Erfoud, Morocco–After battling heavy snowstorms over the Atlas Mountains on Tuesday, competitors finally reached Erfoud, Morocco—the gateway to the Sahara Desert–to take the start line for the 25th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles on Wednesday afternoon.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – As the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, heads into round three this weekend, a new championship dynamic presents itself in the XC1 Pro ATV class. Adam McGill currently tops the championship standings heading into Saturday’s FMF Steele Creek GNCC and while it’s still early in the season, the pole position is something that McGill has not experienced since his rookie year in 2008.
The ATV Safety Institute will provide free rider training for the second straight year during ATV Safety Week this spring. The ASI is again working with partners across America who will be volunteering to provide free ATV RiderCourses and other safety education June 6–14.
They say the third time is a charm… and in the case of DragonFire-sponsored Pro Unlimited UTV pilot Lacrecia Beurrier this is certainly true. She beat the odds in Las Vegas and won the legendary Mint 400 this past weekend! Since the inaugural event back in 1967, the 400-mile race through the Nevada desert has earned its reputation for being the toughest off-road race in North America. In fact, last year Lacrecia was lucky to even finish, but this year she hit the jackpot at The Mint!
WASHINGTON, Ga. – Round two of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, took place in Washington, Georgia on Saturday for the annual running of The Maxxis General GNCC. With muddy conditions and rainfall taking place throughout the day, Adam McGill emerged victorious in a two-hour test of survival to put himself into the XC1 Pro points lead for the first time since 2008.
Round one of the 41st annual AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, took place just last weekend in sunny Florida. With only a handful of days to recover from last Saturday’s head-to-head battle with Adam McGill, N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha/Maxxis/Lonestar’s Walker Fowler heads into this Saturday’s Maxxis General GNCC with a big victory behind him and a slight upper hand in the National Championship standings.
IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced recently that they will donate a Ninja ZX-6R ‘636’ sportbike as well as a two-night stay in Kauai, Hawaii and a Kawasaki Teryx tour for two at Kipu Ranch for silent auction at the 25th Anniversary Gala for the American Indian College Fund in Los Angeles, April 11.
Proceeds from the auction of the Ninja ‘636’ and Kawasaki Teryx tour at Kipu Ranch will go to AICF’s mission of providing scholarships and other financial support to American Indian students, as well as funding American Indian Tribal Colleges, early childhood development and leadership development.
Just a matter of days remain until the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), begins with its inaugural visit to legendary Daytona International Speedway, for the first ever ATV Supercross on Tuesday, March 10. While this one-of-a-kind event signifies one of the most historic moments in ATVMX racing, it’s also the beginning of one of the most anticipated seasons in the championship’s 29-year history.
Lake Elsinore, Calif. – Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports is just weeks away from their debut in the 25th Annual Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco Africa, an all female race that doesn’t reward speed, rather a team’s skill at navigating the shortest distance point to point (without the aid of GPS).
Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports will be challenged with plotting their route using only maps, a plotter and a compass on an unmarked course that can take longer than Sunrise to Sunset to reach the goal checkpoints in the day. Each morning they will receive their Map along with a Coordinate or Distance and Heading to checkpoint 1 and once there they will recieve a “Road Book” containing geographic coordinates and or headings and distance of the day’s checkpoints and last checkpoint of the day being their Bivouac where they do all they can to recover and prepare for the next day. The course is completely off-road and redesigned each year, making this rally not just physically exhausting but also mentally taxing.
Minneapolis, March 5, 2015 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced a partnership with the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly-added Single Seat Class.
In January 2014, Polaris introduced the revolutionary 32 horsepower, single-seat Polaris ACE which was designed to combine the size and nimble handling of a Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) with the confidence and comfort of RANGER and RZR side-by-sides. The vehicle generated so much interest that six months later, the company introduced a second model with a 45 horsepower ProStar™ 570 engine. The ACE architecture appealed to a wide-variety of riders, including racers, which was demonstrated last fall when GNCC and Polaris offered an exhibition ACE Editor’s Race at the Ironman, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.