Snowmobile Ice Oval Race
3 years ago....like watching jets in a gymnasium....
He was a one of the nicest men around. He was the Winter Spectaculars first Grand Marshal and gave a very inspiring talk to the drivers that first crisp morning. #Godspeed.
It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the news of the passing of our founder and Publisher Jim Beilke. Jim passed away at his home in Alexandria, Minnesota late Thursday May 14th, 2020 at the age of 90.
Jim was inducted into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame on January 19, 1995. His induction bio states; “A motorsports journalism original, Jim Beilke’s contribution to the growth and history of snowmobiling is unmatched in the sport and industry. His popular “Snowmobiler’s Race & Rally Magazine” (which became SnowTech Magazine in 1997) was established in Jim’s hometown of Alexandria in 1968. Since the time he published the first Race & Rally Yearbook the magazine has remained a snowmobiling mainstay, the only snowmobile magazine to be published continuously under the same ownership since the 1960’s.
In addition to being a clever, incisive journalist and editor, Jim carved an unsurpassed reputation as a snowmobile photographer. His pictures of racing in the late 1960’s and throughout the Sno Pro era of the 1970’s stand as the definitive record of this competition arena, and together with his finely crafted driver and team profiles published in the magazine, these photographs stand as a major contribution to the preservation of snowmobile racing history.
More than a magazine publisher, Jim was deeply involved in the sport as a rider, critic and promoter. In 1974, he established the famous Dayco Holiday Spectacular race that, along with its prestigious Hetteen Cup, became second only to Eagle River in importance during the 1970’s. The race, which continued until 1985, was also the site of the introduction of both the Snocross and Formula III concepts in 1980.”
Godspeed to the Nouis family....Scott was a one of a kind - we loved our conversations with him.
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You can bet that if and when the Winter Spectacular returns to the High Flyin' Half Mile....this will be somehow worked into the Champ introductions. WORD> Kewl Beans >....🏁💥💥💥
Ben Johnson David R Dahl Cory Watts Andy Radil Justin Marthaler Mark Barrett Devin Fackrell TJ Patrick Ray Stevens Glen Hart Matt Szalai Demon Racing AJ Lange Curtis Pederson 220 Sterne Racing Wahl Bros. Racing MPH Racing Amanda Jacqlyn Giesking Ice Oval Brent Miller Todd Achterberg Randy Olson Ollie's Service, Inc Frans Rosenquist Jeff Darr Thomas Larson Jr Russell Liba Mike Meagher Central MN POND Racing Mike Telkamp C**t Dellandrea Country Cat Larry Preston Raceday Tom Lipar and whoever wants to share this...
This is how you make an entrance... 👁
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How many times do you get to interview your dad? It’s about to get #PrettyIntense on this week’s new podcast episode as Danica Patrick sits with her dad TJ Patrick and NO subject is untouched: Danica’s childhood, her true early origins of racing, getting grounded in high school, the Patrick family Christmas traditions and so much more, including the story of TJ sampling the local cuisine in Amsterdam. You’ll just have to listen: ApplePodcasts.com/DanicaPatrick
Sure do miss this event....
My dad and I went to Viking Speedway, Alexandria, Minnesota to watch the snowmobile races on February 3rd, 2017. We got to the first of a two day event at 11...
Central Minnesota IFS Sno-Pro Series.
The first pic is HOF driver Steve Thorsen aboard his factory Scorpion at Alexandria MN.1979. The second pic is a head on shot of the same front straightaway 2017. So much history! #daycoholidayspectacular #winterspectacular #history #safteydifferencelol
It is never an easy decision to end something that has been so very successful and had so many awesome racers and fans. With changes to different entities, the speedway facility-the decision was made that the Winter Spectacular will NOT be held this year.
Thank you to all our faithful racers, fans, partners ( Tommy Lipar, Oval Racers-Alliance, Thomas Larson Jr, Todd Achterberg, TLR, Explore Alexandria MN, Ollie's Service, Inc Earl Anderson Sonya Anderson Telkamp Farms, D/S Field Services, Raceday Larry Preston Holiday Inn Alexandria Dave Wahl, Radil Farms, Schaeffer's Oil Shawn Olson Winning Edge Graphics Robyn Snyder H Boyd Nelson Inc Beer Wholesale Ramblin Ray Ramblin Ray) that have supported this event from day 1- Year after Year; and made it such a successful and family fun event.
We encourage and ask that you continue to support these fine organizations; TLR, ORA, CPTC, CMPR, PVR and ER - and perhaps, in 3-5 years a reunion Winter Spectacular race/show will return.
IT truly was like watching jet fighters in a gymnasium-RR
Go Fast, Turn Left, Look Kewl-Raceday
Thank you. Blessings and safe travels.
10GDP (Ten Guys Dream and Promotion)
Andy Radil Ben Johnson Cory Watts Todd Chan Rod Karrow David R Dahl Jeff Karrow
The 10GDP group sends their thoughts and prayers....Vern was the Winter Spectacular Grand Marshal in 2015. He was the Race Director for the 'original' Holiday Spectacular, wrote tech articles for a snowmobile magazine, built 2 prototype snowmobiles with Frank Chan. HE mentored and influenced many in racing and in the fire industry.
We were glad to know him -
Andy Radil Frank Chan Ben Johnson David R Dahl Cory Watts Carol Karrow
Our founder. Our mentor. Our friend.
It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our Founder and President, Vern Wieberdink, early Thursday morning.
Vern started our company over thirty years ago, one man on a mission to bring firefighters the very best equipment available. He was instrumental in making our company what it is today, and by building a strong foundation he was able to step away a few years ago and enjoy retirement to its fullest.
He will be deeply missed, but rest assured that our commitment to our customers will not change. We will continue to provide you with the same exceptional level of service you have come to expect from Alex Air Apparatus. Vern wouldn’t have it any other way.
TJ Patrick's 340 SS victory lap, Alexandria, MN December of 1977. Click to read the story!
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Thanks to Ollie's Service, Inc for their years of partnership with us....a true and honest. Thank you. Jacob Goede Keith Wojo Dana Wojciechowski Jason Boyda Todd Achterberg Brett Richter Oval Racers-Alliance Thomas Larson Jr
Watch here to see who Won the Sea-Doo Spark at The Winter Spectacular Snowmobile Race sponsored by Ollie’s Service! The F500 top 3 finishers were in a close battle from start to finish! Unofficial results 1. Jacob Goede 2. Keith Wojo 3. Jason Boyda. www.olliesservice.com
Jacob Goede Keith Wojo Jason Boyda Pierre Jensen Kendra Westlund C.j. Schuette Todd Achterberg Oval Racers-Alliance Thomas Larson Jr
Thanks for putting on great shows....much appreciated
From the pros to the rookies, the 2018 Winter Spectacular is a draw for people looking for that thrill of the ride. Those racers 300+ sleds took to Alexandri...
(Alexandria, MN) On Saturday morning the temperature was in the single digits below zero and Alexandria had been without any significant snowfall since last year. By midday about three inches
2018 Winter Spectacular VO
The 2018 Winter Spectacular Ice Oval Snowmobile Races took place in Alexandria, MN on Feb. 2nd and 3rd. More than 300 snowmobiles were driven around the 1/2 ...
And that is a wrap of the 2018 Winter Spectacular!!!!!
SS440fa/lc/fan Masters FINAL
Sportsman 600 f500 f340 Combo FINAL
Super Mod 800 FINAL
Superstock ss340fa/lc FINAL
Race 37 F500 Jr 11-13 FINAL
Race 36 F500 Jr. 14-17 Final
Race 35 Superstock ss250lc 300fa 340fan FINAL
3. CJ Schuette
Pro Lite FINAL
3. Du Quaine
Race 33 F 500 FINAL For the SEADOO Spark!
What a race guys!!!!!!
Special Thank you to Ollies Sales and Service!!!!!
5. N Van Strydonk
7. B Van Strydonk
Race 32 IFS 440x FINAL
Race 31 Superstock ss440 fan FINAL
Outlaw 600 FINAL
1. D Haller
4. C Haller
Race 26 Jr Sprint 2 FINAL
Superstock ss440 fan fa/lc/fan
Race 24 IFS 250x FINAL
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