Case of The Mondays: Closed Course IWA Snowmobile Racing


Sure, jet skis shooting around the lake and cutting a few buoys is second nature for a personal watercraft, but how about a snowmobile? Yes, that’s right a snowmobile. Skimming across the water using a tank tread and a pair of skis, snowmobiles actually produce enough kinetic energy to displace the surface tension of the lake and effectively glide across without sinking. (That’s not to say that some don’t sink.)

The IWA (International Watercross Association) puts on a full calendar’s worth of racing events hosting eight different classes – including drag and oval classes – all summer long. As per the IWA’s website, “The International Watercross Association is a member owned and operated nonprofit organization founded in 1988. The mission of the IWA is to provide a safe, uniform environment for the sanctioning and promotion of the sport of Snowmobile Watercross Racing.”

Bringing all of that exciting on the water action to the masses is cable channel MAVTV, who many of you will recognize as the network that produces “Dangerous Waters,” the long distance personal watercraft show. But when the Dangerous Waters crew are out filming new episodes, MAVTV is bringing you some awesome snowmobile racing…on the water! Namely, the Lucas Oil On The Edge show.

Lucas Oil On the Edge brings its viewers motorsports coverage that you might not normally see on national television. With stuff like motorcycle flat track racing, midget racing, swamp buggy racing and even team demolition derby.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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