Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Both racers and spectators alike were out in full force for the first major national sno–cross event of the season.
Even with warmer, wetter weather than is typical for the region, racers found the overall condition of the track favorable.
For most spectators, weather is only a factor for the racers, and it does little to curb the enthusiasm of the die–hard fans.
"Oh yeah, they're still out there. You gotta love sno–cross. It doesn't matter what the weather is—just get out there and watch, and have a good time. I came all the way down from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I got a couple buddies out there racing, so I came to show some support," said spectator and sno-cross enthusiast Kevin Steinhilber
The event pulls about 35 thousand people to the Duluth area over the weekend. That means five to five and a half million dollars for restaurants, hotels and other businesses.