The 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy with support from Polaris RZR will award four brand new Polaris RZR machines to race winners. Last year the event gave away two new RZR XP1000s at the event. For 2016, event organizers have upped the ante by dishing out over $60,000 in RZRs. The Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy takes place February 19th-20th in Laughlin, NV.
Tyme Agency (OTC- NBDR), athlete Jerett Brooks, is excited to announce Rigid Industries has come on board to be his title sponsor as he competes for the Pro Lite Championship in the 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Well it’s been a while since we have sent out a team newsletter. There is good reason. We bit off a lot in 2015 between launching a Pro 2 program, building a Bronco to race in the desert, and prepping/crewing a Pro-Light. I needed more time so the newsletters stopped and I put what media time I had into the realm of social media.
Editor’s Note: The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) sent out a press release today noting its opposition to this EPA proposal. Although it does not directly appear to relate to off-road vehicles it certainly could impact them – now or in the future. Read more on SEMA’s response.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”
DECATUR, AL – Vision Wheel today announced a partnership with American off-road racing legend Rob MacCachren that will make Vision’s bead lock race wheels a component of MacCachren desert and short-course racing trucks.
Founded in 1976, Vision Wheel is one of the nation’s leading providers of custom wheels for cars and trucks and one of the first manufacturers of custom wheels. In early 2015, the company expanded its presence in the off-road racing market by announcing a partnership with SCORE International, the world-renowned sanctioning body for the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship that includes the SCORE Baja 1000.
Parker, AZ – McMillin Racing started 2016 with a strong showing at the Best In The Desert Parker 425 race in Parker, Arizona. McMillin Racing’s Dan and Luke McMillin have a simple goal this season. They are going all out for wins. That doesn’t mean their goal is easy, it’s just simple. No counting points or cruising around to get a finish, they are committed to one thing; running as hard as they can. They reached that goal in Parker on the pounding 425 mile course.
Reno, Nevada – Today, the Rebelle Rally announced a partnership with MAXTRAX recovery devices, the exclusive vehicle recovery track of the rally. The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States and will take place October 13-22, 2016. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests competitors’ skills over 7 days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding precision event based on the elements of time, distance, headings, and hidden checkpoints using maps, compass, and roadbook.
This year’s King of the Hammers (KOH) would see almost double the entries, 60 side-by-sides, lining up to try to take “The Hammer” and a brand-new 2016 RZR XP Turbo EPS, which was offered to the Pro Class winner as part of Polaris RZR being the official side-by-side of the race. Three Polaris Factory Racers would line up their Polaris RZRs for the toughest off-road race in the world and when the dust settled, all three would finish in the top five.
Nitto Tire U.S.A. is proud to announce that Team Nitto driver Erik Miller has won the 2016 King of the Hammers race. Miller took home the win alongside Nitto teammates Jason Scherer, Shannon Campbell, and Bailey Campbell at Friday’s race where the team’s Nitto Trail Grappler tires provided them with the reliability and durability they needed to achieve victory.
After coming so close in recent years, 2012 race winner Erik Miller set a blistering pace today en route to his second victory at the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers. With his win here today in Johnson Valley, Miller now joins elite company, as only Shannon Campbell, Loren Healy and last year’s winner Randy Slawson have earned two wins at KOH.