Chandler, AZ — Nearly 125 of the top UTV racers in the country turned out for the first ever Best In The Desert UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nevada, this weekend. DragonFire-sponsored racer Lacrecia Beurrier stepped up to the Unlimited UTV Pro class for the World Championship… and took a step onto the podium as well! With $100,000 in prizes and two Polaris RZR XP 1000s on the line, the inaugural event featured a world-class field of UTV racers as well as the who’s who of the UTV off-road Industry.
Ontario, California – Team ITP had a total of five podiums, including the top Pro UTV class winner in Branden Sims, at the 2015 Best in the Desert UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nev. Team racers also took second and third in the Pro class, third in the Unlimited ranks and a second-place finish in the Sportsman division.
Salt Lake City, Utah — Tread Lightly!, the national nonprofit and leading organization supporting outdoor recreation, has launched the www.JoinTreadLightly.org URL to encourage increased membership in support of its 25th anniversary this year.
JoinTreadLightly.org is a direct link to the organization’s new member page where individuals can sign up for a range of memberships from $25 to $250 per year. Ninety percent of funds that Tread Lightly! raises go directly to supporting its mission of promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship initiatives.
PAYSON, UT – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s popular Rally on the Rocks contest is currently accepting entries. Winners will enjoy a prize package that involves attending the Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks event in Moab, Utah.
Vision Wheel has formed a partnership with SCORE International, the world-renowned sanctioning body for the internationally televised five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, it was announced by Todd Robinson, V.P. Operations for Vision Wheel.
“Vision Wheel is proud to become a prime partner with the premier off-road race sanctioning body and we want to position our brand as the leading off-road wheel company,” said Robinson.
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire HH Investment Limited (”Hammerhead”). Hammerhead manufactures gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China. The Company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad brand, along with maintaining key private label relationships with other OEMs. The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days. The terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed.
Kawasaki is pleased to announce it will be the presenting sponsor of the ever-popular Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event, Iron Cowboy VI, in Arlington, TX.
San Diego, CA – UTVUnderground.com announced today that STI Tire & Wheel has signed on as sponsor of the first annual UTV World Championship, to take place in Laughlin, Nevada February 19th through the 21st. This exciting new event will feature two world championship UTV races including a Best In The Desert Championship points race, and a short course / motocross style Production UTV Championship race. In addition to the $100,000 cash and prize purse, Polaris RZR will be awarding the winner of both Championship races a brand new Polaris RZR XP1000!
“STI Tire & Wheel has been making waves in our sport for a couple of years now and their new line of XS Roctane tires have a huge buzz about them. We are not only excited to have STI on board as a sponsor in our first year of putting this event on, but we are excited to see how this new line of tires does in one of the gnarliest races held all year! Stated CEO & Founder of UTVUnderground.com, Joey DiGiovanni