Oval Racers Alliance Announces Youth “Try It, You Will Like It” Event

Event for Junior Racers aged 10 to 16 February 24 in Garrison, Minnesota

ORA logoOn Sunday, February 24, 2013, in Garrison, Minnesota, Oval Racers Alliance will be holding a ‘Try It You Will Like It’ event for Junior Racers. This is an opportunity for a Junior Driver, between the ages of 10 to 16 years old, to hotlap a Jr. Novice Ice Oval Racing snowmobile on the full size ORA track prior to the day’s racing. This event starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 10 a.m. Afterwards, stick around and enjoy a full day of racing with the ORA. Experienced Junior Racers (those that have raced Jr. Novice or Modified Kids snowmobiles) will have an opportunity to hotlap a Jr. 1 Sprint Ice Oval racing snowmobile.

If the junior racer has the proper safety equipment (Snell or ECE rated helmet, goggles, gloves, shin guards, and chest protector) please bring that with you. If you do not have the required safety equipment, please contact Marti Miller by 2-20-13 to make arrangements for borrowing safety equipment. 612-860-0576 or email martin@melfoster.com.

All junior drivers and their parents need to sign up for the ‘Try it you will Like it’ event in the ORA trailer on the day of the event. Drivers and Parents must sign waivers and parental consent forms to be allowed to participate in the event. There is no charge for this event, other than the cost of admittance for attending the race.

A Jr. Novice ice oval racing snowmobile is the entry level class for racing on full size ice oval tracks. The Jr. Novice class consists of stock snowmobiles with stock fan cooled motors ranging from 340cc to 380cc. Ski-Doo Formula S 380 or Rev 380, Polaris Indy 340, and Arctic Cat Z370 machines are the most popular to use for Jr. Novice. The front and rear suspension are lowered and the stock skis are replaced by shorter ice oval racing skis with a sharpened carbide wear bar on the each ski. The track has ice studs installed. This class is very cost effective to enter. Ready to race, used, Jr. Novice sleds are available for less than $2500. The Jr. Novice class is available to junior drivers between 10 and 14 years of age.

Jr. 1 Sprint sleds are one of the next steps up in the junior ice oval racing program. Jr. 1 Sprint sleds consist of a purpose built ice oval chassis with a stock fan cooled motor ranging from 340 cc to 380cc. An aftermarket expansion chamber is used in place of the stock exhaust system. The Jr. 1 Sprint class is available to Jr. Drivers between the age of 12 and 16 years old.

If you have any questions about this event or getting your kids started racing snowmobiles on Ice Oval Tracks please contact Marti Miller at 612-860-0576 or martin@melfoster.com.

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