- Dodge Poelman Wins Second Consecutive Best in the Desert Race with Desert Victory at UTV World Championship
- Shelby Anderson Dominates Production Class Short Course at UTV World Championship
- Wayne & Kristen Matlock Win SCORE Season Openers at San Felipe 250 in the Turbo and Production Class, respectively
Minneapolis (April 11, 2018) – Polaris RZR® Factory Racing continued its unprecedented 2018 season with a dominant performance at the UTV World Championship and the SCORE season opener at the San Felipe 250.
Polaris RZR Factory Racing secured victories across eight UTV classes over the weekend. At the UTV World Championship, Polaris RZR Factory Racing picked up class sweeps in both youth races along with wins in the production 1000 (class sweep), 900, and 700/800 short course classes. On the desert racing side, wins were also added to the total in the Production 1000 and Sportsman classes. To round out the weekend RZR added two more wins in San Felipe at the SCORE season opener in both the Turbo and Production (class sweep) races.
“Securing our second win in a row coming out of the Mint 400 is a huge accomplishment for us and Polaris,” said Kristen Matlock, Polaris RZR Factory Racing athlete. “Being a part of a team that was able to capture eight UTV class wins this race weekend is very special and proves why RZR is the most dominant force in the industry.”
“Hats off again to the incredible performances from everyone involved at Polaris and all of our Polaris RZR Factory Racing team members,” said Matt Boone, RZR and GENERAL Marketing Director at Polaris. “Each day, we pride ourselves on building a winning culture and team, and these victories are a testament to the team’s dedication and unrelenting commitment to excellence.”
Saturday’s victories continue the Polaris RZR Factory Racing team’s incredible victory streak that includes top podium finishes at every major race to date. This weekend’s 23 podiums and four class sweeps add to the team’s 23 wins and 60 podiums on the young 2018 season.
The Polaris RZR Factory Racing team will look to build on its success when it returns to competition at the Silver State 300 on May 6.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerica Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.