POLARIS ANNOUNCES 2013 OFF-ROAD RACE TEAMS AND CONTINGENCY
Polaris to have representation in various series
Minneapolis, Minn. (February 19, 2013) –Polaris comes into the 2013 off-road race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International and Mud racing. Polaris also will continue to offer their ATV racing contingency program and has expanded its Side-by-Side contingency, which was only available for BITD in 2012, t...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES DONATES GEM ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO MINNESOTA ZOO
MINNEAPOLIS (February 13, 2013) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced it has donated two GEM electric vehicles to the Minnesota Zoo, the state’s largest zoo. The donated vehicles will be used to transport guests throughout the complex and for utility and ground maintenance.
"The Minnesota Zoo is a statewide treasure and we’re happy to provide electric vehicles that fit nicely into their indoor/outdoor environme...
POLARIS CROSS-COUNTRY SNOWMOBILE RACER AARON CHRISTENSEN RUNS STRONG FOR THREE STRAIGHT DAYS TO TAKE SECOND IN PRO 600 AND PRO OPEN AT THE USXC I-500
MEDINA, Minn. (Feb 11, 2013) – Polaris cross-country snowmobile racer Aaron Christensen put together three strong days of racing to finish second in the Pro 600 and Pro Open classes at the United States X-Country Snowmobile Racing (USXC) Seven Clans I-500. The race was run near Thief River Falls, Minnesota, on Feb. 8-10.
Polaris racer Eric Gausen earned top-five finishes in both Pro classes, and Spencer Kadlec and Bobby Menne finished in the top eight.
Kadlec came back with t...
POLARIS SNOCROSS RACERS FINISH ON THE PODIUM IN ISOC PRO OPEN RACING AT TRAVERSE CITY; JAKE SCOTT WINS THIRD STRAIGHT PRO LITE FINAL
MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 11, 2013) – Polaris snocross racers Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) delivered gritty performances and earned Pro Open podium finishes during ISOC racing at Traverse City, Michigan, Feb. 8 and 9. In Pro Lite racing, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) won his third straight race on Friday night and was one of three Polaris racers to reach the podium in the weekend’s two finals.
Pro Open: Kody Kamm Earns Two Top-5 Finishes
In Friday ...
BEAU BARON TAKES SECOND WIN IN A ROW AT WORCS ROUND 2
RZRs Take Top Spot in All Side-by-Side Classes
Minneapolis, (Feb. 11, 2013) -After the swamp-like conditions at Canyon MX Park, in Peoria, Ariz., last month, the dry weather of Primm, Nevada for WORCS Round 2, Buffalo Bills, was a welcomed change! RZRs would, once again, take the top spot in all the side-by-side classes offered.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would, once again, steer his new RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class and first overall. Second ...
MITCH GUTHRIE WINS FOURTH KING OF THE HAMMERS WITH RZR XP 900
Three RZRs finish the toughest off-road race in the world
Minneapolis, Minn. (Feb 11, 2013)–Since its original debut in 2008, the King of the Hammers (KOH) race has been deemed the toughest off-road race in the world. This year’s course of 115-miles of open desert racing and huge rock trails proved to be the most-difficult course yet. So hard, that Race Organizer, Dave Cole didn’t think a UTV could do it. When the dust settled only three of the 35 UTVs entered would prove Cole...
SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 MODEL YEAR SNEAK PEEK SPRING TOUR
All Four Manufacturers Will Showcase New Models Beginning March 1st
MINNEAPOLIS (February 5, 2013) - See them, touch them, and even catch a whiff of that new sled smell as Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha unveil their 2014 models and showcase them from coast to coast as part of the 2014 Sneak Peek Tour. Touting all-new models, new technology, new colors, and the latest spring early order programs to go with them, the Sneak Peek tour is your best and often only chance t...
POLARIS RACING TEAMS SWEEP FIRST THROUGH SEVENTH TO DOMINATE SOO ENDURO; BUNKE RACING WINS 2ND STRAIGHT
Bunke Racing Teams Finish 1-2; Gabe Bunke Gets 4th Career Soo Win
MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2013) – Polaris snowmobile race teams totally dominated the grueling Soo I-500 enduro race on Saturday, Feb. 2, as the Gabe Bunke-led Bunke Racing 1 team won for the second year in a row and nine Polaris teams finished in the top 10. Gabe Bunke teamed with Aaron Christensen and Spencer Kadlec for the victory, the team’s second straight Soo win and the fourth of Bunke’s career.
Bunke, a P...
POLARIS SNOCROSS RACER ROSS MARTIN WINS PRO OPEN AT DEADWOOD; JAKE SCOTT SWEEPS IN PRO LITE
Jake Scott Wins Two Pro Lite Finals, Takes Over as Points Leader
MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2013) – Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) capped off a great weekend of ISOC snocross racing in Deadwood, S.D., by winning the Pro Open final on Saturday, Feb. 2, to earn his second podium finish of the weekend. Fellow Polaris racer Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) finished second Saturday night and joined Martin on the podium.
Polaris racer Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) won both Pro Lite finals a...
POLARIS RIDER LEVI LAVALLEE WINS TWO X GAMES GOLD MEDALS, DANIEL BODIN WINS ONE, ROSS MARTIN EARNS SNOCROSS SILVER
Four-Time Medalist Caleb Moore Suffers Fatal Injuries in Freestyle Crash
MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Polaris snocross racer and freestyle star Levi LaVallee won two gold medals, and extreme freestyle star Daniel Bodin won one at X Games Aspen 2013, Jan. 24-27. LaVallee won the first gold medal of the games in the Snowmobile Freestyle competition on Jan. 24, and he won the gold in Snowmobile Speed & Style the following day. Bodin won his gold medal for Snowmobile Best T...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES 14% INCREASE IN CASH DIVIDEND FOR 2013
MINNEAPOLIS January 31, 2013 — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 14% percent increase in the 2013 regular quarterly cash dividend that raises the payout to $0.42 per share. The first quarterly dividend will be payable on March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2013.
“For the 18th consecutive year we are raising our dividend payout, underscoring our focus on generating shareholder va...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MINNEAPOLIS (January 31, 2013) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced its Board of Directors voted to elect Scott Wine, Polaris’ Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board. Wine succeeds Greg Palen, who has been Chairman for 11 years and has nearly 20 years of service on the Board.
"I would like to congratulate Scott on his election to serve in the additional capacity of Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership, Polaris has delivered consistent a...
POLARIS REPORTS RECORD 2012 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS; FOURTH QUARTER EPS INCREASED 38% TO $1.24 WITH SALES GROWTH OF 15%
Fourth Quarter Highlights:
Net income increased 38% to $88.1 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, with sales increasing 15% to $900.6 million, both fourth quarter records.
Off-Road Vehicle sales increased 22%, On-Road Vehicle sales increased 36% and PG&A sales increased 17% during the 2012 fourth quarter.
North American retail sales remained strong, increasing 13% in the fourth quarter compared to a year ago.
Gross profit margins expanded 210 basis points to 28.2% i...
RZRS START STRONG AT WORCS ROUND 1
Beau Baron takes win in Pro Production
Minneapolis, January 28, 2013- Canyon MX Park, in Peoria, Ariz., saw a flood of RZR vehicles in what would be a rainy, muddy first WORCS race of the season. With a track that looked more like a mud bog, RZRs showed their versatility taking the Pro Production, Production 1000, Production 850, Production 700 classes, and the lone win in the Production 600 class.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro ...
POLARIS RACERS WIN ON THE DERBY ICE OVAL AND ON THE SNOCROSS TRACK AT EAGLE RIVER
MEDINA, Minn. (Jan 22, 2013) – Polaris snowmobile racers demonstrated true Terrain Domination at the 50th running of the Eagle River (WI) World Championship Snowmobile Derby as they won all four major snocross features, packed the field for the World Championship on the Derby ice oval, and won the Factory 600 title on the oval. The 50th anniversary Derby took place Friday through Sunday, Jan. 18-20.
Polaris racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) dominated the Derby’s snocross...
RZRs SHINE AT BEST IN THE DESERT'S PARKER 250
RZRs finish in top seven spots overall
Minneapolis, Jan. 16, 2012– Polaris RZRs kicked off the Best in the Desert race season in style by finishing in the top seven spots, at the THR Parker 250, in Parker, Ariz.
In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Craig Scanlon in the No. 1931 RZR XP 4 900 and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP, all who run the Pro UTV Cl...
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE REVS UP NEW YORK MOTORCYCLING FANS AT 2013 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW FOR UPCOMING HISTORIC RELAUNCH
‘Indian Summit’ Press Conference featuring American Picker’s Mike Wolfe, Vintage Indian Motorcycles, the Roar of History and the Sound of the Upcoming Completely Reengineered Indian Motorcycle Engine take center stage at IMS-NYC
MEDINA, Minn. — January 16, 2013 — Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today announced its power-packed weekend schedule for this week’s International Motorcycle Show in New York City taking place January 18-20 at the Jacob K....
POLARIS RECALLS RANGER RECREATIONAL OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES DUE TO LOSS OF CONTROL AND CRASH HAZARD
Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: 2013 Polaris Ranger® 400 recreational off-highway vehicles
Hazard: The recreational vehicle’s throttle can fail to operate properly, which can cause the vehicle’s rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
Consumer Contact: Polaris; toll-free ...
POLARIS PRO & PRO LITE SNOCROSS RACERS CLAIM HALF OF THE WEEKEND'S PODIUM POSITIONS IN ISOC RACING AT CANTERBURY PARK
MEDINA, Minn. (Jan. 7, 2013) – Polaris Pro Open and Pro Lite snocross racers earned half of the available podium spots in two rounds of ISOC racing Jan. 4-5 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. In the weekend’s two finals, Polaris Pro Open racers earned three of six podium spots and earned five of the top-10 places in Saturday’s final. Polaris Pro Lite racers matched that success, and Polaris racers won the weekend’s Pro Am Plus 30 and Pro Am Women’s finals.
Pro Open: Ko...
POLARIS SNOCROSS & SNOWMOBILE FREESTYLE STAR LEVI LAVALLEE IS FEATURED ON X GAMES LIST OF 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN ACTION SPORTS
MEDINA, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2013) – Polaris snocross racer and snowmobile freestyle star Levi LaVallee has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Action Sports on the ESPN X Games website. This puts him in the company of legendary action sports stars such as surfing champion Kelly Slater and motorsports star Travis Pastrana.
The honor comes just three weeks before LaVallee competes on his Team LaVallee Polaris IQ® Race Sled in the 2013 X Games in Aspen, Colorado. LaVal...