The Eagle River Snowmobile Derby is always historic, but Sunday’s run for the 55th annual World Championship has all the makings of a truly epic event.
After a weekend filled with qualifying races on the rugged iced oval, the front row for the 3 p.m. final features 10 amazingly fast sleds, with an interesting mix of veteran drivers and relative newcomers.
You have two past champions on the starting line in Cardell Potter and Nick Van Strydonk who know how to get it done, but many of the other drivers are backed by teams featuring past champions as builders and/or tuners – including Dave Wahl, Dale Loritz, Bobby Donahue, Al Fenhaus, Mike Houle, Brian Bewcyk, Terry Wahl and more. They have helped build great machines that these young drivers must try to drive to their fullest potential to make their own history and put their name on the Snow Goer Cup after today’s final. Two more drivers will be added for the final in a last-chance qualifier later today.
The Snow Goer Tip Sheet is here to add to the fun and to help you feel smart, with fictional odds on each front row starter. Make your picks (and side bets?!), then read the blow-by-blow action with racer quotes Sunday evening on SnowGoer.com – the No. 1 source for all snowmobiling information.
Also, get your picks in for the Snowmobile Racing Challenge game. Click here to play — it’s easy, free and fun.