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Automobile Ice Racing

Automobile Ice Racing requires cars to race across a strip of frozen water. Cold weather is a necessity to host these races and they are common in Canada, the United States, and Europe. The races take place on frozen lakes and rivers with the exception of some races being held on groomed, frozen lots or ice hockey rinks.

There are many variations in rules for races. Some events require automobiles to use only all-season tires while others allow studded tires.

A popular variation is ice stock car racing, racing old beat up cars around a track. Collisions are usually minor as cars just bump one another and glide out on the icy surface. Snowbanks on the side of the track also provide a buffer.

Automobile Ice Racing has been around since the late 19th century using some of the first automobiles ever designed.

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