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.
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.
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
San Diego, CA – UTVUnderground.com announced today that Holz Racing Products has signed on as sponsor of the first annual UTV World Championship, to take place in Laughlin, Nevada February 19th through the 21st. Holz will title sponsor the Production UTV Championship race during the event making it the Holz Racing Products Production UTV Race!
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — Fox Factory Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:FOXF) (“FOX”) today announced plans to expand its El Cajon, CA facility to create an Automotive Ride Dynamics Center of Excellence. A California Competes Tax Credit awarded in January 2015 will aid the expansion effort.
The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has awarded FOX with a California Competes Tax Credit Allocation of $1.7 million to be spread over the next four years and subject to certain in-state growth requirements. FOX will use the credit to help expand its El Cajon, CA facility into an ISO9001 certified, Automotive Ride Dynamics Center of Excellence (ARDCoE). Its ARDCoE campus will be designed from the ground up to support its current military and automotive business–such as its direct bolt-on suspension upgrades for on-road trucks with off-road capabilities–and with the ability to efficiently support future growth and demand.