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Polaris/Rath Sportsman 850 XP –Back to Back Wins!

Minneapolis, MN (08/06/09) Factory Polaris/Rath/Duro Rider Daryl Rath spent the weekend collecting wins on the Sportsman 850 XP.

The winning weekend was started Saturday, Aug 1, at the OMA National being held at the legendary Millville MX track, in Minnesota. The Millville track is well known for hosting the Outdoor Bike Nationals but was perfect for a little cross country action as well. Taking the opportunity of summer break from the GNCC’s Polaris and Rath are busy getting some additional testing and development done on their race bikes. Taking the win, along with placing sixth overall in the morning class, left Rath ready for Sunday. “I think this is the best the bike has felt all season, we have dug in hard to put together a winning program and that effort is starting to show with the results.” said Rath.

The winning didn’t stop there! Saturday night, the team made the trip to Decatur, IA, for Round 5 of the IATVHSS race held on Sunday.  “The IATVHSS Series is one I really enjoy racing. The people, the tracks and the rider turnout is hard to beat.  I have been wanting a win there for quite some time and it was a great feeling to put the Sportsman XP back on the podium,” said Rath.

“Rath Racing has been instrumental in the success of the Sportsman 850 XP in its inaugural year on the race circuits,” said Eric Nault, Polaris race team manager. “Polaris appreciates the time and effort the team has invested in preparing and dialing in the quad and is excited for the second half of the racing season.”

Polaris/Rath/Duro Team Partners and valuable sponsors- Polaris Industries – Rath Racing – Duro Tire – Fox Shox –Fly Racing- FMF Exhausts -DWT Douglas Wheel Technologies– Janssen Motorsports -  RPM- Fly Racing  – S&S Cycle Inc. -Hinson Clutch Components - Xstream Composites- Precision Racing Products – Pure Polaris Lubricants & Fuels – WPS – QuadTech –– Powermadd – Tireballs – Faast Co. – Scott Goggles – PEP –– K&N Filters – Moto X Nutrition- Team Industries –Rebel Gears –DP Brakes – MedZone Products - Klotz Products- AEM Exposed Magazine-CV Products

About Polaris
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.

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.


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