Young Snowmobilers Compete in Ice Oval Race

By KBJR News 1

January 19, 2013 Updated Jan 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The wind Saturday wasn't enough to keep young snowmobilers from revving their engines on Pike Lake for the annual Ice Oval Race.

It was hosted by KC–PRO East, a youth snowmobiling organization based in the Northland. Racers ages four to fourteen, from as far away as Ontario, came to battle it out with the hope of winning a trophy.

Organizers say starting kids young, helps them become better snowmobilers.

"Kids start out young and they have a respect for snowmobiling and the safety rules and they have a fun time doing it," said Vice-President of KC-PRO East, Tim Jorgenson.

The race was supposed to happen last week, but had to be postponed due to warm temperatures and melting ice.

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.