If you are a snowmobile race enthusiast, the season kicks-off today as racers on the ISOC National Snocross circuit take to the track in Ironwood, MI. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FULL ISOC WATCH GUIDE. (I’m particularly fond of ISOC continuing their Live Stream partnership with FloRacing, but this year you have the option for a monthly subscription for those of us who only use it to watch snowmobile racing.)
2024 ZR 600 R-SX
In model year 2023, Team Arctic upgraded the R-SX 136 SLIDE-ACTION suspension with new shock and pull rod geometry to improve bottom-out resistance. These upgrades allowed the rider to feel in more control through demanding Snocross conditions.
For model year 2024, Team Arctic took it steps further by introducing a revised rear suspension that pulls up geometry aspects from the race-proven CATALYST R-XC rear suspension.
One of the biggest aspects racers will notice and feel on the snocross racetrack for 2024 is the rearward movement of the rear arm in the chassis. This change allows them to turn without sacrificing power, making the rear arm more active and easier to fine tune. Additionally, improved track tension provides a more consistent response through travel. Racers will be able to charge through the rhythm sections faster, safer, and more controlled compared to any previous SX rear suspension. Team Arctic has also adjusted the shock valving for both front and rear shocks to complement the geometry change.
OTHER TEAM ARCTIC NEWS:
Shortly after the highly-anticipated 2024 ZR 600 R-XC Catalyst platform models started rolling off the Factory line at the beginning of December, Team Arctic pulled together a relatively impromptu Race School for those cross-country racers who were picking up their units at the Race Shop. While pulled together in a short time, the school was a big success. The first CorPowersports cross country race will take place January 6-7 in Brainerd.
One of my favorite parts of being involved with the early Team Arctic race schools, was seeing the long line of race haulers waiting to be loaded with their new buggies. (Team Arctic Race Manager, Mike Kloety, skillfully loads the trailers with the forklift.)