MIRA President’s Letter, Sept. 2020
Labor Day is behind all of us and now snowmobile racing is directly in front us. I am wanting to ensure all of our members that your board is working hard to get this upcoming season lined up. This year has been difficult for many and we have challenges yet to overcome but I am confident we will be racing this winter. Let me review where we are to date.
Kinross; Jan. 2 and 3, the team is ready to build the track at the Chippewa County Fair Grounds. Beard Oil will be donating another water tanker for track construction and Dave Yovich will provide the truck to pull it. Along with the rig Ken Graham Trucking is providing, we will have two large tankers to do the job with. Thanks to all who are getting behind this effort. Bay Mills Casino will not be back as a sponsor so get your rooms elsewhere. Remember this is New Year’s weekend so don’t wait till the last minute. If we get a hotel sponsor; we will announce it on Facebook. The backup date for this race will be Jan. 9 and 10, but only if we have no other options so we can keep the vintage weekend at Eagle River open.
Eagle River and MIRA will be hosting the first ever Pro Enduro World championship race! This is big news in our sport. We will run a 100 lap race the same as last year’s format on Sunday Jan. 17th at about 3pm, or after the Derby WC event. The enduro will be the last race of the weekend. Qualifying will be Saturday night under the lights and the top 20 sleds will be entered into the event. Derby pit passes will need to be purchased, our MIRA passes will not be honored. Entry fee will be $300.00 with the goal of a $10,000.00 purse. The pit stop will the be the same as last year. I hope all our enduro teams will find this a big opportunity to show case our sport and the sprint teams will be open for the WC and vintage weekends. Thank you to Craig Marchbank for working this out with me.
Gaylord is set for Jan. 23 and 24 with much work yet to be done to get things set and agreed to. I am excited to announce the support of Dubie Welding, the guys that make trail groomers are going to build the track this year. Andy Dubie and his family are really stepping up to make sure Gaylord is a great event and I thank them. There will be more announcements on the Gaylord race so keep an eye on our Facebook page in the weeks ahead. The backup date for this race will be Jan. 30 and 31 but we will do all we can not to race the week before the Soo.
Caro is back for the 2021 season and let’s all hope we have the weather to support the folks of the Caro Winterfest. The date being pushed back to Feb. 13 and 14 this year should help. So many of us like racing in Caro.
The Lincoln Race will be Feb. 20 and 21 at the best track in North America. The track has already been graded and widened and Firerite will be the title sponsor once again. Looking good in Lincoln.
ABOUT MIRA RACING
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.
NOTE: All CLASS REGISTRATION FORM Updated Sept 10, 2020
Jan 2-3, 2021
Jan 16-17, 2021
World Champoinship. Eagle River, WI
(Enduro Only Non Points Race)
Jan 23-24, 2021
Feb 13-14, 2021
Caro Winterfest. Caro, MI
2019 Press Releases
Jan 15, 2019
Mild Winter Weather Detrimental to Caro Winter Fest
Despite all efforts made by the Caro Winter Fest Board of Directors, volunteers, and community sponsors, event organizers have decided to cancel the 2019 Caro Winter Fest and Snowmobile Races that was slated for this coming weekend. Full Story…
Sept 20, 2019
Welcome Lincoln Electric!
Lincoln Welders, Lincoln Electric will be the official welder of MIRA and will be providing product support. More details will be coming out soon.
M.I.R.A Launches new website
Midwest International Racing Association * M.I.R.A. * and Clean Media announce new MIRAracing.com series website work together to design and maintain our new custom website. MIRAracing.com