Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ice races

Well this winter has been long and is still yet not over but atleast some events have been accuring in the area lately to keep the two wheeled enthusiast occupied during the white ground blues. The brand new Independence Events Center is the home of the C.H.L. Missouri Mavericks hockey team and also hosts concerts, basketball games, and other events. On January 2 and 3, fierce competition took place on the Events Center ice, but the Mavericks were not involved. Instead, high-powered motorcycles and quads contested two rounds of the Xtreme International Ice Racing series. The riders were illuminated by a spotlight as each rode his bike or quad into the darkened arena. Surprising many in the audience, several of the riders did wheelies as they were introduced. Wheelies on ice? Oh, yeah!

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