After a 30 year hiatus, the Winter Spectacular is returning to the Historic “High Flyin’ Half Mile” Viking Speedway in Alexandria MN on January 30 – February 1, 2014.
A group of businessmen led by Jeff Karrow is working hard to bring the Viking Speedway back to her old glory as she was in 1974 to 1985, when the Dayco Holiday Spectacular was one of the crown jewels in the snowmobile racing world.
In the spirit of vintage and late model racing, they will be using core (best) classes from ORA and PVR and USSA.
This is a herculean task-and they are not in it for the money. Breaking even will be considered a huge success, as this will be an expensive venture: 2.6 million gallons of water (purchased from the water utility), fuel and manpower hours to build the track, rent for the track, insurance, trophies, coats, ambulance, advertising, snow removal, etc. The group has estimated that this show will be incur $65,000-$ 75,000 in expenses.
The race will crown four Spectacular Champions: A Superstock Leafer (10 laps) Champion, A Modified (10 laps) Champion, A IFS (10 lap) Champion, and a Champ (20 laps) Champion complete with on track driver introductions. The 2014 Spectacular Champions will automatically secure a back row start for the 2015 Spectacular, amongst the other prizes to be announced.
There is a covered grandstand and we will also have a heated “race village” where they will have food vendors, beer sales and bringing back a 70’s favorite: HOT DR. Pepper!!
Thursday, 1/30 will be a Test/Tune day, Friday, 1/31 will be heats/round robins, qualifiers-full show for Champs, Saturday, 2/1 will be all finals-another full show for Champs. Everyone will be able to go home for the superbowl on Sunday.
So save the date….January 30 – February 1, 2014 @ the Viking Speedway, Alexandria Mn.
Grab a seat, Grab momma and hang on cuz’ they are about to turn Ice Oval racing loose at the Historic “High Flyin’ Half Mile”. The Winter Spectacular….it’s going be like watching jet fighters in a silo!