Snowmobile Speedway

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  1. polymoog

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    The first event in this years "Burkacup", a series of competitions for snowmobiles from 1985 or earlier, was held today in Lycksele (northern Sweden), and for once the weather was on our side ;-) The aim is to be first over the line after 3 laps of the course, which is a horse racing track in the summer.

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    Any comments appreciated, one thing that annoys me is that my images always come out softer and darker once saved as jpegs, anyone else experience that?
     
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    I am really liken the third to last. Dam them are some old sleds
     
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    Some nice shots there, i must be fun racing
     
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    Thanks, yes they had a great time, even though it was a bit cold, -9C in the morning. Not too many people crashed either ...
     
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    Nice shots!!

    Brings back memories for me, especially the old yamahas!!
     
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    Thanks, did you used to compete with snowmobiles?
     
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    I hope a Yamaha won, one of my motorbikes in a Yam:D
     
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    Out of the 8 categories, Yahamas won 3 [​IMG]
     
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    Second the motion love those yamahas. Just blew up my srx700 so I guess I will need to dig deep if I want to repair it.
     
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    Wow, those first two pics are of some tanks!! Were those fast at all? They look more like work sleds than racing sleds..

    Man, some of you people live in some really fun places...
     
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    All the orange snowmobiles (incl those in the first 2 pics) are made by Ockelbo, (named after a town in Sweden) who used to make sleds from the 60s to 80s, they are more workmanlike than sporty to put it mildly ;)

    But there is a category called Modified where you can trim the engine, chassis etc exactly how you want, and then you can get some quite interesting results :)

    So some of them are very fast, and others you almost have to pull along with you ;)
     

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