World Championship Snowmobile Derby http://wxpr.org en Not Your Parents' Sled: Vintage Racing in the 21st Century http://wxpr.org/post/not-your-parents-sled-vintage-racing-21st-century <p>This weekend is the snowmobile World Championship, expected to draw tens of thousands.&nbsp; But last weekend was the World Championship for vintage racing. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vintage cars, vintage records…but vintage snowmobiles?&nbsp; That I had not heard of before moving to the </span>Northwoods<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. I was curious about what draws people to the sport, so I headed to the offices of the Eagle River derby track for the weekend of the vintage racing championship.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13243 at http://wxpr.org Not Your Parents' Sled: Vintage Racing in the 21st Century Vintage Racers Hit the Track http://wxpr.org/post/vintage-racers-hit-track <p>Vintage snowmobile racers compete this weekend in Eagle River in the world championship. &nbsp;</p><p>The world championship may be a week away…but spectators at the vintage race are all about the here and now.&nbsp; The qualifying rounds for the vintage championship are filled with sleds from the 70s and 80s…or older.&nbsp; They’re smaller and more antique looking than today’s ultrafast monsters. &nbsp;And though next weekend’s races will draw a bigger crowd, more people enter the vintage categories.&nbsp; Elmer Jensen is a longtime volunteer at the derby.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:55:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13021 at http://wxpr.org Vintage Racers Hit the Track Thousands Coming To Eagle River For Vintage Racing http://wxpr.org/post/thousands-coming-eagle-river-vintage-racing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cold weather has been a concern for some, but the cold has helped promoters get the 51st World Championship Snowmobile Derby track ready in Eagle River.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The event begins Thursday through Sunday with vintage snowmobile races, with the World Championship racing competition the following weekend.</span></p><p>Track owner and coordinator Chuck Decker says the cold has given them a boost...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:38:09 +0000 Ken Krall 12873 at http://wxpr.org Thousands Coming To Eagle River For Vintage Racing