The votes have been tallied and all of the proposed rule changes for the 2017 ice racing season have been approved. The rule book will be updated and posted to the webpage in a few weeks. For those racers that want to purchase the newly approved Pirelli WR5 ice rally tire with molded in studs for classes SMO, SMC, MM, (rule change 1) the estimated price is $ 309 per tire. The final price may be effected by transportation costs which may be reduced if AMEC is allowed to pick up the tires in Canada instead of having to have them delivered locally. This is still undetermined but the tire order must be placed soon in order to be sure they arrive in time for the season. If you want to place an order for tires you can contact Michael Waterhouse at waterhmp@hotmail.com (he is also on the cc address line of this email so you can just hit the “reply all” button to this email). Let Michael know how many tires you want. REMEMBER there is ONLY ONE size available 135/85R15. Don’t bother asking about other sizes, there are none. AMEC will purchase the tires but you must make payment when you pick up your tires. The deadline for tire order is September 19.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY TIRE ORDER FOR THE 2017 SEASON SO PURCHASE WHAT YOU THINK YOU NEED. THERE WILL NOT BE ANOTHER ORDER UNTIL AFTER THE 2017 ICE RACE SEASON.

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Awards Banquet Set For January 7, 2017

After much deliberation following our very brief but exciting season of racing it has been decided that we will honor our racing champions at our Annual Meeting which is held traditionally on the first Saturday night of January. This will also be the traditional date for the election of officers for the up coming year. Along with some great talk about the season about to start this event should now be one of the biggest dates on your calendar as a must attend event. Trophies will be handed out to all our class champions along with more than a few good-natured jokes and even a mockery or two 🙂  (can you see a Miata being crowned as King of the Snowbanks for 2016?)

So mark down on your calendars right now that date of January 7, 2017 to help us close out this past season and to welcome in the new season of exciting A.M.E.C. Ice Racing!!!

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About AMEC

A.M.E.C. holds monthly meetings on the second

 Monday night of each month at;

Russo’s Adirondack Grill
3700 Rt. 30
Broadalbin, NY 12025

It is located at the intersection of Rt. 29 and Rt. 30 in Broadalbin, NY.  Follow Route 30 north from the intersection and it’s only a few doors up from Dunkin Donuts on the left. The meeting starts at 7:30 but come early to get a bite to eat as the food is very good!


The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club (A.M.E.C.) Celebrates its 61st. anniversary this year. We have also completed our 50th year of ice racing. A.M.E.C. Ice Racing is the safest and most inexpensive form of road racing available today. We race 6 classes of cars on approximately .75 to 1.3 mile road courses on frozen lakes in northeastern NY from mid January until early March. All regular classes run on purpose built studded ice racing tires which can be constructed according to our rules or bought fromPryme Tire . We also have the “Street Legal” classes, which use studless  winter tires. The Street Legal Unstudded [SL] class is for 2WD cars and the [SL4] class is for 4WD and AWD cars. We also have a studded tire Street Legal Class for both 2WD and 4WD/AWD using only the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 or 8 tires. Normal turnout is 60 to 80 entries. The studded classes run from mild to wild–from under 1500cc box stock cars to custom designed tube frame cars with up to 5.8 liter (358ci.) engines that are capable of running well over 100 mph. There are two stock type classes {Modified Menard and Stock Sportsman}, one for heavily modified stock type cars {Supermodified Closed Wheel}, and one class for exotic tube frame cars {Super Modified Open Wheel}. PLEASE SEE THE FULL COPY OF THE RULES. The race format for the race studded class cars, SMO, SMC, MM, is for two heat races for each class and one finale race. The heat races are about 20 minutes long and the finale from 30 to 40 minutes long. Street Legal classes run three 20 minute heat races. Normally races are held each Sunday during the season (weather and ice conditions permitting) but there may be one or more full weekend events. For more information on the Street Legal Classes click on the “Getting Started in Ice Racing”  link from the menu bar.

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