Press Release –
At the opening weekend of the NSRA Snowmobile Grass Drag season, everyone was watching to see just how quick the all-new 2008 Yamaha FX Nytro 4-stroke snowmobile would prove to be.
Result? Very quick indeed. In fact the FX Nytro debut could not have been more impressive, with Yamaha racers dominating the Stock 600 single-pipe class with an unbelievable podium sweep over some determined competition on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Outlaw Grass Drags featured a 500-foot grass drag strip, a large crowd of spectators, two complete rounds of racing – and delightful Minnesota weather. Jim Jones, racing for Hauck Powersports, started up Saturday’s action by winning Stock 600 Single Pipe over Allen Ulmer (Ulmer Racing) and Jerry Fix (Fix Powersports) in a historic 1-2-3 sweep for the new FX Nytro.
Sunday’s round-two action proved a virtual repeat as Jones led a 1-2-3-4 Yamaha sweep in Stock 600 Single Pipe ahead of Ulmer, Fix and Hauck, all aboard ’08 FX Nytros.
“All of the races were close – they could have gone either way,” Jones said afterwards. “I have to credit my boss, Pat Hauck, who does a great job setting up the sleds. But I was also impressed by the FX Nytro power. It pulls off the line strong, went fast and was easy to ride.”