Cole Carruthers
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Racers take their mark as they get ready to take part in the Moose Jaw Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club's annual event on Saturday at the Hamilton Flats.

If you were by Hamilton Flats on Saturday, you could see snowmobiles of all years, shapes and sounds.

The Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club held its annual race day at Hamilton Flats, with the weather cooperating and providing sun and blue sky as a backdrop to some vintage racing.

The club wasn’t able to hold the event last year due to weather conditions, so those in attendance were quite keen to kick up the snow and show off their classic sleds.

“It’s just a great time and event to meet other riders and have fun,” attendee Garth Ormiston said.

Over 80 people entered Saturday’s event, with young and older riders both getting in on the action.

“I think we have some sixteen-year-olds here today,” organizer and Sno-Drifter member Dale Pollock said. “The event is just for fun and a good place to meet and talk to other riders.”

He said it has been a good year for riding and has been out quite a few times. “The trails are really good this year, well maintained … the snow became quite hard a few weeks ago, but now it’s good again.”

Pollock said vintage snowmobiles are just as popular as ever, mostly due to machines being passed down from one generation to the next as a family keepsake.

For more on this article pick up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club, Times-Herald

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