1976 Yamaha 340 SRX #8A8-000512
A little history from Snoriders.com regarding the 1976 SRX models:
According to our friends over at SnoGoer, “The first Yamaha to carry the SRX model designation was the company’s 1974 Sno Pro racer, with a very few units handcrafted for the fledgling professional racing circuit. They weren’t big winners or the most publicized Sno Pro sleds and most snowmobilers never even saw one.
The SRX designation was not used in 1975. It returned in 1976 and ’77 for Yamaha’s race-ready oval sprint sleds that were offered in limited numbers to qualified independents for the “Stock” class competition of the day. Built to go fast and turn left until there was no more hundred-plus octane aviation gas remaining in the tiny 2.6-gallon fuel tank, the sleds had aluminum skis, a tachometer (a speedometer was optional), no windshield and only a pretense of trailability.”
In 1976 introduced Yamaha the SRX model, a 340 and the legendary 440 with 439 cc RT engine. This was the first model for Yamaha with Liquid cooled engine. In competitions it became a big winner. None of the SRX was sold for normal use, this was a race-sled and it was not usable to anything else.
The 340 SRX we have at KMPR was purchased new by Elmer Koch on December 27, 1975 from Virgil Eidenburger’s Yamaha of Port Washington, Wisconsin and trail rode there-after.
Later raced by #76 Todd Wiltman in oval and ice drag competition.
Purchased by #32 Jason Remiker circa 1995 and used for radar runs and grass drag events, often winning in Modified form.
Purchased by Kettle Moraine Preservation & Restoration in 2008 and in the winter of 2022-2023, restored to emulate the way KMPR’s Rick Dresang raced his 340 SRX in 1980-1984, mainly in Chargers Snowmobile Club competition.