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Lack of snow depth causes USXC I-500 to change route


January 14, 2015

News Release Race Director Brian Nelson has made a decision to change the route of this year’s 2015 USXC Winnipeg to Willmar I-500. Because of the low snowfall the state has received, the conditions to run along the previously dictated route will not be possible, therefore, the route will be as follows: Wednesday,... Read more »

Spectro Oils back as sponsor of AMA Pro Flat Track rider group

January 14, 2015

News release Spectro Oils announced that it will once again support the AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79 and Friends in 2015. The organization is dedicated to AMA Pro Flat-Track Rookie’s Class of ’79: Wayne Rainey, Charlie Roberts, Tommy Duma, Ronnie Jones, Scott Parker, Jackie... Read more »

Polaris building new manufacturing plant in Alabama

January 13, 2015

News release Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) [on Friday] announced plans to build a new production facility in Huntsville, Alabama to provide additional capacity and flexibility as the company continues to experience rapid growth. Located Southwest of Huntsville City Center, the 600,000 square-foot... Read more »

McGraw Powersports Group hires new senior VP, director of sales

January 13, 2015

News Release Protection specialists McGraw Powersports Group add Cindy Roth as Senior Vice President of Sales & Distribution. She’s spent 10 years at The Hartford, with the last three years as the SW Division Executive. The addition of Roth brings new leadership to McGraw Powersports Group, with... Read more »

BRP announces departure of Ohrnberger


January 13, 2015

News release BRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) announced the departure of Gerd Ohrnberger, vice-president and general manager, Product Engineering and Manufacturing Operations division effective January 9, 2015. “Gerd began his journey at BRP in the Engineering department of our Rotax business in Austria. His... Read more »

AMA supports bill banning federal funding of motorcycle checkpoints

January 13, 2015

News Release A bipartisan bill introduced today by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) would prohibit the use of federal funds in establishing motorcycle-only checkpoints. Specifically, the “Stop Motorcycle... Read more »

First American side-by-side team to compete in African race

Kawasaki SXS Race Feature

January 13, 2015

News Release Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports announced [on Jan. 8] that they will support the first ever ‘American Side X Side Team’ to race in the 2015, 25th Anniversary, Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. Sara Price and Erica Sacks will be tackling one of the toughest All-Female Sporting events on the planet... Read more »

Cycle Gear stores acquired by private equity group

January 8, 2015

News release J.W. Childs Associates, L.P., an established private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies, today announced it has acquired a majority interest in Cycle Gear, Inc., a leading provider of motorcycle apparel, parts and accessories,... Read more »

Power 50 dealer wins Battle of the Bolts

Bob Weaver Bolt Feature

January 8, 2015

2014 Powersports Business Power 50 dealership Bob Weaver Motorsports & Marine of North Tonawanda, N.Y., took first place in the Star Motorcycles Battle of the Bolts contest with its bobber Bolt. The competition asked Star dealers to start with a stock Bolt and add Star Custom Accessories, their own... Read more »

NMMA: PWC among boat segments with 2014 increases

January 8, 2015

News Release With the start of a New Year, the U.S. recreational boating industry is estimating 2014 will see a 5-7 percent increase in sales of new powerboats with continued growth of an additional 5 percent in 2015, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). This is the industry’s... Read more »

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