Minneapolis – The 2016 race season started out in Parker, Arizona, with the THR Motorsports Parker 250 presented by Polaris and continued with WORCS Round 1 at Honolulu Hills Park, in Taft, California.
Minneapolis – Polaris comes into the 2016 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, King of the Hammers (KOH) and Mud racing. The company also will be offering deeper discounts to racers on select RZR models and several lucrative GNCC ACE racing programs including unit discounts, reimbursements and end-of-the-year prizes for the top three overall finishers.
“Polaris enjoyed a very successful 2015 race season with both our established race teams and our newer teams,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “For 2016, we will continue our strong commitment to off-road racing both in race team sponsorships and racing support. We look forward to another very successful year.”
Polaris will continue to sponsor Coastal Racing for 2016. Scott Kiger will continue to run the GNCC XC1 Pro Class, this year in a RZR S 1000 EPS. Joining Kiger in the XC1 class will be 2015 XC2 Champion Sean Bogdan, also racing a RZR S 1000.
Minneapolis – The Best in the Desert (BITD) Henderson 250 would settle who would win the BITD Pro UTV Class Championship. Polaris factory racers Johnny Angal and Justin Lambert would go into the race with the best shot at the championship and would not disappoint.
The Polaris RZR UTV World Championship presented by UTVUnderground.com will premiere today, Wednesday, December 16th, at 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. PST on NBC Sports.
Ontario, California – The Can-Am / S3 Racing team of Dustin Jones and Shane Dowden won the 1900 P class at the Henderson 250, the Best In The Desert series finale recently held in Nevada. The BITD season championship, however, was earned by UTV Inc. / Polaris driver Johnny Angal in just his second season of desert racing. In fact, with the final results added to the points mix, ITP drivers actually secured the top three overall finishing spots as Can-Am / ITP / Murray Racing and Cognito Motorsports / Polaris / ITP joined Angal on the season’s overall podium.
Minneapolis – This year’s SCORE Baja 1000 a shorter course at more than 800 miles but much more brutal terrain as year’s past. Polaris RZR would go into the race, once again, as the defending champion and reign supreme taking the top five spots in Class 19.
San Diego, CA – Motorsports production powerhouse Mad Media led by directing team “The Martelli Brothers” announced premiere dates for their documentary style TV shows on The Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire and the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship presented by UTVUnderground.com. Both will premiere on NBC Sports in December closing out the season of off-road racing.
MINNEAPOLIS – Since Polaris launched its T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program in 2006, the company has donated more than $1.7 million to ATV and ORV clubs, associations and grassroots groups across the United States to ensure the future of safe, legal and accessible ATV riding. This past September, Polaris awarded its 200th grant, highlighting the breadth of the program and the extent of its impact on the riding community.