The 2017 USXC I-500/I-600 is going to happen (albeit in three days instead of four)!
Instead of a four-day, 600-mile race ending in Willmar, Minn., the newly revised route calls for a three-day, 500-mile route that begins in Winnipeg and finishes in Bemidji, Minn. The change is a result of poor snow conditions in the southern half of Minnesota.
However, it’s winter in the northern half of Minnesota! With 15-22 inches of snow on the ground, this year’s route and course will help make this a race to remember.
Registration ends Wed. Feb. 1 at 8pm. CLICK HERE to go to the USXC Website.
Day 1 – Feb. 8th – Race will run from Winnipeg to Thief River Falls as planned, with 2 fuel stops, 200 miles. No changes.
Day 2 – Feb. 9th – Race will be a 190 mile loop type race in the ditches and rivers of Pennington and Red Lake counties with 2 fuel stops. We will start and end at the Seven Clans Casino in TRF.
Day 3 – Feb. 10th – Race will run from the Seven Clans Casino TRF to Bemidji, 125 miles with one fuel stop.
There will not be a 4th day of racing. Vintage, Classic IFS and Junior classes will race Day 3 from TRF to Bemidji. The Fuel pass 4 day will be changed to 3 days – 5 fuel stops instead of 6 – Cost will be $100. There will be refunds for those who have already submitted payment.
The Awards Banquet and dinner will be at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Social hour at 5:00, Dinner at 6:00 and Awards at 7:00. You will still need to sign up online for tickets. Bemidji has ample hotels to choose from, with the Country Inn & Suites being located near the Sanford Center.
The Seven Clans Casino in TRF will have a special room price of $39.95, guests will need a Players Club card for that rate. They will also open for breakfast at 6:30am and will have a special dinner buffet for the racers both nights at $15.95.
Lay it on the line. Go all the way racers!! Love it
I was “fortunate” to run the race in ’97. Very tough but wouldn’t have missed it for the world! That ’97 ZR 440 was some sled! 6000 miles in one yr and only had 1 jackshaft bearing go. That and hit a concrete bridge but that’s another story.
Go get ’em guys.