The fastest snowmobile drag racers from across the Midwest will compete in the Marquette Mountain Uphill Drag Races tomorrow morning.
Typically, high-speed drag racing is done on flat land, but this run will be a straight shot up the slopes.
“This ain’t flat. In the middle of our hill there’s a little bit of a jump. They’re not accustomed to that, so now you’ve got a sled a going 80 to 90 mph. When you hit a jump at that speed, compared to snocrossers going 30 mph, it changes everything. It’s a whole different ball game,” said Skip Schulz, the MASTERS Racing Circuit President.
Snowmobilers can register tonight at the Marquette Holiday Inn between 6 and 9 p.m.
Racers will compete on both stock and modified snowmobiles for a purse of over $3,000.
The pits open for competitors tomorrow morning at 7, with first heat headed up the hill at 9. Spectators are welcome to come and cheer for their favorite sled.