The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club (AMEC) is set to hold their biggest event of the year at the Lake George Winter Carnival this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23. These sanctioned races feature street legal and modified cars.
Registered drivers will meet at 10:30 a.m. both days for practice, followed by the races. Bitter cold temperatures earlier in the season have produced a solid foundation of ice on Lake George, but a recent warming trend has made for slushy conditions with standing water on the icy surface. Spectators should expect a wet event.
For insight into the excitement and challenges of AMEC races, view this Grid 1 video filmed last year on Lake Algonquin in Wells, N.Y.
Also scheduled for this Lake George Winter Carnival 2014 final weekend is a chicken wing cook-off in Shepard Park at noon on Saturday. For $5, sample chicken wings from area restaurants and cast a vote for your favorite.
A bonfire on the beach, with makings for s’mores, is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday followed by 6:30 p.m. fireworks over the lake.
For a full schedule of events and activities, visit the Lake George Winter Carnival website.