ST. GERMAIN (WKOW) — St. Germain is hosting the 16th annual radar run the first weekend in February.
The main purpose of the event is to raise awareness for breast cancer. Last year the Pink Ribbon Riders raised over 50,000 for Wisconsin breast cancer survivors.
Snowmobile enthusiasts can test the limits of their sleds by speeding down either a 1,000 foot shaved ice track or a 660 foot groomed snow track.
“The ice is a thousand foot of shaved ice. We had a Zamboni blade come out shave three thousand feet of track. So we have a thousand feet of track that’s times with a porta tree timing system, and two thousand feet of run out,” Mark Hiller, St. Germain race director said.
“It’s like the fastest shaved track in the state of Wisconsin.”
Spectators line the track to cheer on the racers, and nearly 100 volunteers man the event.
Participants can sign up for fun runs, or speed runs, as well as modified sled events in over 32 classes of snowmobile events.
“We have two different tracks for fun runs. Anybody can sign up for five dollars a run, take a run on the snow, or take a run on a thousand feet of ice and just see how fast the sled goes. Or just tune in for some other race,” Hiller said.
The main three classes of drag races cost more than$14,000! There are 32 classes of speed runs throughout the event where winners get trophies and other prizes. Top speed of the day gets the traveling Snow-King trophy and their names engraved on the trophy in the Snowmobile Hall of Fame Museum in St. Germain.