If nothing else, ice racing is a historic part of motorcycling in Michigan. For over 50 years racers have challenged arctic like conditions, to race on frozen tracks of ice all over the state to test their specially prepared tires and skills. This history has made Michigan the epicenter of ice racing in North America. The ice racing division offers a few styles to choose from in studded and non-studded classes. Due to the extreme traction, Studded Ice Racing offers spectators the highest speeds in all of motorcycle / ATV racing. Our racers come from all disciplines in the summer, be it MX, TT, FT, or Enduro. In other states, racers park their machines in a barn for the winter, in Michigan, we ice race every weekend in from January through February and even into March!
KoldKutter Racing manufactures the preferred stud for District 14 Ice Racing. The studs get screwed into the tire at a specific angle and placement. Every single stud has a specific place and angle to provide optimum traction while on or off the throttle.
Racers in non-studded classes run soft compound track tires over a tractionizing machine that perforates the tires to the point of creating a “carpet” like effect. This process gives the tires a higher level of traction as opposed to just using a factory rubber tire.