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POLARIS INDUSTRIES DONATES GEM ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO MINNESOTA ZOO 2013-02-18
MINNEAPOLIS (February 13, 2013) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced it has donated two GEM electric vehicles to the Minnesota Zoo, the state’s largest zoo. The donated vehicles will be used to transport guests throughout the complex and for utility and ground maintenance. "The Minnesota Zoo is a statewide treasure and we’re happy to provide electric vehicles that fit nicely into their indoor/outdoor environme...
POLARIS CROSS-COUNTRY SNOWMOBILE RACER AARON CHRISTENSEN RUNS STRONG FOR THREE STRAIGHT DAYS TO TAKE SECOND IN PRO 600 AND PRO OPEN AT THE USXC I-500 2013-02-11
MEDINA, Minn. (Feb 11, 2013) – Polaris cross-country snowmobile racer Aaron Christensen put together three strong days of racing to finish second in the Pro 600 and Pro Open classes at the United States X-Country Snowmobile Racing (USXC) Seven Clans I-500. The race was run near Thief River Falls, Minnesota, on Feb. 8-10. Polaris racer Eric Gausen earned top-five finishes in both Pro classes, and Spencer Kadlec and Bobby Menne finished in the top eight. Kadlec came back with t...
POLARIS SNOCROSS RACERS FINISH ON THE PODIUM IN ISOC PRO OPEN RACING AT TRAVERSE CITY; JAKE SCOTT WINS THIRD STRAIGHT PRO LITE FINAL 2013-02-11
MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 11, 2013) – Polaris snocross racers Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) delivered gritty performances and earned Pro Open podium finishes during ISOC racing at Traverse City, Michigan, Feb. 8 and 9. In Pro Lite racing, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) won his third straight race on Friday night and was one of three Polaris racers to reach the podium in the weekend’s two finals. Pro Open: Kody Kamm Earns Two Top-5 Finishes In Friday ...
BEAU BARON TAKES SECOND WIN IN A ROW AT WORCS ROUND 2 2013-02-11
RZRs Take Top Spot in All Side-by-Side Classes Minneapolis, (Feb. 11, 2013) -After the swamp-like conditions at Canyon MX Park, in Peoria, Ariz., last month, the dry weather of Primm, Nevada for WORCS Round 2, Buffalo Bills, was a welcomed change! RZRs would, once again, take the top spot in all the side-by-side classes offered. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would, once again, steer his new RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class and first overall. Second ...
MITCH GUTHRIE WINS FOURTH KING OF THE HAMMERS WITH RZR XP 900 2013-02-11
Three RZRs finish the toughest off-road race in the world Minneapolis, Minn. (Feb 11, 2013)–Since its original debut in 2008, the King of the Hammers (KOH) race has been deemed the toughest off-road race in the world. This year’s course of 115-miles of open desert racing and huge rock trails proved to be the most-difficult course yet. So hard, that Race Organizer, Dave Cole didn’t think a UTV could do it. When the dust settled only three of the 35 UTVs entered would prove Cole...
SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 MODEL YEAR SNEAK PEEK SPRING TOUR 2013-02-06
All Four Manufacturers Will Showcase New Models Beginning March 1st MINNEAPOLIS (February 5, 2013) - See them, touch them, and even catch a whiff of that new sled smell as Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha unveil their 2014 models and showcase them from coast to coast as part of the 2014 Sneak Peek Tour. Touting all-new models, new technology, new colors, and the latest spring early order programs to go with them, the Sneak Peek tour is your best and often only chance t...
POLARIS RACING TEAMS SWEEP FIRST THROUGH SEVENTH TO DOMINATE SOO ENDURO; BUNKE RACING WINS 2ND STRAIGHT 2013-02-04
Bunke Racing Teams Finish 1-2; Gabe Bunke Gets 4th Career Soo Win MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2013) – Polaris snowmobile race teams totally dominated the grueling Soo I-500 enduro race on Saturday, Feb. 2, as the Gabe Bunke-led Bunke Racing 1 team won for the second year in a row and nine Polaris teams finished in the top 10. Gabe Bunke teamed with Aaron Christensen and Spencer Kadlec for the victory, the team’s second straight Soo win and the fourth of Bunke’s career. Bunke, a P...
POLARIS SNOCROSS RACER ROSS MARTIN WINS PRO OPEN AT DEADWOOD; JAKE SCOTT SWEEPS IN PRO LITE 2013-02-04
Jake Scott Wins Two Pro Lite Finals, Takes Over as Points Leader MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2013) – Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) capped off a great weekend of ISOC snocross racing in Deadwood, S.D., by winning the Pro Open final on Saturday, Feb. 2, to earn his second podium finish of the weekend. Fellow Polaris racer Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) finished second Saturday night and joined Martin on the podium. Polaris racer Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) won both Pro Lite finals a...
POLARIS RIDER LEVI LAVALLEE WINS TWO X GAMES GOLD MEDALS, DANIEL BODIN WINS ONE, ROSS MARTIN EARNS SNOCROSS SILVER 2013-02-04
Four-Time Medalist Caleb Moore Suffers Fatal Injuries in Freestyle Crash MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Polaris snocross racer and freestyle star Levi LaVallee won two gold medals, and extreme freestyle star Daniel Bodin won one at X Games Aspen 2013, Jan. 24-27. LaVallee won the first gold medal of the games in the Snowmobile Freestyle competition on Jan. 24, and he won the gold in Snowmobile Speed & Style the following day. Bodin won his gold medal for Snowmobile Best T...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES 14% INCREASE IN CASH DIVIDEND FOR 2013 2013-02-01
MINNEAPOLIS January 31, 2013 — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 14% percent increase in the 2013 regular quarterly cash dividend that raises the payout to $0.42 per share. The first quarterly dividend will be payable on March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2013. “For the 18th consecutive year we are raising our dividend payout, underscoring our focus on generating shareholder va...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013-01-31
MINNEAPOLIS (January 31, 2013) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced its Board of Directors voted to elect Scott Wine, Polaris’ Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board. Wine succeeds Greg Palen, who has been Chairman for 11 years and has nearly 20 years of service on the Board. "I would like to congratulate Scott on his election to serve in the additional capacity of Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership, Polaris has delivered consistent a...
POLARIS REPORTS RECORD 2012 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS; FOURTH QUARTER EPS INCREASED 38% TO $1.24 WITH SALES GROWTH OF 15% 2013-01-29
Fourth Quarter Highlights:  Net income increased 38% to $88.1 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, with sales increasing 15% to $900.6 million, both fourth quarter records.  Off-Road Vehicle sales increased 22%, On-Road Vehicle sales increased 36% and PG&A sales increased 17% during the 2012 fourth quarter. North American retail sales remained strong, increasing 13% in the fourth quarter compared to a year ago. Gross profit margins expanded 210 basis points to 28.2% i...
RZRS START STRONG AT WORCS ROUND 1 2013-01-28
Beau Baron takes win in Pro Production Minneapolis, January 28, 2013- Canyon MX Park, in Peoria, Ariz., saw a flood of RZR vehicles in what would be a rainy, muddy first WORCS race of the season. With a track that looked more like a mud bog, RZRs showed their versatility taking the Pro Production, Production 1000, Production 850, Production 700 classes, and the lone win in the Production 600 class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro ...
POLARIS RACERS WIN ON THE DERBY ICE OVAL AND ON THE SNOCROSS TRACK AT EAGLE RIVER 2013-01-24
MEDINA, Minn. (Jan 22, 2013) – Polaris snowmobile racers demonstrated true Terrain Domination at the 50th running of the Eagle River (WI) World Championship Snowmobile Derby as they won all four major snocross features, packed the field for the World Championship on the Derby ice oval, and won the Factory 600 title on the oval. The 50th anniversary Derby took place Friday through Sunday, Jan. 18-20. Polaris racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) dominated the Derby’s snocross...
RZRs SHINE AT BEST IN THE DESERT'S PARKER 250 2013-01-16
RZRs finish in top seven spots overall Minneapolis, Jan. 16, 2012– Polaris RZRs kicked off the Best in the Desert race season in style by finishing in the top seven spots, at the THR Parker 250, in Parker, Ariz.                   In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Craig Scanlon in the No. 1931 RZR XP 4 900 and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP, all who run the Pro UTV Cl...
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE REVS UP NEW YORK MOTORCYCLING FANS AT 2013 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW FOR UPCOMING HISTORIC RELAUNCH 2013-01-16
‘Indian Summit’ Press Conference featuring American Picker’s Mike Wolfe, Vintage Indian Motorcycles, the Roar of History and the Sound of the Upcoming Completely Reengineered Indian Motorcycle Engine take center stage at IMS-NYC MEDINA, Minn. — January 16, 2013 — Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today announced its power-packed weekend schedule for this week’s International Motorcycle Show in New York City taking place January 18-20 at the Jacob K....
POLARIS RECALLS RANGER RECREATIONAL OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES DUE TO LOSS OF CONTROL AND CRASH HAZARD 2013-01-09
Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of product: 2013 Polaris Ranger® 400 recreational off-highway vehicles Hazard: The recreational vehicle’s throttle can fail to operate properly, which can cause the vehicle’s rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact:  Polaris; toll-free ...
POLARIS PRO & PRO LITE SNOCROSS RACERS CLAIM HALF OF THE WEEKEND'S PODIUM POSITIONS IN ISOC RACING AT CANTERBURY PARK 2013-01-08
MEDINA, Minn. (Jan. 7, 2013) – Polaris Pro Open and Pro Lite snocross racers earned half of the available podium spots in two rounds of ISOC racing Jan. 4-5 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. In the weekend’s two finals, Polaris Pro Open racers earned three of six podium spots and earned five of the top-10 places in Saturday’s final. Polaris Pro Lite racers matched that success, and Polaris racers won the weekend’s Pro Am Plus 30 and Pro Am Women’s finals. Pro Open: Ko...
POLARIS SNOCROSS & SNOWMOBILE FREESTYLE STAR LEVI LAVALLEE IS FEATURED ON X GAMES LIST OF 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN ACTION SPORTS 2013-01-04
MEDINA, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2013) – Polaris snocross racer and snowmobile freestyle star Levi LaVallee has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Action Sports on the ESPN X Games website. This puts him in the company of legendary action sports stars such as surfing champion Kelly Slater and motorsports star Travis Pastrana. The honor comes just three weeks before LaVallee competes on his Team LaVallee Polaris IQ® Race Sled in the 2013 X Games in Aspen, Colorado. LaVal...
POLARIS OVAL RACER NICK VAN STRYDONK OPENS SEASON WITH TWO WINS AT BEAUSEJOUR; WAHL BROS. DRIVERS PILE UP TOP 5 FINISHES 2013-01-04
MEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Defending oval racing World Champion Nick Van Strydonk (T&N Racing) won both Pro Champ 440 finals on his Polaris-powered race sled during the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships that kicked off the oval racing season Dec. 8-9 at Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada. Joining Van Strydonk on the podium after each Pro Champ 440 final was Brandon Johnson (Wahl Bros. Racing), who finished third both times. In Saturday’s final, Polaris racers Dustin Wa...