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Watercross: Racing Snowmobiles on Water


Photo: Joe Barrett/Wall Street Journal

What, you think that snowmobiles only go on snow? Joe Barrett of The
Wall Street Journal explores the sport of watercross, where participants
race snowmobiles on water:

Most people think snowmobiling is strictly a winter sport. Mr.
McCurdy, a rider on the International Watercross Association circuit,
disagrees. He and his fellow drivers wait all year to race their machines
on northern lakes when there isn’t a snowdrift or a patch of ice in
sight.

"It’s totally mind-blowing" for some people that snowmobiles
can race on water, said Derek McPheeters, another driver and president
of the association. "But they work excellent."

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June 9th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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