With time, snowmobiles evolved into fast machines that pack quite a punch. They are equally useful and allow riders to have fun. Snowmobile games and sports have become popular across the world. The most popular of these include drag racing, oval racing, lap racing and water skipping. There are different events held across the globe annually where competitors from all parts of the world compete.
The International 500 is a snowmobile race that is held once every year in Michigan. The race was held for the first time on February 8, 1969. It is one of the most popular snowmobile games in the world. The entrants in the race have to drive their snowmobiles for 500 miles on the track in multiple laps. A single team may have a maximum of three drivers although a driver may compete in the race on their own. The duration of the race is about eight hours and a team may switch its drivers during the race. The race has been held every year since its inauguration and attracts a crowd of thousands.
Hay Days is the biggest grass drag racing event in snowmobiles games across the world. The event is hosted on the first weekend after Labor Day at North Branch, Minnesota. The event features the best drag racers from different continents each trying to prove themselves. The Hay Days race involves a 500ft. four-lane straight track and the participant have to cross the finish line in the shortest time. The race takes place over multiple rounds. The Hay Days snowmobiles games started four decades ago. The racers compete across multiple categories in this two-day event.
The World Championship Snowmobile Watercross
The World Championship Snowmobile Watercross is a snowmobile skipping the event. The racers have to race their snowmobiles across the lake to the finish line. It takes place every year in Grantsburg with Memory Lake Park as the venue. Racers from Canada and USA take part in the race each vying to get their hands on the championship. The race is held in July over the whole weekend and attracts thousands of spectators. A street dance and spectacular fireworks provide a sight to behold at this snowmobile game.
Iron Dog is the longest and harshest event in the world of snowmobile games. It is a cross-country snowmobile race that requires the entrant teams to race across 2,031 miles. Every team has two drivers and two snowmobiles that take part in the race. The race takes place in February and is held in Alaska. The race route begins at Big Lake and finishes in Fairbanks. The racers travel through the remote regions of Alaska, facing extremely cold winds and subzero temperatures which truly test their endurance and mettle. There are breaks allowed in between the race to ensure riders recuperate.
World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb
Another popular snowmobile games event is The World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb. The Jackson Hole Snow Devils club organizes it. The Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming is the host of the event. The entrants have to ride up a 1500 ft. mountain slope rising vertically. The riders with the best skills prevail while most fail to go even halfway. The championship is a four-day event that takes place in March every year.