Backcountry Rider Preston Turk’s Extreme Machine

Again this year at the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo, Snow Goer magazine will celebrate the tricked-out backcountry carvers and hillclimbers with its Rocky Mountain Extreme Machines display. Riders willing to bring their sled to the October show can apply, and the snowmobiles chosen will be not only being fashionably displayed, they’ll also be featured in the pages of Snow Goer magazine. Here is one Extreme Machine that was displayed at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo.

Rocky Mountain Snowmobile ExpoStarted Life As: 2013 Polaris 800 Pro-RMK 155 LE

Owner: Preston Turk, 38

Hometown: Delta, Colorado

Preston Turk has been riding snowmobiles since he was 9 years old — always in the mountains with deep powder, big hillclimbs and thick forests. His skills improved as snowmobile technology advanced, so Preston wanted more than what a stock snowmobile could provide. He turned to the services of Vohk, the performance branch of Alpine Motor Sports in Kremmling, Colorado, to build this sled that he says is powerful, lightweight, nimble and reliable. “I ride with a lot of competitive guys, and I don’t like to be beat,” he said.

Power Modifications:

turk-skidRK Tek Drop-In piston kit and cylinder headBoonDocker Perfomance GTX 2860 turbo with intercooler and fuel system control box

Tial stainless steel exhaust

Vohk clutching

Koso EGT gauges

Chassis & Control:

Timbersled Mountain Tamer rear suspension

turk-tech-2Vohk venting, driveshaft reinforcement, tunnel reinforcement bracket and footwell block-off kit
Fox FLOAT Evol shocks, custom valved

IceAge rails

Z Broz A-arms

Camoplast 2.5-inch Challenger Extreme track

Polaris RMK Assault chaincase

Race Shop Industries handlebar


Polaris/Burandt PowderTrac running boards, red Gripper skis

Skinz Protective Gear headlight delete kit

Appearance & Protection:

ArcticFX graphics wrap

Polaris Extreme front bumper

Custom rear bumper

Hot Dogger

Polaris red low windshield, hand guards, under hood goggle bag, handlebar bag, skid plate

Total Investment: $32,000

To apply to display your sled, email pictures and a description of each modification you made to your sled to Entries will be accepted until September 15. Even if you don’t have a sled to display, come to the show and see these unique creations.

The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo will be October 11-12 at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. For information visit

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