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2013 High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals a Success; Event Winners Announced

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SHREVEPORT, LA -- June, 2013 (Business Wire) High Lifter Products Inc., the leader in custom aftermarket ATV/UTV accessories and products, today announced the official race results from the 2013 High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals held from June 20-23 at Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City, Minnesota. The inaugural event drew a huge crowd from the Northern United States and Canada and featured over 30 industry vendors.

Can-Am Racers Win Four Classes At High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals

Aaron Juarez Pilots Can-Am Commander 1000 to PURE SxS Series Victory
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Valcourt, Québec, June 25, 2013 – Can-Am® ATV and side-by-side racers earned class victories and numerous podium finishes this past weekend in both the inaugural 2013 High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals and the 2013 PURE desert racing series. Can-Am mud racers won four classes and garnered 13 total podium spots in the EPI Mud Bog at Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City, Minn. Can-Am Commander™ 1000 X® racer Aaron Juarez won the Pro Production 1000 class at round two of the new DWT PURE Side-By-Side Off-Road Championship series in California City, Calif.

Aluma Introduces 7712H Tilt Single Axle Trailers

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BANCROFT, Iowa—Aluma recently introduced its latest model of aluminum trailers, the 7712H Tilt flatbed utility trailer. These single heavy axle trailers are ideal for a wide range of hauling applications. The 7712H Tilt model features 14-inch aluminum wheels, fenders with vinyl gravel guards, an extruded aluminum floor and front and side retaining rails. The bed is 77 inches wide by 144.5 inches long. The trailers also include an LED lighting package and safety chains.Durable aluminum trailers from Aluma are lightweight, corrosion resistant and maintenance free.  Special features on many makes and models offer users versatility and convenience. Aluma trailers also come with an industry leading 5-year all-inclusive warranty.

William Yokley Takes GNCC Mountaineer

Teammate Kiger takes third
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Minneapolis, June 18, 2013- After placing off the podium at The John Penton, William Yokley was back on top in his Polaris / Coastal / CST / National Guard / Yoshimura / Yokley Racing RZR XP 900 taking the win at The Mountaineer, in Masontown, West Virginia. Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger, steered his RZR XP 900 to a third place finish. RZRs finished in the top three spots in the XC1 Modified class.Yokley and Kiger both started well and tackled the rocky terrain by choosing good lines. Their fast, consistent laps gave them both podium finishes and put Yokley back on top in class points going into the summer break, with Kiger sitting in striking distance in third.

Kawasaki Will Live the Legend in Conjunction with Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger” Set for Release July 3

Adventurous story from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer
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IRVINE, Calif. (June 14, 2013)–Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) announced a unique tie-in with “The Lone Ranger,” a Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films production set for national release on July 3.  The powersports products marketer will use this new reimagining of the popular story to help carry product messages for its off-road motorcycles, four-wheel vehicles and street motorcycles. 

Yamaha’s 2014 YFZ450R Now Assembled in USA

More Power, New Styling and a New Standard in Race-Ready Handling
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CYPRESS, Calif. – June 12, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has introduced a new Assembled in U.S.A. YFZ450R for the 2014 model year. This high-performance sport quad from the clear leader in the sport ATV industry boasts power gains and improved handling and is now being produced at the Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.The new race-ready YFZ450R is the highest performance, most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market combining a high-tech, quick-revving, titanium five-valve, 449cc fuel-injected engine with a lightweight, professional-caliber cast aluminum-steel chassis

Burning Rock to Host 4th Annual Thrills in the Hills Jamboree

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(TAMS) Thursday, June 13 - Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park is proud to host the 4th annual Thrills in the Hills off-road jamboree presented by Bub’s Cycle and Polaristhis weekend in Tams, WV. Hundreds of off-road enthusiasts will converge on the outdoor park for the skill-testing Time Trial course, the intense Mud Run and a brand new Youth Track. Guests will also have an opportunity to check out the new moto cross track, which is almost complete. After a challenging day competing in the races, families will be able to relax under the stars and listen to the WV country sensation, the Audio Outlaws before an impressive fireworks show.

Yamaha Announces All-New Viking Side-by-Side Vehicle

A Higher Standard in Working-Class, Three Person Four-Wheel Drive; Assembled in USA
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CYPRESS, Calif. – June 12, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced the all-new Viking EPS Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle setting a new standard in the three-person multi-purpose SxS segment.  Every Yamaha Viking is being manufactured exclusively in the U.S.A. at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.The new Viking was designed and engineered as a robust and high-capacity utility vehicle.  It combines Yamaha’s most powerful four-wheel drive engine to date with a comfortable and confidence-inspiring three-person cab, precision steering and class-leading handling. 

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