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03-03-2010, 08:31 PM
Do you remember the first time you visited the ER World Championships? What year and what was your reaction to this anual event. Remember who won the F1 SLEDS?
03-04-2010, 10:18 AM
I don't remember what year but I know it was back in the mid-late 80's.
I went up there with my dad and a friend for the whole weekend. It was cold as heck out I do remember that---thank goodness we use to get to go into the Yamaha both.
I remember going to the I-500 events when they use to end in the twin cities. We would drive a semi with parts for a lot of sledders and be set up and ready to go..that was interesting to see.
One thing about ER derby is that back when I went, the place was packed. Both sides of the track, you could barely move. Attendance is no where near that nowadays.
1963 race.went with Mike Trapp. watched log pulling contest,hill climb. mike said he would like to try someday. lots of homebuilts, evinrudes, huskies, polaris and ski-doos was warm and melting lots of slush on dollar lake and area! after 2 yrs lake proved to be slush pit and er lions looked for a better spot closer to eagle river!
03-06-2010, 03:09 PM
I was there in 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 77, 78.
My most memorable one was the year Ed Schubitzke won on a Yamaha SRX..he shattered the track record by 7 seconds that year (in qualifying)...he led the main event from start to finish.
I was too young to really remember the 71-72 races that mike trapp won.
Here are a few of my favorite sleds from way back when.
03-06-2010, 07:54 PM
wow....great pics of the old sleds...
03-06-2010, 08:47 PM
Are the handle bars "pre-cocked" to the right, or is it just me?
03-06-2010, 08:53 PM
I think they are pre-cocked so they can stay in close when leaning off the sled
good question....I don't know the answer that is just my guess
03-07-2010, 03:17 PM
First Year was 1988, we used to go to the races a few times, the last ten years we only have gone to Friday Night Thunder, Only missed three years due to Lack of Snow , Back injury and work.
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