Celebrating its 50th year, Eagle River, Wis. played host again to the World Championship Snowmobile Derby this past weekend. The pack of 15 racers competing for the title included several world champions, and it was a battle to the very end.

When the white dust settled 23-year-old Malcolm Chartier had earned his own place in history. Chartier’s #33 Ski-Doo led every lap until he was passed by the #747 Polaris of Jordan Wahl with just four laps to go. Chartier reclaimed his lead but felt Wahl’s sled bumping his own, including a strong slam in the last corner that led Chartier to lose his grip and briefly use his knee to maintain throttle.

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Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby

  “He’s a good sport and he’s a fast competitor, but I won today and I’m the world champion!” boasted Chartier.  

Malcolm Chartier Wins at Eagle RiverMalcolm Chartier hoists the World Championshp trophy.

For the complete event recap, visit Off-Road.com.