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China's first snowmobile raceway opens in "City of Ice"

12-02-2010 21:54 BJT

HARBIN, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's first snowmobile raceway opened Thursday in northeast China's Harbin City, also known as "City of Ice."

The raceway in Heilongjiang Province covers an area of 200,000 square meters and has an ice-and-snow track for SUV, car and motorcycle races.

It can also be a rally car circuit over the frozen lake, Li Yuanlong, secretary general of the Heilongjiang Provincial Motor Sports Association (HPMSA), said at the opening ceremony.

The track is six kilometers long and sunk into the ground to reduce noise and to allow spectators to enjoy the races from an elevated position.

"Both professionals and amateurs can have fun here," Li said.

Co-established by the HPMSA and a local tourism company, Modern Group, the raceway is located in Harbin's Ice and Snow World, which is on the western side of Sun Island, a famous tourist

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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