Press Release –
Yamaha four-stroke snowmobiles powered to eight spectacular wins over the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 weekend in the final round of the Woody’s Triple Crown, a highly anticipated summer snowmobile grass drag-racing series.
Saturday’s races in rural Wausau, Wis. were challenging due to rain-soaked terrain, but Jerry Fix started things off by winning Stock 500 on a Nytro and Stock 600 aboard an Apex, with Pat Hauck second on another Apex.
In Semi Pro action, Rocky Miller won Stock 600 on an Apex over teammate Chris Weise on a Vector. Miller and Weise then repeated the performance in Stock 500, this time both on Vectors.
Sunday weather proved glorious and the Yamaha wins continued. Fittingly, perennial grass-drag champion Hauck closed his long career by leading a 1-2-3 Yamaha Apex sweep in Stock 600 over Fix and Miller.
Fix then added to his own tally by winning Improved Stock 600 on an RX-1 Warrior, with Hauck third on an RX-1. Finally in Semi Pro, Weise claimed Stock 600 on an Apex and Stock 500 on a Vector over Miller on another Vector.
“I have been racing Yamahas for 30 years straight,” Hauck reflected after his final race. “I started out racing the 1976 440 SRX and finished today with the Apex four stroke, and I can tell you the Apex’s throttle response and power are the best that Yamaha has ever built.”