Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16Best In The Desert sent out a press release today noting that director Casey Folks suffered a medical episode this morning and is currently receiving treatment. The races today for the GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker “250” presented by Polaris RZR will run as originally posted, and there will be no changes to the rest of the weekend’s activities.

Sunday’s pre-fun run for the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by Impact will also be held as originally planned. Best in the Desert says further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

 

RJ Anderson Double Jump
Everyone in the UTV industry pretty much knows RJ Anderson is fearless, but driving a UTV requires a lot more skill than just hitting the gas peddle. Case in point: this perfectly executed RZR jump.  Jumping a double on any motorized vehicle leaves a small margin for error, and RJ airs it out like a pro and land perfectly on the down ramp. Check out his precision driving.

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Polaris announced some new 2017 off-road models today, with the big side-by-side news being the expansion of Ride Command on General models.

Nikola first drive
Last year, the Nikola Motor Company announced plans to offer a 500+ horsepower, fully electric UTV.  The physical machine was unveiled at the Sand Sports Super Show in September, and since then the company has published three short videos of the vehicle in motion. There’s nothing overly exciting about these videos, however it is exciting to finally seeing a functioning prototype.

Tanner Foust Quantum Drift
Tanner Foust is an accomplished rallycross and Formula Drift driver that, as of late, has been spending a fair bit of time in the seat of a Polaris RZR. Tanner Foust Quantum Drift is just a small peak into the life of one of the busiest men in motorsports.

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Dallas, Texas:
Rogue Innovations, makers of the Rogue Powerscreen and Bug Buster Windscreen, is excited to announce its complete line of sport and utility windscreens for UTVs.  The innovative new product serves as the only alternative to traditional windshields on the market.

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The Red Bull-produced Ride Out With Ronnie Renner show has been good so far, but all good things must come to an end. In the final installment of the three-part series, Renner heads out to Caineville, Utah, for a place he considers his favorite place to ride in the world.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — Las Vegas’ hall of fame desert racer Rob MacCachren’s quest to win his third straight SCORE Baja 1000 has clearly earned the spotlight for Sunday’s premier telecast of the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 on the CBS Sports Network. The extended two-hour show, with multiple repeat airings scheduled, will debut on Christmas night (Sunday, Dec. 25) at 9 p.m. ET on the popular CBS Sports Spectacular show.

From award-winning show producers BCII TV of Los Angeles, a video preview of the telecast is available at SCORE Baja 1000 TV Show trailer here.

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Earlier this month, Yamaha inducted nine of its ATV, side-by-side, dirt bike and road racing titleholders to its Wall of Champions. The ceremony for the event was held at its office in Cypress, California, with 11 championships acknowledged during the event.

Trail-Tech-CVT-Temp-Gauge-12-22-16Trail Tech, Inc. recently announced the release of its new CVT Belt Temp Monitoring Gauge. Designed to help riders easily monitor thier CVT Belt Temperature 30-500°F (0-270°C), this device can help save your CVT belt from failure.