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MINNEAPOLIS (April 13, 2015) – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Senator John Thune (R-SD) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Polaris Industries in Vermillion, South Dakota.

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Outlaw 110

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today introduced the Sportsman 110 EFI and Outlaw 110 EFI youth models as part of the company’s continuing innovation of its off-road product offerings. The new models are the first youth ATVs to offer EFI and will be available in dealerships in May.

2014 Amsoil GNCC Series logoMinneapolis, 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 comfort of RANGER and RZR side-by-sides. The vehicle generated so much interest that six months later, the company introduced a second model with a 45 horsepower ProStar™ 570 engine. The ACE architecture appealed to a wide-variety of riders, including racers, which was demonstrated last fall when GNCC and Polaris offered an exhibition ACE Editor’s Race at the Ironman, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

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MINNEAPOLIS
— 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 maintaining key private label relationships with other OEMs.  The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days.  The terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed.

UTV-World-Championship-Thumb-10072014San Diego, CA – UTVUnderground.com announced today that STI Tire & Wheel has signed on as sponsor of the first annual UTV World Championship, to take place in Laughlin, Nevada February 19th through the 21st. This exciting new event will feature two world championship UTV races including a Best In The Desert Championship points race, and a short course / motocross style Production UTV Championship race. In addition to the $100,000 cash and prize purse, Polaris RZR will be awarding the winner of both Championship races a brand new Polaris RZR XP1000!

“STI Tire & Wheel has been making waves in our sport for a couple of years now and their new line of XS Roctane tires have a huge buzz about them. We are not only excited to have STI on board as a sponsor in our first year of putting this event on, but we are excited to see how this new line of tires does in one of the gnarliest races held all year! Stated CEO & Founder of UTVUnderground.com, Joey DiGiovanni

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San Diego, CA
– UTVUnderground.com announced today that Holz Racing Products has signed on as sponsor of the first annual UTV World Championship, to take place in Laughlin, Nevada February 19th through the 21st. Holz will title sponsor the Production UTV Championship race during the event making it the Holz Racing Products Production UTV Race!

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Minneapolis
  – Polaris comes into the 2015 off-road race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International, Lucas Off-Road Regional Racing Series (LORRS), King of the Hammers (KOH) and Mud racing. The company has expanded its race team once again for 2015 in RZR racing and will continue to field a Scrambler race team in GNCC. Polaris will continue to offer their ATV and Side-by-Side contingency and reimbursement program and has added a racer discount program for experienced racers on select models, including the Polaris ACE which a few racing series have added for the 2015 racing season.

Mitch Guthrie Sr. earned his sixth UTV King of the Hammers victory. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Mitch Guthrie Sr. earned his sixth UTV King of the Hammers victory. Photo: Valerie Douglas

After last year’s victory, Mitch Guthrie Sr. told us that he and son were simply running their own pace. Whatever that pace is, it clearly seems to be working, as Team Guthrie took home yet another UTV King of the Hammers victory – and with it, a brand-new Polaris RZR.

Polaris-12-2-11Polaris Industries recently announced Polaris RZR is the “Official UTV” of Best In The Desert (BITD) Racing Series and that the company will be sponsoring several BITD races this season starting with the THR Motorsports Parker 250 presented by Polaris RZR.

“Best in the Desert has been at the forefront of promoting desert side-by-side racing, and Polaris RZR is excited to support the series and its racers,” said Craig Scanlon, general manager of Polaris Side-by-Side Vehicles. “Our partnership with Best in the Desert will help us share the off-road racing experience with more people so we can continue to build interest in the sport.”

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Minneapolis, Jan. 19, 2015
– Xtremplus’ Willy Alcaraz made it an unprecedented fourth time he’d win the Dakar and the third time riding solo, this time in a RZR XP 1000.