Monday, April 14, 2014

WORCS Racing SxS Race Results from Sand Hollow, UT

WORCS Racing - Sand Hollow
WORCS Racing - Sand Hollow SxS Start
Sand Hollow State Parks, UT - The WORCS Racing Series headed to Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah for arguably one of the best race venues on the circuit. WORCS Round Four was held on April 11-13, 2014 and Polaris RZR dominated the podium.

The Sand Hollow State Park features red rock that are mixed with red sand against the picturesque blue waters of the Sand Hollow reservoir. The 8 mile SxS track had technical rock sections, whoops and deep ruts which kept racers attention throughout the race that lasted for an hour.


Beau Baron
Beau Baron takes 1st Place in SxS Pro
Polaris RZR XP 1000 Dominates WORCS SxS Pro Class

Polaris sponsored racers Beau Baron, Mitch Guthrie Jr., RJ Anderson and Ryan Piplic all started on the first row in super competitive SxS Pro class and battled all the way to the finish. Positions were swapped several times during the race, but in the end it was Baron, Guthrie, Anderson then Piplic that crossed the finish line it what appeared to be the top four. But there were three rows of Pro SxS that had a stagger start and Nick Thompson edged out Anderson and Piplic to claim third place on corrected time.


Mitch Guthrie Jr.
Mitch Guthrie Jr. Takes 2nd Place in SxS Pro


Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson would start on the 3rd row and take 3rd place in SxS Pro
The SxS 1000 class podium consisted of Matthew Hancock, Ben Hoopes and Mike Gardner.

SxS 850 class podium was topped by Chris Willing, then Jim Berry and Chris Elias in third.

SXS Pro
1 1 Beau Baron Atascadero, CA POL 4 0:49:28.716
2 51 Mitch Guthrie, Jr. Glendora, CA POL 4 0:49:34.454
3 176 Nick Thompson Lake Elsinore, CA POL 4 0:50:31.601
4 37 Rj Anderson Riverside, CA POL 4 0:50:38.385
5 15 Ryan Piplic Las Vegas, NV POL 4 0:50:40.895
6 457. Jeff Obering Cedar City, UT POL 4 0:52:11.726
7 94 Tyler Winbury Ojai, CA POL 4 0:52:30.379
8 4 Nick Nelson Tehachapi, CA POL 4 0:53:02.960
9 95 Michael Camp Lake Elsinore, CA POL 4 0:53:05.060
10 24 Clint Roberts Corona, CA POL 4 0:53:44.807
11 481 Justin Dawes Lake Elisnore, CA POL 4 0:53:47.303
12 9 David Martinez Highland, CA CA 4 0:55:25.162
13 19 Greg Row Alpine, CA POL 4 0:55:44.561
14 69 Richie Laatz N Las Vegas, NV POL 4 0:55:48.941
15 55 Tim Wyatt Canton, GA POL 4 0:56:15.367
16 8 John Pacheco Lake Elsinore, CA CA 4 0:57:33.053
17 68 Nic Granlund Las Vegas, NV POL 4 0:57:59.286
18 999 Andrei Isac Las Vegas, NV POL 4 0:58:22.721
19 17 Stacey Pike Kingman, AZ OTH 4 0:59:25.490
20 603 Josh Frederick Moapa, NV CA 3 0:50:28.637
21 191 Jacob Shaw Lakeside, CA POL 3 0:51:43.003
22 33 Codey Rowley Las Vegas, NV POL 2 0:25:00.800
23 435 Ray Bulloch Cedar City, UT ART 2 0:26:36.139
24 23 Pablo Veglia Redondo Beach, CA CA 2 0:27:37.539
25 111 Nolan Remlinger Fullerton, CA KAW 2 1:01:54.317
26 79 Dean Price Canyon Lake, CA POL 2 1:04:26.073
DNF 11 Doug Eichner El Cajon, CA POL 1 0:12:29.106
DNS 76 Tj Lavin Henderson, NV OTH 0
SXS 1000
1 1a Matthew Hancock Tempe, AZ POL 4 0:50:57.434
2 88 Benjamin Hoopes Provo, UT POL 4 0:52:38.907
3 108 Mike Gardner Lake Forest, CA POL 4 0:53:15.604
4 228 Jordan Hansen* St George, UT POL 4 0:56:50.738
5 35. Casey Wallace San Diego, CA POL 4 0:57:02.163
6 217 Aspen Chournos St. George, UT ART 4 0:58:27.839
7 26 Dallas Hash Lochbuie, CO POL 4 1:00:13.671
8 969 Dylan Winbury Ojai, CA POL 4 1:15:18.741
9 422 David Haagsma Bakersfield, CA POL 3 0:37:50.486
10 234 Justin Hutchinson Apple Valley, CA CA 3 0:45:35.838
11 193 Joe Butler Apple Valley, CA POL 3 0:46:05.988
12 194 Kipp Mickels Appley Valley, CA POL 3 0:47:01.546
13 717 Logan Obering Cedar City, UT POL 3 0:47:19.521
14 78 Sara Price Canyon Lake, CA POL 3 0:48:17.153
15 155 Todd Godfrey Sandy, UT ART 3 0:49:15.707
16 114 Angela Olander Whittmann, AZ POL 3 0:49:34.777
17 107 Bryce Lamont Okottes, Alberta POL 3 0:49:47.450
18 456 Alfredo Ramirez Paso Robles, CA POL 3 0:50:20.082
19 110 Shawn Viola Lake Elsinore, CA POL 3 0:51:43.899
20 220 Cody Shinn Santa Margarita, CA POL 2 0:31:34.386
21 219 Richard Bronsena Cedar City, UT POL 2 0:36:20.000
DNF 520 Ronnie Anderson Riverside, CA POL 1 0:13:52.596
DNF 230 Kelsea Godfrey Sandy, UT ART 1 0:14:40.291
DNF 312 Keith Johnson West Hills, CA POL 1 0:13:14.031
DNF 661 Kyle Melville Acton, CA CA 1 0:50:35.472
DNF 221 Tyler Nelson Saratoga Springs, UT ART 1 0:18:33.102
DNF 200 Zack Skipper San Bernardino, CA CA 1 0:14:44.007
DNF 218 Todd Stephensen Cedar City, UT OTH 1 0:13:38.756
DNS 229 Zane Lucas Las Vegas, NV ART 0
SXS 850
1 252 Chris Willing Gardenerville, NV POL 3 0:46:37.387
2 21 Jim Berry Kingman, AZ KAW 3 0:48:47.096
3 710 Chris Elias Lake Havasu City, AZ POL 3 0:59:17.663
4 320 Drew Schultz Bellemont, AZ POL 3 1:03:45.232
5 255 Dave Provost Las Vegas, NV POL 2 0:59:15.390
6 256 Scott Snow Washington, UT OTH 2 1:05:07.630
7 47 James Jezik Las Vegas, NV POL 2 1:09:53.780
DNF 133 Adam Levings Lake Havasu City, AZ POL 1 1:13:16.045
DNF 138 Danny Rosenzweig Vista, CA JMB 1 0:29:02.961
DNS 253 Mike Colosimo , NV POL 0
SXS Sport
1 402 Shane Prisbrey Cedar, UT POL 3 0:46:05.172
2 400 Lyn Mattox Alta Loma, CA ART 3 0:47:04.452
3 1057 Dakotah Palmer St George, UT POL 3 0:47:27.064
4 401 Landon Roundy St George, UT ART 3 0:48:28.776
5 405 Chase Slaugh Saint George, UT POL 3 0:51:57.406
6 403 James Jaramillo Las Vegas, NV ART 3 0:54:45.957
7 396 Corbin Wells St George, UT POL 2 0:31:45.459
8 688 Jeanne Mccartney Hurricane, UT ATK 2 0:49:06.964
SXS Youth 200 Stock
1 1495 Jace Fillmore Washington, UT POL 9 0:32:19.781
2 404 Amanda Sorensen Las Vegas, NV POL 9 0:32:24.796
3 548 Bailey Baron Atascadero, CA POL 8 0:32:13.796
SXS Youth 200 Prod
1 88 Jesse Hoopes Provo, UT POL 9 0:30:40.750


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2014 WORCS Racing Schedule

Round Date Track City, State
1 January 17-19, 2014 Honolulu Hills MX Taft, CA
2 Febuary 7-9, 2014 Buffalo Bills Primm, NV
3 March 14-16, 2014 Crazy Horse Campground Lake Havasu, AZ
4 April 11-13, 2014 Sand Hollow ORV Hurricane, UT
5 May 9-11, 2014 TBA
6 July 11-13, 2014 Pala MX Track Pala, CA
7 August 1-3, 2014 Straddleline ORV McCleary, WA
8 September 12-14, 2014 Glen Helen Raceway Devore, CA
9 October 17-19, 2014 Buffalo Bills Primm, NV

About WORCS: WORCS RACING is always working towards bringing off road racing the fame and fortune it deserves. Our mission statement: "...to bring professionalism, integrity, quality, and most of all fun to each and every round, all the while staying true to the family oriented grass roots environment that off road racing is all about. "

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

STI Introduces the Outback Max Tire Line

STI Outback Max
STI Outback Max

STI's Newest Mud Tire - the Outback Max - Delivers Measurable Performance Gains

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - Unveiled at the recent Mud Nationals, the new STI Outback Max tire line is a powerful expansion of the Outback tire lineup, delivering measurable performance gains over existing mud tires. The new Outback Max tires are available in three sizes: 30/10-14; 31/10-15; 32/10-17.

In all three true-to-measure sizes, the STI Outback Max uses an 8-ply rated carcass that allows low-psi operation, superior flotation, and the durability riders demand, while keeping the weight competitive.

The aggressive tread pattern features center lugs measuring 1.5 inches deep, with 2.0-inch deep lugs at the shoulders. These lugs are built with a stepped-base design that minimizes flex across the tire’s tread, maximizing traction and tire strength.

“We’ve engineered a better mud tire for today’s large-bore UTVs,” said STI’s Jamie Chisholm. “The market needed a tire that could handle the weight and horsepower of today’s high-performance UTVs. The Outback Max is designed to deliver superior traction in the sloppiest conditions, pulling hard through the mud and still offering a smooth ride on hard-packed terrain.”

The Outback Max tires complement STI’s line of Outback AT and XT tires, a multi-size lineup of all-conditions tires currently available in 25-inch up to 28-inch sizes. 

STI Outback Max Mud Tire
STI Outback Max Mud Tire is available in three sizes: 30/10-14; 31/10-15; 32/10-17
About STI Tire & Wheel

STI Tire & Wheel designs and manufactures tires, wheels and tubes for owners of off-road motorcycles, UTVs and ATVs. Launched in 2010, STI is lead by powersports industry veterans with a deep understanding of the needs of off-road enthusiasts. STI Tire & Wheel products are available at motorcycle and ATV retailers nationwide, online and at select powersports events.

www.stitireandwheel.com
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Rahders wins Round 2 Lucas Oil Regional Series XP Class

Cody Rahders
Cody Rahders
Minneapolis, April 7, 2014 - Cody Rahders repeated his Round 1 results and won Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Regional Series XP Class and then followed it up with another second place finish in the Production 1000 class.

In what is already turning into a tight point’s battle, in both the Production 1000 and XP Classes early on in the season, Rahders has been continuing to turn in solid results.

Starting with qualifying, Rahders set the pole in both Production 1000 and XP Classes. With the draw for the inversion, he started in the sixth position in the XP class and fourth position in the Production 1000 class.

Rahder’s first main event of the day was the XP class and within the first lap he moved into fourth place. As the laps wore on, he went to third, second and then traded the lead several times with the second place car. On the last lap, there was a full course caution which brought on a green/white/checker to finish the race.

At the restart, Rahders and the second place car traded the lead two more times during the green flag lap and as they approached the white flag, the two came together over a jump which sent Rahders off the track. He maintained control, got back on the track staying in second place and kept the leader within five car lengths. As the race progressed, Rahders managed to make up a couple of car lengths and as they went through the rhythm section the leader slowed and Cody was able to drive underneath him and take the win.

In the Production 1000 Class, the start was chaos due to the heavily watered track. It took Rahders two laps to sort through the carnage around him before he was able to start his drive to the front and what was beginning to be a repeat of the XP class. Rahders and the leader would trade first place several times during the race. On the white flag lap, the two came together fairly hard but both stayed on course and Cody settled in to finish out the race in second place.

“In turn five going to the white flag we hit pretty hard and my power steering quit. In the rhythm section he made a mistake and I think I could have got him but it would have been ugly,” said Rahders. “I had major arm pump and didn't want to throw second place away if I couldn't make it stick so I played it safe and took second.”

Rahders and R3motorsports would like to thank their sponsors for their support. Cognito Motorsports, Polaris, Superchips, ITP Tires, Fox Shocks, Method Race Wheels, Muzzys, RacerX Motorsports, the UTVunderground.com, K&N Filters, Sparks Racing, Lucas Oil, Crower, new sponsor Twisted Stitch Seats, my spotter Nick Novak, mechanics Kevin Sullivan and Jon Kelly, Cognito Motorsports owner Justin Lambert, Gina Snew, Dave Stall, and my mom and dad.

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.
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BLM to reopen most of the closed areas Fall 2014

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area
Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that locations previously identified as closed for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use will change in the fall of 2014. A recent court decision paved the way for the BLM to implement the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP), allowing for increased OHV riding opportunities in the recreation area and for better protection of natural resource values such as the Peirson's milkvetch.

Implementation of the Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP requires education and outreach such as new maps and signing directing riders to open areas and away from closures intended to protect critical habitat for Peirson's milkvetch. The BLM will seek assistance from local partners to help with this effort in preparation for the upcoming 2014-2015 season and requests that visitors continue to respect all existing regulatory signs until they are changed.

"Visitors to the Imperial Sand Dunes have patiently waited for implementation of the new RAMP, and we are very excited that new riding opportunities are just around the corner," said El Centro Field Manager Thomas Zale. "I appreciate the cooperative spirit of our dunes visitors and will be working hard with staff and partners to get ready for great times next season in America's Great Outdoors!"

The RAMP Record of Decision was issued in June 2013 and provides guidance of management to over 160,000 acres in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area and over 50,000 acres of public lands in the surrounding area. The Record of Decision is located at the following website:
Imperial Sand Dunes
Imperial Sand Dunes

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Friday, April 4, 2014

EPIC DECISION PORTENDS NEW BALANCE FOR RE-OPENING DUNES IN GLAMIS

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 4, 2014) - Recreational visitors observing a fine flaky substance this morning at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) will be pleased to hear it is not snow but judicial manna. Barely a month following argument, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. Northern District Court of California yesterday issued a long-awaited decision on the 2013 ISDRA management plan, ruling almost entirely on the side of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and sand-rider organizations, and against the latest challenge led by the Center for Biological Diversity. The ruling sets the stage for implementation of the 2013 plan, which would allow resumption of access to areas placed off-limits to riders through "interim" closures imposed over a decade ago.

The litigation over riding at the ISDRA began in 2000 and has resulted in multiple trips to Judge Illston's courtroom where BLM, USFWS, and recreation enthusiasts have suffered multiple setbacks. The 2013 plan followed lengthy public input and was designed in response to the Court's 2006 ruling and new critical habitat designation by the USFWS for the Peirson's milk-vetch (PMV), the plant species of primary concern at the Dunes. Preservationist plaintiffs raised an array of challenges under the Endangered Species Act and other laws to the new plan, but yesterday's decision rejected those claims and upheld BLM's plan, with the limited exception of finding that a recovery plan for the PMV is overdue and must be issued by 2019 unless the USFWS makes a specific finding that a recovery plan will not promote conservation of the species.

"I have shed tears upon nearly every announcement of the Court, but this time they are tears of joy," said Jim Bramham, who holds leadership positions with several of the recreationist organizations, including the American Sand Association and California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs. "Our work will never be finished, but this vindicates our long-running, expensive and sometimes controversial team effort to restore balance to ISDRA management," Bramham added.

The ISDRA, popularly known by many as "Glamis" for the small town within its boundaries, is located near the southern U.S. border in Imperial County, California, and spans roughly 167,000 acres. There is a broad range of management prescriptions covering the area, and over 26,000 acres have been formally designated as Wilderness, where no vehicle access is allowed. The 2013 plan would continue vehicle closures in PMV critical habitat and allow some form of riding on about 127,000 acres. The Dunes are a prized destination for sand-riding enthusiasts throughout the country and over 200,000 of them visit the area in a typical year.

The rider groups intervening in the case to assist in defense of the BLM plan included the American Sand Association, San Diego Off-Road Vehicle Association, Off-Road Business Association, American Motorcyclist Association District 37, California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, BlueRibbon Coalition, Desert Vipers, California Off-Road Vehicle Association and High Desert Multiple Use Coalition, with funding and strategic support from EcoLogic Partners. The intervenor groups were represented by David Hubbard of Carlsbad, Paul Turcke of Boise, Idaho, and Dennis Porter of Sacramento, California.

A copy of yesterday's decision can be viewed at:
http://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/243-Order_on_MSJ.04.03.2014.pdf

Please note: The closures are still in effect until the  2013 BLM plan is implemented.

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The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education and collaboration among recreationists.
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