1970 World Record X-2
On March 14th, 1970, in West Yellowstone, Montana, Polaris gained the upper hand in racing when Mike Baker pushed the X-2 to a world record speed of 109.9 MPH.
The X-2 is powered by two 795cc Fuji “Star” engines, the Polaris X-2 “Flying Wedge” set and a new men’s snowmobile speed record when Mike Baker hit 109.9, and a women’s title when Dorothy Mercer hit 107.1 MPH.
It was the first time a snowmobile officially passed the 100 MPH mark. Weighing in at 490 lbs., it is only 32″ high with the windshield.
Just in time for the Polaris 50th, she was rescued from a salvage yard and carefully restored under the watchful eye of Aaron Johnson. She’s now on display at the Polaris Experience Center in Roseau, MN.