Snowmobile Drag Races – Devil Track Lake

Snowmobile Drag Races at Skyport Lodge

If you’re looking for a rip-roaring good time in the dead of winter, the Snowmobile Drag Races at Skyport Lodge is the place to be! Sanctioned by the Cook County Snowmobile Club, the races pit sleds in a head-to-head competition on the quarter-mile track. Skyport Lodge is the gracious host with the race track located in their backyard atop the frozen Devil Track Lake.

Even in the sub-zero temperatures, the Sledheads of the North come in droves to the Snowmobile Drag Races on Devil Track Lake in January.  The cold scares away the weak and the rest of us suit-up for this Cook County tradition. Actually, if you’re dressed properly, it’s not too bad!

 

Snowmobile Drag Races on Devil Track Lake

Snowmobile Drag Races on Devil Track Lake

Skyport Lodge is the Host

The races take place on a groomed quarter-mile track on Devil Track Lake, right outside of Skyport Lodge. Because of the proximity of the lodge, it’ really the perfect location for this cold-weather event. Skyport has a bonfire where groups gather to warm up. And the Raven Rock Grill was serves hot food and cool drink specials all day. They also open the Community Room with a bar for a larger less-crowded place to warm up and gather.

Bonfire at Skyport Lodge

Bonfire at Skyport Lodge

Snowmobile Drag Races

Snowmobile Drag Races

Raven Rock Grill

Raven Rock Grill

Sleds at Skyport Lodge

Sleds at Skyport Lodge

There’s nothing like the anticipation of watching the light countdown to green and seeing the sleds take off in front of a spray of snow! The speed and the noise of the machines flying down the track are absolutely thrilling. And you can get pretty close – the spectator area is just off to the side of the starting line.

Drag Races starting line

Drag Races starting line

Sledheads Come in Droves

Throughout the day snowmobiles arrive from points all around Devil Track Lake and beyond. Locals come on snowmobile from their homes, visitors come from their cabins and from as far away at Two Harbors and Isabella. Skyport Lodge is easy access to and from the North Shore State Snowmobile Trail making it a super convenient location. Of course, a few lucky ones stay right at Skyport Lodge. They have lodge rooms and 3-bedroom vacation homes that get booked pretty quick for this anticipated event.

Sledheads come in Droves!

Sledheads come in Droves!

Snowmobiles parked at Skyport Lodge

Snowmobiles parked at Skyport Lodge

After the races, trophies are presented to the winners at the after-party. RedBull is on hand with specialty drinks and prizes. The party continues with live through the evening.  

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