Minneapolis, May 16, 2013- For the second year in a row, the Mystik(r) Lubricants Terracross(tm) Championship will be presented by Polaris RZR(r). The series, known as rough, tough and muddy racing, invites some of the most recognized power sports and action sports athletes, such as Daryl Rath, Doug Gust, Chris Burandt, Paul Thacker and others to tackle some of the toughest, manmade tracks imaginable.
"Polaris is excited to be part of Terracross for its second year," said Jason DiFuccia, marketing manager for Polaris RZR. "The Terracross tracks provide an incredible challenge to the racers and are perfect to showcase the capabilities of our products."
Polaris RZR vehicles will be used exclusively in the "Pro Polaris RZR," "Hero Adaptive" and "Women's" classes, with the Scrambler XP 9850 H.O. being the majority ATV in the "ATV" class. Terracross athletes will battle in pursuit of the Terracross Championship at three national events during the circuit's 2013 racing season. Fans can catch the action live or aired on CBS Sports Network. The 2013 schedule is as follows:
- August 10 & 11-Elk River, Minn., ERX Motor Park
- September 7 & 8-North Branch, Minn., Hay Days
- October TBD-Mystik Terracross Finals
"With Polaris being the industry leader and innovative expert of the Side x Side market Terracross is privileged to have them on board as a partner," said Joe Duncan, Terracross Sport Organizer. "By building a machine we can take off the showroom floor of a dealer and go straight to the race track it creates an accessible and cost effective way of going racing." More information about Terracross can be found at Terracrossracing.com, on Facebook at Terracross Championship and on Twitter @Terracrossrace.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER(r) and RZR(r) side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII", and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.