Russ Shewchuk, West St. Paul, Manitoba writes:
I agree 100 percent with the comments made by Mr. Lester on the 144 (inch tracked) sleds. It seems that some manufacturers are trying to promote a trend of building these machines to support their mammoth, overweight 4-stroke sleds that can’t plane up onto powder covered terrain.
They should spend more time like BRP reducing weight and improving their 2-stroke technology. After all, light makes right. Can you imagine getting one of these suckers stuck and you’re all by yourself on a -30c day? It wouldn’t be long before the coyotes had a nice supper!
Russ: I agree fully with your agreement of myself. Lets start a campaign against these evil 144-inch sleds. We could organize an army and storm places like Thief River Falls, Roseau, Minnesota and Hammamatsu, Japan. One thing I don’t agree with, however: I hate being referred to as Mr. Lester. It makes me feel the age I actually am.
– Kent Lester