Minneapolis, April 7, 2009 –Polaris was on the gas at GNCC Round 4, “The Big Buck,” in Union, SC. Reigning Side-by-Side Champ, Polaris/National Guard/Yokley Racing, William Yokley, continued his winning ways in the first race of the Side-by-Side series, taking the “Open Modified” class in his RANGER RZR; and Polaris/Rath Racing, Frank Batista, piloted his Sportsman 850 XP EPS for a third place in the “4x4 Open” class.
Batista now sits in fifth in the “4x4 Open” class for the series, with teammate Daryl Rath in third. Yokley is gearing for a second Side-by-Side championship with his RANGER RZR and has started strong for the 2009 season.
The next GNCC race is Acerbis Loretta Lynn’s, April 18-19, in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use.
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 Small-Cap 600 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories, is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.