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RJ ANDERSON KICKS OFF 2012 RACE SEASON WITH WIN AT SOBOBA 2012-02-01
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Feb. 1, 2012) – RJ Anderson and his Walker Evans, Holz Racing Products built RZR XP started 2012 started 2012 with a bang winning the Soboba GP UTV race and also broke the record for the longest jump in a factory-powered side-by-side at 151 feet!   The Soboba GP is a historic Southern California race event, held on the private Soboba Indian Reservation and known for its glorious dirt, the Soboba GP was famed for its once-a-year MX event. While the MX racing a...
RANGER RZR XP 900 WINS TWO CLASSES AT DAKAR 2012-01-31
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 31, 2012) – Official Team Polaris/Xtreme Plus participated for the first time ever at the Dakar 2012, the world’s toughest off-road race. After having developed a special new FIA class (T3) for the RZR, the Polaris/Xtreme Plus Team had run some tests in several events, and won the Dakar Series, in Russia, in July 2011.   But Dakar is definitely another story, with more than 9000 kilometers of racing, three countries crossed in South America, 469 participants...
POLARIS CLEANFIRE® ENGINES IN 2012 RUSH® MODELS DELIVER IMPRESSIVE ACCELERATION & SPEED AT AMERICAN SNOWMOBILER SHOOTOUT 2012-01-30
Engines & PRO-RIDE™ Suspension Produce Best-In-Class Acceleration   MEDINA, MN (Jan. 30, 2012) – Polaris 600 and 800 Cleanfire® engines, combined with Polaris-exclusive PRO-RIDE™ rear suspension, powered 2012 RUSH® snowmobiles to impressive real-world top speeds and class-leading displays of acceleration in the 2011 American Snowmobiler Magazine Shoot-Out held in December in Woodgate, N.Y. The 800 RUSH delivered class-leading acceleration as it posted the best time to 1,0...
SUPERTRAX MAGAZINE NAMES THREE 2012 POLARIS SNOWMOBILES "BEST IN CLASS" 2012-01-30
Trail Performance, Crossover and Deep Snow Models Honored   MEDINA, MN (Jan 30, 2012) – The editors of Supertrax magazine honored the real-world Terrain Domination® of Polaris snowmobiles by presenting three 2012 Polaris models with Best in Class Awards. The 800 RUSH® Pro-R, the Switchback® Pro-R platform – “It doesn’t matter which engine you choose here,” the editors said – and the 800 Pro-RMK® were named the best in their respective classes.   The editors praised the incr...
VICTORY PRESIDES OVER THE NEW YORK IMS SHOW 2012-01-30
MEDINA, MN (Jan 30, 2012) – With a strong preview push, the motorcycle world was well aware that Victory was going to reveal a new model motorcycle at last weekends’ International Motorcycle Shows event at the Javits Center in New York City. By scheduling the online reveal to coincide with the press reveal at the Victory Motorcycles Booth, the Victory Judge helped generate the highest web traffic in Victory’s history, with an immediate impact on customers and dealers. The new m...
POLARIS REPORTS RECORD 2011 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS 2012-01-25
Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights:  • Fourth quarter 2011 earnings per diluted share increased 15% to a record $0.90 with sales increasing 26% from the year earlier period to a record $782.0 million. • All product lines experienced increased sales and market share for the full year 2011. • International sales increased 43% in the fourth quarter 2011 and 39% for full year 2011 despite a volatile European economic environment. • Full year 2011 earnings per diluted sh...
POLARIS RACER NICK VAN STRYDONK USES DARING LAST-LAP PASS TO WIN THE 2012 EAGLE RIVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-01-23
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 23, 2012) – Just after 4 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 22, the T&N Racing Facebook page featured a historic status: “We WON the WC!!”   Nick Van Strydonk (T&N Racing) had just driven his lucky No. 13 Polaris race sled to victory in the Eagle River Snowmobile Derby World Championship, which he won by 0.025 of a second ahead of Matt Schultz, who led most of the race but was passed by Van Strydonk in the final turns of the last lap.   Dustin Wahl (Jimmy ...
INJURIES SIDELINE POLARIS FREESTYLE CHAMPS LEVI LAVALLEE & DANIEL BODIN; BOTH WILL MISS 2012 WINTER X GAMES 2012-01-19
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 19, 2012) – Just two weeks after setting the world record for motorsports distance jumping, Polaris snocross racer and freestyle rider Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) sustained injuries in a practice incident that will prevent him from competing in the 2012 Winter X Games and will put his racing season on hold.   His Team LaVallee freestyle teammate, Daniel Bodin of Sweden, was injured in a separate practice incident and will also miss the Winter X Games one ye...
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS 2012-01-17
Medina MN (Jan. 17, 2012) - Victory Motorcycles rings in 2012 with an early release 2013 model motorcycle and legendary Marine Corps Drill Instructor, Hollywood actor, and TV host, R. Lee Ermey, better known as “The Gunny” making a special appearance in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. Other big highlights of the weekend include the reveal of two custom Victory Motorcycles. One of the bikes by the grandson of Arlen Ness, Zach Ness, and a second bike by the Klocks Werks K...
POLARIS ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION ATVS AND SIDE-BY-SIDES 2012-01-11
Minneapolis, January 11, 2012 – Polaris Industries today announced the company’s new limited edition ATV and Side-by-Side offerings. All units will be available in dealerships in February.   ATVs 2012 Sportsman XP® 850/550 EPS – Blue Fire Additional features on the limited edition model include: ·         Blue Fire automotive-style paint with Blue Fire painted front fang ·         Electronic Power Steering (EPS) ·         Painted front and rear A arms ·         Painte...
SNOCROSS RACER LEVI LAVALLEE PILOTS POLARIS IQ® RACE SLED TO NEW MOTORSPORTS DISTANCE JUMP RECORD 2012-01-09
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 9, 2012) – Polaris Terrain Domination is not restricted to the snowbelt, as Snocross racer and snowmobile freestyle champion Levi LaVallee proved on New Year’s Eve when he soared 412 feet, 6 inches, on a Polaris IQ® Race Sled to set a new world record for snowmobile distance jumping.   LaVallee soared to the record during a Red Bull-sponsored event staged at Embarcadero Marine Park in San Diego. LaVallee flew across the park’s salt water channel alongside mot...
POLARIS SCHEDULES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2011 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL 2012-01-09
MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2012) ---- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, and will hold a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on the same day to discuss the release.   The call will be hosted by Scott Wine, CEO, Bennett Morgan, President and COO and Mike Malone, Vice President Finance and CFO.    A slide presentation and link to the we...
MONTH-LONG POLARIS GOODWILL EVENT PROVIDES JACKETS & BIBS FOR THE NEEDY, REWARDS RIDERS WITH PURE POLARIS DISCOUNTS 2012-01-09
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 9, 2012) – Upgrade your snowmobile jacket and feel good doing it during the Pure Polaris “Donate for a Discount” Sales Event that runs Jan. 9-Feb. 9, 2012. Bring your old jacket and bibs into a participating Polaris snowmobile dealership along with a coupon available online and you’ll receive up to $50 off when you purchase new riding gear. You get new gear at a discount and you help someone in need stay warm this winter.   The “Donate for a Discount” sales e...
POLARIS FREESTYLE SNOWMOBILER PAUL THACKER IS RAISING FUNDS FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY VICTIMS & RESEARCH 2011-12-22
MEDINA, MN (Dec. 22, 2011) – Record-setting freestyle snowmobiler Paul Thacker, who was left paralyzed after a 2010 crash, has formed the Paul Dean Thacker Spinal Cord Recovery Foundation to help athletes who have suffered spinal cord injuries, and Monster Energy is hosting an online auction to raise funds for the group between now and December 30, 2011.   Thacker, 35, who soared on Polaris snowmobiles in numerous Slednecks freestyle videos, has invited supporters to bid on a...
POLARIS INTRODUCES ANOTHER EXTREME-PERFORMING SIDE-BY-SIDE TO THE RANGER RZR FAMILY 2011-12-20
New RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Offers Razor Sharp Xtreme Performance for Four   This past January, Polaris introduced a whole new class of side-by-side with the RZR XP 900. Building off of the launch, Polaris is introducing another extreme performance side-by-side to the family, the RZR XP 4 900. This launch will bring Xtreme performance for four while delivering the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility found in the entire RZR family.   The RZR XP 4 900 is the mos...
RJ ANDERSON AND HIS RANGER RZR XP 900 TAKE LOORRS UTV CHAMPIONSHIP 2011-12-14
Minneapolis, Dec. 14, 2011–The RANGER RZR family added its fourth UTV championship of the year to its impressive racing resume with RJ Anderson and his Walker Evans RZR XP 900 taking their first Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) UTV Unlimited Championship.     Anderson clinched the championship in the final rounds of racing at LOORRS finale in Chandler, AZ. After a few years of falling just short of the championships, Anderson credits the new RZR XP 900 and his spons...
POLARIS RACER ROSS MARTIN EARNS TWO MORE PODIUM FINISHES AT IRONWOOD, LEADS IN ISOC PRO CLASS POINTS 2011-12-12
MEDINA, MN (Dec. 12, 2011) – Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won one of two Pro finals at the ISOC Ironwood National and extended his early season streak to four straight podium finishes.   Martin won the Pro final on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Bessemer, Michigan, and finished second on Sunday, which gave him two first and two seconds in the season’s four Pro finals. Martin left Ironwood with a 13-point lead in the Pro point standings (168-155).   Kody K...
POLARIS TO SPONSOR IRON DOG AMBASSADOR TEAM IN 2012 RUNNING OF THE LEGENDARY IRON DOG RACE ACROSS ALASKA 2011-12-12
MEDINA, MN (Dec. 12, 2011) – For a second straight year, Polaris will sponsor a team of Iron Dog Ambassadors who will ride the route of the legendary Iron Dog snowmobile race across Alaska to promote the race and thank volunteers for their help with the event.   Four Iron Dog Ambassadors on new 2013 Polaris snowmobiles will depart from Big Lake, Alaska, on Feb. 17, 2012, with the Trail Class teams. The Ambassadors will run throughout Alaska to Nome, the mid-point of the gruel...
RANGER RZRs TAKE TOP TWO SPOTS IN BEST IN THE DESERT PRO UTV SERIES - PARKS WINS CHAMPIONSHIP 2011-12-07
Minneapolis, Dec. 7, 2011–The Henderson 250 was the last race of the six-race Best in the Desert series, and the Pro UTV title was on the line. Four-time championship winner Jagged X led the series by a few points with Matt Parks right on their tail. The Transwest Ford Henderson 250 would be the deciding factor.    The race started before dawn with freezing temperatures and howling winds in Jean, Nevada.  The Jagged X crew was confident with the No. 1919, but in racing, noth...
POLARIS SNOWCROSSERS DOMINATE ISOC OPENER IN DULUTH; ROSS MARTIN WINS PRO FINAL & FIRST HEADS-UP "DOMINATOR" 2011-11-28
MEDINA, MN (Nov. 28, 2011) – Polaris Terrain Domination was on full display at the ISOC snocross season opener in Duluth, Minnesota, where Polaris racers won one of the two Pro finals, earned three Pro podium spots and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won the first-ever AMSOIL Dominator, a head-to-head Friday night elimination competition among Pros worth $10,000 to the winner.   Martin also won the weekend’s second Pro final on Sunday, and was joined atop the podium by thes...