2013-01-10 / Outdoors

Esky ice races delayed

ESCANABA – The Midwest Ice Racing Association, TLR Cup Championship Ice Racing Series, and the United States Snowmobile Association Prostar Oval Ice Racing Series scheduled at the U.P. State Fair Grounds Jan. 12-13 has been postponed.

“The track is currently in good condition to race right now, but with temperatures predicted to be in the upper 30s and lower 40s and rain on the way, the track will quickly deteriorate and we will not be able to make any ice this week,” said Steve Masters, director of the Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This is the second year that weather conditions have forced a rescheduling of the race. Delta County really needs a major winter event to give the motels and other businesses an economic bump.”

New race dates are expected to be released when available.

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