Minneapolis – For the second Best in the Desert race in a row, Polaris RZRs swept both the Pro Turbo and Pro Production podiums. Polaris Factory Racers Marc Burnett and Justin Lambert would win each class with Burnett taking the overall and Polaris Factory Racer Branden Sims taking third overall.
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a strategic partnership with Ariens Company, a Brillion, Wis.-based manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. Ariens is a family-owned manufacturer of snow blowers, lawnmowers and other outdoor power equipment. In the 80 years since its founding, Ariens has driven exceptional growth across its product lines, sold under Ariens, Gravely, and other brands. Both companies will benefit from this arrangement, growing through exposure to adjacent markets while fostering innovation through shared technology and R&D investments.
“By partnering with Ariens, we bring together two leading and highly-respected companies that are well-positioned for growth,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO. “This partnership will enable Polaris to grow beyond our core powersports market, as we will reach new customers with innovative, relevant new products. We are looking forward to working with Ariens for many years to come.”
Minneapolis – Polaris Racing’s Ryan Piplic, in his RZR XP 900, took the checkered flag this past weekend at the WORCS race, at Glen Helen. The win was the first of the season for Piplic who has three second place finishes on the year.
The win, moved Piplic into second in points for the class and has three Polaris Racing team members at the top of the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron took fourth and is still in the points lead. Polaris/Blingstar Racing’s Nick Nelson and his RZR XP 900 is sitting in third place for the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson finished off the podium and is currently sitting in fifth for the series.
The Production 1000 class was dominated with RZRs and saw Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 take the checkered flag. Robert Mowrer and Michael Gonzales in their RZRs finished second and third.
The Production 700 Class has been dominated by RZR 570s and this race was no different with the top four spots occupied by the vehicles. Polaris Racing’s Cody Rahders finished second and sits third for the series.
The next WORCS race is Honey Lake, in Milford, Calif., Sept. 13-15.
Since the introduction of the RZR 800 for Model Year 2008, Polaris has defined and led the recreational side-by-side market. Since that first launch, the company has consistently introduced models with unmatched performance which are highly sought after by off-road enthusiasts. RZR side-by-sides are the gold standard in recreational vehicles due to their ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility for trail, high performance and multi-passenger recreation. Today, Polaris announces the launch of a RZR beyond compare, the 2014 RZR XP 1000!
The new RZR XP 1000 brings significant innovations to each of the hallmark Power, Suspension and Agility aspects of RZR. PLUS, the RZR XP 1000 adds an entirely new level of interior comfort and accessory customization to give riders the premium features they deserve.
Specifically built for the pinnacle of extreme performance, an all-new Polaris ProStar™ 1000 engine provides an industry-leading 107 horsepower with a true 999ccs of displacement, making it the most powerful and largest engine in its class.
Polaris recently announce at new ATV model specifically designed for the southern U.S. states. Polaris today announces it is offering an all-new Sportsman 400 H.O. South Edition built specifically to meet the needs of the southern consumer.
The new Sportsman 400 H.O. SE features industry-exclusive durable steel/LOCK&RIDE front and rear racks with multiple tie-down locations. It is highlighted by a new 31.5-inch seat height and features a tighter turning radius than the standard Sportsman 400 H.O.
Team Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing dominated Round 1 of the CSRA National Snowcross title hunt at Calabogie Peaks Resort near the nation’s capital this past weekend. While Friday and Saturday were on the mild side temperature wise, Sunday was much colder and felt more like winter and sledding weather.
Defending Pro Open National Champion Iain Hayden came, saw, and conquered the competition both days of the Capital Cup National Snowcross event. His teammate Lee Butler also nailed down a solid performance in the Pro Open while young up-and-comer Jacob Rosko-Fong raised some eyebrows in the Pro-Lite class.
TORRANCE, CA: The 14th Annual Sand Sport Super Show has fluctuated in size with the economy and is excited to announce another increase in industry demand to be part of the show. The Sand Sports Super Show will be taking over the Orange County Fair & Event Center Friday September 14 through Sunday September 16th. “There is a positive vibe as I talk to companies about this years show,” said Shawn Parker. “I am ecstatic to see the market coming back and companies that haven’t been able to display in a couple years joining us again!”
Big news includes Can-Am unveiling their brand new UTV Friday September 14th at 6 p.m. Can-Am has joined as a primary sponsor and will have a large display behind building 10. Chaparral Motorsports will take up all of building 16 which will now be named the Chaparral Pavilion. Half will be packed with accessories and gear and the other half lined with Yamaha, Kawasaki, Can-Am and Polaris OEM vehicles.
As part of its annual summer sales meeting and its presence at the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), Victory Motorcycles and the Company’s dealers donated $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP). The donation was part of Polaris’ continuing relationship with the WWP, an organization that raises awareness and aids injured servicemen and women. Earlier this year, Polaris also gave away three special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Side-by-Side vehicles to WWP veterans.
“Our relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project allows Polaris and our dealers to support the men and women who selflessly sacrifice for our nation through their military service,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Industries CEO. “We consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that lends a hand to those who merit it most. We hope this donation helps these brave men and women return to the rich, active lives they truly deserve.”
Two Brothers Racing, a leader in American-made and engineered performance exhaust systems, announces the release of its 2011 Polaris RZR900XP Dual M7 Full Exhaust Race System.
This all new dual system is 5 lbs. lighter than stock and the performance gains are remarkable! They can be seen and felt in every part of the powerband. We are sure that when you pull this exhaust system out of the box, install it on your UTV, and feel the performance you will agree that it is The Absolute Top Level. Through extensive testing and racing developments we have produced a winning combination of Top Level Performance with our new RZR Dual M-7 Exhaust System.
Two Brothers Racing’s new RZR900 systems feature the same high-quality components, materials, design and construction you’ve come to expect from the Absolute Top Level supplier. Get up close and personal with these new systems at your local TBR Dealer, log into www. twobros.com or call 800.211.2767
Morgantown, W. Va (May 10, 2011) – After nearly a month off, the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series returns to racing this weekend, May 15 and 16, to the newly added Indy 100 location in Gosport, Ind. This inaugural event will be co-sanctioned with the Mid America Cross Country Series, allowing riders to receive points in both series. New for 2011, the Indy 100 course gives all riders an equal opportunity to master the freshly designed course this weekend.
GNCC points leader Chris Borich is beginning to settle into a groove out front this season but Warnert Racing Can-Am riders Adam McGill and Chris Bithell have been chomping at the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider every weekend so far. Deemed “The Borich” method of racing, CB1 typically hangs back for the first hour or so and then turns it on full throttle in the final laps to secure the win almost every time. However, heading to a freshly designed course in Indy may give McGill, Bithell and Kiser the tools they need to hold Borich off in the end.
Greg’s ATV and Cycles’ Gabe Phillips has found that consistency is key in the XC2 class this year with mostly seconds across the board, but DeRisi Racing’s Eric Hoyland sits only four points back heading into the brand new Indy 100 this weekend. Ballance Racing’s Walker Fowler continues to dominate the XC2 field, even breaking into the top five overall last round. Fowler is going to be tough to beat if he keeps the pace he’s been running this far.
This nationally televised event on the VERSUS network will also feature round three of UTV racing on Saturday. The Polaris National Guard team has swept the first two rounds of the Open Modified class and currently holds the points lead heading into round three. Team Hendershot and Coastal National Guard are tied at 11 points behind the leader, while Can-Am’s Nightkrawler Kustoms sit one point back in fourth. UTV racing action begins at 4:30 p.m., following the ATV afternoon race so be sure to check out the fastest side-by-side vehicles as they blaze through the woods
Race fans, friends, families and sponsors are invited to head over to Vendor’s Row Saturday night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. to celebrate XC2 ATV points leader Walker Fowler’s High School Graduation. The Fowler family will be serving food and drinks under the big tent upon completion of Saturday’s races, so come join the 4.0 student in celebrating an accomplishment even bigger than winning a GNCC Championship!
Spectator passes are $15 for the full weekend, including pro pit access and pro autograph session. On Saturday and Sunday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., amateur riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the Pros race at 1 p.m. Saturday’s UTV racing will take place at 4:30 p.m. Local racers are encouraged to participate and may sign up at the event.
To get to the track, take 465 to 67 South. Go 28 miles. Turn right (North) on Drunkards pike. Go 2.5 miles. Location is on the left.