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Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicle racer Phil Blurton won the 2017 UTV World Championship Safecraft long course overall and UTV Pro Turbo class this weekend in Laughlin, Nevada. Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle pilots had a great showing at the annual event, which is sanctioned by the Best In The Desert (BITD) racing association, winning two classes, including a podium sweep in the Pro UTV Unlimited ranks.

Skyjacker's Lonnie McCurry leans the JK out over the ledge.

Toward the end of the week at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, some Jeepers take a break from the trail for a few hours to check out the newest gadgets and gear at the Spanish Trail Arena. Aftermarket vendors show off their latest and greatest, and we cruised the floor to check out the show and put together a collection of new products from this year’s EJS.

Duane-Taylor-NOHVCC-4-15-2017GREAT FALLS, MT — The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) today announced the appointment of Duane Taylor as its executive director, effective June 1. Taylor replaces Russ Ehnes, who is retiring from that position after nearly two decades.

“I am excited about this new opportunity,” said Taylor. “I have worked extensively with NOHVCC over the past 12 years while representing the powersports industry, and I have a great deal of passion for its mission. I am prepared to build on its successes, and continue its key initiatives, while working to expand its reach, scope and effectiveness.”

BFGoodrich-THUMB-Outstanding-Trails-New-4-1-15GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires will once again award grants of $4,000 each to four qualified and passionate off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants to continue local efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.

In its 12th year, BFGoodrich once again offers Outstanding Trails in association with 4 Wheel Parts as presenting sponsor of this year’s program. 4 Wheel Parts will promote the program and provide a critical outreach extension to four-wheel-drive clubs across North America.

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The Jeep Switchback is an interesting blend of currently available parts, potential Mopar offerings, and maybe a few things we’ll see on the Wrangler JL down the road.

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UTVUnderground.com and Best In The Desert announced today that over 250 UTV teams have pre-entered the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship Powered By Monster Energy. More teams are expected to register onsite with an expected entry list of 300. Racers will compete for the coveted championship win in Laughlin, NV, and also race for over $100,000 in cash & prizes! Sponsors of the event have provided a host of prizes from shocks to wheels to cash. Title sponsor Polaris Industries has put up the grand prize of five brand new Polaris RZRs for race winners!

Popular Trails
If we’re honest, there’s really not a bad trail anywhere in Moab but there area few popular trails that stand out more than others. We wanted to share a few highlights from trail rides at Easter Jeep Safaris. Check it out.

Jeep Fails
You can be sure when thousands of off-roaders get together to tackle some of the harshest terrain in America, carnage will ensue.  Check out these three epic Jeep fails from Moab to see what we’re talking about.

Jeep Launch
You typically see a little bit of everything at Easter Jeep Safari.  The good, the bad the ugly… and even the just plain crazy. Like this Wrangler owner who launched their Jeep up an obstacle!

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Speed is typically not your friend on rugged, slick rock trails, but torque and horsepower are something every Jeep enthusiast can appreciate, and so in conjunction with its unveil at the New York Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in Moab, Utah during the Easter Jeep Safari. This new Jeep is hailed as the quickest, most powerful SUV ever.