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Friday Night Thunder kicks off at snowmobile derbySubmitted: 01/18/2019
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
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Friday Night Thunder kicks off at snowmobile derby
EAGLE RIVER - Friday Night Thunder kicked off this evening at the 56th World Championship Snowmobile Derby. 

It was the race's opening ceremony celebration where all the race festivities kicked off. 

It was the place to learn about events happening this weekend including sno-cross, oval, and motorcycle racing.

The outlaw class race was the night's big race. The ceremonies concluded with a fireworks show. 

Race president Russ Davis said it was like the Fourth of July in the winter for the Northwoods.  


"We're happy the Northwoods is supporting this event and the racers come from all over the world to come here," said Davis. 

The Sno-Cross world championship races takes place Saturday, along with the Oval Top 10 qualifying.  

The World Championship race is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

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