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GWENNE HENRICKS APPOINTED TO POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015-07-24
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 23, 2015) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) appointed Gwenne Henricks to the Company’s Board of Directors on July 22, 2015. Ms. Henricks is Vice President of Product Development & Global Technology and Chief Technology Officer for Caterpillar Inc. Ms. Henricks joined Caterpillar in 1981, and during her thirty-four year career she has held numerous engineering and executive roles progressing in scope and complexity. “We are very pleased to welcome ...
Polaris Recalls Youth RZR Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard 2015-07-23
  MEDINA, MN (July 23, 2015) Recall Summary Name of Product: Polaris Model Year 2015 Youth RZR recreational off-highway vehicle Hazard: The vehicle’s fuel pump retaining ring can leak, posing a fire hazard.   Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Polaris RZR® vehicles and contact their local Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting its customers directly and sending a recall letter to each registered owner of an affected produc...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. ANNOUNCES HIRING OF MICHAEL SPEETZEN AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 2015-07-13
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 13, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that Michael Speetzen has been appointed Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 3rd, replacing the retiring Mike Malone. Speetzen has been CFO of Xylem Inc. since 2011, leading the finance organization of a company that does business in over 150 countries and generated 2014 revenue of over $3.9B. “Mike Speetzen has just about done it all in his 20+ yea...
MICHAEL MALONE, POLARIS INDUSTRIES’ CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO RETIRE 2015-07-13
30 year Career Contributions at Core of Polaris Long-term Success MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 13, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that Michael Malone, age 56, has declared his intention to retire as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer effective August 3rd, but has agreed to stay on into early 2016 to assume the newly-formed role of Executive Vice President, Polaris Financial Services. Mike’s 30 year Polaris career has been stellar and high...
TEAM UXC RACING WINS AGAIN AT GNCC ROUND 9 2015-06-23
Trantham Takes Win on Scrambler 850 MINNEAPOLIS, MN  (June 23, 2015) - Team UXC Racing’s Kevin Trantham would keep Team UXC on the top of the podium for the third consecutive race by taking the win in the Pro 4x4 class, on his Scrambler 850, at GNCC’s Snowshoe, in Snowshoe, West Virginia this past weekend. Trantham and teammate Michael Swift started on row one along with the top five Pro 4x4 racers. Snowshoe is the only GNCC race with a live engine start with each row startin...
POLARIS PARTNERS WITH ALLSTATE AS PREFERRED INSURANCE PROVIDER 2015-06-15
Allstate brings its passion for protecting consumers to all Polaris customers NORTHBROOK, Ill. (June 15, 2015) – Polaris has chosen Allstate as its preferred insurer for all products including ATV, Side x Side, snowmobile, and motorcycle, the companies announced today.The partnership with Allstate will put Polaris vehicle owners in Good Hands™. “We are excited to be partnering with Allstate,” says Tony Poll, extended warranty manager at Polaris. “The new partnership strengthe...
THIRD PLACE FOR VICTORY RACING IN ITS FIRST EVER TT ZERO RACE 2015-06-15
· Lee Johnston rides a 111.62mph lap to his second TT podium · Fourth for Guy Martin on a 109.717mph lap, just shy of the 110mph mark · “It’s a proper fast bike, the Victory boys were spot on,” says Guy. · For high resolution images files of those attached, please click: https://www.yousendit.com/download/bXBiNnFGUnI5RlpnRXNUQw Isle of Man: Victory Racing is celebrating its first ever TT podium after Lee Johnston rode a 111.620mph lap in the SES TT Zero race to take third ...
VICTORY RACING CHARGES THROUGH SECOND PRACTICE AND GUY MARTIN RIDES HIS FIRST TT LAP EVER ON AN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE 2015-06-15
· William Dunlop unable to ride due to a crash in morning practice in another class · Teammate Guy Martin (Tyco BMW) steps in and has his first TT Zero experience · Lee Johnston screams through Sulby at 157.9mph greatly increasing top speed Isle of Man: Victory Racing has charged forward in its second practice with Guy Martin replacing injured William Dunlop to ride his first ever lap of the TT course on an electric motorcycle. William fell from his Tyco BMW S1000RR at Laur...
VICTORY RACING BREAKS THE 100MPH AVERAGE LAP SPEED BARRIER ON ITS FIRST TT ZERO PRACTICE SESSION 2015-06-15
· Dunlop and Johnston achieve greater than 100mph laps · First ever lap of the TT course for Victory’s electric bike · Further technical insights revealed by the team · For several additional and high resolution images: https://rcpt.hightail.com/2764328087/f297a43693a3d6ad9769be19f2589e20? cid=tx-02002208350200000000&s=19105 Victory Racing has successfully run its two electric bikes in the first practice session ahead of the TT Zero race. Six racers set out on the pra...
TEAM UXC RACING WINS AGAIN AT GNCC ROUND 8 2015-06-11
Swift Takes Win on Scrambler 850 MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 11, 2015) - Team UXC Racing’s Michael Swift would make it two-in-a-row by taking the win in the Pro 4x4 class, on his Scrambler 850, at GNCC’s John Penton, in Millfield, OH this past weekend. Pro 4x4 teammates Swift and Kevin Trantham worked their way into position through lap one. Trantham suffered a drive belt issue pulling him from the race. Swift swapped positions a couple of times for second and then took advantage o...
POLARIS ACE VIDEO CONTEST PUTS YOU IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT 2015-06-09
Two lucky winners will win a trip to race against the ACE Pros MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 9, 2015) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company will award two lucky winners the ability to race against the Pros in a Single-Seat Polaris ACE™ at the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series season finale. Since its introduction in 2014, the ACE architecture has gained popularity among a wide-variety of riders, including racers, which was demonstrated last ...
PHEASANTS FOREVER & QUAIL FOREVER INK POLARIS RANGER AS NATIONAL SPONSOR 2015-06-02
Polaris RANGER is the Official Off-Road Vehicle of “The Habitat Organization” ST. PAUL, MN (June 1, 2015) – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is proud to announce Polaris RANGER, as the exclusive and official off-road vehicle of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. The national sponsorship supports the efforts of the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. ”We are extremely honored to support Pheasant Forever’s diverse staff of biol...
PATRICK HENRY STUDENT TO ATTEND DARPA ROBOTICS CHALLENGE 2015-05-28
Jared Voight to cover event on behalf of Polaris MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 28, 2015) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) has selected Patrick Henry High School Student Jared Voight to accompany Polaris officials at the upcoming DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals to be held June 5-6, at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif. Voight will be able to write about his experiences on Polaris’ social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. “Polaris is excited to offer Jared the opport...
RJ ANDERSON TAKES WORCS ROUND 6 IN RZR XP 1000 2015-05-28
RZRs Sweep Podium in Pro Class MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 28, 2015) - Polaris Factory Racer RJ Anderson would take the checkered flag at Round 6 this past weekend taking the SxS Pro class with fellow Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic taking third. Cody Bradbury would take second making it yet another clean sweep of the SxS Pro class. In the SxS Unlimited class, Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr., would take another win with RZRs also taking all the podium spots. The single-se...
TEAM UXC RACING BACK ON THE BOX AT GNCC MOUNTAINEER 2015-05-28
Swift Takes Win on Scrambler 850 MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 28, 2015) - After Team UXC’s Kevin Trantham would win in 4x4 Pro on his Scrambler 850, at GNCC Round 6, in Odessa, NY, teammate Michael Swift would top the box at Round 7. Swift and teammate Kevin Trantham went fourth and fifth off the start into the woods for a two hour battle.Swift worked his way into the second place position by mid race, while Trantham encountered a radiator problem after passing through a rock section...
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...