2020 Tired Iron Update
Events to be held March 7 & 8, 2020
The 2020 Tired Iron Events are to be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, and jointly with Mat-Su Vintage Racers, and Alaska Vintage Sleds on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Get ready to experience some real “Vintage Style” snowmachine fun! Our most basic commitment to the “Tired Iron” experience is to have FUN!
True, our official mission is to: “Educate the public, document and preserve the history of snowmachining and snowmachine racing”, so what better way to achieve that goal than to encourage people to restore those old sleds and bring them out to show them off! Now, we figure if we want them to continue to do that, we better be looking for ways to make it FUN too!
With all that said, you’d better mark your calendars, because the 15th Annual Fairbanks Tired Iron organizers are determined to put a check in the box next to the “Most Fun Ever Tired Iron!” As we change, expand and add new events, we strive to increase the level of enjoyment and fun for the participants and the spectators. For 2020, you’ll see new events, new race formatting and even joint ventures with other snowmachine groups, all in an effort to make this year the “Best Ever!” On the first day, over at “Jurassic Park” (our track right next to East Fred Meyer) we’ll, once again, host the (3rd Annual) Biggest, Best and (totally) FREE Vintage Snowmachine “Show-N-Shine” the state has to offer, the “Jurassic” races, the “Battle of the Ageless” where 101-year-old Urban Rahoi will be defending his championship, the “Fun Run”, the “Classic”, the “Wet Iron” and the “Heavy Metal” race.
On day two, over at 3671 Lakeview Drive, which is the location of the Fairbanks Snowmobile Fun Lions Clubhouse, you’ll find some totally new events, brought to Fairbanks via a joint venture between the Fairbanks Tired Iron, the Fairbanks Snowmobile Fun Lions Club, AK Vintage Sleds and Mat-Su Vintage Snowmachine Racing, out of Wasilla. Events planned for Sunday are Oval Ice Racing, a Closed-Course X-Country race and Drag races. For more info on Sunday’s events, go to AK Vintage Sleds’ Facebook page by CLICKING HERE
By the end of this fun-packed snowmachine weekend, at the “Joint Awards Banquet” on Sunday evening at the Elks Club, you’ll see some very unique trophies being passed out (think of canned Spam), and some bragging rights, of course! And back, by popular demand is MONEY!! On top of a bunch of miscellaneous cool drawing prizes, we’ve set aside 2K for CASH drawing prizes, mostly for the race participants, but… There’s even five $100 CASH drawing prizes for non-racers who attend our Banquet! We really think you’re going to like what’s in store for 2020. Bottom line is… it should FUN… a good time for all.
Don’t Forget… Everyone should plan to enter at least one sled in our Vintage Sled Show-N-Shine (for all vintage sleds through 1989). Bring your spiffed up vintage sled to our vintage outdoor showroom and you’ll have a great chance at winning $ cash $ (a random draw from all participants) and other great prizes. AND, BEST OF ALL… ITS FREE TO ENTER THE SHOW-N-SHINE!
So, dig out that old sled and get her going! If you have a running vintage snowmachine, but won’t be able to ride, ask a friend to race it for you. If you can’t find a sled to drive, make sure you at least come out and cheer on your favorite geezer or bring any vintage sled to the Show-N-Shine, for your chance to win!
Visit the Rules page of this site for details like, what model years are allowed, entry information, etc. (We will be updating the website with details of the Show-N-Shine and other events on a regular basis leading up to the races.)
Watch this website and the Fairbanks Tired Iron Facebook page for updates, entry forms, and other details. And spread the word!