More Wins at Eagle River for the Next Generation of Starfire Kids

2018 Eagle River Pro Womans F-500 Champion Madison Phillips.

A few weeks back I posted some photos of the Scott Johnson Formula 500 sled that he and his team designed to be a modern day “Midnight Blue Express” sled, decked out in the Starfire Kids logos. The sled design was a hit with everyone who saw it. And the video of them testing at Strathcona proved she is no show queen – she is built for speed!

Well it appears that having a Starfire Kids design makes sleds go faster. A lot faster. It’s as thought he spirit of the Starfire Kids are helping out during the races.

Not only did Blaine Stephenson become the new World Champion with his sled decked out in Midnight Blue colors (and the last Champ motor built by Larry Rugland), but Madison Phillips won the PRO WOMENS 5-500 World Championship. Somewhere, Dorothy Mercer is having a beer in your honor Madison! Way to go!

And there’s more! Keith Wojciechowski (aka “Wojo”) won PRO FORMULA 500 AND PRO 500/600 Combo World Championships on the very same sled! As Scott put it, “A great weekend for more Starfire Kids and Johnson Racing taking home three World Championship Titles!”

What Madison, Scott and Keith may not know is that none other than Bob Eastman was watching the races all weekend long and cheering them on.

Nice work and I hope we see many more Starfire Kids inspired racers take the chance at their dreams.

F500 Eagle River Champ
Keith “Wojo” After winning one of two of his his 2018 Eagle River World Championships!
Eagle River Trophies
Johnson Racing 2018 Eagles for their Starfire Kids inspired F-500 Polaris.
Dorothy Mercer racing in 1973
Dorothy Mercer racing in 1973

Here’s some closeups of the sled:


The passion, triumph, dominance and tragedy of one of the most successful
efforts in motorsports: The Polaris Professional Race Team


Starfire Kids Books