ATTN: All Championship Drivers

Drivers meeting to be held Thursday, January 18th, at 8PM in the Derby Loft Bar.

The 55th Anniversary of the Country Cat World Championship Snowmobile Derby is gearing up for the biggest and best show on ice and snow January 18-21, 2018. You won’t want to miss Jimmy John’s Friday Night Thunder where the competition for the Jimmy John’s Sweet Sixteen Pole Position Race takes on the world famous ice oval to see which World Champ driver will sit on the pole at 3pm Sunday for the new crowning of the 2018 World Champion.

Fans will be rockin’ the house all weekend to cheer on the high flying snow cross where the winners will step onto the Ultimax Winners Circle.

New to the Derby will be the AMA Snow Bikes Round Two of the AMA Series.

Fans may reserve indoor Hot Seats by calling Derby Office at 715-479-4424. Motorhome Spots available trackside and new this year are VIP Fan Tickets where fans are treated like a champion inside a suite with drinks and food included.

Vintage Weekend Presented by Portesi January 12-14, 2018 will be putting on dynamic competitive races with machines that shine with speed. Reserve your indoor hot seats now by calling the Derby Office 715-479-4424.

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Running Order for the World Championship Race


Driver Sled #
1 Justin Ernst 517
2 Jacob Geode 72
3 Andrew Darraugh 22x
4 Paul Difenthaler 35
5 Brice Pretzel 43P
6 Kevin Flannery 40
7 Ryan Wolfe 66
8 Mitchel Giesking 17G
9 Curtis Pederson 52x
10 Ryan Spencer 22
11 Mlaskoch Bradee 426x
12 Kyle Boxall 264

World Championship Snowmobile Derby to Stream Live on has been “100% Short Track Racing” since the site debuted in 2001. In the 17 years since, has covered the biggest short track races on pavement and dirt, including the Snowball Derby, Chili Bowl, Oxford 250, Race of Champions, Super DIRT Week, Winchester 400, Winter Showdown and many more. But this January 19-21, will be doing something it has never done before. will be streaming a live pay-per-view for the 55th Country Cat World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, Wisconsin at the legendary Derby Track.

Snowmobile fans across the world can watch all three days of action from Eagle River for a special price of $49.99. Fans can also purchase each individual day of action for just $19.99.

“We are really honored to have Speed51 here at the 55th Anniversary of the Country Cat World Championship Snowmobile Derby,” said Chuck Decker, owner of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. “We have followed Speed51’s live streaming of stock car racing for years and know the professionalism and insight they have on racing. We want our fans to have access to all of the races taking place on track throughout the 55th Anniversary and Speed51 seemed like the perfect fit for our fans who will be tuning.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for,” said’s Executive Editor, Bob Dillner. “We were presented with this opportunity and we jumped at it because we’ve never done anything like this at From everything we have learned about this event, it seems like it is going to be an incredible weekend and we are proud to be able to bring this to snowmobile racing fans around the world.”

The event will take place at the half-mile banked purpose-built facility owned by the Decker family in Eagle River, Wisconsin, just over an hour north of Wausau, Wisconsin.

Race fans can purchase their three-day packages or individual day live video tickets by clicking here.

-51 Sports Press Release.

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Country Cat Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby presented by Portesi
Jan. 12-14, 2017

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