Hard to believe that while many of us are enjoying spring, puttering about the yard, and even thinking about cutting the grass soon for the first time this season, that the competitive snowmobile season is still in session. We were reminded off this today when Polaris crossed our desk with their latest hill climb success in Crested Butte. Here’s their official release along with a photo of Beukelman who took the top spot in three classes.
Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers on RMK deep snow sleds dominated the Rocky Mountain States Snowmobile Hillclimb Assn. (RMSHA) event at Crested Butte, Colorado, winning eight of 12 Pro classes – including all four Stock classes, where Polaris racers filled 11 of 12 available podium spots.
Polaris racer Erin Beukelman won three classes at the event held April 10-12, and Luke Rainey finished in the top three in all five classes he entered before winning the Stock King of the Hill crown. Rainey won the 600 Stock, 700 Stock, and 1000 Stock classes, and took second in both 800 Stock and 800 Improved Stock.
Beukelman won three classes – 800 Stock, 700 Modified, and 800 Modified – and finished second in 1000 Improved Stock.
Polaris hillclimber Justin Thomas won a pair of classes, 1000 Improved Stock and 600 Modified, and also had two seconds.
David Sharp, Jr., recorded three podium finishes with a second and two thirds, Les Keller finished second in two classes, and Dolan Phelps took second in 600 Stock to reach the podium. Aaron Sterck finished third in three classes, and Keith Curtis, Michael Crockett, and Brandon Titensor also had thirds.
In the Pro Masters classes, Dennis Durmas won the Modified class, and Shelley Heap won three Women’s classes – Stock, 600 Stock, and Modified – and won the Queen of the Hill title.
The RMSHA season finale will be held April 24-26 at Grand Targhee, Wyoming.