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Can-Am off-road has launched its 2017 Can-Am factory racing team and also announced its Can-Am X-Team ATV and SxS Rider Contingency Program. The amateur and professional racing contingency program includes more than a $350,000 in total payouts and covers numerous racing series for ATVs and side-by-side vehicles across North America.

The Can-Am X-Team off-road consists of 18 teams competing with Can-Am Renegade 4×4 ATVs and Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicles.

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The Can-Am accessories group recently unveiled a new product for ATV owners looking to hit the snow. The new Apache Backcountry Track System for Can-Am ATVs help tackle “deep backcountry snow and challenging winter conditions.”

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Minneapolis, Mar. 1, 2017 – Polaris (NYSE: PII), the industry leader in youth off-road vehicles, today announced another first in the category, the single-seat Polaris ACE™ 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11KENNESAW, GA – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $350,000 in funds and equipment to 26 grant recipients in 2016. The final grants for 2016 comprised more than $73,000 awarded to four recipients, including support for both National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) and the Progressive Agricultural Foundation’s Safety Day program.

“For a decade, Yamaha has been supporting National Hunting and Fishing Day’s message of responsible outdoor recreation and open access, and with an Access Initiative grant to the Progressive Agricultural Foundation, we extend that message to families and youth in the farming and ranching communities across the country,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “With the challenges facing access to our nation’s land, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative remains a steadfast resource supporting those working to responsibly, safely and sustainably protect and expand the opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.”

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Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert will live stream the “Celebration of Life” in honor of Casey Folks tomorrow. Check out the release on the event below, which also has a link to the stream.

Casey Folks touched the lives of thousands of people in the off-road community. If you are unable to join us for this special occasion in honor of him, you can still be part of it.

Polaris-Engineered-Lubricants-1-30-2017Formulated specifically for use in the vehicles Polaris manufactures, Polaris Engineered Lubricants have been proven to perform in some of the most grueling racing on the planet including off-road desert racing and snowmobile, enduro and cross-country racing. And they don’t just work, they win.

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If you’ve never heard of or seen the Sherp ATV before your initial thought might be that falling though the ice would be a terrible tragedy. Well as you can see, neither ice, water, rocks or mud are any match for this all-terrain vehicle.

Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16Editor’s Note: BITD sent out this note regarding the health of Best in the Desert Director Casey Folks and the upcoming Parker 425.

January 9, 2017 – Thank you to everyone for your concerns, messages and prayers regarding Casey. We truly appreciate the support.

While we would like to speak with everyone about Casey, we are currently busy trying to make preparations for the upcoming Parker “425.” So please do not call the office at this time looking for updates on him.

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Earlier this month, Yamaha inducted nine of its ATV, side-by-side, dirt bike and road racing titleholders to its Wall of Champions. The ceremony for the event was held at its office in Cypress, California, with 11 championships acknowledged during the event.

Trail-Tech-CVT-Temp-Gauge-12-22-16Trail Tech, Inc. recently announced the release of its new CVT Belt Temp Monitoring Gauge. Designed to help riders easily monitor thier CVT Belt Temperature 30-500°F (0-270°C), this device can help save your CVT belt from failure.