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TEAM UXC RACING GOES ONE, TWO AT GNCC TOMAHAWK 2015-05-13
Trantham Takes Third Win of the Season MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 13, 2015) - After a win in 4x4 Pro at GNCC Round 5, Team UXC Racing would head to Odessa, New York for GNCC Racing’s Round 6, The Tomahawk, and, once again, put the Scrambler 850 on the Pro 4x4 podium. Teammates Michael Swift and Kevin Tratham would start mid-pack and would pass the class leader with a lap-and-a-half to go. It would be all Swift and Trantham to the line with Trantham finishing first, and also taking ...
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES TO RACE PROTOTYPE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE AT THE LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL ISLE OF MAN TOURIST TROPHY 2015-05-12
MEDINA, MN (May 12, 2015) – Victory Motorcycles is announcing their intention to race at the iconic International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) event on a prototype Victory electric race motorcycle. The prototype electric race bikes will be piloted by William Dunlop of the legendary Dunlop dynasty and by Lee Johnston known in the racing world as “General Lee”. Victory Racing will compete in the Isle of Man TT electric class, marking the first time that Victory Motorcycles h...
RZRS TAKE TOP FIVE AT BITD SILVER STATE 300 2015-05-07
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 7, 2015) – Polaris RZR dominated Best in the Desert’s Silver State 300, in Nevada. Forty-two UTVs would line up for the Production Pro class and battle through the dusty conditions. When the dust settled, Jacob Carver in his No. 1936 Lonestar Racing RZR XP 1000 would take his first-ever Pro UTV BITD race. Polaris Factory Racer Johnny Angal in his UTV Inc. RZR XP 4 1000 would take second with Scott Yancey in his No. 1967 RZR taking third, and Polaris Factor...
ROBOTS TO DRIVE POLARIS RANGER AT DARPA ROBOTICS CHALLENGE 2015-05-05
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 5, 2015) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that its Limited Edition DARPA Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS and GEM electric vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals to be held June 5-6, at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif. In the early stages of recent disasters, it became clear there were limitations to what mitigation steps humans could take due to dangerous co...
TEAM UXC RACING PUTS SCRAMBLER ON TOP OF THE PODIUM 2015-04-30
Swift gets first win of the Season MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 30, 2015) - Team UXC Racing would head to Springville, Ind. for GNCC Racing’s Round 5, the Limestone 100 and leave with two wins for the Scrambler 850. It would be Michael Swift’s day taking the 4x4 Pro Class and morning overall on his Scrambler 850. Off the start, Team UXC teammates Kevin Trantham and Swift quickly worked their way to the front of the class just in what was set to be a wet and slick day of racing. Swi...
POLARIS HILLCLIMBERS SHINE AT RMSHA SEASON FINALE TO WRAP UP 11 OF 12 PRO-CLASS SEASON POINTS TITLES 2015-04-29
Polaris Racers Win 85% of Season’s Stock Classes; Luke Rainey Wins Four Points Titles MEDINA, MN (April 29, 2015) – Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers completed another dominant season on the Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Assn. circuit by delivering a stellar performance in the Crazy Horse Hillclimb at Grand Targhee, Wyoming, to sew up season points titles in 11 of 12 Pro classes, including all four Stock and all four Modified classes. At the RMSHA season’s five hillclimbs, Po...
RZRS TAKE BIG WINS IN BAJA 500 AND WORCS 2015-04-27
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  (April 27, 2015) - This past weekend would have the Polaris Factory Racing Teams racing in Mexico at the Baja Sur 500 and at WORCS Round 5, in Hurricane, Utah. SCORE International’s Inaugural Baja Sur 500 is the second race of the 2015 SCORE racing season and was a point-to-point race from Cabo San Lucas to Loreto. Out of the nine finishers, seven would be RZRs, including the winner, Jagged X’s No. 1932 RZR XP 1000 with drivers Brandon Schueler and Scott Kiger...
POLARIS ACQUIRES TIMBERSLED 2015-04-22
Complements Polaris’ Snowmobile business via innovative product aimed at growth market MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 22, 2015) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are excited to add the Timbersled brand and team to Polaris’ strong snowmobile busi...
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...