Eagle River Derby Track Sold
After owning and expanding the world-famous snowmobile derby track at Eagle River for 30 years, Dick and Audrey Decker have sold the facility to a group of investors who are well known in snowmobile circles.
The purchase group includes Snowmobile USA and World Snowmobile Headquarters founder Tom Anderson, former Ski Doo vice-president of marketing Russ Davis, and Snowmobile Hall of Fame president Craig Marchbank.
The World's Championship Snowmobile Derby each January has provided a welcomed large winter event for the Eagle River area. The Derby was started at Dollar Lake by the Chanticleer Inn and moved to the present site by the Eagle River Lions Club. It was sold to the Deckers in 1985.
The property includes about 30 acres and some former farm buildings. The sale includes trademarks, records, and artifacts to keep the Derby race in Eagle River. The group has indicated they are looking at adding other events and activities to the facilities.