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Minneapolis, Sept. 14, 2009 – Daryl Rath showed he was hard at work dialing in his Sportsman 850 XP with EPS during the GNCC Summer Break by taking third in the “4x4 Open” class at Unadilla. After one of the most exciting Utility races all season with the top three riders finishing only seconds apart. Rath sits in second in the GNCC series standings for his class, only 21 points out of first, with three races to go.

Unadilla seems to be known for rainy, muddy and cold races with this past weekend being no exception; it didn’t look good with rain clouds settling in on Thursday and Friday. Mother Nature surprised everybody with a much needed break in the rain when it was time to go racing.

Starting on the way outside Rath’s line to the first turn gave him some trouble putting him back as far as eighth place. That didn’t hold Rath back for long as he worked his way through the pack of riders to take over the lead. Leading for a good portion of the race the epic battle was on, with the leaders swapping leads almost every corner on the last lap this race was going to come down to the “luck” of picking the right line to take home the win. Luck just wasn’t on Rath’s side this time but he is looking forward to the next round.

” We have been dialing and testing this bike all season and this race proved we are definitely headed in the right direction. I am not finished yet as I am excited to continue dialing this bike in as I work towards my personal goal of putting this Polaris Sportsman 850 XP on top,” said Rath. “This was one of the closest Utility races of the season and I think I can say we all had the best time battling it out on that track.”

Rath Racing’s newest team member Lynn Sather showed what he was made of, with a successful first event on his Sportsman 850 XP with EPS bringing home a fourth place finish in the “4x4 Open” class.

Rath continues to make great strides during the Sportsman 850’s inaugural race year,” said Eric Nault, race team manager for Polaris. “We look forward to a strong finish to the 2009 GNCC race year.”

The next GNCC Race is the Moose Yadkin Valley Stomp, in Yadkinville, NC, September 26-27.

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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.

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