Congrats team Polaris - For an awesome 2012/2013 race season

Alex Hetteen

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): USXC Semi-Pro Stock and Semi-Pro Improved

Race Team Name: 131 Racing

Crew Members:

  • Bob Menne (Owner & Manager)
  • Bobby Menne (Pro Racer)
  • Matt Skubic (Mechanic)

Sponsors:

  • Premier Plastics
  • Polaris Racing
  • Fly Racing
  • Polaris Engineered Lubricants
  • Arctic FX Graphics
  • Woodys
  • Walker Evans
  • White Pine Lodge
  • C&A Pro Skis
  • Bunke Racing
  • LRM
  • Eleven

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Second place USXC Semi-Pro Stock season points; Third place USXC Semi-Pro Improved points; three wins, three seconds, and three thirds

Age: 25

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 4/29/1989

Hometown (City, State/Province): Roseau, MN

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Polaris ORV Powertrain Development Engineer

Hobbies:

  • Backcountry snowmobiling in Michigan's UP and the Rockies
  • racing dirtbike enduros & hare scrambles
  • fixing things that aren't broke
  • A little of everything

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Linkin Park
  • Skrillex
  • Eric Church

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • The Office
  • Dexter
  • Breaking Bad

Car You Drive 2008 Chevy Duramax

Car You Wish You Drove: 2014 Chevy Duramax Denali

Number of Years Racing: 3 (two in USXC, one in hillclimbs)

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 25 - My whole life!

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning Stock King of the Hill, six podiums, and qualifying for the Jackson Hole World Championship Hillclimbs at my first ever Hillclimb Competition in Caspian, MI."

How did you get started in Racing?: "I've wanted to race since I was a little kid, but never really got an opportunity. After graduating college I finally had some spare time & money and was able to go to a race where I was introduced to the Bunke Racing crew. I hung around the Bunke trailer and helped out everywhere I could - and learned a ton. I think I went to every race that season just to help out and learn as much as I could. But each race I went to made me want to try it for myself more and more. So the next summer I went to Haydays and bought an old used race sled and decided to give it a try!"

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Semi-Pro Stock and Improved points championships; Five first-place finishes; Finish the I-500; No DNFs due to mechanical failures

Favorite Track/Race: Park Rapids. It has a little of everything! (ditches, fields, lakes, woods, trails).

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "No, I don't have any rituals; I think the best "good luck" comes from having your equipment, gear, and mind properly prepared."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "Good question. I think a lot of my race inspiration and motivation comes from old stories about guys like my grandpa Allan, Bob Eastman, and Jerry Bunke. I mean, just try reading the Star Fire Kids book and not be inspired to go buy a sled and start racing!"

Andy Thomas

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 600 Stock
  • 600 Improved Stock
  • 700 Stock
  • 700 Improved Stock

Race Team Name: Thomas Racing

Crew Members:

  • Tyson Thomas
  • Justin Thomas

Sponsors:

  • Motorfist
  • 509
  • Polaris
  • Carl's Cycle
  • Tyson Thomas
  • Thomas Drilling
  • Fox
  • Starting Line Products
  • EZRyde
  • Boondocker
  • Gates
  • Sled2sled

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Won World Championship titles in Semi-Pro Stock and Semi-Pro Improved at the Jackson Hole World Championship, and won the Semi-Pro King of the Hill crown at Jackson. Finished second in points in all three RMSHA Semi-Pro classes (Stock, Improved Stock, Mod). It was just Andy's second year of racing, and his first year racing on Polaris sleds.

Age: 19

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 5/22/1995

Hometown (City, State/Province): Afton, WY

Married (Yes/No): No!

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: I work for the family company drilling water wells.

Hobbies:

  • Motorcycling
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • RZR riding
  • mountain biking

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Imagine Dragons
  • G-Easy

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Lone Survivor

Car You Drive 2001 Chevy truck

Car You Wish You Drove: 2015 Denali Duramax

Number of Years Racing: 2

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 1

Most Memorable Racing Moment: My most memorable moment would have to be when I went over Jackson for the third time, winning King Of The Hill. I don't think I've ever had such an accomplished feeling.

How did you get started in Racing?: I have a lot of friends that do it, so I figured I should try it.

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: My goals for this year are to place in the top 5 at every race and have a podium at the Jackson Hill climb!

Favorite Track/Race: A toss-up between Afton, WY, and Jackson Hole

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: I always try to walk the course before my run.

Who has influenced your race career the most?: I'd say my uncle Tyson Thomas. Without him none of this would be possible. I'm super grateful for all the help he has given me!

Bobby Menne

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): USXC Pro Stock and Pro Open

Race Team Name: 131 Racing

Crew Members:

  • Bob Menne
  • Alex Hetteen
  • Matt Skubic

Sponsors:

  • Premier Plastics
  • Polaris Racing
  • Fly Racing
  • Polaris Engineered Lubricants
  • Arctic FX Graphics
  • Woodys
  • Walker Evans
  • White Pine Lodge
  • C&A Pro Skis
  • Bunke Racing
  • LRM
  • Eleven

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Fifth place in Pro Open in Walker, MN, after returning from injury.

Age: 23

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 7/25/1991

Hometown (City, State/Province): Virginia, MN

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Law Enforcement student and Development Tech. at Premier Plastics

Hobbies:

  • Motocross
  • Jet-Skiing
  • boating

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Blink 182
  • O.A.R.

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

Car You Wish You Drove: Ford F-350

Number of Years Racing: 9

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 4

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Too many to count."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My dad and grandpa were racers in the past and the family was always into racing."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Pro points championship

Favorite Track/Race: "It's cross-country, so we usually don't see the same track twice."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "Lots of guys. Steve Houle, Larry Rugland, My dad. Gabe Bunke."

Brandon Titensor

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 600 Stock
  • 600 Improved Stock
  • 700 Stock
  • 700 Improved Stoc

Race Team Name: Robinson Motors Race Team

Crew Members:

  • Luke Rainey
  • Taylor Wilkes

Sponsors:

  • Splash Day Spa
  • R & T Construction (Hal Titensor)
  • Robinson Motors
  • Salt River Motors
  • Kilroy LLC
  • Dave's Barber Shop
  • Tyson Thomas
  • KLIM
  • Polaris
  • Polaris Engineered Lubricants
  • Simplot Smokey Canyon Mine
  • Bret Jensen

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Brandon had 11 top-five finishes, including three wins. In RMSHA season points, he finished: second in 600 Improved Stock; fourth in 700 Stock; eighth in 600 Stock; 10th in 800 Improved Stock; and 12th in 700 Improved Stock. At the Jackson Hole World Championship, he finished third in 600 Improved Stock, and fifth in 700 Improved Stock.

Age: 27

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 7/17/1987

Hometown (City, State/Province): Afton, WY

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Kristi Titensor

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Haydon, Colson, and Jaxon

Occupation: Simplot Smokey Canyon Mine

Hobbies:

  • Hunting
  • snowmobiling
  • camping

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Chris LeDoux

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Shooter

Car You Drive 2014 GMS Duramax

Car You Wish You Drove: 2015 GMC Denali Duramax

Number of Years Racing: 0

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 4

Most Memorable Racing Moment: First time going over Jackson placing 2nd in 1000 stock.

How did you get started in Racing?: "I was the garbage boy at Robinson Motors and wanted to be part of the 'Robinson Motor Race Team' so I worked hard & got a sled so I could race with Scott Brown, Brock Brown, &apmp; Kevin Kilroy."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Place top 5 in 5 classes points and to win a 1st at Jackson.

Favorite Track/Race: Afton Challenge Hillclimb

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: Try to get lots of sleep & just stay positive even after a bad run.

Who has influenced your race career the most?: I'm not sure there is just one but every racer & most of all Luke Rainey and my dad (VP Hal).

Cole Willford

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 600 Mod
  • 700 Mod
  • 800 Mod
  • Open Mod
  • 800 Stock

Race Team Name: 2Five2Crew

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Klim
  • Boondocker
  • Skinz Protective Gear
  • FOX
  • SCS Unlimited
  • RSI Racing
  • Camoplast
  • Starting Line Products
  • Stud Boy
  • Amsoil Racing
  • EZRyde
  • Weekender Sports
  • Corkle Oil

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Three-Peat 600 Mod World Champion - Jackson Hole
18 Top 5 finishes
End of Season Point Standings: Second place in 600 Mod
2nd place in 700 Mod
5th place in 800 Mod
5th place in Open Mod

Age: 6

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 9/24/1977

Hometown (City, State/Province): Fruita, CO

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Jill

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Tanner (12), Peyton (7)

Occupation: Wireline Operator

Hobbies:

  • Dirt biking
  • mountain biking
  • wakeboarding

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Ellie Goulding

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • AMA motocross and supercross
  • Thunderstruck
  • Schooled
  • and Boondockers films

Car You Drive F450

Car You Wish You Drove: Trophy Truck

Number of Years Racing: 8

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 7

Most Memorable Racing Moment: To date, it has to be once again defending my 600 Mod world title and winning at Jackson Hole for the 3rd year in a row.

How did you get started in Racing?: My dad raced in the 80's. I grew up riding and watching him hoping that some day I would be able to compete, too. In 2008, I finally felt as though it was my time, so I signed up as a RMSHA member and the rest is history as they say.

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: I have a lot of goals, but the biggest goal that I have been chasing for my entire career is to win Mod King at the World Championships in Jackson Hole, WY.

Favorite Track/Race: Snow King Mountain at the World Championship race held in Jackson Hole, WY.

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: Work out and train hard!

Who has influenced your race career the most?:

David Sharp Jr.

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 800 Stock
  • 1000 Stock
  • 800 Improved Stock
  • 800 Mod
  • Open Mod

Race Team Name: Sharp Bros. Racing

Crew Members:

  • Dave Sharp
  • Brad Sharp

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Wheeler Enterprises
  • Boondock
  • Starting Line Products
  • 509 Films
  • Renegade Sports
  • Bully Dog
  • SCS Unlimited
  • Exit Shocks
  • Fly Racing
  • Patrick Custom Carbon
  • Pepsi
  • Kurt's Polaris
  • Carl's Cycle
  • EZRyde
  • SRCC Red Line Oil
  • Force Reeds
  • Mid Valley Dodge
  • Pop off Inc.
  • Yak Fitness
  • Owens Cycle
  • Darin Gould
  • Dave Verhey
  • Dr. Boss
  • The Trick Shop
  • Guns West 2

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: At the Jackson Hold World Championship, he won the Improved King of the Hill crown, won the 800 Improved World Championship, and finished second in 800 Modified, sixth in 1000 Stock, and 10th in Open Modified. At the Bear Lake hillclimb, he won the 800 Improved and 800 Modified titles, finished third in Stock King of the Hill, and won the Modified King of the Hill title. In RMSHA season points, he finished second in Open Modified, third in 800 Improved Stock and 800 Modified, fourth in 1000 Stock, and sixth in 800 Stock.

Age: 21

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 8/12/1992

Hometown (City, State/Province): Moxee, WA

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Owner, Sharps Muffler

Hobbies:

  • Fishing
  • dirt biking
  • mountain biking
  • 4-wheeling
  • Jeeping
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • Jet-Skiing
  • boating

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • George Straight
  • Garth Brooks
  • Jason Aldean
  • Johnny Cash
  • Creedence Clearwater

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Breaking Bad
  • Hot Rod
  • Street Outlaws

Car You Drive 2012 Dodge 1 Ton

Car You Wish You Drove: 2012 Dodge 1 Ton

Number of Years Racing: 7

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 1

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning the Improved Stock King of the Hill title at the World Championship in 2014."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My O'l man has been racing for years, then he brought me into it when I was of age."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Win another World Championship and stay very consistent through each race."

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole, WY

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Get on and ride it like I stole it."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "My Dad Dave Sharp, Rick Ward, and Darin Gould."

David Sharp, Sr.

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA Pro Master Stock
  • Pro Master Improved
  • Pro Master Modified

Race Team Name: Sharp Bros. Racing

Crew Members:

  • Dave Sharp, Jr.
  • Brad Sharp

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Wheeler Enterprises
  • Boondock
  • Starting Line Products
  • 509 Films
  • Renegade Sports
  • Bully Dog
  • SCS Unlimited
  • Exit Shocks
  • Fly Racing
  • Patrick Custom Carbon
  • Pepsi
  • Kurt's Polaris
  • Carl's Cycle
  • EZRyde
  • SRCC Red Line Oil
  • Force Reeds
  • Mid Valley Dodge
  • Pop off Inc.
  • Yak Fitness
  • Owens Cycle
  • Darin Gould
  • Dave Verhey
  • Dr. Boss
  • The Trick Shop
  • Guns West 2

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: David won the RMSHA Pro Master Stock points championship, and he finished third in both Pro Master Improved Stock and Pro Master Modified. At the Jackson Hole World Championship, he finished second in Pro Master Stock and Pro Master Modified, and third in Pro Master Improved Stock.

Age: 52

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 2/13/1962

Hometown (City, State/Province): Moxee, WA

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Daniele Sharp

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Brandi Sharp, Jami Sharp, David Sharp, Jr.

Occupation: Owner, Sharps Muffler

Hobbies:

  • Fishing
  • dirt biking
  • 4-wheeling
  • Jeeping
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • camping

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • George Straight
  • Garth Brooks
  • Jason Aldean
  • Johnny Cash
  • Waylon Jennings

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Gunsmoke
  • Bonanza

Car You Drive 2012 Dodge 1 Ton

Car You Wish You Drove: 2012 Dodge 1 Ton

Number of Years Racing: 16

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 7

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Going over the top of Jackson Hole for the first time."

How did you get started in Racing?: "A friend of mine in town, Mke VanAmburg, was racing at the time, so I decided to try it."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Do the best I can in every race."

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole, WY

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Stay confident."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "Rick Ward and Darin Gould."

Dennis Durmas

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): RMSHA Pro Masters

Race Team Name: Durmas Racing

Crew Members:

  • Johnathon Durmas

Sponsors:

  • Durmas Racing
  • Polaris
  • Walker Evans
  • Stud Boy
  • Maxima
  • Triple 9 Optics
  • Tekvest
  • Three D

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: At the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship, Dennis finished third in Pro Master Mod and sixth in Pro Master Stock

Age: 48

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 3/10/1966

Hometown (City, State/Province): Whitewater, CO

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Karla

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Johnathon

Occupation: Business owner, Three D

Hobbies:

  • Riding snowmobiles
  • motorcycles
  • racing

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Rock music

Car You Drive Ford F250

Car You Wish You Drove: "I'm driving it."

Number of Years Racing: 25

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 16

Most Memorable Racing Moment: King of Kings, 2003

How did you get started in Racing?: "I went to a race and entered."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Stay healthy."

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole/span>

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Nasty old headsock."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: Gerard Karpik

Dustin Wahl

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • TLR Cup
  • Pro Champ

Race Team Name: Jimmy John's/Wahl Bros/Polaris Racing

Crew Members:

  • Dave Wahl
  • Durmont Wahl
  • Terry Wahl
  • Jeremy Wahl
  • Jeff Wahl
  • Jimmy John's

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Micro Belmont
  • T.G. Design
  • FXR
  • Fox Shox
  • NGK
  • Super Seer
  • Moto Tassinari
  • Millenium Technologies
  • Red Line Oil
  • PD
  • Camoplast
  • Woody's
  • Carlisle Belts
  • Oakley
  • DRB Fab
  • Central Boiler
  • Altoz Mowers
  • RCCA
  • Peak Antifreeze
  • Leatt
  • Patrick Custom Carbon
  • Central Boiler

Age: 28

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 11/18/1985

Hometown (City, State/Province): Greenbush, MN

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Kayla

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Wahl Bros Racing

Hobbies:

  • Racing Dirt Modifieds
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Pretty much anything country and rock

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Comedies and action shows

Car You Drive F350

Car You Wish You Drove: Always wanted to drive a WoO Sprint Car.

Number of Years Racing: 14

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 14

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning my first race in my first attempt in Beausejour in March of 2000, the same day my father retired."

How did you get started in Racing?: "Borrowed an XCF 440 from Andy Moyle, won, and I was full time the next year."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Win the World Championship and TLR CUP

Favorite Track/Race: Valcourt, PQ

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "My Father. He has done so much for me and I would not be the person I am today without him."

Erin Beukelman

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 800 Stock
  • 800 Improved Stock
  • 1000 Improved Stock
  • 700 Modified
  • 800 Modified

Race Team Name:

Crew Members:

  • My Dad (Jerry)
  • Jack Struthers

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Carl's Cycle Sales
  • Boondocker
  • Klim
  • SLP
  • Fox Shocks
  • Patrick Custom Carbon
  • SCS Wraps
  • 2Cool Air Vents
  • EKS X Brand Goggles
  • WPS
  • Edmark Chevy GMC & Kia Superstore

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: In RMSHA season points, he won points titles in 800 Improved Stock, 1000 Improved Stock, and 700 Modified, and he finished second in 800 Modified, and third in 800 Stock. At the Jackson Hold World Championship, he won the 700 Modified and 100 Improved Stock titles, finished second in 800 Improved Stock, took third in 800 Modified, and finished eighth in 800 Stock. During the season he also won three King of the Hill titles, had 15 class wins, and earned 28 top-three finishes.

Age: 32

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 2/21/1982

Hometown (City, State/Province): Caldwell, ID

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) "The beautiful Ellie."

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Blaine

Occupation: Racer

Hobbies:

  • Team roping

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • "Too many favorites to name just one."

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Walking Dead

Car You Drive 3500 Chevy

Car You Wish You Drove: Brand new '15 3500 GMC or Chevy

Number of Years Racing: 12

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 12

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Going over the top of Jackson Hole on my first ever attempt."

How did you get started in Racing?: "I watched Jackson from the side of the hill one year and thought I could do it."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Work as hard as I can and try to get better with every run!"

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "I used to be horrible about superstitions, but I don't really have any now. Just make sure I stay hydrated and eat right."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "There have been so many people who have helped me, but probably the two that stand out the most would be Jack Struthers and my Dad."

Gabe Bunke

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • USXC
  • Soo I-500

Race Team Name: Bunke Racing

Crew Members:

  • Dale Kadlec
  • Mike Myers
  • Jeff Klien

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Klim
  • Autolite
  • Woody's
  • Arctic FX Graphics
  • Walker Evans Racing
  • Energy Release
  • Polaris Engineered lubricants
  • PowerMadd
  • Trail Tanks
  • USI Skis
  • Camoplast
  • Performance AG
  • Snowmobile ND
  • LRM
  • XLT Engineering
  • XLT Performance
  • Hayes Brakes

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Won the 2014 Soo I-500; In USXC, won Pro Open at Pine Lake and Oslo; second in USXC Pro Stock at Pine Lake and Oslo

Age: 38

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 7/9/1976

Hometown (City, State/Province): Moorhead, MN

Married (Yes/No): Yep

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Thora

Kids (Yes/No): Yep

Kids' Names (if applicable) Taylor, Boe, Britta

Occupation: Race Team Owner/Manager, Performance AG Owner/Operator

Hobbies:

  • Fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • waterskiing

Car You Drive Old Dodge Ram

Car You Wish You Drove: New Dodge Ram

Number of Years Racing: 17

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 17

Most Memorable Racing Moment: Soo I-500 Wins

How did you get started in Racing?: "I liked to ride sleds as a kid, loved to go fast, filled out a Polaris race app at 20 years old and got accepted."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Win Soo I-500 for a 4th straight year, build the best AXYS for cross country and win the I-500

Favorite Track/Race: Soo I-500

Who has influenced your race career the most?: Polaris Racing Dept. and Pro 5 Racing

James Johnstad

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): ISOC National Pro Lite

Race Team Name: Judnick Motorsports

Crew Members:

  • Jeff "Dommer" Torgerson
  • Tony Swiontek
  • Scott Judnick
  • Colleen Judnick
  • Dave and Marie Johnstad

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • AMSOIL
  • Axalta
  • Jack Link's Beef Jerky
  • Klim
  • SSI Decals
  • Fly Racing
  • Rockstar Energy Drink
  • MICI
  • Walker Evans Racing
  • Stud Boy
  • Renton Coil Spring
  • Kutzler Express
  • AirGroup
  • C&A Pro Skis
  • Jeff Foster Trucking
  • Camoplast
  • Champion Spark Plugs
  • MBL
  • Factory Pipe
  • Holeshot Products
  • Link Ford
  • C-TECH
  • Hayes Brake
  • VForce
  • Mo-Flow Ventilation

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments:

  • Three ISOC National wins
  • 10 National ISOC podiums
  • fourth overall in ISOC National points

Age: 20

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 12/3/1993

Hometown (City, State/Province): Beltrami, MN

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Racer/Farmer

Hobbies:

  • Motocross
  • stand-up Jet-Skiing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • wake surfing

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Eric Church
  • Eminem
  • Lil Wayne
  • FGL

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Anything action or comedy

Car You Drive 2011 Chevy Silverado

Car You Wish You Drove: Koenigsegg Agera R

Number of Years Racing: 11

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 11

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "First win when I was 13, first Pro-Lite win of my career last year at season opener in Duluth, and my win at Canterbury after only 4 1/2 weeks off with a broken collarbone."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My older brother, Andrew, got me hooked when he was racing and as soon as I was old enough I started racing."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Finish what I started last year. Win the championship and go for a medal at Winter X-Games."

Favorite Track/Race: "I like them all but if I had to pick I would say Duluth, Shakopee, and Lake Geneva."

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Everything right side first."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "My family and my mechanic, Dommer."

Johnathon Durmas

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): RMSHA Junior and Amateur

Race Team Name: Durmas Racing

Crew Members:

  • Dennis Durmas

Sponsors:

  • Durmas Racing
  • Polaris
  • Walker Evans
  • Stud Boy
  • Maxima
  • Triple 9 Optics
  • Tekvest
  • Three D
  • Monument Transportation
  • SCS Unlimited

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: He finished sixth in RMSHA Juniors class points, and at the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship, he finished third in Juniors. At the hillclimb in Crested Butte, he won the Amateur class.

Age: 14

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 12/14/1999

Hometown (City, State/Province): Whitewater, CO

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Student

Hobbies:

  • Riding motorcycles & snowmobiles
  • shooting guns

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Bmayzee
  • Godsmack
  • rap & rock music

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Talladega Nights

Car You Wish You Drove: Lifted Ford F250

Number of Years Racing: 1

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 1

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "When I won in my home state."

How did you get started in Racing?: "Born into it."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Be a top competitor."

Favorite Track/Race: Ultimate Snowmobiler

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Hanging out with Jaden."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "My dad and Josh Hartlerode."

Jordan Wahl

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): TLR Cup, Pro Champ

Race Team Name: Jimmy John's/Wahl Bros/Polaris Racing

Crew Members:

  • Durmont Wahl
  • Jeff Wahl
  • Dave Wahl
  • Terry Wahl
  • Jeremy Wahl

Sponsors:

  • Jimmy John's
  • Polaris
  • Micro Belmont
  • T.G. Design
  • FXR
  • Fox Shox
  • NGK
  • Super Seer
  • Moto Tassinari
  • Millenium Technologies
  • Red Line Oil
  • PPD
  • Camoplast
  • Woody's
  • Carlisle Belts
  • Oakley
  • DRB Fab
  • Central Boiler
  • Altoz Mowers
  • RCCA
  • Peak Antifreeze
  • Leatt
  • Patrick Custom Carbon
  • Racing Dirt Modifieds

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Wausau 525 win; finished second in TLR Cup points

Age: 20

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 6/26/1994

Hometown (City, State/Province): Greenbush, MN

Married (Yes/No): No

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Girlfriend Erin

Kids (Yes/No): no

Occupation: Wahl Bros Racing

Hobbies:

  • hunting
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Florida Georgia Line

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Shooter
  • Lone Survivor

Car You Drive Super tuned red rocket

Number of Years Racing: 10

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 10

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning a race in the Wausau 525."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My family has raced forever, I was kind of born into it."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Win the World Championship and TLR Cup."

Favorite Track/Race: Wausau 525

Who has influenced your race career the most?: My family

Justin Thomas

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 600 Modified
  • 800 Stock
  • 800 Modified
  • 1000 Stock
  • and Open Mod

Race Team Name: Team Thomas

Crew Members:

  • Tyson
  • Justin
  • and Andy Thomas

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Gates
  • Fox Shox
  • Klim
  • Boondocker
  • EZRyde
  • SLP
  • Afton Tire Factory
  • and Thomas Drilling

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: In RMSHA season points standings, he finished third in 600 Improved Stock, 10th in 600 Stock, 11th in 1000 Stock, 13th in 800 Stock, and 14th in 700 Stock. At the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship, he finished eighth in 600 Modified. During the season he has a win in 600 Modified, two seconds and a third in 600 Improved Stock, and a third and fifth in Open Modified.

Age: 19

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 4/27/1995

Hometown (City, State/Province): Idaho Falls, ID

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Boondocker Turbos

Hobbies:

  • Mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • motorcycling
  • snowboarding
  • golfing
  • and horseback riding

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Shine Down

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Top Gear

Car You Drive Chevy Silverado

Car You Wish You Drove: Porsche 911 GT

Number of Years Racing: 5

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 5

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning my first Semi-Pro King at Afton."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "To be at the top of the heap."

Favorite Track/Race: Afton, WY; Jackson Hole

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: Stretch, get pumped up.

Who has influenced your race career the most?: My father.

Keith Curtis

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA Stock 600
  • Stock 800
  • Stock 1000
  • Modified 800
  • Open Modified

Race Team Name: KC711 Racing

Crew Members:

  • Mechanic Fred Curtis
  • Cook Maggie Curtis
  • Mechanic Steven Brown
  • Mechanic Conrad Curtis
  • and Film Person Kyle Finley

Sponsors:

  • Platinum: KC 711 Racing
  • Polaris Industries
  • Boondocker Performance
  • Walker Evans Shocks
  • Arctic FX Graphics
  • Polaris Apparel & Accessories
  • Polaris Engineered Lubricants
  • EZRyde Suspension
  • 509 Goggles
  • RSI handlebars
  • Kurt's Polaris
  • and Skinz Protective Gear; Sponsors
  • Gold: TJ Kirpatrick carbon fiber
  • SCS Vinyl Works
  • Camoplast Tracks (Peak 2.5)
  • Ripcord Arrow Rest
  • Wasatch Trailer Sales
  • Durmas Racing
  • Starting Line Products
  • Team Industries
  • Sledspace.com
  • Utendorfer Services
  • RCS titanium springs
  • and SledFocus.com; Sponsors
  • Silver: ABS Packs
  • Avid Products
  • Powerlabs Diesel Performance/Idaho Falls
  • ID
  • TB Racing
  • Ice Age performance
  • Ace Powder Coating
  • Stud Boy Traction
  • Kold Kutter Racing Screws
  • Centennial Livestock.com/High Quality Beef
  • Adventure Cycle & Sled/ Dillon
  • Montana
  • Kona Bicycles
  • and Sled Patriots; Sponsors
  • Bronze: VForce Delta Reeds
  • Next Level Riding Clinics
  • and Burandt's Backcountry Adventure; Sponsors
  • Local/Dillon
  • MT: Adventure Cycle & Sled
  • The Dilmart Home Furnishings
  • Napa Auto Parts/Dillon
  • MT
  • Montana Candleworks and Glassworks
  • Les Schwab Tire Center
  • The Lions Den
  • Elkhorn Hot Springs
  • Amerigas
  • Taylor Construction and Design
  • General Welding
  • Dillon Auto
  • Mom
  • Dad
  • Brother
  • Steven
  • Family & Friends

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments:

  • 2014 (7 race season): 30 1st place class wins
  • 7 Stock King titles
  • 6 Modified King titles
  • Jackson Hole World Championship King of Kings title
  • 5 time RMSHA points champion
  • Voted RMSHA racer of the year

 

Age: 27

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 4/14/1987

Hometown (City, State/Province): Dillon, MT

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Professional hillclimb racer

Hobbies:

  • Motorcycling
  • Mountain biking
  • RZR riding
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • anything that has to do with the outdoors!

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Radioactive
  • MGMT
  • Zion I
  • Alternative Rock

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • "Rarely watch tv but Tosh.O is hilarious."

Car You Drive Fully converted Sprinter van in the summer, Chevrolet Duramax in the winter, 98 Dodge Cummins 12 for my Sunday truck, RZR4 1000 for cruising around town."

Car You Wish You Drove: "Wouldn't mind a Corvette ZR1."

Number of Years Racing: 16 years; 8 professionally

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 7

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Jackson Hole 2014 with a Full Sweep in all my classes!"

How did you get started in Racing?: "Started locally at a hillcross event near Polaris Mt. at Maverick Mountain. Since then, I was hooked."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Strong defense of wins in all hillclimb classes - Stock 600, Stock 800, Stock 1000, Modified 800 and Open Modified. Continue to win as many King titles as possible. To be the best all around backcountry rider there is."

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole, WY

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Representing my KC711/ Polaris signature line of gear and apparel!"

Who has influenced your race career the most?: Rick Ward and Darin Gould

Kyle Heap

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 600 Stock
  • 600 Modified
  • 800 Stock
  • 1000 Improved Stock
  • Open Modified

Race Team Name: Heap of Fun racing

Sponsors:

  • Polaris Racing
  • Morcon Industrial
  • SLP
  • Mountain States Oil Field
  • EZRyde
  • Parnell's Auto Body and Glass
  • Smoooth
  • PR Graphix
  • WMS Enterprise
  • Boondocker Turbos

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: In RMSHA season points standings, Kyle finished seventh in 800 Improved Stock, eighth in 700 Stock and Open Modified, and 11th in 600 Stock and 800 Modified. At the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship, he finished eighth in 800 Improved Stock, took ninth in Open Modified, and was 10th in 800 Modified.

Age: 23

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 4/16/1991

Hometown (City, State/Province): Evanston, WY

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Sarah Heap

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Taven Heap

Occupation: Corrosion Tech.

Hobbies:

  • Hunting
  • fishing
  • anything outdoors

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Rock and Country

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Any comedies

Car You Drive 2003 GMC Duramax

Car You Wish You Drove: A newer one!

Number of Years Racing: 7

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 4

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "My first time over the top of Jackson Hole with a qualifying time for the finals on Sunday."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My father raced on the hillclimb circuit so I wanted to follow in his footsteps."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Top five in points and win a class for the first time.

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole and Afton, WY

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: Lucky gloves

Luke Rainey

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 600 Stock
  • 700 Stock
  • 800 Stock
  • 1000 Stock
  • 800 Mod

Race Team Name: Rainey Racing

Crew Members:

  • Brandon Titensor

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Trails West Trailers
  • Klim
  • Boondocker
  • EZRyde
  • SCS
  • Salt River Motors
  • NAPA
  • Precision Auto Body
  • Simplot
  • Roberson Motors
  • Dan Adams Next Level Riding Clinic
  • Carl's Cycle
  • SLP
  • Skinz
  • Tyson Thomas
  • Brett Jensen
  • my wife Natosha

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: I placed in the top five in points in all of my classes.

Age: 27

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 3/11/1987

Hometown (City, State/Province): Star Valley, WY

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Natosha Rainey

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Kaden and Nevaeh

Occupation: I work on the oil rigs

Hobbies:

  • Snowmobiling in the mountains and hillclimbing
  • Riding my dirt bike
  • watching my boy ride and race his bike and sled.

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Seven Fold

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Ridiculousness

Car You Drive Dodge Mega Cab

Car You Wish You Drove: 69 Dodge Charger

Number of Years Racing: 10

Numbers of Years with Polaris: Two

Most Memorable Racing Moment: When I won the World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson Hole in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

How did you get started in Racing?: My friend Brandon Titensor told me to try and ever since then I've been hooked.

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Go into it having fun and try my best.

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole and Afton, WY

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: I don't really have one. Stretch.

Who has influenced your race career the most?: It is hard to just say one as there have been so many that have helped me get to where I am now.

Matt Ritchie

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): Pro Champ 440

Race Team Name: Ritchie Motorsports

Crew Members:

  • Crew Chief Dennis Weinke;
  • Ryan Volm
  • Matt Demers
  • Coty Coyle
  • Ty Trapp

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Amsoil
  • Stud Boy
  • Walker Evans
  • SPY Optics
  • Castle X
  • HJC
  • Ritchie Oil
  • Monster Energy
  • C-Tech
  • Matrix Concepts
  • SMS Audio
  • LRM

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Third place at Alexandria, MN

Age: 19

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 2/18/1995

Hometown (City, State/Province): Minocqua, WI

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Ritchie Oil

Hobbies:

  • Dirt biking
  • four-wheeling
  • hunting
  • boating

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Justin Moore
  • Eric Church
  • Rise Against

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Shooter
  • Lone Survivor

Car You Drive F150

Car You Wish You Drove: Ford Raptor

Number of Years Racing: 14

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 4

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning my first Semi-Pro World Championship."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My brother and my sister started racing and I just followed in their footsteps."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "To win my first Pro race and qualify for the World Championship."

Favorite Track/Race: Valcourt, PQ

Who has influenced your race career the most?: My brother Jeremy and Mechanic Zeke Jonas

Michael Crockett

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):

  • RMSHA 600 Improved Stock
  • 700 Improved Stock
  • 600 Modified
  • 700 Modified
  • 1000 Stock

Race Team Name: Team Crockett

Crew Members:

  • Tyler Crockett

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Mayhem Design Works
  • RSI
  • C3 Sled Gear
  • Aerocharger Turbos
  • TB Racing
  • SLP
  • Blown Motors
  • 509
  • Dobeck Performance
  • Bully Dog
  • TNM Trucking
  • Doug Crockett Trucking

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Third place in RMSHA 600 Modified points and 700 Modified points, fourth in 700 Improved Stock points, and fifth in 600 Improved Stock points

Age: 30

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 10/2/1983

Hometown (City, State/Province): Polson, MT

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Owner/Operator TNM Trucking, and professionalk snowmobile racer

Hobbies:

  • Dirt bikes
  • mountain bikes
  • Jet-Skis
  • fishing
  • hunting

Car You Drive Dodge

Car You Wish You Drove:

Number of Years Racing: 14

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 9

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "The first time over Jackson Hole."

How did you get started in Racing?:

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Win."

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole

Who has influenced your race career the most?: Rick Ward

Nick Van Strydonk

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): Champ 440

Race Team Name: T&N Racing

Crew Members:

  • Team Owners: Alan and Stephanie Van Strydonk
  • Crew Chief: Tom Duplayee
  • Mechanics: Dustin Duplayee, Jim Van Strydonk
  • Welder, Fabricator: Jerry Van Strydonk
  • Traction Control: Bob Langeberg
  • Timing: Larry Van Strydonk
  • Technical Advisor/Public Relations: Ben Bolte
  • Chiropractor: Dr. Scott A. Henrichs

Sponsors:

  • ABC Computers
  • Larry Rugland Motorsports
  • Nelson's County Market
  • Advanced Compressor Technology
  • Erv's Sales and Service
  • Timberland Chiropractic
  • Tripoli Propane
  • Walker Evans Racing
  • Polaris Industries
  • Stud Boy Traction Products
  • AMSOIL
  • 509
  • FXR
  • Moto Tassinari
  • Dayco Products
  • CASE Construction
  • NGK Spark Plugs
  • Augie's Collectibles
  • DuWayne Kreager Insurance Center

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Grand Prix de Valcourt; Fifth in TLR Cup Points; Round 1 Winner, TLR Cup, Ironwood, MI

Age: 24

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 6/26/1990

Hometown (City, State/Province): Tomahawk, WI

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Mechanic at family's Polaris dealership

Hobbies:

  • Airbrushing
  • working on my car
  • mountain biking

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Brian "Head" Welch
  • Corey Taylor
  • a day to remember
  • ten years
  • 311
  • attackattack
  • pierce the viel
  • as i lay dieing
  • escape the fate

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Top Gear
  • Family Guy
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • All Fast and Furious
  • Top Gun
  • Days of Thunder

Car You Drive 2004 Subaru STi

Car You Wish You Drove: I drive it…

Number of Years Racing: 20

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 8

Most Memorable Racing Moment: Winning the 49th Running of the World Championship in Eagle River

How did you get started in Racing?: Saw a Kitty Cat race in Minoqua

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: Win Eagle River and the TLR Cup.

Favorite Track/Race: Valcourt

Who has influenced your race career the most?: Jeff Ludwig

Ross Martin

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): ISOC National Pro Open

Race Team Name: Judnick Motorsports

Crew Members:

  • Tony Swiontek
  • Scott Judnick
  • Jeff Torgerson
  • Colleen Judnick

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • AMSOIL
  • Axalta
  • Jack Link's Beef Jerky
  • Klim
  • SSI Decals
  • Fly Racing
  • Rockstar Energy Drink
  • MICI
  • Walker Evans Racing
  • Stud Boy
  • Renton Coil Spring
  • Kutzler Express
  • AirGroup
  • C&A Pro Skis
  • Jeff Foster Trucking
  • Camoplast
  • Champion Spark Plugs
  • MBL
  • Factory Pipe
  • Holeshot Products
  • Link Ford
  • C-TECH
  • Hayes Brake
  • VForce
  • Mo-Flow Ventilation

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: "I was out for a majority of the season last year with a shoulder injury. My biggest accomplishment was winning my first race back after the injury in Fargo, ND."

Age: 29

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 9/22/1984

Hometown (City, State/Province): Burlington, WI

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable) Kim

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Professional snocross racer

Hobbies:

  • Racing motocross
  • mountain biking
  • stand-up Jet-Skis

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Nickelback

Car You Drive 2015 GMC 2500 HD Denali

Car You Wish You Drove: Corvette ZR1

Number of Years Racing: 14

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 11

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning my first Pro race from the back row in Lake Geneva, WI."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My dad got me started racing dirt bikes when I was 9. During high school I worked at Goodwin and eventually started racing snowmobiles."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Finish top 3 in Pro Open every weekend and win the Points Championship. Gold at Winter X-Games."

Favorite Track/Race: Lake Geneva, WI

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "If I do bad in a race or crash I always switch something for the next race, like goggles, gloves or helmet."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "My dad, brother, grandpa, wife, and Scott Judnick."

Ryan Faust

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): USXC PRO Stock PRO Open

Race Team Name: Faust Racing

Crew Members:

  • Terry Faust
  • Nancy Faust
  • Travis Faust
  • Brittany Keener
  • Ben Brown
  • Joe Grensavitch
  • Justin Rettler

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Walker Evans
  • Woody's
  • PowerMadd
  • Redline Racing Oil
  • LRM
  • EMP Manufacturing
  • Baehmann's Four Season Recreation
  • Wissota Sand and Gravel
  • Triton Trailers
  • North Country Plumbing
  • King's Firewood
  • Kluge Trucking

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Pro Stock Win at the Willmar 100 (USXC); Third Place in USXC Pro Stock Points; Second Place in the SOO I-500 2013 & 2014

Age: 25

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 12/1/1988

Hometown (City, State/Province): Rubicon, WI

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Automation Techician

Hobbies:

  • Hunting
  • fishing
  • motorcross

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Theory of a Deadman
  • Volbeat
  • AC/DC

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Tommy Boy
  • Step Brothers

Car You Drive 2006 Ford F-350

Car You Wish You Drove: 2015 Ford F-350

Number of Years Racing: 13 years

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 6 years

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "My First SOO I-500 podium, second place in 2013."

How did you get started in Racing?: "Helped my Dad when he raced."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "To stay on the podium and win the SOO I-500."

Favorite Track/Race: Sault St. Marie, MI

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Hope for the best."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "My Dad and Gabe Bunke."

Sandy Sletten

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): RMSHA 600 Stock, 700 Stock, 600 Improved Stock, 700 Improved Stock, and 800 Improved Stock

Race Team Name: Bucky's

Crew Members: Bucky's crew

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • KLIM
  • SLP
  • Bucky's Outdoors
  • Rocky Mtn. Wash
  • Walker Evans Racing

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments:

Age: 39

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 7/8/1975

Hometown (City, State/Province): Pinedale, WY

Married (Yes/No): Yes

Kids (Yes/No): Yes

Kids' Names (if applicable) Noah, Nicholas

Occupation: Polaris dealership owner

Hobbies:

  • Snowmobiling
  • motorcycling
  • wakeboarding
  • waterskiing

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Skillet
  • Red
  • Ashes Remain

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: Person of Interest series

Car You Drive Ford F350

Car You Wish You Drove: Ferrari

Number of Years Racing: 15

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 13

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Going over the top at Jackson for the first time on a 2001 Polaris 600 XC!"

How did you get started in Racing?: "Always wanted to."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Be in the top 3 in all my classes."

Favorite Track/Race: Aften, WY, and Jackson Hole

Who has influenced your race career the most?: Gary Neely

Shelley Heap

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association Womens' 800 Stock, 800 Improved Stock and 800 Mod

Race Team Name: Heap of Fun Racing

Crew Members:

  • Eric Heap
  • Kyle Heap
  • Taylor Seimers
  • Scott Siemers

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Boondocker
  • EZRyde
  • Klim
  • SledFilm
  • PR Graphix
  • Parnell's Auto Body
  • A Bit Better
  • Morcon Industrial Inc.
  • Mountain States Oilfield
  • WMS Enterprises
  • Lost Color Coding
  • Mom and Dad

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: In the RMSHA season points standings, Shelley won titles in Women's Stock and Women's Improved Stock, and she was second in Women's Modified points. At the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship, she won the Women's Stock title, finished third in Women's Improved Stock, took fifth in Women's Modified, and finished second in the Women's Queen of the Hill competition. She won the Queen of the Hill crown at the Pinedale, WY, Beaver Mountain, and Targhee hillclimbs, and at the Pinedale Hillclimb she took the Triple Crown, winning all three Women's classes.

Age: 20

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 11/3/1993

Hometown (City, State/Province): Evanstron, WY

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Student and working at Utah State University

Hobbies:

  • Sledding
  • motor biking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • camping
  • horseback riding
  • hunting
  • volleyball
  • basketball
  • pretty much anything active

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Keith Urban
  • Tim McGraw
  • Calvin Harris
  • Lee Brice

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • We're the Millers
  • Just Go With It
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Car You Wish You Drove: 2015 Denali truck

Number of Years Racing: 3

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 3

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "Winning the Women's Stock World Championships two years in a row at Jackson Hole."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My dad had raced when he was younger so I grew up riding sleds."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Make it over Jackson Hole, and Triple Crown at every race."

Favorite Track/Race: Jackson Hole, Wy, or Crested Butte, CO

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "I think about the track and putting that thumb down to the bar."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: Eric Heap (Father)

Toby Shepherd

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): RMSHA 600 Stock, 700 Stock, 800 Stock, 1000 Stock, and 800 Improved Stock

Race Team Name: Shepherd Racing

Crew Members: Curt Owen

Sponsors:

  • Klim
  • Polaris
  • Kurt's Polaris
  • Shepherd's Garage
  • and Helena Cycle Center

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: In the RMSHA points standings, he finished fifth in 600 Stock and 700 Stock, was sixth in 800 Improved Stock, took eighth in 1000 Stock, and finished 12th in 800 Stock. At the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship, he finished third in 700 Stock, took sixth in 800 Improved Stock, and finished seventh in 600 Stock.

Age: 23

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 7/16/1991

Hometown (City, State/Province): Jackson, MT

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Owner/Service Technician

Hobbies:

  • Dirt bikes
  • ATV's
  • hunting
  • bonfires
  • Netflix!

Favorite Musicians/Bands:

  • Eric Church
  • Casey Donahew Band
  • country

Favorite TV Shows/Movies: About anything

Car You Drive: Chevy Silverado

Car You Wish You Drove: Chevy Silverado Duramax

Number of Years Racing: 7

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 7

Most Memorable Racing Moment: "At the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship hillclimb I was able to take my Father's homebuilt tube chassis (1997) to the top of Snow King Mountain. My time matched his time 14 years earlier. Nothing will top that in my book."

How did you get started in Racing?: "My dad started me in snowcross at the Yellowstone Expo in 1999."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Get some wins under my belt. I came close a few times last in in my rookie season in the Pro classes, but I'm hoping to step it up another notch."

Favorite Track/Race: "Biggest venue, most fun, most pressure - Jackson Hole!"

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Nothing in particular, just get comfortable."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "I am the third generation Polaris Snowmobile racer, my father and my grandfather both could haul the mail. They are my inspiration."

Travis Faust

Race Circuit and Race Class(es): USXC; Cor PowerSports Pro class; Soo I-500

Crew Members:

  • Terry Faust
  • Ryan Faust
  • Nancy Faust

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Walker Evans Racing
  • Woody's
  • Hayes
  • Wissota Sand and Gravel
  • Red Line Oil
  • Trail Tank
  • Powermadd
  • Kluge Trucking
  • Kings Firewood
  • North Country Plumbing
  • Baehmann's 4 Season Recreation

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments: Finished sixth in first Pro race at Pine Lake, MN (USXC); Finished second at the SOO I-500 with teammate Ryan Faust for the second year in a row; won the Pro class in Hayward, WI (Cor Powersports)

Age: 22

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY): 7/14/1992

Hometown (City, State/Province): Rubicon, WI

Married (Yes/No): No

Kids (Yes/No): No

Occupation: Motorcycle mechanic

Hobbies:

  • Dirtbiking
  • boating
  • hunting
  • fishing

 

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

  • Mythbusters
  • Nitro Circus

Car You Drive: Ford Super Duty

Car You Wish You Drove: "Something fast."

Number of Years Racing: 10

Numbers of Years with Polaris: 4

Most Memorable Racing Moment: USXC Semi-Pro points championship 2013

How did you get started in Racing?: "My Dad and brother."

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season: "Top five finishes in the Pro ranks."

Favorite Track/Race: Park Rapics, MN (USXC)

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?: "Use the bathroom."

Who has influenced your race career the most?: "My brother Ryan. It's a good feeling when you can beat your brother."

Tyson Thomas

Race Circuit and Race Class(es):RMSHA Pro Master classes

Race Team Name:Team Thomas

Crew Members:

  • Tyson
  • Justin
  • Andy Thomas

Sponsors:

  • Polaris
  • Gates
  • Fox Shox
  • Boondocker
  • Carl's Cycle Sales
  • Klim
  • Starting Line Products
  • EZRyde
  • Sled2sled
  • Afton Tire Factory
  • Thomas Drilling

Last Season's Awards/Wins/Accomplishments:Medical issues kept him from competing most of the season, but he raced in the season's final two events and placed in top six in the Pro Master Classes. At the Beaver Mountain Hillclimb, he finished third in Pro Master Modified, fourth in Pro Master Improved Stock, and sixth in Pro Master Stock. At the Grand Targhee Hillclimb, he finished ninth in Pro Master Stock, 10th in Pro Master Improved Stock, and 11th in Pro Master Modified.

Age:45

Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY):8/19/1969

Hometown (City, State/Province):Idaho Falls, ID

Married (Yes/No):Yes

Spouse's Name (if applicable):Kris

Kids (Yes/No):Yes

Kid's Names (if applicable):Justin

Occupation:Owner/operator of Thomas Drilling

Hobbies:

  • Mountain Biking
  • golfing
  • snowmobiling
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • horseshoes

 

Favorite Musicians/Bands:Aerosmith

Favorite TV Shows/Movies:Flight of the Phoenix

Car You Drive:69 Chevy Camaro

Car You Wish You Drove:2015 Chevy ZR1 Corvette

Number of Years Racing:9

Numbers of Years with Polaris:8

Most Memorable Racing Moment:Climbing over Jackson Hole

How did you get started in Racing?:

Goals for 2013-2014 Race Season:"Be successful in the Pro Master classes. Give every opportunity to my race team to be successful."

Favorite Track/Race:Jackson Hole and Afton, WY

Any pre-race rituals (routines, apparel) you do for good luck?:Stretch

Who has influenced your race career the most?:Rick Ward and Darin Gould

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