World Champion Snowmobile Hillclimber Keith Curtis Joins FactoryONE Sherco Team

Press Release | April 1, 2021

FactoryONE Sherco announces the addition of 48-time snowmobile hillclimb world champion Keith Curtis to race select Kenda AMA Extreme Off-Road races in 2021.

World Champion Snowmobile Hillclimber Keith Curtis Joins FactoryONE Sherco Team

This is a press release from FactoryONE Sherco…

San Antonio, TX (April 1, 2021) – FactoryONE Sherco announces the addition of 48-time snowmobile hillclimb world champion Keith Curtis to race select Kenda AMA Extreme Off-Road races in 2021. While this sounds like an odd combination, Keith is also very accomplished in the extreme off-road discipline on dirt, even as a part timer. The native of Dillon, Montana scored a top five finish at the Kenda Tennessee Knockout in 2020 as well as a podium finish at the Battle of The Goats in the condensed hard-enduro 2020 season.

“It is nothing short of an incredible feeling becoming a dual-sport Factory athlete on snow and dirt,” said Curtis. “My alignment with FactoryONE Sherco and Polaris is the best of both worlds. I am looking forward to getting on my SE 300 Factory.”

His racing resume is quite robust:

Snow:

RMSHA (Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association)

  • 269 first-place finishes
  • 48 world championship titles
  • 52-time RMSHA hillclimb points champion

Keith races in different categories such as Stock, Improved and Modified. This past weekend he won all three classes as well as the King of the Kings title at the World Championships in Jackson, Wyoming.

Dirt:

  • P5 Pro- 2020 TKO- Sequatchie, TN
  • P3 Pro- 2020 Battle of the Goats Extreme Enduro- USA, North Carolina
  • P1 Pro- 2019 Stix and Stones- Kellogg, Idaho
  • P1 Pro- 2018 Stix and Stones- Kellogg, Idaho
  • P18 Gold- 2019 Red Bull Romaniacs- Romania
  • P8 Gold- 2016 Red Bull Romaniacs- Romania
  • P20 – 2017 Erzberg Rodeo- Austria
  • P21 – 2016 Erzberg Rodeo- Austria
  • P5 PRO- 2019 Ditrocks- Romania
  • P4 PRO- 2016 Carpath Enduro- Romania
  • P13 Club team- ISDE Team- Sardinia, Italy

“We are happy to have Keith with us,” said Ron Sallman, President of FactoryONE Motorsports. “He adds tremendous firepower to our extreme program. For a part-time dirt guy, he has had tons of success. He will fit in nicely with the rest of the guys and gals on the team. We are looking forward to seeing what he can do on his Sherco.”

With the 2020-2021 snow season coming to a close, Mr. Curtis will turn his attention to dirt and is scheduled to race the following:

  • Last Dog Standing
  • Donner Hard Enduro
  • Stix and Stones
  • Mad Moose
  • Battle of the Goats
  • Kenda Tennessee Knockout

For more information, visit www.factoryonesherco.com
 

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