Swift Rides Scrambler 850 to 2nd Place Finish

After taking third last round at Loretta Lynn’s, Team UXC Racing’s Michael Swift took his second podium of the year with a second place finish at GNCC’s Mountaineer Run.

Swift had a great start and by the second lap, had the No. 209 Polaris Scrambler XP 850 had moved into second position. He climbed his way into first and led most of the last two laps but a low fuel level made him lose power a few times costing him the lead by six seconds. Swift’s second-place finish also was the fourth fastest overall time for the race.

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“I am very pleased with my Polaris Scrambler 850XP and how it handled on the rough track. I feel we are making great progress with the Polaris and are proving that it is a contender for the top spot in the Pro 4×4 class here at GNCC,” said Swift. “My Maxxis tires performed with perfection in the rocks and the Custom Axis shocks were amazing.”

Polaris Factory Racer, Rick Cecco had a great start as well. Unfortunately, into the first lap, a stick wedged itself under Cecco’s Polaris Scrambler XP 850 and unplugged a spark plug wire resulting in a loss of power.

Cecco had to pit and lost time repairing the issue. Once back on the track, Cecco did his best to make up time to salvage as many points as possible and ended the race in fifth.

The next GNCC race is the John Penton, in Millfield, Ohio on June 7.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands. 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.

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