Schedule At A Glance

TBA - Press Center Office and Apparel Trailer Hours

12:00-5:00p.m. - Rig Parking & Unloading / Registration & Tech
(ALL Classes Racing on the Legendary 1-Mile Ice Oval) 👇👇👇👇

54th Running of the International 500 Snowmobile Race (#SooI500)
Meijer Pro Shootout (#MPS)
Gro-UP Old 600 Mods (#GUM)
Soo Vintage Shootout (#SVS)

6:00p.m. - Track Closed for the Night

Opening Day / Bud Clarke Day

8:00a.m. - 54th Running of the International 500 Snowmobile Race (#SooI500)
Meijer Pro Shootout (#MPS), Gro-UP Old 600 Mods (#GUM) &
Soo Vintage Shootout (#SVS) Remaining Rig Parking & Unloading / Registration & Tech Begins

TBA - Press Center Office & Apparel Trailer Hours

12:00-2:00p.m. - OPTIONAL #SooI500 ONLY Practice
($200 Per Session - 3 Sleds at a time - PAID #SooI500 Registered Teams ONLY)

2:00p.m. - #SVS Tech Ends

3:00-4:30p.m. - #SVS Practice / Group Qualifying

(In Order throughout the Day)
Divisions are TBA

4:50p.m. - Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem(s)

5:00p.m.
- Racing Begins - Soo Vintage Shootout

#SVS Qualifier Heat Races (3 Laps Each)
Intermission (15 Minutes)
Features (5 Laps Each)

Immediately After #SVS Features - #SVS Competitors Vacate Pits

8:00p.m. - #SVS Post-Race Ceremonies / Awards Banquet
(V.I.P. Suite located in the Upper Floor of the Press Center)

9:00p.m. - #SooI500 / #MPS / #GUM Tech Ends

8:00a.m. - 54th Running of the International 500 Snowmobile Race (#SooI500),
Meijer Pro Shootout III (#MPS) & Gro-UP Old 600 Mods Shootout II (#GUM)
Remaining Rig Parking & Unloading Begins / Registration & Tech Begins

TBA - Press Center Office & Apparel Trailer Hours

11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. - #SooI500 Practice

1:00-2:00p.m. - #SooI500 Round I Qualifying

3:00-4:00p.m. - #SooI500 Rookie Practice 1

4:00p.m. - #GUM Tech Ends

4:05-4:45p.m. - Dinner Break

5:00-5:45p.m. - #GUM Practice / Group Qualifying
(Top 16 are Locked into #GUM Shootout II)

6:00-6:45p.m. - #MPS Round I Qualifying

7:00-8:00p.m. - #SooI500 Round II Qualifying

8:20p.m. - Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem(s)

8:30p.m. - Racing Begins - Gro-UP Old 600 Mods Shootout II

Heat Races (2 - 7 Laps Each) - (Top 4 out of each transfer to the Feature)
Intermission (15 Minutes)
#GUM Feature (15 Laps)

IMMEDIATELY After The Checkered Flag 
#GUM Post-Race Ceremonies
(At the Start/Finish Line)

30 Minutes After Post-Race Ceremonies - #SooI500 & #MPS Tech Ends

8:00a.m. - 54th Running of the International 500 Snowmobile Race (#SooI500) &
Meijer Pro Shootout III (#MPS) Check In / Tech Open

TBA - Press Center Office & Apparel Trailer Hours

1:00-2:00p.m. - #SooI500 Round III Qualifying

2:00p.m. - #MPS Tech Ends

3:00-3:45p.m. - #MPS FINAL Round Qualifying
(Top 16: The "Sweet 16" are Locked into Meijer Pro Shootout III)

4:00-4:45p.m. - Dinner Break

5:00-5:45p.m. - #SooI500 FINAL Rookie Practice (Rookie Round Up)

5:00p.m. - #SooI500 Tech Ends

6:00-7:00p.m. - #SooI500 FINAL Round Qualifying

7:45p.m. - #SooI500 Pole Award Ceremonies 
(At the Start/Finish Line)

7:50p.m. - Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem(s)

8:00p.m.
- Racing Begins - Meijer Pro Shootout III

2 Heat Races (2 - 7 Laps Each) - (Top 4 out of each transfer to the Feature)
Intermission (15 Minutes)
#MPS Feature (15 Laps)

IMMEDIATELY After The Checkered Flag- #MPS Post-Race Ceremonies
(At the Start/Finish Line)

After Post-Race Ceremonies - Winter Pub Crawl

FINAL Track Prep (No On-Track Activity)

TBA - Press Center Office & Apparel Trailer Hours

9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. - 54th Running of the I-500 Race Day Registration
(Location TBA)

2:00p.m. - 54th Running of the I-500 Riders Meeting
(Location TBA)

6:30p.m. - Doors Open - 11th Anniversary of the Miss I-500 Pageant
(Dream Makers Theater at Kewadin Casino)

7:00p.m. - 11th Anniversary of the Miss I-500, Junior Miss I-500 & Princess I-500 Pageant - FREE Admission (Dream Makers Theater at Kewadin Casino)

RACE DAY

7:00a.m.-30 Minutes After Post-Race Ceremonies
Press Center Office Hours

7:00a.m. - 54th Running of the I-500 Check In / Tech / Field Grids on Frontstretch 
(Tech Order set by Reverse Order of the Official Starting Lineup)

8:00a.m. - Spectator Gates Open

8:00a.m.-30 Minutes After Post-Race Ceremonies
Apparel Trailer Hours

9:00a.m. - Opening Ceremonies Begin / Special Presentations /
Race Dedication / Rider Introductions

9:40a.m. - Invocation / National Anthem(s)

9:50a.m. - Riders Start Your Engines

10:00a.m. - Green Flag for the 54th Running of the International 500 Snowmobile Race

IMMEDIATELY After The Checkered Flag- #SooI500 Post-Race Ceremonies
(At the Start/Finish Line)

Approximately 90 Minutes After Post-Race Ceremonies: 54th Running of the I-500 Awards Banquet (Dream Makers Theater at Kewadin Casino)

(All Scheduled Event Dates & Times are Subject to Change at the discretion of the #SooI500)

Check the Schedule to the Left ⬅️⬅️⬅️⬅️to view the I-500 Office/ Press Center and Apparel Sales Hours for the entire #SooI500 Race Week: