MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Arctic Cat Inc. announced it is launching the “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest. The Grand Prize winner will race an Arctic Cat Wildcat X with Robby Gordon during the Stadium Super Trucks race at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., on September 16-18, 2016. The Grand Prize also includes a two-night stay in Orange County, Calif., for the winner and a guest.
March 2, 2015, San Diego, CA – The Mint 400 today announced Polaris RZR has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2016 Mint 400, taking place March 9-13, in Las Vegas, NV. Started in 1967, The Mint 400 is the premier off-road race in world, boasting the largest field of competitors, a massive crowd of spectators and the most comprehensive national television coverage of any off-road race on the planet. Part of the Best In The Desert Championship, this year’s record-setting Mint 400 has already drawn 330 race teams and set a new class entry record of 65 UTVs.
IRVINE, Calif. — Kawasaki is celebrating 50 years in the U.S. in 2016. The company noted in a press release that yesterday exactly 50 years prior, on March 1, 1966, American Kawasaki Motorcycle Corp. (AKMC) opened for business in Chicago. The company resided in a modest sales office at 208 South La Salle Street and a two-story parts warehouse at 2860 North Lincoln Avenue. Formerly the site of a meat-packing plant, the warehouse needed serious renovation, but the price was right for a company trying to gain a toehold in a vast new country. Welcomed by Tony Watanabe with Ted Tazaki, who led the charge to establish the Chicago office, just 50 people attended the grand opening, held at the nearby Continental Hotel. But it was the right crowd, including the banks, trading companies and distributors that would support the company’s early efforts in America.
SCORE released the official results for the 2016 San Felipe 250 race. The race drew 169 entries for this year’s race, with 164 teams taking the starting line and over 70 percent of them finishing the course racers consistently described as rough.
Below are the complete results for this year’s SCORE San Felipe 250 race.
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)
1. 15 Billy Wilson, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevy Silverado, 4:36:41 (54.11 miles per hour)
2. 98 Corey Keysar, Colorado Springs, Colo./Kevin Sullivan/Garon Gruner, Ford F-150, 4:38:30
Chandler, AZ — After collaborating to create the DragonFire by Weller Racing performance kits. Corry Weller will be contesting the 2016 Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series short course races in Arizona and California as well as select Best In The Desert events as part of Team DragonFire. The new team made its debut at the LOORRS event on Valentine’s Weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Arizona.
Three championship races were held at the Laughlin Off-Road park for the 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy, and thousands attended to watch the biggest field of UTVs throw down in all-out battles. Final numbers amount to 76 motorcycles and quads, 212 UTVs (24 Youth) and 450+ total banded racers to amass the largest UTV race in the world.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): Not only has NORRA announced reduced entry fees for all UTVs, but they have also created a stock UTV class for this year’s Mexican 1000. So there is no reason to miss out on this epic adventure south of the border. NORRA has returned off-road motorsports to its roots; camaraderie, hot rodding, and fun! The Mexican 1000 Rally is a fully-supported on-road/off-road rally, open to vintage and modern vehicles. It is filled with excitement, high-performance driving, spectacular scenery, and world-class adventure. You will run the length of the Baja Peninsula in four stages; competing with a diverse group of off-road legends, current competitors and everyday racing enthusiasts.
As racers compete for the coveted UTV World Championship in Laughlin, NV, they will also race for over $100,000 in cash & prizes! Sponsors of the event have provided everything from shocks to wheels to cash and Polaris has put up the grand prize of 4 brand new RZRs for race winners!
Best In The Desert (BITD) and UTVunderground.com are proud to announce that over 200 teams have pre-entered the 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship Powered By Monster Energy. Of the 200 teams, 158 were UTVs with many more expected to arrive onsite in Laughlin, NV to register.