KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha’s supported Side-by-Side (SxS) racer Dustin Nelson has won the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series of Southern California, followed by Yamaha-supported Corry Weller in the Production 1000 class. The two held the first and second place spots in the series standings the entire season piloting Yamaha’s YXZ1000R pure sport SxS.
More than 73,000 fans were drawn to Southern California Oct. 1 and 2, 2016, to visit with more than 350 exhibitors showcasing the hottest products in off-road, participate in high-horsepower racing demos, meet racing celebrities and ride along on the off-road obstacle course in rigs equipped for the Rubicon Trail.
Off-Road Expo fan and industry attendance has continued to grow the last few years. With more than 10 acres of demos, exhibitors and experiences for the off-road enthusiast, Off-Road Expo is truly “Where The Off-Road Nation Comes Together.” This year’s event was the most heavily attended in years.
Kawasaki recently announced the expansion of its Mule Pro family for 2017. Although only in its third year, Kawasaki now offers 16 different models, which include three-seat models (Mule Pro-FX), six-seat UTVs (Mule Pro-FXT), and also diesel models (Mule Pro DX and DXT). The newest model added to the Kawasaki lineup for the coming year is the 2017 Mule Pro-FX Ranch Edition.
Every once in a while we’ll run across a photo or video that leaves us utterly dumbfounded. This particular video invokes so many emotions it’s hard to know just how we feel about it. One minute we’re cursing the driver because (more than once) he seems like he has no clue what he’s doing. Then we’re on our feet shouting for him to keep going because he just pulled out the save of the century. Check out this ultimate UTV fail that somehow turned out to be an amazing save.
ENSENADA, Mexico — Following the third of four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, 38 of the toughest racers in the world remain in the hunt to earn 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards. In mid-September in Baja California, Mexico, Round 3 was held at the Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge.
Racing for the first time in SCORE history in Rosarito Beach, it was run as four laps split over two sessions on a brutally rugged 37.1-mile course (128.4 total miles) that started and finished at the Los Manantiales area off of old Highway 1 south of central Rosarito.
SCORE MILESTONE AWARDS
SCORE is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 31st consecutive year. The Red Kap SCORE Milestone awards will be presented to the car, truck, UTV drivers and motorcycle, quad riders who finish every required mile in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
ENSENADA, Mexico — After the first three of four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, Central California father and son racers Todd and Matt Winslow lead Class 10 points and have also climbed to the top spot in the SCORE Overall point standings heading into November’s season-ending 49th SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Mexico.
From Clovis, Calif., the Winslows have earned 242 championship points after the first three races of the season in their No. 1081 Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car. The Winslows are in a tight battle in both Class 10 and in the SCORE Overall point standings.
Last month’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” the Long Way presented by FOX saw a record entry of over 342 competitors taking on the famed long distance endurance race. Now racers will have to shift their driving styles and strategies as they switch from the longest off-road race on the Best In The Desert 2016 schedule, to the all-out sprint race of the BlueWater Desert Challenge presented by Polaris RZR, October 6-9.
Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers put on a dominating show at round 12 of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing series, sweeping both the XC1 Pro UTV and 4×4 Pro ATV classes in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicle Racing
Kyle Chaney easily won the UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class in his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R side-by-side vehicle. Chaney, the defending, two-time XC1 Pro UTV class champion, has now won the last two GNCC events. With three total victories and points from two other races this season, Chaney has climbed to within 26 points of Cody Miller for the class points lead.
Whether it’s torture testing their latest Polaris RZR build, creating some obscene, over-the-top UTV project or burning laps in the parking lot with their freshly installed UTV tracks, Diesel Dave and Heavy D Sparks from the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show Diesel Brothers sure know how to have a good time. Here’s some of their off-road exploits and adventures.
Chandler, AZ — Here is your chance to accelerate to RacePace with newly crowned TORC champ Corry Weller at the Off-Road Expo this weekend. DragonFire’s popular ride-alongs are back, along with some cool swag and 2017 catalogs hot off the presses. Show goers will also have an opportunity to meet Miss DragonFire and 3X Mint 400 winner Lacrecia Beurrier. The 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered By General Tire features 350+ exhibitors at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA October 1-2.