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    BRP Announces Improved Ski-Doo Race Sled, X Team Racers for 2016-17

    Posted by Emily Hare
    on Monday, September 12, 2016

     BRP has introduced a new and improved 2017 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS racing snowmobile that was designed specifically to attack North American snocross tracks. The sled will feature revised clutching, improved progressive coupling system and a refined slip gear that BRP says will result in better holeshots, acceleration, traction and durability for top ISOC National Snocross racers like Tim Tremblay, Lincoln Lemieux, Adam Renheim and Elias Ishoel, who is moving up to the Pro Open class this year.

    The latest version of the 600RS builds upon the engine and pDrive clutch improvements of 2016 while maintaining sharp handling and superb suspension characteristics.

     The Rotax engine features a proven cylinder design with a tight tolerance manufacturing process to maximize power and consistency. In addition, the crankshaft, drive clutch and stator reduce inertia for faster response. The powerpack also features a very efficient Y-pipe shape, and tuned pipe to match the cylinder, plus a lightweight muffler. The engine delivers fast revving, consistent and robust power from engagement all the way to the 8000 RPM redline.

    The pDrive is designed to reduce friction, reduce weight, tighten tolerances, allow for more consistent RPM delivery, require less maintenance and last longer. To accomplish this, the specialty racing pDrive clutch features unique elements like fast and friction-free dual rollers to transfer torque in place of traditional sliding buttons, the renowned BRP-exclusive adjustable clickers, needle bearings in oversize rollers and a compact open design.

     Here is a partial list of X Team racers and Ski-Doo racing teams:

    ISOC National Series
    Scheuring Speed Sports: Tim Tremblay, Lincoln Lemieux.
    Warnert Racing: Elias Isohel, Max Taillefer.
    BOSS Racing: Adam Renheim, Aki Pijhala
    Team Bauerly: Kurt Bauerly, Paul Bauerly, Kevin Wallenstein, Marcus Ogemar
    Anderson Racing: Camryn Anderson, Korbyn Anderson, Kyle Anderson, Collin Anderson
    Ingles Performance: Dany Poirier, Leo Patenaude, Hunter Patenaude.
    Independents: Brian Peterson, Lee Truttmann, Cole Manning, Brad Meyer, Megane Brodeur, Patrick Brodeur, Cody Steinhaus, Colton Lugert, Dawson Lugert, Kendall Wilkes, Brady Love, more TBA.

    CSRA National Series
    London Recreation: Devin Wilson, Kyle Ward, Blake Taylor, Ric Wilson, Duncan Gresel.
    Barnett Racing: Colton Barnett, Dylan Barnett, Jack Polito.
    Bailey Motorsports: Stale Eggen, Mitchell King, Stuart Hunt, Ryan Hunt, Christian Sarracini.
    Independents: Cedric Barrette, Riley Bear, Yanick Boucher, Jordan Desjardins, Taylor Desjardins, Martin Flynn, Stephen Gelinas, Jeremi Leblanc, Taylor McCoy, Mathieu Morin, JF Pitre, Jordan Rocchetta, Isaac St. Onge, Jody Verville, Sabrina Verville, CJ Williams, Stephanie Willis.

    ECS Series
    Ingles Performance: Dany Poirier, Leo Patenaude, Hunter Patenaude.
    Independents: Tristan Huey, Tatum Hax, Theresa Max, Spencer DeLaBruere.

    SCMX Series
    Dex Savage, Dave Asselin, Donavan Asselin, Francois St. Laurent, Janathan Lebel, Michel Caplette, Samuel Couette, Martin St-Amand, Luc Villeneuve, Bruno Begin, Jordan Lebel, Keven Kelly, Erick Lengendre, Francis Pelletier,

    Cross Country
    Iron Dog – Tyler Akelstad, Tyson Johnson, Chad Gueco, Dusty VanMeter, Brad George, Robbie Schachle, Jordan Starr, Josh Plumb, Casey Boylan, Brian Lesley, John Dean, Dan Thibault, Eric Watson, Andrew Zwink, Nate Haines, Scott Franz, Chad Dow, Shane Grindle, Tim Lessard, Remington Lessardl, Josh Norum, Jason Gunderson, Tyler Bogert, Brandon Burmeister.
    – Cory Davidson, Dillan Dohrn, Craig Ritzinger, Timmy Kallock, Jim Sobeck, Sam Vandeputte, Scott Pivec, Andy Junglien, Skyler Soyring, Cory Grant, Quenton Grant, Dustin Dohrn, Leah Bauer, Lydia Sobeck, Jacob Dahl, Bruce Olson
    USCC East – Robert Gardener, Whitey Covill, Glynn DeSilva, Barry Delphia, Chad Dow, Shane Grindle, Ben Humphrey, Ryan Jabs, Josh Morse, Sylvain Laflamme, Ken Murphy, Lucas Vaadi,

    Grass Drag
    Dave LaCanne, Lauren Marchbank, David Rempel, Mike Rempel, Denis Bonneville, Guy Breton, Denis Thomas

    RMSHA – Scott Thompson, Mark Thompson, Mike Thompson, Carl Kuster, Steve Martin, Tom Roby, Daine Elliot, Luke Bledsoe, Blaine Mathews, Jay Mentaberry, Trent Hansaker, Danny Johnson, Cody Jennings, Josh Kennedy, Ben Cilensek, Hunter Johnson, Jadian Pfaff, Mitch Sherman.

    Ice Oval Sprint
    Matt Schulz , Cardell Potter, Travis McDonald, Gunner Sterne, Cody Knutson, Jerry Brickner, Yovich Racing.

    Chad Maki

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