Keith Curtis Wins Five Classes to Lead Dominant Polaris Race Team at RMSHA Beaver Mountain Hillclimb
Polaris Racers Win 23 Podiums, Nine of 12 Pro Classes, Queen Crown and Three ‘King’ Crowns
Minneapolis, MN (April 19, 2017) – Polaris hillclimbers continue to dominate, led by Keith Curtis, who won five Pro classes and two King of the Hill crowns, at the RMSHA’s Beaver Mountain, Utah hillclimb this past weekend. Polaris racers won nine of 12 Pro classes, every Semi-Pro class and the Women’s class.
Pro racers can enter five classes at each RMSHA event and Curtis won five classes: 600, 800 and 1000 Stock, 800 Mod and Open Mod. He capped off the event by winning both the Stock and Mod King of the Hill titles. In the season’s first six RMSHA events, Curtis has won 23 class titles, 11 King of the Hill crowns and the King of Kings title at the Jackson Hole World Championship.
The entire Polaris team dominated on AXYS® RMK® sleds earning 23 of 36 available Pro podium spots. Polaris Racer Tanner Meyers won 600 Improved Stock and Justin Thomas won 1000 Improved Stock among his three podium finishes. Luke Rainey won 800 Improved Stock along with earning a podium finish in all four Pro Stock classes. Erin Beukelman had three podium finishes, including a win in 700 Mod.
In Semi-Pro, Polaris Racer Storm Johnson won Stock and Improved Stock and was second in Mod, which was won by Sam Peterson, who went on to win Semi-Pro King of the Hill.
Shelley Heap continued her season-long dominance in the Women’s classes, winning all four races along with the Women’s Queen of the Hill crown for the fifth time in six events this season.
The RMSHA season finale will be held at Grand Targhee, Wyoming, on April 22-23.
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