Location: Downtown on the Chena River – Fairbanks Snowmobile races for older model machines plus fun activities for the entire family downtown on the Chena River.
The Tired Iron “Classic” is the premier event of the weekend. Eligible are all Air-cooled, leaf-spring production sleds up to and including Model Year 1979, capable of 50+ MPH.
Clarification: For Tired Iron Races, sleds produced in 1978 are 1979 MODEL YEAR and ARE eligible.
A sled produced in 1979 is a 1980 MODEL YEAR, and is NOT eligible to enter. This event showcases some of the most beautiful, totally restored snowmachines you will find anywhere in the country. The race begins near the Cushman Street Bridge on the Chena River right in front of the Golden Heart Plaza, and consists of four, 6 mile laps (total approx. 24 miles). Departure times will be predetermined by a computer generated formula, including the sleds original performance estimates, the age of the sled, and the age of the driver.
FUN RUN: The Tired Iron Fun Run is traditionally the largest event of the Tired Iron. It is designed for sleds in the 25 to 50 MPH range, and is the ultimate “just get out and have fun” event of the weekend. The Fun Run covers the same four, 6 mile lap course (total of approx. 24 miles) as The Classic and The Wet Iron, and is sure to have the biggest rooting section. Sleds can be ugly or beautiful and held together with technical expertise or duct tape.
Radar Run: There are five (5) Radar Run classes:
•Class A-1: 0 – 340 cc Air-cooled (up to and including 1975 Model Year)
•Class A-2: 341 – 440 cc Air-cooled (up to and including 1975 Model Year)
•Class A-3: 441 cc – up Air-cooled (up to and including 1975 Model Year)
•Class A-4: All size Air-cooled (from 1976 Model Year, up to and including 1979 Model Year)
•Class L-1: All size Liquid-cooled (up to and including 1979 Model Year) A handicap is allowed within each class, depending on the size and/or year of the sled, in the form of adjusted rolling start speed(s).
Mooseturd bowling at the Fairbanks Tired Iron! Free for kids event, for ages 5-10.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday For any child that knocks over six or more pins, they will get a free game of bowling (wooden nickel), courtesy of Arctic Bowl. Anyone that knocks down all ten pins will get a wooden nickel, and a bonus gift certificate. (Limit one wooden nickel per child, regardless of the number of times they play.) This event takes place between the finish line and just below the Cushman Street Bridge
Mini Arctic Man Contest! 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Timed event with 120cc sleds and teams of two drivers (ages 6-12).Enter for some great prizes, including a pair of youth Arctic Man jackets, courtesy of Howard Theis. All entrants get photos taken with the winning Iron Dog team shortly after they arrive in Fairbanks at the same location, downtown on the Chena River.
The complete Tired Iron Website: http://www.fairbankstirediron.org/