Here's how it all went down.
By the way, the hosts, Sarah and Andy, have "DodgeGeek" in their screen names because they have a bit of an addiction: old Dodges. They either fix 'em to be pretty, or run 'em lookin' as they found them. Their daily driver is not a rat rod, but it looks original, though it is now a 4x4.
Chainsaw Racing At the Fair
The county fair put up plaques for winners, and HL Supply put up OPEforum tee shirts. Everyone was happy — even in the rain for over half of the event.
The Chisago County Fair is a very rural setting. There were some small rides, some food vendors (loved the funnel cake), and surprisingly, a classic rock band (not Country). Oh, and lots of livestock. So yeah, it's a great location to put on a chainsaw racing exposition. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate as far as the audience was concerned. Contestants didn't care though. They all carried on in the rain and mud.
Andy had just finished a sturdy cant stand to hold some very heavy trees prepared for the competitions - greater thicknesses for more powerful class saws. Plenty of firewood was left afterward.
All in all we were very pleased with the turn out, and so were the Dodge Geeks. Looking forward to meeting more sawyers at future chainsaw racing events. (West KY is next in the fall.)
Parts & HelpIf you need to get your saw running fast for chainsaw racing, look up our chainsaw parts here, or get advice and tips on http://opeforum.com/forums/chainsaws.33/. Want to go to a chainsaw GTG to see some chainsaw racing? You'll find some posted here: http://opeforum.com/forums/chainsaw-gtgs.67/ and here is a bit more written about what to expect at a chainsaw GTG.
Hope to see YOU at a chainsaw GTG sometime. Cheers!
— Steve (a.k.a. @exCanuck on OPEforum.com)