Pro Vintage Racing
Pro Vintage Racing, also known as PVR, began in 1995 with a group of 12 dedicated individuals to organize the sport of vintage racing. They are credited for starting the World Championship Vintage Weekend at Eagle River. PVR offers 3-5 races per year and with 35- 40 snowmobile racing classes. Our membership is a robust 200 members and growing, making PVR the largest vintage snowmobile racing organization. Snowmobiles from 1985 and earlier racing are eligible for vintage racing. Watching vintage racing is like stepping back in time, you will see Ski-Doo, Moto-ski, Arctic Cat, Polaris, Yamaha, Skiroule, Rupp, Mercury, Sno-Jet, John Deere and Chaparral snowmobiles.
PVR offers the following classes:
Pure Stock: This is one of PVR’s newest classes; it is a great class to introduce yourself to racing. A number of snowmobiles start out as pure stockers, and are eventually modified to race in super stock.
Relic Class: Featuring snowmobiles that were built before 1971. These snowmobiles are modified race snowmobiles that have been updated with some newer technology that brings faster and more exciting racing. One of the most exciting snowmobiles of the era was the Arctic Cat 800cc powered in one of the smaller chassis of the time.
Mod Stock: Snowmobiles in this class are 1974 and older; most of these snowmobiles are original race snowmobiles with minor modifications. The rules limit the number of modifications to keep the snowmobile in a more original state the other modified classes. This class was designed to mimic how PVR’s first class in 1995 began. Mod Stock snowmobiles when modified would be in a Pro Mod and Super Mod class.
Pro Mod: This class also started in 1995. This is a modified class and is known as the flagship class of PVR. The snowmobiles in this class are 1974 and older, and manufactured specifically for racing. Meaning it is not a snowmobile you could purchase off a dealerships’ floor. Many of the snowmobiles in this class were produced in limited quantities.
Super Stock: These snowmobiles we're built before 1985. Racers have used the trail snowmobiles with minor modifications to bring more power to the track. There were many manufacturers in the mid ‘70s and 80’s, offering a variety of options to choose from. Every brand and every color can be seen in the super stock classes.
IFS, IFSX: This class is the next generation in vintage racing. These snowmobiles, like the Pro Mods were designed for the race track. The new independent front suspension has raised the bar in racing. IFS snowmobile motors were designed to increase the power and speed to make for some incredible tight racing. IFS class snowmobiles are 1982 and earlier. The classes are 250cc, 340cc, and 400cc.
Formula 500: This class was designed to have one model of snowmobile that does not allow any major modifications. The class is a driver’s class since all the snowmobiles are basically identical lit is the driver that wins this race. Race snowmobiles in this class are built from a 1989-1992 Polaris Indy 500 carbureted model snowmobiles. However, any hood designed is allowed, giving the driver’s the option to personalize their snowmobile.
PVR has several specialty classes that include:
Juniors: The juniors program has two divisions. In Juniors 1 drivers can race a Pure Stock 400 fan, and Pure Stock 400 Free Air, this class is for driver’s ages 11-17 years of age. Juniors 2 is a Super Stock 340 Free Air, this class is for drivers 13-17 years of age.
Womens: The women’s class is a Super Stock Snowmobile class.
Seniors: This is a class for drivers 60 years of age and older. It too is a Super Stock Class.
Masters: Drivers in this class are 50 years of age and older. It is a Pro Mod Class and snowmobiles are 1985 and older. IFS Masters: One of the newest PVR classes for drivers 50 years of age and older running a 340cc IFS snowmobile.