Monday, January 16, 2017

Pro UTV Racing - Team Challenge

 Pro UTV Racing was introduced in 2016 by its Founders, Jeremy Forsyth and Joey Beck, as an added line up to the already popular Pro Rock and Mega Truck Series.

With the growing sport of UTV racing in the last few years these guys have knocked it out of the park with the first ever "Team Challenge" event!

How it works:

5 Teams of 6 Racers compete in 4 different styles of racing; Endurance Relay, Short Course, Hill Climb and Knockout.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Team RZR Off to a Winning Start for 2017 Racing Season

Mitch Guthrie Jr. takes Best in the Desert UTV Winter Nationals
Minneapolis, Jan. 11, 2017 – Team RZR kept the winning momentum going at the first Best in the Desert (BITD) race of 2017, the UTV Winter Nationals in Parker, Ariz. Cool, wet weather made for a fast course, devoid of the typical desert dust, and Polaris Factory racers came out of the gate gunning for the lead.
Polaris teammates Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Branden Sims battled at the front of the pack for most of the 5-hour race. Sims commented that he felt like he was running the race as a short-course race as he fought to stay out front during the first lap.
Mitch Guthrie Jr. pulled ahead of Sims, crossing the finish line first overall among UTVs, and securing the first-place win in the Pro Turbo Class. Guthrie Jr. and Polaris are thrilled to start with desert racing season with such a dominant performance.

“This is such an awesome way to start off the 2017 season,” said Guthrie Jr. “Thanks to my family, friends, sponsors and co-dog Kurtis Elliott.”
Sims finished third overall, starting his 2017 season with a solid podium finish and points, as he looks to defend his 2016 Pro Turbo Class championship.
Brandon Schueler rounded out Team RZR‘s presence in the top 10 in the Pro Turbo Class, finishing seventh among the highly competitive field.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

RCV Performance Announces 1-Piece Prop Shaft For The Polaris RZR

 ROCKFORD, IL. (January 12, 2017) – RCV Performance Products specializes in industry leading quality parts for countless motorsports applications from Ultra4 race cars, Pro4 trucks, to trail Jeeps and Toyotas, and now UTVs.  All products from RCV are 100% Made in the USA, and are strength tested in-house. 
RCV Performance Products is introducing the all-new 1-piece prop shaft to our UTV line featuring new specially designed CVs at both ends. This design eliminates all vibration and carrier bearing noise with the Polaris XP1000 and XP Turbo! The RCV design eliminates any concern of carrier bearing failure or u-joint phasing.  The new RCV prop shaft is made from 0.120” wall 4130 chromoly tubing and 300M CV components that ensure strength.  Prop shaft and components are completely sealed and rebuildable.  A safety loop has been designed that bolts to the factory carrier bearing mount to contain the prop shaft.   Custom lengths available.
Pricing starts at $999.00
Part numbers:
2014-2017 XP1000: RZR-PS
2016-2017 XP Turbo: RZR-PST
For information on this product, please call us at 815-877-7473, email us at, or visit us online at

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Polaris Announces New Off-Road Vehicles

Minneapolis, January 4, 2017Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced new ATV and Side-by-Side offerings. All vehicles will be available in dealerships in February.
Polaris GENERAL™
This past July, Polaris revolutionized the off-road experience with the introduction of RIDE COMMAND™. Launched on the RZR® XP 1000 EPS Velocity Blue Limited Edition and as an accessory for select RZR vehicles, the system enables riders to connect with other riders and provides centralized, seamless device control, including integration with mobile phones, cameras and audio.
Due to the popularity of RIDE COMMAND, Polaris is extending the technology to its Polaris GENERAL line of vehicles with the introduction of the Polaris GENERAL 1000 EPS RIDE COMMAND Edition Black Pearl. Pairing the unmatched adventure of Polaris GENERAL with RIDE COMMAND will elevate the user’s off-road experience by offering seamless integration of off-road technology, and the ability to chart and share adventures.

The RIDE COMMAND system includes the RIDE COMMAND mobile app and a weather-resistant, glove-touch RIDE COMMAND 7-in. display. The centralized display is the central hub for GPS mapping, listening to favorite music through Bluetooth® or AM/FM radio, controlling a GoPro® camera and to receive texts. In tandem with the RIDE COMMAND app, the display allows riders to track other riders in their group without needing to physically see them. The app also enables riders to map routes in advance, as well as track and share their ride directly to their social feed.
The Polaris GENERAL 1000 EPS RIDE COMMAND Edition Black Pearl features the RIDE COMMAND 7-in. display and several accessories that integrate into the system including front and rear cameras, and a MTX® Premium 8-Speaker Audio system. Other standard accessories include a front bumper, Polaris HD 4500 lb. Winch, Poly Sport Roof and FOX® QS3 Shocks. 

Polaris Engineered Accessories also is offering RIDE COMMAND 7-in display as an accessory for all Polaris GENERAL vehicles in spring of 2017.

Back by popular demand is the RANGER XP® 900 EPS, which includes premium Silver Pearl automotive style paint, aluminum wheels and standard electronic power steering (EPS). The RANGER 500 also is offered in Sage Green.

Polaris RZR®
Polaris RZR is offering several models in new colors, including:
·         RZR S 900 EPS Titanium Metallic

·         RZR 4 900 EPS Titanium Metallic

·         RZR S 1000 EPS Spectra Orange

  • RZR XP 1000 EPS White Lightning with Reflex Blue

  • RZR XP 4 1000 EPS White Lightning with Reflex Blue

Sportsman is launching a few models in new colors including:
·         Sportsman 570 Velocity Blue

·         Sportsman 570 SP Matte Sagebrush Green

·         Sportsman 850 SP Radar Blue

About Polaris
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and 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 sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence globally in adjacent markets with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Polaris Industries Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Transamerican Auto Parts

Polaris Industries Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Transamerican Auto Parts
    • Vertically integrated, multi-channel market leader in Off-Road Jeep and truck aftermarket accessories with sales of approximately $740 million and significant growth potential
    • Highly complementary products serving off-road enthusiast customers; extends Polaris market reach
    • Compelling financial benefits, including significant synergy opportunities
    • Expected accretion to earnings per share, excluding purchase accounting/acquisition costs, for the full year 2017
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 12, 2016) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) (“Polaris” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transamerican Auto Parts Company (“TAP”), a privately held, vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, retailer and installer of off-road Jeep and truck accessories, for an aggregate consideration of $665 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. After adjusting for the $115 million estimated net present value of future tax benefits, the purchase price implies a multiple of approximately 9.0 times TAP’s EBITDA for the 12 months ended September 30, 2016.
 TAP is a leader in the highly fragmented and growing $10+ billion Jeep and truck accessory market. TAP sells and installs an extensive line of accessories for Jeep and truck enthusiasts, including products manufactured under its seven proprietary, industry-leading aftermarket brands: PRO COMP®, RUBICON EXPRESS, SMITTYBILT®, POISON SPYDER™, G2™, LRG® and TRAIL MASTER®. TAP is the largest retailer and installer in the North American market, selling through its own retail and on-line network while also supporting numerous independent accessory retailers/installers.
For the last 12 months ended September 30, 2016, TAP generated approximately $740 million in sales, and from 2012 through 2015, achieved compound annual sales growth of 15 percent and compound annual EBITDA growth of 17 percent.
 “We are excited to add TAP’s market leading multi-channel business, proprietary brands, proven management team and experienced employees to the Polaris portfolio,” said Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott W. Wine. “This transaction is consistent with our long term strategy, provides us an immediate leadership position in a growing market, and allows us to accelerate Polaris’ growth and profitability. TAP’s products and services for customers in the off-road four-wheel-drive (‘4WD’) market correspond closely to our Off-Road Vehicle (‘ORV’) business. Further, by broadening TAP’s proprietary product lines, expanding its retail and distribution footprint, where appropriate, and cross-selling both companies’ extensive product offerings to a large combined installed base, we believe we will create significant value for our stakeholders. Our similar cultures, centered on innovative brands and performance, make TAP a great addition to Polaris’ expanding portfolio.”
 “Over the past 55 years, our employees have built a company that prides itself on serving our customers with
quality products at competitive prices,” said Greg Adler, TAP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We see
tremendous opportunity for further growth as we become an integral part of the Polaris organization. Combining
TAP with Polaris’ aftermarket brand portfolio facilitates significant synergies, while Polaris’ financial resources
provide the backing we need to pursue a variety of growth prospects we have identified across the organization.”
Strategic and Financial Benefits
    • Highly Complementary Product Lines: This acquisition creates a leading company across the 4WD offroad enthusiast market and extends Polaris’ presence in aftermarket accessories to attract new consumers to Polaris’ existing portfolio. In particular, TAP’s four-wheel-drive aftermarket products are highly complementary to Polaris ORV business.
    • Expanded Accessories Portfolio and New Product Innovation Capabilities: Significant opportunities exist to incorporate TAP’s considerable off-road product development expertise into the creation of innovative accessories and capabilities for Polaris Engineered product offerings, while utilizing Polaris’financial strength to accelerate TAP’s product development for its Jeep and truck customers.
    • Significant Growth Potential: TAP manufactures and sources seven proprietary brands and sells and distributes products through multiple channels, including 75 4Wheel Parts stores and two robust online platforms ( and TAP sells its brands, as well as more than 200 non-proprietary leading brands, through its own distribution channels and various independent retailers/installers. Polaris’ financial strength creates opportunities to accelerate TAP’s market penetration, and where appropriate, sell select Polaris aftermarket brands through TAP’s retail outlets.
    • Compelling Financial Benefits: The transaction is expected to be accretive to Polaris’ earnings per share, excluding purchase accounting/acquisition costs, for the full year 2017. The Company expects meaningful annual cost savings within three years following closing, primarily from efficiencies related to procurement, distribution, and expanded product offerings.
 The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by year-end 2016. Following the closing of the transaction, TAP will operate as a distinct business unit reporting to Steve Eastman, Polaris’ PG&A President. Polaris expects to fund the acquisition with borrowings under existing credit facilities.
 BofA Merrill Lynch acted as exclusive financial advisor to Polaris, and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP acted as Polaris’ legal advisor. Jefferies acted as lead financial advisor to Transamerican. Houlihan Lokey also served as financial advisor to TAP and Sullivan & Cromwell acted as TAP’s legal advisor.
Call and Webcast information
 Polaris Industries Inc. will host a conference call and webcast today at 8:00 a.m. central time to further discuss the TAP acquisition. The call will be hosted by Scott Wine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Mike Speetzen, Chief Financial Officer; and Bob Mack, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy. A slide presentation and link to the webcast will be posted on the Polaris Investor Relations website at To listen to the conference call by phone, dial 877-706-7543 in the U.S. and Canada, or 973-200-3967 internationally. The Conference ID is # 98314655.
A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call for a one-week period by accessing the same link on our website, or by dialing 855-859-2056 in the U.S. and Canada, or 404-537-3406 internationally.
About Polaris
 Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Victory® and 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 sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles.


                  Media Contact                                   Investor Contact
                  Kelly Basgen 763-519-1740               Richard Edwards 763-513-3477




Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release, including management’s expectations regarding the effective purchase price, financing of the purchase price, timing of closing, synergies and other benefits of the acquisition, and future performance of TAP and the combined companies are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include factors such as the proposed transaction may not be completed, or completed within the expected timeframe; costs relating to the proposed transaction may be greater than expected; the possibility that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant a necessary regulatory approval in connection with the proposed transaction; anticipated tax benefits may not be achieved by the Company; problems may arise in integrating the businesses of the two companies and the integration may not be successful; the combined companies may be unable to achieve the anticipated synergies or those benefits may take longer to realize than expected; the businesses of one or both companies may suffer as a result of uncertainties surrounding the proposed transaction including disruption of relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; increased competition and its effect on pricing; the combined companies may not perform as expected following the closing; and other risks beyond the control of either party. Investors are also directed to consider other risks and uncertainties discussed in documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any duty to any person to provide updates to its forward-looking statements.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Polaris RZR XP Turbo - Recall Notification

Today, Polaris announced that they have an approved corrective-action plan for its RZR XP Turbo vehicles, following the stop-sale/stop-ride advisory in late July.  Owners of model-year 2016 RZR XP Turbo vehicles can now contact their dealer to arrange for service, and Polaris will be giving all 2016 RZR XP Turbo owners an additional 12 months of warranty. 
In addition, all owners of recalled RZR 900 or 1000 vehicles who have their recall work completed by the end of 2016 will receive either a 12-month warranty extension for vehicles that were in warranty at the time of the recall, or a $250 voucher for accessories for vehicles that were out of warranty.  All owners with recalled RZRs also qualify for a $1,000 loyalty discount on the purchase of any Polaris side-by-side between now and the end of 2017.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

3rd Annual Idaho Dunes UTV Invasion Powered by Boondocker returns to St Anthony Sand Dunes Labor Day Weekend 2016.


7/26/16 St Anthony Idaho - The popular UTV Invasion Powered by Boondocker event, held annually in St Anthony Idaho will take place September 1st - 5th at the popular St Anthony Sand Dunes.  Idaho Dunes RV resort will serve as the host location featuring a concert stage, vendor row as well as onsite camping and amenities.

Attendees will enjoy a wide range of new and classic sponsored events throughout the weekend including guided group rides, concert, show’n shine, the infamous UTV teeter totter and new for this year, the Rugged Radios relay.  Contestants will be blindfolded and “coached” by a teammate using a Rugged Radios headset while driving through a low speed obstacle course.

“We’re working to make this event more affordable while still providing great value for our attendees” said event promoter Dave Kuskie.  “We really want to encourage duners and enthusiasts to venture out of Southern California, Oregon and other riding areas to experience the big dunes in St Anthony for themselves.”

The big dunes of St Anthony stretch nearly 12 miles and make up over 10,000 acres of the largest and tallest dunes in North America.  What St Anthony lacks in area, it more than makes up for in size. With incredibly tall dunes and bowls like Choke Cherry Hill and Devils Dune.

Organizers are pleased to announce that Can-Am will have it’s demo fleet of ATV and UTV vehicles on site and a long list of sponsors and vendors have stepped up to participate in this year’s event.  “Rugged Radios is covering the price of admission for every attendee and we’ve got new sponsors and vendors signing up every week” says Kuskie.  “We really want to make this the go-to UTV Event of the Year. Judging by the feedback we’ve received, we are well on our way.” 
For complete details, info on camping reservations and general questions please visit
About UTV Invasion Powered by Boondocker
UTV Invasion is a leading UTV and offroad event held annually at the St Anthony Sand Dunes in St Anthony Idaho.  In addition to 10,000 acres of open dune riding, the event includes a concert, show’n shine, guided rides, industry celebrity appearances, UTV Teeter Totter and more.  The event takes place at Idaho Dunes RV Resort every Labor Day weekend.