1978 Photo

I love this photo from 1978.

That teenager in upper left with the Polaris hat (A hat he got from none other than Bob Eastman just three years earlier!) is me, staring at Bret Nordine and his RXL, being insanely jealous that I could not afford one of those amazing little sleds.

Next to Bret is Cat’s Brian Epeseth, Frans Rosenquist and one of the Deckers… I’d pay good money to see that race today!

Forty years later, and Bret is still racing.. although through his son, Andrew. Andrew started racing at age five, and this year he won the 2018 Pro Lite World Championship on his Wahl Chassis, powered by a Polaris liberty 440.

And me? Well I wound up owning a whole gaggle of them RXL’s. 😉


The passion, triumph, dominance and tragedy of one of the most successful
efforts in motorsports: The Polaris Professional Race Team


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