MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 14, 2018) – With outstanding team balance and the industry-leading performance of PRO-RMK snowmobiles, Polaris hillclimbers dominated the RMSHA Lost Trail Hillclimb, as seven Polaris racers won 11 of the 12 Pro classes, and 11 of the team’s racers captured 26 of 36 available podium spots. Pro racers Justin Thomas and Keith Curtis combined for six wins and 10 podium finishes during the racing March 10-11 at Sula, Montana. Curtis also won Stock and Modified King of the Hill titles, and Thomas won Improved Stock King of the Hill.
Polaris hillclimbers looked perfectly prepared for the upcoming World Championship as they won all Pro Stock and Pro Modified classes at Lost Trail, the second event on the 2018 Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Assn. schedule. Polaris racers have won 20 of 24 Pro classes this season, including every Stock and Modified class.
In the Pro Stock classes at Lost Trail, Polaris racers earned 10 of 12 podium spots and swept the 700 and 1000 classes with 1-2-3 finishes. Keith Curtis won the 600, 900, and 1000 classes, and Luke Rainey won the 700 class. Les Keller had a second and a third, Justin Thomas had two third-place finishes, and Tanner Meyers was third in 700 Stock.
Polaris racers won three of four Pro Improved Stock classes and swept 700 Improved with a 1-2-3 finish. Justin Thomas won 1000 Improved, Dolan Phelps won the 700 class, and Les Keller won in 600 Improved. Erin Beukelman (900) and Brandon Titensor (700) earned second-place finishes, and Cody Bahny (700) and Phelps (600) took third.
Polaris racers who won the four Pro Modified classes were Aaron Sterck (600), Erin Beukelman (700), Keith Curtis (900), and Justin Thomas (Open).
In Pro Master Stock, Cole Willford won the Stock class and was second in Improved, and Travis Zollinger was second in Stock. Shelley Balls won the Women’s Improved and Modified classes and took second in two other classes. Tayler Meyers earned a pair of thirds. Up-and-coming Polaris racers who won their classes were: Raiden Lutz (Juniors 12-13), Cole Thomas (Juniors), Clancy Meagher (Amateurs Stock), and Tanner Thomas (Amateurs Improved).
Next up for the Polaris hillclimbers is the World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, March 22-25.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.