Axalta Paints Winners in AMSOIL Snocross Series

Ross Martin and James Johnstad Earn 9 Podium Finishes so far in the 2015 Season

GLEN MILLS, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is a proud sponsor of Polaris Racing drivers Ross Martin and James Johnstad who have together earned a total of two wins and seven podium finishes mid-season of the AMSOIL Snocross series.

Axalta snocross driver Ross Martin celebrates his first Pro Open win of the season at Shakopee, Minn ...

Axalta snocross driver Ross Martin celebrates his first Pro Open win of the season at Shakopee, Minnesota. (Photo: Business Wire)

Ross Martin, driver of the #837 Polaris Racing sled in the Pro Open series earned a second place finish Saturday in Deadwood, North Dakota and secured podium finishes in the last six snocross races, including a win at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. Martin placed third at the X Games snocross competition held in Aspen, Colorado.

James Johnstad, driver of the #154 Polaris Racing sled in the Pro Lite series, claimed his first win early in the season in Fargo, North Dakota, along with two podium finishes. Martin currently stands fifth in points in the Pro Open series with Johnstad standing sixth in the Pro Lite series.

“We struggled at the start of the season, but we’ve made major changes and are ready to battle for the championship,” said Martin. “It’s exciting to meet some of the people who make our program happen, such as Axalta, and to let them know how much we appreciate what they do for us.”

The remaining snocross races are scheduled this month in Salamanca, New York, Chicago, Illinois and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The season is scheduled to wrap up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in March.

The Polaris Racing team uses Axalta’s coatings to paint their snowmobiles and the team racing hauler. Axalta sports equipment coatings also shine on their Indian and Victory Motorcycles.

Check your local listings for the dates and times of televised races. Follow us on Twitter @AxaltaRacingSno.

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