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.
Indianapolis, IN – Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice announced today it has agreed to merge with Motorsport Aftermarket Group (“MAG”). LDI Ltd., LLC (“LDI”), the sole shareholder of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice, will become the majority shareholder of the combined company. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., the current majority shareholder of MAG, and other existing MAG shareholders will retain a significant minority interest in the combined company.
LDI has been a major participant in the powersports industry for 25 years through its ownership of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice. At closing, J.A. Lacy, President and CEO of LDI, will become Chief Executive Officer of the combined company which will operate under the Motorsport Aftermarket Group name. Brian Etter will continue in his role as President of MAG’s branded product, media and online retail operations. Dan Courtney will continue as President of Tucker Rocky / Biker’s Choice.
Chandler, AZ — Can-Am’s new Maverick has been one of the hottest sellers this spring, but now it is time to really “feel the heat” as DragonFire introduces its popular HiBoy doors for the Maverick and Commander. Precision fit and superior finish at an affordable price makes these doors an open and shut case for any Can-Am 2-seater.
SAN DIEGO — Southern California desert racers Danny Prather and Matt Lovell along with Damon Flippo, an executive with Arizona’s Rigid Industries LED Lighting company will all be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will be the SCORE Imperial Valley 250, April 24-27 in Plaster City, Calif., 17 miles west of El Centro.
The upcoming race will be taped for airing in the United States and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first of a minimum of two broadcasts of it is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the national television show will be Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs. The race will also air internationally to nearly 200 countries through an international distributor.
March 25th – 2014 Las Vegas - The largest and most prestigious off-road race event in America, The General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris, announced today that they have received a 5-year permit from the Bureau of Land Management to operate the iconic race and festivities through 2019. The announcement comes after three years of successful partnership between Mint 400 owners Matt and Joshua Martelli, Mint 400 Race Director Casey Folks and his team from the Best In The Desert “The American Off-Road Racing Series”, and the Southern Nevada District Office of the BLM.
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.
Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company has signed an endorsement agreement with Powersports Racer RJ Anderson. The agreement includes sponsorship of Anderson’s new No. 37 Polaris RZR / Monster Energy PRO-2 Truck for the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series (LORRS).
RENO, Nevada — Following nearly two years of extensive planning with assistance from numerous individuals, multiple businesses and several government agencies from across the entire valley, Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship will be the inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 to be held April 24-27 just west of El Centro, Calif. and approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.
Presented by the City of El Centro, SCORE’s first race in this portion of Southern California and first SCORE race in California since a 1998 race in Barstow will be held near Plaster City primarily on 41,000 dedicated acres in an off-highway vehicle use area under the jurisdiction of the El Centro field office of the Bureau of Land Management. The area for the race is also located immediately west of the Naval Air Facility El Centro and is approximately 17 miles west of El Centro off of Interstate 8 (I-8).
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.