The Desert Toyz / Can-Am Maverick Turbo team of Cory Sappington and his brother Scott Sappington notched impressive finishes on both days at the Best In The Desert (BITD) BlueWater Desert Challenge race to capture both the side-by-side overall win and the Pro Production Turbo class victory. The Desert Toyz tandem is the first team in history to win both days at this event.
Chandler, AZ — Wether they are pro racers or pit moms, women are uniting this weekend to win the battle against breast cancer. Since 2005, the Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.) Powder Puff event has been raising money and awareness to beat breast cancer. On Saturday, October 15, a full field of female racers head to the desert just outside Barstow, CA, to race towards a cure and once again DragonFire is proud to be participating.
Polaris Industries Inc. just announced this morning that it has agreed to purchase Transamerican Auto Parts Company (“TAP”), a privately held, vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, retailer and installer of off-road Jeep and truck accessories, for $665 million. In a press release sent out this morning, Polaris notes the purchase price implies “a multiple of approximately 9.0 times TAP’s EBITDA for the 12 months ended September 30, 2016.”
TAP sells and installs an extensive line of accessories for Jeep and truck enthusiasts, including products manufactured under its seven aftermarket brands that include Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, Smittybilt, Poison Spyder, G2, LRG and Trail Master. Transamerican Auto Parts is the largest retailer and installer in the North American market, selling through its own retail and on-line network while also supporting numerous independent accessory retailers/installers. In the last year, ending September 30, 2016, TAP has generated approximately $740 million in sales.
GREENVILLE, S.C. ― To recognize the importance that racing in the Baja peninsula has had for the brand, BFGoodrich Tires has put together an enhanced contingency program for racers at the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000.
BFGoodrich will award $10,000 in contingency money to the overall winners of the race running exclusively on their tires.
Polaris employees and Polaris riders worldwide are celebrating the life and mourning the passing of one of the company’s co-founders, David Johnson. He passed away yesterday in Roseau, Minn., after an extended illness. He was 93 years old.
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.