Finding a Winning Sled

Finding a Winning Sled is an article that Leon Koch wrote for Vintage Snowmobile Magazine that tells the story of how he tracked down some old Yamaha Factory Racing Team sleds and the guys that rode them. Those legendary sleds have now been meticulously restored and are proudly displayed both in our shop and at … Read more

433cc Yamaha Engine

Mike Trapp’s 433cc 1971 Eagle River World Championsip Engine This is the engine that powered Mike Trapp to victory over the other brands’ 800cc sleds, in what was billed as “The Greatest Race in History”. Some of this sled’s unique features include: Keihn Alcohol Carbs 6 Bolt Heads 1 Off Sand Cast Chrome Bore Cylinders … Read more

1972 Yamaha SR 643

Lynn Trapp’s C-23 1972 Yamaha SR 643 This sled is featured on the back cover of Yamaha’s snowmobile brochure. Some of this sled’s features are: Special Built Keihin Carbs Custom Crankshaft Brace, like the one used to help Mike Trapp win his 2nd World Championship Magnesium Chain Case & Mag Cover Custom Seat Special “Factory … Read more

1972 Yamaha SR 433B

1972 Yamaha SR 433B This is one of only a handful of sleds that were to be used by the Factory Team in 1972, but it was never needed. This sled was never started by the team. It is “new”, and was never fully assembled until we purchased it in April of 2008. Some of … Read more

1975 Yamaha GPX 338

Wayne Trapp’s 1975 Yamaha PDC GPX 338 Wayne won the first ever PDC (Professional Drivers Circuit) race held with this sled. The 1975 PDC  season started at Rhinelander. Wayne captured its first race with this sled in Super Mod 340. Some if this sled’s features include: Yamaha’s First Liquid Cooled 340 Carbon Fiber Hood and Chain … Read more

1972 Yamaha SR 292

Wayne Trapp’s 1972 Yamaha SR 292 Grass Dragger Wayne had many wins with this sled, including Mod 1 and Mod 2 at one of the biggest grass drag events held at Baffalo MN. This sled ws set up for Wayne at Orange County Raceway in Calaifornia by Yamaha Race Department. I continue racing this sled … Read more