Ice racing

Every Sunday in the winter the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club holds races on either Berry Pond or Lee Pond in Moultonboro – conditions permitting, of course.  If you’re driving along Route 25 the event is hard not to notice.  The club has been in existence for 30 years, and they race cars on a 1/3 mile oval track on a frozen pond … something that sounded pretty strange at first to us Northwesterners.  Their biggest event, the Latchkey Cup, is held in January and raises money for a local cancer society.  Although we never went to any of the races, we did stop one Sunday to watch from a distance and get a few photos.  This has to be one of the best ways to have fun in the winter!

The first two photos here were borrowed from the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club website; the rest are mine. Enjoy!


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3 responses to “Ice racing

  1. I would still love to see something like that. Actually, I mostly want to see a lake/pond frozen so solid that cars are able to drive on it, whether I see the races or not. I can’t even comprehend that kind of frozen!

  2. Ayuh. Some of those New Englanders are really crazy.

  3. Nice pixs of the whole oval….
    Always wanted to try this!
    Closest I got was skiing behing our car on a ice/snow covered lake in Menominee, Wisconsin when we visited a good friend who was going to school there (back in the mid-70’s). They also parked an old junker in the middle of the lake, and all the bars had a betting pool going as to when (exactly) the car would fall through the ice!
    Strange way to entertain in te north country!

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