The Radar Run
The Platteville Driftbusters Radar Run started in 2010 and has grown to become one of Wisconsin's premier radar runs. Taking place at THE BARn, the club uses this as a fundraiser to help improve our trails, but also as a great way to get together and have fun. Taking place on the last Saturday every January, the radar run is an annual event to look forward to. In 2017, the radar run will take place January 28th.
The track for our radar run was just cut out of the clay and dirt in the summer of 2012. It runs for 1/8 of a mile with an unlimited shutdown. It is wide enough for two side by side racers as well as two speed tracks alongside them.
Snowmobilers start with their backs to the world's largest M and race towards Platteville. People enjoy standing alongside the fence and cheer on the participants to see who has the fastest sled, and who gets bragging rights for the next year.
The Platteville Driftbusters always want to encourage the youth to get involved in club events, and that definately happens at the radar run. There were many kids on their mini snowmobiles, some more powerful than others, which made it down the track. We encourage any age to come and have fun safely at our annual radar run!
The Water Pit
At our radar run, we are always trying to bring something new to the table. In the last couple years, our open water crossing has been very popular. We now have a permanent water fixture that is perfect for running across. Whether you end up in the drink or safely on the other side, the water crossing is a blast. Don't worry though, if you do end up in the water, we have a piece of equipment that can pluck you out and return you to dry land!