Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blingstar Racers Grab Top 10 Finishes at WORCS Round 4


Polaris RZR XP 1000
Clint Roberts


Hurricane, UT – The WORCS Racing Series headed to beautiful Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah for the fourth round of action packed WORCS SxS racing. Over 75 SxS drivers lined up to compete for the top spot on the SxS Podium at this picturesque race location. Blingstar / Polaris RZR XP 1000 SxS racers Nick Nelson and Clint Roberts both grabbed a top ten finish in the WORCS Racing SxS Pro Class.

After a five hour drive from Corona, CA and having to repair a flat tire on his trailer and some sketchy incidents on the road, Clint Roberts made it the Sand Hollow State Park to take in all the amenities and one of his best finishes this season rounding out the top ten in the WORCS Racing SxS Pro Class.

“The race went well and we had a good time. We basically learned the track during the first lap of the race. I just kept pace during lap one, and then on the second lap I kind of settled in and pulled away and made some passes. The Polaris RZR XP 1000 ran very well. The JRi Suspension worked insane! We had the option to run paddle tires, but we chose to use DWT Moapa tires and they hooked up awesome in the sand” explained Clint Roberts.

Polaris RZR XP 1000
Nick Nelson

New RZR XP 1000

Blingstar / Polaris teammate Nick Nelson also had a great finish at WORCS Round four. Just days before the race, the team finished building their all-new Polaris RZR XP 1000 for Nelson with the help of Polaris, Glazzkraft, and UTV Underground. Nelson’s new ride proved to be a success as he grabbed his first finish of the season with eighth out twenty-eight racers in the WORCS Racing SxS Pro Class. “Blingstar, Glazzkraft, and UTV Underground joined forces and put a new Polaris RZR XP 1000 together for the team. Six guys pulled an all-nighter and got my car together the Wednesday before the race. The race was fun, I started in the last row, and I just tried to follow someone so I had an idea where to go. My DWT Moapa tires and Tireblocks worked great out there in the rocks. The new Polaris RZR XP 1000 is just as fast as my built Polaris RZR XP 900 I was running. Its just much more reliable being stock. Its really cool you can go that fast out of the box with Polaris!” said Nick Nelson of his eighth place finish at the Sand Hollow WORCS race.

The Blingstar / Polaris race team will head to the Ridgecrest Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, CA on May 9-11. Ridgecrest Fairgrounds is a new venue for the WORCS Racing Series and it will feature an all-new track for the highly competitive WORCS Racing SxS Pro Class and it will be exciting to see where the Blingstar / Polaris race team will finish as they continue to fine tune their Polaris RZR XP 1000 race machines.

2014 Blingstar / Polaris Race Team Sponsors:
Polaris, Blingstar, Lonestar Racing, JRi Suspension, DWT, SSi Decals, Inland Powder Coating, P.C.I. Race Radios, Protective Film Solution, BShipman Films, Glazzkraft, Tony Lozza, Tire Blocks, Beard Seats

More: WORCS Sand Hollow Photo Gallery

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DuneFest 2014 Arrives in Winchester Bay July 30th – August 3rd

Aerial View of DuneFest
Aerial View of DuneFest
The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce along with Polaris are proud to present DuneFest 2014, July 30th – August 3rd. This five-day event is filled with exciting, fun Adult and Kid activities including: Moto Cross Racing, Freestyle Shows, Sand Drags, Poker Run, New kids Treasure Hunt, Show N’ Shine, Drive-In Movie Night, Charity Auction, evening entertainment featuring Rock The Dunes Saturday night, A Canned Food Drive to benefit the Reedsport Food Pantry, and many more activities.

Vendor Row will offer ATV/ UTV’s, clothing, crafts, and ATV/UTV accessories. Vendor Row and is open daily from 9am to 6pm with food vendors staying open later for dinner.

DuneFest Freestyle Show
DuneFest Freestyle Show

DuneFest 2014 Events

DuneFest 2014 offers: Onsite sand camping and off site camping, free parking and free shuttle bus service from Winchester Bay, A Kid’s Safe ATV Riding Area, and Non Ethanol Gasoline (premium fuel 92 octane) available in Salmon Harbor at the fuel dock.

The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce recognizes the significance of the ATV/UTV industry and welcomes all participants, sponsors, and vendors. With their help, and the help of hundreds of volunteers, DuneFest is the premiere ATV/UTV sand event in the country. DuneFest is a family-friendly atmosphere and boast the slogan: THE MOST FUN A FAMILY CAN HAVE IN THE SAND.

For additional information go to www.dunefest.com or call the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce (541) 271-3495 or (800) 247-2155.

Facilities under Special Use Permit with the Siuslaw National Forest & Douglas County Parks.

WHAT: DuneFest 2014

WHERE: Winchester Bay / Umpqua Dunes

WHEN: July 30th – August 3rd

WHO: Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce

Contact: 800-247-2155


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Friday, April 18, 2014

ITP Racers Notch 6 Wins, 15 Podiums at Weekend Races

Ontario, California, April 17, 2014 - Team ITP racers came away with six class victories and 15 total podiums competing in the Grand National Cross Country series, World Off-Road Championship Series and the New England ATV Motocross series. Schoolboy A/B (13-15) racer Westley Wolfe won his class and the 10 a.m. overall at round four of the GNCC series in South Carolina. At the fourth round of WORCS, held in Hurricane, Utah, ITP-backed Chris Willing earned the SxS 850 class win. Josh Creamer earned two podiums in NEATV-MX Pro-level action at the series opener in Wallkill, N.Y.




Westley Wolfe won the morning overall and the Schoolboy (13-15) A/B class using ITP Holeshot GNCC tires at the Big Buck GNCC.


"Our team of racers had a good weekend at the South Carolina GNCC, winning five classes and the morning overall with Westley Wolfe," said Pat McGuire, Public Relations/Race Support. "SxS drivers Kyle Chaney and Marcus Pratt also grabbed impressive second-place podium runs at Big Buck. And we also had ATV Pro Josh Creamer earn two second-place finishes a very competitive and challenging NEATV-MX race in New York."




Kenny Rich Sr. is undefeated this season in the Masters (50+) class on his ITP Holeshot GNCC-equipped Suzuki ATV.


GNCC - Round 4
The VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC was held in Union, S.C., in nearly ideal conditions for cross-country racing. The early morning session started off well for Team ITP as Carter Kerens took second overall on the 8 a.m. youth podium and second in the 90 Open (12-15) class. Jordan Digby won the 125 Sr. (12-15) class and earned fifth overall in the youth session on ITP tires and wheels.




The 125 Sr. (12-15) class was won by ITP-supported racer Jordan Digby.


The 10 a.m. session also featured an ITP-backed racer on the overall podium as Westley Wolfe was the top finishing amateur and also won the Schoolboy A/B (13-15) class. Kenny Rich Sr. also won his morning class, taking the win in the Master (50+) class. He's a perfect 4-for-4 this season racing on ITP GNCC tires. After a disappointing DNF at round three, Dale Batson rebounded quite nicely, grabbing the victory in the 35+ C class with his Suzuki ATV dressed in ITP tires. Other ITP racers to earn podiums during this time slot were WXC class racer Angel Knox and Women's Amateur (15+) competitor Kelley Deloach. Both racers finish third and currently lead their respective classes in points heading into round five.




Using an ITP Holeshot tire up front and Holeshot XC rear tire combination on his Honda, Justin Paul won the Junior 22+ class at the Big Buck GNCC.


Justin Paul put in a very successful race in the afternoon session, winning the Junior B (22+) class on ITP tires. With three consecutive podiums and a second straight win, Paul is now fourth in the class point standings despite missing the opener. Aaron Pridgen was eighth in the same class. Vet B (30+) racer Mark Batson, who is the current class points leader, earned his third podium in as many races with a second-place run at Big Buck.




Riding on ITP Terracross R/T HD tires, Turnkey UTV/Can-Am/ITP racer Kyle Chaney finished second in the XC1 Modified class at Big Buck.


Round two of the GNCC SxS Championship series was also held at Big Buck. Team ITP earned a podium in both the XC1 Modified and XC2 Limited classes. In spite of a fourth-row start, Chaney Racing's Kyle Chaney and co-pilot Chris Bithell took a hard-fought second overall in the XC1 class with a ITP Terracross-clad Maverick SxS. Marcus Pratt (Jack's Excavating/Can-Am) finished second in the XC2 Limited class and 12th overall, and is second in the class points.

Round five of the 2014 AMSOIL GNCC series is the Limestone 100, which is slated for Saturday, April 26, in Springville, Ind.


Nick Thompson

ITP-supported racer Nick Thompson took an impressive third-place finish on ITP Black Water EVO tires in the SxS Pro class at round four of WORCS held in Utah.

WORCS
The fourth round of WORCS was held in Utah's Sand Hollow State Park, an off-roading hub located in Hurricane, Utah., that features dunes, desert, whoops, dust and rocks. ITP had racers competing in every major SxS class.


"The course was mostly deep sand, with hidden, sharp rocks and some slick rock-crawling sections. The ITP Black Water EVO tires once again proved to be a dominant tire. We walked away with a third in the SxS Pro class and a first in the SxS 850 class," said Ryan Edwards, ITP tech support representative/West Coast race coordinator.


Nick Thompson earned third place in the SxS Pro class, using 30-inch Black Water EVO tires on his XP1000. He completed the four-lap race in 50:31.6 to earn his best finish of the year. Thompson was in 18th after lap one, but continually picked off riders after each lap to claw his way on the podium. Another top 10 finish in the SxS Pro ranks went to IMG Motorsports/ITP racer Michael Camp, who took ninth. Can-Am/ITP/Murray Racing member Dave Martinez took 12th, battling back from 19th after lap one.


Chris Willing

Also riding on ITP Black Water EVO tires, Chris Willing drove his No. 252 RZR to the SxS 850 class win at the Sand Hollow WORCS race in Utah.


The SxS 850 class victory went to Chris Willing, who used 27-inch ITP Black Water EVO tires on his Polaris. He led every lap of the race to notch his first win in three races this season. In an RZR800 with a 26-inch ITP Black Water EVO tire setup, Drew Schultz took home fourth in the class. Dallas Hash was the top SxS 1000 class finisher for ITP, taking seventh riding on Black Water EVO tires. Team IMG Motorsports/ITP racer Sara Price was 14th.




BCS Performance/Can-Am/ITP Pro Josh Creamer pulled some stellar holeshots with his ITP QuadCross MX2 front and QuadCross MX PRO Lite rear tire setup in New York.

NEATV-MX
The New England ATV Motocross series opener was held at the Walden Motocross facility in Wallkill, N.Y. Many top-named U.S. and Canadian pros attended the opening round since the AMA ATV MX series had an off weekend. Team ITP Pro Josh Creamer (BCS Performance/Can-Am) earned one moto victory and four total podiums, but had to settle for second place in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes.

About ITP

In business for more than 30 years, ITP has become the world's #1 ATV/UTV aftermarket tire and wheel source. ITP utilizes its experienced staff of engineers, designers and technicians at its two American tire facilities in Clinton, Tenn., and Jackson, Tenn., to develop award-winning tire-and-wheel designs for virtually all ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. Numerous outlets distribute ITP tires across the United States and in more than 25 countries worldwide. For a full-color ITP catalog, call toll-free: 1-800-859-4740. www.itptires.com
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RZRs fill the Podium in Pro Class at WORCS Round 4

Polaris Factory Racer Beau Baron
Polaris Factory Racer Beau Baron

Minneapolis, April 14, 2014-WORCS Round 4 returned to Sand Hollow OHV area in Hurricane, Utah, and Polaris Factory Racers Beau Baron and Mitch Guthrie Jr. would go one/two in the Pro Class.

Sand Hollow presents the racers with a different type of terrain from most of the other WORCS races. The six-mile, hour-long course travels through sand and sandstone and is one of the more scenic races in the series.

Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would grab the holeshot in his RZR XP 1000 and would race virtually unchallenged until lapped racers would slow him down giving Polaris/Guthrie Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr., also in a RZR XP 1000, the lead in the final lap. Guthrie, also dealing with the lapped racers, would see Baron regain the lead and steer his RZR XP 1000 to the win for his second win of the season. Guthrie would finish a solid second, Nick Thompson, also in a RZR would take third; with Polaris Factory Racers RJ Anderson and Ryan Piplic taking fourth and fifth. Baron currently holds the point lead for the series with Guthrie in second and Anderson in third.

Mitch Guthrie Jr.
Mitch Guthrie Jr.
Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson rounds out the podium in Third Place

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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William Yokley Takes Win at Big Buck

Polaris Factory Racer William Yokley
Polaris Factory Racer William Yokley
Teammate Scott Kiger takes third, Higbee second in 4x4 Senior

Minneapolis, April 15, 2014- Big Buck in Union, SC, is the second race of the six-race UTV series for GNCC.

Polaris Factory Racers William Yokley, John Yokley and Scott Kiger along with 30 other XC1 Modified Racers would take the line for top honors. When the dust settled, William Yokley in his Polaris / Coastal / CST / National Guard / Yoshimura / Yokley Racing RZR XP 900 would take the checkered flag with teammate Scott Kiger taking third. John Yokley, after finishing first at The Washington in his Big Country Powersports RZR 900, would take fourth. The win catapulted William Yokley into first place in the series standings, with teammates John Yokley and Scott Kiger in second and third. 

Scott Kiger
Scott Kiger
On the ATV side, Team UXC Racing’s Don Higbee would travel from Wyoming to take second in the 4x4 Senior class on his Scrambler XP 850. Polaris Factory Racers Michael Swift and Rick Cecco took fifth and sixth in the 4x4 Pro class on their Scrambler XP 850s.

In Texas, Team UXC Racing’s Chris Robinson got his third win of the year at TORN Round 3, in the Utility class, on his Scrambler XP 1000. Robinson also finished second in the Expert class night race.

The next GNCC Race is Dunlop Limestone 100 in Springville, Ind. (ATV Only), April 26-27 and the next GNCC Race for UTVs is Rocky Mountain ATV*MC Mountaineer Run in Masontown, WV, May 24-25. The next TORN Race is May 3-4, in Crofton, TX.

William Yokley, Scott Kiger and John Yokley are sponsored by Polaris, Big Country Powersports, Yoshimura, STI, Night Krawler Kustoms, Hot Cams, OMF, Yokley Racing and Coastal Racing.

Team UXC Racing is sponsored by Polaris, Driven Powersports, Maxxis Tires, Fly, Evans Coolant, Axis, Hiper, ROX Speed FX, Dirtworks, SSI Decals, Thermo Tec, Leatt, Ricochet, DP Brakes, Spider, Moto Pro Training, Scott Outerwears, FASST, Fourwerx Carbon Fiber, America’s Motorsports, Ams-Oil, Tire Balls, Ruralube, Rigid Industries, Holz Racing Products, Knight Krawlers Kustoms, Yoshimura


Cecco Racing is sponsored by Polaris, Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories & Apparel, Coldcock Whiskey, Maxxis, Big Gun, DBP Perfomance, Moose Offroad, Keizer, Custom Axis, Powermadd, Rox Speedfx, Fasstco, DP Brakes, Spider, PNP Supplements, Riccochet, SuperATV, KN Engineering, Bike Trikes and Quads, STM Powersports, ATV Fourplay, All Balls, Zdobinski Allstate Insurance, Tire Balls and Vanilla Gorrilla.

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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