Originally Published: November 29, 2018 10:16 p.m.
World Championship ICE Racing is kicking off its “2019 Fire on ICE Evolution Tour” with a one-night-only stop at the Prescott Valley Event Center.
“(We are) bringing the best of the best,” said promoter Ken Remer.
Remer said the decision to begin this year’s tour in Prescott Valley came because they had the opportunity to do so, had never been to the area and it seemed like a good location with a lot of motor sports enthusiasts.
The competitors are all big too, including previous champions and others seeking the championship or those looking to continue their streak with another championship under their belt, such as Jake Mataya. Another racer is Tyler Allen, who has been racing since he was 3 years old and an 8-year-old named Cassie Fairfield, who is the event's youngest rider.
“We’re the only ones that bring the elite riders to the ice,” Remer said. “Every year we step it up a little bit more."
New in this year’s show, he said is motorcycle limbo right on the ice. World Championship ICE Racing is the only one to do it on the ice and it’s something to see, Remer said.
There are divisions in pro bike class, pro quad class, amateur quad class, pit bike class, X-karts, three wheelers, drift trikes and youth bike and quad.
Tickets for the Saturday, Dec. 1, show range from $20 to $29 for adults and $10 to $14 for youth and a pit pass is $5, available at www.prescottvalleyeventcenter.com. The action starts at 7:30 p.m., but from 6 to 6:30 p.m. is an early access pre-race pit party open to all ages for $5. Remer said he wants to hook the new generation in, so the pit party allows the kids to come see the racers, their bikes with the sharp studded tires and their gear, ask questions and pick a favorite. It could spark an interest in racing in the future, he said.
For more information about World Championship ICE Racing, visit www.icespeedway.com or call 262-215-8022.
The Prescott Valley Event Center is located at 3201 N. Main St.