ITP-Race-Report-9-18-13Ontario, California – Team ITP ATV and side-by-side racers competed in both the World Off-Road Championship Series and the New England ATV Motocross series this past weekend, and came away with three class victories. Justin Lambert of Cognito Motorsports drove his side-by-side to the round eight win in the WORCS SxS Production 850 class in Milford, Calif. Across the country, ITP ATV MX Pro Josh Creamer won both two classes at round 10 of the NEATV-MX series in Maine.

“Our ITP-supported side-by-side racers had a good showing at the Honey Lake WORCS race as Justin Lambert and Sara Price both reached the SxS Production 850 class podium and we finished fourth overall in the challenging SxS Pro Production class,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “ATV Pro Josh Creamer continued his dominance in the NEATV motocross series with another convincing sweep of both pro-level classes in Maine.”

GBC-Logo-9-13-11Anaheim, Calif. – GBC Motorsports athletes were out at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA this past weekend for the seventh round of the 2013 WORCS Racing season. With a class victory, five podium finishes and a class championship, GBC racers put their tires and machines to the test and passed with high-flying colors.

WORCS SXS
It might have been the first WORCS race for GBC newcomer Cody Bradbury, but he wasted no time in getting down to business by jumping straight into the SXS Pro Production class. Bradbury rolled his Mongrel-equipped Polaris RZR to the line, and by the time the dust settled Bradbury crossed the line in 2nd place. The rest of the GBC riders in the Pro class did not fare as well in Round 7, but Tim Wyatt and RJ Anderson are both poised for top-5 season finishes with just two rounds remaining.

piplic-polaris-off-road-sxs-8-14-13Minneapolis – 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.

Zakowski-Maverick-Off-Road-7-12-13Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs pilots Kyle Chaney and Zak Zakowski each earned overall racing victories this past weekend. Chaney dominated the QR1 class at round six of the UTV Rally Raid Northern Series in Tennessee. Zakowski won two classes and the UTV race overall in the Iowa ATV Hare Scramble Series. At round seven of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series, DS 450 racer Travis Spader won two classes, while Nick Gennusa earned his first career Pro-Am class podium finish aboard his Can-Am.

“Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side racer Kyle Chaney put in an outstanding effort in miserable conditions to dominate the UTV Rally Raid event at Windrock OHV park. I was thrilled by Zac Zakowski’s double victory in Iowa, which included his first official UTV overall with his new Maverick 1000R X rs,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We had tougher luck and spotty weather at round seven of the ATV MX Nationals, but I was excited for Nick Gennusa’s moto-one victory and first career Pro-Am class podium finish.”

Polaris-RZR-Worcs-5-14-13Minneapolis – Polaris racers were out in full force this past weekend at WORCS Round Five, at Honolulu Hills, in Taft, Calif.

Polaris Factory Racers and Holz Racers, RJ Anderson and Beau Baron would finish one, two in the “SxS Pro Production” class. RZRs would take the top five spots in the class as well. Anderson, after a tough start to the racing season, has gotten himself to the sixth position in points with Baron sitting in first.

The “SxS Production 1000” class would be all RZR with Holz Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. finishing first. RZRs would also finish in the top six places. Guthrie is leading the class in points with four first place finishes and one fourth.

kiger-big-buck-polaris-4-23-13Minneapolis, April 23, 2013-RZRs filled the podium this past weekend at WORCS Round Four, at Sand Hollow OHV Park, in Hurricane, Utah, and at the GNCC Big Buck, in Union, SC.

WORCS Round Four, a bit different than most WORCS races, would consist of two laps of winding, sandy trails, rock climbs, and dune areas without the typical motocross section found at WORCS races. The course would challenge the almost 70 side-by-sides lining up for the race with many cars having their race end early.

Minneapolis – After the swamp-like conditions at Canyon MX Park, in Peoria, Ariz., last month, the dry weather of Primm, Nevada for WORCS Round 2, Buffalo Bills, was a welcomed change! RZRs would, once again, take the top spot in all the side-by-side classes offered.

Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would, once again, steer his new RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class and first overall. Second would go to Ryan Piplic also in a RZR XP 900. Baron and Piplic sit one, two in the series standings after two races.

The Production 1000 class saw 16 RZRs line up and Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 again took the checkered flag. He also placed third overall behind Baron and Piplic. Jacob Shaw and Holz Racing’s Jake Greco in their RZRs finished second and third.

Minneapolis, June 19, 2012- On The Edge Raceway, in Enterprise, Utah, saw a flood of RZR vehicles for WORCS round 6. When the dust cleared, RZRs took all three podiums in the Production 1000 class and a RZR 570 took the Production 700 class.

Beau Baron took the checkered flag in the Production 1000 class in his RZR XP 900, with Ryan Piplic and Greg Row taking second and third. RZRs currently hold the top five spots in the series point standings for the class and it’s a tight race with just two WORCS races remaining.

Cody Rahders in a RZR 570 won the Production 700 class by more than a minute and was third overall in the 700/850 classes. Rahders currently is tied for the top spot in the Production 700 point standings and this was his fourth podium finish this year with two firsts and two second place finishes.

The next WORCS race is the Cahuilla Creek, in Anza, Calif., August 3-5.

Irvine, Calif. – Temperatures reached the triple digits in Surprise, Ariz., this weekend for Round 4 of World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) at Speedworld MX Park. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert took early control of both races, going 1-1 on the weekend in front of his hometown crowd. Despite finishing sixth on Saturday, teammate Bobby Garrison finished second on Sunday to claim second overall. Justin Soulé finished strong in third place Saturday, but could only manage eighth on Sunday and finished sixth overall. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Gary Sutherlin completed Kawasaki’s sweep of the podium in third place. Hometown hero, Destry Abbott competed in his first WORCS race of the year finishing eighth overall. In the Pro 2 class, Team Green’s Justin Seeds got the early lead and ran away with the win.

Taking Charge
In Saturday’s 60-minute moto, Robert got off to a decent start aboard his KX™450F and came around the first corner in fourth. As they headed into the off-road section, Robert knew he had to make his passes fast before losing too much time on the leaders. Before the end of the first lap the leader missed the pit entrance allowing Robert to fly by. The battle ensued as Robert was stalked by second place for three laps before building a gap. By the checkered flag Robert had established a 40-second lead.

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.