Polaris Sportsman 850
XP EPS and RANGER RZR Podium at WORCS
Minneapolis, January 29, 2008 –Don Higbee,
Owner of Karst Motorsports, a Polaris dealership
in Casper, Wyoming, hit the podium at the first
WORCS race of the year in Phoenix, Ariz., on
Higbee was aboard a brand-new,
off-the-showroom floor Sportsman 850 XP EPS in
the “Utility Class.” He led the first 2.75 laps
of the four-lap race and then encountered minor
technical difficulties with his kill switch.
Higbee finished three seconds behind race winner
and Karst Motorsports Teammate Jason Miller.
“This was my first race aboard a Sportsman
850 XP. The power steering was amazing and the
fact that we took a stock model to a podium
finish the first time out is a testament to the
quality and performance of the Polaris
Sportsman,” said Higbee. “This was our
first WORCS race and we were really impressed by
the WORCS staff, the track and everyone
associated with the event, it was a great time.
We look forward to running more WORCS races and
a few GNCCs this year.”
In other Polaris WORCs news, Mark Holz and
his RANGER RZR took the overall win in the UTV
classes. Holz cruised to the finish line about
two minutes and 30 seconds in front of the
second place finisher.
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