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 Classfor Polaris.

Jagged X’s Schueler and Scanlon would start the two-lap, 160-mile course one, two with Schueler pulling away. The teammates would complete the first 80-mile lap in their starting positions with Cognito Motorsport’s RZR XP 4 in third and Coastal Racing in fourth. Schueler continued to pull away until an unfortunate failure would take him out of the race leaving Scanlon the lone Jagged X racer in the field to battle the RZRs of Cognito Motorsports, Coastal Racing and Kingpin Motorsports. When the dust settled, Scanlon would cross the finish line first but finish second to Kingpin Motorsports RZR XP4 due to corrected time. BITD Champions, Coastal Racing would take third. All in all, it was an impressive day for RZR claiming the top seven spots in overall as well as a first place finish in the Sportsman class.

“I would like to congratulate all the racers at the Parker 250,” said Scanlon, Jagged X Racer and general manager, RZR Off-Road Vehicles for Polaris. “I want to thank my fellow competitors as they are truly the heart and soul of what makes RZR the ultimate off-road vehicle. Their passion fuels the Polaris team to create the best vehicles in the marketplace.” The next Best in the Desert Race is the General Tire Mint 400, March 21-23, in Las Vegas, NV.

Jagged X is sponsored by Polaris. Walker Evans Shocks, Pure Polaris Lubricants, CR Designs, Simpson Safety, OMF Performance, Muzzy’s, Kroyer Racing Engines, Vision X lighting, Mountain States Contracting, and UTV Underground.

Coastal Racing is sponsored by Coastal Drilling, Holz Racing, Polaris, Walker Evans Racing, Kroyer Racing Engines, Utendorfer Design, BF Goodrich tires.

 

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2011 sales of $2.7 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) and Goupil Industrie SA, and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicles accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polarisindustries.com.