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50th Derby one for books

 

Heated suites jam-packed
for anniversary of event

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

New additions and special attractions for the 50th running of the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby brought thousands of fans to the track Thursday through Sunday.

In fact, the crowd was the biggest it’s been in recent memory, said track owner Chuck Decker.

“It was bigger than I’ve seen it in the last decade,” he said. “Saturday was big and Friday night was packed. We sold out of every single indoor seat there was. The buildings were overfilled. The corporate suites are supposed to seat 60, and most of them had 100 or 120 people in them.”

Professional and amateur racers from across the United States and Canada gathered to compete for a record purse of more than $150,000 in cash and prizes and the prestige of winning at Eagle River. The grand prize

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:09 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:49 PM
 

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