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Title: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: racer73 on October 01, 2020, 01:30:20 pm
Trying to make plans for Eagle River Vintage Weekend to come and watch. Wondering if virus will effect hot boxes and such. Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks, Clay
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: ski-doood on October 02, 2020, 05:00:50 am
Did you see ERX Motor Park  big announcement today that they will be hosting the first big National ISOC Sno-Cross race of the race season.  I think their race will be at the beginning of January so they are moving forward with race plans. There will be no ISOC Thanksgiving race this season. But ISOC is moving forward with their races after the first of the year.  ERX has pulled off 3 events this summer and fall working closely with the State of Minnesota that has been a challenge to say the least but they did and did it successfully.  To mean this is a great sign for other events also I hope.

MVSS met with them last week and had a very good meeting with them regarding the MVSS Midwest Ride-in at the end of January so we are moving forward with plans.

 Let's all think positive and I know Craig and crew will pull it off and hopefully in similar fashion as every one has experienced in the past.

Those HOT SEATS are awesome!!
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: PVR20 on December 06, 2020, 05:33:01 pm
Yes, Eagle River is on!
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: cheater67x on December 07, 2020, 02:09:04 am
As Bruce said  they announced there on .  Might be a video of it on the World champ derby complex facebook page.
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: MELROSEMAFIA on December 07, 2020, 06:08:40 pm
There was a commercial for the 2021 races on the discover wisconsin show I watched on saturday
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: PVR20 on December 13, 2020, 12:27:39 am
Eagle River Vintage is on as scheduled, pray for cold weather! ❄❄❄
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: boysracing on December 13, 2020, 01:19:34 am
Craig’s last video update almost a month ago said registration would be open December 1st. Well that’s come and gone with nothing being communicated from the World Championship Derby Complex on their site or any site. Makes ya wonder???
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: cheater67x on December 13, 2020, 03:40:40 am
The new f 440 fan ifs class  leader Jesse Cypher  has made plans for  the class to be added at all  Wc derby events and has been in discussion with the track and all plans are going forward.   Its pre inauguration of the putz so I think its good to go.  But until then in Wisco, race on .    The motels seem to be filling up.
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: Roseaufan on December 15, 2020, 04:00:13 pm
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW - IT IS ON!
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: SRX SnoPro on January 05, 2021, 01:27:29 am
Anyone know if the WCDC is still going to run the current weekend race now that USSA is no-longer involved?

https://ussaprostar.com/pro-star-series-update/
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: ski-doood on January 05, 2021, 05:59:38 am
Let's hope so.  I don't see any new news on their website.

They will make it work!!
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: Roseaufan on January 05, 2021, 02:59:45 pm
IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY-KONG - just shy of 800 entries, and that is SPECTACULAR given that the Canadians cannot get across the border!

My understanding is you can stream it on https://www.floracing.com/events/6848683-2021-vintage-world-championship-snowmobile-derby (https://www.floracing.com/events/6848683-2021-vintage-world-championship-snowmobile-derby)


Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: articjunkie on January 05, 2021, 09:27:47 pm
Hi Larry! just shy of 800 entries is that both weekends? Vintage/ or Late model entries. Any way you look at it, it is very good. heading out on Thursday morning!
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: SRX SnoPro on January 06, 2021, 07:41:05 am
Yeah, I think that would be close to 5 times what they normally see for current weekend. 
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: bambam00 on January 06, 2021, 11:50:57 am
Hi Everyone:    With everything that has stricken our country,   I consider Us at WCDC VERY FORTUNATE to be racing !!!!!!   Both weekends are an ISR sanctioned event, & With all correct ISR folks in place. Permits have to be in place from Town & County, Takes time especially when folks that work there not at work do to covid.   That is why things came out late.    They are out an have been out for many weeks.    I was also paving in illinois until 12-13-20, so all that was done with schedules an Raceday & an any thing to do with race side at the track was from 6 hours South of ER & also traveling North 6 weekends in a row to prep track an watering trucks. (Not to mention all work an time at The Snowmobile Racing Hall of Fame)   Hours an Hours to get ready to Race from Alot of folks an myself ,,not sure where i find the time.   WE ARE RACING !!!!     So get your Butts out an LETS RACE !!!!!!!

                                                                     Thank You,, Craig Marchbank  WCDC Race Director
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: articjunkie on January 06, 2021, 02:47:57 pm
Thanks for the reply Craig! Many of us know how much work goes into prepping for the race! Thank you for your time! See you tomorrow at the WCDC.
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: SRX SnoPro on January 07, 2021, 12:33:52 am
That is great to hear!  Thank you for posting and for all the work and sacrifices made by all to pull off an event of this magnitude under normal circumstances, let alone with the added challenges involved in the current environment.   Racers from across the country appreciated it! 
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: Roseaufan on January 07, 2021, 06:23:50 pm
Hi Larry! just shy of 800 entries is that both weekends? Vintage/ or Late model entries. Any way you look at it, it is very good. heading out on Thursday morning!

Just vintage weekend is about 780 registrations.
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: SRX SnoPro on January 07, 2021, 06:45:09 pm
That's more than I would have guessed with Covid and the Canadian boarder closer.   Lot of pent of demand though, for sure!  Great for them, racers and fans.     
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: boysracing on January 10, 2021, 04:54:43 pm
Hi Larry! just shy of 800 entries is that both weekends? Vintage/ or Late model entries. Any way you look at it, it is very good. heading out on Thursday morning!

Just vintage weekend is about 780 registrations.

Fake news - Floracing announcers have repeated stated 596 total entries. That is more like it. Pits are half full and no haulers on back road east of the staging back gate. Someone stated elsewhere 99 entries for Thursday practice. That doesn’t count as a race entry.
Still good numbers considering Covid. We are one of many not racing Eagle due to Covid - glad they are running! See ya next year.
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: uncletom on January 10, 2021, 11:42:41 pm
How about spectators?  Anybody on the hillside? Were the boxes full?
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: boysracing on January 11, 2021, 03:58:10 am
Yes fair amount of fans. More outside on the hill than in many years
Title: Re: With COVID still around, any idea if Eagle River Vintage Weekend is still on?
Post by: jschaffer on January 11, 2021, 04:29:53 am
boysracing, I am just guessing here but maybe that was racers that signed up early and did not show.  I know the Canadians and Europeans could not travel here.