National Ice Drag Races in Medway

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MEDWAY - Temperatures in the teens didn't stop hundreds of people from making their way to the annual snowmobile ice drag races. And as our Kristin Hosfelt reports, more than five dozen racers put the medal to the ice in this year's qualifying rounds for the Northeast Winter Nationals.

 

The only thing hitting triple digits in Medway today, was the speedometer.

 

"It's intense, the G-forces, it's real fun, it's a blast."

 

Snowmobilers from as far away as Michigan come here to Medway for what is sure to be the fastest weekend in Northern Maine winter.

 

"Top speed last year was 149.4, we'll see if today we can break that record," says Ossie Stanley, president of the snowmobile club.

 

Rene Fischer is gunning for that title- move over gentleman- she's representing the ladies.

 

"I beat two boys so far on my pink sled, so I'm feeling good."

 

Some, do it for the adrenaline...others for the bragging rights. Whatever your reason, these participants say it's imperative they have a serious need for speed.

 

 

 

 
Kristin Hosfelt

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Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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