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RZRs Shine at Best in the Desert’s Parker 250

RZRs finish in top seven spots overall
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Minneapolis, Jan. 16, 2012 – Polaris RZRs kicked off the Best in the Desert race season in style by finishing in the top seven spots, at the THR Parker 250, in Parker, Ariz. In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Craig Scanlon in the No. 1931 RZR XP 4 900 and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP, all who run the Pro UTV Classfor Polaris.

Yamaha Dealers to offer Contour HD Video Cameras

Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. signs with Contour to sell its Contour+2 and ContourROAM2 hands-free, high-definition video cameras through authorized U.S.
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Kennesaw, Georgia, January 15, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.’s Parts and Accessories Division (YPAD) announces it is selling Contour video cameras through Yamaha dealers nationwide. The partnership helps dealers meet consumer demand for high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable ways to capture their adventures on video, whether on a Yamaha motorcycle, ATV, watercraft, or snowmobile.Yamaha dealers currently are selling the Contour+2 (MSRP $399.99) with Bluetooth connectivity and GPS, the user-friendly and lightweight ContourROAM2 (MSRP $199.99), as well as a variety of rugged mounts and accessories. The ContourROAM2 is one of the simplest cameras to use and features a locking Instant On-Record switch, a lightweight, low-profile design, and it works underwater up to one meter without an extra waterproof case. It has a 270-degree flush-front rotating lens that when coupled with the proper mount offers nearly infinite video angle possibilities. Other features include a built-in laser level, an internal microphone, a still photo mode, a USB connection, a built-in tripod mount, and both the Profile Mount and the Rotating Flat Surface Mount. 

STI Tire & Wheel Stepping Up Big for 2013 WORCS Season

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1/15/13, Corona, CA - The World Off-Road Championship Series is ready to roll into the 2013 season, and STI Tire & Wheel will once again be a big part of the action. Along with being an official WORCS sponsor, STI is stoked to offer considerable support to its customers throughout the nine-round 2013 WORCS schedule. It all begins January 25-27 at Canyon Raceway in Peoria, Arizona, and ends October 11-13 at Honolulu Hills in Taft, California. STI has posted a bountiful contingency program valued at $78,000 to be spread among all ATV and SxS class winners in all classes — from Beginners to Pros, Youth to Adult — competing with minis, UTVs and the entire range of quad classes. Use STI Tech 4 XCs, Black Diamonds, or hot new Roctane XD tires on the way to the top of the results sheet, and you will earn credits toward future STI product purchases.

Yamaha Launches “Assembled in USA” Rhino Sweepstakes

More than $11,000 Went to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children Last Year
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CYPRESS, Calif. – January 15, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is giving away a Tactical Black Special Edition Rhino 700 FI to help raise awareness and money for the Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and Feed the Children charities. Yamaha’s second “Assembled in U.S.A.” sweepstakes will again raise money through $5 donations when individuals enter to win the new Rhino. Yamaha is starting to collect donations January 15 at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), the largest outdoors industry trade show, and online at:www.yamahaoutdoors.com/rhinoforcharity

BRP Expands 2013 Can-Am Amateur Racer Support Program

Adds Maverick 1000R Side-by-Side Vehicle
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Valcourt, Québec, January 11, 2013 – For the 2013 ATV and side-by-side racing season, BRP has added the all-new 2013 Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R to its line of side-by-side vehicles and ATVs eligible for the Can-Am Amateur Racer Support program. The 101-hp, pure-sport Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle joins the Can-Am Commander™, the DS 450™ ATV and certain Outlander™ and Renegade™4x4 models for the coming racing season. In addition to the racer support program eligibility, BRP will also expand its Can-Am X-Team ATV and Side-By-Side Racing contingency to include eligible Can-Am Maverick 1000R owners, increasing its industry-leading program to more than US $2 million for 2013.

BRP Offers More Than $2 Million in Can-Am Contingency for 2013

Can-Am Maverick 1000R Side-by-Side Included
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Valcourt, Québec, January 11, 2013 – BRP will provide more than US $2 Million to support its industry-leading Can-Am® ATV and Side-By-Side Racing Contingency program in 2013. Along with additional racing series, more classes added and expanded side-by-side participation for 2013, BRP has included the all-new Maverick 1000R side-by-side to the list of eligible Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. Regional and national racers who compete on Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles in Canada and the United States are eligible for a cash payout through the program for the 2013 racing season.“Racing continues to play an integral role in the Can-Am DNA and has aided product development and innovation at BRP. We continue to offer performance ATV and side-by-side vehicles, like the new Can-Am Maverick 1000R, that appeal to both professional and amateur racers,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Offering a class-leading contingency program and a amateur racing support program is our way of adding incentive to those racers who choose to compete with our products and join the Can-Am family.”

BRP Announces 2013 Can-Am ATV and Side-by-Side Race Team

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Valcourt, Québec, January 11, 2013 – BRP has stepped up its off-road racing efforts for 2013 after another successful campaign that saw Can-Am racers capture championships across North America, including the SCORE Baja 1000 in Mexico, the 12 Hours of La Tuque in Quebec as well as numerous national championship class titles in the U.S. For the upcoming season, BRP has signed new racers, added more racing circuits and expanded its side-by-side vehicle racing support to include the all-new Can-Am Maverick™1000R.“We have a dedicated and talented group of racers and teams competing under the Can-Am banner for the 2013 racing season. I’m thrilled to have the all-new Can-Am Maverick 1000R in the mix and to have some of our experienced racers pilot the industry’s most invigorating side-by-side vehicle,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “We will compete on Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicles across the U.S. and Canada and we’re are fully determined to compete for championships in every racing series we enter.”

Rugged Radios Launces 686 Off-road Communication Intercom

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, California (January 8, 2013) - Rugged Radios is proud to announce the release the new 686 Intercom with touch membrane, digital memory, and expanded settings. The new Revolution Series 686 Intercom from Rugged Radios completely redefines communication. Touch membrane controls and new circuitry deliver enhanced audio performance with increased adjustability. When compared to traditional control knobs, the touch membrane provides over 3 times the setting options for volume and VOX for the best in audio control. 

Kawasaki Launches Teryx4 Sweepstakes for Lucky PBR Fans in 2013

Kawasaki and top bull rider J.B. Mauney team up for giveaway through the PBR
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IRVINE, Calif. (January 5, 2013) – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), the official Side x Side and ATV sponsor of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), will be providing fans with an opportunity to win an Off-Road Rated Kawasaki Teryx4™ Side x Side just like the one owned by superstar bull-rider, J.B. Mauney.This year Kawasaki and J.B. Mauney have teamed up in a sweepstakes where Kawasaki will be handing over a set of keys to a bright white Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 EPS to one lucky PBR fan. While PBR bulls may have impressive strength and agility, Mauney’s Teryx4 allows him to bring three friends along for adventures that last a whole lot longer than eight seconds!

Off Road Evolution announces Discount Tire as 2013 Title Sponsor

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Off Road Evolution is proud to announce that Discount Tire Motorsports has signed on as Title Sponsor for its 2013 racing season. With the support of Discount Tire, Off Road Evolution will campaign Two Rigs - its EVO 1 JK and EVO TJ - at the King of the Hammers Main Event and Everyone Challenge Event, as well as the Ultra4 Glen Helen and Ultra4 Vegas to Reno event. Discount Tire joins a dedicated list of incredible sponsors already committed to the EVO Racing Team, including Nitto Tire, Dynatrac, ATX Series Wheels, King Off-Road Racing Shocks, Mastercraft Safety, Royal Purple, Torchmate, EVO Mfg and Truck-lite."We're so happy to have Discount Tire join the EVO Racing Family," said Mel Wade, owner of Off Road Evolution and principal driver of EVO 1 and EVO TJ.

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