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56th World Championship Snowmobile Derby comes to a closeSubmitted: 01/21/2019
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
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56th World Championship Snowmobile Derby comes to a close
EAGLE RIVER - This year's 56th annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River was a four-day spectacular that brought the biggest names of the snowmobile industry to one track.

Competitors prepared for this race over the past year. That preparation paid off Sunday for semi-pro racer Davis Jennings from Toronto Canada.

"We got the win in the semi-pro champ class today and that's huge. We've been dreaming of this for a long time. We worked really hard for it," said Jennings. 

Jennings wasn't the only one who took home gold today.

Minnesota's Blaine Stephenson had a championship victory in the pro class race, for the second year in a row, after coming in first place on the oval ice.


"No one has ever done it three years in a row so I guess we're staring that dead in the eye," said Stephenson.

After a big win, you'd think Stephenson would take some time to celebrate with his crew. But that wasn't the case.

"We aren't doing anything fancy. We still got to go to work the next day," said Stephenson. 



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