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POLARIS SNOWMOBILE HILLCLIMBERS WIN EIGHT PRO CLASSES AND CLAIM 25 OF 36 PRO PODIUM SPOTS AT CRESTED BUTTE HILLCLIMB 2015-04-17
Luke Rainey Wins Stock ‘King’ Crown & Erin Beukelman Wins 3 Class Titles MEDINA, MN (April 17, 2015) – Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers on RMK deep snow sleds dominated the Rocky Mountain States Snowmobile Hillclimb Assn. (RMSHA) event at Crested Butte, Colorado, winning eight of 12 Pro classes – including all four Stock classes, where Polaris racers filled 11 of 12 available podium spots. Polaris racer Erin Beukelman won three classes at the event held April 10-12, and Lu...
COASTAL RACING’S JOHN HENRY TAKES FIRST XC2 WIN OF THE SEASON 2015-04-14
Team UXC Racing Goes One, Two in Single Seat Class Minneapolis, MN (April 14, 2015) - Round Four of the GNCC racing series would have the Polaris Factory Racing Teams travel to Union, SC for The Big Buck where there would be ATV, Side-by-Side and Single-Seat Racing. Coastal Racing’s XC2 Racer John Henry would come into Big Buck looking for redemption after a tough ride at the first round in Georgia. The finish in Georgia didn’t gave him a tenth-row starting position but he wa...
NAM AND POLARIS INDUSTRIES HONOR SENATOR THUNE FOR SUPPORTING MANUFACTURING 2015-04-13
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 13, 2015) – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Senator John Thune (R-SD) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Polaris Industries in Vermillion, South Dakota. “We are lucky to have Senator John Thune in our corner, advocating policies that will allow us to grow, create jobs and compete globally.” said Paul Vitrano, Polaris VP, Global Government Relations, at Polaris Industries. “I’m ...
408-POUND DEEP SNOW MODEL ROSEAU MAYOR PROCLAIMS APRIL 8 – 4/08 – AS POLARIS RMK DAY TO CELEBRATE THE ALL NEW LIGHTWEIGHT 2015-04-08
Developed in Roseau, New 2016 800 PRO-RMK 155 is Built on All-New AXYS RMK Chassis MEDINA, MN (April 8, 2015) – Roseau, Minnesota, Mayor Jeff Pelowski has declared April 8 – 4/08 – as "Polaris RMK Day" in Roseau as the day’s date reflects the dry weight – only 408 pounds – of the new 2016 Polaris 800 PRO-RMK® 155 snowmobile. This all-new lightweight Deep Snow model is built at the Polaris manufacturing facility in Roseau on the new, patented, raised AXYS® RMK Chass...
POLARIS INTRODUCES SPORTSMAN AND OUTLAW 110 EFI YOUTH MODELS 2015-04-07
Minneapolis, MN (April 7, 2015) - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today introduced the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models as part of the company’s continuing innovation of its off-road product offerings. The new models are the first youth ATVs to offer EFI and will be available in dealerships in May. The Sportsman and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models will replace the current Sportsman and Outlaw 90 models and...
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE AND THE USO PARTNER TO SUPPORT U.S. TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES 2015-04-06
Year-long partnership includes local activations, celebrities and more MEDINA, MN. (April 2, 2015) —Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced a partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs, services and live entertainment to the U.S. troops and their families worldwide. Indian Motorcycle joins the USO as an Official Partner, which will help the USO support our nation’s men and wo...
KEVIN TRANTHAM TAKES SECOND WIN OF THE GNCC SEASON 2015-04-01
Minneapolis, MN (April 1, 2015)- Round Three of the GNCC racing series would have Team UXC Racing heading to Morganton, North Carolina looking for another win. Team UXC Racing’s Kevin Trantham and Michael Swift would leave the starting line of the 4x4 Pro Class near the rear of the pack. They would pilot their Scrambler XP 850s towards the front where Trantham would make a pass for the lead. Trantham would hold off the field and maneuver through the lap traffic to take his s...
MITCH GUTHRIE JR. MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW IN WORCS 2015-03-31
RZRs Sweep Podium in Pro Class                Minneapolis, MN (March 31, 2015)- Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. repeated his WORCS Round 3 success in Round 4 this past weekend taking both the SxS Pro and SxS Unlimited classes. Guthrie Jr., would pull the holeshot in the SxS Unlimited Class with his 2014 RZR XP 1000 EPS and never looked back, taking the win. In the Pro Class, Guthrie Jr. would settle into second behind another Polaris Factory Racer, RJ Anderson ...
POLARIS SNOCROSSER RYAN SPRINGER WINS ISOC PRO LITE TITLE; KODY KAMM ON PRO OPEN PODIUM 3 TIMES AT LAKE GENEVA 2015-03-24
Polaris Racers Kyle Pallin & Ross Martin Finish 3-4 in Pro Open Points MEDINA, Minn. (March 17, 2015) – In just his second year of snowmobile racing, Polaris snocross racer Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) clinched the ISOC National Pro Lite points title during racing March 13-15 at Lake Geneva, Wis. Springer won the ISOC Sport class title as a rookie last winter, and after he secured the Pro Lite title on Sunday, he stepped up to race in the Pro Open class, where he ...
SAM YOKLEY TAKES FIRST GNCC SINGLE-SEAT CLASS 2015-03-23
Minneapolis, MN (March 23, 2015)- As part of Polaris’ new partnership of the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly-added Single Seat Class, The General would be the first race of the season to offer the class. Six Polaris ACE vehicles would enter to vie to be the first Single Seat winner for the season. Sam Yokley, nephew to Polaris Factory Racer William Yokley, would take the checkered flag of the three-lap race. Doug Fortner of Brocton, NY woul...
MICHAEL JONIKAS, POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. VP, SNOWMOBILES AND SLINGSHOT, RETIRING 2015-03-23
Departing after 15 years of distinguished service MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 23, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that Michael (Mike) Jonikas, Vice President of Snowmobiles and Slingshot, will be retiring in May of this year. Over the past fifteen years, Mike Jonikas has been a key leader for Polaris and the powersports industry, and has made significant contributions to both. Jonikas began his Polaris career in 2000 as a Marketing Director in the O...
WOLF, SCANLON ASSUME P&L RESPONSIBILITY FOR SNOWMOBILES, SLINGSHOT RESPECTIVELY 2015-03-23
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 23, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that the responsibilities of retiring Vice President of Snowmobiles and Slingshot, Mike Jonikas, will be divided between two roles reporting directly to President and Chief Operating Officer Bennett Morgan. Chris Wolf, currently General Manager, Snowmobiles, will be promoted to Vice President of that business, and Craig Scanlon will fill the role of Vice President, Slingshot. “Mike’s depar...
POLARIS HILLCLIMBERS WIN 10 PRO CLASSES AND ALL THREE KING OF THE HILL CROWNS AT RMSHA PINE CREEK HILLCLIMB 2015-03-17
Luke Rainey & Keith Curtis Win Combined Six Classes & Pair of King Titles MEDINA, MN (March 13, 2015) – Polaris RMK snowmobiles dominated the latest RMSHA hillclimb as Polaris racers won 10 Pro classes – including every Stock and Modified class – and all three King of the Hill titles at the Pine Creek Hillclimb on March 7-8 in Pinedale, Wyoming. Polaris racers used this Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Assn. event as a strong final tune-up prior to the season’s pre...
TEAM UXC RACING TAKES GNCC WILD BOAR 2015-03-10
Trantham and Swift go one, two on their Scrambler XP 850s                                                                                                 Minneapolis, MN (March 10, 2015)- Team UXC Racing would be out at full force at GNCC’s First Round, Wild Boar, in Palatka, Fla., and would go one, two both in the 4x4 Pro Class and overall, with the Scrambler XP 850 EPS. After starting mid-pack, Kevin Trantham and Michael Swift would pull the lead on the second lap with Mi...
CODY RAHDERS ROCKS LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD REGIONAL SERIES ROUND 2 2015-03-10
Minneapolis, MN (Feb. 10, 2015) -With the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series (LORRS) holding both Rounds 2 and 3 on the same weekend, Cody Rahders took the opportunity to rebound from a DNF while leading at Round 1 to win both Round 2 and 3 of the Production 1000 class, in his 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS. After spending Friday with Justin Lambert of Cognito Motorsports taking lap times and Brandon Hong from Sparks Racing dialing in his clutch, Rahders went on to place secon...
POLARIS UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION SLINGSHOT AT DAYTONA BIKE WEEK 2015-03-07
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 7, 2015) – After unleashing the much buzzed about Slingshot®, Polaris® debuts the most exclusive Slingshot® yet at Daytona Bike Week today. Delivering on the same high-octane experience, the limited edition Slingshot® SL LE is packed with head-turning features including striking Nuclear Sunset Orange coloring throughout. This sharp 3-wheel roadster is also equipped with dual windscreens and an interior LED white and blue lighting package for an exhilarati...
POLARIS HILLCLIMBERS SHOW THE WAY AT AFTON, WYOMING, WINNING 11 of 12 PRO CLASSES & ALL THREE PRO KING OF THE HILL TITLES 2015-03-06
David Sharp, Jr., Wins Two King Crowns; Keith Curtis Wins Three Pro Classes MEDINA, MN (March 5, 2015) – Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers on RMK deep snow sleds ruled at the RMSHA Afton [WY] Hillclimb on Feb. 28, as they won 11 of 12 Pro classes – including all four Stock and all four Modified classes – and they swept all three Pro King of the Hill titles. Polaris Pro-class racers filled 26 of 36 podium spots (72%), including 11 of 12 in the four Stock classes, where the ...
POLARIS ACE PARTNERS WITH GNCC TO OFFER SINGLE-SEAT CLASS 2015-03-05
Minneapolis, MN  (March 5, 2015)- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced a partnership with the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly-added Single Seat Class. In January 2014, Polaris introduced the revolutionary 32 horsepower, single-seat Polaris ACE which was designed to combine the size and nimble handling of a Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) with the confidence and comfor...
MITCH GUTHRIE JR. TAKES WORCS ROUND 3 2015-03-04
Guthrie Jr. wins SxS Pro and SxS Unlimited Classes Minneapolis, MN (March 4, 2015)- Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. was on a tear at WORCS Round 3, in Peoria, Ariz., this past weekend taking both the SxS Pro and SxS Unlimited classes. Guthrie Jr., who is currently standing in first in SxS Unlimited and third in SxS Pro would pull the holeshot in the SxS Unlimited Class with his 2014 RZR XP 1000 EPS and take the win. In the Pro Class, Guthrie Jr. would start in ...
POLARIS RANGER BECOMES NATIONAL SPONSOR OF PRCA PRORODEO 2015-03-04
Minneapolis, MN (March 4, 2015) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles and The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)  today announced a national partnership recognizing the industry-leading utility vehicle (UTV), Polaris RANGER, as the “Official UTV of the PRCA, the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.” “Given that the majority of our members and fans reside in rural America, this partner...