$10,000 Box/No Box Motorcycle Race Plus Pro Mod, Pro Stock, Outlaw Snowmobiles~
Defending Pro Mod champ Glenn Hall of Gordon, WI, and Pro Stock 800 winner Dan Fisher of Coldwater headline a star-studded lineup of snowmobile racers expected to compete this week at US 131 Motorsports Park in the 32nd annual Woody’s Super Sled Shootout.
As usual, the snowmobiles will share center stage with a host of motorcycles competing for big money in the new $10,000 Box/No Box Cycledrag.com Shootout. In addition, the weekend bike program also will feature Street ET, the Super Bowl of Two-Stroke Racing, a Harley Bagger grudge race and several Gamblers’ races featuring bikes intermingled with sleds.
“This was all about giving back to the sport and giving back to the great racers who support this event,” Cycledrag’s Jack Korpela said of his company’s assumption of sponsorship of the event. “I wanted to do something special. We are going to have a fun race to remember.”
The bike ladder will be divided into “Box” and “No Box” categories and the payout on each side will be $5,000, Korpela said. Pre-entry at firstname.lastname@example.org is suggested to assure a starting spot. Box and No Box racers will compete separately until the later rounds.
Among those already committed to the main event are veterans John Ard, Mike Bolander and Ken Koby. The Harley Bagger race also has generated considerable interest with both Assim “Kadafee” Chaudhry of Pittsburgh, PA, and Marc “Bogeyman” Fricke of Chicago set to compete along with Frank Wojcik, Jason Broski and Ryland Mason.
On the snowmobile side, the Woody’s Challenge will feature Fisher’s Pro Stock 800 sled in competition with 15 other qualifiers. Champions also will be crowned in Pro Mod, where Hall will duel with Jeremy Hannen of Durand and Louie Wirbel of Midland, among others, as well as Pro Index, a Bracket Challenge class and the always popular Outlaw category.
Weekend admission on Thursday is $50, Friday entry is $45 for the weekend, Saturday or Sunday is $15 per day. Tickets for children 6-12 are $5 with children under six free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Free parking and a pit pass are included with each ticket.
The Super Sled weekend begins Friday with a test and tune from 11 am-5 pm. The track will host an Open Test and Tune Friday night from 6 pm-11 pm. Saturday’s schedule includes the Bracket #1 Challenge for snowmobiles paying $1,500 to win, a Pro Modified event with a $2,000 winner’s share, a bikes-versus-sleds Gamblers Race and the Woody’s Challenge followed by a party with a live band. Gates open at 8 am each day and on the track at 10 am.