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Eagle River Snowmobile Derby Complex to Host World Championship Races

Eagle River Snowmobile Derby

Seven days of thrilling snowmobile racing spread over two extended weekends will unfold this January at the World Championship Derby Complex in Eagle River.

Up first is the 20th annual Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Races set for January 8–10. Then the 58th annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby, January 14–17, will send riders flying around the one-third mile ice oval. This year, there are no snocross races either weekend. Thursdays on both race weekends will be for registration and practice runs.

The Vintage includes a full race schedule Friday with the first-ever Vintage “Friday Night Thunder” later that evening. The evening lineup includes fireworks, select classes, and a “Sweet 16” race. Saturday will see a full schedule of racing. Sunday’s races include the LCQ race and ending with the World Championship.

The World Championship Derby the following weekend will include a first-ever Pro Enduro Championship with a maximum of 20 sleds. Friday features World Championship time trials, Outlaw time trials, Formula 3 time trials, Enduro hot laps, and other races. Friday Night Thunder returns with fireworks, select classes, and the Sweet 16 race. Saturday will see a full race schedule, including WC qualifiers in the early afternoon. Mid-afternoon will be the Pro Enduro qualifiers. Saturday evening features “King of the Elements” SXS, followed by Pro Stock and Pro Mod races. Sunday features LCQ race, class finals, and the World Championship race at 2 p.m., followed by the first-ever Pro Enduro race at 3:30 p.m.

The USSA World Series of Snowmobiling Racing & MIRA Enduro Races will take place February 20–21 at the Derby Complex. Also planned is the Arctic Derby Dash, featuring UTV racing, February 26–27.

For ticket information, go to derbycomplex.com or call 715-479-4424.

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