What a difference a year makes … Last year, snowmobile enthusiasts were all geared up to resurrect a lapsed tradition, a racing event in the Seneca area. As the big dates neared, repeated predictions of snow came and went, with little effect. Finally, the drought prevailed and the snowmobile races had to be canceled.

Fast forward 12 months. While this is nowhere near a record snow year, the ground is covered with enough of the white stuff to make the races a definite go. That means, local residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the noise, fanfare and excitement of snowmobile racing at the Seneca Winter Classic this weekend.

Snowmobilers, unfazed by last year’s climate blip, are hoping the 2013 event will be a successful restart and an annual event in Grant County. They know snowmobiling is an activity uniquely suited to the winters and terrain of Grant County, one that’s enjoyed by many residents. The races are a great way to capitalize on that and develop the potential for snowmobile tourism. Kudos to the organizers for hanging in there and putting this event back on our calendar.

Now county residents can do three things to help make this a success: do a snow dance, spread the word, and turn out to cheer on the racers at the Seneca Winter Classic this Saturday and Sunday. – SC

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