Thursday, November 27, 2014

Silverado Polaris ACE+ Concept Ready for the Trail

Chevrolet Silverado Polaris ACE+
Chevrolet Silverado Polaris ACE+
Outdoor recreation-themed concept paired with innovative off-road vehicle

LAS VEGAS – The Chevrolet Silverado Polaris ACE+ concept shows that while Chevy’s full-size truck was designed for work, it also works hard to enable recreational interests. The outdoors-themed concept debuts at the SEMA Show this week and is paired with the new Polaris® ACE™ – a revolutionary single-seat, sit-in off-road vehicle launched earlier this year.

The concept truck is based on the production 2015 Silverado 1500 crew cab with a 6-foot-6-inch cargo bed and the Z71 Off-Road package.

“The Silverado is designed to work hard for its owner, on or off the clock,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing. “Pairing it with the new Polaris ACE perfectly illustrates how the Silverado easily changes its support role when it’s time to leave the job site for the trail head.”

Blending production accessories available through Chevrolet dealers and concept components under evaluation for future production, the Silverado Polaris ACE+ concept conveys the ruggedness of today’s outdoorsmen. Its ready-for-anything stance is driven by large, 33-inch–by-12.5-inch off-road tires mounted on Chevrolet Accessories 22-inch aluminum wheels, while concept fender flares enhance the truck’s broad-shouldered appearance.

Additional exterior features include a concept bed-mounted sports bar with custom LED lighting and a concept front nudge bar. The cargo bed also features the available, spray-on bedliner – with the Chevy bowtie logo – that’s offered on all Silverado models for 2015. A black exterior, with blacked-out trim, is accented with graphics coordinated with the Polaris ACE.

Inside, the concept truck features leather-trimmed seating and the latest connectivity features offered across the Silverado lineup, including MyLink enhancements with Text Messaging Alerts, Siri Eyes Free and new, available OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected (includes a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial) – a particularly helpful feature out on the trail.

Under the hood, the Silverado Polaris ACE+ concept sports the EcoTec3 5.3L V-8, which features direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) to help generate 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine’s advanced technologies also enable an EPA-estimated 23 mpg on the highway (2WD models), giving Silverado the best V-8 highway efficiency in the segment.

Engine performance is enhanced with concept air-induction and exhaust systems, while braking performance is enhanced with a concept Brembo brake package featuring large, 16-inch slotted front rotors matched with six-piston calipers and high-performance brake pads.

The concept and performance components don’t alter the capability of the Silverado, which includes a maximum payload capacity of 2,100 pounds for crew cab/6-foot-by-6-inch box configurations with the 5.3L engine and 4WD – and a trailering capacity of 10,800 pounds.

When equipped with the available 6.2L engine and Max Trailering Package, the maximum trailering capability for the 2015 Silverado 1500 increases to 12,000 pounds.

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Polaris® ACE™

The revolutionary design of the new Polaris ACE is the perfect recreational partner for the technologically-advanced Chevrolet Silverado. It combines the size and nimbleness of the company’s Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) with attributes of traditional side-by-side vehicles in a rider-centric design with a trail-capable and easily-transportable 48-inch width.

The Polaris ACE features a centralized, single seating position between the four wheels, along with 10.25 inches of ground clearance and – thanks to a fully independent rear suspension – 9.5 inches of rear travel. It also features Polaris’ on-demand all-wheel-drive system, which automatically engages when more forward traction is required and reverts back to two-wheel drive when it’s not.

The vehicle is available with a 32- or 45-horsepower ProStar® engine with electronic fuel injection, delivering smooth, efficient power.

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.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DragonFire #BlackOut2014 Photo Contest

DragonFire #BlackOut2014 Photo Contest

Shoot it, tag it, post it and win it! DragonFire is kicking off our #BlackOut2014 Photo Competition! Simply post your favorite UTV photo to the DragonFire FaceBook page, tag your photo with #BlackOut2014 and that's it. The grand prize winner will have their photo turned into a poster for the garage and receive $100 in DragonFire dollars. The top three photos with the most amount of likes at the end of the competition win. It's just that easy!

Prizes:
  • 1st Place - $100.00 DragonFire Gift Cert + Customer Poster of Photo Submission 
  • 2nd Place - $50.00 DragonFire Gift Cert + DragonFire Hat 
  • 3rd Place - $25.00 DragonFire Gift Cert + DragonFire T-shirt

Contest start - 11/25/14

Contest end - 12/15/14

Rules:
  • Image must contain UTV
  • Image must be family friendly
  • Post must use #DragonFire #BlackOut2014
  • Image must be submitted by an individual rather than a company
  • Winners decided on total number of photo "Likes"
  • Winners must be a DragonFire Facebook fan 

Click Here To Enter!

www.DragonFireRacing.com
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Head to your local Polaris Dealer to Enter for 1 of 6 Ultimate Garage packages


Head to a dealer near you and get a code to enter for a chance to win 1 of 6 Ultimate Garage packages. Each package features a full-size vehicle (4 off-road vehicle and 2 snowmobile packages available), a youth model, a Polaris P1000i generator, a Polaris-branded toolbox, and a Polaris light – all for your Ultimate Garage. 

Each Ultimate Garage includes a Polaris full-size machine, youth model, Polaris P1000i Generator, Polaris-branded Toolbox and a Polaris light for your garage.
  • Ultimate Polaris Snowmobile Garage featuring a 800 PRO-RMK® 155
  • Ultimate Polaris Snowmobile Garage featuring a 800 RUSH® PRO-S
  • Ultimate Polaris RZR® Garage featuring a RZR® XP 1000 EPS
  • Ultimate Polaris RANGER® Garage featuring a RANGER XP® 900 EPS
  • Ultimate Polaris Sportsman® Garage featuring a Sportsman XP® 1000
  • Ultimate Polaris ACE™ Garage featuring a Polaris ACE™ 570 SP
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Monday, November 24, 2014

FOX Athletes Win Trophy Truck and Side-by-Side Classes in the 47th SCORE Baja 1000

Polaris RZR XP4 1000
John Angal in his FOX equipped Polaris RZR XP4 1000

John Angal and Branden Sims take the side-by-side class in their Polaris RZR XP1000 with FOX's patented 2.5 and 3.0 PODIUM Internal Bypass shocks.

El Cajon, Calif. – In one of the most grueling SCORE International Baja 1000 races to date Rob MacCachren’s #11 FOX-equipped Trophy Truck was first to cross the 1275-mile race’s finish line. Sharing driving duties from Ensenada to La Paz with Andy McMillin, the team conquered the hurricane-ravaged Baja terrain and bested over 200 competitors. With a total time of 22 hours, 31 minutes and 28 seconds, the team claimed victory nearly 29 minutes ahead of the next finisher.

In the race’s highly competitive and rapidly growing Side-by-Side class, 19 vehicles started but only nine made it to the finish line in La Paz. After more than 33 hours of racing, John Angal and Branden Sims’ #1919 UTV Inc. team emerged victorious. The team finished first in their Polaris RZR XP1000 equipped with FOX’s patented 2.5 & 3.0 PODIUM Internal Bypass shocks Reservoir DSC equipped XP1000, beating the second place Polaris-backed Jagged X team by 14 minutes.

Can-Am Maverick
Mark Burnett's FOX equipped Can-Am Maverick
Also notable in the Side-by-Side class was Mark Burnett’s performance; Burnett iron-manned the entire 1275-mile race, successfully completing every mile of each SCORE race this season. With earlier wins at the SCORE Baja 250 and Baja 500, Burnett clinched the coveted Side-by-Side class points championship in his Can-Am Maverick 1000 featuring patented FOX 2.5 Factory Series Internal Bypass shocks.

SCORE Baja 1000 Class Winners
Overall & Trophy Truck - Rob MacCachren & Andy McMillin
Trophy Truck Special - Larry Connor
Class 10 - Mike Johnson
Class 19 - John Angal
Class 8 - Mike Meeks
Class 5-1600 - Enrique Zazueta Jr.
Class 7sx - James Burman 

See ridefox.com/baja1000 for more photos and details.


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ABOUT FOX FACTORY HOLDING CORP. (NASDAQ:FOXF)

Headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA, FOX designs and manufactures high-performance suspension products primarily for mountain bikes, side-by-side vehicles, on-road and off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. For more than three decades, FOX's team of enthusiasts and professional athletes has been improving vehicle performance through a unique commitment to redefining ride dynamics.

FOX is a registered trademark of Fox Factory, Inc. SCORE International, Baja 1000, and Trophy Truck are registered trademarks of Baja Trademarks, LLC. Polaris and RZR XP are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc. Can-Am is a registered trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Jagged X is owned by Bill and Brandon Schueler. UTV Inc is owned by John Angal. All rights reserved.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

2015 High Lifter Mud Nationals presented by Polaris scheduled for March 25 - 29

The 13th annual High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals is set to kick off March 25 - 29 at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. This year marks the 11th year the event has been at Mud Creek, drawing thousands of off-road enthusiasts from around the world.

For most people, sitting waist-deep in brown mucky water is a less-than-desirable way to spend a weekend in a UTV. Those people have never been to High Lifter Mud Nationals!

High Lifter Mud Nationals
High Lifter Mud Nationals
Mud Nationals Photo Gallery

For more information on the High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals, go to www.atvmudnationals.com

About High Lifter Products
High Lifter Products, Inc. has been leading the industry in the development and marketing of unique, after-market accessories for UTVs and ATVs since 1996. Originally a one-man, hobby, High Lifter has since grown into a multi-million dollar corporation, operating a 27,700 square foot facility housing a retail showroom, warehouse, and performance shop. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana High Lifter has earned a reputation for product development and collaborations with several OEMs that greatly enhance utility and performance for customers in the ATV market.

High Lifter is well known within its niche market for the creation of the largest outdoor, mud-riding venue in the country. High Lifter plays host to tens of thousands of ATV riders from all over the globe each year at its annual Mud Nationals event in Jacksonville, Texas.

High Lifter fans and customers know where to go for the best information, products and value. A comprehensive product catalog can be found at the company website, www.highlifter.com where visitors can also get the latest information, browse photo galleries, and participate in High Lifter’s popular online forum. Or, visit High Lifter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/highlifteratv.


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