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January 14, 2021 – January 17, 2021
Since 1964, Eagle River has hosted the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Hosting oval, snocross and vintage racing, the World Championship Snowmobile Derby is not only the largest and most prestigious snowmobile competition in the sport, it is one of the highest-ranking winter sports events in the Midwest and recognized around the world. It’s the Indy 500 of the snowmobiling world, attracting more than 40,000 spectators annually. Hundreds of snowmobilers from juniors in boys and girls categories to the best competitors in the world compete in snocross and ice oval racing, grabbing huge air and hitting speeds of 100 mph on the straightaways!
Fans travel from all over the United States, Canada and beyond to watch more than 500 international drivers race their high-tech snowmobiles at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on a solid ice oval, or marvel at the high-flying snocross pilots as they maneuver over the demanding snocross course.
Plenty of action takes place each day Thursday, January 14th through Sunday, January 17th, when the World Derby Championship starts at 3pm. Enjoy the action up close by the track or warm up in the Expo Hall, where you can shop for great stuff, imbibe on hot food and cold beer, or watch the action on TVs in the upstairs bar. You can reserve indoor Hot Seats by calling the Derby Office at 715-479-4424; there are also Motorhome Spots available trackside.
Tickets range from day passes for $25 to VIP Fan Passes for all days ($275), skyboxes and more. Get details here.
The Derby Complex is on the north side of Eagle River, right along U.S. 45 and Highways 17 and 32. Highway 70 is just to the south in the downtown area. It’s definitely one of the winter highlights of the year!
World Championship Snowmobile Derby Address:
January 8, 2021 – January 10, 2021
Eagle River lays claim to “Snowmobile Capital of the World,” and with good reason! The Derby Complex there hosts of the biggest snowmobile races on the planet, including the World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby! It hits Eagle River’s world-famous Derby Track January 8-10, 2021 for some great action on classic snowmobiles. This takes place the weekend before the World Championships at the track.
Check out the list of races on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – it’s huge. Enjoy the action right by the track or warm up in the Expo Hall, where there’s plenty to shop for, eat, and drink – including at the upper level bar, which shows the track’s live action on TV.
World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby Address:
1311 Railroad Street (along Hwy 17/Hwy 32/U.S. 45)
Eagle River, WI 54521
TICKETS (prices as of 2020, subject to change):
Friday, January 8th—$25
Saturday, January 9th—$25
Sunday, January 10th—$25
Super 3 Day Ticket (January 8-10, 2021)
$50 before December 1, 2020
$65 after December 15, 2020
Super 3 Day Ticket—HOT SEAT (January 8-10, 2021)
$150 before December 1, 2010
$175 after December 15, 2020
Track Side Motor Home Parking (January 8-10, 2021)
Includes (1) General Admission Ticket, each passenger must purchase a General Admission Ticket. Carry-ins ALLOWED to a limit of 2 Cases of beer—24 packs & 1 bottle of Liquor.
September 11, 2020 – September 13, 2020
The World Championship Derby Complex is gearing up for the changing seasons by hosting the Fall Motorsports Show & Swap, Friday through Sunday, September 11-13, 2020.
The Fall Motorspots Show & Swap featured 180 Swap Booths, all properly distanced across the 30 acres of Derby Complex property – so they’ll have proper COVID-19 measures because they have the room! The show opens at 3pm on Friday the 11th.
See 2021 Polaris, Ski-doo and Yamaha Snowmobiles on display, and exhibitors include: 2021 Wisconsin Military Snowmobile Ride (WMSR), American Council of Snowmobile Associations, AMSOIL, B & M Fabrications, Bag King, Bikeman Performance, Boondock Nation, Caliber, CBoysTV, Clutch Energy Drink, Composit Tracks, Conover ATV Club, Fly Racing, Great Lakes Nation, Hexco, International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, Jimmy McHugh, John Deere, Ken’s Sports, Krause Kustom Design, Meyer Yamaha, Mike Trapp 50th Anniversary Display, More Freakin’ Power, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Pat’s Auto and Sports, Port Yamaha/Arctic Cat & Snow Studs, Snowmobile Racing Hall of Fame, Sled Head Racing, Sled USA, Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club, Summit Motor Sports, Thunder Products Clutching, Track Inc, TrackSide, Ultimate Groomer Drags, USSA Racing, Vintage Snowmobile Displayers, Wild Eagle Lodge, Yellow Fever Collectors and ZBroz.
7:30pm on Friday, Octane Addictions invites you, as they’re saying, to “become Part of Breathtaking History!” You can see X-Game Type Action at the Friday night show outside under the light, featuring some of the Top FMX Riders in the World: Brian McCarty, Adam Jones, Anthony Murray and Travis Cady on their motorcycles doing amazing stunts, culminating with a UTV (side by side) Back Flip by Levi Rentz for the First Time in Wisconsin History. Autograph sessions will be available for all Octane Addictions riders… Times TBA.
9pm Friday night, Live Music follows with Refuse To Rust – playing songs of today and yesterday, their way.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mike Trapp winning the 1971 World Snowmobile Championship, Mike Trapp will be on hand to Sign Autographs Friday night!
Beer Garden and Food Vendors available daily as well as Beverage Carts with Beer, Soda and water throughout the grounds.
Tickets will be for sale at the gate and online. Pre-purchased tickets will be ready for pickup at the yellow “Will Call” Building on the north end of the Derby Complex, located on Hwy. 45 in front of the barn on Sept. 11-12-13. Kids ages 12 and under are Free Admission.
Camping on Grounds will be allowed with the Purchase of a Pass available in “Tickets” section on the Derby Complex website. Camping is primitive; no hookups or showers. There will, however, be Portable Toilets and Hand Sanitizers throughout the grounds.
The WCDC Fall Motorsports Show & Swap is coordinated through the efforts of the St. Germain Snowmobile Racing Hall of Fame, the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, World Snowmobile Headquarters, the World Championship Derby Complex, and the Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club.
Fall Motorsports Show & Swap Address:
World Championship Derby Complex
1311 N. Railroad Street (U.S. 45/Highway 17/Highway 32)
Eagle River, WI 54521
March 2, 2019
“The World’s Longest Weenie Roast!”
That’s an attention getter, right? Watch winter come to a climactic end as the greatest event on ice wraps up the season. Thousands of Weenie enthusiasts come annually to watch the fastest sleds compete for top speed of the day while eating up those great Klement’s Hot Dogs and drinking down an ice cold Pepsi or Budweiser beer. Watch as dozens of people get the first swim of the year in Lake Namakagon at the Frozen Weenie Polar Bear Plunge, win prizes at the many games and enjoy great music while taking it all in. This event is the highlight of winter and rooms fill up quickly. Don’t miss out on this fantastic family event.
Held to raise funds for the Great Divide Ambulance Service, the Namakagon Volunteer Fire Department and other area charities and not-for-profits, this event holds the record for the longest line of hot dog cookers over one fire in the world. With events like snowmobile speed runs, ice drags, crooked weenie obstacle course, and snow drags all on Lake Namakagon, there is more than enough fun for everyone.
All the action for the World’s Largest Weenie Roast takes place Saturday, March 2nd in Cable, along County M near U.S. 63 at the Lakewoods Resort & Forest Ridge Golf Course. Get all the event details here!
World’s Longest Weenie Roast Address:
Lakewoods Resort & Forest Ridge Golf Course
21540 County Road M
Cable, WI 54821