Already renowned for its Terrain Domination, the 800 RUSH PRO-R showed its straight line speed on Friday by winning titles in four amateur classes – including a 1000cc class – at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Assn. (NHSA) grass drags, an annual event attended by over 40,000 people.
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. The powerful 800 RUSH PRO-R was the talk of the event.
“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. The ease of adjustability was a big help in making the PRO R run 600ft 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,” said Cicchetto after the races.
The racing was held at the Brookvale Farm in Fremont, N.H., during the NHSA Grass Drags and Water Crossing weekend.
The 800 RUSH is built on the Polaris-exclusive PRO-RIDE Chassis, which features a truly progressive-rate rear suspension that virtually eliminates “spine tinglers.” The chassis is 300% more rigid for more precise handling, and its Rider Active Control provides the best weight transfer for the most intuitive, most responsive handling on any trail or terrain.
As demonstrated on the New Hampshire drag strip, the 800 Cleanfire engine delivers superior acceleration and outstanding top-end power. Cleanfire injection automatically compensates for changes in temperature and altitude, ensuring easy starts and optimal performance in all conditions.
Information about the complete 2011 lineup of Polaris snowmobiles, and a Polaris dealer locator, are available at www.terraindomination.com.