Polaris Snocross Racers Are Focused on Thanksgiving Weekend Season Opener

Nov. 05, 2007 By Press Release

MEDINA, MN (Nov. 5, 2007) – Polaris snocross racers are eagerly looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend, but not because of turkey dinners and football.

No, the high-flying Polaris snocross racers have circled that weekend on their calendars because it's the traditional WPSA season-opening event at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota. Racing will take place Friday through Sunday, November 23-25, as the WPSA kicks off its eight-race national schedule.

The Polaris snocross race teams have good reason for optimism as they approach this coming season. First off, they have the momentum provided by last season's domination of the premier WPSA classes. Polaris racers won the Pro Open, Pro Stock and Pro Women's titles last winter and earned more podium positions than racers on any other brand of sled.

Plus, the Polaris racers head into the new season on the new 600 IQ® Race Sled, which features an improved version of the race-proven IQ chassis and a powerful new Liberty® 600 engine.


Race fans will see a new Polaris Racing technical support transporter on the WPSA race circuit this winter. The sharp-looking 18-wheeler carries machine shop equipment as well as an assortment of race sled parts. Polaris Racing support technicians use the rig as a workshop to assist Polaris racers.

The transporter also provides Polaris Racing personnel with an on-site work space where they can conduct meetings and formulate race strategy.

To keep track of the Polaris snocross racers' results this coming winter, visit the Polaris Racing page inside the Polaris website:

The WPSA conducts a series of national races as well as state and regional racing in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The true first race of the new season will be a MN State Series event November 17-18 in Fertile, Minnesota. Here is the WPSA National schedule (subject to change):

November 23-25, 2007
AMSOIL Duluth National
Spirit Mountain, Duluth, Minnesota

January 11-13, 2008
Air Force Canterbury Snocross
Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota
• This is a Double Header Weekend with two sets of Pro races

January 18-20, 2008
West Yellowstone National
West Yellowstone, Montana
• This is a Double Header Weekend with two sets of Pro races
• Races are held at the old airport on the edge of town

January 24-27, 2008
ESPN Winter X Games 12
Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado
• This is an annual invitational, non-points event

February 8-10, 2008
Eastern Championship (New York)
• Details to be announced

February 16-17, 2008
Ski-Doo Grand Prix de Valcourt
Valcourt, Quebec, Canada
• Racers will compete on a .65-mile snocross track

February 23-24, 2008
RydeFX World Championship Snocross
Sarnia, Ontario
• Racing will take place at the Hiawatha Horse Track & Entertainment Centre

March 8-9, 2008
BIR National
Brainerd, Minnesota
• Racing will take place on a snocross track built at the famous race facility

March 14-16, 2008
Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
• Racing is run at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa (the former Playboy Club!)

April 5-6
MN/WI Border Battle/CJ Ramstad Memorial
Spirit Mountain, Duluth, Minnesota
• This non-points special event is named in honor of the late snowmobile journalist C.J. Ramstad

About Polaris
With annual 2006 sales of $1.7 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Victory motorcycles and the Polaris RANGER 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. The Victory Motorcycles division, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, is rapidly making impressive inroads 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.

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