Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Don’t feel like hardwiring your intercom in place?
Have several vehicles you’d like to use?
The first portable intercom in the offroad industry, this unit runs simply off of a single 9V battery. Last days and days of use on just one battery!
Two 5 pin circular connectors for driver and passenger, as well as a 3.5mm music jack.
This is a live microphone intercom, no voice activation. Mics are always on! Music is controlled with a toggle switch on the face of the intercom. The unit has a beltclip on the back of the intercom housing to clip to a radio box, on a seatbelt/harness, on your belt, etc.
Also has a 5 pin circular connector on the side for connecting a two way radio for car to car, as well as a 3 pin circular connector for a Push To Talk switch (PTT).
About Rugged Race Products:
With over 15 year experience in the racing industry, Rugged Radios, a division of Rugged Race Products Inc. is dedicated to supplying the aviation, industrial, off road, racing, and safety communities with quality products. By exceeding our customer’s expectations in quality, service, and value, we are working hard to build long lasting relationships, not just one time sales. From headsets and radios to complete intercom systems, Rugged Radios has the right products for the Friday night racer to the professional race team.
Rugged Radios can be reached at 888-541-RACE or on the internet at www.RuggedRaceProducts.com.
About SDR Motorsports:
SDR Motorsports Inc. is a company of off road enthusiasts dedicated to the Side X Side customer. We bring years of experience together to form a company that simply stands for the best products, the best people, the best service, and the best experience you will find anywhere. Whether you are looking to add a few personal touches to your UTV or building your ultimate dream machine. Simply put.... We are here to help you achieve the look and safety you want, at a price that you can afford
SDR Motorsports can be found on the internet at: www.sdrmotorsports.com
Monday, June 29, 2009
It is with great trepidation and concern that we find ourselves forced to deal with an issue that we never felt we would be faced with in our racing career, and as a result of the decision of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) tech officials to disqualify Austin Kimbrell based on his Weller Racing motor exceeding the 800cc limit for the Unlimited UTV class, we are now forced to look within our own processes to try to find what went wrong – not only in an effort to ensure that we never find ourselves in this situation again, but also to ensure that our current and future customers will forever retain the trust they have put into us throughout the years.
Racing is our way of life, and nothing fulfills us more than being able to go to battle with truly great competitors; and the only way this can BE truly fulfilling, is if that competition is always fair. Because of this belief, we want to express our agreement and full support of LOORRS’ decision to tear down the top three motors in the Unlimited UTV class. We feel that this is necessary, and will keep everyone honest, while also helping to dispel any rumors of other teams cheating. We have felt this should be done for a very long time, and are happy to see it finally happening now.
We also understand how it must look to anyone who is not in the motor building business to see that a racer is disqualified due to exceeding a set cc limit. We were rocked to the core when we were informed by LOORRS tech officials that Kimbrell’s motor was found to be 1.4 cc’s over the 800cc limit. This discrepancy was found on the front cylinder, and it is practically immeasurable. This was evident by the fact that even the LOORRS tech’s testing mechanism had to be rechecked 5 times, because they were getting readings varying over 2mm difference. While we are not fully convinced with whom the discrepancy actually lies, we will side with LOORRS, and will build the necessary cushion in the future to account for this variation. We understand that rules are rules, and must be enforced – after all, it just makes for better racing.
Again, we want to stress that we are competitors to the core, but we are only satisfied by a truly fair competition. We support LOORRS and their decision, and will make any and all necessary adjustments to our build processes to ensure that this will never be an issue again. We also support our racers, and we know that Austin Kimbrell drove his heart out, and will be on the podium again shortly with a motor that is undeniably within the regulatory limits.
Thank you to all of our loyal customers, our friends, our race families and our fans for your support throughout the years. We are still a young company, and we are learning as we grow – we are not immune to mistakes, and we can only hope that as we strive to minimize those mistakes, that the faith you all have in our business, our character, and our intentions stays true.
Jason and Corry Weller – Weller Racing, LLC
Bethany is located in a beautiful countryside setting in Genesee County, NY and offers many services to its community and surroundings, including a fully operational ambulance and 5 fire trucks. Fundraising is a large part of keeping the fire department operational and the community safe and this is the second year that an ATV raffle has been undertaken to raise money. A picture of the ATV and the trailer is below and many more are on the website. The fire department and the surrounding community thanks you in advance for any support that may be provided.
If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Bruggman - email@example.com
Simpson Performance Products, New Braunfels, Texas – Ed Rothrock has joined Simpson Performance Products as Vice President of Helmet Engineering. Rothrock has over thirty years experience in product design and engineering in the protective head gear industry, most recently with Bell Sports, Inc.
“I am extremely pleased that Ed Rothrock has joined Team Simpson. He has won numerous awards including the prestigious Industrial Designers of America’s Silver Certificate Design award and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana Section SAE Lewis Schwitzer award. He is responsible for four U.S. Patents in protective helmets. We believe Ed is the most knowledgeable and experienced person in the world on the materials and methods of manufacturing processes, testing and technical aspects of producing Snell rated helmets. I am very excited that we have Ed and look forward to bringing the benefits of his knowledge and experience into our helmet line.” stated Chuck Davies, Chief Executive Officer of Simpson.
About Simpson Performance Products:
Based at the Simpson headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas, Rockroth will lead the Snell 2010 helmet initiative at Simpson. He currently resides with his family in Whittier, California.
Since 1959, Simpson Performance Products has been the leading safety manufacturer in the motorsports industry. Simpson believes in putting safety first and is dedicated to elevating the standards of racing safety through continuous development, refinement and testing. The one thing that remains constant is Simpson’s commitment to racer safety. Gear up safer with Simpson. View our extensive line of safety equipment for the sport of racing at www.teamsimpson.com
Sunday, June 28, 2009
At the beginning of the UTV race, it was the Walker Evans Racing Wheels Polaris of RJ Anderson who took the early lead. Close behind was Robert Vanbeekum, followed by Austin Kimbrell and Tyler Winbury. All four had opened a big gap on the rest of the field, and the only other driver really moving was the #624 Funco Kawasaki of Chad George, who was picking of drivers left and right after starting dead last thanks to his mechanical woes in yesterday’s qualifying session. Up front, Kimbrell moved into second as the rest of the field started to string out. The competition yellow brought the drivers all back together, and after green was shown again, the pressure of leading finally seemed to get to young RJ Anderson, who was passed by Kimbrell, then Vanbeekum, then Winbury and George when Anderson spun out near turn 2. Up front, #607 Kimbrell checked out, leaving the real action to the last lap battle between Funco teammates Winbury and George for the final step on the podium. These two passed each other several times, but it was George who was ahead of his teammate when it counted, as he ultimately took third behind Kimbrell and Vanbeekum. Fourth was Winbury, and Anderson managed to hold together well enough to pick up a fifth place finish.
Results for the UTV class are:
1. 607 Austin Kimbrell
2. 624 Chad George
3. 637 RJ Anderson
More info at www.lucasoiloffroad.com
Pictures of the race can be found on www.UTVUnderground.com at:
Friday, June 26, 2009
Agoura Hills, CA (January, 9.2009) – SSV Works, the originator of Side by Side Vehicle audio systems is pleased to announce it has released it’s audio system for the new Polaris youth RZR170
Small on size but big on sound, SSV Works designed an efficient compact audio system specifically designed for the RZR170. This complete kit includes 2 sealed fiberglass speaker pods with stainless steel mounting hardware, 2 waterproof 6.5” marine speakers, a micro digital 300watt amp and the No Radio needed iPod/MP3 input kit with volume knob. SSV Works also includes its new billet dash mount iPod holder.
“We’re glad to add a RZR170 to our line up.” said Trevor Kaplan, VP Marketing, “Now kids can play their own tunes when they ride behind they’re parents with full size vehicles.”
All SSV Works products are 100% fiberglass for the best sound quality and bass response. They are finished in a black texture coat to match factory textures and can be custom painted or wrapped to match any color scheme. SSV Works pods include stainless mounting hardware and step-by-step installation instructions
SSV Works products are available at www.SSVworks.com or from their nationwide network of authorized dealers.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Ian Johnson, host of Xtreme 4x4, brings the 2009 Griffin Thermal Products King of the Hammers ‐ the toughest one day off road race in the world ‐ to your living room this weekend! Set your alarm and DVR for Saturday June 27th or Sunday June 28th at 12:30pm EST & PST on Spike TV. Check your local listings to confirm time and channel.
Ian joined the 92 drivers in the desert on February 26‐27, 2009 as man and machine competed against The Hammers at Johnson Valley OHV, CA. The two day hard core battle has been whittled down to 30 minutes of action packed racing. You will see some of the top racers including this years King: Jason Scherer. Also featuring Casey Currie, Rick Mooneyham, Adam Woodlee and the 2008 King of the Hammers winner Shannon Campbell, race promoters Jeff Knoll and Dave Cole along with many many more.
You will get to see the amazing pieces of machinery that are specially built just for this race. Racers and their crews talk about working to create vehicles with the perfect 4x4 mix of desert racing and rock crawling.
“It was great to work with the entire Extreme 4x4 staff,”says event promoter Dave Cole, “hey have an amazing ability of capturing the energy of an event and delivering it the audience.”This is a show not to be missed!
Chad George rocked the Lucas Oil Round 3 race in Surprise, Arizona by stealing Top-Qualifier and the first-place trophy on Sunday's round 4 main event. A few weeks later, Chad sparked the night crowd at the TRAXXAS TORC series in Perris, California by taking the first round main event win.
Tyler Winbury has soared his Kawasaki Teryx race machine to new heights by claiming two big wins and a runner-up podium finish, making him one of Chad's fiercest competitors.
Team manager, Grant George commented, "Our drivers are focused, the FUNCO built Teryx's are handling great and the C&G engine packages are super fast. With that combination, we are looking to dominate the podium this weekend. And the other cool factor for Kawasaki Teryx owners, they can buy these same race proven parts!"
So as the race weekend nears, and the local fans anticipate a fun weekend, the confidence for Montclair Kawasaki Team Green is at an all time high. Frank Lizarraga of Montclair Motor Corp exclaimed, "With Dealerships in Corona and Montclair it will be exciting for our valued customers to be a part of our high level FUNCO UTV team at the premiere Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series."
And to top it off, long-time partner, Beard Seats has elevated their partnership for the remainder of the 2009 race season. FUNCO and Beard Seats have created a synergy for the past 15 years that has pushed suspension seat design to the leading edge, including the development of the all new TSX style suspension seat for the UTV market.
“We recognize that Chad George is in the drivers seat for another championship run and we want to be on for the ride”, states Beard Seats – VP of sales and marketing, Todd Froelich. Watch the Montclair Kawasaki Team Green FUNCO built Teryx's this weekend, June 27-28, at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex. Don't be surprised if Chad and Tyler steal the show.2009 Montclair Kawasaki Team Green/FUNCO UTV Sponsors: Kawasaki Team Green, Montclair Kawasaki, C&G Performance Engines, Beard Seats, Side X Side Action Magazine, ITP Tires & Wheels, Dalton Clutch, Simpson Racing, UniSteer and King Shocks.
About Montclair Motor Corp.:
Montclair Motor Corp. is one of the nations premiere power sports dealers. With 2 major Southern California locations, Corona and Montclair, they sell Kawasaki, Yamaha, KTM, Polaris, Can Am, and Sea Doo vehicles. Their commitment to race support has made them one of the largest recognized dealers in the world and noted as the experts in selling the right vehicles and parts to win races or simply have fun. Montclair Motor Corp is the conduit for FUNCO's Kawasaki Team Green support. Visit www.MontclairMotorCorp.com
About Beard Seats:
Beard Seats was started by the Beard Family over 30 years ago. One at a time they made a unique Suspension Style Seat for the off road enthusiast. Using the experience gained by their own off road racing, the Beards perfected the Beard "Super Seat" the first and best suspension seat on the market. Over the years, they continued to add options and enhancements to make Beard Seats the highest quality, affordable seat on the market. Koronis Parts Inc. acquired the line and continued in the Beard Family tradition of offering the best suspension seat on the market at an affordable price. From Monster Trucks to UTV's Beard has the right seat for you. Visit www.BeardSeats.com
About Funco Motorsports:
Founded over 40 years ago by Off-Road Hall of Fame Inductee, Gil George, Funco Motorsports is the leading manufacture of high performance sand and off-road cars. Their unique designs and family oriented service have sold over 400 Big 5 Model cars and their entry into the UTV market has been explosive too. With back-to-back CORR UTV championships and a 2008 second overall Single Buggy season, Funco Motorsports has proven that their experience on the track translates into quality, race-proven products for all off-road enthusiasts. For more information about Funco Motorsports or becoming a dealer, please call (909) 421-2558 or visit www.Funco-Motorsports.com & www.funcoutv.com.
CYPRESS, Calif. – June 24, 2009 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has launched www.TruthAboutRhino.com. The new Web site has been created to provide accurate information about Yamaha and its Rhino Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, to combat a recent flurry of inaccurate information and negative advertisements targeting the vehicle, and to encourage Rhino customers and the off-road industry to show their support for the SxS segment.
From the original 2004 Rhino 660 introduction to present day, TruthAboutRhino.com documents key points in the history of the vehicle. Some sections of the site offer Yamaha’s safety recommendations and product specifications, while others highlight the many awards and accolades that the Rhino has received. Visitors to the site can find Yamaha history and general corporate background, and Rhino customers and enthusiasts can “Rally Around the Rhino” by filling out an online form or emailing messages or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“With TruthAboutRhino.com, Yamaha has created a home for accurate information about our company and the Rhino product line, and we’re encouraging our customers and the industry to show their support,” said Steve Nessl, Marketing Manager for Yamaha’s ATV & SxS Group. “We’ve seen a disproportionate amount of negative and inaccurate information distributed recently, so we wanted to create a place where our customers, the general public and the news media can get the real facts.”
The new Web site includes background information on Yamaha and the Rhino, details on the March 31, 2009, Consumer Product Safety Commission repair program announcement (which has been inaccurately described as a recall), and provides a platform for Rhino fans and off-road enthusiasts in general to show their support.
“What has been lost in the firestorm of negative, inaccurate information about the Rhino is that the vast majority of our customers and SxS enthusiasts absolutely love their vehicles and its role in pioneering the SxS segment in the industry,” Nessl said. “In reality, statistics show that more than 99 percent of Rhino customers have never reported any claim or incident, a fact never mentioned in the plaintiff attorney ads or Web sites where they troll for new clients. We decided it was time to create a home online for ourselves where accurate information about our vehicle can be found.”
Yamaha’s Rhino safety recommendations and guidelines, which are posted on TruthAboutRhino.com, include:
· Drivers must be 16 years or older and have a valid motor vehicle license. Children under 16 should never drive a Rhino.
· To ride in a Rhino, a passenger must be tall enough to place both feet flat on the floorboard with his or her back against the seat back and be able to reach the passenger hand holds.
· Driver and passenger should always wear seatbelts and protective gear/clothing including: Helmet, Eye protection, Gloves, Over-the-ankle boots, Long sleeves and Long pants.
· Drivers and passengers should stay completely inside the vehicle at all times.
· Rhinos are designed for off-road use only. They should never be operated on public roads or paved surfaces.
· As with any motor vehicle, safety features are no substitute for driving responsibly. Avoid aggressive or reckless use of the Rhino.
· For more safety recommendations, please check out the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association web site at: www.ROHVA.org .
Some customer and fan feedback is also already posted on the site, including a video compilation from the most recent Rhino Rally in Glamis. Yamaha plans to update the site on a regular basis with more news, fun events, photos, videos and comments from the public.
“Rhino customers are our biggest supporters and the most enthusiastic about SxS vehicles and Yamaha,” Nessl said. “We look forward to their feedback on the TruthAboutRhino.”
About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, offers the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding line of products also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1977, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.
SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers age 16 years and older.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
To learn more on the car and DragonFire Racing please follow this link.
Monday, June 22, 2009
CFMOTO Powersports has partnered with Cycle Country to provide its dealer network with new options for aftermarket accessories on CFMOTO products. This will include ATVs and UTVs. Cycle Country is one of the world's largest manufacturers of ATV and UTV accessories.
“We are very excited about our new arrangement with Cycle Country” said Ivan Escalante, Sales Manager for CFMOTO Powersports. “Aftermarket accessories for our product line up is very important for our brand recognition, it helps legitimize our name.”
Cycle Country has developed accessories such as Safari racks, tail gate extender, baja light bar, spare tire rack, snow plow mounts and blades for CFMOTO UTV and ATVs. These accessories will be available soon and distributed through the most popular parts distributors in the industry.
About Cycle Country
Our company mission is to make high-quality products that help transform your favorite "toy" into a practical work tool without interfering with your ability to use your ATV for recreation. We strive to design products that can be mounted and removed quickly and easily. Cycle Country is known to be one of the world's largest manufacturers of ATV accessories and has won numerous ATV accessory awards. In 1995 we extended our marketing efforts outside the United States and have since added distribution.
CFMOTO, ChunFeng Holding Group Co., Ltd. was established in 1989 and is headquartered in mainland Hangzhou China. CFMOTO is known for producing high quality engines and drive trains, which all feature liquid-cooled, single cylinder technology, as well as fully automatic motorcycles. CFMOTO Powersports is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota and is the exclusive distributor of all CFMOTO products in the US. Consumers can purchase CFMOTO products through the 200+ dealer network in the US. Dealer inquiries are welcome.
CFMOTO USA can be found on the internet at: www.cfmoto-usa.com
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
List Price $78.80
About Trail Logic:
Trail Logic LLC is a small family operated manufacturing company. We primarily offer parts for UTV’s such as the Yamaha Rhino. Polaris Ranger and Kawasaki Teryx. We have managed to quickly build a reputation of providing a quality part at a fair price. As our name implies we focus more on trail machines than racers, however our parts offer advantages to both.
More information can be found on their website at: www.traillogicllc.com
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tire and fender rubbing is a thing of the past with the new High Lifter Fender Kit for
Polaris. This exciting new development allows you to finally put the big mud tires on
your bike - with or without a lift kit. The specially designed molding is completely
inconspicuous and will not interfere with foot space inside the vehicle. Constructed of the same plastic found in stock vehicles, this fender kit has molded reinforcements for increased durability.
The new High Lifter Fender Kit allows and bigger tires! Your Polaris Ranger to comfortably
equip 29.5x10x12 tire without a lift.
About High Lifter Products:
High Lifter Products, Inc. is a leader in the development and marketing of unique, after-market accessories for utility and 4-wheel drive ATVs.
Headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana High Lifter operates a 27,700 square foot facility featuring a retail showroom, warehouse, and performance shop.
High Lifter has earned a reputation for quality products and collaboration with OEMs that has significantly enhanced utility and performance for its customers .
With the follow up success of the “Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour” in Glamis, Calif. this past March, we are excited to announce the Dune Tour’s next stop will be at the Pismo Beach State Recreation Area. The famed Dune Tour promises to live up to its claim as the largest event in the western United States! Open to the public and any vehicle, this family-friendly event includes: a scavenger hunt, bon fire, Drive-in Movie, Show & Shine contest, Kid-Zone, Karaoke Party, raffle (with thousands of dollars in prizes), dune clean-up, and more. You’re sure to have an experience you’ll never forget!
Be sure to get your permits early and register online at www.thedunetour.com.
About PGI Media
PGI Media, Inc. is the publisher for three premiere off-road industry magazines; Side X Side Action, UTV Outdoorsman, and Sand Addiction Magazine. PGI Media, Inc. also hosts interactive consumer events; The Dune Tour, Side X Side Jamboree, and the Side X Side Roundup. Founded in 2002, this private publishing company has risen to the top of the industry and come to be recognized as a leader in off-road publications and consumer events. PGI Media can be found on the internet at: www.pgimedia.com.
MSRP is US $ 289 / CDN $ 319
Dalton part#: DUV-P8RZ
Dalton Industries can be reached at (902)-897-3333 or on the web at: www.daltonindustries.com
These new clutch kits offer better bottom end, better acceleration, better back shifting and better throttle response over stock. Kit offers adjustability so you can change the final drive ratio of your machine (this is just like changing the gears in your differential but much easier and cheaper). Kits come with Speedwerx pre-assembled roller weights, a set of stiffer/higher engagement stall springs for the inner wet clutch, shims to simulate changing the final gear ratio and the stock tire kit for 0-3000' comes with one of our Speedwerx compound radius helix's as well.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Prather, CA - Fireball Racing sets the bar high with their new long travel kit for the Polaris RZR S.
The new kit is 5 inches wider that the stock Polaris RZR S and 10 inches wider that a stock RZR. With a new track width of 70", and over 15" ground clearance and more than 16" of wheel travel there is nothing small about this long travel suspension.
- A-Arm width: +5" (5 inches wider than a RZR S)
- Wheelbase: +1" front and +2" rear
- Wheel travel: 16"+
- Shocks: Bilstein
- iTi Performance sway bar - front and rear
MSRP is $5695Fireball Racing can be found on the internet at www.fireballracing.net or by calling (559) 324-9533.
San Fernando Valley, CA. June 15, 2009 Side X Side Customs is proud to announce for the Kawasaki Teryx Model year 2008 and 2009 a 500 Watt Stator kit. In conjunction with RMSTATOR Inc., Side X Side Customs has teamed up with RMSTATOR in developing a quality Hi-Output stator to combat today’s power demands from aftermarket accessories from lighting kits, winches, and high power stereo equipment on the Kawasaki Teryx.
This new kit includes a new Hi-Output stator made to fit into the factory location and a newly designed rectifier to handle the extra power output without damaging the factory electrical system. Designed into the kit is a pig tail that allows you to retain the use of the factor hour meter. Side X Side Customs has also bundled the kit with a complete set of gaskets thus allowing the consumer to have one stop kit, therefore no additional parts are needed. “We wanted this kit to be a simple as possible so that the customer doesn’t have to lose a complete day running around for parts” said Endi Maricevic of Side x Side Customs. Side X Side Customs field testing has yielded customer results being able to run four 55 watt aftermarket halogen lights, the factory headlights and taillights, and the vehicles electronics on all night long without the factory battery being drained.
Side X Side Customs has over 20 years of electronics experience and within the past 4 years has been concentrating on the UTV market bring quality and affordable electronic parts and accessories to the UTV marketplace. Call us at 1-818-846-1037 or visit us on at www.sidexsidecustoms.com
RMSTATOR Inc. was founded in the Eastern Township’s, Quebec, Canada in 1993. Our mission is to provide high quality products and offer excellent customer service at competitive prices. RMSTATOR Inc. provides the best replacement parts in today’s market combined with over 15 years of technical knowledge in repairing electrical components. Most parts are designed to be direct replacements to original parts with OEM style connectors and wiring harnesses. RMSTATOR Inc,. can be reached at 1- 877-838-1399 or visit us at www.rmstator.com
Monday, June 15, 2009
The 2009 SCORE Baja 500 was a breakthrough event for both DragonFire Racing and the new ITP BajaCross tire. A DragonFire-backed and -built Factory Team Green Kawasaki Teryx was driven by Reid Nordin and Hans Waage to a decisive win in the Sportsman UTV class. It was a flawless day by Baja 500 standards, with only one mechanical repair required: a broken rear upright cost the team about three hours of down time. But the speed of the DragonFire Teryx — and the performance and reliability of its ITP BajaCross tires (mounted on ITP T-7 Beadlock wheels) — enabled the team to put a big enough lead on the field to make up the lost ground and still win by an hour. They completed the course in a time of 18:23:42 and an average speed of 23.51 mph.
DragonFire Racing’s Todd Romano gives abundant thanks to the support offered by friends, family, fans and chase crews, as well as sponsors Team Green Kawasaki, Fox Racing Shox, ITP, Gear One and Redline Webber.
The ITP BajaCross is capable of results like this due to an 8-ply rating and 25% stronger construction, resulting in a high level of durability. Its extended-life rubber compound and innovative overlapping tread pattern provides a smooth, predictable ride as well as slow wear characteristics — this is the highest-mileage tire ITP has ever produced! Stepped lugs provide consistent tread edges as the tire wears, for predictable performance throughout the long life of the tire. Wraparound lugs provide improved shoulder protection, while a super deep Rim Guard feature offers the best wheel lip protection in the business. Despite its strength, the BajaCross’s advanced carcass design delivers the most comfortable, trail-compliant ride available.
The ITP BajaCross is now available in four sizes: 25x8R-12, 25x10R-12, 26x10R-14 and 26x11R-14.
Friday, June 12, 2009
A rollcage with a horizontal bar either located in front of or along the side of the bed are required to properly use this mounting system.
Axia Alloys mission is to create the absolute finest machined components for your UTV and ATV. Whether you want a tricked out custom long travel Rhino or a custom Polaris Ranger RZR we have the components that will help set you apart from the crowd. All of our billet accessories are designed and manufactured in house using only the latest in CAD design and 4 axis CNC technology.
Axia Alloys can be found at: www.axiaalloys.com
Kawasaki Under the Tent
At the start of the race, the Dragonfire Racing Kawasaki Teryx was lined up third in the segmented start. During the mandatory safety check, the team was required to adjust the extra safety lights on the Teryx and ended up starting 10 minutes behind the next car while making the necessary adjustments. The deficit didn’t last long as Nordin piloted the RUV to the front of the class by race mile 78.
“It didn’t take long to catch up to the other cars,” said Nordin. “We were able to run a really fast pace thanks to a great chassis and an awesome motor.”
Take What Baja Throws At You
Cruising with a two hour lead over the class competitors, Nordin was just over 25 miles from the teams scheduled pit stop location when he had to pull over for repairs. By the time the chase truck was flagged down, parts fixed and back on track, the team lost almost three hours. Only one competitor passed the team in that time span. After switching drivers, Waage piloted the Dragonfire Racing Kawasaki Teryx to the lead at race mile 260 and never looked back.
“Baja is one of those places that will throw anything at you,” said Nordin. “In my many years of experience with this race, there is always a chance to break and a chance to come from behind. I think that the Baja race is the most challenging event because of that factor.”
Starting his visits to Baja during the 1970s, Nordin brought decades of experience to the new team. After all those years, this was only his second time actually racing the event with his previous experience on a three-wheeler in the 1980s. Most of Nordin’s Baja experiences have been helping lead the Kawasaki off-road team to numerous victories in the late 80s and early 90s.“
I just love Baja and I do whatever I can to get down for the 500 and 1000 races,” said Nordin. “I’m glad I was able to help the Dragonfire team to their first victory.”
A Proven Winner
The Dragonfire Racing Kawasaki Teryx raced in the 2008 Baja 1000 and the team used that time as a learning experience for future races. The two companies, Dragonfire and Kawasaki, put their heads together so the next event, the Baja 500, was a complete success.
“Dragonfire Racing has worked with others before and the cooperation we’ve had with Kawasaki has developed into a great partnership,” said Todd Romano, Dragonfire Racing Owner. “We pre-ran the course for over 1000 miles (with temperatures in the lower 100s) in a Teryx that was similar to the race vehicle and we didn’t need to change the oil or air filter.”
E-Series LED light bars are the brightest and most efficient off-road light system available. With over 3200 lumens in each 10" section and only 38w power consumption, Rigid Industries E-Series LED lights can light up the darkest sections of Baja without draining your battery.
About Rigid Industries:
As the manufacturer of the E-series LED light bars, the brightest and most efficient LED light, Rigid Industries has raised the bar on lighting technology for off-road vehicles.
Rigid Industries is located in Mesa, Arizona and can be reached by phone at 480.655.0100 or on the internet at www.rigidindustries.com.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Costa Mesa, CA - Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 Dual Exhaust and Free Flow Intake are now available from Ron Wood Racing. This is a full dual exhaust system with larger diameter equal length headpipes, true reverse cone megaphones and large re-packable mufflers. Forestry approved spark arrestors are also available, with no loss in horsepower. The Free Flow intake system completes the kit. A programmable fuel management control is also available.
Wood states that horsepower was increased by 30%, and it sounds so good, you won’t want to shut it off!
Dual Exhaust $ 987.50
FreeFlow Intake $ 209.69
About Ron Wood Racing:
Ron Wood Racing has been developing and manufacturing high performance exhaust systems for four stroke engines for over 25 years. They can be reached by phone at Phone (949) 645-0393 or on the web at: www.rotax.net
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
iTi Performance Motorsports is pleased to introduce opening doors for the Polaris RZR. These new doors feature a black powder coated frames with bare removable aluminum panels. The doors latch and have a black anodized billet aluminum handles. The doors are available now and retail for $569.
Also available is a Graphics Kit for these doors on the Polaris RZR S. The kit really adds a factory look to the RZR S and retails for $289.95.
About iTi Performance Motorsports:
Quality, reliability, technology and service is how iTi Performance Motorsports started---founded in 2005 by USAC/CRA Championship car owner Glenn Crossno. Glenn's racing roots stem back to the 1950s when his dad, Dale Crossno, started racing midgets. iTi has expanded into our current 11,000 square foot, state of the art, CNC equipped shop in Ontario, California to take on the task as a full service racing facility. With sprint car and midget engines, chassis & components as the main focus, the proven championship winning in-house engine shop produces Non-Winged, Winged, Midget, Late Model , Camping World Series, Offroad Trucks & Buggies, Nostalgia Nascar Cup Series, Porsche GTand UTV Engines. iTi continues to strive to stay out front in the development of innovative advances in auto racing. The iTi race team also tests and proves the components we sell. Our experienced staff offers a unique blend of product knowledge, courtesy and service.
iIi Performance Motorsports can be found on the internet at www.itimotorsports.com.
Being the first ROV in history to actually complete, and win, the grueling Baja 1000 race about
sums up the undeniable performance and durability of the Prowler XTX.
The 700 H1 has a 695cc, 4-stroke torque monster mill. TheDuramatic automatic transmission
has dynamic engine braking with Low, High, Neutral and Reverse. One of the defining features of the Prowler XTX that is often overlooked simply because you don’t have to flip any levers or
press buttons is the Turf Saver Auto Locking rear differential. When wheel slip is sensed, both
rear wheels lock for improved traction. Otherwise, the differential is open. This very turf friendly open differential also has a lightened steering effort on concrete or hard packed surfaces.
The cab of every Prowler is equippedwith dual bucket seats with a new 3-point driver/passenger seat belt, rearview mirror (Exc. Camo), a center console completewith drink holders and dual 12v accessory plugs.
The front and rear suspensions are Fully Independent with a double A-arm front design and a double a-arm rear design with 10” of suspension travel and 12.5” of ground clearance. Spring preload adjustable shocks are used on all four corners for the ultimate in terrain and load adjustability and a front locking 4wd differential with an all-in-one 2wd/4wd/Diff Lock rocker switch button for quick engagement shifting and rear mounted swaybar for improved
New Colors for 2010 Prowler 700 XTX: Steel Blue and Advantage Timber Camo
- 695cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled enginewith EFI
- 600lb box payload capacity
- 2” front and rear receiver hitches
- 14” aluminumwheels (Camo has black steelwheels)
- 1,500 lb. towing capacity
- 5 position Tilt Steering – lever activated for easier Entry/Departure and leg room
- Turf Saver Auto Locking rear differential
- Tool kit is convenientlymolded into the passenger side seat for easy access and secure fit
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Doug Eichner piloted his Polaris RANGER RZR S to a first-place finish at Riverdale Raceway, June 6-7, in Toutle, Washington.
The next WORCS race is Aug. 14-16, in Olympia, Washington.
With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 Billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off road vehicles (ORVs) including: all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the Polaris RANGER, snowmobiles, and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.
Monday, June 8, 2009
These shocks are designed to replace factory original equipment and greatly improve the ride and handling of the Prowler 1000. The shocks feature a 16 way adjustable compression dampener and Eibach Coil Springs.
FRONT 700-16-506 MSRP $443.99
REAR 701-16-506 MSRP $443.99
Walker Evans Racing can be reached at 951.784.7223, or on the web at www.walkerevansracing.com.
Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat announced today the early release of the new 2010 Arctic Cat Prowler 550 H1 XT EFI.
The new Prowler 550 offers uncompromised performance from a 550 H1 engine, the extreme durability of the Prowler chassis,while mixing in a big host of creature comforts, the 2010 Prowler XT 550 is the best value in recreational ROVs.
Born and bred at Arctic Cat, the 550 H1 EFI has a powerful 545cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid- cooled engine, designed for a wide torque curvewith the smoothest power delivery via Electronic Fuel Injection. The Duramatic automatic transmission has dynamic engine braking with Low, High, Neutral and Reverse. Lift the hood on any Prowler and you will find a storage compartment that can hold 25lbs of hunting supplies, tools and can double as a cooler to store ice.
The new composite cargo bed has a 600lb. payload. The cab of every Prowler is equipped with dual bucket seats with a new3-point driver/passenger seat belt, a center console complete with drink holders and dual 12v accessory plugs. The front and rear suspensions are Fully Independentwith a double A-arm front design and a double a-arm rear designwith 10” of suspension travel and 12.5” of ground clearance. Spring preload adjustable shocks are used on all four corners for the ultimate in terrain and load adjustability and a front locking 4wd differential with an all-in-one 2wd/4wd/Diff Lock rocker switch button for quick engagement shifting and rear mounted swaybar for improved trail driving.
- 545cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled enginewith EFI
- The “H” in H1 stands for Hemi. The hemispherical-shaped head createsmore complete,more efficient combustion for performance-winning power
- 600lb box payload capacity
- 2” front and rear receiver hitches
- 14” aluminumwheels
- 1,500lb towing capacity
- Tool kit is convenientlymolded into the passenger side seat for easy access and secure fit
- ENGINE DISPLACEMENT (CC) - 545
- ENGINE TYPE - SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve
- BORE & STROKE (MM) - 92x82
- COOLING SYSTEM - Liquid with fan
- TRANSMISSION - Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi/Lo Range & Reverse
- DRIVE SYSTEM - 2/4 WD + Electric Diff Lock
- OVERALL WIDTH (IN./CM) - 61.5/156.21
- OVERALL HEIGHT (IN./CM) - 76.25/193.68
- OVERALL LENGTH (IN./CM) - 118.75/301.63
- WHEELBASE (IN./CM) - 75/190.50
- SUSPENSION TRAVEL FRONT (IN./CM) - 10/25.4
- SUSPENSION TRAVEL REAR (IN./CM) - 10/25.4
- GROUND CLEARANCE (IN./CM) - 10/25.4
- SUSPENSION TYPE - FRONT Double A-Arm
- SUSPENSION TYPE - REAR Double A-Arm
- FRONT BRAKES - Hydraulic Disc
- REAR SERVICE BRAKE - Hydraulic Disc
- TIRE FRONT (PRESSURE) - 26x9-14 (10)
- TIRE REAR (PRESSURE) - 26x11-14 (10)
- FUEL CAPACITY (GAL./LITERS) - 8.2/31
- RACK/BOX STORAGE CAPACITY - REAR (LBS./KG) 600/272.15
- UNDERHOOD CAPACITY (LBS./KG) - 25/11.34
- TOWING CAPACITY (LBS./KG) - 1500/680.4
- ALTERNATOR CAPACITY (AMPS) - 25.0
- SPEEDOMETER - Analog
- ODOMETER - Digital
- DRY WEIGHT (LBS./KG) - 1213/550.2
- MINIMUM OPERATOR AGE - 16
- AVAILABLE COLORS - Green, Red or Lime
More information can be found on the Arctic Cat website at: www.arcticcat.com
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Round three of the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series and the second-oldest desert race in the world, featured 267 starters competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and ATVs. The 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500 course was 432.51 miles long and started and ended in Ensenada.
For more information regarding the series, contact SCORE at 818.225.8402 or visit their website at www.score-international.com.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Overall entries climb to 284 vehicles from 25 U.S. States,13 Countries for 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500
Six UTVs among the entries in Class 18
ENSENADA, Mexico--With new entries added to the already-strong field, 284 official entries have been accepted for Saturday's 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race in Ensenada, Mexico.
Among the 284 entries expected to take the green flag in Ensenada on Saturday are 16 driver/riders who have combined to win 46 overall car/truck, motorcycle and/or ATV titles, including drivers and riders from the last seven straight four-wheel, 11 of the last 12 motorcycle and last year’s ATV overall winners. The field also includes 72 racers who have combined for 189 class wins in this popular summer classic.
The green flag will drop for the race at 6 a.m. Saturday for the motorcycle and ATV classes in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, followed by the car and truck classes three hours after the last ATV at approximately 10 a.m. With vehicles starting one every 30 seconds in the elapsed-time race, it will start and finish in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center on Boulevard Costero in the heart of Ensenada, leaving and returning into the city through the spectator-laden Arroyo Wash.
Round 3 of the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series, the second-oldest desert race in the world and part of the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series, will competition in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. It will be held Thursday through Sunday in Ensenada, Mexico. Traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule, over 100,000 spectators are expected to enjoy the world’s best desert racers in action at this year’s 41st anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.
With late entries accepted up to race morning for the 432.51-mile race from 25 U.S. States from Hawaii to Vermont along with the additional countries of Mexico, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan and Portugal.
The Baja 500 will start and finish in Ensenada with the 432.51-mile loop course nearly duplicating last year's track.
Class 18 - UTVs:
- 1801 Martin Aguirre, Murrieta, Calif./Rolando Montano, Hacienda Heights, Calif., Honda Pilot
- 1802 Peter Hajas, Wayzata, Minn./Steven Hajas, Delano, Minn./Scott Heber, Telluride, Colo, Tomcar TM27
- 1803 Reid Nordin, Lake Elsinore, Calif./Hans Waage, Scottsdale, Ariz./Todd Romano, Park City, Utah, Kawasaki Teryx
- 1804 Thomas Graves, El Cajon, Calif./Joseph Graves/Daniel Graves, San Diego, Yamaha Rhino
- 1805 Brian Hewett, Los Altos Hills, Calif./Sam Hewett, Chico, Calif./Charles Hewett, Oakland, Calif./Gary Hewett, Hayward, Calif., Yamaha Rhino
- 1806 John Crowley, Flagstaff, Ariz., GetBentMetal-Honda
Friday, June 5, 2009
REDLANDS, Calif.- PGI Media, Inc. invites you to the “Side X Side Roundup, at Brimstone Recreational Park September 4-7. With more than 19,000 acres, Brimstone Recreational Park is nestled in the remote wilds of Northeast Tennessee and located in the Heart of the Appalachia Mountains. Our seasoned staff has developed a dynamic consumer event that will embrace the adventure in exploring new terrains, and will combine a host of family-friendly activities; from guided trail rides, kid zones, drive-in movies, competitive events, and night-time entertainment. Although this event is primarily catered to the SxS enthusiast, this event is open to any type of vehicle!
For more information about the 2009 Side X Side Roundup, visit: www.sidexsideroundup.com.
About PGI Media
As PGI media establishes its leadership position in the market, we are excited to add Tim to our team in an effort to help personalize the sales process and increase the amount of field calls and personal attention to our valued clients.
About PGI Media
PGI Media, Inc. is the publisher for three of the premiere off-road industry magazines; Side X Side Action, UTV Outdoorsman, and Sand Addiction Magazine. PGI Media, Inc. also hosts interactive consumer events like; The Dune Tour, Side X Side Jamboree, and the Side X Side Roundup. Founded in 2002, this private publishing company has risen to the top of the industry and come to be recognized as a leader in off-road publications and consumer events.Visit our website at www.pgimedia.com
June 1, 2009
I was interviewed las week by a freelance reporter who is writing an article on the Yamaha Rhino and I got to thinking about the future of sport UTVs. Are Yamaha Rhinos, as well as other sport UTVs headed in the direction of the infamous Honda ATC three-wheeler from back in the 1980’s?
If you remember way back when in 1982 (it really wasn’t that long ago), Honda introduced the ATC 200 Big Red. The ATC was a great machine, but as popularity exploded, so did the accident rate.
The increase in accident levels lead to an investigation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In 1986, CPSC statistics suggested that most accidents were due to improper rider behavior that ignored manufacturer warnings. No inherent flaw was found in the three-wheel design.
The accidents are tragic, that is for sure. But if you look past the typical inflammatory reporting that blame the machine, you will find that in both instances, many guidelines were completely ignored that would have either prevented the accident or surely lessened the severity.
In the case of the 13 year old boy, he was not wearing a seat belt, he was under 16 years old, the Rhino was new (lack of experience), he was not wearing a helmet and there was no adult supervision.
With the father that died in the roll over, the Rhino was carrying one driver and 5 children as passengers in a two person vehicle. No one had seat belts on, and the father was carrying his one year old son on his lap.
If I am reading the tea-leaves correctly, I can see that improper use of sport UTVs will soon affect the types of vehicles that manufactures are allowed to build. Will the CPSC step in and limit how powerful side x side vehicles can be? Will helmets become mandatory equipment just like they are in California for ATVs? Will manufacturers be forced to add even more safety equipment? A riding lawn mower with doors, window nets and roll cages that create a safety bubble around occupants isn't too far fatched if you get where I am going here.
Even though the vast majority of side x side vehicle owners use their vehicles without incident, all of these lawsuits, the bureaucrats at the CPSC and our efficient lawmakers are going to force manufacturers to limit how much fun we can have in our beloved UTVs. That is the sad truth.
There are many more accidents involving bicycles per capita than there are in UTVs. If you apply the same logic to bicycles, manufacturers would have been forced to include a protective bubble around all bikes sold in the U.S. many years ago. But there are a few critical difference between bicycles and UTVs. First off, people have long ago accepted the fact that you may fall off your bicycle. And secondly, there isn't a specific manufacturer (aka cash cow) for a class action lawsuit so the lawfirms aren't interested.
- Always wear your seat belt
- Always wear a helmet
- Don’t drink and drive
- Keep arms and legs in the vehicle at all times
- Abrupt maneuvers or aggressive driving can cause rollovers – even on flat, open areas
- Children under 16 should never drive a side x side vehicle
Beyond following the guideline provided by vehicle manufacturers, use some common sense and take responsibility for your actions. Be sure to learn the limits of your vehicle and your driving ability.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
More Than 1,600 Teryx RUVs Included in $28.3 Million Order
The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has been searching for a tough, agile, tactical vehicle. From run of the mill utility vehicles all the way up to mega-dollar custom fabricated equipment, there was no shortage of contenders for the job. Following extensive research and numerous evaluation sessions, they decided to go with Kawasaki’s 2009 Teryx™ Recreation Utility Vehicle (RUV).
Following extensive research and numerous evaluation sessions, SOCOM decided to go with Kawasaki’s Teryx™ Recreation Utility VehicleAfter providing units to the military in June of 2008, Shannon Tracy, owner of UV Country Kawasaki a Veteran woman owned small business located in Houston, Tex., immediately recognized the Teryx’s excellent chance of winning any military competition where toughness, light weight, speed and agility were a factor.
In January, she replied to a new SOCOM bid request, with a proposal for UV Country to provide a large quantity of Kawasaki Teryx RUVs over a multi-year period.
Tracy’s efforts paid off, quite handsomely. After the final round of evaluations, SOCOM chose the 2009 Kawasaki Teryx 750 FI 4x4 RUV, awarding the contract, worth up to $28,390,453 to UV Country. UV Country is now scheduled to deliver up to 1,625 units on a five year indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.
“We’ve fulfilled several smaller GSA and Texas state contracts in the past, but this new Special Forces project is our largest contract by far.” says Tracy. “It provides a great boost to our business, lends extra credibility to the Teryx and assists all Kawasaki dealers by capitalizing on its outstanding performance. If it’s good enough for the SOCOM environment, then it must be capable of handling whatever American hunters and outdoor enthusiasts can throw at it. This is a real win-win situation for everyone,” concluded Tracy.
Powered by a fuel-injected 750cc V-twin engine, Kawasaki’s popular Teryx 750 FI 4x4 RUV offers side-by-side seating for two adults, a roll over protective structure (ROPS), front discs and a special sealed rear brake, four wheel independent suspension, a tilting cargo bed with 500 pounds of carrying capacity and the ability to tow up to 1,300 pounds.
For more information on the Kawasaki Teryx RUV, go to www.kawasaki.com.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, utility vehicles and recreation utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,475 independent retailers, with an additional 8,000 retailers specializing in Kawasaki general purpose engines and hand-held power products. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,300 people in the United States, with 400 of them located at KMC's Irvine, California headquarters.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish motorcycles for over four decades. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.
but I’m motivated by my own experience with cancer and a desire to help other families dealing with it. The Army of Women is an amazing program to collect data and research so that, hopefully, one day my daughter and other girls like her will be safe from this horrible disease.” The mission of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women’s health through innovative research, education, and advocacy. If you would like to sponsor SMS’s efforts on behalf of the Army of Women, visit http://www.scholtemotorsports.com/Vegas_to_Reno.html.
The Scholte Motor Sports team is involved in off-road racing with a purpose – to beat the competition and breast cancer. Every member of the team, from the drivers to the crew, is united in their effort to cross the finish line and bring awareness to young women that breast cancer can be beaten if it is detected early.
SMS wishes to acknowledge and thank their sponsors who support their racing and outreach efforts, including: DJ Safety, Pirate 4X4, Pro-Pipe & Supply, Scott’s Headers and Mufflers, El Charro Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Ring Ranch Rockers, Butler Scholte Co., Dale Electric, and RP Wages.
- 08-09 Kawasaki Teryx Whisper Core Kit - Part #0033-00157
- 08-09 Polaris RZR Whisper Core Kit - Part #0033-00158
- Yamaha Rhino 660/700 Whisper Core Kit - Part #0033-00157
The Muzzys Whisper Cores retail for $79.95.