Maverick X3
For those who dare, the rock holes dubbed “hot tubs” along Devil’s Highway in Moab, Utah, provide plenty of thrills.  This Maverick X3 was doing pretty good until he got sideways while rolling backwards.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Following Thursday’s draw for starting positions, SoCal’s Garrett Poucher will be the first motorcycle off the starting line in the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

With classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, there were 191 official entries in the start draw. With as many as 100 late entries still expected to enter the popular race, entries in the draw came from 28 U.S. States and 13 countries for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500.

Going Weightless
Some of the smoothest jumps on an ATV or a side by side are the ones where the ground just disappears beneath you. This UTV pilot found a perfect RZR jump that didn’t have a lip but his momentum was enough to send him skyward.

Offroad sled
We’ve seen some unique conversions over the years but this crazy off-road snowmobile is set up to be ridden in the dirt. Check out this video of the machine in action.

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KENNESAW, Ga.
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, again provided a new Side-by-Side (SxS), the Viking VI Special Edition (SE), to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California. Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s Newnan, Georgia factory, the Viking VI SE raised $17,000 towards the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s fourth-consecutive year of aiding NSW, totaling nearly $90,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients.

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Minneapolis
– Polaris RZR, this Memorial Day, is partnering with Warfighter Made, a non-profit organization that supports ill, injured, and combat-wounded service members and veterans, with the RZR Salute to Heroes donation and giveaway campaign. The campaign is raising funds for the organization so they can continue to provide off-road experiences and customized vehicles to those injured while serving our country.

Rally on rocks
With the 2017 Rally on the Rocks kicking off next week in Moab Utah, we thought it would be great to look back at last year’s event.  This video from Discount Tire provides a great recap of one of the best UTV events in the country.

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JOLIET, Ill. –
Past champs and first-time class winners highlighted the opening round of the 2017 TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL. Route 66 Raceway’s famed Dirt Oval played host to the nation’s most deeply rooted short course off-road racing series.

In a special Chicagoland Slam twist, the PRO races featured a joker lap: a shortcut-style cheat lap that each racer can take during any lap after the halfway point.

Here’s a breakdown of the PRO class events, beginning with the outstanding PRO 4 main event.

UTV Backflip
It’s amazing to think that not all that long ago, a backflip on a motorcycle seemed impossible.  Fast forward a few years and athletes are flipping just about everything with wheels and a motor, including UTVs! This guy looks to have the Polaris RZR Backflip dialed!

Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series’ Checkered Flag sponsor for all UTV classes for the 2017 season. Along with the Checkered Flag sponsorship, Yamaha Viking Side-by-Sides (SxS) will serve as track maintenance and support vehicles while the pure sport YXZ1000R SxS will be the official pace car for all Pro UTV classes.

The TORC series kicks off its first two rounds this weekend May 13 and 14 in Chicago, marking the second year the TORC series is featuring SxS racing. Yamaha Factory-Supported racer Corry Weller secured last year’s championship in the inaugural Pro Stock UTV series piloting her Dragonfire Racing Yamaha YXZ1000R. Weller was the only racer in the series to podium in all races she competed in, as well as the first-ever woman to win a TORC series championship in any class.