Eagle River, WI — A 50th Anniversary is a big deal, no matter what event is being commemorated for the 50th time. And when it comes to the sport of snowmobile racing, there is no event bigger on the 2013 winter calendar than the upcoming 50th Anniversary Eagle River Snowmobile Derby, sponsored by Amsoil. Although the “Big Go” at Eagle River is still several months away, the crew at the Derby Track are already hard at work to make this year’s event one that racers and fans all across the snow belt will never forget.
“We feel the 50th Anniversary of the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby is truly a historic milestone in the sport of snowmobiling. The entire crew here at the Derby is really excited to work with our title sponsor, Amsoil, as well as all of our affiliate sponsors, to make this event the coolest thing seen in snowmobile racing in many years,” enthused long-time Derby Track spokesperson Todd Achterberg.
Achterberg went on to say, “The 50th Anniversary party for the Derby will actually kick off with us putting together a display booth at the Crandon off-road races over Labor Day Weekend. We’ll go from there to Haydays for another display, and then host our Vintage Grass Drag Races the weekend after Haydays right at the Derby Track. We will also be at all of the Snowmobile USA shows with our booth again this year, promoting both the 50th Anniversary race, as well as our huge Vintage Oval race weekend. We invite everybody to stop by our display booths at these shows and events to say hello, and learn more about what we have in store this winter. They might even walk away from out booth with some fun freebies, and giveaway items that we have in the works!”
One aspect of the 50th Anniversary Derby that is generating a lot of buzz throughout the entire snowmobile industry is that invitations have been sent out to every past World Champion that won at Eagle River over the years to return to the Derby track and join in the festivities. There will be a ton of oval racing talent on hand this year, spanning six decades of competition at the historic event. In addition to the past Champion drivers, there will be a large number of past Championship winning sleds on display, or clones of those incredible racing sleds from yesteryear.
For more information on the 50th Anniversary Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby, as well as other upcoming events at the Derby Track, please visit their website at: www.derbytrack.com.