If you ask any of the cast members who would win a snowmobile race on the water when it’s a brisk 42 degrees outside, and the only snowmobile they’re allowed to use is a junk sled, they’re going to pick the guy who has never hopped on a snowmobile before.
“Probably Red Beard, because he has this weird, uncanny ability to be naturally-talented at everything, even though he has zero experience doing it,” Dave “Heavy D” Sparks said.
Besides the rubber ducks hanging from the back of their sleds as a nod to playfully poking fun at the “good luck charm” superstition, the men have their game plans ready.
“If you slow down, like a skipping-stone across the water, you’ll go straight to the bottom,” Keaton “The Muscle” Hoskins told camera crews before the race took place.
On Monday morning, the placid, glassy water in Jensen’s Grove in Blackfoot had been wakened by the wakes of the four stars of the popular Discovery show, “Diesel Brothers” even before they hopped on their first Polaris 900 to race each other across the reservoir.
“Blackfoot is awesome! I mean, everywhere in Idaho, really,” Sparks said.
The crew chose this particular location since there are several people who work on the show who have ties to southeastern Idaho. The show’s shot manager, Hans Peterson, is originally from Blackfoot, with Diesel Dave’s wife hailing from the Rexburg area.
But despite the show’s rapidly-growing success, the cast members you thought you knew from watching the show, quickly became “those four guys” you really did end up getting to know from winding-up in the center of their laid-back, hilarious banter.
To see who won the race (and who sunk before finishing), film crew members said it should air within the next three weeks on Monday night on the Discovery channel, at 7 p.m. MST.
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