PrintMinneapolis – 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.”

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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.

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Clinton, Tenn., Jan. 18, 2016
– ITP today announced the release of its all-new Cryptid tire, a super-aggressive and purpose-built mud slinger for all-terrain vehicles and side-by-sides.

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Clinton, Tenn.
– ITP today announced the introduction of its new “Tornado” wheel for ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. The second wheel in the new STORM Series product line, the Tornado offers a custom appearance in a super-strong, lightweight wheel.

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Valcourt, Québec
– The Can-Am X-Team kicked off 2016 with a podium sweep in the UTV Turbo class at the Best In The Desert THR Motorsports Parker 250 opener in Arizona. The Can-Am / S3 Racing team of Dustin Jones and Shane Dowden won the class. Logan Gastel and Murray Racing also finished on the Turbo class podium, earning second and third, respectively. Can-Am ATV racer Chris Robinson also posted a class victory in the Expert Ironman (ATV) class.

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PLYMOUTH, MN
— Kolpin Outdoors today announced the acquisition of Handy Throttle, an aftermarket manufacturer of thumb throttle converters that allows riders to quickly and easily switch from a thumb throttle to a twist throttle. Handy Throttle, a privately owned company based in Mulberry, AR., rounds out Kolpin’s robust portfolio which includes but is not limited to gun boots, cabs, snow plows, Rhino grips™ and fuel packs.

Honda-LogoTORRANCE, Calif., January 7, 2016 – Honda kicked off the New Year by announcing today that its Red Riders Rewards program has been improved and expanded for 2016, with nearly $7 million in earnings available to Honda racers. This contingency plan covers a number of racing disciplines including supercross, motocross, off-road, road racing, dirt track, trials and ATV, comprising more than 1,300 individual events at which Honda racers have the opportunity to earn payouts. Honda continues to focus on helping the privateer by paying down further in pro classes and increasing payout to those positions, as well as across more club and amateur organizations.

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HMF Exhausts has just unveiled new exhaust options for the Yamaha side-by-side that’s kicked down the door of the UTV market. The three-cylinder YXZ1000R receives a performance boost with HMF’s new exhaust options, which include a Slip On or Full System in the Performance and Titan Series.

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Destination Polaris is back for 2016. Celebrate the New Year by tuning into Destination Polaris on the Fox Sports Networks. The new season kicked off January 3 and will continue through September.

Handy-Big-Utility-Lift-UTV-Off-Road-12-30-15SULLY, IA – This B.U.L. means business! Meet the beef of the Handy lineup: the Big Utility Lift. The B.U.L. can handle a whopping 2,500-lb. capacity and offers the option of loading from either end, making it the ideal choice for servicing the most colossal UTVs.

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BRP formally announced some big news today, as it has entered into a new agreement with “Gymkhana” viral video star and rally racer Ken Block. Block, a decorated World Rally Championship racer, X Games medalist and viral video trailblazer, is now an official ambassador for the Can-Am brand. Block and his Hoonigan team are joining with BRP to highlight the performance capabilities of the Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle.