The St. Germain Radar Run weekend will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, on Little St. Germain Lake’s West Bay. (Submitted photo)
1/17/2014 7:30:00 AM Discover Wisconsin presents the St. Germain Radar Run
More than 200 snowmobile racers from all over the Midwest will gather on West Bay of Little St. Germain Lake, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 for a weekend of action-packed racing and entertainment.
They will compete for trophies on the fastest shaved ice track in Wisconsin, claim grocery cart glory, fight breast cancer in bikinis and witness amazing exhibition sleds along with sanctioned drag racing.
The 11th annual charity event presented by Discover Wisconsin and featuring Divas Snow Gear and Fly Racing products, starts Friday, Jan. 31, and goes through Sunday, Feb. 2, with a variety of events for racers and spectators.
Friday, racers can come down to tune their sleds and take practice runs on their choice of two tracks. The Twilight Bar 660 track features 660 feet of groomed snow and the Thunderbird Pass 1000 features 1,000 feet of shaved ice. Anyone is welcome to ride in off the trail and test their machines on either track, with $5 fun runs or five runs for $20.
Saturday will feature speed runs on shaved ice, fun runs on snow, and three returning events: Camps St. Germain Sentry Foods Grocery Cart Races, Knocker's Pizza Co. Bikini Run and The Weber's Wildlife World Speed Record Exhibition Show.
The main event on Saturday starts with registration at 9 a.m. and racing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Racers will compete for class specific trophies and prizes on the Thunderbird Pass 1000.
Registration is $25 for three trophy runs or $5 for individual fun runs. Expect world record holders to start early Saturday morning, at 10 a.m., when the track conditions are at their best.
Top speed wins the Sno-King Traveling Trophy on display at the international Snowmobile Hall of Fame. Racing classes include vintage, stock, pro-stock, modified, turbo and specialty classes. Fly Racing gear, prizes and trophies are awarded to the top three winners in each class at Legends of the North in downtown St. Germain off of Highway 70 at 5:30 p.m.
All female entrants receive Divas Snow Gear gifts and compete for Divas Snow Gear on both the snow and the ice track.
As Saturday afternoon continues, the Camp's St. Germain Sentry Foods Grocery Cart races start at 1 p.m. Teams will compete for cash prizes as they laugh and struggle to push Camp's grocery carts down the ice.
At 2 p.m., the crowd goes wild for the Knocker's Pizza Company Bikini Run.
Braving the chilly February air, participants suit up or, should we say, shimmy down, to their bikinis to raise money to help the fight against breast cancer.
For months, participants gather pledges, search out the perfect bikini and polish their sleds in an effort to ready themselves for their race down the Twilight 660. The top winner will be crowned based on their total pledge dollars combined with their speed and will take home the Knocker's Pizza Company Traveling Trophy for the year, along with a prize.
The bikini racer with the fastest speed will win the Bikini Run Top Speed Trophy. In 2013, the bikini racers generously raised $30,000 in pledges which were donated to the Pink Ribbon Riders, Plum Lake Ambulance Service, and the St. Germain Fire & Rescue Department.
For 2014, these three organizations will again be the recipient of the funds raised. All Bikini Run participants receive a Divas Snow Gear gift and compete for Divas Snow Gear prizes.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, take in the excitement of watching world speed record holders and exotic sleds show off their talent during the Weber's Wildlife World Speed Record Show.
Action continues on Sunday during the Fly Racing 2014 Ice Drags on Timbers Bar and Grill 2 Lane 660.
Racers compete for cash payouts, and all female racers receive a Divas Snow Gear gift for entering. Top female speed of the day wins Divas Snow Gear.
For more information on the drag racing, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the third year, there will be the Parson's of Eagle River Vendor's Row for snowmobile obsessed fans. Space is available for additional vendors who want to get some great product exposure.
New this year is the indoor heated Sprecher Beer and Food Tent on Vendor's Row. Warm up inside the heated tent while enjoying a cold beverage or hot sandwiches served by the Bo Boen Snowmobile club. The St. Germain Parent Teachers Organization will be raffling off jackets and selling T-shirts for fund raising.
Paid parking is available on the ice for trailers, spectators and racers all weekend, and designated parking areas will be marked along State Highway 70. Follow the signs on Hwy. 70 in town to the track off of Patton Road. Additional off-site parking is available and a free shuttle bus is available. Off-site parking location will be posted at numerous points around town.
For more information on the 2014 Discover Wisconsin St. Germain Radar Run events, timing, prices and how you can participate, visit radarracers.com. You can also see photos and winners from past events, and link to the 2014 Facebook event where you can RSVP and connect with other racers.
Weekend timeline of events:
Friday, Jan. 31: All day - Sprecher Food and Beer Tent; food served by Bo Boen Snowmobile Club. Music sponsored by Badger Glass and Don Rick Insurance of Baraboo.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Fun Runs for $5 each or 5 for $20. Timing Equipment Sponsored by Pub 'N Prime.
Saturday, Feb. 1: All day - Sprecher Food and Beer Tent; food served by Bo Boen Snowmobile Club. Music sponsored by Badger Glass and Don Rick Insurance of Baraboo. Vendors' Row sponsored by Parson's of Eagle River.
9 a.m. - Registration opens.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Trophy racing on Thunderbird Pass 1000 and fun runs on Twilight Bar 660. Timing Equipment Sponsored by Pub 'N Prime.
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