Polaris-12-2-11MINNEAPOLIS (June 18, 2014) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced that Scott W. Wine, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to serve as a director of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), effective July 14, 2014.

“It is a tremendous honor to join the Board of Directors of U.S. Bancorp, a great banking institution with a stellar reputation for efficiency, integrity, and strong financial results,” said Wine.  “I look forward to contributing to, and learning from, Richard and the rest of the board.”

Marc Burnett won his second SCORE International race of the year with the Class 19 victory at the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Mexico.

Marc Burnett won his second SCORE International race of the year with the Class 19 victory at the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Mexico.

Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side pilot Marc Burnett won Class 19 at the 2014 Tecate SCORE International Baja 500 race held this past weekend in Baja California, Mexico. In Ohio, fellow Maverick racer Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Modified side-by-side class at the Wiseco John Penton Grand National Cross Country race in Ohio. Can-Am ATV racers also had a great weekend sweeping their respective podiums in the GNCC 4×4 Pro class and in the New England ATV Motocross Pro class.

“Highlighted by Maverick racer Marc Burnett’s dominating victory in the SCORE Baja 500, we had several Can-Am racers win their class either on an ATV or in a side-by-side. Burnett, Kyle Chaney and our GNCC 4×4 Pros have been outstanding this year” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “With wins in gnarly terrain like Baja, the challenging GNCC series in Ohio and at the Maine NEATV-MX race, our racers, once again, proved – no matter the Can-Am vehicle — our guys will challenge for the win at every event.”

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Vision Wheel has expanded its line of wheels for ATV/UTVs with the introduction of Lock Out, a knockout style that combines form and function that adds strength through great design and engineering.

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Ontario, California
– Side-by-side racer and Ohio resident Kyle Chaney led the way for team ITP at the John Penton Grand National Cross Country race, winning the XC1 Modified class in his home state. Team ITP-sponsored side-by-side racers earned second and third place in Class 19 (SxS) podium at the 2014 Tecate SCORE International Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico. Branden Sims and Justin Lambert finished second and third, respectively in the gnarly desert endurance event. ITP also had ATV Pro Josh Creamer reach both the Pro and Pro-Am podiums at the New England ATV Motocross series in Maine.

Ricky Brabec earned the overall win in Pro Motorcycles at this year's SCORE Baja 500. Photo: Art Eugenio/GETSOMEphoto.com

Ricky Brabec earned the overall win in Pro Motorcycles at this year’s SCORE Baja 500. Photo: Art Eugenio/GETSOMEphoto.com

SCORE released the official results of the third round of its five-race World Championship Series for 2014. The race was held this past weekend in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, spanning 447.86-miles in distance. There were a total of 232 starters for this year’s race, with 126 finishers, or a finishing rate of 54.31 percent. Racers represented 20 U.S. States and 15 different countries.

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Chandler, AZ
— Time to feel the heat at the 17th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Ozark 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Springfield, MO. DragonFire is teaming up with Tucker Rocky Distributing and Marionville Powersports to show off the hottest new UTV accessories on June 21-22. With monster trucks, mud bogs and more than 1,000 4-wheel drive vehicles on hand, this represents the ideal place to demonstrate the DragonFire product lines.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11CYPRESS, Calif. – May 29, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announces the expanded platform for its GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) program, along with a new name: Outdoor Access Initiative.  Designed to extend support to off-highway vehicle (OHV) users in a wider variety of outdoor activities, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative remains the industry leader in supporting safe, responsible use and open sustainable access to trails and riding areas.

“Yamaha is the leader in supporting our industry and customers on OHV issues as well as conservation, land access and safe, responsible use of ATV and SxS vehicles – whether in recreation, hunting or agricultural settings,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group Vice President. “The GRANT program always has welcomed applications from diverse groups.  With this new name, we make it clear that the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative actively encourages the submission of projects that support safe, responsible use of OHVs as well as sustainable access to land for all outdoor enthusiasts.”

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Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R drivers finished first and second in the Open side-by-side class and overall at the 12 Hours of La Tuque endurance race in Quebec, Canada. Maverick pilots also swept the UTV Open class podium this past weekend at round three of the American Woods Racing Championship Series (AWRCS) in Pennsylvania.

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Ontario, California
– ITP ATV motocross racers tallied four class wins and 18 podiums at round three of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series in Mount Morris, Pa. Team side-by-side racers also produced a couple more podiums in the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series in California.

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Valcourt, Québec
– Can-Am DS 450 ATV Pro Joel Hetrick notched his first Pro class win of the year Saturday at round three of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series held in Mount Morris, Pa. Can-Am DS 450 racers Jeffrey Rastrelli and Ronnie Higgerson also went 1-2 in the Pro-Am class Sunday at the renowned High Point Raceway.