Quadna Mountain Park Test, Tune and Practice

Hill City, MN ‐ Quadna Mountain Park is officially kicking off winter with its test, tune, and practice schedule. QMP will be open for practice Monday November 14, 2011 through Wednesday November 23, 2011. With 11 Snow Guns, 4 Groomers and 100 miles of water hose, we are chomping at the bit to hit the switch and let the snow fly! It get’s even better, who said there’s no such thing as a FREE lunch! QMP will be having a FREE lunch with practice on the weekend of November 19th and 20th. Were not done yet… QMP is hosting the Quadna Mountain Blast Race on
December 34, 2011. In preparation for this event, QMP will be open for practice Monday November 28th through December 2nd. FREE trailer parking all week as QMP is making an effort to help cut down on fuel and travel costs. With a great track, FREE parking and excellent practice conditions for all skill levels. Why go home after the Duluth National? Come join the snocross racing family for a weeklong test, tune, and practice session and show your progress at the Quadna Mountain Blast Race.

• Daily Test Rate $100/ Per Day ‐ Accepting All Major Credit Cards
• Hours of Operation 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
• Practice is open to ALL riders of ALL skill levels
• Quadna Mountain Lodge Racer Special $49.95 Nightly Room Rate Call 218‐
697‐2880 to book reservations today

New this season – QMP track hotline for all of your practice questions, as well as a
live feed of the practice track and current weather updates at

See the practice calendarhere.

Bunke Racing Announces 2012 Rider Lineup

Semi-Pro rider and 2011 USCC Rookie of the Year Spencer Kadlec will race a Polaris for Bunke Racing in 2012.

Moorhead, Minnesota (November 7, 2011) – Bunke Racing has expanded and is preparing for its biggest push ever on the USCC cross-country snowmobile racing circuit. For 2011-2012 the team will field two Pro riders, Gabe Bunke and rookie Pro Bobby Menne, Semi-Pro rider Spencer Kadlec and Pro Women rider Jen Fuller.

Bunke is a veteran rider and was Pro 600 points champion on the USCC circuit in 2007. Bunke has also won the Soo I-500 twice and will be looking to continue his record of success this season. Last season Menne was one of two riders who ruled the Semi-Pro classes on the USCC circuit. Menne won five races and stood on the podium 10 times on his way to finishing second in points in both Semi-Pro classes. At the final race on the USCC schedule Menne opted to race as a Pro and finished 6th in Pro 600. He will make his 2011-2012 Pro debut at the first race on the USCC schedule December 17, in Grafton, ND.

“I’m excited to finally be racing Pro,” Menne said. “I feel like it’s been a long time coming and I’m ready to go up against the big names in the sport.”

“We wouldn’t put Bobby in the Pro class if we didn’t think he was ready,” said Bunke. “Bobby’s a good racer and he showed a lot of speed and consistency last year and that is what you need to be successful in cross-country.”

Semi-Pro rider Spencer Kadlec will also be joining the Bunke Racing team this year. Kadlec, who hails from Staples, MN, was new to cross-country last season but got stronger and faster as the season wore on, so much so that he was named USCC’s Rookie of the Year. Kadlec started mid-pack but by the end of the season had one Semi-Pro 600 race win and five podium finishes. He placed 5th in Semi-Pro 600 points and 4th in Semi-Pro Improved.

“Bunke Racing has been looking to expand for more than a year, we just needed to find the right rider,” said Bunke. “Spencer was at the top of our list of riders we wanted to approach. He’s got a lot of experience racing dirt bikes, he proved he can race a sled last season and having him on the team is going to be great for all of us.”

“I’m looking forward to riding for Bunke Racing,” Kadlec said. “It will be a lot of change for me with a new sled and a new team, but it’s no different than what I did last year, so I expect to pick up where it left off – winning!”

Jen Fuller will represent Bunke Racing in the Pro Women class on the USCC circuit.

Also joining the Bunke Racing lineup is hillclimb and enduro racer Jen Fuller. Hailing from Saginaw, MI, Fuller is a lifelong snowmobiler and a student at Michigan Technological University studying Civil Engineering. Fuller’s race resume includes competing at the Jackson Hole World Championship Hillclimb, a Queen Of The Hill title

from the Whealkate Winternationals Hillclimb in Houghton, MI, and a handful of podium finishes including a win last year at the Range Endurance Races in South Range, MI.

“Bunke Racing is going to help Jen get started in cross-country,” Bunke said. “She has never raced cross-country before but we feel with the experience she has we can help her win.”

Here is the complete 2011-2012 Bunke Racing team lineup:

Pro Open and Pro 600
Gabe Bunke
Bobby Menne

Spencer Kadlec

Pro Women
Jen Fuller

Shawn Arneson
Paul Kahtava
Jeff Klein
Matt Burkhardt

Team Managers
Gabe Bunke
Bob Menne III

For more information on Bunke Racing please visit www.bunkeracing.com. Follow Bunke Racing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BunkeRacing

Snowmobile HOF to eBay Arctic Cat Sled Signed By Team Arctic

Many Sharpies were harmed in the signing of this sled.

Thief River Falls, Minn. (Oct. 31, 2011) – To raise money that supports the Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF), a one-of-a-kind 2012 Arctic Cat F1100 Sno Pro in 50th Anniversary trim will be auctioned off on eBay beginning November 24th, 2011.

But this isn’t like any other 50th Anniversary Arctic Cat.

Of all the 50th Anniversary edition F1100 Sno Pros, this was the very first built during production. This is an all-new snowmobile decked out in classic Team Arctic colors and autographed (and documented) by every Team Arctic racer in attendance at the Arctic Cat 50th Anniversary celebration in Thief River Falls, Minn.

There is no other Arctic Cat snowmobile in the world that has so many autographs from Team Arctic racers along with five autographed boards that document the signatures, and the years, the racers were with Team Arctic.

Some of the legends whose names are signed on this machine: Roger Skime, Larry Coltom, Jim Dimmerman, Kirk Hibbert, Roger Janssen, Dave Thompson, Brian Sturgeon, Aaron Scheele, Chester Boman, Tucker Hibbert, Brad Pake, Paul and Brian Dick, Brian Nelson, P.J. Wanderscheid and many more.

For more information on the upcoming auction please visit www.snowmobilehalloffame.com



These Guys Should Be In The Snowmobile Hall Of Fame

Here are two people who should be inducted into the Snowmobile Hall Of Fame. I’ll even write the bios to make it easier for them:

Pat Mach put cross-country snowmobile racing back on the map.

Pat Mach
A love for snowmobiles and cross-country racing led Pat Mach to create the United States Cross-Country Racing Association (USCC), a move that would ultimately usher in the third resurgence in cross-country snowmobile racing. Mach’s efforts in creating the USCC and shepherding cross-country into the modern era also brought historic events such as the I-500 back to prominence in the snowmobile industry.

A lifelong snowmobiler born and raised near his hometown of Minto, ND, Mach grew up idolizing cross-country riders such as Archie Simonsen, Brian Nelson and Guy Useldinger. He got his start as a kid on his uncle’s 1971 Puma, but admitted he never had the money to buy his own snowmobiles. Mach went on to attend the University of North Dakota and as a pitcher on the baseball team threw the school’s first no-hitter.

After Mach graduated from college in 1990 he decided it was time to fulfill his dream and he began racing snowmobiles professionally. Ultimately, he would follow in the footsteps of his heroes racing cross-country professionally for over a decade. Then, left without a place to race in 2002, he surveyed a large segment of snowmobile racers and discovered there were a bunch of guys out there who, like him, were looking to go cross-country racing but had nowhere to race. Knowing he had the racers, Mach took it upon himself to start a new, grassroots cross-country circuit and founded the USCC in 2002.

Created in his vision of how a cross-country race circuit should be, the USCC flourished and since then has grown every year, even expanding with a USCC East circuit in 2009. Today, it is the largest cross-country snowmobile racing circuit in the world and has brought cross-country back to the forefront of snowmobile racing. Mach was a champion of the sport and was constantly analyzing cross-country to make sure it was as safe and competitive as it could be. Mach served as President of the USCC until he passed away at the age of 42 in a trail riding accident on February 5, 2011. His influence lives on today with the USCC as well as the numerous community activities he was involved in such as the Minto Baseball Association and the UND Alumni Association.

Blair Morgan won more snocross races than anyone else in history.

Blair Morgan
Blair Morgan was born December 9, 1975, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The youngest of four children, he grew up on a farm just outside of Prince Albert. When he was thirteen he began racing motocross and eventually transferred the riding style he learned on dirt bikes over to snowmobiles.

Morgan stunned the snowmobile racing world when he made his National-level snowmobile racing debut at the West Yellowstone Expo in March, 1997. The 22-year-old used a motocross-derived stand-up riding style to make a strong finish at that race finishing second to Kirk Hibbert, but it wasn’t until the next fall at the Duluth National Snocross that Morgan’s impact would really begin to be felt. A virtual unknown, he rocketed to the front of the pack and instantly put his name at the top of the list of the best racers in snowmobiling. By the end of the 1999 season he had established himself hands down as the rider to beat on the snocross circuits.

From 1997 until his final season of racing in 2007-2008 he tallied 84 Pro National snocross wins, more than any other rider in the history of the sport. He won 11 WSA/WPSA points championships and was Snow Week’s racer of the year in 1998, 1999 and 2002. For 12 seasons he dominated the sport, winning the Winter X Games snocross five times. Morgan signed a multi-million dollar contract with Ski-Doo in 2001 and founded his own team, Blair Morgan Racing Team. During his career he battled numerous injuries; the worst was in June of 2003 when he broke his leg and his back in crash in British Columbia. Despite these injuries, he won six races during the 2003-2004 snocross season.

Morgan’s riding style changed the sport of snowmobiling and snowmobile racing. Quiet and unassuming off the track, he was a vicious competitor on the track and his professionalism and level of preparation forced his competitors to adapt or be left behind. Morgan’s racing career ended when his spinal cord was severed in a crash during practice for the Montreal Supercross in 2008. A paraplegic, Morgan still lives in Prince Albert and has a wife, Teri, and two kids, Corbyn and Breck.

Snocross Needs A Monster Million

Photo: www.mosterenergycup.com

This past weekend, October15, 2011, Monster Energy put $1Million on the line at the Monster Energy Cup
in Las Vegas. Riders qualified for the main through heats and an LCQ, kinda like the snocross format at Winter X. It was a Supercross-style race with a track designed by Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath, and they also had a Best Trick comp where five riders got one run at one trick for $40K. Hollywood couldn’t have put together a better script.

I’m going to throw this out there – why is snocross waiting around for ESPN to hold an event for it at Winter X? Why don’t the teams, manufacturers and race circuits get together and make their own event similar to the Monster Energy Cup? They could take the money they spend on all the half-hour TV shows and pool it together for one big show. They could purchase prime air time on ESPN or SPEED TV. Monster Energy has already stepped up and put on its own event, why wouldn’t a similar event in a sport such as snocross gain sponsor interest?

There were 46 riders signed up for the Snowcross World Championships last March in Tuuri, Finland. Twenty-nine riders scored points in the Pro Open class on the ISOC circuit last season, and you could probably throw in a handful more from CSRA and East Coast Snocross. Plus you could pull the restrictions off for the one event and allow Semi-Pros to run. A conservative estimate would give you 30 riders, enough for two heats, an LCQ and then a three-race final to determine the overall winner.

As for the purse, AMSOIL is already putting up $10K for the Dominator Race at Duluth. Is $10K enough to create a buzz? Maybe, but I would think something like $100K would be more in line with creating serious buzz. How do you get that kind of purse money? Don’t ask me. I ask questions, I don’t answer them. But maybe the money left over in the budgets from Winter X might be a start.

Bottom line is, snocross can’t rely on the whim of the decision-makers at ESPN to maintain its prominence in the motorsports world. If it wants to stay at a premier level it needs to take control of its own destiny.


Christian Brothers Racing Signs Troy Lee Designs, Drift Racing

Logan Christian wearing a Troy Lee Designs lid.

Christian Brothers Racing will team with Troy Lee Designs again this season to give the team and its snowmobile racing fans the ultimate visual experience. From Formula 1 to NASCAR to motocross to snocross, the Troy Lee Designs name is recognized as one that creates the best look, best protection and best image in motorsports.

Last season Troy Lee Designs-sponsored Christian Brothers Racing riders locked down both USCC Pro cross-country championships, finished 1-4 at the brutal USCC Red Lake I-500 and on the ISOC National snocross circuit Logan Christian took home Pro Rookie of the Year honors while the team was voted Team of the Year on both circuits.

“As a team, our image is important and being named Team of the Year is something we take seriously,” said Dwight Christian, co-owner of Christian Brothers Racing. “A big part of that was Troy Lee Designs. The look and quality of Troy Lee Designs products is the best in motorsports and we’re proud to have them on board with the team again this season.”

As an added bonus, Christian Brothers Racing will have a vending trailer at the races this season where snowmobile racing fans can look at, sample and buy Troy Lee Designs products.

“At Troy Lee Designs we pride ourselves in working with the world’s fastest racers,” said Roger Hendricks of Troy Lee Designs. “Christian Brothers Racing are proven winners on and off the track so making the decision to work with them on the racing and product vending end was an obvious one.”

The Christian Brothers Racing vending trailer will be at all eight ISOC National snnocross races, the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby and select USCC cross-country races. In addition to Troy Lee Designs products the rig will also carry a full line of Drift Racing snowmobile gear as well as Christian Brothers Racing team apparel.

For more information on Troy Lee Designs visit www.troyleedesigns.com. For information on Drift Racing visit www.driftracing.com. Find out more about Christian Brothers Racing at www.christianbrosracing.com.

USCC Pro 600 points champion Ryan Simons wore Drift Racing gear last season.

Team of the Year to Race DRIFT in Snocross and Cross-Country

Plymouth, Minn. (Oct. 11, 2011) – After claiming championship titles in both oval and cross-country competition in 2011, DRIFT Racing Gear is going wide-open into national snocross competition for 2012 with the Christian Bros. Racing team of Fertile, Minn.

One of the most comprehensive and professional independent teams in snowmobile racing, Christian Bros. Racing (CBR) launches into 2012 as the ISOC and USCC Team of the Year with an elite corps of racers including: Pro Rookie of the Year Logan Christian; pro front runner Garth Kaufman; 2010 X Games bronze medalist Cory Davis; and 120 Champion Evan Christian.

“Our cross-country team chose DRIFT gear last season because of its quality, style and excellent fit, said CBR team co-owner, Dwight Christian. “Wearing DRIFT, we won the USCC Pro Championship with Ryan Simons. Now both teams will chase championships wearing the latest DRIFT race gear.”

The 2012 CBR all-star cross-country team consists of defending Pro Champion Simons; defending I-500 champion Brian Dick; and four-time Pro class winner last season, D.J. Ekre.

“Adding the high-horsepower Christian Bros. snocross team to the DRIFT program will launch us high in the sky and on the podium in this very visible form of racing,” said Tom Schaefer, DRIFT Gear supervisor. “The racers will sport the newest DRIFT Racing Suit and associated gear, while the mechanics and support personnel will stay warm and stylish with high-quality DRIFT jackets, pants, gloves and casual sportswear.”

CBR will sell select DRIFT gear via a vending trailer at all snocross and most cross-country events.

Look for the CBR racers and crew in the latest high-performance DRIFT Racing jackets and bibs at all ISOC and USCC races. For more information, go to www.driftracing.com and www.christianbrosracing.com.

DRIFT, based in Plymouth, Minn., designs, produces and sells high-performance race apparel for snowmobile and motorsports enthusiasts. DRIFT gear is available at powersports dealerships throughout North America. For more information about DRIFT products, go to www.driftracing.com.

I Trained All Summer Part V

Drew with Iain Hayden. Notice the hardware.

You’ve trained all summer, now we are less than two months away from the start of the snocross season. This is when the real work begins. The final stage of conditioning is to develop the muscles and the energy system that we use when racing. We have some very high intensity Power endurance workouts, as well as some sustained anaerobic threshold workouts. The idea is that when you get on your sled (and hopefully this happens sooner than later) you are ready to ride, i.e. conditioned to ride. Your’re not going to be using the sled to try and ride yourself into shape, you are in shape and you are going to be using the time you have on the sled to sharpen your skills.

I remember after the first summer working with Iain Hayden he called after getting on the sled (he was riding for Yamaha at the time) and said he felt like a million bucks. He said it was the first time he had gone back to riding after a summer and didn’t feel sore. He also said it was the first time he didn’t have to take a break because of conditioning; he was able to ride as much he felt he needed to. In fact I got an email from Greg Marier, who was overseeing Yamaha’s race program, a week later and asked if the boys should maybe take a rest. I asked Greg why he was asking that, and he said the crew was worried that they were putting to many laps on and that they should be tired with all the time they had put in riding so far.

We had a conference call later that day where both Steve Taylor and Iain said the reason they worked so hard all summer is they could ride so hard during testing. They explained that they weren’t tired and they weren’t sore and wanted to make sure the mechanics could keep up with them!

One thing I would like to mention is that when you start riding you want to back off the workouts. You should cut your workouts down to two cardio sessions a week and maybe one or two weight workouts a week. The reason for this is riding is a workout, so if you keep doing regular workouts you’ll be doubling up and overtraining, which is something we don’t necessarily want to do. Overtraining will begin to break down what we’ve worked so hard to build up. Keep an eye on how you feel, your body will tell you when you’re legitimately tired.

I track the heart rates of all my athletes to make sure they aren’t over training during the first few weeks they get back on the sled, just to make sure. We don’t want to throw away all the hard work they have done getting ready for Duluth.

As for Jim (Mr. sledRacer.com), he’s held to his training (for the most part) and has even completed a half marathon and a 10-mile race this summer. I can’t wait for him to get on the sled this winter and see the difference all his hard work has made. Now all he needs is a race team to pick him up! And for you guys who may have slacked this summer, I want you to know that Jim is 41-years-old, married with two kids, he runs his own business and he still found time to make his workouts happen. No excuses!

Lastly, the Evolved SX Snocross Boot Camp was a huge success again this year. We had a nice group of athletes show up and everyone left with an added advantage for the coming season. You can read about it here.

If you have any questions you can e-mail me at: drew@evolvednutrition.com

sledRacer Interview: Rick Tiede

Rick Tiede sporting some Woody's Wear.

Woody’s is arguably the most recognizable name in snowmobile traction products. Founded by James Musselman and Woody Kozlow back in the 1960s, the company has been heavily into racing from its inception. Based in Hope, Michigan, the Woody’s Race Program Coordinator is a guy named Rick Tiede. It’s not too many years ago Rick was racing Semi-Pro snocross, so he’s not some desk jockey who doesn’t know a stud from a roofing nail. Always smiling and always happy to talk to anyone who approaches him, Rick is also leading a groundswell of new support for the Soo I-500. We checked in with him to find out what you need to do to get sponsorship, why track patterns are important and why Woody’s is offering more support than ever.

sledRacer.com: You came from the ranks of racers, what is it like being on the other side?
Rick Tiede: Absolutely awesome, I’ve grown up in the snowmobile industry and honestly there isn’t anywhere else I’d rather work. Coming from a racing background has definitely helped me better myself as a race director though; I know what it takes to make the relationship from sponsor to racer happen from both sides.

sR: Woody’s has been in the traction and snowmobile racing business a long time, does it ever get old for people in the company?
Tiede: Woody’s is a family-owned company that basically started in racing over 40 years ago. Everyone here is truly passionate about racing, and it shows as we have one of the largest most successful race programs in the industry.

Oval racer Malcolm Chartier is sponsored by Woody's.

sR: One race you’ve supported more as of late is the Soo I-500, why?
Tiede: We have always supported the Soo I-500; it’s honestly where the racing at Woody’s all started. The Musselman family grew up racing Enduros and Drags here in Michigan and did extremely well. There are a few old I-500 trophies floating around here at the office, but as far as the recent increase in added support – that has stemmed from everyone here wanting to help bring back the Soo back to the forefront of snowmobile racing and show how prestigious an event it really is. And its working!

sR: There is a ton more interest in that race in the past few years, why do you think it’s coming back?
Tiede: It’s a great race to showcase your products at, whether it’s the sled, fuel, oil, or traction products. Winning or making it through a grueling 500 laps on a track that gets to be pretty insane is definitely something to brag about.

sR: With the economy down, where do you see snowmobile racing going in the next few years?
Tiede: Of course, everyone had to tighten up the last few years with the big economic hit on the industry, but things have definitely been on a rise the past few years. We understand that its not just sponsors that have to tighten up but racers alike, so we have definitely been trying to do as much sponsorship as we can these past few years. From our end things should only continue to get better as the years roll on!

Tiede once raced for Scheuring Speed Sports. Once.

sR: I know you’re backing a Soo team and have put together a talented group of riders including guys like Justin Tate. Would you like to see racing move more toward what Tate is doing where a rider goes cross-country racing one weekend, races snocross the next and hits an enduro here and there? Or do you think snowmobile racing will remain a sport where riders specialize in one genre such as snocross?
Tiede: I would absolutely encourage racers to get on the multiple forms of racing kick. It allows the racer to get a taste of all forms of racing, broadens not only their knowledge of the sport but also allows them to get their sponsors in front of a variety of crowds and racers. If a guy like Tate can race snocross, cross-country, and oval enduros anyone can do it! Seriously though, we never know what’s going to happen in this industry so being able to adapt to all forms of racing just makes a racer that much more valuable to a sponsor. Levi LaVallee is another perfect example how a rider can diversify his program and make it successful.

sR: If I’m a racer, what is the best way to get support from Woody’s?
Tiede: We try to make it easy for both new and past sponsored riders to get a hold of me for sponsorship. You can do that by filling out our race application online at www.WoodysTraction.com or give me a call at 989-689-4911.

sR: What are some things you look for when you consider sponsoring racers beyond a product or discount level?
Tiede: Every racer wants to be the “factory” guy for us at Woody’s, but the teams and racers that set themselves apart are the ones that go above and beyond putting a sticker on their truck, trailer, and sled. It’s the Steve Scheurings of the sport who get us involved with the Air Force or Makita and into the Power Tool shows across America. It’s the Levi LaVallees who have open door policies for fans that make him the “Fan Favorite” every year. It’s the 4-Time World Champions like PJ Wanderscheid. And it’s the guys that not only help sell Woody’s parts by doing all these things but the racers and teams like Tim Bender, Malcolm Chartier, or Craig Marchbank that have actually helped create, test and prove some of the best products we sell today.

Brian Dick used Woody's traction products to win the USCC Red Lake I-500 last year.

sR: What is something a racer should know about traction but probably doesn’t?
Tiede: The biggest thing that racers tend to overlook is their track patterns. Track patterns can truly make or break all forms of racing. We spend a ton of time creating different patterns for all forms of racing, from drag patterns with too many scratch lines to count, to oval sprint patterns that help riders to break the back end loose with controlled slip, all the way to balanced patterns for cross country races so when they get on the throttle coming out of a left or right hander they aren’t going to spin because we all know spin is just time wasted.

sR: What is the best part of your job?
Tiede: Best part of my job has to be getting on the road and attending every top snowmobile event in the country, from snow shows to the X Games. I’ve had the privilege of making what is most peoples joy and hobby a profession, you can’t beat hanging out and working side by side with some of the industry’s most influential people and getting paid for it! Also thanks to my job I’ve made some great friends all across the country.

Tiede dabbled in racing for a number of years. He says his racing experience plays in huge in his current position as Race Program Coordinator.

sR: Is there anything new we can we expect to see from Woody’s this year?
Tiede: R&D is one of the big factors that separate Woody’s from the rest of the snowmobile traction industry. We are always working on something new and improved, we definitely have some industry changing news to release this season but you’ll have to stay checked into the website and snowmobile events for that release. Also we have yet again came out with a really cool clothing line so be sure to check that out online, the new Woody’s Wear is top notch!

Fox Racing Shox Intelligent Ride Dynamics

Fox Racing Shox was showing off its Intelligent Ride Dynamics system at a bike show this past weekend. It uses an electronic shock pump that transmits air pressure, compression and rebound data wirelessly to your iPhone (or iPod Touch or iPad) via Bluetooth or Garmin via ANT+. Then you use Fox’s iRD app to dial in your suspension. The core of the system is Fox’s Smart Pump. Right now it’s just an in-house deal, so you can’t download the app or anything just yet. However, could this be the future of snowmobile suspension tuning?

Polaris CEO Wine To Join Terex Board

Polaris CEO Scott Wine.

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 19, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Scott Wine will be appointed to the Terex Corporation Board of Directors effective October 10, 2011.

“I am honored by the invitation to join Terex’s Board of Directors, a seasoned group that strives to set the standard for corporate governance,” said Wine. “This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to Terex’s strategic growth while working with, and learning from, Ron DeFeo (Terex Chairman and CEO), Chris Andersen (Terex Lead Director), and other directors and corporate leaders.”

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer reporting in four business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy and utility industries.

“Scott Wine has a proven track record of growing profitable industrial businesses, acquiring and integrating businesses and rapidly driving results,” said Terex Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ronald M. DeFeo. “We look forward to Mr. Wine’s contribution to board decision-making as Terex continues its development toward becoming a superb operating company,” commented Terex Lead Director and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee, G. Chris Andersen.

Wine has served as the CEO of Polaris Industries Inc. since 2008. Prior to joining Polaris, Wine was president of Fire Safety Americas, part of the Fire & Security Division of United Technologies Corporation, and, prior to that time, held senior leadership positions at Danaher Corp. from 2003 to 2007. From 1996 to 2003, he held a number of operations and executive positions, both international and domestic, with Allied Signal Corp.’s Aerospace Division, which became Honeywell International in 1999. Wine began his career as an officer in the United States Navy. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the United States Naval Academy.