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UTV-TOWABLE CAMP TRAILERS

By Lane Lindstrom UTV-TOWABLE CAMP TRAILERS Many of us have probably never seen a tiny camp trailer being towed behind a UTV somewhere off-road, let alone thought of buying one. Toy haulers and full-size trailers comprise a huge segment of our industry, but we’re talking tiny towables. There must be a market for these tiny […]

WORLD RECORD DRAG QUAD

By the staff of Dirt Wheels  WORLD RECORD DRAG QUAD Al­though there’s no official NHRA or IHRA class for all-terrain vehicles, the impressive numbers his latest dragster has produced are certainly the best we have ever seen. A little over a year ago we featured Tom’s 210-horse­power, nitrous-injected, 580cc Ro­tax drag quad that consistently turned low […]

DESTINATION: A MONTANA TRIFECTA

By Lane Lindstrom DESTINATION: A MONTANA TRIFECTA Montana is known as Big Sky Country, and under all that sky are dozens upon dozens of off-road riding areas that appeal to riders of all sorts—from technical to mild and from thrill seekers to mellow. The western one-third of Montana is laden with mountains, more specifically the […]

ATVMX: AT THE FINISH LINE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Stephen Tripp, PH3 Photos, and Josh Cline ATVMX: AT THE FINISH LINE There are eight rounds down and two to go in the ATVMX series, and the constant for the season, as for the last four or five seasons, is Chad Wienen and Joel Hetrick in an […]

GBC STADIUM SHORT-COURSE SERIES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels GBC STADIUM SHORT-COURSE SERIES Glen Helen Raceway has teamed up with GBC tires to host a 10-race series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The series features tracks designed by four-time motocross champion Gary Jones. Unlike a typical West Coast MX-style track, these are wider, safer and […]

WIDE OPEN: Nicknames

  By Joe Kosch It would be great to earn a cool nickname because of amazing driving skill or style, incredible demonstrations of bravery on the trail, or awesome racing accomplishments, but those are hard to come by. More often, less flattering nicknames are handed out to decent drivers who made a single mistake in […]

REPLACE KODIAK LIGHT BULBS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels REPLACE KODIAK LIGHT BULBS Yamaha is designing some of the most reliable and smoothest-riding ATVs lately. There is a 5-year-old Kodiak 700 that works daily on a ranch down the street from our shop that is a perfect example of this. In those years, the machine has primarily been […]

2021 NORTHWEST RAPTOR RALLY

By Juli Moore/www.dirtndunez.com 2021 NORTHWEST RAPTOR RALLY On the Oregon dunes each year a thunder can be heard as the annual Northwest Raptor Rally takes place in Winchester Bay, Oregon. The dunes are filled with Yamaha Raptors from mild to wild for a weekend of family-friendly events. Don’t let the name fool you, everyone is […]

KING OF THE KASTLE 100

By Juli Moore/DirtNDunez.com KING OF THE KASTLE 100 Fifteen years ago a commitment was made to bring desert racing back to Millican OHV, a high-desert riding area east of Bend, ,Oregon. In October 2020 that promise came to life when Joe Merrill’s dream came true as the pits filled up for the first-ever King of […]

WIDE OPEN

By Joe Kosch WIDE OPEN If you think we see big changes in ATVs from year to year, find some old issues of Dirt Wheels and have a look at what you’d have to pick from at your favorite dealers five, 10 or 20 years ago. I didn’t want to go so far back in […]

RALLY ON THE ROCKS

By Lane Lindstrom RALLY ON THE ROCKS After having to deal with a worldwide pandemic that shut down just about everything in 2020 (and parts of 2021), the Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) event organizers were told by the city of Moab and Grand County that they would not grant an event permit for the […]

RUGGED RADIOS UTV RALLY AT MORMON LAKE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RUGGED RADIOS UTV RALLY AT MORMON LAKE The fifth annual Rugged Radios UTV Rally at Mormon Lake returned to Mormon Lake Lodge. It was listed as being in the high-altitude forests near Flagstaff, Arizona. In truth, Mormon Lake is 20 to 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Continuing with truth, it […]