Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Team DragonFire Has A Stellar Race Weekend

As the saying goes win on Sunday, sell on Monday! DragonFire has followed this theory for years. From East to West DragonFire racers had a busy and stellar weekend! The 2015 season has been good to DragonFire as many of our drivers have found themselves on the podium. Team Jacks Excavating, Hans Wagge, Bobby Vanbeekum and Ken Benson all put their talent to the test and battled their way to the front of the pack to come out shining at the end. For years we have worked with some of the best Side-X-Side racers on the planet to help us test and develop race-worthy products. Congratulations to all of our racers, we are proud to have you representing DragonFire!


Hans Wagge
Hans Waage - Lucas Oil Regionals

Original DragonFire team driver Hans Wagge just seems to keep getting better each year. This is the same guy that brought DragonFire a Baja 250, 500 and 1000 title in 2009 and after putting that same race car on a diet he's back out mixing it up with the short course guys. Turns out he can do that too! Hans brought home a 2nd place finish on Saturday at the Lucas Oil Regionals and a 1st on Sunday in the Unlimited UTV class.

Bobby Vanbeekum
Bobby VanBeekum - Lucas Oil Regionals
If you are into UTV racing you have probably heard this name before. A new addition to the DragonFire race team Bobby brings years of racing experience to the DragonFire table with unmatched excitement. Bobby has been on a roll this year in his new Polaris RZR XP 1000 bringing home back-to-back 1st place finishes Saturday and Sunday at the Lucas Oil Regionals this past weekend!

Ken Benson
Ken Benson - Lucas Oil Regionals
Long time DragonFire racer Ken Benson has been picking up steam in 2015. This being the first year of racing in his new Can-Am, RideNow, DragonFire & Weller Racing backed Maverick X ds 1000 he is still getting use to the new ride. None the less, Ken is a racer through and through and will fight it out to the checkers every time he takes to the track. Ken was able to pull off a 3rd place finish on Saturday in the Production 1000 class and 2nd place finish on Sunday! All signs point towards to a win in the very near future!

Ken Benson
Ken Benson - SR1 Championship
Doing double time as usual, Ken is also racing his DragonFire & Weller Racing built SR1 this season. Always a contender, Ken is silky smooth in his 200hp monster. This is a very talented class of drivers and Ken showed everyone he is a contender by pulling off a 3rd place finish and 5th on Sunday! Ken is on track to be in the hunt for a series championship title by the end of the year.
Jacks Excavating
Jacks Excavating Racing - GNCC

This family is known for being seriously fast in woods racing and leaving a positive impression everywhere they go. The two brothers Marcus & Mouse Pratt both suffered mechanical issues on lap one after contact with a hidden stump in the XC1 class. Each showed that they won't give up and did what they had to do to finish the race. Mouse brought home a respectable 5th and Marcus finished 23rd. Meanwhile, the newest addition to their team and cousin to the Pratt brothers Joe Krcelich was up front in the XC2 class and has been leading the pack in the first two rounds of GNCC. Joe battled hard all day and came across the line in 4th, while maintaining his season points lead.    

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rally on the Rocks and TreadLightly! partner for trail restoration project on Moab's Sevenmile Rim Trail



Project Date: Wednesday, May 13

Time: 7:30 AM-2:00 PM (Lunch by Camp Chef will be provided at 1 PM)

Where to Meet: Parking lot off of Mill Canyon Road. Mill Canyon Road is 13 miles north of Moab on Hwy 191. Turn left onto Mill Canyon and drive .6 miles to the parking lot.

Project Description: Volunteers will construct approximately half mile of fencing along Determination Towers on Sevenmile Rim Trail. This work is needed to keep the area looking natural and to help protect the Determination Tower scenic vista as well as protect the public's access to this world class riding opportunity.

Vehicle Requirements: Trail capable vehicle (4x4, side by side, or ATV)

What to bring/wear: Sturdy boots, work gloves, hat and sunscreen

Contact: Evan@treadlightly.org or call 801-627-0077 ext 15

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Team Bradco battles the heat in Havasu


Polaris RZR XP 1000 


WORCS RACING ROUND 4 2015

The Fourth round of the WORCS series did not disappoint, Havasu is known for being very rough and has the famous Lagoon Jump. Team Bradco entered the WORCS Havasu refreshed after a few weeks off of racing and were eager to get back to it. Unclassified practice went very good for both Corbin and Cody and the stage was set for both drivers to have a good showing in Saturdays race.

Corbin would race first, being top 10 in points would allow Corbin to start in the front row with all his main competitors. He jumped out to a 4th place start and quickly worked his way into to second, he would then keep it very close between Walker Even’s Randy Anderson for the next few laps until he was eventually able to make a pass for the lead stick. Shortly thereafter he would loose both rear axles making his car front wheel drive, Corbin drove two more laps trying to gain valuable points only to break a front axle putting him out of the race. Corbin has been driving the wheels off his RZR all year. With a sliver of luck we will see young racer win a few this season.

Cody would be starting from the second row where he would jump out to a 2nd place start; he then made a pass and set his sights on the first row. With the track being so brutal he knew he would need to save his equipment for the end of the race when he would need push his car to the limit for the best possible result. He began catching drivers in the front row working his way up to 4th overall on the track. On corrected time Cody was battling for the lead and he was able to take over the lead a few times before disaster struck on the final lap. Cody would have a small mechanical problem that he needed to fix before he could get back going. After all was said and done Cody would work his way back up to an 8th place finish.

Polaris RZR XP 1000

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Coastal Racing’s John Henry Takes First XC2 Win of the Season

Coastal Racing’s XC2 Racer John Henry
Coastal Racing’s XC2 Racer John Henry
Team UXC Racing Goes One, Two in Single Seat Class

Minneapolis, April 14, 2015- Round Four of the GNCC racing series would have the Polaris Factory Racing Teams travel to Union, SC for The Big Buck where there would be ATV, Side-by-Side and Single-Seat Racing.

Coastal Racing’s XC2 Racer John Henry would come into Big Buck looking for redemption after a tough ride at the first round in Georgia. The finish in Georgia didn’t gave him a tenth-row starting position but he was able to grab the hole shot off the line for his row to give him clear sailing into the woods. The Big Buck course is very tight and fast with very few passing lanes so Henry would have to be very strategic throughout the race to gain ground. His RZR S 900 handled the rough track very well and, on adjusted time, took the win with teammate Sean Bogdan taking second in his RZR.

Team UXC Racing would come into the race off a win at Steele Creek in the 4x4 Pro. Unfortunately, some unlucky circumstances would have Michael Swift and Kevin Trantham finish off the podium but their 4x4 Senior Racer Don Higbee would take third on his Scrambler 850 EPS. 

Polaris ACE
Team UXC Racers Marc Spataro
The Single Seat Class would see seven Polaris ACEs enter for the second race of the year. Team UXC Racers Marc Spataro and Josh Copleland would finish one, two in their ROX/Team UXC Racing ACEs. Third would go to Doug Fortner who took second in the first Single Seat Race at The General.

The next GNCC race is the Limestone 100, in Springville, Ind., April 25-26, and the next UTV and Single Seat Race will be the Mountaineer, at Marvin’s Mountain Top, in Masontown, West Virginia.

John Henry is sponsored by Coastal Racing, Polaris, Racertech, OMF Wheels, CST Tires, Walker Evans Racing, SSI Decals and Tireballs.

Team UXC Racing is sponsored by Polaris~ Driven Powersports ~ Maxxis Tires ~ Fly Racing~ Axis ~ SSI Decals ~ Evans Coolant ~ ROX Speed FX ~ Dirtworks ~ Cool-It Thermo Tech ~ Leatt ~ Ricochet Off Road ~ DP Brakes ~ Spider ~ Moto Pro Training ~ Scott Goggles ~ FASST ~ K&N Kilters ~ America’s Motorsports ~ Tire Balls ~ Rigid Industries ~ Holz Racing Products ~ Night Krawlers Kustoms ~ Teixeira Tech ~ Quad Tech ~ Alco Cleaners ~ Polaris Power Generators ~ OMF Wheels ~ STM Clutching ~ All Balls Racing ~ Muzzy Performance Exhaust ~ Polaris Engineered Lubricants ~ RCV Perfor-mance ~ Airdam Clutching ~ Santor Design Company ~ Summer Brothers Racing ~ Quad Tech

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 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® and Slingshot® 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®, Cycle Country® and Pro Armor® 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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Polaris/Coastal/CST/Yokley Racing Team Scores First XC2 Pro Sport Win of 2015 at The Big Buck GNCC

Polaris RZR S 900
Team Driver John Henry put his Polaris RZR S 900
into the center of the podium at the Big Buck GNCC
South Carolina’s Big Buck GNCC Showcased a Challenging Round Two of Racing

UNION, S.C. (April 14, 2015) – Round two of the six-race Side-by-Side Championship took place on Saturday in Union, South Carolina, where the Polaris/Coastal/CST/Yokley Racing team saw its first victory of the season in the XC2 Pro Sport class. Team Driver John Henry put his Polaris RZR S 900 into the center of the podium at the Big Buck GNCC, while XC1 Pro Team Drivers Scott Kiger and William Yokley experienced a challenging day of racing at the second round.

With mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, the Big Buck GNCC saw the most favorable race conditions of the season. In the XC2 Pro Sport division, John Henry and his son/passenger grabbed the holeshot from Row 10 aboard the Polaris RZR S 900, checking in with second place on the opening lap. At the halfway point, Henry had pushed his way into the lead where he maintained that position through the checkered flag.

“We had a great car, I can’t thank Coastal and Polaris enough for providing us with that opportunity,” Henry said. “We shot out of the hole way ahead of everyone but we knew we were going to have to work. Passing opportunities were extremely difficult, so to pull off what we did out there was pretty special.”

After two rounds, John Henry sits in the sixth place position in the XC2 Pro Sport championship standings.

Polaris RZR XP 1000
XC1 Pro Team Driver Scott Kiger
Following a tough opening round for the team, drivers Scott Kiger and William Yokley were eager to go as the green flag dropped in South Carolina. Kiger and his passenger Tyler King shot out to grab the fifth-row holeshot aboard his Polaris RZR XP 1000, with William Yokley and his wife/passenger Tina powering their Polaris RZR S 900 close behind in second.

Kiger and Yokley led the pack into the woods on the opening lap and that’s when things began to go downhill for Yokley. The Big Buck course, known for its rough and tumble terrain, caused an unfortunate mechanical issue that kept the Yokley duo sidelined for the rest of the race.

“It’s been a challenging start to the season but I can’t say enough about this car and all the great products and sponsors we’ve got behind us,” Yokley said. “There’s no doubt that we have the best machine out there and we’re looking forward to putting some points on the board next round.”

About two laps into the four-lap race, Kiger experienced some issues causing him to lose a substantial amount of time and positions. Kiger ultimately salvaged a 20th place position to earn one point toward the championship chase.

The GNCC Side-by-Side Championship returns to action Saturday, May 23 in Masontown, West Virginia with the Mountaineer Run GNCC. For more information on the team, please visit www.yokleyracing.com.

To watch RacerTV’s live online coverage of Side-by-Side racing in South Carolina, visit www.racertv.com/category/gncc-utv-live.

William Yokley’s Team Sponsors: Polaris Industries, Coastal Racing, CST, Racer Tech, Elka Suspension, OMF, Beard Seats, Tireballs, Mona Vie and Yokley Racing.

Scott Kiger’s Team Sponsors: Polaris Industries, Coastal Racing, CST, Racer Tech, OMF, Walker Evans, Tireballs and Yokley Racing.

John Henry’s Team Sponsors: Polaris Industries, Coastal Racing, CST, Racer Tech, OMF, Walker Evans, Tireballs, SSI Decals and Yokley Racing.

Big Buck GNCC
Union, South Carolina
Round 2 of 6
Saturday, April 11

XC1 Pro Results:
  1. Kyle Chaney (CAN) 
  2. Treavis Poynter (CAN) 
  3. Larry Hendershot (CAN) 
  4. Hans Ada (POL) 
  5. Mouse Pratt (CAN) 
  6. Steven Matko (POL) 
  7. Bill Patterson (POL) 
  8. John Kletz (CAN) 
  9. Devon Steedley (POL) 
  10. Jason Smith (POL) 
XC2 Pro Sport Results:
  1. John Henry (POL) 
  2. Sean Bogdan (POL) 
  3. David Plavi (CAN) 
  4. Joe Krcelich (CAN) 
  5. Seth Mitchell (CAN) 
  6. Chris Brockway (POL) 
  7. Bryan Rigg (POL) 
  8. Jamie Held (POL) 
  9. Mike Jenkins (POL) 
  10. Mike Penland (CAN) 
XC1 Modified Point Standings:
  1. Treavis Poynter (55) 
  2. Kyle Chaney (42) 
  3. Steven Matko (36) 
  4. Larry Hendershot (35) 
  5. John Kletz (28) 
  6. John Yokley (25) 
  7. Mouse Pratt (21) 
  8. Zac Zakowski (20) 
  9. Marcus Pratt (18) 
  10. Hans Ada (18) 
XC2 Pro Sport Point Standings:
  1. Joe Krcelich (37) 
  2. David Plavi (33) 
  3. Mike Jenkins (28) 
  4. Michael Swift (28) 
  5. Sean Bogdan (28) 
  6. John Henry (25) 
  7. Seth Mitchell (24) 
  8. Doug Gust (23) 
  9. Chris Brockway (22) 
  10. Jonathan Powers (21)

Photos by Ken Hill

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