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Chartier holds off Wahl to win historic Derby title


By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

For the second straight year, just a few feet separated first and second place at the finish line of the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby.

This time, Malcolm Chartier held off the hard charging Jordan Wahl in turns three and four and went on to win his first championship on the 50th anniversary of the greatest race in snowmobiling.

Chartier, 24, of Marine City, Mich., overcame the mandatory mid-race pit stop and three red flags to win the race on his Ski-Doo along with the $60,000 prize. Chartier gave some of the credit to his crew back at the trailer.

“The guys worked so hard,” he said. “It feels great, with my family all around me. It’s a dream come true. I’ve been dreaming about this ever since I’ve been a 12-year-old kid . . . coming

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:08 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:24 PM

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