What is Ice Racing?
This coming Sat 21st January, the Xtreme International Ice Racing will be coming to Casper as part of their tour. The speedway bikes and four-wheels are modified to compete on ice indoors. With over 2000 metal studs added to the tires, they go from 0-60 in under 3 seconds. Oh and there are no brakes!
The Speedway bikes have the equivalent of 1200cc crotch rocket engine in a mountain bike frame. The four-stroke, four-valve engine running on race fuel revs up to 14,000 rpm. ” Four laps on a speedway bike compares to 10 minutes on a motocross bike. The power (90 horsepower at the back wheel) to weight ratio (the bikes weigh only 180 pounds) is something that cannot be explained. Each rider gears his bike differently with 60 to 80 toothed sprockets, which are nearly the size of the wheel itself.” 1
Each heat consists of four riders racing for points to qualify to the next level. There will be about twenty to twenty-five races total, depending on the total number of local riders. This is where you come in. Think you have what it takes to scream around on the ice?
This is posted on the Xtreme International Ice Racers Facebook page, “Don’t forget, that Extreme International Ice Racing will be running a 100 stud pit bike class at the Casper, WY round. The class structure is simple: air cooled motorcycles up to 150cc with a max of 16″ rear wheel. Entry fee is $25 and we provide the studs. Each rider will get two heats and a main event! Post questions here”.
The link is here: https://www.facebook.com/XtremeIceRacing/?fref=hovercard
Want to see a quad up close?
If you can’t make it to the events center, we have one of the ice racing four wheelers on the showroom floor at the Casper Dodge store, feel free to stop by and take a look. It’ll be here until Sat.
Tickets for the event, which is Saturday 21st Jan are available here.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. A car geek, photographer, big game chaser and bagpipe player, powered by coffee. Send your questions to: