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    Speed, Snow, Stocks, and Super-sleds at Adirondack Shootout

    Posted by mboncher
    on Thursday, December 18, 2008

    Aftermarket company D&D showed some of their newest trail and lake racer sleds at the Adirondack Shootout.

    Woodgate, N.Y. - AmSnow was back in New York this year as the official media outlet for the Adirondack Shootout. AmSnow started this event 19 years ago and with the help of Jim Czekala of Dynotech and George Taylor, the event has survived through the many years.

    For the event, we dyno stock sleds, run them through a 1/4-mile test track, and record their performance. This year at the Adirondack Shootout, AmSnow handed out numerous awards including the Fastest ¼-mile Top Speed in the Stock 600, 800, and Unlimited classes. We also gave the dealers about an hour to try their hand at improving the stock sleds with a quick set-up of their own. We gave out awards for the best Stock Improved (Dealer Prepared) Fastest ¼-mile Top Speed as well in each of the three sled classes.

    Bikeman Performance was also on hand with this Cat Crossfire R 1000.

    Finally, a Best Average Elapsed Time award was given in each class. The Best Average ET award was determined by averaging the best Stock ET with the best Stock Improved ET that each sled posted. This nullified any motivation for those involved to "de-tune" their stock sleds in order to show big power gains and subsequently "push parts." It was in each participant's best interest to have a good Stock ET and a good Stock Improved ET.    

    AmSnow put these stockers to the test on Dynotech's dyno just hours before we took them out on the snow and then gave each sled two runs in Stock and Stock Improved form, to try to pull their best times and top speeds. After that, we had well-respected aftermarket companies come show us what their modifications can do to make your sled faster, handle better, and power off the line like an angry gorilla.

    Volunteers helped keep the starting line clear and safe with good traction lines for the drivers.

    In the upcoming February issue of AmSnow we'll have full acceleration results, dyno test numbers, trail mod tests, and lake racer results. Here's a sneak peak at how the stock sleds performed.

    Stock 600cc Fastest ¼-mile Top Speed - Yamaha FX Nytro, Speed: 88.75mph

    Stock 600cc Fastest Improved Top Speed - Ski-Doo MXZ 1200 4-TEC, Speed: 88.40mph

    Stock 600cc Best Average Elapsed Time - Yamaha FX Nytro, Avg. ET: 13.3015sec.

    Stock 800cc Fastest ¼-mile Top Speed - Polaris Dragon 800, Speed: 93.94 mph

    Stock 800cc Fastest Improved Top Speed - Ski-Doo MXZ 800R. Speed: 97.82 mph

    Stock 800cc Best Average Elapsed Time - Arctic Cat Crossfire R 800, Avg. ET: 12.524 sec.  

    Stock Unlimited Fastest ¼-mile Top Speed - Cat Z1 Turbo, Speed: 96.77mph

    Stock Unlimited Fastest Improved Top Speed - Cat Z1 Turbo, Speed: 97.82mph

    Stock Unlimited Best Average Elapsed Time - Cat Z1 Turbo, Avg. ET: 12.4605 sec.

    This stock Polaris Dragon 800 really hooked up off the starting line and gave the fans, and cameraman, a good thrill.

    C.J. motorsports and Full Power brought this 2009 MXZ 1200 4-TEC turbo.

    Rich Daly of Dynoport ran his 1020 Prostock as the last run of the day and put on quite the show for the huge crowd that braved the cold and snow all day.

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