Minneapolis, Nov. 29, 2007 - The Polaris Outlaw continues to flex its muscle in the racing world, this time by finishing the longest Baja 1000 on its first attempt.
Hancock Racing, consisting of Jeff Hancock, Josh Edwards, Nick Nelson, Brandon Brown, Shane Strunk and Shiloh Strunk, finished the grueling, 1296-mile race in fifth place in the Pro ATV class. The team ran most of the race in third until an engine issue plagued the team in the last 250 miles.
"Finishing the longest Baja 1000 on our first try is a huge accomplishment," said Joel Notaro, project engineer for Polaris. "I'd like to thank the team for their dedication to Polaris' racing efforts and hard work prepping and piloting the Outlaw 525 IRS to its finish."
Hancock Racing is sponsored by:
Fox Racing Shox
Star Island Motorsports
Alba Action Sports
Precision Racing Products
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 motorcycle cruiser 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.