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Dec 5, 2002

Benefit Ice Race Scheduled For January In Wisconsin

From a press release:<BR><BR>The 8th Annual Steel Shoe Fund 3 hr ice endurance race will be held Sunday, January 19, 2003 at Gimmer's Sunset Marina on Lake Koshkonong in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin.<BR> <BR>This AMA snactioned event is held each year as a benefit for seriously injured motorcycle flat track racers. The initial event in 1996 was held as a one-time deal for Steve Champine of Wisconsin who was paralyzed in a fall from a deer hunting stand. Since then the Steel Shoe Fund was formed as a branch of the Wegman Benefit Fund for injured road racers and all collections are used to assist flat trackers who have been injured during competition.<BR> <BR>This event attracts riders from all over the midwest and all disciplines to run this 1.5-mile road course layout in front of the Sunset Marina. The average turnout has been about 35 teams running in three separate classes in recent years.<BR> <BR>Entry fee per team is $100 (2 - 4 riders per team).<BR> <BR>Registration is from 8:30 - 10 in the Sunset tavern, practice runs from 9:30 - 11 and the race starts at noon.<BR> <BR>Classes are; Lightweight 125 -200cc, midweight 201 - 350cc and open 351cc and up.<BR> <BR>No quads, minibikes or scooters are allowed and AMA ice race fender rules will be enforced.<BR> <BR>For more information 262-754-0686 or steelshoe@wi.rr.com. For race day conditions 920-563-5702