THE CALL OF LEADERSHIP Snowmobile Racing with Midwest International Racing Association
President’s Letter, August 2022
I trust everyone is enjoying this spectacular Michigan Summer, I know I have been. Even with the temperatures in the 80’s your MIRA Board of Directors has been working hard to bring you the best race season we have ever had this winter. There are several announcements I can now share with everyone.
Eagle River, Jan. 21,22 will be 130 laps this year with segments of 60 laps, then 70 laps. I am working on a pit pass plan with the Derby folks to help the Enduro Only teams. There will be more information on this at the fall meeting
Traverse City Jan. 28,29. BIG NEWS here as we have partnered with the Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel for a new race located across the street from the Casino in Acme. The new race site is next to the Meijer’s store and will be a ½ mile track to the inside bank. Several teams from the T.C. area, lead by the Town family have worked hard to bring MIRA this great opportunity. Your VP and Operations manager, Charlie Wiltse reports “things are looking great for the event.” There is much work to do yet by all involved with details coming out as we get them.
Gaylord will once again host the Extreme Powersports 250 on Feb.11,12. Andy Dubie & Charlie Wiltse are working very hard to bring MIRA to a new race location that is owned by Joel Fiebig from the Countryside Sales and Service Team. This site is close to the north Gaylord exit and the plan is to make this a permanent location for MIRA for years to come. Currently the site is going through the approval process to allow us to hold the event. So many folks and companies are behind MIRA in Gaylord, and we thank all for the dedication to this race. Gaylord does WINTER RIGHT!
Lincoln will be run on Feb.18,19 and I am please to announce a new marketing partner; The Cedar Tavern and Grill 250. Thanks to the Wiltse family for their continued support of MIRA. The Lincoln race is the standard by which all other races are judged and 2023 will be no exception!
Please mark your calendar for the Spring awards banquet which once again will be at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, April 1st. This year’s the event went so well the board agreed to do it again so we can all get together and celebrate your success.
The FALL KICKOFF Meeting will be Oct. 16th, 1pm at Jay’s in Gaylord. Plan to attend and get signed up plus we will share all the details for the new season.
MORE, MIRA is working on providing a merchandize trailer that will attend the 3 Michigan races. This will allow teams to place their team/driver apparel for sale along with other cool items. Final word will be announced once deal is completed.
Finally, thanks to Charlie Wiltse who is working very hard to secure the TC and Gaylord races. He is spending a lot of time going to meetings and making sure MIRA has great communities to hold our events. Charlie has never been more committed to seeing our group remain successful and grow. The MIRA family owes Charlie a sincere thank you.
I and your Board will continue to keep MIRA the premier race series it has become. Stay tuned for more updates and enjoy the remaining summer, but above all; please stay safe!
Karl Schwartz President

Midwest International Racing Association.

M.I.R.A., the Midwest International Racing Association, started in 1979. We began as a snowmobile enduro racing circuit with race events throughout the Midwest and Michigan. When it started, the races were "true" enduros, meaning that the "TC 250" was actually 250 miles, or 500 laps on the half mile track. As time progressed, M.I.R.A. added a sprint racing format to accomodate racers that didn't want to race the long distances. In that time the enduros were shortened to 250-500 lap events to make room for the sprint racing. M.I.R.A. is a not for profit, member owned, and ISR certified company.

Currently M.I.R.A. runs a full sprint racing program on Saturday, with the Kitty Cat 120's and the main event enduro following on Sunday. The class structure is similar to that of most other sprint racing associations, which allows them to participate without having to make drastic changes to their equipment. The feature competitors in our enduros are the 600 Modified sleds.

2023 Schedule

NOTE: WEBSITE Updated July 1, 2022

**  MIRA Pro Enduro Rookie Guidelines  **


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2022 MIRA
Pro Enduro



Jan 21-22, 2023
Eagle River World Championship
Eagle River WI

Jan 28-29, 2023
Turtle Creek 250
Traverse City, MI

Feb. 11-12, 2023
Extreme PowerSports 250
Gaylord, MI

Feb 18-19, 2023
Cedar Travern & Grill 250
Lincoln, MI

2021-22 Press Releases

Dec 18, 21
Presidents Letter, 2021

It won’t be long now, and first laps of the new season will be tearing up ice and I can’t hardly wait. Your Board of Directors has put in many hours and effort to make this the best MIRA season ever. So many things to be proud of for this racing family and I for one are glad to be a part of it all. A few things I want to remind or point out for this new season. 

I am proud to be the leader of this organization, but no leader does it alone. We have a core group of people who poor the heart and soul into this effort so all of our teams have a place to play. Full Story...

Sept 20, 2021
Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau partners with MIRA
Gaylord Michigan has long been known as a 4 seasons destination with visitors coming from far and near. Abundant snow falls transforms Gaylord into the ultimate winter playground and the center on Lower Peninsula snowmobiling.
MIRA has aspired to produce a Pro Enduro and Sprint race for years and last winter it finally happened. The community of Gaylord welcomed this professional snowmobile race, and it was a huge success.
Companies like Dubie welding, Extreme Power Sports, Johnson Oil and others, lead the way with assistance from the Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau.
Thanks to the all the groups that help bring MIRA back to Gaylord for this winter. The race is scheduled for Jan. 29 and 30, 2022.
It’s the hard work from organizations like the Convention and Tourism Bureau that make a dynamic community.
Visit: for all actvities and accommodations in Gaylord, see you January 29th

at the races!

Sept 14, 2021
The Midwest International Racing Association Partners with O’Reilly Auto Parts for the 2022 race season!
O’Reilly Auto Parts was founded in 1957 in Springfield, Missouri, with a single store and currently has 5,710 within the United State and 22 in Mexico. O’Reilly is a supporter of all types of motorsports and has added snowmobile racing to the list with their entry into the world of Pro Enduro and Ice Oval racing. The Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) is excited to consider O’Reilly a marketing partner for 2022 and looks forward to a long relationship with this auto parts leader. O’Reilly has locations at, or near, all of the MIRA scheduled events including Eagle River, Wisconsin. With 186 stores in Michigan, all the MIRA teams will be able to support this new partner. O’Reilly has an amazing story founded 64 years ago, founded by a father and son, to becoming a publicly traded company in 1993, to where it is today as the market leader with locations in 47 states and sales of over $10 billion. From the beginning the spirit and philosophy of O’Reilly has been growth and progress, for both the Company and its team members. Given the growth and progress MIRA has experienced in recent years, this partnership is sure to be great!
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Aug 9, 2021

CountrySide Transportation Service Partners With MIRA

Countryside Sales & Service of Sebewaing Michigan and the Mid-west International race Association are excited to announce a new partnership for the 2022 Pro Enduro race season. Countryside will become the “Series” sponsor for MIRA for the 2022 race events.
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Aug 10, 2021
MIRA Presidents Letter
Hard to believe its August already. Summer is great but time to get ready for the 2022 MIRA
race season. The Board of Directors didn’t take the summer off as we continue to make MIRA
the best snowmobile racing circuit in North America. Here are a few things I’d like everyone to
know about
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Aug 1, 2021
MIRA will have the distinct honor of partnering with FloSports for all 4 of our races in 2022 starting in Eagle River, WI at the Eagle River World Championship Jan 15-16, then to Gaylord, MI for the Extreme Powersports 250 Jan 29-30, next to Kinross, MI for the EUP Merchants 250 Feb 12-13, and then to Lincoln, MI and the best spectator track in the world for the FireRite 250 Feb 19-20. 
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Nov 13, 2020
MIRA has formed a partnership with Gaylord Michigan based Dubie Welding a custom welding/fabrication shop and the manufactures of Dubie Snow Groomers. Owners; Mark, David and Andy have agreed to build the Gaylord race track at its new location along I-75 at the south Gaylord exit. Dubie Welding is an advance fabrication shop offering CAD design and state of the art welding processes. The guys also are performance experts and take on all kinds for special projects. The entire MIRA organization would like to welcome this dynamic company to the race family and look forward to many years of working together. Andy Dubie and his team plan to start driving frost just as soon as weather permits.

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