Snowmobile racing hits Priest Lake

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  • (Photo by MARY MALONE) Racers fight to be first at the finish line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Youngsters in the 120 mod class race toward the finish line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A racer navigates a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of racers take off from the start line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) While the day started out foggy, the sun ultimately came out on Saturday, making for great conditions for the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A youngster in the 120 class crosses the finish line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A racer throws some snow while navigating a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of youngsters in the 120 class vie for first place during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of racers wait for their signal at the start line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of racers navigate a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Racers navigate the course during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A rider navigates a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

  • (Photo by MARY MALONE) Racers fight to be first at the finish line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Youngsters in the 120 mod class race toward the finish line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A racer navigates a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of racers take off from the start line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) While the day started out foggy, the sun ultimately came out on Saturday, making for great conditions for the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A youngster in the 120 class crosses the finish line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A racer throws some snow while navigating a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of youngsters in the 120 class vie for first place during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of racers wait for their signal at the start line during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A group of racers navigate a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Racers navigate the course during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) A rider navigates a turn during the Priest Lake Vintage Snowmobile Races on Saturday.

PRIEST LAKE — A couple hundred racers hit the track Saturday as the Vintage Snowmobile Races in Priest Lake kicked off local racing. Classes included everything from 340s to 440s as well as a strong division of youth racers.

Next up in the 2019 racing season includes are races Jan. 25-26 in Sheridan, Wyo., and Feb. 9 at Priest Lake. In addition, a racer reunion will be held July 20 at Priest Lake.

Preregistration for the Feb. 9 racing at Priest Lake will take place 7-8 a.m. and racing begins at 9 a.m. each day. Registration can be done online or at Hills Resort the Friday before each day of racing. Friday night registration will be from 6-8 p.m.

Parking and entry fees will be donations with all money going toward the Priest Lake Lions Club and Vintage Snowmobile Racing Priest Lake.

Online payment can be made via PayPal, or by credit or debit cards upon completing registration. Information: vintagesnowmobileracingpriestlake.com; or Mike Courteau, 509-599-5539 (cell) or 208-443 3089 (home); or via email, courteaumike@yahoo.com

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