Minneapolis, September 10, 2008 - Polaris Industries today announced Polaris Racing will support the Yokley Racing/National Guard race team for the 2009 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) season.
"We're excited to add the Yokley Racing/National Guard race team to our 2009 Outlaw racing roster," said Eric Nault, race team manager for Polaris. "Along with being a great racer, Yokley is an all-American guy who appeals to our core consumer and he, as well as the National Guard, complements Polaris' culture of being an American manufacturer. This partnership puts us in a great position to compete for the championship in the Pro XC1 class and Pro-Am XC2 class for 2009."
Multi-time Pro and Pro Production GNCC Winner, William Yokley started racing the Polaris RANGER RZR during the 2008 GNCC season and currently leads the UTV Open Modified Class. For 2009, Yokley will race the new Outlaw 450 MXR in the Pro Class and continue to race the RANGER RZR. Yokley's teammate, Mark Notman, will race the Outlaw 450 MXR in the Pro-Am Class.
With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the Polaris RANGER(tm), 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 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 and touring 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 are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.