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My personal observations. The 41st was a blast!!! The quality and quantity of vintage race sleds were outstanding.  The weather was very cold and mostly sunny. Overnight lows were brutal. The free air's percolated in the -18C daytime high Saturday. Sunday was a little warmer but the track got a lot rougher. The Champ sleds really chewed up the track and hit speeds as high as 108mph! All the drivers had transponders this year and printouts of every race where available showing lap times and average speeds as well as finishing order. Fourteen Early Model sleds scrambled for the ten spots available in the Early Model 440 Classic Cup Final.
 Mark Nernberg
 Special thank's to Dave Hughes for the great photo's
Thanks Mark for the great track side point of view and Pictures!

Bruce Rosentreter of Beausejour MB on his 73 440 Starfire
won the Classic taking the cup for the fourth year in a row!!! 


He was followed closely by Reg Buttsman also of Beausejour MB on his 75 440 Thunder Jet,


Jim Vandenberg of Brandon WI took third on his immaculate 72 440 Thunder Jet.

What a finish for "BIG BLUE"!!! Mark Nernberg of Russell MB on his 74 340 Thunder Jet won the Early Model 340 Championship by a .249 second margin over Terry Tomczak of Dugald MB riding a 75 340 GPX, Duncan Reid of Beausejour MB came in third riding his 75 340 SnoTwister.


Terry Tomczak of Dugald MB riding a 75 340 GPX


Duncan Reid of Beausejour MB


   I will try to get the rest of the Early model, Vintage Model and relic race results or you can visit Terry Wahl of Greenbush MN riding his Polaris won the Pro Champ 440 final, followed closely by Jaques Villeneuve of  St. Cuthbert PQ on his Ski-Doo, Brian Bewcyk of Winnipeg MB took third also on a Ski-doo. Many thanks to the biggest snowmobile race fans on the planet namely the entire CPTC organization!!!

41st Snow Queens