Cardboard Sled racing has grown in popularity in the last several years. The LaPorte Family of Eagle Bay has won the Circuit’s Grand Prize for the last two years, usurping Bob Lewin’s win in Daddy’s Folly in 2013. The LaPorte’s designs have included two army trucks and 2015 they introduced a classic Red Chevy with a functioning trunk allowing room for a hidden rider. The LaPorte’s have been a tough team to beat.
Teams or solo racers may enter and are advised to be prepared for heavy snow, icy tracks and the occasional winter thaw to impact the condition of courses. The race circuit is open to all ages, but there will only be one champion.
Racers must use the same sleds regardless of condition. Racers score points for each race they participate in. Points are given for placing for race time, Best Design and participation.
2016 Adirondack Cardboard Sled Circuit Schedule
Saturday, January 16th at 1 pm at Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake during the Long Lake Winter Carnival.
Call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com.
Sunday, February 7th, at 3 pm, at McCauley Mountain, Old Forge.
Call 315-369-3225 or visit www.mccauleyny.com
Sunday, February 14th at 1 pm at the Indian Lake Ski Hill during WinterFest.
Call 518-648-5828 or visit www.indian-lake.com.
Saturday, February 27 at 1 pm at Fern Park, Inlet during Frozen Fire and Lights.
Call 518-464-6538 or visit www.inletny.com.
Saturday, March 5th at 1 pm at Oak Mountain, Speculator.
Call 518-548-3606 or visit www.oakmountainski.com.
No pre-registration is necessary. Racers sign up the day of event. All race times are subject to change without notice.
The winner of the circuit will be announced at Oak Mountain on March 5th.
Photos: Above, the LaPorte Family’s 2015 Champion Sled and below, their 2014 Champion Sled. Photo by Jim Swedberg, provided by the Town of Long Lake.