Minneapolis, Oct 20, 2010– A RANGER RZR 4, piloted by Polaris Regional Sales Manager Matt Parks, took first place both days and first overall, in the Pro UTV Class, at the Best In The Desert, Blue Water Desert Challenge this past weekend, in Parker, Arizona.
The Holz-built RANGER RZR 4, nicknamed the “Baja Bobsled,” worked flawlessly and was victorious over 18 other UTVs, one of the largest UTV entries in premier desert racing in some time. Parks and co-pilot Polaris District Sales Manager Bryce Wernsman endured limited visibility from dust and unbelievably deep silt areas on the track that the RANGER RZR 4 hammered through with no problem.
“This was our first race for the newly-built race RANGER RZR 4,” said Parks. “The car ran great both days and it was really fast, particularly in the rough. It was a great weekend and a fantastic outcome.”
The race RANGER RZR 4 was made possible by Walker Evans Racing, Holz Racing Products, Maxxis Tires (zero flats), Mastercraft Safety, Kroyer Racing Engines, Utendorfer Graphics, Muzzys, PURE Polaris Lubricants, the WWCBG, and was supported by the Baja Bobsled Chase Team (Bill Abshier of Valley Cycle Motorsports, Jason Spiess, Todd Douglass, and Danny Flowers).
Photo Credit: UTVunderground.com
With annual 2009 sales of $1.6 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 and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood vehicle.
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.