Saturday, Feb 28, 2015
Downtownon the Chena River
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Admission: Free Snowmobile races for older model machines plus fun activities for the entire family downtown on the Chena River.Call (907) 452-8602
The 2015 Tired Iron”FROZEN”SOUPER Saturday
(Help raise food for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank)
Bring some SOUP cans to the Tired Iron SOUP drive and get
For 2015, we’ve added the Fairbanks “FROZEN” characters to the list of fun for the kids!Here’s how it works:
Parents bring their kids, their camera and a few cans of SOUP, to the Tired Iron, on “Souper Saturday” February 28th, and take FREE pictures of your kids with Elsa, Sven and the entire crew! What a great picture to send to friends and relatives, all while supporting a very good local cause; Feeding those in need.
Then, grab a hot dog and drink from the Boy Scouts Food Tent, and stick around for the biggest kid’s event in Fairbanks… The Tired Iron “Spring Ping Fling”, where we drop 10,000 bright orange ping pong balls from a City Fire truck! Find one of the (more than 50) specially marked prize balls, and you’ve won anything from a Disney “Frozen” toy, to a Nook or an iPad, or maybe even the Grand Prize… a brand new Arctic Cat 120 cc mini snowmachine, courtesy of Northern Power Sports! ($3,000 value)
It all happens Saturday, February 28th from 10 am – 4 pm, followed by 3 Tired Iron vintage snowmachine races on Sunday, March 1st. Don’t miss the biggest outdoor winter weekend in Fairbanks
2015 Tired Iron – Events Schedule
(Schedules may change! Check back for updates.)
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. River Games & Kids Events! •Human “Moose Nugget” Bowling •Ice Putt-Putt Golfing •New River Game – TBA
(These events take place between the Finish line and just below the Cushman Street Bridge)
10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. “Jurassic Classic “Sponsorship Available” (Same 1.6 mi. track as previous years x 5 laps for 8 mi. total) (Starts at the Start/Finish line in front of the Golden Heart Plaza)
11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Mini Arctic Man Contest!– Sponsored by: “Sponsorship Available” -120 cc sleds pulling skier or snowboarder on short course between the Centennial Footbridge and the Wendell Street Bridge
1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Spring Ping Fling! At least 10,000 orange ping pong balls will be showered over excited kids between the ages of 5 and 12 years! Tons of cool prizes for participants… Free Klondike Ice Cream bars… No one goes home without something! In fact, some lucky kid will go home with a brand new Arctic Cat ZR 120 Mini Snowmachine courtesy of the good folks at Northern Power Sports!
12:15 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. “2014 Iron Dog” Finish Timed “Hot” finish ends just downriver from the Wendell St. Bridge, near the confluence of the Noyes Slough. Then they proceed downriver, in a shutdown mode, to the Centennial Footbridge, for interviews and media coverage and then exit the river on the south bank into Griffin Park.
6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Drivers’/Safety Meeting -MANDATORY The Driver’s meeting will be held upstairs at the Elks Club. This meeting is a mandatory drivers/safety meeting for all Sunday races. this year.
Some Tired Iron
History The Fairbanks Tired Iron Race is a vintage snowmobile race, first organized in 2006, to encourage restoration of “Vintage” snow machines, that had been, or were soon to be, relegated to the garbage dumps and landfills of history. We believed that if we did a good job of recreating the excitement of snowmobiling that existed here in the Interior during the 1960’s and the 1970’s, it would go a long way to achieving our goal of saving these vintage sleds. Our events are designed to produce willing restorers of an important part of Alaska’s (and the Nation’s) history, as it pertains to the snowmobile. Our goal is to educate the public, document and preserve the history of snow machining and snow machine racing. Our Tired Iron Race has evolved from a one day event to a two day event with lots of fun for everyone
For complete details, history, registration forms, links click here
All information has been used from the Tired Iron website