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Extreme International Ice Racing

Event Information:

When: Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, 3:30 p.m.

Age limit: All ages

Where: Covelli Centre
229 E. Front St.
Youngstown, OH

Categorized under: Special Events | Special Events, Sports | Racing.

Recuring Event? No

Tickets: Buy online

Long Description: XiiR (Xtreme International Ice Racing) is a Professional Racing tour...ON ICE! Man and machine going from 0-60mph in under 3 seconds! Speedway bikes and quads are modified and compete on an indoor ice arena. There are over 2000 metal studs added to the tires and there are NO BRAKES! What does that mean...? PURE ADRENALINE! It is THE fastest sport on ice and one of the fastest sports in the world. The rush of so much power and speed on something as unpredictable as ice, has whipped audiences into a frenzy and gained new fans across the country. Backed by the AMA, each year's series continues to get bigger and better... drawing bigger crowds, more sponsors and riders from all over the globe. The 2009 XiiR / AMA Championship Series, is also the ONLY Ice Racing series sanctioned by the AMA Don't be fooled by the appearance of the Speedway Bike. It's more than just a mountain bike with an engine. It's engine is equivalent to a 1200cc crotch rocket engine in a mountain bike frame, 4-stroke, 4-valve engine that runs on nitro methanol. This allows the engine to run at a higher compression, producing more horsepower. The average car has a maximum 5,000 RPM's where as an ice speedway bike has a maximum 14,000 RPM's. It has 1600 razor-sharp steel studs on its tires added for traction and if that's not enough - there aren't any brakes. Four laps on a speedway bike compares to 10 minutes on a motocross bike. The power (90 horse power at the back wheel) to weight ratio (the bikes weigh only 180 pounds) is something that cannot be explained. Each rider gears his bike differently with 60 to 80 toothed sprockets, which are nearly the size of the wheel itself. Just wait until you see these machines in action! There will be a total of twenty to twenty-five races. The amount of races will vary from city to city depending on how many local riders participate. Ice Racing consists of heats where riders earn points to qualify for the Main (final race) Qualifying heats consists of 4 riders racing handlebar-to-handlebar for 4 laps.

Cost (low): $15.50

Cost (high): $25.00

Event posted: Sept. 21, 2009

Last updated: Aug. 16, 2016

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