September 3, 2014

Frozen temps couple with hot racing at Battle on the Bay

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Spectators line the track at the Battle on the Bay Feb. 10.
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Gavin, 4, and Cole Schmidt, 8, of Kawkawlin play on the ice and snow.
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Two racers are neck and neck at the midway point of the Battle on the Bay’s light racer elimination round.
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Food was sold during the Battle on the Bay to raise money for local little leaguers.
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Jennifer and John Yealey of Standish keep warm at the Battle on the Bay.
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Racers prepare to get underway at the starting line during the Battle on the Bay.
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Crews get their snowmobiles up to the starting line, keeping the engines as cool as possible in the process.
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Hoyt Smith, 8, and Art Smith of Colon enjoy an afternoon out at the Battle on the Bay.
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A lot of horsepower is behind the snowmobiles, as they roar down the track at the Battle on the Bay.
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Racers take off on the flag, due to a malfunction with the light system, and begin heading down the track to the finish line.
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STANDISH TWP. — Racers from across the U.S. and Canada gathered at White’s Beach in Standish Township for the Battle on the Bay snowmobile race Feb. 9-10, with thousands of dollars in prize money. The weather cooperated, with plenty of ice and snow with clear visibility.

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