Sxs-Performance-4-4-13California City, CA – April 4, 2013 – SXSPerformance.com is excited to announce their presenting sponsorship of the Pure Side-X-Side Series!

Known for their online SXS superstore, SXSPerformance is extremely happy to be partnering up with Lou Parelta of Alta Vista Events as the presenting sponsor of the Pure Side-X-Side series. Lou, owner and operator, will be conducting this series out in the beautiful California City desert. All races are ISA sanctioned, meaning there are abundant classes for multitalented UTV drivers to enter.

Mesa, AZ – After driving the wheels off his Team DragonFire RZR in the previous round (no really, he ripped a wheel right off), Ken Benson bounced back from that DNF to finish 2nd in the WORCS race at Cahuilla Creek MX Park. Fellow Team DragonFire pilots Nic Granlund and Kyle Melville flew into 4th and 5th place overall on the day and moved back into contention in the overall points standings.
The pressure was on for Benson and the DragonFire crew going into round #7 of the fiercely competitive WORCS series as they thrashed to get Ken’s car ready following the disappointing DNF caused by impact with a tree at the previous race. Despite the impossible odds, they were able to provide a podium-worthy car. Staying true to his trademarked style, Ken kept the pedal down and was able to work his way past a couple of UTVs that beat him off the line on the MX section before dropping in behind season points leader David Lytle going into the desert.

With the new release of the Kawasaki Teryx 4, Long Travel Industries (LTI) was one of the first companies to get their hands on the new platform from Kawasaki.  It didn’t take the team at LTI long to dive into the Teryx 4 and develop a long travel platform for the car.  In typical LTI fashion the boxed arm kit for the Teryx 4 kit is 5 inches wider per side increasing the stance 10 inches overall and adds an additional 1 3/4 inches to the wheelbase as well.

The long travel kit for the Teryx 4 is 100% bolt on and requires no drilling or modification to the vehicle.  The boxed arms are constructed of 4130 Chromoly plate and fully TIG welded to create the toughest A-Arm on the market.  The arms feature 7/8″ spherical bearings with stainless steel tapered pins to increase the strength and durability of the suspension on the Teryx 4.  With an additional width of 5″ per side this increases the wheel travel to a staggering 14 inches of travel.  This makes the perfect combination for the Kawasaki Teryx 4 to tackle the rough terrain of the desert with ease!  The additional 1 3/4″ added to the wheelbase allows you to add larger tires to your Teryx 4 without having to worry about tire rub.

All Long Travel Industries suspension kits come with a set of King 2.0 coil-overs with piggy back shocks that have been custom valved for the Teryx 4 to give you the best ride possible in the harshest of terrains.  LTI and King have spent the time need to build the ultimate shock for your Teryx 4 that will complement the strength of the boxed arms from LTI.  Also included in the kit are a set of 300M axles that are the final piece of the puzzle that make this kit indestructible.

Teryx 4 Long Travel Kit Includes:
(8) +5 Chromoly plate A-arms
(4) 2.0 King Coil-overs w/ billet piggy back reservoirs
(4) 300M axles
(2) Billet Tie Rod Extensions w/ hiems
(4) 7/8 spherical bearings
(4) 17-4 Stainless Steel Tapered pins

About Long Travel Industries:
Long Travel Industries (LTI) was established in 2005 when the Yamaha Rhino hit the off-road market.  In the last 6 years LTI has established themselves as a leader in the Side X Side and UTV market. Manufacturing parts for the Kawaski Teryx, Teryx 4, Polaris RZR, XP-900, RZR 4, and the Yamaha Rhino to name a few their parts can be seen from coast to coast wether your on the track at the races or out for a weekend ride.   For more information about purchasing from Long Travel Industries or becoming a dealer please call 714-783-7491 or visit www.longtravelindustries.com.

Rialto, CA - Kawasaki’s Chad George claimed his first SuperLite victory of the season and filled the podium with 2nd, and 3rd place finishes during Rounds 9 & 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway.

After 8 rounds of hard fought battles, Chad was happy to be back at his home track, just a stones throw from his stomping grounds of Rialto, California. With a complete entourage of family and friends filling his race space, the pressure to succeed mounted on Saturday evening as he staged his Kawasaki/Yokohama Tires/Bull BBQ SuperLite Truck before thousands of horsepower hungry race fans.

As the green flag dropped, Chad put his Yokohama Geolander AT-S tires and King Shocks to the extreme test flying over 100ft. table tops, attacking each corner while moving up two positions. When pressuring for the final podium spot, Chad became tangled with another racer forcing him back to sixth position! With the taste of the podium still in his mouth, Chad used his Lazer Star LX LED lighting for some extra clarity under the dark sky and pushed his Kawasaki SuperLite to the edge of control. By the final lap, he proved he was capable of a come-back by claiming 3rd place and boosting his series points total closer to a championship title.

Irvine, Calif. – Lasher Motorsports Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Mike Lasher blasted across the Nevada desert in his Kawasaki Teryx™ to finish third in the Bilek Racing Silver State 300. Located 180-miles north of Las Vegas, Nev., near the town of Alamo, Round 2 for the UTV class of the Best in the Desert series proved to be a high-speed, action-packed race. The 305-mile course consisted of tough desert terrain packed with every type of obstacle imaginable. From wide-open fire roads to tight rocky mountain-trails, this diverse course even included two water crossings. Although the sky was clear and sunny, the weather was freezing cold the morning of race day, with temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The demanding race’s combination of speed and jagged terrain would take out two of Lasher’s tires and a wheel, before the end of the race. After almost eight hours speeding through the desert, Lasher and his co-driver outran 13 other UTV teams to finish on the podium in third place.

Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight
Since the last BITD event in Parker, Ariz., Lasher made some significant upgrades to his Kawasaki Teryx to ensure he would have the edge over the competition coming into the Silver State 300. Among the upgrades included a Muzzy-built motor, Billett King’s new rear-brake kit, EPI tuned clutches, PRP podium seats, and a fresh tuned XMF long-travel kit with Walker Evans shocks. The improvements paid off as Lasher finished the race in less than eight hours, despite having to repair two flats and a punctured wheel.

Shingle Springs, CA – After a first place overall podium finish and winning the UTV1000 class at Round 1 of the Valley Off-Road Racing Association (VORRA) series, Jon Crowley seeks to DOMINATE Round 2 in his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx 4×4 UTV.

The 2011 season is shaping to be a great season, as Jon holds the early points lead going into this weekend’s second short course race of the year at Prairie City OHV Park.  The 7-round series consists of 4 short course races and 3 desert races including the only 24-Hour Endurance race for UTV’s.

When asked about the 2011 VORRA season he commented, “This season will be tough and rugged. With a combination of short course and desert races, my Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx will be on its game, and the rest falls into my hands at the wheel.”

Jon Crowley is proving that his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx is possibly the most versatile UTV in the circuit. His 999cc equipped MONSTER features a +4″ Funco Suspension set-up accompanied by Fox Racing Shox 2.0 DSC’s, which allows him to run and WIN in the same vehicle throughout the year.

Jon explained, “Where others have dedicated vehicles for short course or desert, we’ve found the right combination to be BETTER and FASTER in the same vehicle all year long. The Funco suspension is truly an all-around system that only requires some fine adjustments on the Fox Racing Shox. Muzzy’s Performance power is pushing me to the front, and no matter how much power I throw at them, the Pit Bull Tires keep on grabbing!”

This weekend’s race at Prairie City OHV Park, just outside of Sacramento, will be challenging, but the Crowley Off-Road Racing team knows that the Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx will be tough to beat. Follow and stay tuned to www.CrowleyOffRoad.com for the latest results, photos, and videos.

Rialto, California – The dawn of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series rises on the Phoenix, Arizona desert this weekend as Chad George spearheads his FUNCO Team into the season opener at Firebird Raceway.

Chad will seek the SuperLite championship in his new #42 Kawasaki Motor Corp. race truck and he will defend his UTV Modified title in his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx.  2010 was a strong SuperLite season with a solid second place finish, but Chad stands to top the podium for 2011.

At the end of the week, Kawasaki will often drop some cool video or news in regards to its latest off-road happenings.

Today, Kawasaki released a video of some top off-road custom builders taking on the challenge of trying to build the baddest Kawasaki Teryx.

The vehicles were built and then put up to the challenge in a heavy competition on some rough desert terrain. The entire build will be fired in the Feb/March issue of UTV Off-Road Magazine.