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Jagged X Wins Tecate SCORE Baja 500

Parks and Schueler pilot the No. 1932 to its second, consecutive SCORE win
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Minneapolis, June 4, 2013 – After Jagged X/Polaris Driver Matt Parks won the opening round of the 2013 SCORE Baja championship, at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, he knew he would need to share the driving duties for the second round, the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500.  Parks enlisted teammate Brandon Schueler, who races in the Best In The Desert series, to not only drive, but to start the race. The strategy would pay off with the Jagged X Team winning their second straight SCORE race.“Schueler has more UTV racing experience that anyone out there and I knew he would do a great job in Baja,” Parks said. 

Polaris Donating 10 Off-Road Vehicles to The Salvation Army for Oklahoma Disaster Relief

Military units to feature Run-Flat and Non-Pneumatic Tires due to harsh conditions
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Minneapolis, May 28, 2013 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company is donating 10 military, off-road vehicles with a combination of Run-Flat and Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT), to enhance The Salvation Army’s ability to transport food, water and other critical supplies to survivors, in Moore, Okla. The units will be delivered from Polaris’ Osceola, Wis. plant, free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from Bay and Bay Transport and Overbye Trucking.“With debris on the ground from thousands of destroyed homes, these vehicles will allow us to serve in places our mobile kitchens cannot,” said Lt. Col. Robert Thomson, Salvation Army Northern Division Commander. “We thank Polaris for this incredible gift. These vehicles will allow us to serve more people in crisis.”

Polaris to Sponsor Mystik Lubricants Terracross Championship

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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."

The 2013 General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris

Premiers June 8 on SPEED Channel
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Minneapolis, May 14, 2013- The 2013 General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris will premiere on SPEED Channel, Saturday, June 8, at 9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PST. This special two-hour primetime television show captures the most dynamic and thrilling off-road racing on the planet, at the most prestigious and challenging off-road race in America.This year, more than 250 race teams battled the brutal 400-mile Mint 400 desert racecourse. The competition was fierce and full of drama, suspense, and back-and-forth clashes in all 20 classes of vehicles from the fast-growing Pro UTV Class, all the way to the million dollar Unlimited Trophy Trucks. The overall lead changed seven times, and less than half of the competitors finished the punishing race.

RZRs Dominate at WORCS Round 5

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Minneapolis, May 13, 2013- 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.The “SxS Production 700” class has seen an influx of RZR 570s racing this year and the four entered would finish one through four out of seven starters. Polaris Racer Cody Rahders, would have a tough run but fight his way back with a crippled car to take a second place. Holz Racers Haagsma and Bunyea in their RZR 570s would finish first and third. Rahders is sitting third in points, behind Bunyea and Haagsma, after having to take a round off. 

Coastal Racing Takes the Silver State 300

RZRs take two Podium spots
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Minneapolis, May 6, 2013–After a win at the last Best in the Desert Race, The Mint 400, Holz Coastal Racing’s Scott Kiger and Mark Holz in their No. 1934 RZR XP 900 would line up for the Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 with hopes to make it two in a row and their second Silver State 300 win. When the dust settled, they would not disappoint. With Cognito Powersports and their RZR XP 4 900 getting the nod to start first, the teams would have to work hard through the typical high-speed, dusty conditions to overtake the leader. Coastal Racing would start right after Brandon Schueler’s Jagged X No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900 setting up a speed dual to take over the lead. With Kiger driving the morning half, he would pass Schueler and all but one of the remaining cars that started in front of him, Cognito. Holz would take over for the second half of the race and suffer a couple flats moving him back to third, and putting the No. 1919 in second behind Cognito. With Cognito sitting with a 7-minute lead and Jagged X and Coastal running neck-and-neck, Cognito would suffer a clutch failure ending their reign and setting up an exciting finish between Jagged X and Coastal Racing. In the last miles of the race, Holz in the Coastal car would make his move finish first with Schueler in the No. 1919 finishing second.  

RZRs Shine at WORCS, GNCC

RZRs fill the podium in both series
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Minneapolis, 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.

Bobcat and Polaris co-developed commercial utility vehicles

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To celebrate the launch of the first Bobcat and Polaris co-developed commercial utility vehicles, Bobcat Executives Richard Goldsbury, Mike Ballweber, Chuck Krause and Brad Claus joined Polaris Executives Bennett Morgan, David Longren and Marc Tullemans, at Polaris’ assembly plant in Milford, Iowa to see the first vehicles roll off the assembly line. The vehicles, branded as Bobcat 3600 and 3650, and Polaris BRUTUS™ models, are the outcome of a strategic alliance formed in 2009 between the two companies. The celebration concluded with lunch for the teams responsible for developing and assembling the new vehicles.

Polaris Acquires Aixam Mega

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 MINNEAPOLIS (April 11, 2013) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today announced the acquisition of A.M. Holding S.A.S., which operates under the name Aixam Mega S.A.S., a privately owned company based in Aix-les-Bains, France which manufactures and sells enclosed on-road quadricycles and light duty commercial vehicles in Europe.   The acquisition of Aixam Mega significantly strengthens Polaris’ existing small vehicle portfolio, which includes GEM and Goupil vehicles, and enhances the profitability and growth potential of Polaris in the EMEA region.“Aixam Mega is an excellent fit with Polaris and offers a unique opportunity for us to expand our small vehicle platform and accelerate international growth,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO.  “We are committed to positioning Polaris as a global leader in the growing small vehicle market and this investment reaffirms Polaris’ commitment to building a global business capable of delivering long-term, profitable growth.  Consistent with our recently announced plan to build a new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland, the Aixam Mega business acquisition is indicative of our confidence in EMEA to be a contributor to Polaris’ pursuit of productivity, innovation and growth. ”  

RZR XP 900 raffled for Moore Family

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At this year’s High Lifter Mud Nationals, Polaris donated a RZR XP 900 to raffle in memory of Caleb Moore. The unit was dressed with donations from other companies including High Lifter wheels and tires, Pro Armor doors, a Kicker audio system and a Toyskinz Caleb Moore replica wrap. Fly gear provided gear for two people and Rockstar Energy Drink donated Rockstar for a year to the winner. With the Moore family in attendance, Colten Moore drew the winning ticket, who was Austin Hopkins of Kilgore, Texas. The raffle raised $14,400 for the Moore family.

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