Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (Sunday, April 30th, 2017): The International 500 Snowmobile Race will have the distinct honor of hosting “Michigan’s Premier Winter Sporting Event” with a new premier sponsor, ” Meijer Inc.”. The two recognized entities join together to host one of professional snowmobile racing’s most storied attractions, the #SooI500 The 50th Anniversary of the most prestigious snowmobile race in the world is set for Monday-Saturday, January 29-February 3rd, 2018.
“The opportunity for the SOO I-500 to host Meijer as a premier sponsor is certainly an honor. It adds more integrity to the already recognized SOO I-500 event. We’re certain all winter sports enthusiasts will recognize the Meijer name and agree, it’s a class act to have as part of the SOO I-500 program.” Say’s I-500 Chairman, Ric Federau.
There is nothing like the SOO I-500 anywhere. It’s the worlds oldest, longest, toughest, fastest and most exciting snowmobile endurance race, bar none. A week long series of events and races leading up to the main I-500 race, makes Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan a vacation destination for winter sports enthusiasts.
The I-500 celebrating 50 consecutive years of successful racing operations Feb. 2018. A milestone event within any professional racing arena. The I-500 is proud to have Meijer, Inc. as part of our I-500 team hosting this historical professional snowmobile endurance spectacle known world wide as the “Grand-Daddy” of all snowmobile endurance races…. The SOO I-500. “All left turns from here…”.
** The Main I-500 race event is ALWAYS hosted the first Saturday in Feb. each year. Historically, this has been the day designated to host the 500 mile race. the 50th Anniversary – International 500 Snowmobile Race #SooI500 on Monday, January 29th-Saturday. February 3rd, 2018 at the I-500 Snowmobile Track in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan…. The Golden Anniversary celebration of the most prestigious snowmobile race in the world promises to be the biggest and best in the history of the International 500 Snowmobile Race #SooI500