With a career spanning more than three decades, Corey Davidson was a tour de force in snowmobile competition. His racing skill was punctuated by his longevity, versatility, and tenacity – having raced in oval, enduro, cross-country, and snocross. Davidson’s career highlights include winning the Soo 500 endurance race 8-times; being crowned the I-500 cross-country champion three times; and earning the USCC cross-country Pro 600 year-end championship three times.
Easily one of the most recognizable and popular snowmobile racers/athletes of the modern snocross and freestyle competition era, Levi began his hall of fame career in snocross racing, where he earned a championship in 2009. LaVallee’s racing and driving skills were paired with a daredevil attitude and an infectious personality that led to 13 X Games medals; a world-record snowmobile distance jump of 412-feet; and being recognized as one of the most influential action sport athletes of the modern era by ESPN.
Russ Lemke’s formidable engine building skills are as revered as the racers who drove his snowmobiles to victory. A self-described self-taught engineer, Lemke developed and built some of the most powerful and reliable snowmobile racing engines to ever grace a racetrack. His engines and tuning capabilities resulted in winning the Hay Days Minnesota Cup 12-times; the Wisconsin Cup 10-times; and the Michigan Cup 10-times along with countless oval, snocross, speed run, and hill climb victories.
Often regarded as the ultimate independent, Jeff Ludwig’s impressive career spanned more than four decades. He developed his speed early with grass drag victories including the Hay Days Cup in 1982. However, it was his oval racing success that would propel his hall of fame career. Ludwig’s racing resume is highlighted by six consecutive USSA high point Driver of the Year titles; three Formula 1 championships; and five Pro Sprint championships to cement his place in snowmobile racing history.
Snowmobile racing fans and enthusiasts are invited to the 40th Annual Ride with The Champs and induction ceremony weekend, presented by Livingston’s Arctic Cat, February 15-17, 2024. The three-day event includes the popular Legends Laps where participants can experience the famed ice oval track at the World Championship Derby Complex. Additional features include a Friday Night Fish Fry with guest speakers; vintage and modern trail riding opportunities with poker run; a Snowmobile Hall of Fame Open House meet-and-greet with past and current SHOF inductees along with other snowmobile industry celebrities; and the formal induction ceremony with dinner Saturday evening. In addition, the Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum will be open throughout the weekend.
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Corey Davidson, Levi LaVallee, Russ Lemke, and Jeff Ludwig to be honored with an induction ceremony in St. Germain, Wis.; Fans are invited to celebrate throughout the three-day event February 15-17, 2024. Corey Davidson (Racer) Davidson’s career highlights include winning
One of the most durable, active and talented snowmobile racing stars of the 1960’s and early 1970’s, Duane Frandsen of Pembine, Wisconsin, was a power in both cross-country and oval racing. He brought a combination of persistence, driving talent, cool
The sport of snowmobile racing lost a shooting star when 18-year-old Hunter Houle died while preparing for the season opening USXC cross-country race on Pine Lake, Minn., Jan. 6, 2017.
The son of Snowmobile Hall of Fame inductee Steve Houle (2016), grandson of SHOF inductee Charlie Lofton (1991) and nephew of Mike Houle (2009), Hunter was following in the tracks of greatness while pursuing his passion to race snowmobiles. His race…his lifetime…ended too quickly, but its impact can last for years to come.
The Houle family, in partnership with the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wis., has created the Hunter Houle Memorial SHOF New Building Fund, the purpose of which is to help fund the creation of an additional new museum.
The planned new museum is a 60 x 100-ft., 2-story building adjacent to the current building that will more than double the current area. Its purpose is to fully and faithfully preserve and display the rich history of our sport while honoring the racers and the people who have shaped it in the past, present and future. The building plans can be viewed at www.snowmobilehalloffame.com/expansion-plans/.
The Hunter Houle Memorial New Building Fund is a way for you to donate to the new SHOF building in Hunter’s name. A special plaque dedicated to Hunter and featuring the names of those who donated to this fund will be on permanent display at the SHOF. To donate, click on the dedicated tab in the Donations section of the SHOF website.
“Since Hunter died, people ask us what they can do for our family,” said Steve and Charlene Houle. “Our answer is to hug your kids. For those inspired to do something more, the Hunter Houle Memorial SHOF New Building Fund is a tribute to the sport that’s so dear to our family, and an honor to Hunter’s legacy.”
SHOF President Craig Marchbank added, “We are honored that the Houle family offered this memorial opportunity in the name of Hunter, and we are grateful to the donors who contribute in his name.”
P.O. Box 720
St. Germain, WI 54558
SNOWMOBILE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
OPERATIONS ARE LOCATED AT:
8481 HWY 70 WEST
@ Sled World Blvd
(1 mile west of the Chamber office
& one mile East of the Whitetail Inn)