Kids snowmobile oval racing returns to Fall Lake on January 5

The Ely area will host youth snowmobile oval ice racing for the fifth year.
The KCPRO East ice racing circuit returns to Fall Lake, in front of the Longbranch in Winton.
The awards banquet following the race will be held at the Grand Ely Lodge.
Races are for kids ages four to 14 and there is a demo machine for youth who would like to try it out.
Race divisions include Kitty Cats, 120s, 206s, champ sleds and 340s.
The event is free for spectators with 11 different classes of races starting at 10 a.m.
This year there will again be at least one Ely connection with Brant Gruba, age 10, who’s in his sixth year of racing.
Brant is the son of Adam and Shawntel Gruba and the grandson of Rod and Sheila Gruba of Ely.
The event is part of a circuit of races that this season will be held in Ely, Duluth, Chisholm, Virginia, Cloquet, Britt and Rice Lake, WI.
There is no charge to watch the racing which will be held in the bay front of the Longbranch.
Registrations begin at 8 a.m. with hot laps at 9 a.m. and racing action set to begin at 10 a.m.
KCPRO East is a non- profit organization established in 1991. For more information check out