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Eagle River looks to revitalize the World Champion Derby Track

EAGLE RIVER (WKOW) — Eagle River is home to some of the best snowmobiling in the state and is home to the World Championship Derby Track.

The World Championship race has been held on this site every year since 1966, and was recently sold to three, snowmobile business enthusiasts; Tom Anderson, Russ Davis and Craig Marchbank. The new team is ready to restore the derby to its former glory.

“We’re all business people with a great passion for snowmobiling and the continuing of of the history of the Derby; history of the racing event there in Eagle River, and creating a another tourism destination spot,” said Tom Anderson, Partner of the World Championship Derby Complex.

The venue will offer exciting, year-round events as well as continuing to host the World Championship Snowmobile Derby, now in its 56th year.

“We’re going to look at ATV, UTV; that market is just skyrocketing,” Anderson said.

“We’re looking at perhaps tractor pulls coming in there, we’re looking at more events that are outdoor events, looking to make the Eagle River derby complex a destination spot for tourism in Wisconsin.”

The 30+ acre property has hosted World Championship snowmobile races for 55 years and is a vital contributor to the tourism and economic health of not only the snowmobile community but also the Northwoods area.

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