A new featured class, a field filled with several racers who have never made the World Championship final before and a track that has been hosting fast racing all weekend all promise to deliver a super-exciting final Sunday afternoon in Eagle River, Wisconsin.
There’s only one past champion in the 59th running of the Eagle River World Championship – the pinnacle of snowmobile oval racing – but he’s the four-time defending champion Blaine Stephenson on the No. 102 Polaris. His longtime main rival Gunnar Sterne is again his biggest challenger on the No. 220 Red Bull Ski-Doo.
However, the switch to the stock-based Formula III class for the World Championship has created a fascinating field. You’ve got some interesting veterans like Tom Olson, Jake Beres and unretired Jay Middelstaedt in the field looking for their spot in history. There are up-and-comers who have emerged from support classes like Calvin Cook and Tyler Beach making a name for themselves. Then there are a slew of Michigan racers with experience in longer races like Jake Gerow, Dakota Harris and Kevin Vermeersch to shake things up.
Below are details on those 10 racers, plus Snow Goer’s fictional odds to keep things entertaining. For the record, we’re not covering any wagers or side-bets you make with your friends – this is all just for fun! Two more racers will be added in Sunday’s last change qualifier.
The World Championship is set for 1:30. Check it out, then check SnowGoer.com tonight for all the behind-the-scenes detail.