The Word On Ice Racing

Learn What it Takes to Ice Race

Nervous About Ice Racing?

Ice racing is unique and a one-of-a-kind sport not to be missed! . But for some, it can be nerve wracking. Don’t worry, safety comes first.

Ice depth and quality in 4 different areas is always checked before anyone is permitted to enter the lake.  The ice in Georgetown averages 12 to 22 inches throughout the two months racing season.

There must be 12 inches to hold a race, 18 inches before trucks and trailers are allowed onto the ice and 20+ inches before large RVs are allowed on the ice.  Everyone is asked to park 20 feet apart to maintain even weight distribution in the pit area.

Ice Racing Details

Bare Rubber Classes
Bare Rubber refers to the type of tires that are run in the Bare Rubber classes.  These tires must not have any traction modifiers in them.  Just the bare rubber on the ice.  Street division drivers run the tires they drive to the events on, typically all seasons or other daily driving tire compounds.  Pro Street and Competition are allowed to run tires that are designed for ice driving or tires that have a very soft rubber compound.  You can check the rule book for more specifications on these classes.

Studs Classes
Studs refers to the type of tires we run in races for all 3 divisions on Saturdays.  Street Studs are street legal studded tires that the competitor drives to the event on.  Pro Street studs are 17mm and most tires are handmade or factory made and designed for ice racing.  Competition studs are 20mm and all of the tires are handmade.  The traction from the studs adds more speed than the bare rubber classes.  You can check the rule book for more specifications for these classes.

Cheaters Classes
Cheaters refers to the type of tires we run on Saturdays in the Competition division only.  These tires are also referred to as “bolts”.  These tires have 1 1/2″ bolts protruding from the tread that have been sharpened to a point.  These classes have a lot of traction and speed.  You can check the rule book for more specifications about these classes.

Georgetown Lake Ice Racing Rules

  • 4-Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive vehicles only.  No quads, motorcycles, UTVs, etc.
    Seatbelts must be worn at all times by drivers and passengers.  If you have studded tires, helmets must also be worn at all times.
  • Respect others. Only take one lap at a time, do not cut in front of others in the staging line, and stay off the studded tire track if you don’t have studs.
  • Idle speed only off track.  No donuts, sliding, or drifting.  Anyone speeding in the pits, parking lots or between tracks will be kicked out immediately.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.  Do not leave the marked race area for your safety.  Do not drive across tracks, across the path of a finish line or the outside of a corner.
  • Please respect our tracks and equipment.  Drive the tracks as they are laid out.  Replace any cones you knocked over during your lap, after you cross the finish line.
  • If you cannot control your driving, if you are endangering others or we feel you are unnecessarily damaging our track equipment, you will be kicked out without a refund.

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