Sled Wars to return to Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds

James Wilson
Sports Editor
The Quincy Sled Wars are set to return to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on Oct. 12. The annual event was pushed back from its normal summer date due to scheduling conflicts, but is expected to be as big and bad as it is every year.

The event pits snowmobile drivers against each other in a series of drag races. There’s one difference, however: the snowmobiles drag race on the grass. Last year’s races brought around 50 competitors to the fairgrounds.

The gates open at 8 a.m. and racing begins at 9 a.m. Racing will take place throughout the day. Vendors selling snowmobile equipment, food and drinks will set up early and sell their products throughout the day.

Also on display will be the Vintage Show and Shine, a collection of old snowmobiles that snowmobile enthusiasts have restored to pristine condition. 

Registration for racing is open right up until the first race. Racers can also register at Registration is $25 per sled. On-site camping for each night costs $15 per tent and $25 per trailer. Admission for spectators is $10 per person and free for those 10 and younger.

After the races, a huge after-party will take place in the middle of the race track. Organizers will set up a 16-foot screen and premiere the newest movie by Alpine Assassins, a professional snowboarding team that includes Quincy’s Shane Kelley. Hot food and beer will be available for purchase during the after-party. 

Those interested in racing or displaying their vintage snowmobiles can contact Keith Barnett at

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