TURNER, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Turner Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club has built a small fund raiser into a a major winter event.
It's called the "One Lunger 100" a race featuring snowmobiles from 1973 and earlier. "I think it brings back a lot of childhood memories," said club president Ed Morris.
About 2,500 people are expected to attend the races at the intersection of Route 117, North Parish Road and Upper Street on February 20th. There will also be a Powder Puff race, a race for kids and a two cylinder division. The big one is for one-cylinder sleds, The "One Lunger 100".
They race on a half mile grand prix course features an ess turn, a kidney-shpaed turn and a long straightaway. Since the early sleds had no suspensions, the race is rough on riders. "When it first started, the goal was to start the race and just finish it--never mind winning" said Brian Craig who has raced for the past six years.
Pre-registration of sleds is thirty dollars. Race day registration is sixty-five dollars. Admission is just five dollars. Kids under 12 are admitted free. There are many vendors and a 50/50 raffle. Fans are invited to ride their snowmobiles to the race because there are beautiful trails in the area. In fact, money from this event is used by the club to maintain area trails.
This year, there is a lack of snow. Any warming will make the race difficult to put on. Organizers are hoping Mother Nature will comply with at least one more good snowstorm before February 20th.
For more information, call Chip Gilbert at (207) 225-2725