Case Construction Equipment will again be a sponsor of the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, Wis., which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The annual event is scheduled for Jan. 17 – 20, 2013. As part of the sponsorship, Case will provide skid steers, compact track loaders and a wheel loader to support the derby and facility in various chores, such as building the snow course, cleaning the ice course between races and moving equipment and materials.
“Case is excited to sponsor this important snowmobile competition for the second time,” said Russ Wadzinski, general manager of the Case Tomahawk Customer Center in Tomahawk, Wis. “We are especially pleased to be supporting this legendary championship in its 50th anniversary year. Case celebrated 170 years in business in 2012, so we feel a special appreciation for the track’s heritage and associating our brand with the very best in snowmobile racing.”
The Case Tomahawk Customer Center provides personalized equipment training, state-of-the-art product demonstrations and hands-on equipment operation to help Case customers make informed buying, operating and maintenance decisions. More than 2,000 guests visit the center each year.
“As part of our sponsorship, Case customers visiting the Tomahawk Customer Center have a unique opportunity to visit the snowmobile capital of the world in Eagle River during their stay in the North Woods,” said Wadzinski, who is an Eagle River-class champion racer himself.
Case equipment deployed to the event will include a Case 721F wheel loader with a 3.5 yd3 bucket, Case TV380 and TV320 compact track loaders with snow brooms, Case SV300 and SR220 skid steers equipped with snow brooms, and a Case SR175 skid steer with bucket and pallet forks.
The championship event is one of the highest-ranking winter sports events in the Midwest and one of oldest continuous snowmobile races in the world, drawing more than 40,000 spectators from around the world. More than 500 of the most talented snowmobile operators from around the world will compete for the championship and prizes at multiple levels of competition.
The Eagle River derby track contains three separate racing venues including the Sno-Cross, the Ice Oval and the Vintage Racing. The Ice Oval and Sno-Cross tracks are built and maintained using more than two million gallons of water, a 4,000-gallon ice truck, a state-of-the-art snow-making machine, a groomer and an ice shaver. For more information about the AMSOIL World Championship Derby or the Eagle River derby track, please visit www.derbytrack.com.