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Welcome Racers! Race into history and become a member of the Oldest Club in America!
Gates open at 7am and Races begin at 9am – SHARP
- The track on Saturday and Sunday is Ice.
- Studs are permitted in all classes. In some of the rules, it said no traction devices this was an error.
- Tunnel Enclosures – (All snowmobiles in all classes) – The rear tunnel must be enclosed with steel or aluminum comparable in strength to the tunnel material. The tunnel enclosure is required to reduce the possibility of skis and driver’s extremities entering the tunnel area. The shaded area (see illustration) must be enclosed. The enclosure shall cover the rear and both sides and extend forward to the rear suspension mounting bolt. The bottom of the enclosure shall be no higher than one (1) inch above the center of the rear axle (with the driver in place). The rear of the enclosure shall be no further than 2.5 inches from the rear of the track. The tunnel enclosure must be securely welded, bolted or riveted to the tunnel. Description and drawing can be found on isrracing.org page 11 of 22.
- Always on Tail Light (red), 4 square inches, battery operated. It can be a bicycle light. I have also found talk on the web alb out different options for lighting – ISR light for vintage racing.
All questions for Lancaster Grand Prix Race Rules should be directed to:
Rules Clarification Committee:
For any questions or concerns on rules, contact Ken Bolland:
Welcome to Snowmobile City, USA!
Welcome Racers! Race into history and become a member of the oldest Club in America!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Gates open at 7am and Races begin at 9am – SHARP
All questions for NNYVSR Race Rules should be directed to:
Rules Clarificaion Committe:
For any questions or concerns on rules, contact Nick, Matt or Jack (not Ed).
Nick Hartley, Tech Man – 315-269-3955
Matt Klossner – 315-486-0039
Jack Lloyd – 315-360-3978
Hundreds of vintage snowmobiles will converge in Lancaster on January 31st and February 1st and 2nd for the running of the Lancaster Grand Prix, celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Kilkenny Cup,” the oldest snowmobile race in the United States.
Lancaster has a proud snowmobile history. The town was the first in New England to hold an organized snowmobile race, in 1962. For the town’s Bi-Centennial in 1964, the third race in the series was dubbed the “Grand Prix.” It was a success, the name stuck, and in subsequent years, the race drew factory teams and crowds estimated at between 15,000 to 20,000, making it the largest outdoor winter event in New Hampshire, and possibly New England, and earning Lancaster the title of Snowmobile City, USA.
In 1966, Timberland Machines, Inc. donated a huge silver cup, named the Kilkenny Cup for the nearby 4,000-foot mountain range, to the Grand Prix’s chief sponsor, the Lancaster Snow-Drifters — the oldest snowmobile club in the United States.
In 2014, the Kilkenny Cup, retired since the last race in 1977, will be welcomed back. The winner of the Grand Prix event will have his or her name inscribed on the trophy, joining past winners in what reads like a Snowmobile Hall of Fame.
The Lancaster Grand Prix coincides with the kick-off of a year of activities celebrating Lancaster’s 250th anniversary. Coincidentally, the races will be held on February 1 and 2, the Grand Prix’s original date.
Plenty of events are planned to whet the appetite of participants and spectators. The weekend gets underway on Friday, January 31, with a Vintage Sled Show at Crane’s Snowmobile Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum’s 85 machines trace the evolution of snowmobiling, from the Ski-Doo machines of the ‘60s to today’s modern sleds.
That evening, from 5:30-11 p.m., enjoy cocktails, dinner, music and dancing at the Kilkenny Cup Ball at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield.
Saturday’s highlights include the Northern New York Vintage Snowsled Racers — about 90 racers from the Boonesville, N.Y. circuit — competing on the ¼ mile oval ice track at the Lancaster Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7 a.m., and racing begins at 9 a.m., with cash prizes.
Later in the day, enjoy a parade of snowmobiles from the Lancaster Fairgrounds down Main Street and back, followed by a bonfire.
Vintage sled racing and the running of the Lancaster Grand Prix on the ice track at the Lancaster Fairgrounds rounds out the weekend’s events on Sunday, with the gates opening at 7 a.m., and racing starting at 9 a.m.. Cash prizes will be awarded. The class winners from both days of racing will have their names inscribed on the Kilkenny Cup.
Race into History & Become a Member of the Oldest Club in America!
Join the Lancaster Snow Drifters, the oldest snowmobile club in America and be part of the proud history of snowmobiling and Snowmobile City, USA.
Be one of the first 250 to choose the Lancaster 250th Anniversary Limited Edition — Support the Sport Package by donating an additional $10 towards the safety, preservation and development of Snowmobile City, USA and her trail systems and be entered in a drawing for a Restored 1972 Ski-Doo TNT 292. The drawing will take place at the 50th Anniversary of The Kilkenny Cup on Sunday, February 2. You do not need to be present to win. Join here!