Day II Complete – Monday, January 29th Recap

Day II of the 50th Anniversary of the International 500 Snowmobile Race is Complete.

Throughout the morning and into the afternoon, the #SooI500 teams made their way onto the property and kicked off Bud Clarke Day at the track and went through the Technical Inspection process.

Then  it was time for the traditional Skate Night on the Track and the annual Mini-5 Kids Snowmobile Races. A big Thanks to everyone who participated in both events.

For Tuesday, January 30th at the International 500 Snowmobile Race Track, it’s the first official on-track activity for the #SooI500 teams as they return to the track starting at 10:00a.m. From 12:00-1:00p.m., the teams get their first chance on the one-mile (1.000) semi-banked ice oval before the Rookies only have the track to themselves from 1:00-2:00p.m.

Then starting at 3:00p.m., it’s time to start the grueling process of Qualifying for the I-500. The first of six rounds of Qualifying ends at 5:00p.m. Then at 6:00p.m., it’ll be the first round of Qualifying for the 23rd running of the Woody’s Challenge. The night ends with the second round of I-500 Qualifying, one of only two Qualifying Sessions under the lights, beginning at 7:00p.m., and ending at 9:00p.m.