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."