Minneapolis, March 21, 2012– With GNCC and WORCS races this past weekend, Polaris’ factory racers were out in full force doing what they do best, winning.
The GNCC UTV race season kicked off this weekend in Washington, Georgia and Polaris’ factory sponsored race teams all finished in the top five. National Guard/Polaris/ Coastal/Yoshimura/DragonFire/Yokley Racing Team Driver William Yokley took the checkered flag in his RZR XP 900 in the XC1 Modified Class with National Guard/Polaris/Coastal/Yoshimura/Yokley Racing Team Driver Scott Kiger finishing third. Polaris’ newest sponsored team, Team Hendershot, and their new RZR XP 900 took fourth despite some setbacks and Rath Racing finished fifth.
In WORCS, Walker Evans/Polaris Racing’s RJ Anderson was back on top at Round 3, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Anderson took the checkered flag in the SxS Production 1000 class with Beau Baron finishing second. RANGER RZRs dominated the class taking the top 13 finishes and Anderson regained the points lead in the series with the win.
“It is nice to kick off the season with such a strong start” said Donna Beadle, Polaris Race Team Manager. “We congratulate all our teams on their successes this past weekend and look forward to another exciting year.”
The next GNCC UTV race will be Big Buck, in Union, SC, April 14-15, and the next WORCS race will be the Speed World MX, in Surprise, Arizona, April 13-15.
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