'Spectacular' race kicks up snow and fun at Viking Speedway (w/video)
Despite single-digit temperatures, the grandstand at the Viking Speedway was filled Saturday for the Winter Spectacular snowmobile races.
Racers from vintage sleds to championship classes competed both Friday and Saturday. The grand prize for the race was a 2014 BRP Sea-Doo Spark.
Organizers were pleased with how the races went. On Saturday afternoon, they said they were ahead of schedule and very pleased with the crowd turnout.
Drivers had good things to say about the course. "I love it," said Travis Patocka, who traveled from Horsehead, New York to compete. "It's the most fun I've had all year and I got my first win here today." He won the 250 IFSX class.
Brayden Stensrud of Albert Lea was also impressed with the event. "It's a real big course and really nice," he said. "It's a fast track. Just amazing."
Check the Echo Press Sports for follow-up results of the WInter Spectacular.