Inaugural Nisswa 100 snowmobile race is a fast success
Plans to grow in 2023 are already underway.
NISSWA — With the first Nisswa 100 snowmobile race in the bag, organizers can't help but feel good about the results.
"It went fantastic," said Pam Dorian, president of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce. "All the racers had fun. The city welcomed them and there were no injuries, no serious injuries."
Though it was the first year of the event, the Nisswa 100 drew in 104 snowmobile racers. Dorian estimated at least 1,000 spectators.
The event had 19 different classes to compete in, with results available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1952993 , or below.
Dorian said with this being the event's first year, learning to set up a snowmobile race was challenging, especially planning around the Cass and Crow Wing County lines. Now they know enough to make changes to make the 2023 setup easier and improve the race.
"We know that the date is going to change," Dorian said. "Right now it looks like it's going to be Jan. 14 and 15. It will be a much bigger event. This year we just put on a race. Next year we want to have an event."
This year's race took place at the same time as the Gull Lake Frozen Fore. Dorian said they would prefer to spread out the tourist attractions so people spend more time in the area.
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