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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Las Vegas area is currently fronting a draft plan that could eliminate or greatly restrict both casual and event-based OHV recreation on approximately 3 million areas in Southern Nevada.   The draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) creates an unjustified risk that might preclude “dry washes” from being designated as OHV routes.

2014 Amsoil GNCC Series logoMinneapolis, March 5, 2015 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced a partnership with the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly-added Single Seat Class.

In January 2014, Polaris introduced the revolutionary 32 horsepower, single-seat Polaris ACE which was designed to combine the size and nimble handling of a Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) with the confidence and comfort of RANGER and RZR side-by-sides. The vehicle generated so much interest that six months later, the company introduced a second model with a 45 horsepower ProStar™ 570 engine. The ACE architecture appealed to a wide-variety of riders, including racers, which was demonstrated last fall when GNCC and Polaris offered an exhibition ACE Editor’s Race at the Ironman, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Following rave reviews from its inaugural issue in January, Issue No. 2 of the SCORE Journal, the monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is now live on the SCORE website.

The new digital magazine is a major element in the media expansion that SCORE is implementing for 2015 which includes its most aggressive national and international television packages, four new online video series, each with 26 episodes and a new consumer based SCORE website.

ATV-Safety-Institute-Logo-6-2-14IRVINE, Calif., Mar. 3, 2015 – All-terrain vehicle injuries have declined significantly from 2007 through 2013 according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC 2013 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries, released today, reports: “When considering the entire seven years together (2007−2013), CPSC staff found a statistically significant decreasing linear trend [for ATV-related injuries].”

The report also found that estimated ATV-related fatalities have declined each year from 2007 through 2013, but noted that data collection for 2010-2013 is ongoing.

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The 2015 season of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, will begin on March 7 with the Moose Racing Wild Boar in Palatka, Florida. As in years past, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will have strong presence as a GNCC sponsor and through related programs.

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Warn Industries encourages customers to utilize their consumer rebate program that runs through April 30th. This is a great opportunity to upgrade to the brand new ZEON Platinum winch with a wireless control and remote clutch engagement. With Spring in the air, it is time to think about getting all of your off-road and work vehicles ready for the trails, hunts and overland adventures.

Charlie-THUMB-Mullins-GNCC-5-9-14MORGANTOWN, W. Va. –The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, is set to kick off one week from today, March 7 and 8, just outside of the Daytona Bike Week festivities in Palatka, Florida. Racer Productions is pleased to welcome many new supporters to America’s premier off-road racing series as final preparations are made for the 41st annual GNCC season.

As a familiar name in the off-road racing world through many successful 4×4 ATV and Side-by-Side racing programs, Polaris officially joins the GNCC Racing family in 2015 with sponsorship of the brand new Single Seat Class and the innovative Polaris ACE machine. The Single Seats will race at select rounds in conjunction with the six-race Side-by-Side championship series, beginning at 9 a.m. following the Youth ATV race on Saturday.

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BREA, Calif.
– When opened in 2001, the Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation (SMAC) created hundreds of jobs in Rome, Ga., to assemble Suzuki’s 400cc and 500cc ATVs. Now celebrating 14 years of ATV assembly, the facility today has expanded to cover more than 130,000 square feet on a 35-acre site in the suburb northwest of Atlanta. Workers there now handle metal fabrication, injection molding, and engine assembly in the process of assembling Suzuki’s complete line of award-winning KingQuad ATVs. “The SMAC facility has produced over 400,000 ATVs that have been distributed not only here in the U.S., but also to our Suzuki distribution partners around the world,” added Rod Lopusnak, Director, Operations Head, Motorcycle/ATV Sales Operations.

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Chandler, AZ
— Nearly 125 of the top UTV racers in the country turned out for the first ever Best In The Desert UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nevada, this weekend. DragonFire-sponsored racer Lacrecia Beurrier stepped up to the Unlimited UTV Pro class for the World Championship… and took a step onto the podium as well! With $100,000 in prizes and two Polaris RZR XP 1000s on the line, the inaugural event featured a world-class field of UTV racers as well as the who’s who of the UTV off-road Industry.

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Ontario, California
– Team ITP had a total of five podiums, including the top Pro UTV class winner in Branden Sims, at the 2015 Best in the Desert UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nev. Team racers also took second and third in the Pro class, third in the Unlimited ranks and a second-place finish in the Sportsman division.