The soo, or any races with modified sleds, is really not comparing apples to apples... I love the sound and the speed as much as the next guy, but when you push them as hard as they do, things happen, sometimes bad things. Finishes at the soo don't mean a whole hell of a lot to john and jane trail rider. Polaris wins at the soo, because they put a shitload more money into the jar than anyone else.. simple as that. Anyone on here who says the soo don't matter is absolutely right, at least when it comes to production machines. Make them run stock sleds, and I can guarantee you, the results will be different, and matter more to the consumer.