Title

Article on the sport of ice racing, in which about two dozen racers, each drivin

Authors

Joshua F. Moore

Source

Down East

Date

2-1-2004

Pages

50-53, 68

Abstract

Article on the sport of ice racing, in which about two dozen racers, each driving low-cost used cars, compete in weekly races held on frozen lakes and rivers. Dave King, 55, of Topsham, has been an ice racer since 1972, and is one of seventy members of the New Meadows Ice Racing Association. Competitions take place on the group's three courses on the New Meadows River in West Bath, South Pond in Warren, and Sabattus Pond in Sabattus. They differ little from the ice races that the New England Auto Racing Club first held in 1955. Rob Koenig, president of New Meadows, says that reliability on the ice is determined less by the amount of money a driver spends on an automobile, and more on his skill in controlling the homemade studded tires that the vehicles rely on.

Subjects

Ice racing, King, Dave, Koenig, Rob

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