Steven Bradley, Winnipeg, Manitoba (January 20) Most Manitobans welcomed a break from winter with a mid January heat wave this weekend – except for members of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club’s Ice Racing series. Temps climbing to 3 above might have been enjoyable for pit crew and fans, however it made for less than ideal track conditions for racing. Unfortunately week 2 of the 2017 Ice Racing schedule was postponed due to excessive amounts of water on the track surface.
The WSCC did manage to get some racing in. On Saturday a handful of drivers took part in a practice day which also included a new group of Ice Cross racers. Despite areas of slush and standing water on top of the ice surface created by melting snow, ice on Mazenod Pond still remains 20 inches thick. By the end of Saturday’s test session, officials made the decision to pull the plug on Sunday’s event as conditions were no longer conducive for good or safe racing.
The WSCC is scheduled to return to action on February 4th and 5th at Murdock Water Ski Park, however don’t be surprised to see a schedule change as the club may try to get this makeup race in somewhere. For more information on the Winnipeg Sports Car Club and their schedule, or to learn how to get involved in Ice Racing, visit them online at www.wscc.mb.ca.