Busy MTU Sledheads turn focus to Snow Show

After a busy weekend, the MTU Sledheads now turn their attention to the Snow Show.

The public will see firsthand the evolution of snowmobiles as machines from decades ago to today’s modern sleds will be on display.

The Sledheads Winter Carnival Snow Show will be on Feb. 11 at the Rozsa Center Parking Lot (MTU Lot 5). The public viewing and voting will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration to display a sled will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Registration is $10.00.

“Anybody and everybody is encouraged to register and show the pride they have in their sled. New or old, it doesn’t matter,” states Justin Kurncz, past president of MTU Sledheads. We’ll have a monetary award, based on class divisions from different eras: 60s, 70s, 80s and so on.”

The public will do the voting during the show. The Sledheads say they will have truck and trailer parking.

The Sledheads is the snowmobile club of Michigan Tech. Last weekend, club members helped with brushing one side of Whealkate Bluff for this weekend’s Vollwerth’s Meats – Pat’s Motorsports – Wildlife Refuge Cabins WINTERNATIONALS Snowmobile and Snow Bike Hillclimb.

Also last weekend, the Club members rode vintage and newer sleds to Big Bay and raised over $1,000 for local charities.

“We had 41 riders. It was a great ride, and only a few sleds were unable to make it all the way,” chuckled Kurncz. “The club which was formed in 1995 has been doing this overnight ride for years. We’re proud to continue the tradition by raising money for local charity.”

The Sledheads now turn their attention to the Winter Carnival Snow Show, according to Kurncz. If you have a question or need more information, email Kurncz at jmkurncz@mtu.edu or cjbusche@mtu.edu.

“I should say we still have our attention on classes, more than the Winter Carnival Snow Show. Plus, we still make sure we have time for our weekly Wednesday meetings and to ride our sleds,” concluding Kurncz.


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