1998 POLARIS INDY TRAIL: An Entry by Minnesota State University, Mankato in the “Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2000” 2000-01-2574
A student team from Minnesota State University, Mankato's Automotive Engineering Technology program entered the Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2000. A 1998 Polaris Indy Trail was converted to indirect fuel injection running on a computer controlled closed loop fuel system. Also chassis, exhaust, and hood design modifications were made. The snowmobile was designed to compete in eight events. These events included acceleration, emissions, hill climb, cold start, noise, fuel economy/range, handling/driveability, and static display.
The snowmobile modifications involved every aspect of the snowmobile with special emphasis on emissions and noise. Laboratory testing led to the final design. This paper details the modifications and test results.
Citation: Hein, A., Jagusch, D., Mills, J., Olson, J. et al., "1998 POLARIS INDY TRAIL: An Entry by Minnesota State University, Mankato in the “Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2000”," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-2574, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-2574. Download Citation
Aaron Hein, Dustin Jagusch, Josh Mills, Jesse Olson, Marti Price, Brett Russenberger, Jeremy Thoennes, Scott Betcher, Mark Brandl, Allen Caldwell, Ryan Erickson, Jeff Gillen, Lance Groth, Dale LaRue, Nathan Lindeman, Brian Martin, Jan Smith, Jason Wilke, Bruce Jones, Kirk Ready
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