Focus: Fire and Ice

On February 6, 2021, the temperature was -7 degrees Fahrenheit, one of the coldest days of the year. Regardless, it was time for the second annual High Voltage AMA Grand Championship Ice Races held at Millers Bay in Oshkosh, WI. Nearly 240 registered racers accepted the half mile oval challenge not only to race, but to help raise funds for pancreatic cancer research for the "We Care Fund" at the Medical College of Wisconsin. What started out in Wilson park in downtown Milwaukee with only 70 racers and close to 2500 spectators, proved once again that ice racing was back. This was my first experience at the ice races and I loved it. Getting close to the action and watching racers like Dave Killkenny of Waukesha winning the second AMA High Voltage Hooligan class national championship was just as exciting as watching Gordon Halsey of Appleton finally win the Senior class after 15 years of racing. Other National Champion racers like Kaley Johnson, Levi Leddy, Stoppy, and Kevin Lambert Sr., just to name a few, were bringing the red hot action to the ice cold track.

Not one person complained about how cold it was, believe me it was colder than a well-digger’s ass. With the help of sponsors like ChopCult and Harley-Davidson Museum and many others, High Voltage promoter Ron Brefka hopes to raise as much money and awareness as possible for cancer research.

Keep an eye on to get involved in the next High Voltage AMA Ice Race Grand Championship in Feb 2022. Click here to watch the 2021 races and give High Voltage a follow on Instagram and Facebook for updates.


Mark / @bigmachinephoto69 / Big Machine Photography 

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