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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...
POLARIS DEBUTS 2016 SNOWMOBILE LINEUP 2015-03-03
The AXYS® platform expands, making the world’s best mountain sleds even better MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 3, 2015) – Known as an innovator in the snowmobile industry for more than 60 years, Polaris continues its leading tradition by revolutionizing sleds with ground-breaking technology and terrain-dominating platforms to provide riders with an unmatched riding experience. The 2016 Polaris Snowmobile lineup was introduced this week during Polaris’ dealer meeting in Orlando, Flori...
POLARIS RACERS SCOTT FAEO & ERIC QUAM WIN IRON DOG CROSS-COUNTRY RACE ACROSS ALASKA ON PAIR OF 600 SWITCHBACK® MODELS BUILT ON INNOVATIVE AXYS® PLATFORM 2015-03-02
Winners Extend Lead Throughout Second Half of Race, Win by Over 45 Minutes MEDINA, MN (March 2, 2015) – In the ultimate demonstration of Polaris Terrain Domination®, Polaris cross country snowmobile racers Scott Faeo and Eric Quam won the Iron Dog race across Alaska on Saturday, Feb. 28, on a pair of 2015 600 Switchback PRO-S models built on the innovative AXYS® platform. Faeo and Quam led for more than half of the 2,031-mile race on some of the most varied snow conditio...
VICTORY SET TO TAKE IT TO "1000 HORSEPOWER" WITH GODSMACK MARCH 7th AT DAYTONA BIKE WEEK 2015-03-02
MEDINA, MN (February 24, 2015) – Victory Motorcycles will rock Bike Week 2015 in Daytona Beach with the newest member of its Bagger family – the Magnum X-1 – the baddest, loudest Victory Bagger yet during an exclusive party featuring multi-platinum hard rock titans Godsmack. Join Victory Saturday night, March 7 at 9:00 p.m. at The Full Moon Saloon on Daytona’s iconic Main Street for the biggest show at Bike Week. Grammy Award-nominated Godsmack will rock the house as we unve...
RED-HOT POLARIS SNOCROSSER RYAN SPRINGER WINS TWO MORE PRO LITE FINALS IN ISOC RACING AT MICHIGAN 2015-03-02
Kyle Pallin Earns Two Podium Finishes in Pro Open, Is Third in Points MEDINA, MN (March 2, 2015) – Polaris snocross racer Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) remained the hottest racer on the ISOC National circuit as he won both Pro Lite finals in Feb. 27-28 racing at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, giving him seven finals victories this season and a significant lead in the season points race with one weekend of racing remaining. Polaris racers earned four of the weekend’s six Pro L...
RZRS SHINE AT UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-02-25
Minneapolis, MN (Feb. 25, 2015)- One hundred and twenty two UTVs would line up for the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship presented by UTVUnderground.com making it the largest UTV race ever. In the desert race, Polaris Factory Racer Branden Sims, in his Lonestar Racing No. 1913 RZR XP 1000, would take the lead on the first lap and never look back in the Walker Evans Desert Championship to win the grand prize package which included a brand new Polaris RZR XP 1000. RZRs would ...
POLARIS SNOCROSSER RYAN SPRINGER WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT PRO LITE FINAL; KYLE PALLIN ON ISOC PRO OPEN PODIUM TWICE IN CHICAGO 2015-02-24
Pallin is Third in Pro Open Points; Polaris Has Top 4 in Pro Lite Points MEDINA, MN (Feb. 23, 2015) – Polaris snocross racer Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) won the Pro Lite final on Friday night, Feb. 20, to extend his streak to four straight wins, and Pro Open racer Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) reached the podium twice with a pair of third-place finishes during ISOC National snocross racing Feb. 20-21 in Chicago. As a result, Springer remained atop the points standi...
POLARIS TEAM BLU RACING WINS SECOND-STRAIGHT MICHIGAN CAT 500 SNOWMOBILE ENDURO IN LINCOLN, MICH. 2015-02-24
Win Helps Team Blu Finish Second in Triple Crown Bonus Points MEDINA, MN (Feb. 23, 2015) – The Polaris snowmobile enduro racing team of James Hicks and Cardell Potter – Team Blu Racing – outran the competition and won the Michigan Cat 500 race at Lincoln, Michigan, on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Team Blu drivers had their sled out in front when the race scheduled for 500 laps was called after 357 laps due to darkness. It was their second straight win in the annual enduro at Linc...
POLARIS DEFENSE DAGOR ULTRA-LIGHT VEHICLE MAKES INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT IDEX 2015-02-23
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 22, 2015) — Polaris Defense, a division of United States-based Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is debuting its DAGOR ultra-light vehicle internationally at IDEX in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 22-26. The emerging need within light infantry and special operations forces for ultra-light, off-road mobility can be met with the recently expanded family of Polaris Defense off-road vehicles: from the single passenger MV850 all-terrain vehic...
POLARIS HILLCLIMBERS DOMINATE AT RMSHA SEASON OPENER; LUKE RAINEY WINS THREE CLASSES, HAS FIVE PODIUM FINISHES 2015-02-19
Polaris Racers Erin Beukelman and Keith Curtis Win King of the Hill Crowns MEDINA, MN (Feb. 17, 2015) – Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers opened the 2015 Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Assn. (RMSHA) season in dominant fashion as they won nine of 12 Pro class titles, won two King of the Hill crowns, and earned 80% of the available podium spots. The Pro-class racers on Polaris RMK PRO-RIDE sleds demonstrated this Terrain Domination® in the Feb. 13-14 RMSHA Bear Lake Hillclimb ...
POLARIS HELPS RIDERS URGE U.S. REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT THE RIDE ACT 2015-02-19
The RIDE Act directs independent review of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission rulemaking proposals Minneapolis, MN (February 19, 2015)- Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today launched new tools to urge U.S. Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 999, The RIDE (ROV In-Depth Examination) Act. To help show their support of this newly-introduced bill, off-road enthusiasts should click here to send a message to their local repr...
POLARIS ACQUIRES HAMMERHEAD OFF-ROAD VEHICLES BUSINESS 2015-02-18
Expertise in Light Utility Vehicles and Go-Karts Complements Polaris’ Existing Product Portfolio MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 18, 2015) —Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire HH Investment Limited (”Hammerhead”).  Hammerhead manufactures gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China.  The Company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad® brand, along with ...