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2012 USCC Red Lake I-500 Rescheduled for Feb. 24-26


Brian Dick at the 2011 I-500 photo by


USCC Red Lake I-500 Reschedule Dates            

The United States Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing Association (USCC) National Guard Cross-Country Snowmobile Championship has rescheduled its flagship event, the USCC Red Lake I-500.

The new dates are February 24-26, 2011. The schedule change is the result of current poor snow conditions in the race region and weather forecasts that don't show significant changes during the next two weeks.

"We tried to reschedule the race on the most convenient date possible,"

said USCC Race Director Jesse Strege. "It's difficult to do because the weather has shortened our season considerably and we're down to only about two months of schedule options. The good thing is with the later date there's more daylight and we're almost guaranteed to have some snow cover."

The Red Lake I-500 is a three-day, 500-mile race that takes place in and around Thief River Falls, Minn., the home of Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Based out of Seven Clans Casino, the race features a $10,000 cash payout for the winner of the Pro 600 class and is one of the richest overall races in snowmobiling.

CLICK HERE for more information on the USCC National Guard Cross-Country Snowmobile Championship. 

Comments (6):

Team 23 says:
1/5/2012 12:41:00 PM

Team 23 would like to tank Mother Nature for causing the reschedule as now we will not be able to defend our title as we will be up in Alaska finishing the Iron Dog Race!
John Sandberg says:
1/5/2012 4:17:00 PM

I know, Brian, that really bums me out. Can't imagine how you must feel.

Look at the bright side: in the Iron Dog you get to race for miles on the ocean, at night, in a snow storm on LONG sections of open water, with very little idea of where you're going. And you'll be freezing your arse off.
cat racer says:
1/5/2012 6:02:00 PM

I love the I 500 and cant wait to race this year but i have a quick question, I race the expert 85 class and the entry fee is around $500 now the pro 600 class is the only ones to have a shot at the $10000 but yet it cost no more to race in the pros as it does in the expert 85? Just wondering why that is? seems to be they should be paying more since there the only ones to have a shot at the 10k? But either way it is an awesome race and hopefully cat will come out on top again!! good luck to everyone!
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Mei says:
10/9/2015 1:10:00 AM

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