Bryan Whipple felt a surge of energy while blazing through the first 10 feet of a snowmobile race, with 190 horsepower below him.
Though Whipple ultimately lost that race at the Little Sodus Ice Drags event in Fair Haven Saturday morning, he loved every deafening moment of it. He has had the 1998 Ski-Doo Mach Z machine he brought with him since he was 12.
Since there “wasn’t much to do in the winter” growing up and he wanted to keep up with his friends, he spent $1,700 he made over a summer working for his family’s potato business to buy the snowmobile, which he has since filled with new parts. He is taken in by the thrill of the experience.