Snowmobilers master the slopes

MARQUETTE — Snowmobile racers from all across the Midwest gathered at Marquette Mountain over the weekend.

For nearly twenty years, the MASTERS racing circuit has been known for hosting some of the best snowmobile racers in the area. The races take place at several locations, but there are many reasons why Marquette Mountain is one of the best.

“Marquette Mountain is so special for us because it’s the longest running snowmobile event in our circuit and it’s one of the longest in all of the Upper Peninsula, so it’s pretty much a staple, an institution, a foundation in snowmobile racing throughout the Upper Peninsula,” said Skip Shulz, President of the MASTERS Racing Circuit.

Racers from four different states competed in three different races including the high speed snow drags, big air hillcross, and the hill challenge. John Mihelich of the Copper Country won the snow drags, Minnesota’s Brennan Plaisted won the Hill Cross and James Marietta of the Keweenaw won the title of King of the Hill.

This is the last of the MASTERS circuit races for this year, but they’ll be back for another great season next winter.

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.