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    Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers opened the 2015 Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) season in dominant fashion as they won nine of 12 Pro class titles, won two King of the Hill crowns, and earned 80% of the available podium spots on Feb. 13-14 at in Montpelier, Idaho.

    Polaris racer Luke Rainey won three classes and reached the podium in all five classes in which he competed. Erin Beukelman and Keith Curtis won two classes apiece and both earned four podium spots.

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      Algoma Snowmobile Trails

      Earlier this winter Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) and Yamaha Motor Canada co-sponsored a contest to bring the latest sleds in the Yamaha fleet to the organization that opens a day’s worth of riding on Ontario’s snow trails first. The winners were the Sault Trailblazers in Algoma Country.

      The dates and routes around the Early Season Power Tour have now been announced. With the tour starting out of Sault Ste. Marie’s new Yamaha dealership – Premier Yamaha Powersports – the group will ride for two days and cover some of the most inspiring sections of the Algoma region’s snowmobile trails.

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        Kody Kamm Deadwood Snocross

        (Photo courtesy of Lissa Marsolek/ISOC)

        Polaris snocross racer Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) won one of the most exciting Pro Open finals of the season during a Jan. 30-31 weekend of ISOC National racing in Deadwood, S.D., and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) reached the Pro Open podium both nights.

        Kamm was the top qualifier prior to the Friday night Pro Open final, but it was Martin who got the holeshot to show he would battle for the win. Kamm passed Martin for the lead at the end of the first lap, then series points leader Tucker Hibbert moved into second and pressed Kamm for the remaining 21 laps on the tight, technical course. Kamm countered every Hibbert passing attempt, retained his speed as he worked his way through traffic, and won his first final of the season. Martin finished third, and three fellow Polaris racers also finished in the top 10: Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) was eighth, Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) was ninth, and Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) finished 10th.

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          Tucker Hibbert X Games

          (Photo courtesy of John Hanson)

          Team Arctic proved that green is gold at the 2015 ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., capturing two gold medals, a silver and one bronze, with outstanding performances by 17 athletes and crew members.

          Tucker Hibbert kept his incredible win-streak alive, taking his eighth-consecutive gold medal after a dominant performance in snocross. Hibbert now has 13 overall medals in X Games competition dating back to his first appearance in 2000, at which he won his first of nine career gold medals. Joining Hibbert in snocross competition were Team Arctic racers David Joanis, Logan Christian, Cody Thomsen and Mike Bauer.

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            2015 Polaris 800 RMK-Pro

            Polaris to announce all-new AXYS platform-based replacement for popular 2015 Pro-RMK this Friday.

            The Polaris snowmobile website is teasing an announcement of a new model, most likely some version of the Model Year 2016 RMK series, that will be announced on Friday, January 30th.

            The video teaser, which you can see below, announces a new RMK ostensibly based on an expansion of the AXYS platform. The teaser notes that the “all new king takes its throne” with dramatic improvements made to all the things that make the current Pro-RMK series work. The Polaris video teases the new 2016 Rocky Mountain King will offer: instantaneous lift; rider balanced control, and immediate response. These are the stated hallmarks of the AXYS Rush and Switchback series of trail sleds for 2015.

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