The Minden fairgrounds was the place to be Feb. 5-6 as Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs Ontario Region ice racing returned to the frozen oval. The Minden Kinsmen Club had the track in perfect condition for two days of racing. Fans lined the snowbanks.

Ice racing director, Brad Elkins said, “the racers are extremely happy to be back at the fairgrounds ice racing. It’s a fun and exciting activity that helps break up the long winter months. There was a good turn out of competitors throughout all 12 classes of rubber to ice and street stud cars. It was encouraging to see a large number of rookies willing to give ice racing a try. It was good to see our local fans returning to watch.”

He thanked The Minden Kinsman Club, The Township of Minden Hills, the staff in the food booth and all the Peterborough Motor Sports Club volunteers that help make the event happen.

Each weekend is run by a different member club of the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs Ontario Region.

PMSC hosted the Feb 5-6 weekend and will also host the CASC CO-OP Feb 12-13. The British Automobile Racing Club takes its turn Feb 19-20; the Twin Lakes Motor Club Feb 26-27 and the Toronto Auto Club Mar 5-6.

“We continue to run for the next four weekends subject to suitable weather conditions. Hoping our friendly groundhog was right,” he said about a projected later start to spring.