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Watercross: Racing Snowmobiles on Water

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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