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Snow Removal Volunteers Sought for SnowCare for Troops’ Third Season

Project EverGreen Thanks Volunteers who Back Up Troops Through the Year
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. — As Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) program enters its third season, the non-profit organization is recognizing the more than 600 volunteers who support the campaign’s military families year-round by also offering landscaping services through GreenCare for Troops (GCFT). Both programs are managed by Project EverGreen and connect military families who have a spouse or family member currently deployed in the armed forces with snowplow and landscape professionals. 

2009-2012 Arctic Cat OE Replacement High-Flow Air Filters

SEPTEMBER 2012, K&N Engineering, Inc., releases a new OE Replacement High-Flow Air Filter for ARCTIC CAT’s H1, Prowler, TRV and XTZ line of UTV’s and Side by Sides. K&N’s washable and reusable XD (XStream Duty) Air Filter, is designed and manufactured in the USA with the highest quality materials, providing your Side by Side or UTV the increased performance and high dirt capacity it needs.POPULAR APPLICATIONS: ARCTIC CAT H1/PROWLER/TRV 550/700; 09-12 ARCTIC CAT PROWLER XTZ1000 H2 EFI; 09-12PART NO: AC-7009 MSRP: $65.00KEY FEATURES: REPLACES ARCTIC CAT OEM #: 0470558

Rahders takes Lake Elsinore Gran Prix 855cc class
Cody Rahders and his RZR 570 raced the Lake Elsinore Gran Prix this past weekend in the 855cc class. He went on to finish 2.5 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor in the class, and finished 5th overall out of 42 participants.Photo courtesy of UTVunderground

DP Brakes Dominate GNCC ATV Classes in 2012

BUFFALO, NY.- Sponsored riders for DP Brakes, the leader in sintered braking technology dominated GNCC ATV Classes in 2012, taking first place in ten of eleven categories.Here is a recap of the 2012 GNCC ATV Final Standings for DP Brakes sponsored riders.GNCC ATV ChampionshipsXC1 Pro:1st Chris Borich, 2nd Walker Fowler, 3rd Taylor Kiser, plus 4th thru 8th, 10th riders.XC2 Pro-Am:1st Pat McGuire, 2nd Braden Henthorn, 3rd Matt Hanna, 4th Eric Hoyland

Can-Am ATV Racers Capture Five GNCC Class Championships
Valcourt, Québec, November 7, 2012 – Can-Am® ATV racers battled through muddy, slick conditions at the final round of the 2012 Can-Am GNCC racing series in Tennessee, and came away with five class championships. Team UXC Racing / Can-Am racer Cliff Beasley rode his Can-Am Renegade® to a second-place finish in the U2 class and repeated as the class champion. Bryan Buckhannon successfully repeated as the 4x4 Open class champion with his fourth-place run aboard his Can-Am Outlander™ 800R. Kevin Trantham won the 4x4 Lites class on his Outlander 500, finished third overall on the morning podium and notched his third GNCC championship. Despite suffering his first DNF of the year at Loretta Lynn’s, 4x4 Senior (40+) racer Forrest Whorton successfully defended his title on his Can-Am ATV. The final Can-Am champion was Tanner Bowles, who wrapped up the 4x4 Novice class at an earlier round.

Maxxis’ Tire Tuesday Giveaway Continues in November

A set of four high-quality ATV or side-by-side tires is the prize for the lucky winner of Maxxis’ November Tire Tuesday Giveaway. This month’s Facebook contest runs from Tuesday, November 6 through Tuesday, November 27. The winner, who will be chosen at random November 28, will select one set of Maxxis’ Bighorn, Bighorn 2.0, Vipr or Ceros ATV tires. The sweepstakes is free to enter. Entrants should just like the Maxxis Facebook page ( and then enter the Tire Tuesday Giveaway at . To enter through a mobile device, fans can use this link: (Some exclusions apply. Check the link above for a complete list of rules.)

DP Brakes launches new, enhanced, website

Buffalo, NY --DP Brakes, the pioneer and longtime industry leader in sintered metal braking technology, has launched a new, enhanced, website at new DP Brake website includes a state-of-the-art look and feel, an enhanced quick search product search capability, and an enhanced dealer locator feature that includes both zip and distance search, and interactive contact forms.

Honda of South Carolina to Produce Side-by-Sides
Torrance, CA: American Honda today announced that production of Honda side-by-side MUVs will transfer in 2013 from Honda de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (HDM) to Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) in Timmonsville, SC. Honda currently markets the Big Red side-by-side in the U.S.These changes are part of a global Honda strategy tied to future growth forecast in the side-by-side segment. Current plans call for the completion of side-by-side production at HDM in 2013, with production to begin at HSC in the summer of 2013 to meet the needs of U.S. customers and for export to global markets.

Outdoor Companies Unite Again for Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay

More than 50 companies have donated more than 100 products to the nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! for itsFifth Annual Charity Auction on eBay in an effort to raise money for solutions to urgent outdoor recreation issues such as restricted recreation access due to irresponsible behavior. The auction will be held November 1-11, 2012. Big ticket items this year include a Gator XUV 625i utility vehicle and a Toy Gator donated by John Deere. 

Yamaha Announces New Rhino Body Kit

Eight-piece kit integrates with the Rhino’s ‘Real World Tough’ styling
Cypress, Calif., October 31, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.’s, Parts and Accessories Division (YPAD) is offering a new Rhino Body Kit, giving owners yet another way to personalize their Yamaha Rhino Side-by-Side vehicles.The eight-piece collection includes a front bumper guard that mounts to the OE bumper, two-piece wraparound front overfender flares that extend the OE front fenders an additional 4.125 inches, rear overfender flares that add 3.375 inches to the rear fenders, and a shaker-style hood scoop.All components are made from double-walled and UV-resistant roto-molded linear low-density polyethylene and are designed to fit all Rhino 700, 660 and 450 models.


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