MUD RACING IN THE MIDWEST

-- Second Annual Hay Days Mud Expo in Minnesota -- Midwest Championship Mud Racing (MCMR) was a big part of the recent Hay Days event and everyone enjoyed the wild mud-slinging action. The folks at Textron were proud to let us know that the Textron Mud Racing Team scored four first place finishes at the Mud Expo. Mike Poolman and his nitrous Mud Pro 1000 won the open class. Mike Poolman also won the RUV class in his Wildcat X. Kyle Kleinvachter and his Alterra 550 XT won the Youth 4x4 class. Scott Waldo and his…

NATIONAL TRAIL FEST: OCT. 4-8, 2018

-- On the Hatfield McCoy Trails in Gilbert, West Virginia -- Get Ready!!! National Trail Fest will be bigger and better than ever before in 2018!  If you've ever been to a Trail Fest, then you already know that it's one of the premier UTV, ATV and Dirt bike riding events in the country.  This world class national event offers some of the VERY BEST TRAIL RIDING IN THE WORLD, with direct access to our Rockhouse Trail, Devil Anse and Buffalo Mountain from the host site location in Gilbert, WV.  Plus, Trailfest has tons of…

NEW EAST EXTREME DIRT TRACK FINALS

-- The new champ for 2018 -- There were many riders out in full force for the final round of the National ATV TT races in Ashtabula, Ohio. The action was very intense on September 15th & 16th at Pine Lake raceway. The Pro ATV class had an epic battle going on for top dog with Brad Riley #27 and his Honda 450R taking the win. This gave him the Championship Title for 2018. Here are the fastest guys when it comes to going sideways at speed on quads. 1st - Brad Riley, 2nd - C.J. Robson, 3rd - Chuckie Creech. The…

NEW Z1R SOLARIS MODULAR HELMET

-- With dual or heated face shield -- Z1R Press Release: After a long and much anticipated wait the Z1R Modular Solaris helmet is finally in stock and ready to turn heads. We spent a lot of time getting this helmet just right, and once you try it on you won’t be disappointed. You asked and we did it.  Z1R has been without a modular helmet for too long!  Time was spent on every detail you’ll find in this helmet.  This is really a helmet you need to have in your hands to fully appreciate. This DOT & ECE approved…

NEW 70 AMP RZR REGULATOR

-- RZR upgrade from Rick's Motorsports Electrics -- PRESS RELEASE: This new 70 amp Hot Shot rectifier regulator is built using Mosfet Technology, allowing the regulator to run cooler & more efficiently.  Rick’s worked with RZR owners to upgrade their original design, using a 70 amp unit that is the biggest & baddest one on the market.  The Rick’s Hot Shot regulator is protected by a separate inline 50 amp water resistant fuse.  If the rec/reg gets too hot & is going to short out, the fuse will blow, stopping all…

WRENCH RABBIT TO THE RESCUE

-- Keeping your Honda 450R running like new -- Honda graced us with one of the best sport quads of all time, the TRX450R. You can find these great machines on the used market since the last year of production was 2014. We recently realized it was time to freshen one of ours up, and we chose the Wrench Rabbit Engine Rebuild kit. It comes with a top- and bottom-end kit, and all the needed gaskets and bearings to restore your ride’s engine back to good health. A piston, standard or oversized bore cylinder and…

MOOSE RACING BATTERY ISOLATOR KIT

-- The hot ticket for running two batteries -- PRESS RELEASE: Moose Racing introduces the all new battery Isolator kit. Keep your primary battery fresh and let your secondary battery power your: winch, stereo, cab heater, lights or other accessories with large electrical demand. Easy 3 wire connection at the battery uses existing wiring in the vehicle. There is no voltage drop and includes a 140 amp smart battery isolator. This identifies when the load is greater than the generator/stator can produce and then draws power…

THE NEW OCTOBER ISSUE IS HERE!

-- Make sure you get a copy of the latest Dirt Wheels -- The October 2018 issue of Dirt Wheels is on sale at your local newsstands now. There are lots of good articles and information in there you'll want to see. Instead of driving down to the store you can get us to deliver a copy right to your home. We'll also give you a $25 gift card. Put your name on the list here> hi-torque.com/product/subscribe-to-dirt-wheels/ To get a preview of what's inside take a look at the Table of Contents pages below. .…

2019 POLARIS RANGER XP 1000 CREW

-- MORE THAN JUST A WORKHORSE -- NEWS FROM POLARIS: The all-new RANGER CREW XP 1000 builds on the legendary ride and handling RANGER is known for. It boasts up-to 13 inches of class-leading ground clearance and more durable, 27-inch, 6-ply tires to conquer the toughest terrain. With an unrivaled 11 inches of suspension travel courtesy of RANGER CREW-specific shocks, the ride stays ultra-smooth even when the land is not. Thanks to a 10-percent tighter turning radius and standard EPS, drivers can navigate tight confines with…

YAMAHA WINS 2019 450 SHOOTOUT

-- YFZ450 is our pick for the hottest sport quad in 2019 -- When we compared all of the 2019 450s the Yamaha took the number one spot. Okay, we're joking around, because Yamaha is the only brand that is smart enough to continue making a machine for the most exciting class of quads ever. However, the 2019 YFZ450R could still be the winner even if Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Can-Am and Polaris/KTM offered their previous 450s today. Although Yamaha has no competition at the moment in the 450 sport class, they still make sure…

$6,999 KODIAK 700 vs. $5,999 VLX 700

-- 4x4 ATV comparison -- Not everyone wants to spend 10 grand or more for a big 4x4 quad. For the more economy minded they automatically look at the lower-priced 500 - 550 4x4 quads in a manufacturer's line up. But then Yamaha said, "Hey, it costs us just about the same to make a 550 engine as a 700 engine, so why not just offer a basic 700 with no bells and whistles for the price of a 550." And so, the Kodiak 700 was born. It sells for $6,999. The guys at Textron and Arctic Cat saw the logic in that approach, so…

CHAPARRAL’S BIG PARKING LOT SALE!

-- September 8th, lowest prices of the year! -- PRESS RELEASE: It’s the annual Chaparral Motorsports Side by Side Expo on Saturday September 8th! During this huge sale you’ll find everything you need to hit the Glamis dunes or explore offroad trails in your side by side. From parts and accessories to get you ready for sand season to brand new vehicles ready to roll, this free event has something for every UTV fan. With a massive selection of the latest side-by-sides from Polaris, Can-Am, and Yamaha as well as full…