North Country Snowmobile Club Terra-X Debut Race

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Saturday, January 12th

 Registration Friday Jan. 11th - 6-8PM


For the past week the MASTERS and members of the North Country Snowmobile Club have been working on the Terra-X Debut Race track, Pit area, and Fan area.  The Track is set up, cones are up, the table-top has been groomed, some of the Pit area has been plowed out.  With the help of the Village of Ontonagon Department of Public Works, they are going to haul snow in early this coming week.  The Groomer will then put that snow on portions of the 1/4 mile track.

You can see the video of the track on our Masters Racing Circuit Facebook page, along with a video of the proposed course for the 120's, the table top jump, and the fan area.  Now if you do not have Facebook, here is the best explanation of the track that I can give.

After the start line we go to a 'slalom' with 3 tight turns, out of the slalom we have a sweeping left hand turn that takes you to the Table Top Jump.  Now those that do not want to take the jump, we have cones set up on the right side of the jump that a racer can go around the jump.  After the jump or the optional cones around the jump, you go straight for a short distance than take a right to go up a small hill where you will have to side-hill.  From that you will come down, take a right, then go up another little larger hill, side hill that with a turn to the left.  At the bottom of the hill you will have a right turn that will give you a straight shot to the Finish line and an area where you will have to come to a complete stop.

Every racer gets 2 runs that are timed, where you are the only one on the course.  The fastest 2 times will then qualify for the Class Championship 'Shoot-out' where the two racers will race on the course at the same time for winning the class.  Trophy's will go out to the top 2 finishers in Junior, Stock 600, Stock 850, Mod 600, Mod 850.  Open Stock and TOP GUN will have 100% cash payback and Trophy's to the top 2.  120 Stock and 120 Mod will get trophy's to the Top 3, with the fastest 2 times in qualifying running in the Class Championship Shoot-out.

The order each racer goes in the class will be done through a draw of those registered on Friday Night.  The 2nd Round will be reverse order of the 1st round.  The order of the classes will be determined on Friday Night or Saturday.

We have had an individual that would like us to run a Vintage class.  If we can get 3 people with sleds no newer than 1990, we will run a Vintage class.  We'd love to have a Women's class if we had 3 women that would try it.

Terra-X is going to be a lot of fun.  It is a new form of racing that everyone can have fun and compete in.  For those with racing experience, we have the Open Stock and TOP GUN class.  TOP GUN is a full Mod sled with a STOCK Chassis.  When you look at the video, you will see where Terra-X is very 'driver oriented.'    Please note that on the Terra-X Registration which is attached, we have TOP DOG, this is supposed to be TOP GUN.

We're going to have a 3 race point series to crown our 2019 TOP GUN Champion after the final Terra-X at Mont du Lac outside of Duluth/Superior on April 6th.  The 2nd Terra-X will be March 16th at Adventure Mtn in Greenland, MI.  Now this coming Saturday's North Country Snowmobile Club Terra-X is the only Terra-X that is not on a hill.

Final Registration is Friday Night between 6 and 8 pm EASTERN Time at the North Country Snowmobile Clubhouse.  This is located on the Old Norwich Trail, which is the road across from the M-64 Truck-Stop.  We'll have signs along the highway to direct you to the clubhouse and the Pit area.  The Terra-X Registration Form and the Insurance required Parental Consent Form for those competing in the 120 and Junior Classes is attached.  Remember, it is INSURANCE Rules that BOTH Parents have to either sign the consent form in front of a MASTERS Official or a Notary of the Public.  This is NOT a MASTERS Rule, but an Insurance rule, so if you are pre-registering and will not have BOTH Parents at the race, you need to fill that out and sign it in front of a Notary and have it Notorized.

Every driver will have the option to get one Test N Tune run between 10:00 and 10:30 am ET.  We'll have the drivers meeting at 10:30 am ET by the Officials Trailer.  We're going to start racing at 11:00 am.

We have a separate entrance to the Pit area, and that will also have signs.  You will go a short distance past the Clubhouse, then you'll see the road to your right to the Pit area.

We really appreciate if you are planning on racing to get a room at one of our long-time club members and sponsors, Scott's Superior Inn and Cabins, 906-884-4866.  E-mail address is: sctts@charter.net

If you cannot make it to Friday Night's Registration, you can fill out and send your registration with the fee's in via mail. We need to get this by this Thursday.  Send it too:  MASTERS, % Ontonagon Terra-X, 610 Greenland Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953.

Women's Riding Clinc

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February 8th - 10th


Presented by Mama SledHead and The Western UP Snowmobile Coalition


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This clinic is for women only, 16 years of age or older. You must have a valid drivers license to attend. You DO NOT have to own or bring a snowmobile to participate, we will have sleds available for riding training. (You may want to rent a sled so you can participate in the Sunday trail ride.) 


Cost - $50  (Includes coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pastries both mornings and lunch on Saturday.) 


** We will be accepting a maximum of 20 applicants, with a wait list in case there are any cancellations.       You can pay online, below, immediately to reserve your spot!**


SUBJECT MATTER


  • Basic snowmobile controls & operation
  • Skill training - cornering, wet areas, snow banks, appropriate speed assessment
  • Rules and laws
  • Trail etiquette
  • Basic sled care, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Map reading/signage/trail reports
  • First aid
  • Clothing
  • Survival skills


SCHEDULE


FRIDAY               7PM Friday    Meet and greet at TBD 


SATURDAY        Classroom 9-12  

                                Practical training on snowmobiles - 1-4


SUNDAY             Clasroom 9-10:30AM

                                11 AM   Optional Women's Ride to Lake of the Clouds 

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For questions or more information contact PJ McCaughn ("Mama Sledhead") 

 e-mail: pj@ncsc-up.com   phone: 847-594-4228  cell:  847-370-1700

Registration Forms

Pay Online

Click here to pay your $50.00 registration immediately and reserve your spot!! Please note the name of the participant and event with the payment.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Women's Trail Ride

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Sunday, February 10th at 11AM

This is an opportunity  to ride with other  women who love to ride.  Beginner or expert, doesn't matter, we want YOU to come along!!

Specifics

We will start in Bergland, meeting at The Lake Gogebic Motel parking lot  at 10:45AM.  We will depart at 11AM.  We are riding North on Trail 1 to Lake of the Clouds and back.  We will be stopping at The Konteka for lunch and at Two Loons  Bar & Restaurant for a pit stop on the way back down.  We should arrive back to Bergland by 4PM.

Riding Info

You must have a current State of Michigan Trail Pass on your sled, and a current drivers license.  All riders MUST wear a snowmobile helmet - it's the law.Please make sure your gas tank is full and that your oil is topped off BEFORE arrving at the meeting point.  Please make sure to wear appropriate clothing  - warm, wind proof pants & jacket,  gloves or mittens, warm boots.

There will be no charge to ride, but we ask that you register so we have an idea of how many participants we will have.


****If you ARE NOT participating in the Riding Clinic but would like to ride on Sunday, please FB message to North Country Snowmobile Club-UP or e-mail PJ@ncsc-up.com

Please share this with all the ladies who ride - the more the merrier!!