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Polaris Sponsors Mafia Industries RANGER RZR Race Team
Team Mafia will race RANGER RZR in 2007

Team Mafia Industries Race RZR
Team Mafia Industries Race RZR

Minneapolis, Aug. 23, 2007 – Polaris Industries today announced Mafia Industries is its newest factory sponsored race team for the RANGER RZR. The partnership couples one of the industry leaders in short course racing with the hottest high performance side by side on the market.

“We are excited to add Mafia Industries to our growing list of factory sponsored race teams.” said Craig Scanlon, Product Line Sales Manager for the Polaris Side by Side Division. “The RANGER RZR’s power, performance and responsiveness coupled with Mafia’s racing and technical expertise will guarantee success on the short course.”

Team Mafia will consist of three racers and a complete support staff which includes:

Team owner/Mgr, Jeff Smith
Driver 1, Chad "Rockstar" Mittag-Been riding most of his life and is the only person to clear the 70 foot triple at Lake Elsinore. 
Driver 2, Travis "Pinky" Peterson-Team Mafia’s first driver and very influential in getting short track racing started.
Driver 3, Corey "T-Rex" Macomber-Newest member of Team Mafia and is an ex-Pro Motocross rider.

Team Support

Jeff Smith - Owner
Nik Gerdel
Doug Mittag
Sal Marchese
Jerrod Hovis
Doug Hovis
Joe Clark
Rod Swaney
Dave Heine

“Polaris getting involved in UTV racing is huge for the industry,” said Jeff Smith, owner/manager of Team Mafia. “We are very excited to be a part of Team Polaris. The RZRs are the best side x side’s on the market and we can’t wait to hit the track with them”

Team Mafia will be racing their short-course modified RANGER RZR in the CORR Racing Series. Their first race in the RZR is Antelope Valley, Sept. 15-16.

About Mafia Industries
Mafia Industries is part of Demon Fabrication, Inc. We have been in business for 5 years. We started building long travel sand cars and jumped into the UTV market about 2 years ago. Jeff started the business and Chad joined as Shop manager and lead fabricater. About 2 years later we brought Sal in as Office manager. The last 2 years the 3 of us have built one of the best UTV shops in the country. Along with Travis Peterson , we started the short coarse racing at Lake Elsinore MX Park. Which is now catching on all over the country.

About Polaris
With annual 2006 sales of $1.7 Billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Victory motorcycles and the Polaris RANGER for recreational and utility use.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs 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

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