This Thursday begins the famed USXC Seven Clan’s Casina I-500 cross-country race in Thief River Falls.
This past weekend, members of the Plummer Snowmobile Club marked the first day’s course.
Racers should expect DEEP holes, FAST ditches and SERIOUS bragging rights for entering.
Club Vice President Arnie Schmitz is talking with former cross-country racer Jeremy Grove. Jeremy is a valuable tool when signing the course, because of the thousands of miles he logged as a racer.
How deep is the snow? Club Secretary and Arctic Cat Service Tech Brandon Vogle discovers that it’s damn-deep! David Hoffstad assists with recovery.
This is looking north on Red Lake Co. Hwy 1. This same shot will look like a chiseled, whooped-to-heck groove come Thursday afternoon.
Also looking north from a spot located SW of Plummer. One hundred-plus sleds will turn this into a gargantuan snow berm in just a few days.
Good luck to everyone at the I-500!
Thanks to Mike Baker for the pix.