Minneapolis, MN (March 20, 2014)– Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company has signed an endorsement agreement with Powersports Racer RJ Anderson. The agreement includes sponsorship of Anderson’s new No. 37 Polaris® RZR® / Monster Energy® PRO-2 Truck for the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series (LORRS).
“RJ is a class act with his passion for the industry and expertise in racing off-road vehicles,” said Craig Scanlon, general manager of the Polaris RZR Division. “Polaris is excited to be part of his next racing endeavor and collaborating with him on extending the reach of the Polaris brand.”
Anderson, a long-time Powersports Racer, has been successful in off-road races with Polaris RZRs, and also was the star of the YouTube RZR XP1K video that went viral with more than 1.2 million views worldwide. The endorsement agreement furthers these efforts by not only extending Polaris’ reach into another part of the off-road racing world but enables Anderson to continue being a part of RZR marketing initiatives and events.
“I’ve always been a Polaris guy. I grew up racing in my Polaris RZRs. Then last year, I got a chance to do the RZR XP1K video by UTVUnderground.com and Mad Media. After more than a million views, we knew more people needed to see the RZR name out there. So we’re proud to have them on-board for a full season of PRO-2 action,” said RJ Anderson.
RJ’ Anderson’s race program is sponsored by Polaris RZR, Monster Energy, Polaris Engineered Lubricants, Active Enterprises, SouthPoint, ThyssenKrupp Motorsports, Oakley, FK Rod Ends, Kroyer Racing Engines, MSD, K&N, Impact Helmets, Troy Lee Designs, UTVUnderground and Utendorfer Graphic Design Service.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® 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 powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel and Klim branded apparel.
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 vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.