When the winter is long and cold enough, smaller (and bigger) bodies of water in Estonia freeze deep enough to be able to hold a car – or many; and thus, ice racing was born.
The ice racing event in Väätsa, Järva county, took place on 3 March. The all-day event saw different classes of drivers in different vehicles racing against each other on a lake in central Estonia, and this year’s event was the second in a row.
The participants were divided in classes – front-wheel drive vehicles; rear-wheel drive vehicles; youngsters (up to the age of 18); women; open class; and the King of Väätsa 2018.
The ice on the lake was at least 20 centimetres (7.9 inches) thick.
Cover: An old Moskvitch going against bigger boys.