International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club Activities
Annual Trail Clearing is set for Saturday, December 8th. Meet at Rainy Lake One Stop at 9am.
SAVE THE DATE: Annual Hotdog Roast at the corner of the Hagerman and Arrowhead Trail - February 2, 2019 from 11am-2pm 11th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer - February 16, 2019
MEETING DATES: We meet monthly at Almost Lindy's banquet room 7:00 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of each month Monthly Meeting - December 18, 2018 Monthly Meeting - January 15, 2019 Monthly Meeting - February 19, 2019
Note: dates and times may be subject to change
If you would like to help or need more information about an activity please contact a board member. If you have your own idea for an activity and are willing to plan it, we would love to hear from you!
RECORDS ANNIHILATED AT 10th ANNUAL FALLS INTERNATIONAL SPEED RUN on Saturday, February 17th, 2018
International Falls MN Saturday’s 10th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer was one for the record books. Local racer Lane Jackson obliterated the Event’s all-time Open Class speed record of 107 mph with a run of 129 mph aboard his Arctic Cat mount. That 129 mph pass was matched later by Tom Deer’s Arctic Cat of Elko MN for second in class. Tyce Jackson took third place honors with an amazing 127 mph blast down the 1,000-foot track at Thunderbird Lodge giving Arctic Cat a clean sweep of the record breaking Open Class podium finishers. Twenty-two of the Open Class 33 passes broke the year old 107 mph record. Speed records continued to fall throughout the day in the remaining classes as well: Class MPH First Last City State Brand OPEN 129 Lane Jackson I Falls MN ArcticCat 129 Tom Deer Elko MN ArcticCat 127 Tyce Jackson I Falls MN ArcticCat
1000cc 111 Tom Deer Elko MN ArcticCat 111 Eric Solum Somerset WI Yamaha 111 Brad Trampe Stillwater Mn Yamaha 111 Jake Hinnerlang Melrose MN ArcticCat
700cc 92 Adam Larson I Falls MN ArcticCat 90 Joe Maccitelli Ravemont MN ArcticCat 89 Mark Lofgren Fargo ND ArcticCat
600cc 93 Jon Yellowesa Ft Francis ON Skidoo
91 Billy Hell I Falls MN ArcticCat 91 Lyndon Brown FtFrances ON Yamaha Not to be outdone by mere speed records however, the charity event blew through other milestones as well, including number of snowmobiles registered at 98 vs. the previous record of 85 at last year’s race. Racers flocked to Rainy Lake from a record 36 cities representing Minnesota, North Dakota, Ontario, Wisconsin and… Oklahoma!
International Voyageur Snowmobile Club (IVSC) volunteers raised $1,338 at the event from racer fees and free-will donations. All proceeds are forwarded to the Community Cancer Walk non-profit organization benefiting local cancer treatment patients. IVSC member volunteers also contributed countless hours of track prep, tear down, registration and officiating duties.
Next years’ event is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 in conjunction with President’s Day weekend. Any bets on 130 mph next year from the Open Class clan?
Save the Date for 2019's 11th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer
The 11th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer in International Falls, MN is presented by the International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club and Thunderbird Lodge. The 2019 event is the club's annual fundraiser benefiting local cancer patients and is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Thunderbird Lodge on Rainy Lake.Registration begins at 11:30am, with racing from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. Registration fees are $10.00 for three runs with no limit on the number of runs a rider may complete. Competition classes are 600cc and under, 700cc, 800cc, 1000cc and Open.
The 2018 Falls International Speed Run will again feature two groomed 1000' lanes to allow for 'side-by-side' competition racing in addition to traditional speed (radar) runs by single riders. Youth participation is encouraged with parental consent and attendance. The International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club grooms over 130 miles of world-class snowmobile trails in the International Falls area including several spurs into Voyageurs National Park and Minnesota's Arrowhead Trail. www.ridetheborder.com Thunderbird Lodge on beautiful Rainy Lake is a full service resort offering services including lodging, lounge, fine dining and premium gasoline. www.thunderbirdrainylake.com Please visit www.rainylake.org for further lodging and area services & attractions.
2018 Annual Hotdog Roast - Another successful year!
SNOWMOBILERS HAVE WARM HEARTS International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club hosted their annual hot dog roast in February at the Hagerman Shelter. Steve Thomopoulos who coordinates the roast for IVSC is shown turning over a check to Karina McLellan of the Falls Hunger Coalition. This annual event has generated a donation to the food shelf each year, with the club matching funds collected. This years totaled $650.00. Thanks to all Snowmobilers who attend and help others!
International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club P.O. Box 1089 International Falls, MN 56649