Ice Racing at Georgetown Lake
Ice Racing takes place on the Georgetown Lake for approximately 6 weekends through January and February followed by an awards banquet after the season. All 4WD or AWD vehicles are welcome to participate, all you need is a, a valid Driver’s License and a small registration fee.
There are classes for all levels of drivers. Ice racing is fun, safe and a great way to enjoy your 4×4 during the winter months. If you’d rather watch, remember that spectators are always free! Our racing is unique and our one-of-a-kind style shouldn’t be missed. Please check our calendar for upcoming race information or visit www.OurGangIceRacing.com to join the club!
Georgetown Lake Ice Racing Rules
- 4 Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive vehicles only. No quads, motorcycles, UTVs, etc…
- Seatbelts must be worn at all times by drivers and passengers. If you have Studded tires, helmets must be worn at all times.
- Respect others. Only take one lap at a time, do not cut in front of others in staging line and stay off the studded tire track if you don’t have studs.
- Idle speed only off track. No donuts, no sliding, no drifting. Anyone speeding in the pits, parking lots or between tracks will be kicked out immediately.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Do not leave the marked race area for your safety. Do not drive across tracks, across the path of a finish line or the outside of a corner.
- Please respect our tracks and equipment. Drive the tracks as they are laid out. Replace any cones you knocked over during your lap, after you cross the finish line. If a cone is badly damaged, please put the pieces in the bag in the center and get a new cone out and replace it.
- If you cannot control your driving, if you are endangering others or we feel you are unnecessarily damaging our track equipment, you will be kicked out without a refund.
Is it Safe?
If we’re racing, the ice is safe. We always check the ice depth and quality in 4 different areas before we let anyone enter the lake. The ice in Georgetown averages 12 to 22 inches throughout the two months we race. We need to have 12 inches to hold a race, 18 inches before we allow trucks and trailers onto the ice and 20+ inches before we allow large RVs out. We ask that everyone park 20 feet apart to maintain even weight distribution in the pit area. Even individual vehicles need to park with space around them. Don’t park all in the same area like a parking lot or cluster around the trucks, trailers or RVs that are in the pits. Please stay in our area of the lake, which is marked at the boundary. We will try to mark old bolt tracks, ice fishing holes and other areas of ice that are healing, so you can drive around them.
Georgetown Lake Ice Racing Classes
Bare Rubber refers to the type of tires that are run in the Sunday Bare Rubber classes. These tires must not have any traction modifiers in them. Just the bare rubber on the ice. Street division drivers run the tires they drive to the events on, typically all seasons or other daily driving tire compounds. Pro Street and Competition are allowed to run tires that are designed for ice driving or tires that have a very soft rubber compound. You can check the rule book for more specifications on these classes.
Studs refers to the type of tires we run in races for all 3 divisions on Saturdays. Street Studs are street legal studded tires that the competitor drives to the event on. Pro Street studs are 17mm and most tires are handmade or factory made and designed for ice racing. Competition studs are 20mm and all of the tires are handmade. The traction from the studs adds more speed than the bare rubber classes. You can check the rule book for more specifications for these classes.
Cheaters refers to the type of tires we run on Saturdays in the Competition division only. These tires are also referred to as “bolts”. These tires have 1 1/2″ bolts protruding from the tread that have been sharpened to a point. These classes have a lot of traction and speed. You can check the rule book for more specifications about these classes.