The 50th Anniversary of the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby is welcoming back an exciting sponsor for the World Championship, and the “freaky fast” ones are bringing a lot of dough to the party.
“We couldn’t be happier right now, and are extremely excited to welcome Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches as an official product sponsor of the AMSOIL World Championship,” Derby Track spokesman Todd Achterberg said.
Jimmy John’s is putting a total of $60,000 into the AMSOIL World Championship 30-lap finale. The World Champion will take home $50,000 from Jimmy John’s, along with another $10,000 from the AMSOIL Derby Track.
Jimmy John’s is also putting up another $10,000 for the “Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Challenge,” which will be split up among the top four drivers in the Championship race at the mandatory pit stop caution. The leader at lap 10 will pocket $5,000, second $3,000, while third and fourth will each get $1,000.
The big payday at the AMSOIL World Championship will continue to be spread out across the top 12 finishers when the final checkered flag falls on Sunday, Jan. 20. There is an additional $11,600 being paid out by the AMSOIL Derby Track.
The total payout for the 30-lap Championship Race at this year’s AMSOIL Eagle River Championship Snowmobile Derby will total $81,600, making this the richest payout in the history of modern day snowmobile racing.