What is Ice Racing?
The International Ice Racing Association (IIRA) has a long history of conducting car racing events on plowed courses on frozen lakes. Studded racing tires are used in the fastest classes to provide the cars with a surprising amount of grip on the ice.
Currently, all the events are based in Minnesota.
Many Ways to Participate!
Multiple cars on track competing wheel-to-wheel in races lasting several laps (15-30 min)
Studded tires only
Minimum car prep includes 6 point roll cages, racing harness, working lights and wipers. See rules for complete list of requirements
Open Track, no timers, come have fun and learn to drive on the ice.
Studded or non-studded tires
Street legal cars eligible
We need help!
Volunteers are compensated, provided with lunch, and offered a ride in one of the race cars!
Duties include: registration, corner workers, starters, pit stewards, towing and recovery, and more
For volunteer info and registration, see info on our motorsportreg site here: www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/iira
Call or email us if you have additional questions
2024 EVENT UPDATE
The IIRA has put a lot of effort into attempting to host an event in the abnormally warm 2024 winter season. Unfortunately, ice conditions on lakes have not been safe enough to host a racing event. Just like other ice racing clubs even further north of us, we haven't been able to find safe ice and are canceling the 2024 season. However, we are looking forward to hosting a get together for all members and anybody else interested this spring. Stay tuned for more details on this page, our facebook pages, and our email list. We are also planning on attending various car shows and other events during the off-season to promote the 2025 events. Many of our members are open and willing to help anyone who is interested in preparing a car to get in on the ice racing fun!
Official event calendar will be on MotorsportReg for 2024. Actual dates and locations will vary depending on ice conditions.
Tentative dates are scheduled as follows:
January 20-21 Cancelled due to not enough ice
January 27-28 Cancelled due to not enough ice / warm temperatures
February 3-4 Cancelled due to not enough ice / warm temperatures
February 10-11 Cancelled due to not enough ice / warm temperatures
February 17-18 Cancelled due to not enough ice / warm temperatures
February 24-25 Cancelled due to not enough ice / warm temperatures
March 2-3 Cancelled due to not enough ice / warm temperatures