Snowmobile Snowfest planned for Reed City area

REED CITY — As snow finally fell covering the area, at least one group of people in Reed City looked outside with huge smiles cracking their faces.

It the snow sticks around awhile, and if even a little bit more falls before the weekend of Feb. 11, organizers of Reed City’s first Crossroads Snowmobile Snowfest will be very, very happy.

A lot has gone into the planning for this inaugural event.

Now, everything depends on snow.

The Snowmobile Snowfest will be held one mile north of Reed City at the Nartron Air Field along old U.S. 131.

There’s a lot planned, and organizers hope for a fine showing that will go a long way toward creating a return event that may become a signature “happening” on the Reed City winter calendar.

“We are looking forward to a great time,” noted co-organizer Chuck Davis.

Working with Mike Saez, the two have set up a schedule of events with a little something for just about everybody.

The highlight of the day will be snowmobile drag races. Racing begins at 11 a.m.

There will be a 650-foot radar run, a youth radar run, “grudge match” racing and much more. Also planned is a snowmobile orientated swap meet, a vintage snowmobile show, a ton of concessions, and lots of snowmobile fun.

“We are very excited,” reported Davis.

“We are very, very happy the airstrip owner, Norman Rautiola, agreed to have this ‘happening’ take place at his facility. Norm has been a great help and a wonderful supporter.

“If we have the snow, we are expecting a very large turnout.

“There is a lot planned for a very active day.

“Mostly, we are simply looking forward to a good, fun day.

“It’s winter in Michigan. We need to get out and have a good time.”

If there isn’t enough snow on Feb. 11, there is a alternative date set for Feb. 25.

Everything is all set and ready to go.

“Now we just wait to see how Mother Nature treats us,” said Davis with a smile.

Anyone having any questions can contact the Crossroads Snowmobile Snowfest organizers at (231) 832-5622.

There also is a website with information regarding the event at www.