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Central Adirondacks Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit 2016

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.

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit kicks off in Long Lake, January 16, 2016 at the Winter Carnival

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit kicks off in Long Lake, January 16, 2016 at the Winter Carnival

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.

Winner of the 2015 Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit - the LaPorte's with their Cruiser

Winner of the 2015 Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit – the LaPorte’s with their Cruiser

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.

Construction
– 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.

Cardboard Sleds line up at the top of the mountain.

Cardboard Sleds line up at the top of the mountain.

Schedule
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.
315-369-3225 www.mccauleyny.com

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
www.oakmountainski.com (518)548-3606

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.

WPBS Viewers Welcome Here!

Did you catch the Raquette River Winter Experience on WPBS? We want to welcome you to the Town of Long Lake’s website. This past weekend was the Long Lake Winter Carnival as featured on the program, we had terrific winter events including broomball, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, and the first leg of the Adirondack Cardboard Box Racing Circuit.

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If you are looking for a fun-filled weekend excursion to Long Lake we recommend the weekend of February 7th and 8th, 2014. Plenty of time to plan and get organized and make a winter weekend out of it. It is a Winter Fest Weekend featuring a Poker Run, a game played by car or snowmobile, Ice Fest and the Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby. Three events in one-weekend!

For the Poker Run players start off in cars or by snowmobile in Raquette Lake or Newcomb utilizing a network of community connector trails. Players gather stamps at participating local businesses and join in the dealing at the Long Lake Diner on Saturday, February 8th for the prizes. Highest hand wins. Plenty of doorprizes and souvenirs for participants.

If you are looking for a snowmobile map or to sign up for or newsletter or any other info, go to our contact us page and let us know. Contact Us Page

The Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby will be on Lake Eaton on Saturday, February 8th, sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club. The Long Lake Fish and Game Club sponsors the Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby for Landlocked Salmon and Trout. $25 per person. Cash Prizes. Registration 6am, Long Lake Town Hall. Weigh in station open at Lake Eaton Campground in the am.

Ice Fishing Derby Registration

Rules for Ice Fishing Derby

The biggest highlight of the weekend will be visiting ice carver, Stan Kolonko from The Ice Farm in Auburn, NY. Check out this video featuring past events in Long Lake NY.

Ice Fest Video Long Lake Ice Fest Weekend

February 7-8, 2014 will definitely be a busy weekend. As always our ice skating rink is open, with free ice skates available to visiting families, as well as one of the best sledding hills in the Adirondacks located at Mt. Sabattis.

For more events and activities check out our on-line calendar!

Remember Long Lake is central to all things Adirondack, family friendly, small-town charm and affordable! We’ve got what you need for an authentic Adirondack Experience! Abundant lake ice, fishing, snowmobiling, sledding and x-c skiing! Join us in 2014! On Line Calendar of Events

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