Without a doubt one of the most popular vehicles on display at the 2016 Sand Sports Super Show was the all new Can-Am Maverick X3. Although the vehicle was released nearly a month ago and a few lucky off-road enthusiasts were able to get behind the wheel at the Idaho UTV Invasion, the Sand Show served as the first glimpse of the new powerhouse UTV for most of the UTV community.
This past weekend in Southern California, the Sand Sports Super Show celebrated its 18th year. It also was a notable year, as the ownership of the series was transferred from event promoter Don and Robin Murphy to Family Events, who also owns Off-Road Expo as well.
Chandler, AZ — The new year officially starts with the Sand Sports Super Show for DragonFire. This year’s event has 300+ exhibitors packed into the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds for the 18th Annual Super Show, September 16-18, 2016. Not to be upstaged, DragonFire takes the wraps off its 2017 catalog this weekend as well as showcasing several project cars and bringing out Miss DragonFire and 3X Mint 400 winner and 2015 Best In The Desert UTV Pro Unlimited champ Lacrecia Beurrier to sign autographs… and don’t forget the swag!
Costa Mesa, CA – The highly anticipated 18th Annual Sand Sports Super Show presented by 4-Wheel Parts and UTVUnderground returns to Costa Mesa, Calif., this weekend at the OC Fair and Event Center. The event kicks off the local sand dune season by gathering top UTV and off-road companies together to showcase their latest products and innovations.
Compton, California – 4 Wheel Parts has released further details of its upcoming launch into the immensely popular UTV retail marketplace in collaboration with influential UTV Internet portal, UTVUnderground. The alliance, uniting the off-road performance products sales and distribution powerhouse with the Internet’s leading resource for UTV-related content and information, has resulted in the forthcoming introduction of 4 Wheel Parts UTVUnderground Garage – the ultimate UTV parts and accessory shopping experience. The retail marketplace will provide UTV owners enhanced safety, performance and customization with a singular destination backed by 4 Wheel Parts’ industry leading product selection, installation, customer service and nationwide distribution.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will return to the OC Fair and Event Center Sept. 16 & 17 for two nights of exciting off-road racing action at the Sand Sports Super Show.
Costa Mesa, CA – Toyo Open Country tires helped racers capture two wins and a total of three podiums last weekend in Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California.
Team Toyo’s Robby Gordon started out by capturing the Round 11 race win on Friday, piloting his #7 SPEED Energy/MAPEI race truck from a fourth place starting position in the 12-truck field to the number one spot. He then followed that up with a second place finish Saturday in Round 12. With his two-consecutive podium finishes, Gordon sits in second place in the overall championship points for the inaugural season.
“It was pretty cool to be able to come here and race Stadium SUPER Trucks in Costa Mesa, California. It is a huge step forward for the form of off-road motorsports,” said Gordon. “I am also stoked that we could pull off another victory on our Toyo tires, and it’s pretty cool that Toyo Tires won two of the three events here at the Sand Sports Super Show.”
Costa Mesa, Calif. – As the second day of the 2013 Sand Sport Super Show closed, right next door the Stadium SUPER Trucks would take to the track for a wild night of practice, qualifying, and main events in SST, USA Pro SuperMoto, Side x Side Mod, Side x Side Stock, and Trophy Kart 450.
After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the track for the best of 2-laps qualifying session. Robby Gordon continued where he left off the night before laying down the quickest lap of the session with a 58.372.
Saturday night’s final would see a six-car invert and for the second night in a row Mike Jenkins of Plano, Texas, would pace the 15-lap SST final to green. Apdaly Lopez would race out to the early lead before Jenkins would enter the second turn too fast resulting in a complete roll over.
Costa Mesa, Calif. – On a brisk Southern California day, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the opening day of the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., for a night of practice, qualifying, along with Trophy Kart, 1400 Truck and SST main events.
After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary track for the best of 2-lap qualifying session. Brawley, Calif., native, Justin Lofton, edged out Wisconsin native Keegan Kincaid by .005 to capture the quick time with a lap of 58.222.
After a six-car invert Mike Jenkins of Plano, Texas, would pace the 15-lap SST final to green. Craig Potts would race out to the early lead, but entering the second turn Potts would lose the handle on his No. 59 truck spinning and losing multiple positions.
Mesa, AZ September 4, 2013 — If you missed DragonFire’s latest “Project X” build on the Destination Polaris TV show earlier this year, it is time to set your DVR for the repeat of the ReadyForce episode that airs this Sunday, September 8th, on Fox Sports Net. The third rig built for the popular TV show is the biggest, most ambitious DragonFire build to date and based on a Polaris Ranger rather than the RZR of previous seasons.
“Research indicates the vast majority of UTVs are actually used for ‘utility’ applications rather than racing,” says DragonFire Social Media Manager Chris Moore. “So this time around, we concentrated on real world practicality rather than adding some bling to a RZR racer.”