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

DP Brakes Offering High Durability brake pads for Can Am UTV’s and SxS’s

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BUFFALO, NY. -  DP Brakes, the developer of the original sintered brake pad, and industry leader in sintered metal braking technology, has expanded their line of highly durable sintered brake pads to the growing number of Can Am UTV’s and “side-by-side’s” being manufactured today.Larry Mills, president of DP Brakes North America said, “With the added demand of after market parts for these machines we felt it necessary to offer an upgrade to their braking system.”Mills added, “DP Brakes’  is continuing our strong representation in ATV racing, and we are now expanding into UTV sponsorship as well.”

Can-Am Maverick 1000R X RS Racers Finish 1-2 at Loors Opener in California

DS 450 Pilot Cody Miller Wins Two Classes at TQRA Opener In Texas
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Valcourt, Québec, February 28, 2013 –Steve Beilman and Wayne Matlock piloted their virtually stock Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R X® rs side-by-side vehicles to a 1-2 finish in the UTV Open class at round one of the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Series (LOORS) at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. In Texas, Louis Powersports / Can-Am DS 450™ Pro Cody Miller won both the Open Expert (Pro) and Pro-Am classes at round one of the Dockside Marine Texhoma Quad Racing Association (TQRA) series.    “It’s great to have off-road racing veterans like Wayne Matlock and Steve Beilman behind the wheel of the new Maverick 1000R X rs and even better to have them put it on the LOORS podium. These guys basically had stock vehicles, sans the cage and doors, yet still dominated the UTV Open class at round one,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Their genuine excitement about the Maverick, along with their recent racing success is not only contagious, but it also reinforces that fact that our all-new high-performance side-by-side vehicle is purpose-built to win races.”

ATV/SxS Research Opportunity - Best Buy gift card Sweepstakes!

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Clarity Research, a powersports research company, is conducting a national research study among Side x Side utility vehicle owners and ATV vehicle owners.We are asking owners of Side-by-Side UTVs and ATVs to provide feedback on their vehicles by completing an online survey. Questionnaire topics include: description of currently owned vehicle, usage, transport, types of cargo carried, types of terrain ridden on, importance of and satisfaction with vehicle attributes and owner profile information. The owners’ input into the survey will aid in the design of future Side x Side UTV vehicles. You will also be entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win 1 of 17 Best Buy gift cards! 1 - $1000, 1 - $500, 5 - $100, 10 - $50!

Blingstar’s New Memory Foam Harnesses

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 The Blingstar Memory Foam Harness is the most comfortable and well designed Harness on the market. We have developed a safety product for the avid off-road enthusiast that is made with the highest quality of materials to help withstand the most rugged off-road conditions possible. Features-Available in Black and Red with 4 pt. & 5 pt. 3” versionsExtended sewn in shoulder pads with new technology memory foamMilitary style webbingFully adjustable harness to fit all sizesEasy clip in system at chest areaWater resistant cell phone/MP3 pocket & mesh pouch for protective storageCost: Starting from $119.95Avaialble at www.Blingstar.com or call toll free 866.412.5464 

Yamaha Announces 2013 ATV Race Teams

Yamaha Continues to Lead ATV Racing Fielding Championship Riders and Trackside Support
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CYPRESS, Calif. – February 26, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced its 2013 ATV race team with championship-caliber riders in motocross and cross-country racing.  The clear leader in sport ATVs, Yamaha also continues to support riders throughout the ranks with trackside programs and other benefits for riding blue.  Yamaha has signed Chad Wienen and Thomas Brown to race the AMA ATV MX pro class, Dustin Nelson to compete in the Yamaha QuadX Series and World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), and Walker Fowler to represent Yamaha in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) XC-1 Pro Class. 

Polaris Industries Joins The 2013 General Tire Mint 400 as Presenting Sponsor

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Minneapolis, Minn. (February 25, 2013) –Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE: PII) has joined General Tire and a host of dedicated sponsors in support of “The Great American Off-Road Race” – The 2013 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris. Polaris is a global sales leader in off-road vehicles, and its RZR® line is the leader in innovation in sport UTV design worldwide. Based in Medina, Minnesota, Polaris has been manufacturing vehicles for nearly 60 years and is the preferred UTV platform for desert off-road racing. There are more RZRs entered in The Mint 400 than any other manufacturer, and Polaris provides factory support for Jagged X Racing and Coastal Racing.

Polaris Announces 2013 Off-Road Race Teams and Contingency

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Minneapolis, February 19, 2013 –Polaris comes into the 2013 off-road race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International and Mud racing. Polaris also will continue to offer their ATV racing contingency program and has expanded its Side-by-Side contingency, which was only available for BITD in 2012, to include the SCORE series.“After a successful 2012, Polaris decided to expand its factory race team for 2013,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We look forward to another exciting and successful race season.”

DP Brakes offering high durability brake pads for Can Am UTV’s and SxS’s.

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BUFFALO, NY. - DP Brakes, the developer of the original sintered brake pad, and industry leader in sintered metal braking technology, has expanded their line of highly durable sintered brake pads to the growing number of Can Am UTV’s and “side-by-side’s” being manufactured today.Larry Mills, president of DP Brakes North America said, “With the added demand of after market parts for these machines we felt it necessary to offer an upgrade to their braking system.”Mills added, “DP Brakes’ is continuing our strong representation in ATV racing, and we are now expanding into UTV sponsorship as well.”According to Mills, Team UXC Racing’s Michael Swift has now crossed over to the UTV class.

RZR Under Dash Stereo and Switch Panel

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Now, you can easily mount a waterproof stereo under your dash.  This is more than just a stereo it also comes with (2) Illuminated Rocker Switches, Fuse Block and more.  The Aluminum mounting bracket bolts to the frame under your dash with the provided hardware.  The 20 Amp Rocker Switches allow you to hook up other accessories such as lights etc.  The Fuse Block allows up to (6) Circuits and comes mounted to the bracket.  You will also get a 12 ga. battery cable to wire this assembly to your battery.

Polaris introduced a new limited-edition RZR S 800 EPS Sunset Red in select states

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Polaris today introduced a new limited-edition RZR S 800 EPS Sunset Red available in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, MS, SC, TN, LA, NC, OK and TX. The unit includes the following features and is available for $15,999.  Electronic Power Steering (EPS)Maxxis Bighorn tires on 12" black Crusher aluminum rims Premium Fox Podium X shocksRear Cab Frame ExtensionSunset Red painted dash, rear panels, and hood Color matched front and rear suspension springsCustom graphics packageUnder Hood Dry StorageLow Profile Bumper and DoorsCustom cut & sew black, Sunset Red, and white seats with RZR emblem

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