Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company has signed an endorsement agreement with Powersports Racer RJ Anderson. The agreement includes sponsorship of Anderson’s new No. 37 Polaris RZR / Monster Energy PRO-2 Truck for the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series (LORRS).
RENO, Nevada — Following nearly two years of extensive planning with assistance from numerous individuals, multiple businesses and several government agencies from across the entire valley, Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship will be the inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 to be held April 24-27 just west of El Centro, Calif. and approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.
Presented by the City of El Centro, SCORE’s first race in this portion of Southern California and first SCORE race in California since a 1998 race in Barstow will be held near Plaster City primarily on 41,000 dedicated acres in an off-highway vehicle use area under the jurisdiction of the El Centro field office of the Bureau of Land Management. The area for the race is also located immediately west of the Naval Air Facility El Centro and is approximately 17 miles west of El Centro off of Interstate 8 (I-8).
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — A new report focused on the accessorization of utility task vehicles (UTVs, also known as side-by-sides) reveals that approximately 670,000 UTV models were sold in the United States in 2010-2012. Released by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the 62-page report provides auto accessory businesses with an understanding of the needs and purchase habits of UTV owners and aids in their marketing, sales and product development efforts.
“This is the first time we have done such extensive research into the powersports market,” said Gavin Knapp, SEMA senior manager of market research. “This report validates the belief many have had that there are great opportunities in the powersports market, and furthermore, that there are many similarities with the automotive aftermarket.”
Valcourt, QC – XPS Carbon Free is a combination fuel treatment and fuel system cleaner that can be used periodically to maintain fuel system integrity and keep internal engine parts clean, in addition to serving as a fuel stabilizer during storage periods.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL, the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced the addition of Kart and P1K (UTV) classes to its national event schedule beginning with the season opener in Primm, Nev., April 5-6, 2014.
The TORC Kart class will consist of junior karts and 450 karts while the P1K class will be reserved for 1000cc UTV’s. Each class will compete for a national championship and race the same seven-event schedule as the PRO Light, PRO 2 and PRO 4 classes over the course of the 2014 season. Entries in each class must be USAC-licensed, with a $125 entry fee for the karts and a $150 entry fee for the UTVs.
Ontario, California, March 19, 2014 – The West Coast SxS racers making up Team ITP combined to earn four total podium spots this past weekend at both the Best In The Desert Mint 400 race in Nevada, and round three of the World Off-Road Championship Series in Arizona. SPR Racing / ITP pilot Dave Lytle won the 850P class at the Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas, while Branden Sims earned a third-place podium finish in the 1900P (Pro) SxS class. In Lake Havasu, Ariz., ITP WORCS racers Kyle Melville and Alfredo Ramirez finished second and third in the SxS 1000 class and Adam Levings took second in the SxS 850 ranks.
SAN DIEGO — Both SoCal class winners from the race, Cody Robinson and Marc Burnett along with two exclusive videos from the recent 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held March 1 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
The race itself was taped for airing in the United States and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first of a minimum of two broadcasts of it is scheduled to air on Sunday, April 20 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the national television show will be Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs. The race will also air internationally to nearly 200 countries through an international distributor.
Best in the Desert recently released the official results for the 2014 General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris. According to race officials, there were a total of 335 race teams entered in this year’s race. The Unlimited classes at this year’s event tackled the 100-mile loop four times, while some of the Limited classes took two or three laps on the course earlier in the day. There were no major shakeups compared to the unofficial results we reported in our original story, with Andy McMillin still sitting atop the podium for the overall win.
READING, Pa. – ODYSSEY battery by EnerSys recently launched a redesign of its website, www.odysseybattery.com, incorporating responsive web design to optimize the user experience for a range of devices. The new technology adapts all of the website content – menus, text, images, etc. – for the size of the device being used, and is easy to read and navigate using a computer, tablet, or smartphone browser.
After racers tackled the 3.4-mile course, it was Dale Dondel who earned the fastest qualifying time at time trials for the 2014 Mint 400, edging out Bryce Menzies for the first spot off the line for Saturday’s race. With Menzies posting the second fastest time, it was Robby Gordon who took third place at the time trials.