Michigan's Premier Winter Sporting Event & Snowmobile Vacation Destination

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Looking for snowmobile excitement!  "COME ON UP"  

We've got just what the snowmobile enthusiast is looking for.  Family fun, vacation destinations and the excitement of week long events leading up to the main I-500 racing event hosted at Michigan's oldest city, Sault Sainte Marie.   We have it all at the I-500 - fun for the family, kids, sled-heads and racing fans!  The I-500 main event is always held on the first Saturday of every February each year.  Join thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts for professional racing excitement and fun for all.

Known as the GRAND DADDY of snowmobile endurance racing, the I-500 is the worlds longest, fastest, toughest and most exciting oval racing event, 500 grueling miles of action-packed excitement held on the only mile-oval snowmobile track in North America.  All the excitement of the SOO I-500 starts a week prior to the main event as the I-500 hosts time trails, mid-week racing events and fun activities planned throughout the city all week long.   The SOO I-500 is a snowmobile experience that brings memories that last a life-time!

The I-500 racetrack will field up to 40 racing teams for the main event. Professional race drivers, teams, sponsors and fans converge on the city for the greatest oval snowmobile endurance race in the world.  Record speeds abound at the I-500 with all the thrills spectators seek.  Professional athletes ride the monster mile in hopes of winning this prestigious race as they attempt to add their names to the history books in the world of professional endurance snowmobile racing.

The race is great, the PARTY is better!  

Titled "Michigan's Premier Winter Sporting Event," the I-500 offers visitors, race fans and families a host of entertainment. Join the thousands who attend and enjoy our heated hospitality venue offering endless types of food and beverages for all ages.  We also host a heated vendor arena where snowmobile enthusiasts can purchase many snowmobile related items and accessories at reasonable prices.  During mid-week the I-500 venue offers live music and a beer tent for those seeking the party atmosphere. This action starts mid-week and is available throughout all of race day.

Snowmobile enthusiasts can follow the history and evolution of snowmobile trends as the I-500 is proud to host a vintage snowmobile program.  I-500 visitors can view vintage sleds and vote for their favorite vintage ride. 

The I-500 offers excitement for the individual sled-head or family snowmobile enthusiasts.  It's a Snowmobile Vacation Destination known to many as the place where I-75 ends and snowmobiling begins. Join the thousands who attend the I-500 each year.  Be a part of snowmobile racing history!  "COME ON UP" and experience the SOO International 500 snowmobile race, where visiting one race leads to visiting another!

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