What year did the Polaris Indy 500 come out?

What year did the Polaris Indy 500 come out?

It began in the early 1980s with a triple cylinder powered Indy 500. That premium model (at the time) eventually evolved into an Indy 600 triple and then a 650. It wasn’t until 1989 the Indy 500 moniker hit its stride.

Is the Polaris Indy 500 liquid-cooled?

Polaris’ evolvedchassis looks as sturdy and business-like as its bullet proof, liquid-cooled488cc twin. Under the hood, the Indy 500 EFI liquid-cooled twin feeds both cylindersvia 46mm Mikuni throttle bodies.

Did Polaris make a 500 triple?

It was a no-brainer if there ever was one. For the 1981 model year, Polaris dropped its existing Centurion 500 liquid-cooled three-cylinder engine into the revolutionary Indy chassis that had been introduced the year before to create the Centurion Indy 500.

Is the Polaris Indy 500 liquid cooled?

Why does Polaris 500 use coolant?

It warms up and pressure causes small amount of coolant to be lost through overflow into the overflow container and out that cap. When it cools the coolant goes back down. After several of these times the level in the overflow goes to empty.

How fast is an Indy 500?

The distance around one lap of the Indianapolis course is two and one-half miles per lap. It takes a driver forty seconds to negotiate one full lap at a speed of exactly 225 miles per hour. Traditionally, thirty-three cars start in the 500.

Where do turn Idel up on Polaris 500?

sense this is a carb model it is easy to adjust. There is a black screw under the carb (hopefully you know where the carb is) turn this OUT (counterclockwise) with every half turn revv the engine up and let it idle back down until it idles around 1200 RPMs

What is a rookie in the Indy 500?

The term “rookie” (or newcomer) at the Indianapolis 500 can at times be misleading. According to race rules, a rookie is defined as any driver who has never qualified for the race and/or has never been on the track during the pace lap, and officially credited with a start. Several unique situations have created confusion, among the many include: