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Joined: Jan 26, 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

Greetings MIRA:

I am one of the guys that came from eastern Pennsylvania to see your event at Chippewa Lake last week. I want to thank Nancy and everyone that was nice to me while we were there and answered all my questions. Several of the people that I talked to seemed interested in where else there is ice racing (cars racing wheel-to-wheel, no single car timed runs, motorcycles, ATV/Quads, or snowmobiles). Chippewa was the 52nd place I have seen ice racing. I thought some might be interested in seeing where some of the other ice racing tracks are located. Also, my pal Ed Esser of Wisconsin has been to 39 different ice race tracks. And before last Saturday, every track that Ed and I had seen between us was different. Finally, after 90 tracks, we both have seen the same track (not at the same time), as Ed had previously been to Chippewa Lake. Anyway, here's where we have been if anyone is interested in seeing just how many places they race on the ice (I'm pasting the information in this post from a table, so I'm not sure how it's going to display). Thanks again for making me feel so welcome last Saturday. Hopefully I'll see you again if you guys race at Hess Lake, or decide to race again at other places.

Guy Smith
Effort, PA

Guy Smith Ice Tracks

Country Region Track City Date

CAN ON Clarence Creek Clarence Creek 02/17/2008
CAN ON Minden Fairgrounds Minden 01/17/1999
CAN PQ Beauport Beauport 02/10/2007
CAN PQ Circuit Bertrand Fabi Sherbrooke 02/24/2002
CAN PQ Circuit Jacques Rainville Vanier 02/11/2001
CAN PQ Circuit Sainte-Geneviève -de-Batiscan ice Sainte-Geneviève- de-Batiscan 01/28/2006
CAN PQ Circuit Sainte-Geneviève- de-Batiscan frozen Sainte-Geneviève- de-Batiscan 02/10/2007
CAN PQ Club Ski-Beauce Vallée-Jonction 02/16/2008
CAN PQ Érablière Gerard Lessard course Saint-Henri-de-Lévis 01/30/2005
CAN PQ Érablière Gerard Lessard oval Saint-Henri-de-Lévis 02/09/2008
CAN PQ Grand Prix de Shawinigan Shawinigan-Sud 01/31/2004
CAN PQ Issoudun Issoudun 02/19/2006
CAN PQ Kahnawake Marina Kahnawake 02/16/2008
CAN PQ Lac Cayamant Lac Cayamant 02/18/2006
CAN PQ Lac Mirage Princeville 02/19/2006
CAN PQ Lac Morin Notre-Dame- du-Mont-Carmel 02/11/2001
CAN PQ Lac-Frontière Lac-Frontière 02/07/2009
CAN PQ Lachine Marina Lachine 02/22/2004
CAN PQ Lavaltrie Lavaltrie 02/03/2007
CAN PQ Maple Grove Beauharnois 03/02/2003
CAN PQ Marina Brousseau course Saint-Sulpice 01/31/2009
CAN PQ Marina Brousseau oval Saint-Sulpice 02/26/2006
CAN PQ Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière Saint-Édouard- de-Lotbinière 02/11/2007
CAN PQ Sainte-Eulalie Sainte-Eulalie 01/29/2006
USA ME New Meadows Lake West Bath 02/02/2003
USA ME Sabattus Lake Sabattus 02/10/2002
USA ME Sebago Lake Casco 02/23/2007
USA ME South Pond Warren 02/17/2002
USA ME West Cove Greenville Junction 02/01/2003
USA MI Chippewa Lake Chippewa Lake 01/23/2010
USA NH Berry Pond Moultonboro 02/06/1999
USA NH Contoocook Lake Jaffrey 02/25/2007
USA NH Lee Pond Moultonboro 02/15/1999
USA NH Northeast Pond Milton 02/07/1997
USA NH Northwood Lake Northwood 02/17/2007
USA NY Adirondack International dirt course New Bremen 12/13/1997
USA NY Bernhards Bay Bernhards Bay 02/24/2001
USA NY Black Rock Speedway course Dundee 03/01/2008
USA NY Canadarago Lake Richfield Springs 02/06/1994
USA NY Caroga Lake Caroga Lake 02/07/1993
USA NY Cossayuna Lake Cossayuna 01/16/1994
USA NY Honeoye Lake Honeoye 02/27/1994
USA NY Lake Algonquin Wells 01/16/2000
USA NY Lake George course Lake George 02/28/1993
USA NY Lake George oval Lake George 02/24/2007
USA NY Otisco Lake Marietta 03/04/2007
USA NY Raquette Pond Tupper Lake 02/01/2009
USA NY Round Lake Round Lake 02/04/2001
USA NY Summit Lake Summit 01/31/1999
USA NY Sylvan Beach Sylvan Beach 02/27/1999
USA NY Waneta Lake Weston 01/14/2001
USA NY Warners Lake East Berne 02/06/2000

Ed Esser Ice Tracks

Country Region Track City Date

USA MI Chippewa Lake oval Chippewa Lake 01/30/2005
USA MI Escanaba River Gladstone 01/21/2001
USA MN 11th Crow Wing Lake Akeley 02/19/2005
USA MN Bass Lake Underwood 01/24/2010
USA MN Bay Lake Bay Lake 02/01/2003
USA MN Birch Lake Hackensack 02/02/2002
USA MN Brainerd International Raceway Mud Lake Brainerd 02/03/2008
USA MN Cameron Lake Erskine 02/02/2008
USA MN Centerville Lake Centerville 02/20/2005
USA MN Cross Lake Crosslake 02/06/2005
USA MN Garfield Lake LaPorte 02/12/2005
USA MN Gervais Lake Little Canada 02/05/2005
USA MN Lake Washington Mankato 02/14/2009
USA MN Long Lake Isanti 02/24/2007
USA MN Mille Lacs Lake course Garrison 02/03/2002
USA MN Mille Lacs Lake oval Garrison 03/05/2005
USA MN Pleasant Lake Hackensack 02/12/2005
USA MN South Lindstrom Lake Chisago City 01/28/2001
USA MN Trout Lake Manhattan Beach 02/24/2007
USA WI Balsam Lake Balsam Lake 01/23/2005
USA WI Bay of Green Bay car oval Marinette 02/09/2002
USA WI Bay of Green Bay course Marinette 01/20/2008
USA WI Beaver Springs Randolph 02/01/2004
USA WI Buffalo Lake Packwaukee //2000
USA WI Cecil Bay Cecil 03/04/2001
USA WI Chequamegon Bay Ashland 02/17/2002
USA WI Fox Lake Fox Lake //
USA WI Kinney Lake Marion 02/10/2001
USA WI Lake Altoona Eau Claire 02/15/2003
USA WI Lake DuBay Knowlton 02/15/2004
USA WI Lake Magnor Richardson 01/25/2003
USA WI Lake Sinnissippi Hustisford //2000
USA WI Marion Pond Marion 02/16/2002
USA WI Oconto Breakwater Park Oconto //2000
USA WI Rice Lake Rice Lake 02/23/2003
USA WI Shawano Lake County Park Shawano 01/06/2008
USA WI Staples Lake Comstock 01/25/2003
USA WI Tilleda Pond Tilleda 01/21/2006
USA WI Weyauwega Millpond Weyauwega 01/05/2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:03 am Reply with quote Back to top


Also, we are interested in knowing any other locations that have held automobile racing on ice. I figure since MIRA has been around for almost 30 years, you must have raced at a number of different locations.

Besides Hess Lake, where you still might race this year, I also found mention on your website of previous races at Lake Missauke in Lake City; and Big Star Lake in Baldwin. Can any of you MIRA "oldtimers" identify any other former ice racing locations in Michigan?

Guy Smith
Effort, PA
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:27 am Reply with quote Back to top


Here's a website for another Michigan ice racing group. They race on the Escanaba River on the UP. They seem to have Micro Sprints, but not too many and not too often. They are mostly motorcycles and ATV's. If you want to check out their website, it's at:

Guy Smith
Effort, PA
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I remember MIRA at Lake Cadillac, Cadillac MI, Portage Lake in Onekama MI, Clifford Lake near Stanton MI, Turk Lake near Greenville MI, Lake Jordan in Lake Odessa MI, Crystal Lake in Crystal MI that aren't on your list. We might have tried Fife Lake and a lake in Winnfield Township in Montcalm county but I'm not sure we ever raced on those.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Guy, Thanks for sharing all the tracks/lakes you have been to. It was good talking to you last Saturday and hope to see you again someday. Mike Johnson #53 Mustang
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