Eagle River, Wis. – AmSnow’s American Eagle Trophy will have another Goede name engraved on it after Sunday’s Vintage World Championship race here under the lights.
Matt Goede, of New Germany, Minn., led from flag to flag at the Vintage Championship race that wrapped up the Derby Track’s vintage racing weekend. Goede’s win follows two vintage world championships by his brother Jacob, who won it in 2006 and 2010 and was leading last year when his sled broke and he crashed out.
Matt Goede has won several other class championships during recent vintage race weekends here and had a trouble free run on Sunday aboard his No. 28 Polaris Starfire.
Second was Kevin Flannery of Michigan who closed the gap on Goede over the last several laps, but couldn’t mount a real challenge. Third was last year’s champ, Todd Krikke of Michigan and fourth went to Bradee Miaskoch of Willow River, Minn. The top four finishers were all aboard vintage Polaris snowmobiles.
The race concluded about 6 p.m., about 3 hours later than usual, after a day of spinouts and crashes that slowed the racing pace. Earlier in the weekend there had been warmer temperatures and light rain, but the Derby Track, which is celebrating its 50th season this year, got all the racing in.
The winners from Eagle River Vintage Weekend.
The track’s manager, Todd Achterberg, said entries were about 800 this year for the vintage races, down from about 1,000 last year.
American Snowmobiler sponsors the American Eagle Trophy presented to the Vintage World Champion at Eagle River each season.
For more results from the weekend, click here.
-By Mark Savage, Editor of American Snowmobiler