MINNEAPOLIS, MN – November 15, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Just a few weeks after winning the GNCC “Open Modified” UTV Championship in his National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing RANGER RZR XP 900, William Yokley took the WORCS Racing “Side-by-Side 1” Championship his first year racing the series.
“We, once again, would like to congratulate William on another championship,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris Racing. “Both William and teammate Scott Kiger have been very dedicated to developing and racing the RANGER RZR XP 900 and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”
The last side-by-side WORCS race of the season was hosted at Speed World MX, in Surprise Arizona. Yokley only needed to finish in the top eight to clinch the championship so he planned to be a little less aggressive than usual. It was a good thing he had a points cushion because his day did not go as planned and he ended up finishing ninth but was still able to clutch the championship by a few points. His teammate, Scott Kiger finished seventh after helping Yokley. Polaris was represented on the podium with RJ Anderson and his Walker Evans Racing, Polaris, Holz RANGER RZR XP 900 taking first and Phillip Martin taking second.
Yokley Racing sponsors are: The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries, Coastal Racing, DragonFire Racing, Kenda Tires, Monavie, EXIT Suspension, Roll Design, XC Bobs.com, Douglas Wheel Technology, HMF Exhaust Systems, Moto Pro Training, SHIFT Riding Gear, Tsubaki Chains, IMS/Roll, CV4 Hoses, ATVRiders.com, Tireballs, Precision Racing Products, G-4 Graphics, SCOTT USA Goggles, IMS, Hygh Octane Designs, Bowers Motorsports, TanTerra Wines, Tusk Off-Road, Baldwin Motorsports, K&N Filters, RPM Axles, KG Clutches, PowerMadd and Fluidyn Powersports.
With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris Industries Inc.® designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high-quality vehicles for recreational and utility use. A recognized leader in the power sports industry, Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® side-by-sides. The company has established a strong presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycles market as well, through Victory Motorcycles® (introduced in 1998) and the newly acquired Indian Motorcycle® brand. In addition, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road low speed vehicle industry through its internally developed Breeze® neighborhood vehicle and the recent acquisition of Global Electric Motorcars® (GEM). Polaris enhances the riding experience for all vehicle groups with a complete line of Pure Polaris® parts, apparel and accessories, which are 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 Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel, and vehicle accessories is available at www.polaris.com, as well as at authorized Polaris dealerships.