Minneapolis, February 16, 2010 – The RANGER RZR continued its winning ways by sweeping the podium at Pit Bull Tires King of the Hammers race. With a field double the size of last year’s, and five manufacturers represented, the RANGER RZR dominated the 58-mile race that featured a variety of terrain including flat lake beds, steep rocky canyons to brutally-rough desert sections.
First place went to defending champion and solo racer, Mitch Guthrie. Guthrie piloted his No. 555 RANGER RZR across the finish line ahead of RANGER RZR No. 11 piloted by Kyle Knosp. In third, was Brandon Schueler with the No. 1919 Jagged X/Polaris Racing rock RANGER RZR that was featured on the TV show, Destination Polaris.
King of the Hammers is a week full of off-road fun that continues to grow each year with spectators and competitors coming from all over the world. The King of the Hammers Side-by-Side race took place on Thursday, February 1, the day before the full-size buggy main event.
With annual 2009 sales of $1.6 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER(r), snowmobiles and Victory Motorcycles(r) 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(r) 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.