www.derbytrack.com No mention of snowmobile racing would be complete without talking about the oldest and grandest race facility in the sport, the Eagle River Derby Track. At one time there was no track more famed and winners more revered than those who conquered the icy banks of the Derby track. Many of the World Champions who have been crowned here have went on to attain legendary status within snowmobile racing, with names such as Hayes, Duhamel, Trapp, Eastman, Villeneuve, Dimmerman, Wahl, Loritz, Houle, Wanderscheid and others becoming household names. While the snowmobile racing communities’ taste for competition have changed over the decades, the World Championship Derby has remained true to form and continues to provide some of the most entertaining and high speed racing you’ll find anywhere. More than just a race, the entire community of Eagle River is buzzing with activity when the track comes alive. With so much history, the World Championship weekend has grown to a back-to-back weekend of racing and fun. It starts with the World Championship Vintage Derby in early January and then is followed by the legendary modern day Derby. Along with amazing racing the Derby facility features an expo, displays, kids racing, a parade and so much more. For more information, visit www.derbytrack.com. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DERBY TRACK • January 8-10: World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby • January 14-17: 53rd Annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby wwwcorpowersports.com Getting its start as a race circuit in 2012, Cor PowerSports XC returns this season with six rounds of cross country racing in the northern half of Wisconsin and Michigan U.P. If you’re looking for genuine fun for the whole family, look no further. With a concentration on faith, family and fun, COR PowerSports brings added values to their races. The courses, set up on lakes, aren’t plowed so racers get the real deal as they compete on natural terrain. The Midwestern Extreme Snowmobile Challenge Triple Crown returns this year, offering drivers the chance to compete in one, two or all three race formats. Terrain-X, fashioned in the style of old school motocross features a 2 – 3 mile course where the winner is determined through a two moto, combined finished format. More familiar Hillclimb and Hill-X races are also available, aiming to rejuvenate those once lively scenes here in the Midwest. The season wraps up at the ever popular Lutsen Mountain in April, where the Triple Crown Champ will be named. Visit wwwcorpowersports.com for additional information. COR POWERSPORTS XC SCHEDULE • January 9-10: Lac Du Flambeau, WI • January 23-24: Phillips, WI • January 30: Friendship, WI • February 27: Baraga, MI Photo Courtesy of Michelle Franzen Photography MESC TRIPLE CROWN SCHEDULE • March 5-6: Norway Mountain – Norway, MI • April 2-3: Blackjack Ski Resort – Bessemer, MI • April 16-17: Lutsen Mountains – Lutsen, MN 6 - SledderXtra