Thursday, October 23, 2014

DragonFire Goes Pink To Beat Cancer


Chandler, AZ October 22, 2014 — From pro racers to pit moms, women are uniting this weekend for a common goal: Raise money and awareness for a cause near and dear to their hearts… literally! Since 2005, the Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.) Powder Puff event has been raising money and awareness to combat breast cancer. On Saturday, October 25, a full field of female racers heads to the desert just outside Barstow, CA near the Tanger Outlet Mall to race towards a cure, including DragonFire's Pro UTV racer Lacrecia Beurrier.

 

"Even though there are no points and no championship, this is the most important race of the year for me," says Beurrier. "We are racing for a reason — beating breast cancer is the real finish line!" In 2014, an estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,570 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer, according to non-profit Breastcancer.org. Worse, 12% of American women can expect to develop breast cancer in their lifetime — that is 1 out of every 8 women in this country! 

 

The 2X Mint 400 Sportsman UTV Champ Lacrecia returns to her roots to race in the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff event to support breast cancer awareness, while her new co-driver Carly Lavamaki called "shotgun" by winning the DragonFire "hot seat" raffle held during the Sand Sports Super Show and the Off-Road Expo. "We wanted to pay it forward and give some lucky lady an opportunity to strap into the race car for this worthy cause," explains Lacrecria. As an added bonus, Carly will get a hot pink harness autographed by Lacrecia as a momento of the ride.

 

An ER nurse in her day job, Lacrecia is sporting pink trim on her Can-Am Maverick, something she has been doing since her career started at this very race back in the day. "From my first Powder Puff race, beating cancer has been the reason for racing." She highlighted the cause at the top of the podium in two consecutive Mint 400 wins… and if all goes according to plan, a return to the Powder Puff podium this weekend. "It would really make my year to win this one, but win, lose or draw, everyone benefits from us beating breast cancer!"

 

For "more" details on M.O.R.E. click here: http://moreracing.net/races/race-for-a-cure

 

 

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ABOUT M.O.R.E.:

M.O.R.E. — Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts — provides a venue and format for off-road enthusiast to compete against one another in a grueling test of speed, endurance and ingenuity. M.O.R.E. aims to promote desert racing in Southern California and the surrounding areas. Having race classes from stock buggies to high end unlimited vehicles, M.O.R.E. provides a racing outlet for all off-road desert racers. Formed by Jim Clements in 1997, M.O.R.E. partnered with the Jeffers family for the 2014 season. M.O.R.E aims to keep racing affordable, competitive, safe and racer-friendly. Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts is here to serve the family of off -road desert racers.

 

ABOUT LACRECIA BEURRIER:

This two-time Mint 400 winner races for a reason — she is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is not something Lacrecia just slapped on the car this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Racing to support the cure is where it all started for me,” she says. “My first race in my old Rhino was a charity event to raise money for the program.” Lacrecia quickly went from charity events and Powder Puff racing to the real deal, competing in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, the Mint 400! Not only did she finish the race, she won the Sportsman UTV class first time out and then came back to successfully defend her title… proudly running the ribbon and pink trim for both her Mint 400 wins. She is a true champion, on and off track — when she is not ripping it up on the race course, Lacrecia’s “real” job is as a registered nurse in Lake Havasu, Arizona. DragonFire, RideNow and Can-Am are honored to have teamed up with Lacrecia’s Rockstar Custom Motorsports effort this season. Seehttp://rockstarcustomz.com for details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.

Ryan Piplic Takes Win at WORCS Round 9


Minneapolis, October 22, 2014-Polaris Factory Racers would line up for the last race of the WORCS season at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nevada.

 

With Polaris Factory Racer Beau Baron wrapping up the championship in Round 8, Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic was sitting in second coming into the race and wanted to keep it that way. After getting up-ended at the start, but landing on his wheels, Piplic would race like a man on a mission to take the win and seal a second place season in Pro SxS. RZRs would, once again, sweep the podium in Round 9.

 

Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. would finish fourth in the class for his first season racing in Pro and Polaris Factory Racer RJ Anderson would round out the top five.

 

“Polaris would like to congratulate our Factory Team on another great season,” said Donna Beadle, Polaris Factory Racing Team Manager. “Ryan had an incredible race and was well-deserving of the win. We are excited to see what 2015 brings.”

 

Piplic is sponsored by Polaris, Cognito Motorsports, Maxxis, Fox Shocks, Sparks racing, Method race wheels, Tire Blocks, Rugged Radios, Beard Seats, Antigravity Batteries RAD Designs and Dragonfire Racing.

 

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.

 




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Polaris Launches Three Additional Off-Road Products: RANGER CREW 900-6, ACE 570 SP and RZR 170 EFI

Polaris ACE 570 SP
Polaris ACE 570 SP
Minneapolis, Oct 16, 2014 - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced three additional Off-Road Vehicle offerings, the RANGER CREW® 900-6, Polaris ACE™ 570 SP and RZR® 170 EFI.

To accommodate multi-passenger customers who are looking to haul more people, Polaris is excited to announce the all-new RANGER CREW 900-6. The RANGER CREW 900-6 has all the same premium features as the RANGER CREW 900 with an additional seating space in the front row -replacing the center console- that ups the carrying capacity to six passengers. The vehicle offers the same features as the five-passenger RANGER CREW 900: class-leading 60 horsepower ProStar™ 900 engine, big towing and payload capacity, monstrous storage, comfortable ergonomics and state-of-the-art accessory integration with the industry-exclusive Pro-Fit cab system. The RANGER CREW 900-6 will be available in Sage Green. Electronic Power Steering (EPS) models include Sunset Red, White Lightning and Polaris Pursuit® Camo.
RANGER CREW 900-6
RANGER CREW 900-6

Polaris adds to the newly-introduced Polaris ACE line-up with the new ACE 570 SP. The vehicle offers an even more capable, confident and comfortable driving experience with the addition of Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and an Engine Braking System (EBS).

To ride all day with less fatigue, the ACE 570 SP’s EPS is the smoothest, most-responsive Power Steering available with Variable Assist for easier steering at low speeds. For optimum control and smooth, even deceleration, the EBS works to control braking directly from the engine. These two new features found on the ACE 570 SP work in tandem to provide even more comfort, capability and confidence. The ACE 570 SP is the third vehicle in the ACE family to be announced by Polaris this year and will be available in Black Pearl Premium Paint with 12 in/30.48 cm cast aluminum wheels and a cut-and-sew, adjustable seat.
Polaris RZR 170 EFI
Polaris RZR 170 EFI
The RZR 170 is the only side-by-side vehicle available for youth riders 10 years old and older. For Model Year 2015, Polaris is adding EFI to the popular youth model for easier starting, improved idle quality, smooth throttle response and improved speed limiting. The RZR 170 EFI will continue to include a wide variety of safety features such as an adjustable throttle limiter to enable adults to set a maximum speed control limit, daytime running lights to increase daytime visibility, full floorboards, seatbelts, color-coded pedals, parking brake and side nets. The vehicle will be available in Indy Red and Voodoo Blue.

The RANGER CREW® 900-6 in Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo, Polaris ACE 570 SP and RZR 170 EFI will be available at Polaris dealerships nationwide starting in November. The additional RANGER CREW® 900-6 EPS colors will be available in January.

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.Minneapolis, Oct 16, 2014- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced three additional Off-Road Vehicle offerings, the RANGER CREW® 900-6, Polaris ACE™ 570 SP and RZR® 170 EFI.

To accommodate multi-passenger customers who are looking to haul more people, Polaris is excited to announce the all-new RANGER CREW 900-6. The RANGER CREW 900-6 has all the same premium features as the RANGER CREW 900 with an additional seating space in the front row -replacing the center console- that ups the carrying capacity to six passengers. The vehicle offers the same features as the five-passenger RANGER CREW 900: class-leading 60 horsepower ProStar™ 900 engine, big towing and payload capacity, monstrous storage, comfortable ergonomics and state-of-the-art accessory integration with the industry-exclusive Pro-Fit cab system. The RANGER CREW 900-6 will be available in Sage Green. Electronic Power Steering (EPS) models include Sunset Red, White Lightning and Polaris Pursuit® Camo.

Polaris adds to the newly-introduced Polaris ACE line-up with the new ACE 570 SP. The vehicle offers an even more capable, confident and comfortable driving experience with the addition of Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and an Engine Braking System (EBS).

To ride all day with less fatigue, the ACE 570 SP’s EPS is the smoothest, most-responsive Power Steering available with Variable Assist for easier steering at low speeds. For optimum control and smooth, even deceleration, the EBS works to control braking directly from the engine. These two new features found on the ACE 570 SP work in tandem to provide even more comfort, capability and confidence. The ACE 570 SP is the third vehicle in the ACE family to be announced by Polaris this year and will be available in Black Pearl Premium Paint with 12 in/30.48 cm cast aluminum wheels and a cut-and-sew, adjustable seat.

The RZR 170 is the only side-by-side vehicle available for youth riders 10 years old and older. For Model Year 2015, Polaris is adding EFI to the popular youth model for easier starting, improved idle quality, smooth throttle response and improved speed limiting. The RZR 170 EFI will continue to include a wide variety of safety features such as an adjustable throttle limiter to enable adults to set a maximum speed control limit, daytime running lights to increase daytime visibility, full floorboards, seatbelts, color-coded pedals, parking brake and side nets. The vehicle will be available in Indy Red and Voodoo Blue.

The RANGER CREW® 900-6 in Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo, Polaris ACE 570 SP and RZR 170 EFI will be available at Polaris dealerships nationwide starting in November. The additional RANGER CREW® 900-6 EPS colors will be available in January.

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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BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE A BUST FOR 1910

Polaris RZR 1000
1910 LSR Polaris RZR 1000
Mesa Arizona - Bluewater Desert Challenge is a unique format. Two days of racing on the shores of the Colorado river make this race a fan favorite. Your total time decides your overall position for the weekend.

Dan Fisher in the 1910 LSR Polaris RZR 1000 started forth off the line. Two cars start side x side, a drag race ensues as the driver push their machine into the rising sun and the lingering dust hovering just feet above the desert floor. Being first into the desert is in a win in itself.

There is no prerunning for this race. So Dan would use his first lap to learn the course and feel out the machine. After an issue free first lap and as they passed where everyone was camping they started getting a noise. No clue what it was but did not take long till they knew it was a major issue. As the pulled of the course to inspect the machine they heard a loud crash from the back and they knew this was not a belt. A bearing failed in the tranny and it made a mess of things. They say to always trust your gut, when we asked Dan what happened he said "I have a feeling this is collateral damaged from when we got hit at Vegas to Reno". On the track its a battle but off the track UTV racers are like family. Branden Sims and he had a spare tranny. Team LSR tore into machine and repaired it for the Sunday race.

On Sunday Dan was not able to race because his family was getting a new member. So Garrick Lastra would take over the driving duties. This was Garrick's first desert race. By day he is one of LSR's lead fabricator and an excellent driver. The course took a beating on Saturday from the unlimited classes. The rolling whoops were now huge square edged pits. Things were going smooth till they blew a belt and at the same time notice a flat time. Easy fix back on course and moving up the ranks steady. Running a solid pace all day with a few miles left for the day power issues and could not get back up and running. This was not our weekend for sure but LSR was out there in full force and had a great time. Cannot wait to tackle this course again next year and will come home with one of those finish pins!!!


LSR would like to thank all their great sponsors.


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Factory UTV UHMW Protection for the new Polaris RZR 900 Series UTV's

Polaris RZR S 900
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