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– Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is continuing as the presenting sponsor of RFD-TV THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER. This is the fourth year of the event and Polaris RANGER’s participation.

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A new vehicle has hit the market, and if you want something that can both hit the trails and also fly then the SkyRunner vehicle might be for you.

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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BRP pulled the cover off its a new four-person Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side last night in Reno, Nevada. According to Can-Am, the Maverick X3 MAX features the same design as the standard X3 but in a multi-passenger design.

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Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is growing its YXZ1000R pure-sport Side-by-Side (SxS) line with a new 2017 Special Edition (SE) Sport Shift (SS) YXZ1000R. Yamaha’s U.S. factory is delivering the unit to dealers later this month.

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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.

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SAN DIEGO, CA
– The brand that revolutionized the all-terrain tire is once again putting its heritage in off-road racing behind the largest desert race in North America, The Mint 400. The 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires returns to Las Vegas, NV March 1-5.

Shannon Campbell picks his way through Chocolate Thunder leading the race.

Shannon Campbell picks his way through Chocolate Thunder leading the race.

It was a fast Can-Am UTV race for King of the Hammers, and the off-road community’s fast family, the Campbells, all finished in the top 10, with father Shannon Campbell earning first place, and son Wayland Campbell finishing in second. After leading the race earlier in the day, Bailey Campbell was able to post a top ten finish. History was made with all three Campbell’s finishing in the top 10, which no other racing family can claim.

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KENNESAW, Ga.
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, launches a new ATV / SxS bLU cRU Racing Support Program committing a potential total payout of $100,000 in race win bonuses for ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) racers competing in select classes and series aboard Yamaha’s 2016 or newer YXZ1000R and YFZ450R models.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – Celebrating another decade of excellence, seeing if one of three racers can win the overall title for the fourth time as well as starting and finishing for the first time on the Malecon in the heart of town are just three of the story lines awaiting racers from around the world as racer registration has opened for the 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.

The season-opening event of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

The year of 2017 also marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary season-ending SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of all Desert Races to be held in mid-November. The SCORE Baja 1000 is the longest continuously held desert race in the world.