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Old Dog Snowmobile Races

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Old Dog Snowmobile Races
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TABERG, N.Y. -- You've got snow flying.

"Having fun and it's fast!" said seven year old racer, David Cosimeno.

And head to head racing.

"You bump and grind and trade paint," said Taberg resident Dan Sieniecki

Add it all up and you've got the Old Dog Snowmobile races, where the racing is as classic as the sleds racers ride on. To get onto this track, your ride needs to be at least thirty years old.

"It's nice to see old technology still around and still running today," said racer John Vaccaro.

Fans came out in numbers to catch the excitement as over fifty racers took to the snowy oval. Mother Nature also provided ideal weather conditions.

"Oh it's great. A lot of people enjoying themselves, nice day, sunny. It's nice, really, really nice," said Steve Benjamin, chairperson for the Old Dog Snowmobile races.

Amidst all the bumping and banging, racers young and old pulled out all the stops to ensure that they came out on top.

"What does it take to win one of these races? our reporter asked. Hard work," replied seven year old racer Dominick Cosimeno.

While driving ability is certainly a key factor in collecting checkered flags on the raceway, one must also be a little handy with a wrench as well.

"The pride you take in keeping them nice as well as being out here having fun doing a little rubbing, but not abusing them," said Vaccaro.

Well, not too much, because remember, these sleds are classic.

All money raised at the races went to benefit the American Legion Post in Taberg. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP