The reliability and performance of Polaris 4-stroke snowmobile engines were demonstrated on March 10, 2006, when Polaris riders Larry Stolte and Jerry Juett rode 1,000 in just under 24 hours. Stolte rode his FST Classic while Juett was on his FST Switchback for the ride that took them throughout Ontario.
To ride 1,000 miles in a single calendar day, they started promptly at midnight in Timmins, Ontario, and paused only for fuel before reaching the 1,000-mile mark back in Timmins after 23 hours, 44 minutes on the trails.
The Polaris turbocharged 4-stroke engines performed flawlessly, allowing the riders to reach the personal endurance riding milestone. They turned off the sleds after recording 1,002.9 miles for the day, but were back on the trails the following day, rolling up another 200 trouble-free miles.