About 20 minutes east of St. Germain is another Northwoods town known for snowmobiling: Eagle River attracts snowmobile enthusiasts from all over the country for fun and excitement on the snow-covered landscape—not to mention a little competition. The World Championship Derby Track in Eagle River has hosted the World Championship Snowmobile Derby every year since 1966. This world-famous event has proven to be a vital contribution to both the tourism and economic health of the snowmobile community and the Northwoods area. The track was recently sold to three longtime snowmobile enthusiasts and industry insiders, Tom Anderson, Russ Davis and Craig Marchbank. As passionate fans of the sport, the new team plans to restore the over 30-acre property to its former glory and host year-round events in addition to the World Championship Derby. With the promise of a revitalized venue, the city hopes this year’s 56th championship event will be one to remember.