Ambassador Team and 2012 Polaris

Media Alert: Iron Dog Ambassador Ride Participants & New 2012 Polaris Snowmobile Available Feb. 12 in Wasilla, Alaska

When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 2011 Safety Expo & Tech Inspection, Wasilla [AK] Menard Sports Center

For the first time in the history of the Iron Dog snowmobile race across Alaska, a team of riders serving as goodwill ambassadors for the race will ride the race route ahead of the competitors, making public relations appearances in numerous towns along the race route.

The Iron Dog Ambassador Ride participants (Team #51) listed below are scheduled to be available at the Safety Expo for interviews and photography:

  • Skip Boomershine, Iron Dog Board member and Ambassador Ride Leader
  • Lt. Col. Joseph Lawendowski of the Alaska Army National Guard
  • Mike Bedard, Polaris Snowmobile Engineering Manager

The new model year 2012 Polaris 600 Switchback® Adventure snowmobile will make its public debut at the Feb. 12 event. The three riders listed above will ride the new 600 Switchback Adventure on the Iron Dog Ambassador Ride. (A fourth rider, Assistant Leader Mark Ivy, will ride on a 2011 Polaris Switchback snowmobile.)

Details about the new 600 Switchback Adventure are available on the Polaris website – – but it has not yet been displayed publicly.

The 600 Switchback Adventure on display at the Feb. 12 event will feature special Iron Dog Ambassador Ride graphics.

About Polaris
With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood vehicle.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads 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 MidCap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at


  1. Anonymous says

    Remeinder that there is a the High School Hockey contest happening as well so please don’t block the direction with trailers. We’ll make sure the transient don’t park in the side lot by the roll up gateway.
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