Polaris Announces 2008 RANGER Race Teams
Minneapolis, March 13,
2008 – With more opportunities in 2008 to
race side by sides, Polaris RANGER hopes to
continue their 2007 successes. Polaris will have
RANGER race teams competing in the Grand
National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off
Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the
Desert (BITD), Champion Off Road Racing (CORR),
M4SX Side x Side Nationals, SCORE International
and Mud racing.
“The expansion of our RANGER race team is part
of our commitment to side by side racing,” said
Craig Scanlon, product line sales manager for
Polaris. “With the addition of RANGER RZR and
its race successes, 2007 was a break out year
for us and we are excited to see what 2008
Dragonfire Racing, Jagged X, Mafia Industries
and Dana Creech will tear up the CORR track with
their RANGER RZRs. All will race the “Mod
Dragonfire Racing sponsors include: Polaris,
Makita, Monster Energy, ITP, PRP, Fox Shocks and
Jagged X sponsors include Polaris, CR Designs,
UTV Offroad Magazine, Vision X Off Road
Lighting, Jet Trim Seats, OMF Performance, DJ
Safety and Mountain States Contracting.
Mafia Industries sponsors include, Polaris, Good
Year, Alba, Schampa, Dirt Skins, PRP, SRT Race
Wheels, Radflo shocks, Gear One, UTV Off-Road
Magazine (formally Cart Wheelin'), Pro Armor,
CRB and SIMPSON.
Best in the Desert and M4SX Side x Side
After an awesome 2007 and great start to 2008,
Jagged X and
Mafia Industries will race their
RANGER RZRs in the Best in the Desert series.
Jagged X dominated Best in the Desert for 2007,
finishing first in the 2007 Class Champ Chase.
Mafia Industries started off the 2008 BITD
season with a bang taking first in the Parker
“250.” Mafia Industries also will race
MS4SX Side x Side Nationals at Lake Elsinore MX
William Yokley, a multi-time Pro and Pro
Production GNCC Winner on quads, hopes to bring
his winning ways to the new GNCC side by side
class on the industry’s hottest ride. Yokley
will race a RANGER RZR in the 701-850 UTV
Modified class. He is sponsored by The Army
National Guard, Rocky Mountain ATV, Polaris
Industries, ITP Tires, Elka Suspension, Roll
Design, HMF Exhaust Systems, IMS/Roll, Tire
Balls, Andrews Cycle, Douglas Wheel Technology,
Baldwin Motorsports, CGR, O’Neal Clothing,
Panolin Lubricants, IMS, Hinson, 317 Graphics,
Intense Fabrication & Design, Tsubaki Chains,
Hardkor, Shoei Helmets, Axcaliber Axles,
Streamline and Powermadd.
Straight off his 2007 victory in the 701-850 UTV
Modified class, at the inaugural GNCC side by
side race at last year’s Ironman, Dana Creech is
back in his RANGER RZR for the 2008 season.
Creech will, once again, race the 701-850 UTV
In addition to Doug Eichner, Dana Creech will
blaze a trail with his
RANGER RZR on the WORCS
circuit. Creech will race the “Rhino Mod” class.
Team Highlifter-Polaris Racing will be back in
full swing after a dominating 2007 season. The
team will be racing both RANGER XPs and RANGER
RZRs in Bogger, Pro Series A, Pro Series B, Open
and Mud Chic classes in at least eight races.
Team Highlifter-Polaris Racing also races
Polaris Sportsman ATVs. The team is sponsored by
Polaris Industries, Warn Industries, SuperTrapp,
Dayco and Bayou Snorkels.
With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris
designs, engineers, manufactures and markets
all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the
Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory
motorcycles for recreational and utility use.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the
snowmobile industry, one of the largest
manufacturers of all terrain recreational,
utility and side-by-side vehicles (ATVs) in the
world, and rapidly making impressive in-roads
into the motorcycle cruiser and touring
marketplace under the Victory® brand. The
Victory motorcycle division was established in
1998 representing the first all-new
American-made motorcycle from a major company in
nearly 60 years. 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 are available from authorized
Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris