After some rough-and-tumble racing on a rugged Derby track on Saturday, the front row is set for the Eagle River World Championship in Eagle River, Wisconsin, and it includes 10 truly amazing drivers and sleds. The run for history on Sunday should be truly awe-inspiring!
Below are pictures and “fictional odds” straight off of the Snow Goer Tip Sheet that is annually produced at the World Championship event. We’ve been producing a “tip sheet” at the World Championship since the 1990s, and never have we had this much trouble setting the fictional odds. The 10 drivers who advanced to the front row for the final were the survivors of a 30-sled, knock-down, drag-out brawl in qualifying races. They are the cream of the crop, and truly none of them deserve to be listed ninth or 10, but they had to be put in some sort of order!
Better yet, two more racers are going to be added to the final in a last-chance qualifying race on Sunday. There will be several all-stars competing in race, with big names drivers from ovals, enduro racing and cross-country.
Matt Goede and Blaine Stephenson separated themselves a bit in qualifying, but we could very easily envision any of these 10 racers listed below carrying the checkered flag after Sunday’s 1:30 p.m. race. For that matter, there are also about five guys in the LCQ who we could imagine winning – the talent is that deep this year! Also, if you see this story before 11 a.m. Sunday, jump into our Fantasy Snowmobile Racing Challenge game — it’s free, easy to play and fun.
The World Championship is set for 1:30. Check it out, then check SnowGoer.com Sunday night for full coverage and behind-the-scenes detail.
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