Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the company will award two lucky winners the ability to race against the Pros in a Single-Seat Polaris ACE™ at the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series season finale.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers earned numerous wins and podiums this past weekend during national and regional races across North America. Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class with Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle at the John Penton Grand National Cross Country race in Ohio. Can-Am Maverick racers also scored wins in the Texas Off-Road Nationals, Louisiana Cross Country Series and a solid second-place finish at the SCORE International Baja 500.
IRVINE, Calif. (June 9, 2015) – Kawasaki has named renowned racing industry veteran Bruce Stjernstrom to lead racing operations, replacing senior racing manager Reid Nordin, who has left the company. Stjernstrom returns with 20 years of experience at Kawasaki, having previously led both the racing and marketing departments, and will report to Chris Brull, Vice President of Marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.
“Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and business acumen to our racing program,” said Brull. “Bruce was a cornerstone of Kawasaki Team Green™, as well as leading multiple championship winning teams while directing our professional racing programs. We know he has a passion for the sport that is only matched by his passion for Kawasaki.”
BFGoodrich today, in conjunction with Jackson Motorsports Group, unveiled an all-new UTV tire at the 47th SCORE Baja 500: the Baja T/A KR2 UTV tire. Off-Road.com is currently south of the border covering the Baja 500, so we were able to get a first-hand look at the KR2 and talk to BFGoodrich and Jackson Motorsports Group about this unique new product.
Yamaha recently confirmed it will be launching a new sport UTV, as the news was released with a short teaser video Yamaha revealed yesterday.
After sweeping the SCORE International Desert Racing series last year and helping put champion racers back on the podium, BFGoodrich® Tires is poised to continue its string of seven consecutive overall SCORE desert race wins at the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico, starting Saturday, June 6.
The outstanding run of successes last year included overall wins at the SCORE Baja 500 and SCORE Baja 1000, and coincided with the introduction of the latest in desert race tire technology with the BFGoodrich Tires Baja T/A® KR2. The tire has been adopted by race teams in various classes and now has amassed 11 overall desert race wins.
Menzies Looks To Make History
BFGoodrich Performance Team member Bryce Menzies captured last year’s SCORE Baja 500 after missing an opportunity to claim three in a row in 2013. Nonetheless, Menzies, who will drive the No. 77 Red Bull Ford F-150, has claimed the overall win in three of the last four years in this race and looks to join an elite group of just five racers who have four overall SCORE Baja 500 wins.
BRP asserts itself as the off-road performance leader by delivering more of what consumers have been asking for: three new class-leading Rotax ATV engines, increased to 131 hp the flagship Can-Am Maverick X ds 1000R Turbo, and new specialized models for the 2016 Can-Am off-road line-up.
St. Paul, Minn.– “The Habitat Organization” is proud to announce Polaris RANGER, as the exclusive and official off-road vehicle of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. The national sponsorship supports the efforts of the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Renewable Fuel Standard proposals announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the risk of misfueling for motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle owners by forcing the widespread availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, such as E15, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.
The EPA proposed setting the renewable fuel standard for 2014 at the levels that were actually produced and used, which totaled 15.93 billion gallons. But for 2015, the standard rises to 16.3 billion gallons. And for 2016, the total increases again, to 17.4 billion gallons.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle racer Kyle Chaney won the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Mountaineer Run Grand National Cross Country race this past weekend in West Virginia. Can-Am Maverick 1000R pilots swept the XC1 Pro class and also won the XC2 Pro Sport and Amateur Limited classes at the Masontown, W.Va., race. Can-Am ATV racers also earned two wins and eight podiums.