Keith Curtis
Professional Snowmobile Hillclimb Racer

HOMETOWN Dillon, Mt. & Polaris Mt.

NICKNAME KC711

MOVIES 509 Films, Schooled, Fourcast, Alpine Assassins.

4 SEASON ATHLETE Snowmobile, Snow Bike, Dirt Bike, Trials, Mountain Bike, RZR.

HISTORY RMSHA Factory Polaris Racer - 149 1st place finishes, 55 King titles, 31 points champion, 3 time King of Kings Champion at the World Championship Hillclimb, 3 time racer of the year, X Games Hillcross competitor, Backcountry Expert.

DIRTBIKE WORLD Team USA ISDE competitor in Sardinia, Italy. Competing in Romaniacs & Erzberg 2016.

Be calculated, different, focused on the big picture, and not worried about what others think.
Keith Curtis

How did you get into snowmobiling?
My parents raised me in the outdoors. Riding snowmobiles and dirtbikes were and are a way of life!

Favorite type of riding?
Favorite race conditions: A Blue bird day on a technical race course full of obstacles; steep terrain, lots of tight turns, moguls, trenches, vertical faces.
Favorite Backcountry conditions: Can't beat a 3' powder day with blue skies and untouched technical tree riding filled with steep pitches & benches!

How do you pass your summer?
Where to begin! Summer is a great time to unwind but also get re-booted for the next season. My summers have consisted of traveling in my Sprinter van after graduating college with a Bachelor in Business Administration Degree. I throw my dirtbike, trials dirtbike, and mountain bike in the back and hit the open road. Always riding new terrain, meeting new people, and experiencing life at its greatest! Racing hard enduro at Romaniacs and Erzberg are in my prospects for Summer 2015!

What do you drive?
2015 RAM Laramie 3500 outfitted with AEV(American Expedition Vehicle) upgrades. World Class Bumpers, winches, LED lights, cold air, and suspension lifts!

Favorite Sled Video?
509 Volume 9

What FOX SHOX do you currently use?
FLOAT 3 EVOL RC2. FLOAT 3 EVOL R Front & Rear track shock.

How does FOX contribute to your success?
FOX puts me on another level of competitiveness while racing up the mountain, filming, and while riding with other talented riders. Working with fox to develop a signature line of shocks for the 2016 season will only elevate my competitiveness and offer other riders a shock that is truly incredible!

Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
Race sleds- All four of my Polaris race sleds are set up to take on enormous holes and hard hits on a steep slope. Other obstacles include ice ledges, headwalls, 4' ruts, stumps, rocks, and ice.
Mountain sleds - I like to pound through bumpy trails while heading towards the “good, untouched stuff”. It's important to have suspension that will work awesome through the whoops, but also take the impact of dropping off rocks and cliffs, yet versatile enough to side hill across steep terrain.

What else is in your garage?
Toys, toys and more toys! Six 2015 Polaris Pro's. 2015 KTM 300 XC. Gas Gas 300 Trials, Intense Carbine 29 Mountain bike, Polaris RZR 4 XP 1000, 1998 Dodge Cummins 12 valve, 5 speed, cherry! Dodge Sprinter van/Dan Larson conversion for all of my summer adventures. This bad boy hauls my three favorite summer toys in the separate garage! A 2015 RAM Laramie 3500 and a 43' Haulmark Race Trailer.

Keith Curtis
Keith Curtis

What is your training regimen?
More water, less soda. Less fruit, more veggies, ya know! Clean eating, lots of exercise, seat time, cross training, cardio training, plenty of variety.

What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty Pleasure?
Pre-race meal - Whatever mamma Margaret fixes up! Ha, I'm pretty spoiled during race season, she always has the trailer food ready to roll. Usually consists of some sort of soup, stew, or stir fry.
Guilty Pleasure - definitely oreo cheesecake.

Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
I do my best to be smooth and fluent for whatever I am doing that day, and not ride out of my element. Down time absolutely sucks. No serious injuries, knock on wood! I have sprained my shoulders a few times…. 2 times mountain biking, the other snowmobiling. Always a fun, timely healing process! Using thera-band rehab and focusing on that particular muscle group in the gym plays a role in staying intact.

Keith Curtis

How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
By importance and diversity. I race all of the RMSHA, Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association competitions every season. This year, X Games Hillcross is on my list of events to hit! Romaniacs & Erzberg are in my prospects for Summer.

What motivated you to get started professionally?
My competitiveness and drive to succeed! Racing professionally was always a dream of mine, and winning is probably the most satisfying thing around!

What separates you from other professional athletes?
My lengthiness! Haha my legs dance their way up the mountain, working as gyros :-)

What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete? Helicopter pilot.

What other sports are you interested in? Hard Enduro, mountain biking, rzring, golfing for 3 holes until I get bored, hiking, camping, fishing.

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro? Follow your dreams and focus on your ultimate goal, get tons of seat time and train smart.

Who is your hero? Travis Pastrana, Rick Ward.

Keith Curtis
Keith Curtis


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