Due to deteriorating snow conditions, there will be some changes to the I-600 Winnipeg to Willmar race:
Day 1 - Feb. 8 - Race will run from Winnipeg to Thief River Falls as planned, with two fuel stops, 200 miles. No changes.
Day 2 - Feb. 9 - Race will be a 190-mile loop type race in the ditches and rivers of Pennington and Red Lake counties with two fuel stops. We will start and end at the Seven Clans Casino in TRF.
Day 3 - Feb. 10 - Race will run from the Seven Clans Casino TRF to Bemidji, 125 miles with one fuel stop.
There will not be a fourth day of racing. Vintage, Classic IFS and Junior classes will race day three from TRF to Bemidji. The 4-day fuel pass will be changed to three days - five fuel stops instead of six – and the cost will be $100. There will be refunds for those who have already submitted payment.
The awards banquet and dinner will be at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Social hour at 5:00, dinner at 6:00 and awards at 7:00. You will still need to sign up online for tickets. Bemidji has ample hotels to choose from, with the Country Inn & Suites being located near the Sanford Center.
The Seven Clans Casino in TRF will have a special room price of $39.95, guests will need a Players Club card for that rate. They will also open for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. and will have a special dinner buffet for the racers both nights at $15.95.
Brian Nelson drove the race route from TRF to Willmar Sunday afternoon. The snow from Staples south is not good enough to race on. The new race route is receiving fresh snow today, the course should be beautiful as the base was excellent and now with fresh snow on top should be an excellent course.
Get awards banquet tickets online here.