This weekend: Snowmobile drag races

Above: Image via the Delaware Valley Ridge Riders Facebook page. 

Snowmobiles are usually found high on snowy ridges, running single file on a huge network of groomed trails around the Catskills.

But this Saturday in Downsville, the motorized sleds get to make like hot rods. Riders in the Delaware Valley Ridge Riders' annual Snowmobile Drag Races will vie for cash prizes as they zoom side-by-side across a big snowy field, which has been carefully groomed to make for optimal racing conditions. 

The races are divided into classes, ranging from a kids' obstacle course to the open "anything goes" class. There will be hot food and merriment. 

Snowmobile Drag Races, Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downsville Fireman's Field, Downsville. Hosted by the Delaware Valley Ridge Riders. 

Correction: It's the Delaware Valley Ridge Riders, not the Delaware County Ridge Riders. This post has been corrected.