Team Polaris descended upon racetracks across the snowbelt last winter, outfitted with the best of the best built in Roseau, Minnesota. The pandemic cut short the 2020 season, and Team Polaris racers were eager to hit the track as soon as the snow flew. Armed with new engines and technologies, Team Polaris stood proudly on the podium from Jackson Hole to ERX and Eagle River. “Last season was a fantastic winter for Polaris. We won and had great success in every venue of snowmobile racing, with great momentum coming into this winter.” said Tom Rager Jr., Polaris Racing Manager.
The headline of the fall was the all-new 600 race engine, purpose built for the AXYS 600R SnoCross race sled. Redesigned from the ground up, the 600 twin featured an all-new throttle body EFI system, new combustion chamber, ports, and lightweight crankshaft and flywheel. The result was a 10-horsepower gain at peak RPM, and an 18-horsepower gain in the midrange. In addition to the massive power jump, the immediate response of the engine was dramatically improved. “The racer were looking for more power, both in the holeshot and top end for longer sections of the track. The new 600 race engine really delivers that, through a lightweight, low inertia rotating assembly and an all-new EFI system.” said Darren Hedlund, Powertrain Development Specialist. The result was a true step-change in performance all the way around the track, from the hole shots to tight corners and big triples.