CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Hancock County Snowmobile Association says new ownership is in the works for the Jack Helgren Memorial Race. Members of the original organizing group have decided to retire after a 10-year run.
For a decade the race has brought snowmobile races, a vintage snowmobile show and live music to frozen Clear Lake.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the race is named after Jack Helgren, an area businessman, former snowmobile dealer and avid racer who died in 2009.
The event, historically scheduled in January, was postponed to February this year because of unseasonable temperatures and poor ice conditions. The race was held on the lake ice, and snowmobilers and spectators parked on the ice as well.