Bob Enns

DATE OF INDUCTION: February 7, 2015
CAREER SPAN: 1969 – 1995
COMPETITION TYPE: Cross-Country

BRANDS REPRESENTED: John Deere, Polaris, Roll-O-Flex & Ski-Doo
AGE AT INDUCTION: 63

Beginning in 1969 and continuing for more than a decade, Bob Enns of Oak Bluff, Manitoba, poured his passion for snowmobile racing into a career that shined with victories in oval and cross-country competition. He was a four-time ICCSF cross-country race winner with multiple top-10 overall season high-point finishes.

His career began on the oval tracks of Manitoba, racing Polaris and Rollo-Flex machines to dozens of victories including a win at the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships in Beausejour. In 1972 Enns competed in and won his first ever cross-country race aboard a John Deere. Racing for John Deere the following year, Enns would ride the wave of popularity in cross-country for the rest of the decade. He was named to the legendary Enduro Team Deere program in for 1976 and responded by winning the prestigious ICCSF Eagles Heartland Grand Prix in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Enns started the 1977 season with another ICCSF win, this time at the Peace Garden Classic in Bottineau, North Dakota. He followed it up mid-season with consecutive wins in Willmar and Sauk Centre, Minnesota, the first driver to win three events in a season on the ultra-competitive ICCSF circuit. Enns raced for Ski-Doo and Deere in subsequent seasons before retiring from full-time competition after 1980.

In 1980 after retirement from racing Enns helped grow his family’s business into one of the largest John Deere and Ski-Doo dealerships in Canada. His was highly regarded among his teammates and fellow racers as a kind, good-natured rider who truly enjoyed the spirit of snowmobiling competition.