Snow­mo­bile oval rac­ing coming back to Cochrane

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - NEWS - Deb­o­rah Morin

COCHRANE — The town is bring­ing back a win­ter event that hasn’t oc­curred on Lake Com­mando since the 1970s.

On the week­end of Jan 26 and 27, Cochrane will be in­cluded in the On­tario Snow­mo­bile Oval Rac­ers’ cir­cuit.

It will bring rac­ers, OSOR rep­re­sen­ta­tives and fans to the com­mu­nity for two days of high speed rac­ing on an oval track near the Pavil­ion.

The sanc­tioned race is be­ing held in con­junc­tion with the Town of Cochrane and the OSOR Club.

Lo­cal co­or­di­na­tor Dan Gi­rard, has been the li­ai­son be­tween the two agen­cies. He has been work­ing on get­ting spon­sor­ship for a prize purse that is at $8000, one of the largest on the cir­cuit this year.

Each leg of the cir­cuit will have a cham­pi­onship race. The OSOR has des­ig­nated the Cochrane Po­lar Bear Cup Race as the On­tario Vin­tage Stock Cham­pi­onship.

Rac­ers can fol­low the cir­cuit to in­crease their chances of win­ning var­i­ous ti­tles and prizes.

The races will be held in heats with mul­ti­ple ma­chines and win­ners will be named in all cat­e­gories.

Most of the reg­is­tra­tion will be done through the OSOR.ca web­site prior to rac­ing. In­ter­ested rid­ers are en­cour­aged to go to that site for more in­for­ma­tion.

The OSOR pro­vides many of the vol­un­teers but Gi­rard said there still will be the need for vol­un­teers. Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing out ei­ther through spon­sor­ship or time can con­tact Gi­rard at 705-262-6816.

Check out the OSOR.ca web­site for more de­tails on the cir­cuit and visit Face­book/Cochrane Clas­sic Vin­tage Rid­ers Club & Mu­seum for up to date no­tices on spon­sor­ship and race de­tails.

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This photo was taken on race day at an On­tario Snow­mo­bile Oval Rac­ers event in Eganville, Ont., back in Fe­bru­ary of this year. The OSOR is bring a rac­ing event to Cochrane in Jan­uary

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