Welcome to the World Championship Derby Complex, in Eagle River, Wisconsin. For over four decades, snowmobile racing and Eagle River have been intertwined, whereas the names are practically synonymous. As the years have gone by and the motorsports world has continued to grow, not only with snowmobiling, but with all off-road vehicle sporting, the World Championship Derby Complex has been staying on top of the industry to bring you these awesome race and event experiences to you.
Through its history, the World Championship Snowmobile Derby has always featured a World Championship class. Most recently, the World Championship class was Champ and a few years ago it transitioned and became Pro Champ. Formula III was announced to be the WC class in 2021. However, this change was postponed due to COVID-19 and also postponed since Canadian racers were not able to attend. Now, the wait is over and WCDC is proud to announce that the World Championship class will become Formula III starting in 2022.
Help me keep racing positive and let’s race!
Craig Marchbank | WCDC Race Director
Drivers, Collectors and Legendary Sleds to Make Laps on Derby Track as Fundraiser; Sponsored by Country Cat
The World Championship Derby Complex (WCDC) is excited to announce the first-ever “Legend Laps” snowmobile show and exhibition in Eagle River, Wis., on Thursday February 17, 2022. Sponsored by Country Cat, this live event is for collectors, drivers, and racers of oval race sleds to make laps on the legendary Derby oval track in a safe, non-competition format. The event is a fundraiser for the Snow-mobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) in St. Germain and the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Eagle River.
For race fans, Legends Laps will showcase many famous drivers along with their iconic original, reproduction and/or collectable race sleds on the famed half-mile World Championship track.
Participating drivers and sled owners will relive the famed ice oval, sleds and glory representing every storied era of snowmobile oval racing—from the leaf-spring beginning to special built factory IFS Sno Pro, to Twin Trackers, Formula III and more. Drivers, collectors, and racers can participate in this event, which will be limited to 40 sleds.
“Many of these drivers and sleds have not seen the ice for over 30 years,” said Craig Marchbank, Vice President & Race Director at WCDC. This is a great opportunity for drivers, collectors, and fans to be part of an historic event, and to experience the track again, or for their first time. Plus it’s a fundraiser for both snowmobile halls of fame.”
Greg Marier of the SHOF board said, “Former World Champions and owners of history-making sleds are excited and committed to attend. We have verbal confirmations from Hall of Fame racers like Brad Hulings, Doug Hayes and Bobby Donahue. Plus other hall-of-famers have indicated they’re likely to join. Sponsored by Country Cat, the Derby facility will be open for food, drinks, and the chance to meet some of the famous drivers that will be part of this special race-themed exhibition. Hot seats will be available.”
Legends Laps will kick-off a big weekend of snowmobile events cumulating with the SHOF Annual Ride with the Champ’s and induction ceremony in St. Germain, Wis., on Saturday, February 19.
More information and registration forms are available at the World Championship Derby complex web site www. derbycomplex.com. Participation is limited so reserve your spot early.
Legends Laps is a partnership event between the WCDC, SHOF, ISHOF, and Country Cat in Sauk Centre, Minn. A portion of the proceeds from Legend Laps event will help fund each Hall of Fame.
The Snowmobile Racing Hall of Fame and the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame are 501 C charity organizations. Your donations to these two great organizations are tax deductible and are used to promote and continue the history of snowmobiles and snowmobile racing. Please consider a charitable gift to help keep these two great organizations alive and growing!
January 6-9, 2022 | 21st Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Races
January 13-16, 2022 | 59th World Championship Snowmobile Derby
January 13-16, 2022 | 2nd World Championship Pro Enduro
February 5-6, 2022 | World Series of Snowmobile Racing
February 17, 2022 | Legend Laps
February 25-26, 2022 | Arctic Derby Dash
Dates TBA | ISOC SnoCross