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News, releases, events, and updates from the off-road industry.

More All-New Models Join the 2014 Honda Lineup

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The exciting 2014 model year continues as American Honda introduces four brand-new models that clearly demonstrate the incredibly wide reach of Honda engineering; this is the kind of innovation Honda enthusiasts have come to expect over the years. In addition to these all-new models, this announcement also includes a number of successful and favorite returning models."This is really a fun time for Honda fans, as we unveil these four incredibly cool all-new machines for 2014 that reach out to entirely different segments of the market," said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. "This introduction serves as a perfect example of what 2014 is going to be like for Honda, as we continue to bring diverse and completely new concepts to riders, no matter what kind of machines they might favor.

The 2013 General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris

Premiers June 8 on SPEED Channel
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Minneapolis, May 14, 2013- The 2013 General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris will premiere on SPEED Channel, Saturday, June 8, at 9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PST. This special two-hour primetime television show captures the most dynamic and thrilling off-road racing on the planet, at the most prestigious and challenging off-road race in America.This year, more than 250 race teams battled the brutal 400-mile Mint 400 desert racecourse. The competition was fierce and full of drama, suspense, and back-and-forth clashes in all 20 classes of vehicles from the fast-growing Pro UTV Class, all the way to the million dollar Unlimited Trophy Trucks. The overall lead changed seven times, and less than half of the competitors finished the punishing race.

Camp Chef introduces the new Pellet Grill

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HYDE PARK, Utah – The new Pellet Grill has been designed with the backyard user in mind giving them the opportunity to take their outdoor cooking to the next level.  The built in features range from innovative smoker controls to dual temperature sensors that will simplify the process of low and slow cooking.Heavy-duty construction of the Pellet Grill creates great thermal efficiency which will hold heat while cooking any family favorite recipe. The dual temperature sensors also eliminate the guesswork and give the user internal and smoke chamber temperatures. 

RZRs Dominate at WORCS Round 5

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Minneapolis, May 13, 2013- Polaris racers were out in full force this past weekend at WORCS Round Five, at Honolulu Hills, in Taft, Calif. Polaris Factory Racers and Holz Racers, RJ Anderson and Beau Baron would finish one, two in the “SxS Pro Production” class. RZRs would take the top five spots in the class as well. Anderson, after a tough start to the racing season, has gotten himself to the sixth position in points with Baron sitting in first.The “SxS Production 1000” class would be all RZR with Holz Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. finishing first. RZRs would also finish in the top six places. Guthrie is leading the class in points with four first place finishes and one fourth.The “SxS Production 700” class has seen an influx of RZR 570s racing this year and the four entered would finish one through four out of seven starters. Polaris Racer Cody Rahders, would have a tough run but fight his way back with a crippled car to take a second place. Holz Racers Haagsma and Bunyea in their RZR 570s would finish first and third. Rahders is sitting third in points, behind Bunyea and Haagsma, after having to take a round off. 

Can-Am Racers Notch Several Wins In North America

Renegade Racer Earns AM Overall at Mammoth GNCC; Maverick 1000R Posts AWRCS Win
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Valcourt, Québec, May 8, 2013 – Can-Am® ATV and side-by-side racers won numerous classes and earned several podium finishes at various off-road events in the U.S. and Canada. Highlighted by Team UXC Racing / Can-Am X-Team racer Michael Swift’s morning overall and U2 class win, Can-Am 4x4 ATV racers won five morning classes at a soggy round five of the 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country held in Kentucky. Team Hendershot Performance won the Pro SxS race at round three of the American Woods Racing Championship Series in Pennsylvania. Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side team Murray Motorsports finished third in the SxS Pro class at the Best In The Desert Silver State 300 in Nevada. In the Courses VTT series in Canada, a Maverick pilot earned a podium position while three Can-Am DS 450™ racers swept the ATV Pro class. 

Coastal Racing Takes the Silver State 300

RZRs take two Podium spots
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Minneapolis, May 6, 2013–After a win at the last Best in the Desert Race, The Mint 400, Holz Coastal Racing’s Scott Kiger and Mark Holz in their No. 1934 RZR XP 900 would line up for the Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 with hopes to make it two in a row and their second Silver State 300 win. When the dust settled, they would not disappoint. With Cognito Powersports and their RZR XP 4 900 getting the nod to start first, the teams would have to work hard through the typical high-speed, dusty conditions to overtake the leader. Coastal Racing would start right after Brandon Schueler’s Jagged X No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900 setting up a speed dual to take over the lead. With Kiger driving the morning half, he would pass Schueler and all but one of the remaining cars that started in front of him, Cognito. Holz would take over for the second half of the race and suffer a couple flats moving him back to third, and putting the No. 1919 in second behind Cognito. With Cognito sitting with a 7-minute lead and Jagged X and Coastal running neck-and-neck, Cognito would suffer a clutch failure ending their reign and setting up an exciting finish between Jagged X and Coastal Racing. In the last miles of the race, Holz in the Coastal car would make his move finish first with Schueler in the No. 1919 finishing second.  

Mattracks M3 PLUS Rubber Track Conversion Kit for UTVs

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KARLSTAD, Minnesota, USA – MATTRACKS®, the innovator of 4x4 rubber track conversion systems introduces the M3 PLUS™ system for side-by-side Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs).With 20 years of 4x4 pickup, tractor and ATV/UTV rubber track system design and development, engineering and manufacturing experience the new M3 PLUS™ system will enable your UTV to go where wheeled vehicles cannot.The new M3 PLUS™ system will give you greater performance in deep snow and still allow you to use this system year-round.   With minimal power loss, you will still have the maximum performance capabilities in any operating conditions.With an approximate 51 inch by 13 inch footprint, which is 12 inches longer than the standard track, the rear track on the M3 PLUS™ provides unbelievable floatation in deep snow, sand, mud, swamps or any challenging terrain.  Its self cleaning system allows the snow, sand, rocks, or any other debris to be ejected from the inside of the track so you are not losing riding time.  Coupled with the M3™ aggressive lug pattern and built in suspension the traction is outstanding, while providing 25% greater footprint compared to the standard M3™.  Additional information on the new M3 PLUS™ is available by contacting Mattracks®, Inc. at 877-436-7800 toll free US & Canada, or 218-683-9800.  You can also contact visit us online at www.litefootatv.com .

Can-Am Ds 450 Pro Travis Moore Wins Neatv-Mx Pro And Pro-Am Classes In New York

Hunter Miller Wins ATV Pro Class at Round Three of TORN Series
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Valcourt, Québec, May 1, 2013 – Can-Am® ATV Pro racer Travis Moore swept both the Pro and Pro-Am class on his Can-Am DS 450 ATV at round two of the 2013 Maxxis New England ATV Motocross series in New York. Hunter Miller took his DS 450 to the Pro class win at round three of the Texas Off-Road Nationals in Texas. At round three 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series, sanctioned by the AMA, in Kentucky, BCS Performance / Can-Am Pro Josh Creamer finished fourth in the Pro class on his DS 450.“Can-Am Pro Travis Moore continued his roll in the Northeast aboard his Can-Am DS 450 ATV, by again winning all four Pro-level motos to earn himself another big double win weekend in the NEATV series,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “It was a challenging weekend on the AMA ATV MX National circuit as rain soaked the Ballance Moto X race facility, making for very sloppy racing conditions for the riders. Pro Josh Creamer narrowly missed the Pro class overall podium with fourth overall.”

OHV Access Initiative Receives 2013 National Trails Award from American Trails

Yamaha’s Grassroots GRANT Program Honored for Service to National OHV Community
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CYPRESS, Calif. – April 30, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has received the 2013 National Trails Corporate Award from American Trails in recognition of its significant, sustained service to trails planning, implementation and recreation across the country.   American Trails is the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of trail interests and supporting cooperation and communication between all types of trail users today. The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative GRANT program recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in funding projects serving the diverse needs of the OHV community.  To date, Yamaha has awarded more than 200 GRANTs and more than $2 million in funding and equipment in pursuit of the program’s mission of promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable access.

2010-2013 Polaris Ranger RZR 170 OE Replacement High-Flow Air Filter

A washable & reusable, replacement High-Flow Air Filter designed to provide increased performance.
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April 2013, K&N Engineering, Inc., releases an OE Replacement High-Flow Air Filter for 2010-2013 POLARIS® RANGER RZR® 170 Model Side by Sides.  This K&N XD High-Flow Air Filter was designed and manufactured in the USA with the highest-quality materials to provide the RZR® 170 low intake restriction while increasing performance and offers high dirt capacity, resulting in long service intervals.   

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