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COSTCO AUTO PROGRAM AND POLARIS ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL OFFER 2015-09-01
Featuring exclusive member benefits on new Polaris products for any model year SAN DIEGO, CA (September 1, 2015) – Costco Auto Program and Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) have teamed up to bring Costco members their biggest joint offer. Starting today, Costco members will receive promotional benefits on a selection of Polaris brands for all model years. The promotion runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2015. The offer features Polaris side-by-sides, excluding the RZR XP Tu...
TEAM UXC RACING TAKES HEARTLAND CHALLENGE PRO 4X4 CLASS ON SCRAMBLER 2015-08-26
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 26, 2015) - Team UXC Racing would come to the GBC Motorsports Heartland 10-hour Challenge fielding teams in Pro 4x4, 40+ Class, C Class, UTV and the inaugural single-seat class and would podium in four of the five events. In Pro 4x4, Michael Swift, Kevin Trantham and Michael Burrows would dominate the class from the onset taking the lead and never looking back. Even with the race being cut short due to severe weather, the team would win the race with mo...
MRZRS NOW DELIVERING UNDER NEW $83 MILLION IDIQ CONTRACT 2015-08-24
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 24, 2015) — USSOCOM has awarded Polaris Defense a new, sole source, firm-fixed-price contract for the MRZR off-road vehicle platform and vehicle delivery started earlier this month. The $83 million, five year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, signed in July, continues delivery order options on MRZR 2 and MRZR 4 vehicles – along with contractor logistics support (CLS) for spares, training and support as part of the light tactical ...
POLARIS RANGER CONTINUES SPONSORSHIP OF RFD-TV’S 2015-08-19
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 19, 2015) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company will continue as the presenting sponsor of RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, which is the largest and richest one-day rodeo in western sports history, with a payout of $2 million, plus more than $500,000 in prizes. As the presenting sponsor, Polaris RANGER will continue to support the event and its athletes, along with engaging rodeo fans acr...
COGNITO MOTORSPORT’S JUSTIN LAMBERT TAKES LONGEST RACE IN THE U.S. IN RZR 4 1000 2015-08-18
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 18, 2015) – Best in the Desert’s (BITD) Vegas to Reno is the longest off-road race in the U.S. and more than 50 UTVs would line up to represent the three UTV classes. Polaris Factory Racer Justin Lambert and co-driver Justin Sheakley in the No. 1918 Cognito Motorsports RZR 4 1000 would tackle the dusty 545-mile race in just over 13 hours. It wouldn’t be completely smooth sailing for the team as they would have some downtime due to a collision with anoth...
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR GROUND GUIDANCE ROUTE PLANNING SOFTWARE 2015-08-13
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 13, 2015) — A contract for Ground Guidance® software expands the patented route planning and terrain analysis software for the U.S. Army by integrating it into the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) platform. The software suite from Primordial, which is owned by Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), provides on-and off-road routing for mounted and dismounted soldiers, accounting for terrain, weather, enemy activity and equipment load. The contract also i...
POLARIS SNOWMOBILES NAMES NEW MARKETING 2015-08-05
MEDINA, MN (August 8, 2015) – Chris Wolf, Polaris VP of Snowmobiles, announced that Julie Benton, who has been with Polaris since 2008, has been promoted to the position of Snowmobile Marketing Manager. “In her new role, Julie will lead the development and execution of marketing strategies and plans that generate consumer demand and drive retail sales for the Snowmobile Division,” Wolf said. “Plus, demonstrating her passion for excellence, Julie is also simultaneously completi...
RJ ANDERSON CAPTURES FIRST-EVER WIN IN HIS NO. 37 POLARIS RZR PRO-2 TRUCK 2015-08-05
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 5, 2015) - For the first time in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) history, the league headed south of the border to Ensenada, Baja California Mexico for Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2015 race season. It has been more than a decade since short course-style racing was hosted in Estero Beach, and the newly-designed Baja International Short Course track hosted the series biggest names and drew thousands of fans from all over Mexico and the United States...
RZRS DOMINATE WORCS ROUND 7 2015-08-04
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 4, 2015) - Polaris RZRs would dominate WORCS Round 7 which consisted of a regular-style WORCS race followed by a special enduro-cross style race on Saturday night. For the WORCS Straddleline race, Polaris Factory Racers Ryan Piplic and Beau Baron would go one, two in the SxS Pro Class with Mickey Thomas, also racing a RZR, taking third. In SxS Pro Stock, the podium also would be dominated by RZRs with Ronnie Anderson taking the win, Ray Bulloch in secon...
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...