Champ and Formula III Championship racing to be featured at 2020 Derby


For Immediate Release

May 13, 2019

From: World Championship Derby Complex

Champ and Formula III Championship
racing to be featured at 2020 Derby

While the Champ Class will race for the title of World Champion at the 2020 races in Eagle River, this will be last year of this class competing in the WC.

With the newly formed Formula III class being approved by ISR, supported by contingency monies from the four OEMs and included in the USSA ProStar Cup Series in all of its future events, this class will become the World Championship Race class starting in 2021.

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.

“This coming season will offer the teams and drivers a chance to develop their new Formula III sleds. We anticipate a much larger entry field for this class as the cost to build is very economical,” he added.

Tentative plans for the 2020 World Championship Derby will include a special “Formula III Championship” event on Saturday. The track will also offer an added purse in addition to the OEM’s contingency monies for the top three places.

For more information call Craig Marchbank – 708-774-0604

World Series Accommodations

“Special Attention”

Any racers/teams looking for GREAT accommodation for our USSA World Series Snowmobile Championship should contact Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River! These are the coziest condos and rooms in the area, just minutes away from the Derby Complex. Wild Eagle Lodge is also the Presenting Sponsor of this weekend’s race! Check out their website at

World Series Schedule

USSA World Series Snowmobile Championship Schedule

March 8-9, 2019


Registration 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Hot Laps 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Track grooming
Drivers meeting 2:10 pm
Racing 2:30 pm
Enduro practice 5:00 pm ish
USSA Class racing
Champ final 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Track grooming
Enduro time trials 2 Laps


Registration 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Practice 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Track grooming
Drivers meeting 8:40 am
Racing 9:00 am
ProStar Cup Introductions 2:00 pm
Track grooming
ProStar Cup racing 2:15 pm
Track grooming
50 Lap USSA World Series Enduro 3:15 pm

Download a PDF of the Schedule / Update 3/4/19 19:30


World Series to feature Enduro

USSA ProStar Series announced plans today to feature an Enduro style event at the World Series held at the prestigious World Championship Derby Complex.

Recently the administrative heads of both organizations discussed the possible event and formulated a way that both associations could take part in the event at the WCDC.

Karl Schwartz veteran Enduro racer, team owner and current President of MIRA Read more

Derby Race Order

Updated 1/14/19 56th World Championship Snowmobile Derby WEDNESDAY – January 16th 2019 Registration Building Open 6pm – 9pm THURSDAY SCHEDULE Pit gates open at 8am Registration Building Open open 8am – 5pm PRE-RACE SAFETY INSPECTION: Pre-Race Safety Inspection any sleds not previously inspected by USSA for the 2019 season. Inspection at the tech building starts […]

Event Photography

The World Championship Derby Complex is excited to announce that we have brought SpeedShot Photography on board to capture both the 2019 World Championship Vintage Snowmobile Derby and the World Championship Snowmobile Derby.

SpeedShot Photography has been photographing snowmobile racing for well over 10 years and has passion for oval racing that shows through their work.  SpeedShot has been at the Derby the past two years and their work has spread through the snowmobile racing community.   SpeedShot’s work brings excitement to everyone who looks back at the racing action and can appreciate the memories by the great competitors of our sport.  Browse some of their work at or check them out on Facebook and Instagram.  Thank you SpeedShot Photography for your dedication to help promote the sport we all love, oval racing.

Vintage Practice

  • Safety Tech will start Thursday approx. 7:30am.
  • Practice will start Thursday start time approx. 10:00am
  • Must be safety teched & all paperwork in place before allowed to practice
  • With warm weather laps & length of practice sessions maybe shortened, and final determination will be made Thursday morning.
  • Racers Pit Pass is free!  Crew is $40 for Vintage Weekend.
  • Transponders are $30 for the weekend and can be rented with your registration or at the track.
  • This is an ISR sanctioned event.  You must have your ISR Competition License before you go onto the ice (you can get a single event vs a year long).
  • If you haven’t registered yet Click Here to do so.  (You have to have a separate Derby Raceday account)

Vintage Race Order

Updated 1/3/19

World Championship VINTAGE Snowmobile Derby

Race Line Up – January 11th 2019
Spectator Gates Open at 9:00 am
Pits Open at 8:30 am
Driver’s Meeting at 9:00 am
W/C Time Trails Start at 9:30 am Read more

World Championship Derby Under New Ownership

The famous World Championship Derby Track in Eagle River, Wisconsin, has a new owner – and an aggressive new plan going forward – as a group of longtime snowmobile industry insiders and passionate fans of the event purchased the track from now-former owner Chuck Decker.

The group is led by Snowmobile USA and World Snowmobile Headquarters founder/owner Tom Anderson, former Bombardier/Ski-Doo Vice President of Sales & Marketing Russ Davis and renowned drag racer and current Snowmobile Hall of Fame president Craig Marchbank.