Ultimax® XS Performance Belt by Timken Drives Snowmobile to Capture World Speed Record

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Straightline Performance racing team sets world speed record on ice in Pro Extreme 55 Class using Ultimax® CVT drive belt

Ultimax XS world speed record

Timken Belts, part of The Timken Company, celebrates their role in setting a world speed record for snowmobiles with their Ultimax® XS805 extreme performance CVT drive belt.

“I only use the best brands in the business as each MPH counts,” said Jason Houle, owner of Straightline Performance/RSI Racing. “Ultimax and Straightline Performance proved that together the ultimate goal can be achieved.”

The custom sled driven by Charlie Fleck from Greenbay, WI traveled 1,000 feet at 174.960 mph on January 29, 2022 at Forest Lake, MN. The snowmobile was built by Straightline Performance to Pro Extreme 55 specifications which require the machine to weigh 750 pounds including the driver, must be a snowmobile engine with CVT drive and must run on race gas.

The Straightline Performance team designed and built the powerful sled using a Yamaha® Apex® engine built by Mott Motorsports with suspensions and drivelines built by Proline Performance.

All records are certified by NSSR/ISR/USAC, the sanctioning bodies that supply the technical support, prepare the track, and guarantee that the results are accurate and true. In order to stand, all records require a second run within 2% of the record-setting time.

Ultimax performance belts by Timken are designed and engineered to the highest standards to provide superior performance and reliability in snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs.

Manufactured in the ISO 9001:2005 certified facility in Springfield, Missouri, USA, the Ultimax product family includes Ultimax MAX, Ultimax PRO and Ultimax XS snowmobile drive belts and Ultimax HQ,  Ultimax UA and Ultimax XP drive belts for ATVs, UTVs and SxSs.

Timken Belts is part of The Timken Company’s growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products. A manufacturer of premium performance power transmission belts, Timken Belts’ associates and products help keep industry in motion and the world more productive.

Ultimax® is a trademark of The Timken Company or its affiliates. YETI® and Hopper® are trademarks of YETI COOLERS, LLC.