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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.

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Kyle Chaney

Can-Am racers Kyle Chaney and Hunter Miller finished 1-2 in the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Camp Coker Grand National Cross Country Race in Society Hills, S.C. Multi-time GNCC champion Bryan Buckhannon notched his first victory of the season in the Pro 4×4 class. The Camp Coker event hosted both round five of GNCC ATV series and the second round of action for side-by-side vehicles.

Terraquad
The new Terraquad amphibious vehicle platform is brought to you by the makers of the Quadski. This UTV-like vehicle is capable of going 50 MPH on land and up to 45 MPH on water. Check it out:

offroad bumper
In this recap video from the Mint 400, Justin Lambert demonstrates why it’s important to have a stout off-road bumper on your UTV in the event you need to let another competitor know that they need to let you by.

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KENNESAW, GA
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, factory-supported and bLU cRU racers dominated the first two rounds of the Lucas Oil Off-Road National Racing Series’ inaugural UTV Production class recently at the Duel of the Desert at Chandler, Arizona’s, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park piloting Yamaha’s YXZ1000R pure-sport Side-by-Side (SxS).

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note regarding an open house for the Upper Little Deschutes Restoration Project in Oregon. Details on the date and location are below.

The Crescent Ranger District invites you to an open house on May 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for continued discussion on the Upper Little Deschutes Restoration Project. The Forest Service has recently completed the 30-day scoping for the project (February 01 through March 10, 2017) and they would like to meet and discuss your comments or gain additional ideas on riparian enhancement, the sustainable transportation system, sustainable recreation, and provide additional details on instream structure placement, illegal bridge removal, diversion ditch closure, meadow enhancement as well as any other areas of concern you may have.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — With racers already entered from 16 U.S. States and six countries, teams from all across the United States and around the world continue to register online for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500. Round 2 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will 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.

Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 49th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

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KENNESAW, Ga. – May 1, 2017
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the winner of the 2017 YXZ Supercross Sweepstakes for the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season.