The Towns of Long Lake, Old Forge, Indian Lake, Inlet and Speculator have joined forces for the Fourth Annual Great Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Cardboard Sled Races are held in conjunction with multiple winter festivals and carnivals throughout the central Adirondacks during the winter months.
Cardboard Sled racing has grown in popularity in the last several years. The LaPorte Family of Eagle Bay has won the coveted Grand Prize for the last two years in a row, usurping Bob Lewin’s win for Daddy’s Folly in 2013. The LaPorte’s designs included two army trucks and 2015 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 and organizers look forward to more competitors this winter.
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 with points awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for speed and 1st, 2nd, 3rd for design and participation. All ages are welcome, but only one champion or team will win.
Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit – GENERAL RULES – 2016
In order to compete in the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit you must enter, race and obtain points from 3 of the 5 participating races using the same sled in each race. Repairs may be made to your sled in between races, but the sled must not be modified from its original construction.
Please note: Home Rules apply at each individual event. Please check at registration for rules.
If you intend to participate in the circuit, please notify race officials at each race you attend, prior to the start of the race and carry your circuit card with you. Racers receive a circuit score card at registration.
General Rules – Some venues may have more requirements and rules. Racers please check with event organizers. The following information are “general rules” to guide you in the construction of your sled and apply to all locations.
– Sled will be inspected to confirm it is the same sled as previous races.
– Sled must be free of sharp edges, pointy objects, or any other feature that may be deemed dangerous by the inspectors.
– Only cardboard may be used
– You may not use: corrugated plastics, other corrugated materials, or wood
– Tapes may be used to hold your sled together.
– No screws, fasteners, nails or staples
– If you do not pass inspection, you may not be allowed to participate or may not be allowed on the hill at all.
– To qualify as a finisher, you must be in or on your sled rather than chasing it or being chased by it as you cross the finish line.
Points Per Circuit Race
1st Place Race – 15 points
2nd Place Race – 10 points
3rd Place Race – 5 points
Place for Design/Decoration – Judged with other circuit racers
1st – 15 points
2nd – 10 points
3rd – 5 points
Participation Per Location – receive 10 points per race. Minimum required to quality to win circuit is 30 points or 3 locations.
Participants will receive score card at each first registration location. Participants must carry card with them to all races. It is the racers responsibility to keep the card and have judges update card with points at each race.
Saturday, January 16th, 1pm, Long Lake, NY. Mt. Sabattis. Long Lake Winter Carnival. Registration at Noon. Race at 1pm. 518-624-3077 www.mylonglake.com
Sunday, February 7th, 3pm, McCauley Mountain, Old Forge NY, sponsored by the Town of Webb Junior Class.
Sunday, February 14th at 1pm at the Indian Lake Ski Hill, WinterFest.
Redneck Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race. 518-648-5828 www.indian-lake.com
Saturday, February 27 Inlet, NY, Frozen Fire and Lights. Race at Fern Park 1pm.
www.inletny.com 1-866-GO INLET (464-6538)
Saturday, March 5th, Speculator NY, Oak Mountain, 141 Novosel Way, Speculator NY Race 1pm
No pre-registration necessary. Racers sign up the day of event. All race time starts are subject to change without notice.
Winner of the circuit will be announced at Oak Mountain on March 5th.