It all comes down to Sunday. The lifelong goals of young racers and their hard-working team members, plus their anxious and excited family members, fans and friends, will be played out on the banked ice oval for the 56th time. In the end, a World Champion will be crowned, and history will be made.
The field for Sunday’s Eagle River World Championship was determined through days of qualifying races, after months and years of planning, building, training and scheming. The field includes a two-time past champion in Nick Van Strydonk; the defending champion, Blaine Stephenson, hoping to prove last year’s surprise victory was no fluke; two-time defending national points champ Gunnar Sterne and many more. The front row starters (and thus this tip sheet) does NOT include the fastest driver from two weeks ago at Ironwood – Cardell Potter. He’ll have to try to earn a second-row starting position in Sunday’s noon-time last-chance qualifier. Last time he was in that situation here was in 2015 – when he won his world championship and put his name on the Snow Goer Cup!
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 on the Snowmobile Racing Challenge game (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.