Team High Lifter-Polaris Racing Shine at Mud Nationals
Minneapolis, April 25, 2008 – Team High Lifter-Polaris Racing had a great showing at the 2008 High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals, held at Mud Creek Off-Road Park, in Jacksonville, Texas.
The week long extravaganza featured spectacular mud riding, special events, competitions and entertainment.
In the Supertrapp Mud Bog competition, Maggie Robertson took first place in the “Polaris Mud Chic Open” class on her Sportsman 800 and her husband, Brian, took second out of 65 entries in the “Pro Series” class on his Sportsman 800. JW Otwell and his Sportsman 500 took third place in both the “Bogger” and “Pro Series B” classes. Kelly Knutson and Jesse Johnson took top honors out of 20 entries in the “RUV” class in their bog-dominating RANGER RZR.
For the Maxxis Mudda Cross competition, Randy Miller blazed through the bog on his Sportsman 500 for a first-place finish in the “500cc or Less” class with teammate, JW Otwell finishing second with his Sportsman 500. Miller also took third in the “Open” class on a Sportsman 800. Trey Thomas and his Sportsman 800 X2 took second out of 90 entries in the “501cc & Up” class and Jesse Johnson took third out of 14 in the “RUV” class on his RANGER RZR.
The RANGER CREW also made its Mud Nationals debut as part of the EPI Endurance Challenge. The six-man team entered the race on an exhibition basis and ended up posting the fastest time and was one of nine of the 18 entrants that finished the race. The race result was a true testament to RANGER CREW’s power and ruggedness.
The team’s next outing is the Texas Mudfest, at Gator Park, in Longview, Texas, on May 1-4. For more information on Team High Lifter-Polaris Racing see their official site at http://www.highlifter.com/content/teamhlpol.aspx .
About High Lifter
High Lifter Products, Inc. has been developing and marketing unique, after-market accessories for utility, 4-wheel drive ATVs since 1996. In this short time, the company has grown from a one-man, backyard hobby into a 35 employee, multi-million dollar corporation. High Lifter operates from a 21,000 square foot building located in Shreveport, Louisiana, which includes a showroom, warehouse, performance shop, and executive offices. The website, www.highlifter.com, is visited by over 200,000 unique visitors per month, and includes a full product catalog, a chat room and forum, games, and many more informative and entertaining features.
With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the Polaris RANGER™, 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.