Can-Am announced it has agreed with Ultra4 racing to be the “official UTV of ULTRA4 Racing.” This two-year agreement includes the title sponsorship of the UTV portion of the 2017 Can-Am King of the Hammers (KOH) off-road race in California, and the entire ULTRA4 UTV racing series.
King of the Hammers provides all sorts of incredible action and crazy carnage over the course of about a week. Between pre-running the course and the actual race itself, there are plenty of opportunities to tear up a machine. Dusty Epps wasted no time taking to the obstacles at Johnson Valley, as he jumped down an obstacle called Backdoor and ended up nearly backflipping his RZR. It’s safe to say he takes the phrase “Go big or go home” to heart.
Lake Elsinore, CA – The Teryx Girls (Sara Price “Driver” & Erica Sacks “Co-Driver”) have been thinking of Hammertown for the last 12 months looking to better their result from last year at the 2017 King of the Hammers, the toughest one day off-road race on the planet as the only all female team. The duo wowed the thousands of spectators in Johnson Valley, California last year as they sped through open desert and found unique lines through some of the technical rock crawling sections of the course. The King of the Hammers is a true test of (wo)man and machine.
Building off of their industry-leading floor jack, Pro Eagle Products is kicking off 2017 with a bang with the all-new Big Wheel Floor Jack. “The Beast” is built off of the proven Pro Eagle 2-ton floor jack platform – a favorite of racers and garage mechanics alike. Instead of roller wheels, the Big Wheel version includes large diameter, non-pneumatic tires, which give users the ultimate capability without the worry about using their jack in multiple terrains. The Big Wheel Floor Jack is equally at home in the garage or in the desert, with it’s large wheels and full underbody skid plate.
With so many races being run on adjusted time these days, it’s pretty rare that the two racers battling for first place end up being so close together. Here Ryan Piplic and Cody Bradbury are on the gas and duking it out right up to the checkered flag during a recent WORCS race. This has to be one of the closest UTV racing finishes ever.
Formulated specifically for use in the vehicles Polaris manufactures, Polaris Engineered Lubricants have been proven to perform in some of the most grueling racing on the planet including off-road desert racing and snowmobile, enduro and cross-country racing. And they don’t just work, they win.
During the 2016 Defender Pilot Program held at several dealerships in Iowa, Texas, and Minnesota, participants were able to see the new Can-Am Defender vehicle and register for the “Win a Defender” promotion. On December 14, 2016, the drawing was held and the winner was Jeff L. of Iowa.
The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 Presented by Impact kicks off the 2017 Best In The Desert race schedule for the car and truck classes and, with still a week and a half to enter, nearly 200 race teams have already signed up to run. The race field so far includes 52 Trick Trucks, 29 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Tricks and 36 Class 1000 Cars.
If you’ve never heard of or seen the Sherp ATV before your initial thought might be that falling though the ice would be a terrible tragedy. Well as you can see, neither ice, water, rocks or mud are any match for this all-terrain vehicle.
It’s always tragic when the off-road community loses one of our own, but even more so when it’s someone who’s had such an impact on so many people within the industry. Casey Folks was so much more than a race promoter, and the off-road community has shown just how much he was loved in the short time since his passing. Below are just a few of the many inspirational stories that show why this man was loved by so many.