Polaris-12-2-11Polaris Industries Inc. has selected Patrick Henry High School Student Jared Voight to accompany Polaris officials at the upcoming DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals to be held June 5-6, at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif. Voight will be able to write about his experiences on Polaris’ social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.

“Polaris is excited to offer Jared the opportunity to represent Minnesota Robotics Students at the DARPA Robotics Challenge,” said David Longren, vice president of Off-Road and Off-Road Engineering for Polaris. “Jared’s enthusiasm for robotics made him the perfect candidate to accompany us at the event.”  

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Minneapolis, May 28, 2015
– Polaris Factory Racer RJ Anderson would take the checkered flag at Round 6 this past weekend taking the SxS Pro class with fellow Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic taking third. Cody Bradbury would take second making it yet another clean sweep of the SxS Pro class.

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Chandler, AZ
— The humble lap belt has finally evolved and the reEVOlution in harness technology has begun! The EVO Harness By DragonFire finally broke cover as part of DragonFire’s top secret BlackOps program that was rolled out at the Rally On The Rocks in Moab, Utah this weekend. The first of several innovative new products, DragonFire chose ROTR specifically for the debut of the EVO… and built a BlackOps RZR just for the occasion!

Yani Desjardins (Can-Am X-Team) drove his Can-Am Maverick X rs 1000R to the overall and Open 851cc-1000cc SxS class win in the 2015 12 Hours of la Tuque in Quebec, Canada. (Image by UTV Planet Magazine)

Yani Desjardins (Can-Am X-Team) drove his Can-Am Maverick X rs 1000R to the overall and Open 851cc-1000cc SxS class win in the 2015 12 Hours of la Tuque in Quebec, Canada. (Image by UTV Planet Magazine)

Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick drivers finished 1-2-3 to sweep both the SxS Open class and the overall SxS podium at the 2015 12 Hours endurance of la Tuque Can-Am held this past weekend in the La Tuque, Quebec, Canada. Can-Am side-by-side racing pilots also scored podium victories in AWRCS and LOORRS to showcase the unrivaled performance of the Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.
– As the checkered flag flew at round seven of the 2015 Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, An AMA National Championship it would be CST/Lonestar/DeRisi/Tire Blocks/Spider Graphics’s Adam McGill claiming his third win of the season.

ATV-Safety-Week-3-23-15IRVINE, Calif., May 19, 2015 – The ATV Safety Institute encourages riders nationwide to get trained through the ATV RiderCourse, regardless of their experience.

“The ATV Safety Institute’s hands-on RiderCourse is a great way for new riders to learn how to be safe on an ATV, or for experienced riders to refresh their skills,” said ASI Vice President Cam Arnold. “Riders will learn about the Golden Rules of riding, the controls on the ATV, how to turn, how to ride up and down hills, and how to properly shift body weight when riding. ASI encourages everyone, no matter what their age or experience, to Get Trained, Go Ride.”​

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Moab, Utah--The national nonprofit Tread Lightly!, its partners and more than 40 volunteers completed another improvement project along Moab’s famous Sevenmile Rim Trail this Wednesday during the Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks annual UTV event.

The project took place at one of Sevenmile Rim’s main scenic attractions–Determination Towers. Volunteers built approximately half a mile of fencing to help protect the area from damage and more clearly delineate the trail. This is the second Restoration for Recreation™ project Tread Lightly! has organized on the Sevenmile Rim this year.

Polaris-Ranger-570-2015-5-15-15DES MOINES, IA – Meredith Agrimedia today announced Ross Hutto as the winner of the Faces of Agriculture Sweepstakes. As the grand prize winner, Hutto will be awarded a Polaris RANGER 570 EPS Full-Size Turbo Silver. He plans to use the UTV for utility purposes and recreation on his 334 acre ranch in Jewett, Texas.

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Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that its Limited Edition DARPA Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS and GEM electric vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals to be held June 5-6, at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif.

Honda-LogoTORRANCE, Calif., May 12, 2015 – Building on the success of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program through its automobile dealers’ reduced environmental footprint, American Honda today announced the voluntary program’s expansion to include its powersports dealers, as well as power-equipment dealers, marine dealers and engine distributors.

Honda provides strategic counseling in areas such as lighting, heating, cooling, water fixtures and recycling. The Honda “Green Dealer” Guide, a 93-page energy-efficiency roadmap available for download at greendealer.honda.com, provides additional guidance. Dealers and distributors who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact can also qualify to earn a Honda Environmental Leadership Award, introduced in 2011 as a part of the company’s comprehensive approach to environmentally responsible operations. Once participating dealers have completed upgrades, results are verified by a third-party evaluator, and a participating dealer’s score can qualify it for one of three achievement levels—Silver, Gold or Platinum. Sixty-five automobile dealers have reduced their energy consumption by 10 percent or more in the past three years, and one has achieved “Electric Grid Neutral” status. (“Electric Grid Neutral” means the dealership produces as much as or more energy from renewable energy sources than it consumes from its local electric utility over a one-year period.)