During the 2016 Arctic Man & Sno-Go Classic, snowmachiners unsuccessfully attempted to break the Guinness World Record for most snowmachines in a parade. In February, a new group is attempting the same feat. On Feb. 1, 2018, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most snowmachines in a parade. The record is currently belongs to Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada, when 1,047 sleds participated in its parade.
Mary Jo Duvall, coordinator for The Sault Events, told American Snowmobiler in an Oct. 12 story that the group has set its goal at 1,250 sleds, all of which must complete a full two-mile parade route to be counted for the record.
“We are excited to mark the special occasion of 50 years of the I-500 with a record-breaking snowmobile parade on the Thursday before the main event,” Duvall told American Snowmobile.
The parade route will end at the I-500 track, where participants can stay to enjoy the beverage tent and a food truck competition while watching that day’s race – The Woody’s Challenge – a 25-lap sprint undertaken by qualifying pro racers.
Parade participants will receive free admission to the race with their parade bracelet and will enjoy free snowmachine parking at that event. Events will be taking place all week to celebrate the anniversary of the I-500, but the free admission only applies to Thursday.
To participate, all drivers must have a valid driver’s license, all snowmachines must be registered and preregistration is required. Proof of registration and driver’s license will be required as well, and kids’ mini-sleds are not allowed.
Go to www.saultstemarie.com or contact Mary Jo DuVall at 906-632-3366.
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