What is Ice-Rally?
Ice Rally is a form of automotive ice racing, but instead of racing wheel to wheel, it’s a race against the clock for the quickest time. Ice-Rally takes place on a frozen lake, with cones outlining a “Road Course” style circuit. Any 4-wheel car, truck, or van is eligible to compete. There are several classes based on chassis setup (AWD, FWD, & RWD) and tire type (All-Season, Snow, & Studded Tire). Ice-Rally is the best “bang for your buck” netting you the most seat time for your dollar. It will teach you to drive at the limits of traction which will increase driver’s skills. All that is needed to compete is a car, a DOT helmet, and the entry fee (Typically $15-$35).
A Typical Day…
Registration usually opens at 9am and ends about 10am. Registration is usually done inside someone’s car, so look for a line and some important people. After you register, we allow open practice until 10:30am. We have a Mandatory Driver’s Meeting at 10:45am. We split everyone into 2 groups based on their car class. On a normal turnout, each group will get to run in 2 heats (running a total of 4 heats throughout the day) with 4-6 timed runs in each heat. We will sometimes change the course layout half way through the event to prevent large ice ruts. We will then take the average if your best time from each track layout. Obviously quickest time in their class will win. The event will typically come to an end around 4pm, and shortly after we will do a small award ceremony.