CRYSTAL FALLS—For the second year in a row, the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers, commonly known as the MASTERS, will bring professionally-sanctioned snowmobile drag racing to the Iron County Airport on Saturday, March 2.
Hot runs will begin at 9 a.m., with racing to begin at 10.
Once again this year, the races will be co-sponsored by the Chippewa Sno-Kats Trail Club. This snowmobile and ORV club will be preparing three 500-foot drag racing lanes throughout the week, and will have a groomer on the grounds to keep lanes smooth and fast on the day of the race.
This is the only snow drag race that the MASTERS circuit will run this year that is not on a ski hill. The first race of the points series was the Uphill Snowmobile Drag Races, which took place Feb 17 at the Caspian Ski Hill.
Iron County drivers took the top three places in the Top Gun class in Caspian: Iron River’s Goldbach Racing swept that class, along with Pro Open Mod. Iron River’s Chris Nordang took Top Gun and Pro Mod 800, with Louie Goldbach winning Pro Open Mod.
The 2012 MASTERS circuit high point driver, Derek Peterson of Atlantic Mine, took three of the four Pro Stock classes in Caspian. Peterson did not have his Top Gun sled ready for Caspian but will have it at this weekend’s races at the Iron County Airport.
Racers from throughout the Midwest are expected to compete.
Those who plan on competing will have to pre-register on Friday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chippewa Resort. The MASTERS does not take any registration on the day of the race.
The races also include 120cc and junior racing for children under the age of 17. The Chippewa Sno-Kats will have concessions on the grounds. Fans will be able to watch the races from their vehicle. The Iron County Airport is located off of U.S. 2-141, eight miles south of Crystal Falls.