Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Register for Yamaha Outdoors-NHF Day Sweepstakes Before Midnight October 31


Support National Hunting and Fishing Day with Chance to Win Viking FI 4x4 

CYPRESS, Calif. – October 29, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, has donated a new 2014 Viking FI 4x4 in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day’s (NHF Day) celebration of outdoor recreation and conservation. Yamaha reminds outdoor enthusiasts that they can still register to win before midnight on October 31, 2014, at www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday

 

This year’s NHF Day celebration was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, and continues to serve as the most effective grass roots effort ever taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation. Yamaha, through its relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International, Buckmasters, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and NHF Day, among others, is a continued supporter of conservation efforts for outdoor recreational enthusiasts.

 

The sweepstakes is open to all outdoor recreational sports enthusiasts. One lucky winner, 18 years-of-age or older, will receive an assembled in U.S.A. Viking FI 4x4 in Hunter Green. Total approximate retail value is $11,799. No purchase necessary. The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 31, 2014. The winner will be determined by random drawing.

 

Complete rules, entry details and additional information are available by visiting www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday

 

Follow Yamaha Outdoors at www.facebook.com/yamahaoutdoorswww.twitter.com/yamahaoutdoors or www.instagram.com/yamahaoutdoors.

 

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

 

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com

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SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers age 16 years and older. 


CAN-AM OFF-ROAD RACERS WIN SIX GNCC TITLES



 

Team Riders Sweep 4x4 Pro, XC1 Modified Classes at Ironman Finale

 

Valcourt, Qu├ębec, October 28, 2014 – Kyle Chaney wonthe 2014 XC1 Modified SxS championship, Marcus Pratt took home the XC2 Limited SxS title, both in Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side vehicles, and Bryan Buckhannon captured the 4x4 Pro title on his Renegade® 800R X® xc at the pinked-out AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series finale in Crawfordsville, IndCan-Am Racers posted podium sweeps in both the premier 4x4 Pro and XC1 Modified SxS classes at the Ironman event, concluding the year in dominating fashion.

 

This particular GNCC season was amazing because we won every class where our team-supported racers competed in,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Kyle Chaney put together a very consistent season, easily winning the XC1 Modified class in his Maverick 1000R. Bryan Buckhannon simply outran the competition on his way to winning the inaugural 4x4 Pro division, a class that saw us take the top three spots. Factor in our other titles and the podium sweeps at Ironman and we put a big exclamation point on 2014 – our best season ever.”

 

The Ironman GNCC finale, one of the most popular and well-attended events on the annual 13-race schedule, was held on nearby farmland, complete with hills, creeks, mud, woods and a man-made MX course outside of Crawfordsville. Along with it’s dramatic championship story lines, Ironman is also hugely popular for its proximity to Halloween and because participants and fans wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness.

 

With a 28-point lead heading into the final round, Kyle Chaney (Chaney Racing / Turnkey UTV / JB Racing / Can-Am) simply needed to finish in order to capture the XC1 Modified class championship, but he did much better than that. The Ohio native finished a very solid eighth in a field of almost 40 side-by-side vehicles, coming from 14th after lap one, to capture the first GNCC side-by-side racing title for Can-Am. He ended up winning by 24 points over second place. 

 

“It still hasn’t sunk in yet that we got the championship. It’s still unbelievable. I knew I would win it some day, I just needed a good team behind me to make it happen and that’s what Can-Am and the JB team has provided,” said Chaney. This set up worked well for us this year and we will be going with the same one next season.”

 

Chaney wasn’t the only Can-Am Maverick 1000R racer making news at Ironman, as JB Racing / Can-Am driver Tim Farr (with co-pilot and GNCC WXC champion Angel Knox) won the final round to move into third place in the final class standings. Farr earned his third podium of the year and was joined on the class and overall podiums by ZMS / Can-Am racer Zac Zakowski and Hendershot Performance / Can-Am pilot Larry Hendershot Jr. Maverick 1000R drivers earned five of the top eight finishes in the XC1 Modified class. Can-Am also scored the XC2 Limited SxS class crown, as Marcus Pratt (Team Jack’s II / Can-Am) earned enough points at the Ironman GNCC to grab the season championship.

 

Can-Am ATV 4x4 racers were also dominant this season, winning all four 4x4 utility classes. Bryan Buckhannon earned the 4x4 Pro class championship, posting four victories and 12 podiums aboard his ATV Parts Plus / Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc. He edged fellow Renegade pilot and 2014 Ironman winner Kevin Trantham by 18 points. Trantham had four wins and nine podiums. BNR / Can-Am Renegade rider Rob Smith took third place in the 4x4 Pro class points and at Ironman, giving Can-Am a podium sweep on the year. 

 

It feels great to get the championship. It was a lot of work, but it paid offThe 4x4 Pro class raised the bar and I really wanted to win the class, so I came back [from retirement]. Now I think I have to race it one more year just to defend the title. I have to thank Can-Am and all of my sponsors for helping me make this happen, and hopefully we can do it again next season,” said Buckhannon

 

2014 4x4 A/B class champion Tanner BowlesCory Bartlett and Michael Edwards ended the year 1-2-3 for Can-Am in the 4x4 A/B ranks. Terry Whitesides (4x4 Sr.) and Nick Eichelbeger (4x4 C) also ended up as 2014 class championscompeting on Renegade 4x4s.

 

For more information on 2014 Can-Am racing, the contingency program and all amateur racer support programs, please visit www.can-amxteam.com.

 

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide.


New KC 4” Gravity LED Street Legal Fog Lights

KC HiLiTES is pleased to announce the availability of their new 4” diameter Gravity LED Street Legal Fog Lights. This comes on the heels of their highly successful launch of the Gravity LED Series lights powered by KC’s patented Gravity Reflective Diode (GRD) technology. The two new models being added to the line are a 4” Gravity LED 10-watt replacement fog light for Jeep Wrangler JK vehicles and a 4” Gravity LED 10-watt universal mount fog light. Both models are SAE/ECE certified street legal.
 
KC Gravity Series Lights are the next evolution in LED lighting. Through GRD technology, KC has combined the advantages of LED lighting with the proven performance of precision reflector optics. KC’s GRD design features two LEDs that are faced at a specific angle toward the reflector. This maximizes their effectiveness and amplifies the amount of light that is projected out into the distance. The result is an extremely bright and highly efficient light that provides significantly improved distance vision as compared to conventional LEDs.
KC’s 4” Gravity LED fog light kit for Jeep JKs is a direct fit replacement featuring a specially designed mounting system that bolts in place on the original equipment bumper. The kit also includes factory wire connectors that simply plug directly into the O.E. wiring harness.
 
Both 4” Gravity LED fog light models are IP68 rated, protected against EMI interference and feature a 6,500K color temperature.
New KC 4” Gravity LED Fog LIghts:
#1493 – 4” Gravity LED fog light, universal mount – single light
#493 – 4” Gravity LED fog light, universal mount – pair with wiring kit
#1494 – 4” Gravity LED replacement fog light for Jeep JK – single light
#494 – 4” Gravity LED replacement fog light for Jeep JK – pair with factory wire connectors
 
For more information on the entire line KC Gravity LEDs, or the complete selection of premium KC auxiliary lighting products and accessories, contact:
 
KC HiLiTES
2843 West Avenida De Luces
Williams, AZ 86046
(928) 635-2607
www.kchilites.com
 
About KC HiLiTES
KC HiLiTES has been pioneering higher quality off-road lighting since 1970. Since the beginning, KC’s involvement with motorsports has been critical to the process of designing, engineering and manufacturing the most advanced auxiliary lighting available. Inside and out, KC has never accepted anything less than the highest quality materials and workmanship for their products. It is this absolute commitment to total quality that allows KC to back every KC product with their industry leading 23-year warranty.

Team Big Country Powersports Puts in a Hard Fight For the 2014 GNCC Championship at Ironman Finale


Team Driver John Yokley Finishes Fourth Overall in Championship Standings

 

CRAWFORDSVILLEInd. (October 28, 2014) – Coming off a solid second place finish at the last round, Team Big Country Powersports headed into Saturday’s Ironman GNCC season finale with a fighting chance at claiming the XC1 Modified National Championship. Sitting 28 points behind the class leader, Team Driver John Yokley and his passenger Jarrod McClure gave it everything they had to go home with a win in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

 

It was an ideal weekend for racing at the Ironman GNCC, an event that is known for its crazy hill climbs and tough terrain. The Ironman GNCC saw almost 90 side-by-side entries—including 38 in XC1 Modified alone—showcasing the largest racer turnout of the season. 

 

Big Country Powersports lined up on the front row with four of GNCC’s premier Side-by-Side teams for a dead engine start. As the green flag dropped, John Yokley powered his Polaris RZR 900 to a great start, engaging in a battle with Polaris teammate Scott Kiger right away. However, the two teams made a mistake on the opening lap and missed part of the trail.

 

“Scott and I had a good battle going but we must have missed part of the trail and had to turn around,” Yokley said. “Once we got back and going I just put my head down and started charging toward the front.”

 

Yokley clicked off faster lap times than any other driver on laps two, three and four as he clawed his way up to second place. As the two-lap card fell, Yokley was only 30 seconds behind the leader, Tim Farr. Meanwhile, points leader Kyle Chaney sat outside the top 10, increasing Yokley’s chances at going after the title.

 

“I knew if I didn’t win this race there would be no chance at the championship so I decided I was going for it, hoping to catch Tim out front,” Yokley added.

 

However, as he was running in the second place position on the second-to-last lap, Yokley got caught up in a deeply rutted section and caused a mechanical problem that ultimately ended his dayWith only four laps complete out of six total, Big Country Powersports finished 20th for the day, which is no indication of the speed and effort put forth by the young driver. 

 

“It is disappointing to have finished the season this way but I’m really happy with the way the season went overall,” Yokley said. “I’m really looking forward to next year and racing Polaris’ new RZR S 900.”

 

John Yokley and the Big Country Powersports Polaris team conclude the 2014 GNCC season with fourth place in the championship standings and one victory behind them.

 

The GNCC Series broadcast Saturday’s Side-by-Side race live in its entirety on the Internet. The archived show can be viewed on RacerTV.com or by clicking HERE. For a complete listing of results and point standings visit www.gnccracing.com.

 

John Yokley Side-by-Side Racing Team Sponsors:

 

Polaris, Big Country Powersports, Yoshimura, STI, Night Krawler Kustoms, Hot Cams, OMF, Yokley Racing and Coastal Racing.

Ironman GNCC
Crawfordsville, Indiana
Round 6
 of 6
Saturday, 
October 25

XC1 Modified Results:

1. JB Off-Road Can-Am 41 (CAN)
2. Zakowski Motorsports/Can-Am (CAN)
3. Can-Am/JB Racing 44 (CAN)
4. Polaris Coastal Racing (POL)
5. Team Jacks/Can-Am (CAN)
6. HANS ADA (POL)
7. Snowcat Racing (POL)
8. Can-Am Chaney Racing (CAN)
9. Polaris/Rath Racing (POL)
10. Matko Racing (POL)

 

XC1 Modified Point Standings:

 

1. Can-Am Chaney Racing (129)
2. Coastal National Guard (105)
3. JB Off-Road Can-Am 41 (101)
4. Big Country Powersports (89)
5. Polaris National Guard (84)
6. Can-Am/JB 44 (81)
7. Team Jacks/Can-Am (75)
8. Crash Addict PARCS Can-Am (52)
9. Matko Racing (51)
10. DS Racing (51)

 


Visit Vision X Lighting At The 2014 SEMA Show


 

The 2014 SEMA Show - Vision X Lighting will be attending this years SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 4th-7th. Stop by booth #20125 in Central Hall and check out the latest products, our new website, brand new 2015 catalog and much much more.

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Vision X Lighting, located in Seattle, Washington, was established in 1997 with the mission to revolutionize the lighting industry. Since that time, Vision X has created one of the largest premium lighting offerings in the world with hundreds of products and applications. Now, the military, border patrol, and even NASA have trusted Vision X on vehicles that cannot work with second best. Vision's leadership in lighting has landed them on the Inc. 500|5000 list for two consecutive years, ranking 563rd in 2013 with a 799% growth rate in 3 years, 10th overall in manufacturing, and Washington's fastest-growing manufacturing company. Vision X Lighting's commitment to its customers, dealers and product is unsurpassed. www.visionxusa.com