Polaris Ready for RMSHA 2022 With New Engine Technology
Roseau, MN (August 12, 2021) – The pandemic cut short the 2020 season, and Team Polaris racers were eager to hit the track as soon as the snow flew last winter. Armed with new engines and technologies, Team Polaris stood proudly on the podium from Jackson Hole to ERX and Eagle River.
“Last season was a fantastic winter for Polaris. We won and had great success in every venue of snowmobile racing, with great momentum coming into this winter.” said Tom Rager Jr., Polaris Racing Manager.
While the RMSHA 2020 season was cut short at only 3 races, Team Polaris won all 9 King titles, sweeping every single race. Expectations were high heading into the 2021 season.
“With the 2020 season being mostly cancelled, I was coming into the 2021 season with a full head of steam ready to win.” commented Keith Curtis, Polaris Racer.
The season kicked off at the Bear Lake Hillclimb with Keith Curtis sweeping every class he entered, taking home all three King titles – and eliminating any notion that the Polaris RMKs had lost a step.
The domination continued with the team coming into the Jackson Hole Hillclimb on a roll. The crew delivered a knockout performance in Jackson, winning 11 of 12 Pro classes and all three King Titles.
The season wrapped up at the Lost Trail Hillclimb in Sula, Montana, and the results are simply unreal: Polaris racers won 8 Pro classes, and Keith Curtis, Luke Rainey, and Justin Thomas combined to win all 18 King titles this season.
Kept under wraps throughout the race season was some exciting news: Curtis and Thomas swept the Mod King titles aboard factory-built, near production Patriot Boost engines.
Polaris Ready for RMHSA 2022 with New Engines
Expectations are high heading into the new race season, and the engineering team in Roseau, Minnesota has made sure that Team Polaris is equipped with the best to fight for podiums.
Following the exciting launch of the all-new Matryx RMK in March, the Polaris Hillclimb team is excited to send the new RMKs through the gates.
– Keith Curtis“I’m super excited to get the new Matryx Slash out on the track. After seeing what it can do in the backcountry, and how precise and responsive it is, I know it will be extremely competitive on the race course.”
The RMK Khaos Matryx Slash will challenge the 900 and 1000, with the 650 Pro RMK Matryx in the 700 class. The lightweight, rigid design of the Matryx platform RMKs are ideal stock class Hillclimb sleds, and excellent foundations for the factory-built Modified class sleds. The standard Walker Evans Velocity shocks, Polaris-exclusive tracks, and Patriot powerplants deliver the power and control required for the brutal Hillclimb courses that are commonplace on the circuit.
Beyond the new platform are two new engine packages for the season. The first is a factory-built 650 mod, built for the 700 Improved class. The engine features a revised head and calibration, as well as purpose built twin pipes, designed in Roseau, MN by the engineering team.
The second is a production stock Patriot Boost engine package to compete in the new Stock Turbo class. After taking all 7 Mod King titles last season, the Patriot Boost engine is ready to defend its reign from any challengers.