For Immediate Release
June 17, 2019 – Updated
From: World Championship Derby Complex
New Pro Champ and Formula III Championship
racing classes to be featured at 2020 Derby
After much discussion with other tracks, USSA and manufacturers, the new Pro Champ 440 class will be the sleds competing for the title of World Champion at the 2020 World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River. This newly formed class replaces the old Champ 440 class for the World Champion title.
The change is being made to facilitate increased driver safety, less expensive racing equipment and to bring more competitive excitement to the show. The new Pro Champ 440 class is also the class supported by USSA’s ProStar Cup Series at all their events.
The old Champ class will still run but now as a regular class.
The also new Formula III class being approved by ISR, supported by contingency monies from the four OEMs and included in the USSA ProStar Cup Series will be featured in all its future events.
Reasons for creating this new class include a much lower cost of equipment resulting in increased participation on the track and increased safety for the drivers.
“We are committed to bringing exciting and very competitive racing action to our fans,” states Craig Marchbank, Race Director for the famed Eagle River Derby Track.
“This coming season will offer the teams and drivers a chance to develop their new Pro Champ 440 and Formula III sleds. We anticipate a much larger entry field for both these classes,” he added.
Tentative plans for the 2020 World Championship Snowmobile Derby will include a special “Formula III Championship” event on Saturday prior to the running of the 57th World Championship. The track will also offer an added purse in addition to the OEM’s contingency monies for the top three places.
Dates for the 2020 Derby are January 16-17-18-19.
For more information call Craig Marchbank – 708-774-0604