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    World Championship Snowmobile Watercross - July 15-17

    Posted by Emily Hare
    on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    In 2010, Chad Maki was in 6th place, 3/4 of a lap behind at the end of lap 2. In one of the most aggressive rides ever, he passed everybody and took the lead on the last lap for his first World Championship title. Chad won again in 2012 & 2014.
    Get your BRAAAP on this weekend by attending the 40th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Watercross at Memory Lake Park in Grantsburg, Wis.! The event will be held Friday through Sunday, and it's hosted by the Grantsburg Hockey Association. Top racers from the U.S. and Canada will be competing for the title of World Champion and the large cash purse.

    The thrill of racing snowmobiles over water has attracted thousands of spectators each year. There is something for everyone! Spectators and racers alike enjoy panoramic views of Memory Lake. There is plenty of spectator room plus camping facilities, displays, food and beverage vendors, kids play area, street dances with live music, wrist wrestling tournaments and other activities. 

    Watercross begins on Friday with International Watercross Association (IWA) racing action starting at noon, rolling into the evening with a street dance. Racing continues on Saturday and Sunday, ending around 5 p.m. on Sunday when the champions are determined. Saturday evening's festivities will include another street dance and "The Best Fireworks Around" at dusk.

    Snowmobilerss and non-snowmobilers alike will get a thrill out of this unique summer experience. Plan to spend the weekend by camping or staying at the local motel or B&B.

    If you're bold enough to try racing a snowmobile across open water, contact the International Watercross Association (IWA), who sanctions the races.

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