In 1969, Polaris was still working with variety of engine providers, so headed into the ’69 race season they were using a variety of German built engines.
Jerry Reese continued his winning ways at Ironwood, but the team would struggle at Rhinelander and Eagle River. Dale Cormican’s win on his Arctic Cat at the Winnipeg to St. Paul race happened, in part, because of Bob Eastman’s good sportsmanship, and Tony Burkel would win the biggest prize of his life in a grueling, dangerous Alaska race.
The new Fuji motors showed promise late in the year… and in the summer of ’69 Polaris began to work on what would become their best kept “secret”. That “secret” would keep them ahead of the pack over the next decade, and set up 1970 as one of the best years ever for the team.
This is the poster made for the 50th Anniversary.