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

2012 Side X Side Rally is Coming Soon!

On May 19, 2012, Mines & Meadows will be hosting one of the largest gatherings of UTV & Side X Side machines in the tri-state area.  Don't miss this opportunity to test drive some of the hottest machines from some of the areas top dealers.  As always, dirt bikes and ATVs are of course welcome to participate in the festivities.  Come enjoy more than 70 miles of trails and the only underground riding east of the Mississippi.

2012 White Knuckle Event at Brimstone Recreational

HUNTSVILLE, TN.- April 26, 2012  OHV enthusiasts from throughout North America will gather in Huntsville, TN for the annual White Knuckle Event (May 25th-May 27th) to enjoy the Cumberland Mountains, competitive events and the latest country hits from Nashville’s finest. The White Knuckle Event (WKE) is Brimstone’s springtime main event held annually on Memorial Day. Branded as the “hold on tight” event of the year, the White Knuckle Event attracts off-road enthusiasts from throughout the country and is tagged the “Woodstock of ATV and SXS Events” going on its sixth year with attendance doubling each year.  The event throttles up on Friday the 25th starting with guided trail rides throughout the day and Ritchie Brother’s ultimate “Dueling Drag Race” under the Southern lights of the Half Cabin event arena.On Saturday May 26th, the Kawasaki “Wild Mountain Rampage” kicks off as the rage of the 2012 WKE and featured as the latest challenge with the ultimate geocache prize, the supreme exploration ride, Teryx4.  The event will require the mastery of riding skills, GPS navigation /mapping skills, and knowledge of the Brimstone trails.     

Yamaha Sponsors Total Outdoorsman Challenge

Events in May-June Search for Nation’s Most All-Around Skilled Outdoorsman
CYPRESS, Calif. – April 18, 2012 – Yamaha Outdoors, the motorsports leader in supporting outdoors conservation and responsible use of our public lands, is helping to identify the “nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman” as a sponsor of the “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.”The Total Outdoorsman Challenge 2012 games will highlight the dramatic journey of outdoor enthusiasts from across the country battling for recognition as the nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman.  In the ultimate outdoor test of skill, nerve, might and agility, contestants will go head-to-head in multiple outdoor skill challenges: flyfishing, bass fishing, rifle, shotgun, endurance, archery and ATV handling, among others.

CST Announces New SxS/UTV Sizes for Clincher

CST is proud to announce the availability of six additional sizes for the Clincher, the flagship tire in the CST utility ATV lineup. The Clincher’s aggressive tread pattern and its radial construction have already proven to deliver a thrilling, yet plush ride for ATV riders, and the following new sizes will allow UTV and side x side riders the same performance benefits:Front: 26x9.00R12; 27x9.00R12; 26x9.00R14Rear: 26x11.00R12; 27x11.00R12; 26x11.00R14

Baron Wins Pro Class at WORCS Round 4
Team Maxxis/H&M rider Beau Baron took his second Pro victory of the year at WORCS ATV Round 4. The race was held April 15 in Surprise, Arizona. Baron’s teammate David Haagsma grabbed the holeshot and held the lead through the first half of the race. Baron, who was seventh at the first turn, made steady progress throughout the event. By the last 20 minutes, he was locked in a tight battle, trading the lead with another rider before crossing the finish line in first place. 

Bobcat expands operations, brings jobs to Bismarck

Company announces plans for expanded production with Menlo and launch of Innovation Center at NPCC property
(WEST FARGO, N.D. — April 17, 2012) Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics today announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck. Bobcat also announced plans to acquire additional land at the Northern Plains Commerce Center (NPCC), to create an Innovation Center for product development and testing.

Join Destry Abbott for the Ultimate Family Adventure with Kawasaki’s Teryx4 Side X Side

Irvine, Calif., April 11, 2012 – Off-Road racing champion Destry Abbott and his family will be taking one lucky family on an Ultimate Family Adventure through the mountains of Southern California in Kawasaki’s newest side x side, the Teryx4.“The off-road rated Kawasaki Teryx4 is a great vehicle for the whole family.” said Kawasaki Marketing Communications Director Chris Brull. “With four seats, a family can go out on the trails, explore and enjoy everything the Teryx4 has to offer. The Ultimate Family Adventure will be an amazing experience for the winners as they explore Southern California with Abbott.”

MATTRACKS does it again, introducing the NEW 65M1-A1-TC Model to its Lineup.

KARLSTAD, Minnesota, USA – March 22, 2012 – MATTRACKS rubber track conversion systems are often referred to as the “most extreme off-road accessory available.” Equipping your 4x4 vehicle with Mattracks provides an incredibly capable, four-track-drive, on/off road machine. Besides being environmentally friendly, it is the most technologically advanced, independent, rubber track system found anywhere in the world. Mattracks has an added bonus; their system can be installed on most 4 wheel drive vehicles in roughly an hour.Mattracks now introduces the newest Track Conversion System to its lineup. The 65M1-A1-TC is designed exclusively for the Bobcat TOOLCAT. Its 4 wheel drive, 4-track steering system and Mattracks, make this an incredible machine.MATTRACKS currently manufactures 76 different Rubber Track Conversion Systems for 4x4 ATVs, UTVs, SUVs, trucks, tractors and specialty vehicles. Mattracks can be utilized year-round in mud, sand, snow, swamp, rough terrain or down the road. Mattracks gets the job done.

Can-Am ATV and Side-x-Side Racers Post Victories in the GNCC Racing, TQRA MX Series

Valcourt, Québec, April 3, 2012 – Can-Am® X-Team racers earned five 4x4 class overall wins this past weekend at the Steele Creek Can-Am / Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series event and also posted three class victories in the Texhoma Quad Racing Association (TQRA) series. In the GNCC series, Kevin Trantham led the way, winning the 4x4 Lites class and finishing third overall on the morning podium aboard his 2012 Can-Am Outlander™ 500. Cody and Hunter Miller each piloted a Can-Am vehicle to victories at round two of the TQRA motocross series held in Geary, Okla.“The Steele Creek GNCC was a brutal, challenging course, but our 4x4 class racers truly performed well aboard their Can-Am ATVs,” stated Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “Michael Swift and Bryan Buckhannon are so evenly matched aboard their 2012 Outlander 800s, they really put on a show racing wheel-to-wheel with each other the entire two-hour race. I was glad to see Swift finally get his first win of 2012, but I'm sure the two riders will have another battle at the next race in South Carolina. Kevin Trantham put in one of his most impressive performances ever aboard his Outlander 500, by winning his class and earning a spot on the morning overall podium. In TQRA, I was pleased to see both Cody and Hunter Miller post some hard-fought victories over the weekend with both their Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side machines.”

Honda Announces First New-Model Releases For 2013
Torrance, CA: Honda enters the 2013 model-year season with a host of options for off-road and street-riding fun. First, consider two fun scooters that contain significant upgrades: the thoroughly revised Metropolitan and a new PCX scooter with a larger-displacement engine that now makes it capable for freeway use. Both models feature an easy-to-operate automatic transmission along with extremely fuel-efficient engines—just the thing for countering rising fuel prices. And then peruse Honda’s strong lineup of utility ATVs that simply get it done—whether “it” is a day filled with tough tasks or a weekend escape to your favorite backwoods getaway.


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