Polaris 800 Rush Pro-R shines in New Hampshire grass drags
Wins four amateur classes and beats 1000cc sleds
Story by Staff, Oct. 12, 2010Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
Carl Cicchetto of Rochester Sports Center, a Polaris dealership in Barrington, N.H., took a 2011 800 RUSH PRO-R to the race track and beat all comers in the amateur Stock 800cc, Stock 800s (single pipe), Super Stock Twin 800cc and Stock 1000cc classes.
The 800 Rush Pro-R not only beat its Stock 800 counterparts, it beat 800cc sleds with Improved Stock mods, and beat stock sleds with displacement advantages of 200cc.
I have been racing/wrenching snowmobiles for years and this Pro-Ride suspension really did shine when the racing surface got worse as the night went on, says Cicchetto. The ease of adjustability was a big help in making the Pro-R run 600 feet consistently and the way this chassis responded to my body-english made it even easier to drive. The throttle response on the 800 motor was very quick, helping me with my reaction times.
The racing was held at the Brookvale Farm in Fremont, NH, during the NHSA Grass Drags and Water Crossing weekend.