Minneapolis, February 21, 2012 –This past Saturday, Polaris, in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), gave away three, special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900s to WWP Alumni. The “Phantom 4s” were presented to the three winners by representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project and Polaris. Polaris Defense surprised each winner by providing $5,000 worth of gear and accessories to outfit their new vehicles. Polaris also presented Wounded Warrior Project, $33,050 to honor the 1,322 people that entered the contest ($25 for each entrant).

Winners Tammy Persing, Gavin Goodwin and William Hampton entered an essay contest explaining what it would mean to them to win a Polaris RANGER RZR, and how they and their family would enjoy the vehicle. Their essays touched on how the vehicles would give them the ability to enjoy life with their families, be more adventuresome, and give them freedom away from the hospitals and post-war challenges they have endured.

The official giveaway to the contest winners was at a ride area outside of Phoenix, AZ. Jagged X, who was instrumental in developing and helping Polaris with the “Phantom 4s,” orchestrated a ride after the presentation for the winners and their families.

Minneapolis – Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno race is the longest and toughest, off-road desert race in the U.S., and Polaris RANGER RZRs were out in full force. In the starting field of 14 for the 553-mile race, was the four-time defending champions, Jagged X in their No. 1919 RANGER RZR XP 900 and Polaris Regional Sales Manager, Matt Parks in his Holz Racing RANGER RZR 4 800. When the dust settled, Jagged X would have their fifth consecutive Vegas to Reno win with Parks finishing second. With only five Side-by-Sides finishing, RANGER RZRs would sweep the podium with a RANGER RZR XP 900 also finishing third.

The Jagged X team dedicated most of their summer race break preparing and fine tuning the No. 1919 RANGER RZR XP 900 race car. The XP has performed well since its debut at the Silver State 300 in April, but the team has been working on small refinements and adjustments to make this machine the best it could be. Jagged X, with much help from Chad Riccio of CR Designs, stepped up their game on the support side of things with two completely equipped chase vehicles.

All this work combined with some great drivers and co-drivers paid off when the flag dropped early Friday morning. The No. 1919 driven By Brandon Schueler with Mike West in the navigation seat took no time to take their seventh starting spot to the front of the pack. By Pit 4, they found themselves chasing the always-consistent Polaris RANGER RZR 4 of Matt Parks, watching for any chance to get out front for some fresh air. The two RANGER RZRs swapped the lead several times in the first 350 miles with both teams being plagued by minor problems. With an elapsed time of 13 hours, 27 minutes and 42 seconds the Jagged X RANGER RZR XP 900 finished 52nd overall out of 99 car and truck finishers proving just how tough Polaris off-road vehicles are. The win moves Brandon Schueler into the points lead for the 2011 BITD championship series with two races left to go.

Parks and co-driver Jason Spiess were fortunate enough to draw the first starting position and had a clean run and had a nice lead at the half way point in the race when Mark Holz and his co-driver Rob Utendorfer took over. Holz held the lead until he noticed that battery was losing voltage and at the next pit stop, they pulled the hood to get more air to the rectifier and returned to the race in second place. Holz and Jagged X swapped the lead several times and the top two cars were running nose to tail 425 miles into the race and still hadn’t been caught by the Trophy Trucks and unlimited buggies.  Unfortunately, the car had a rear A-arm bolt snap which took them out of contention for the win. They patched the car together to get him to a pit with the proper parts and Holz was on his way to the finish line.

“We came into Vegas to Reno with the points lead and knew that we had to finish this 553 mile race in order to stay in the hunt for the championship,” said Parks.  “We had a blast racing out front and dicing with the Jagged X guys.  Without the more than three hours of down time, we might have had a shot for the win, but honestly I am super stoked to finish this race and to get second.”

Matt Parks is sponsored by Holz Racing Products, Walker Evans Wheels and Shocks, Kroyer Racing Engines, Maxxis Tires, Tire Balls, OMF, Pure Polaris Lubricants, Valley Cycle, Utendorfer Graphic Design, Desert West Off Road Race Prep, Muzzy’s.

Jagged X is sponsored by Polaris Industries, Cutting Edge Manufacturing, Vision X Lighting, BF Goodrich Tires, Wicked Built, CR Designs, Summers Brothers, Simpson, OMF, Affordable Powdercoating, Mountain States Contracting, Total Auto Pros, Walker Evans, Elka Suspension, UTV Underground

Minneapolis, August 23, 2011– Yokley Racing had a great weekend with their RANGER RZR XP 900s at the WORCS race in Washougal, Wash. National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished first in the Side-by-Side 1 Class and  National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger finished third in the same class.

The 45-minute Side-by-Side race began with the National Guard Polaris RANGER RZR XP 900s running fourth and fifth heading into the woods sections. Yokley overshot a turn and lost several positions, and Kiger worked his way up to second place after two laps. Kiger had a brief delay on course while Yokley had passed up to second place.  On the last lap, Yokley passed for the lead going into the woods, and was able to stretch it out for his first overall WORCS win of the season. Kiger finished third putting both National Guard machines on the podium.

Yokley’s win increased his season point lead and Kiger moved up to third in points. The next WORCS race is at Glen Helen MX Course, in Devore, Calif., September 16-18.

About Polaris
With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the Polaris RANGER® Side x Sides, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood vehicle.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P MidCap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.

Minneapolis, May 18, 2011–Polaris RANGER RZRs took another first and second, at Best in the Desert’s Blue Water Gran Prix this past weekend, in Parker, Arizona.

Racers were met with very warm conditions and with only a two-week turnaround between races, were challenged with a very tight, rough and technical course. In the end, Polaris Regional Sales Manager Matt Parks and co-driver Jason Spiess in Parks Racing RANGER RZR 4 800 took the checkered flag in two hours and six minutes.

“We got a good start and had a clean run today,” said Parks. “The course was super rough after several pro and amateur motorcycle and ATV races earlier in the day, but my RANGER RZR 4 800 was fast and handled really well in these tight, technical conditions.”

The new No. 1919 RANGER RZR XP 900 of Jagged X left the starting line a little behind what they had hoped coming into the first narrow hairpin, in the fifth position. Before Brandon Schueler made one complete 11 mile lap, he found his way into the clean air up front and by Lap Three, had developed a lead. In the middle of Lap 4, the car lost a swaybar link which caused some collateral damage and caused the car to quit running. Schueler and co-driver Landon Kubrick with some quick diagnostics had the No. 1919 back up and running in just a few minutes but not before the other front runners were able to get past. With just over two laps to go the team was able to make up enough ground to get past all except the No. 1932 Polaris RANGER RZR 4 of Matt Parks for a second place finish in the Pro UTV class.

“This is shaping up to be a super tight race for points this year with both Polaris cars on the podium at every race so far,” said Bill Schueler of Jagged X.

The next Best in the Desert race is the longest off-road race in the U.S. in TSCO Vegas to Reno, August 18-20.

Parks is sponsored by Holz Racing Products, Walker Evans wheels and shocks, Maxxis Tires, Tire Balls, Kroyer racing engines, Muzzy, Pure Polaris Lubricants, Utendorfer graphics, D.W.O. race prep, UTV Underground and Valley Cycle in Bakersfield, Calif.

Jagged X is sponsored by Polaris Industries, BF Goodrich Tires, CR Designs- Custom Painting and design, Cutting Edge Manufacturing- laser cutting and CAD design, OMF Performance- Custom beadlock wheels, Elka Suspension- Shocks, Simpson- Harnesses & safety products, Total Auto Pros- equipment for support trucks, Affordable powder coating- durable high quality coatings, Summers Brothers- Axle shafts, Walker Evans-Wheels, Vision X- Off road lighting.

 

Minneapolis Polaris RANGER RZR’s had another clean sweep of the top three positions in the Side-by-Side Class 1, at the Cahuilla Creek WORCS race this past weekend, in Anza, Calif.

National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team Driver William Yokley finished second and continues to lead the points for the class. First place went to Beau Baron and third to Ryan Piplic, both also racing RANGER RZR XP 900s. National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team Driver Scott Kiger had to miss the race due to emergency surgery.

Next race for Yokley will be the GNCC race, in Gosport, Indiana, on May 14-15.


Minneapolis, March 31, 2011– The Polaris RANGER RZR models hit the bogs at Highlifter’s Mud Nationals and came away victorious in both the Mud Bog and Mudda Cross RUV classes.

Team SuperATV.com took the Mud Bog RUV class with their RANGER RZR 800 with Team Highlifter Polaris Racing’s Brian Haughton taking third in a RANGER RZR XP 900. The Mud Bog RUV class is a race of durability that takes the racers through 150 ft of very thick mud.

The Mudda Cross RUV race consisted of two laps around a 150-feet oval filled of mud and water which tested durability, power and handling. Team Highlifter Polaris Racing’s Haughton put his RANGER RZR XP 900 through its paces taking top honors.


PHOTO CREDIT
:  Jon Crowley

About Polaris

With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the Polaris RANGER® Side x Sides, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood vehicle.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P MidCap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.

Minneapolis, March 24, 2011– The Crazy Horse GP WORCS race, in Lake Havasu, AZ., saw Polaris RANGER RZRs dominate with clean sweeps of the top three spots in the Side-by-Side 1 and 2 classes.

National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team Driver William Yokley finished sixth in the Side by Side 1 Class, and National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team Driver Scott Kiger finished third in the same class.


“We are thrilled to see RANGER RZRs, especially the new RANGER RZR XP 900, on top in the Side-by-Side classes,” said Donna Beadle, Polaris Race Team Manager. “We congratulate Yokley and Kiger on their great runs and look forward to the continued success of RANGER RZRs in this series.”

Yokley continues to lead the WORCS season points in the Side-by-Side 1 class and Scott Kiger is in striking distance, in fifth. The Team will be back in action at the GNCC race, in Union, South Carolina, on April 9.