter relents just in time for the
Celebration of Lakes. After the 12th longest run ever of high temps
below freezing, including a nasty cold snap that closed schools throughout
the state, temperatures rose past freezing into the 40s on Saturday and
into the 30s on Sunday.
The Celebration of Lakes is sponsored each year by the Chisago Chamber of
Commerce. Check their website for dates and events.
The Auto races take on South Lindstrom Lake, away from the bulk of the
events on North Center Lake. This footage is from the sprints held on
Saturday. The following day was an endurance run.
IIRA Ice Race Madison Lake, MN
International Ice Racing Association
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Sports car racing on frozen Madison Lake
Madison Lake, MN
south of Minneapolis, MN
February 13 & 14, 2010
The slow motion photography was shot at 120 frames per second.
IIRA Ice Racing
Ice Racing on Lake Mille Lacs March 1 and 2 2008. Racing in a Subaru
Impreza, average speed around 54mph and a max speed of about 67mph, on a
0.95 mile course.
Best Race Ever
What else can I say. 1 week after thieves rendered my car useless, I
started last and finished first. The proudest moment in my short ice
racing career caught on camera both in car and from the banks.
To say it was fun would be an understatement. To debate it's not the best
race ever...you'll have to take that up with my wife.