Caribou, ME — The Northern Skiers Club of Caribou Maine is playing host to the USSA Spring Series Classic Team Sprint this coming Tuesday 3/20, which will also act as the National Championship for this exciting event.
To sweeten the pot for the athletes and make it more exciting for the fans, Soderberg Construction, SW Collins Company, and Cary Medical Center have raised another $900 to go specifically to cash prems for the middle laps 3 & 4. For both men’s and women’s final heats there will be cash prems for 1st, 2nd 3rd place in the amounts of $100, 75 and 50 for both laps 3 and 4, so each teammate will have a chance to dash for the cash before the race is even over.
This action-packed Team Sprint, which follows the same format as the team sprint relay at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, is one of five races featured in The Aroostook Medical Center International Spring Series events March 19-26 at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle.
This National Championship Team Sprint event will be held from 6-8pm under the lights, with music playing and live play-by-play commentary by Olympic Biathlon commentator Chad Salmela.
Spectators at the Caribou Ski Center will enjoy impressive vantage points over most of the 1.2 kilometer course. Immediately following the race there will be a party for athletes and coaches at the Caribou Sports Inn to be sponsored by Carl Soderberg of Soderberg Construction.