Polaris Outlaw Shines in 2006 GNCC and WORCS Series
With the 2006 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) and World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) meets concluding at the end of October, the Polaris Outlaw proved it was a worthy competitor its inaugural year on the race circuit.
Two GNCC Class Championships
“4-Stroke Stock A/B” Racer Todd Rothermel and “Super Senior (50+)” Racer John Gallagher finished the 2006 GNCC meet on top of their respective classes. Rothermel finished the season with seven victories and two seconds with a total of 178 points. Gallagher had nine first place finishes, one second and one third with a total of 180 points.
Women’s Pro Stephanie Parton hit the podium 10 out of 13 starts, with eight second place finishes and two third places, ending the season third overall in the Women’s division, just one point behind Angel Atwell.
Stock A Racer, Jeff Bertuzzi dominated the Stock A class by hitting the podium for six first and two second places finishes over the nine-race meet. Bertuzzi lead the Stock A point standings at the break and never looked back. He finished the season with 177 points.
“We’re proud of all our sponsored racers and equally proud of all the loyal Polaris riders that we weren’t able to sponsor this year,” said Jeff LeFever, marketing manager for the ATV Division at Polaris. “The goal for the Outlaw was to prove the competitiveness of an IRS sport quad, and it has proven itself in both series.”
Polaris will be offering a contingency program for is the SCORE International Baja 1000, November 15-18. Any Outlaw or Predator rider is eligible for the contingency of $25,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place or $2,500 for third place.
Information about Polaris’ plans for the 2007 racing season will be announced early 2007.
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