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    Keith Curtis Partners With Raptor Performance Shocks

    Posted by Emily Hare
    on Thursday, March 16, 2017

     Raptor Performance Shocks announced that it has entered into an extended sponsorship agreement with Keith Curtis, a Factory Polaris Hillclimb Racer and overall Terrain Dominator. Raptor is a leading Minnesota-based supplier of performance suspension products for such noted snowmobile brands as Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha.

    “We’re excited to welcome Keith into the Raptor family," said Jake Anderson, owner of Raptor Performance Shocks. "There's no question that Keith is a phenomenal athlete. He has an exceptional talent for getting every last ounce of performance out of his equipment, be it at a RMSHA event, back country riding or tearing it up on a snow bike. We’ve been working with Keith and his support team for a few weeks testing and tuning to get his suspensions dialed and we’re determined to give him a competitive advantage and keep him at the top of the podium for years to come!”

    Keith Curtis raced his first professional Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) season in 2007, and joined forces with Polaris Industries in 2008. Keith is a dominant hillclimb racer who owns a total of 30 World Championship titles, 68 King titles and 178 wins to date.

    An early March trip to Lochsa, Idaho, for tuning and testing brought renewed confidence to the KC711 crew as well as the Raptor Performance Shocks team.

    "After a few days of pounding out a race course, tinkering with suspension, reading data from a computer, and learning a thing or two from Jake and the crew, I finally felt like one with my modified sled," said Curtis. "I can't even begin to tell you how much of a relief this was, and I owe it to Jake, Tom, Kurt, Kevin, and JP for all the help and support."

    The completely renewed suspension package made its debut last weekend at the Lost Trail Ski Area in Sula, Montana. On his home turf, Curtis took first place in the Stock 600, Stock 800, Stock 1000 and Open Modified classes. He also grabbed second place in the 800 Modified class as well as Stock King of the Hill and Modified King of the Hill.

    “Raptor Performance Shocks is now my shock sponsor moving forward," said Curtis. "They are in the market to build the best mountain-specific aftermarket shock package for all brands, and in my opinion, they have crushed it. Raptor offers a trick shock, with several top-of-the-line features, and technology that keeps them ahead of the game. Jake, the owner, is one of the most passionate guys I know in the suspension world and is a suspension wizard."

    Raptor Performance Shocks’ encompassing inventory of snowmobile enhancement products include full shock packages for all of the most popular snowmobiles in the mountain riding segment. The company also offers shock service components and accessories.

    “We are proud to say our biggest asset is our profound understanding of vehicle dynamics, along with exceptional design and engineering capabilities,” said Anderson. This partnership with Keith not only allows us to showcase our skills on the race course, but showcases us as a provider of premium products to enhance vehicle performance in addition to cementing our dedication to the customers' experience.”

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