Sandy Creek, N.Y. – East Coast Sno-Cross, a snowmobile racing organization brought it’s series to the Oswego County Fairgrounds over the weekend.
Sandy Creek is the sixth stop in the circuit, after events around New York State, as well as Maine, and New Hampshire. More than one-thousand fans, and three-hundred racers attended the event.
Jesse Kirchmeyer is in his second season in the ECS Pro Circuit. At only 19 years old, his young age doesn’t keep him from competing.
“You’re coming in with the least amount of test or prep than anyone else and you’re trying to do better than anyone else. So, I have to say a lot of it is mental; being able to shut all that out, try to focus on you and what you can do at that race and just plug away,” said Kirchmeyer.
Men, women, and children are all welcome to race, ranging from as young as 4 and as old as 50. Cecile Brinage is 10 years old, from New Hampshire, and has been racing since she was 4. Cecile travels the east coast to race, and said what keeps her coming back every weekend.
“The competition, i love racing against all my friends. it’s really fun,” said Cecile.
For many of the racers, it’s more than just competition, they become family.
“You get done with your first races, you don’t really know really know anyone there, so you’re staying to yourself, but they don’t really let that happen,” said Kirchmeyer, referring to his fellow racers.
“I have a lot of friends, they support me. With my sled, if something’s wrong they’ll come over and help,” said Brinage.
The series moves to Franklin County fairgrounds in Malone, New York March 9th and 10th, where East Coast Sno-Cross will look to put on another successful event.