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Classic vintage snowmobile racing begins in Eagle River


By Bonnie Shelton

EAGLE RIVER (WAOW)--Snowmobilers head to Eagle River for Vintage Races at the Eagle River Derby Track. Lovers of old-school sleds will be taking to the track all weekend to duke it out for prizes and bragging rights.

Jack Larson has been racing for years. "It's that vintage look and the way they run."

Rebuilding and racing his 1976 sled is his passion.

Organizers of the weekend racing event said there's no better place to see ten racers dueling in the oval. "The vintage is crazy because these sleds are faster and restored to better condition than they were coming off the assembly line," said Todd Achterberg.

Racers said the old-school sleds mixed with the rush of adrenaline on the track keeps them coming back.

"It's everything. It's being out on the track, and the smells from the track and the snowmobiles," said Larson.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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