The screaming roar and sweet smell of snowmobiles battling on an oval ice track may be coming to a community near you this winter. The Ontario Snowmobile Oval Racers have six stops on their schedule for 2020 and one may be close to you. These are most of the same vintage snowmobiles that raced 40 years ago, but do not be fooled, these sleds rock!
Their first stop is at Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake right in the middle of the Kawarthas, on the weekend of January 25th. Watch the race from inside this beautiful resort established in 1885 or venture out to be up close and personal with the action.
The following weekend the race teams meet up at the Bayview Wildwoods Resort for the Sparrow Lake Cup Championships. Come and enjoy the delicious food, the sights and the hospitality that is waiting for you.
The very next weekend the excitement continues in Picton at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort and Conference Centre. Enjoy all that Prince Edward County has to offer.
The Canadian Vintage Championships are held on February 14 to 16 in Eganville to celebrate the coveted Bonnechere Cup! Racers come from all over the United States and Canada to compete with sleds capable of over 160 KPH.
Two weeks later OSOR is at the Pinestone Resort in Haliburton. This is a wonderful resort where you can enjoy the races from the comfort of your room.
Then grab your thermals because the final race of the season is held in Northern Ontario – the weekend of March 14th sees the action returns to Cochrane for the Polar Bear Cup.
There are racers as young as four and as old as sixty- four, and race sleds that go back to the sixties and seventies. If you want to do something different, OSOR has something for your entire family.
Children under 5 are free and everyone else is $10. So, wherever you are in Ontario, the action will not be far away! Visit www.osorlife.ca or our Facebook page, Ontario Snowmobile Oval Racers, for updates.
Photo Credit Bill Murphy.