Mega Meltdown snowmobile race comes to Caribou Saturday

Snowmobile racing is not done yet. The Tame the Track Tour will be staging their tenth and final vintage snowmobile race Saturday March 17th at the Northern Brewers race track. The race will utilize a grand prix type track which will be about 1/2 mile in length. Over $2800 in cash and contingency prizes will be awarded to the racers.

Race chairman, Jim Leighton, Limestone, said, “We have been at some races down state and here (in northern Maine). Some (racers) are coming, no numbers to report yet.”

“There are several tight points battles, heading into last points race of season,” according to Tame the Track Snowmobile Racing Tour promoter Jere Humphrey. “Some of the tightest battles are as follows:

“Single Cylinder Group B 1975-85 Mike Eldridge of Ossipee, NH who has indicated he won’t be making the 6 hour trek, has a slight three-point lead over Ryan Sullivan of Auburn, which could name a new Points Champion at the Mega Meltdown.”

“The 340 Stock division has only seven total points, separating the Top 3 in the division. Justin Hartford of Wolfeboro, NH has 226 points, with Rob Doughty of Knox, Maine just 5 points back in 2nd place. Ben Eldridge won his first race of the year last weekend and has 219 total points for the final podium spot. Eldridge has committed to making the journey to Aroostook County along with Hartford, so obviously the 340 championship title will be decided Saturday afternoon.”

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