Minneapolis, September 19, 2012– This past summer, Polaris introduced an all-new Scrambler 850 H.O. featuring the proven, 77 horsepower, 850 twin, high output EFI engine with Polaris’ exclusive On-Demand, True All-Wheel Drive with engine braking and a sports tuned suspension. The unit instantly caught the attention of 14-Time Pro ATV Champion, Tim Farr.
“When I heard about the new Scrambler, I was intrigued and thought it would be fun to run one for the last part of the GNCC Racing season, said Farr. “I called up my friends at Bair’s Polaris and they were able to hook me up.”
Farr lined up with seven other “4x4 Open” class participants with the lone Polaris in the field. Many of the other vehicles were highly modified and have run the full GNCC Season. This would be the inaugural run for the Scrambler 850 H.O. and it was very much stock. After six laps, Farr crossed the finish line in second, a great finish for a new, stock vehicle and a racer who hadn’t had a ton of seat time on the ATV before the race.
“I was thrilled with the finish,” added Farr. “The vehicle was delivered six days before the race and being able to finish in the top three the first time out was awesome. I can’t wait to spend more time with the bike and get it dialed in.”
The next GNCC race will be the ITP Power Line Park, in St. Clairsville, OH, October 6-7.
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