Walker Fowler gave defending AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country ATV Champion Chris Borich a good battle, but when the checkered flag fell at the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC ATV race in South Carolina on Saturday, Borich once again emerged victorious, claiming his 70th career win and his seventh Big Buck win in eight years.
MORGANTON, N.C. – It’s been a long time coming for five-time GNCC Champion Chris Borich, who secured a record breaking 69th career win at Saturday’s FMF Steele Creek GNCC in Morganton, N.C. With steady rainfall throughout the day, Round 3 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, saw challenging conditions, but that didn’t stop Borich from claiming the victory and regaining the championship points lead.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed in roughly 17 events for more than $22,000 in prizes at the 2014 High Lifter Mud Nationals at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am, Performance Power Sports / Can-Am and S3 Racing / Can-Am and others combined to earn 24 podiums and win seven classes, including both RUV classes, in the Can-Am / BRP Mud Bog and Mudda Cross competitions.
Featured locations this year include Glamis, The Rubicon Trail, Tennessee, Colorado and even a special international ride in Dubai! Plus, there’s the ever popular Project X episodes featuring over-the-top custom builds.
Destination Polaris is in its fifth season and can be seen across North America on these channels: Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin, MSG Plus, MASN 2, Sun Sports, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, ROOT Sports Northwest and WILD TV Canada.
MINNEAPOLIS (April 1, 2014) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., a privately held, Wisconsin-based company that develops branded and private label powersports accessories. Committed to innovation and growth, Kolpin is a leading aftermarket accessory brand delivering purpose-built and universal-fit Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) accessories and outdoor lifestyle products. This acquisition adds Kolpin to Polaris’ growing parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Acquiring Kolpin Outdoors, Inc. creates a multitude of growth opportunities for our PG&A business, which is a key contributor to Polaris’ top-line growth and profitability,” said Steve Eastman, Polaris’ vice president of PG&A. “Kolpin is a trusted brand among ORV riders, hunters, outdoorsmen, and landowners who value the quality and reliability Kolpin builds into their powersports accessories. Their lineup of exceptional products and deep consumer and retail relationships will help Polaris expand our aftermarket accessories portfolio and enhance our traditional and online distribution channels. ”
Minneapolis — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced the company has entered a 10-year, exclusive partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, the largest youth organization in the U.S., to provide all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides (SxS) and safety equipment to select Boy Scout camps across the country.
Mooresville NC – JRi Shocks ATV and UTV racers battled one of the most challenging WORCS courses to date at the last round of the World Offroad Championship series as record numbers of ATV, UTV and Motorcycle racers turned out for the final Lake Havasu WORCS race held at Crazy Horse Campground. Over the years, the Havasu round has become a favorite among racers despite consistently being dubbed one of the harshest, most abusive courses on the circuit.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — A new report focused on the accessorization of utility task vehicles (UTVs, also known as side-by-sides) reveals that approximately 670,000 UTV models were sold in the United States in 2010-2012. Released by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the 62-page report provides auto accessory businesses with an understanding of the needs and purchase habits of UTV owners and aids in their marketing, sales and product development efforts.
“This is the first time we have done such extensive research into the powersports market,” said Gavin Knapp, SEMA senior manager of market research. “This report validates the belief many have had that there are great opportunities in the powersports market, and furthermore, that there are many similarities with the automotive aftermarket.”
Valcourt, QC – XPS Carbon Free is a combination fuel treatment and fuel system cleaner that can be used periodically to maintain fuel system integrity and keep internal engine parts clean, in addition to serving as a fuel stabilizer during storage periods.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL, the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced the addition of Kart and P1K (UTV) classes to its national event schedule beginning with the season opener in Primm, Nev., April 5-6, 2014.
The TORC Kart class will consist of junior karts and 450 karts while the P1K class will be reserved for 1000cc UTV’s. Each class will compete for a national championship and race the same seven-event schedule as the PRO Light, PRO 2 and PRO 4 classes over the course of the 2014 season. Entries in each class must be USAC-licensed, with a $125 entry fee for the karts and a $150 entry fee for the UTVs.