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2014 I-500 Winner

#74 Bunke Racing - Gabe Bunke and Aaron Christensen

Join us February 2, 2013

The Awards Ceremony & Breakfast
Kewadin Casino - Dream Makers Theater
10:00 am - A breakfast buffet is available.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.


Eichenberg Racing — Family secures legacy with 2014 pole

The Eichenbergs - Kirk, Roy and Kris - celebrate their triumphant run in Tuesday's qualifying after securing the pole position for the 46th running of the International 500 Snowmobile Race on Saturday. With Kris at the helm, the Eichenberg Racing Yamaha was the onlymachine to complete a lap in under 41 seconds. Continue reading...

Detroit Tigers Bestow Honor to the 2014 I-500 Winner

The winner of the 2014 SOO I-500 race will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers game on Saturday, April 5th 2014. View entire Press Release.

Media Personnel

The I-500 Media Contact is Ric Federau; he can be contacted at (989) 808-5266 prior to the race to schedule interviews during race week. 

During Race Week

Media personnel visiting the I-500 event for coverage and interviews must register at the I-500 venue office immediately upon arrival.  The I-500 Office is located next to the vendors arena overlooking Turn 1.  Once registered and required paperwork is signed, a "media vest" will be issued for recognition purposes; the vest must be returned to the office prior to leaving the I-500 venue.  Upon completion of media registration, media personnel will be directed to Ric Federau for coverage information, interviews and escorted access to various areas of the venue.

Again, you may secure scheduled interviews by contacting Ric Federau prior to race week. During race week, you will be required to register and then meet with Ric prior to initiating any coverage or conducting any interviews.

Your cooperation regarding media coverage is appreciated.  

Ric Federeau
(989) 808-5266

I-500 Buttons on Sale!

Great News for I-500 race fans. Button sales have commenced and we're anticipating record sales for the upcoming 2014 I-500 event. Button sales for the I-500 race can be purchased in advance of the event itself. Residents of the immediate Soo communities (U.S. & Canada), Eastern U.P. region and visitors to the area can now purchase the I-500 event buttons in advance within the immediate Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan community.

I-500 Event Button cost is $20 (USD)

The following locations offer button sales for the 2014 running of the I-500 Snowmobile endurance race.

Local Accomodations

Need assistance with local accommodations? Contact the Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau at

Phone 800-647-2858 or (906) 632-3366, or
Web Site

Trail Conditions

Sault Ste. Marie City Trail Rules (IMPORTANT)

Video and Photo Gallery

Memories that last a lifetime, captured in photos and videos.

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Latest Information



Camping Rules & Regulations (pdf)


Information and
reservations at the
SOO I-500 venue during
race week 2014:
Bill Atkins at (906) 635-0333


A race that was conceived by the viewing of a 1968 Camaro in an auto dealer’s window.

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Vision of Tomorrow - History in the Making 

The ground work has been laid. 46 consecutive years in the making and it's time for a positive change.  A change that is no less meaningful in its purpose then what transpires at all major professional sports venues.  Change that takes the purpose of the event to a higher level within a modern day environment. We look at the journey for which the I-500 is known to have taken entering into the NEW atmosphere for a better tomorrow.

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