New Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr., who moved from the Production 1000 class to the Pro Class for 2014, would grab the hole shot in his Guthrie Racing RZR XP 1000 and take an impressive second place.
Minneapolis, Jan. 15, 2014– Polaris RZRs kicked off the Best in the Desert race season with a win at the THR Parker 250, in Parker, Ariz. 2013 Best in the Desert UTV Champions, Jagged X and the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, with Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler and Blake Van de Loo would take the checkered flag, and Coastal Racing’s No. 1934, with Scott Kiger and Mark Holz, taking second.
The inaugural race of the year for BITD saw the largest UTV entry yet with 33 side-by-sides entered. Schueler and Van de Loo would start in thirteenth position. Thanks to some great driving and a trouble-free day, they were able to work their way to the front and pass the No. 1934 Coastal car for the win.
Minneapolis, January 2, 2014 –Polaris comes into the 2014 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 2014 both in RZR racing and with the addition of two GNCC ATV Racers racing the Scrambler XP 850 H.O. EPS. Polaris will continue continue to offer their ATV and Side-by-Side contingency, and has added a reimbursement program on select models.
“After another highly-successful race season, Polaris decided to expand its factory race team for 2014,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We are very excited to return to ATV racing in GNCC, and our RZR teams are even stronger this year.”
Polaris will give away 60 model year 2015 Polaris snowmobiles in 60 days to lucky riders who will enjoy the ultimate snowmobiling experience.
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, consumers can visit Polaris snowmobile dealerships to enter for their chance to win a new 2015 snowmobile. Polaris will draw one winner’s name daily from Jan. 4, 2014, through March 4, 2014.
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a strategic partnership with Ariens Company, a Brillion, Wis.-based manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. Ariens is a family-owned manufacturer of snow blowers, lawnmowers and other outdoor power equipment. In the 80 years since its founding, Ariens has driven exceptional growth across its product lines, sold under Ariens, Gravely, and other brands. Both companies will benefit from this arrangement, growing through exposure to adjacent markets while fostering innovation through shared technology and R&D investments.
“By partnering with Ariens, we bring together two leading and highly-respected companies that are well-positioned for growth,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO. “This partnership will enable Polaris to grow beyond our core powersports market, as we will reach new customers with innovative, relevant new products. We are looking forward to working with Ariens for many years to come.”
Minneapolis – Fresh off their SCORE Championship win, Jagged X would take on Best in the Desert’s Henderson 250 for the chance to take home their second title for the year. When the dust settled, the No. 1919 would prove victorious, winning the race and sealing the championship for the year. Coastal Racing would take second in the race and finish third for the year.
Jagged X came into this last race having worked out all the different points scenarios in their minds. With the Coastal team having the number one starting position Jagged X knew that Brandon Schueler had a big job in from of him. There was only one strategy for this race and it was to put it all on the line and that’s exactly what Brandon and Blake did! The No. 1919 started in the second row so they had to be within 30 seconds of Coastal to win on corrected time. Brandon was right on the bumper of Coastal but late in the race, Coastal had to pull off for a short mechanical and the No. 1919 went by and was able to solidify the win. In the end, Team Jagged X edged out the season championship by just two points.
Minneapolis – Polaris Industries recently announced the addition of two more vehicles to its off-road lineup. The Scrambler XP 1000 EPS and the RANGER XP 900 Deluxe continue the company’s aggressive approach to reinvent its product lines and provide innovative products to meet the demands off-road enthusiasts.
“In just the past four months, Polaris has introduced nine new vehicles to its off-road line-up,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “The Scrambler XP 1000 EPS and RANGER XP 900 Deluxe Editions provide off-road enthusiasts with more options for high-powered recreational vehicles.”
Just off the unprecedented Solo win at the 46th annual Baja 1000 Michael Swift of Team UXC announces that Team UXC Racing will be joining forces with Factory Polaris for 2014 to run a multitude of off road events. Team UXC’s six-time National champion Michael Swift inked a deal with Polaris to ride the highly touted Scrambler XP 850 H.O. EPS sport utility ATV.
Swift will be defending his number one plate from the 2013 GNCC race series and looks to repeat his success in the Pro 4X4 class. “We will be competing in all thirteen rounds of the GNCC cross country series as well as additional events as time allows. We are excited to join forces with Polaris and look forward to putting the Scrambler on the podium time and time again. Our goal is to add the number one plate to this Scrambler XP 850 this time next year.” Stated Swift.
Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to be held December 20-21, 2013, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla.
In the early stages of a number of recent disasters, it was clear there were limitations to what mitigation steps humans could take due to dangerous conditions. The DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to spur development of advanced robots that can help humans to better respond to future disasters. The Challenge includes eight tasks that simulate the duties a robot might have to perform in such a situation. DARPA will use the RANGER XP 900 EPS in one of the eight tasks to help demonstrate robots’ ability to operate vehicles, since they are among the tools commonly on hand in disaster zones. The Polaris RANGER XP 900 is the best-selling vehicle in its class and widely available across the U.S.
MINNEAPOLIS – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the introduction of a new product line adjacency, Polaris POWER™. This introduction supports Polaris’ strategy to continue driving growth through adjacencies, bringing innovative Polaris products to an entirely new product space. Three all-new digital inverter generators built for outdoor enthusiasts are the first products in the Polaris POWER line.
“Polaris continually explores adjacent product markets that complement our existing offerings and strengthen our brand,” said Steve Eastman, Polaris vice president of parts, garments and accessories. “Digital inverter generators provide a convenient and reliable power source for today’s outdoor lifestyle consumers. Our new family of Polaris POWER products offer rugged and portable designs which are perfectly suited to meet their power needs.”