NEARLY 200 SCORPIONS IN ATTENDANCE!
Scorpion Homecoming 2014 sported one of its better turnouts in recent years, as hundreds of Scorpion enthusiasts enjoyed the improved weather and occasional sunshine to soak-in this tenth-annual event. Nearly 200 Scorpions lined the display rows, including a surprisingly large showing of this year’s feature sled, the 1965 Scorpion. Additional highlights included: the forty-sled trail-ride; the Minnesota Bound film crew spending the entire day at the event; the presence of Crosby-Ironton Royalty who added class and beauty, and Dick Harrison who for the first time in 50 years demonstrated an air-powered Trail-A-Sled on frozen Serpent Lake. It truly was a day to remember.
Additional shout-out goes to the kitchen crew, Tim Leonard (parking lot prep), Holmvig Excavating (display rows), Aitkin Rental Center - Craig Pearson (support /warming tent), the Sno Serpents (event grooming), and of course the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Final thanks to all the volunteers who make this and the adjacent Ice Fishing Contest such a successful event.
Images and video will be posted to the Scorpion Snowmobiles Facebook Page in the coming days:
As always, numerous awards were presented at the 3:00 PM program, with expert judging provided by the Antique Snowmobile Society: Steve Pierce, Dave Johnson, Tim Quast and Todd Hicke.
This year’s Scorpion Traveler award went to Tom Anderson, who came all the way from Alaska to attend the event!
Chamber’s Choice: Robb Clear, Holdingford MN, Stinger III 1971
C-I Royalty Award: Robb Clear, Holdingford MN, Stinger III 1971
Scorpion Traveler: Tom Anderson, Alaska (3600 Miles)
Scorpion Custom – Runner Up: David Ice, Isle MN, Stinger 1970
Scorpio Custom – 1st Place: Bob Reini, Britt MN, Scorpion 1967
Trail-A-Sled Era – Original - Runner Up: Charles Bachman, Brainerd MN, Mark I 1968
Trail-A-Sled Era – Original - 1st Place: Scott Tolve, Elk River MN, Mark III 1970
Trail-A-Sled Era – Restored - Runner Up: Chuba Brothers, Maple Plain MN, ‘Lil’ Stinger 1970
Trail-A-Sled Era – Restored - 1st Place: David McCorison, Sturgeon Lake MN, Wide Track 1967
Scorpion Era – Original – Runner Up: Bridgeway Studio, Breezy Point MN, Lil Whip 1975
Scorpion Era – Original – 1st Place: John Hulett, Mahtowa MN, Sting 1980
Scorpion Era – Restored – Runner Up: Chad Meyer, Dorchester IA, Massey Cyclone 1976
Scorpion Era – Restored – 1st Place: Neil Thesing, Oakdale MN, Sidewinder 1981
Feature Sled – 1965 Scorpion – Runner Up: Duane Kraemer, Aitkin MN, 4-Stroke
Feature Sled – 1965 Scorpion – Runner Up: Mark Schraut, Royalty MN, Trail-A-Sled
Feature Sled – 1965 – 1st Place: Iron Hub Bog Busters, Iron Hub MN, Orange Scorpion