Grand Prix de Kincardine set for Jan. 25 and 26

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Sports

By Barb McKay

 

Plans are well underway for this year’s Grand Prix de Kincardine snowmobile races and organizers are cautiously optimistic that weather conditions will be optimal.

 

Registration is open for the sixth annual event, which draws snowmobile enthusiasts from throughout the province. The two-day event will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Williamson property at 182 Main St. in Tiverton.

 

With below zero temperatures and more than two feet of snow on the ground, organizer Rob Noakes is hopeful that nothing changes in the days leading up to the races.

 

“I won’t speculate on conditions, as they can change quickly, but based on what we have now, we should be good to go,” he said in an email to The Independent.

 

As in previous years, the Grand Prix de Kincardine (GPK) will support Autism and Epilepsy awareness and proceeds from the event will be used to purchase tablet computers for local children with Autism. Last year, organizers were able to donate two tablets.

 

There are classes for all ages and sizes of sleds up to 550 CC, including stock, super stock and Run Whatcha Brung. Other classes include youth up to 16 years old, kids 120 mini sled, Powder Puff and Master’s Class for racers more than 45 years old. Trophies will be awarded for youth classes.

 

The Kincardine Cup will be awarded to the racer with the most points. Racers must have at least eight points to qualify for the cup.

 

For more information, or to register, visit www.gpkracing.com.