It’s hockey racing!
The World Championship Ice Racing series entered Canada recently for a round at the Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre — that’s a hockey rink!
The series’ fifth round took place at the Sarnia rink before a good crowd on Jan. 30.
Competitors were all American riders. The race was organized by International Championship Events (ICE) www.icespeedway.com which has been running the ice racing championship series for four years.
The series concludes with round seven on Feb. 27 at Chicago. Sarnia was the only Canadian stop.
The Great Jump
Such a feat would not have been possible on a stock machine, people said.
To put the question to rest, Britain’s Sunday Times attempted to repeat the jump, in which Ekins doubled for actor Steve McQueen.
How did it go? Judge for yourself.
Winging it at Deal’s Gap
There are a million motorcycle videos on YouTube, but not many featuring a rider this skilled. Well, maybe Steve McQueen, or Bud Ekins.
But maybe not. This is Deal’s Gap, after all. On a Gold Wing. One of North America’s most infamous motorcycle roads, on one of North America’s biggest motorcycles.
It’s the way things were meant to be.
Insert standard safety warning here.
Note: choking hazard. Do not watch this video while eating.