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WORKING TOGETHER: BLM & RACERS

Quads and UTVs rock Nevada By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Harlan Foley Working Together: BLM & Racers Racers from all over the United States showed up to test themselves against the Nevada desert, and they were not disappointed. By working together the BLM and Racers made it happen. Holding a 300-mile point-to-point race in the midst of a pandemic took a thorough amount of planning, but add in a wildfire that caused last-minute racecourse re-routes, and the organizers had their…

TRUCK JUMPERS | Sky Shot Pilots

March 98 Sky Shot pilots... What do you get when you mix a photo crew with a bunch of high-fly­in’ ATV riders? Hopefully, some pretty crazy stuff. Top National racers Doug Gust and Joe Byrd, along with Steve “Cowboy” Runkle (he rides quads just for the fun of it!), pulled off a wild ATV stunt that has never been seen before. Perfecting this story we're calling, Sky Shot pilots. One rider after another sailed high over Gust’s huge dump truck, which was placed in between a tricky double jump on Doug’s private practice…

TECH: COLD-WEATHER RIDING TIPS

Head off-road and chill By Jerrod Kelley *To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. COLD WEATHER RIDING TIPS We know you. If you’re like us, riding is part of your character. Some people have this hybridized off-road human DNA, while others don’t. One simple way to know if you have it is whether or not you continue to ride off-road even when the temperature drops drastically and the snowfalls. Thus, we have come out with a set of cold-weather…

WIDE OPEN: DUNES AND DON’TS

By Joe Kosch DUNES & DON'TS To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. Dune fun riding is one of the most thrilling things you can do with UTVs and ATVs. That's a fact, Jack.  The sand dune riding season is already in full swing, in the hottest parts of the country. But, did you know that getting full enjoyment from a trip to the dunes, doesn’t require massive amounts of planning and preparation? With that being said, here are our…

GNC MX CHAMPS FROM 1997

GNC MX CHAMPS : DW Dec. 1997 Story & photos from our December issue in 1997 by John Arens Shane Hitt Wins 1st Championship So, Shane, now that you are the 250 Pro champion, are you looking forward to that big #1 on your quad?” “Well, I don’t know.  I’m getting kind of used to that #2, and I just might keep it on there!” quipped Shane Hitt after clinching his first-ever national championship. https://dirtwheelsmag.com/project-honda-fourtrax-trx-600/ Shane won five races this year—four TTs and 1…

WORLD’S BIGGEST MUD RUN | Marengo Suicide Swamp fest

**Editors Note-Dec 97 issue. By the Swamp Things at DIRT WHEELS Born on the Bayou In the bayous and backwaters of Lou­isiana, there is a gator-chomping mud run that attracts more riders than any GNC National or Cross-Coun­try race, including the legendary Blackwater 100. Known as the Marengo Suicide Swamp Run, it has been held in the small northern Lou­i­si­ana community of Hebert since 1985. Born on the Bayou The mud-bog-infested, 17-mile loop through the lush trails of Hebert Par­ish has been a…

Coolest Race Track Ever: MX & Golf combined!

Jan 98 By Adam Campbell Coolest MX Track Ever When I first pulled into the Midstate Motocross Park, in Litchfield, Kentucky, I knew I was in for a treat. We had heard ahead of time, that this was one of the most scenic motocross tracks in the entire country. However, I never would have guessed just how cool it could be. You see, I have spent my entire rac­ing ca­reer on the mostly burned-out, hardpack tracks of Southern Cal­i­fornia. Ev­ery once in a while, we get a nice moist race track, or a loamy, sandy…

HOT-ROD BANSHEE’S: MX & TT Quads

For the past three years, Southern California racer, Doug Eichner, has trav­eled the AMA Grand National cir­cuits. He has enjoyed the "thrill of victory" with the Duncan Racing team. To do this, Doug was competing in the Open Pro/Am class, aboard a ’96 Banshee. For this article, we will call his quads the HOT-ROD BANSHEE'S. For the past three years, Eichner has flown home from the Loretta Lynn’s Na­tional Finals with the season cham­pionship trophy. Despite as­saults on his championship title ev­ery year, from riders…

WHO QUALIFIES FOR GOVERNMENT AUTO-INSURANCE

Are you experiencing a tough time is procuring auto-insurance? Check out this article to find out who qualifies for government car insurance. Who qualifies for government auto insurance? It is illegal to drive a car without automobile insurance in all the states in the US. However, a lot of low-income earners struggle to pay auto insurance while a lot of others have to give up their comfort to be able to pay. Some low-income households could spend up to 30% of their total income on auto insurance, leaving little money left…

Polaris 2-Stroke rebuild

Polaris 2-Stroke Rebuild One of the advantages that a two-stroke has over a four-stroke is that it generally produces more horsepower per cc. Because of their increased wear and tear, two-stroke quad en­gines require more reg­ular maintenance and replacement of the top-end components than their four-stroke counterparts. The good news is that because you are not dealing with valves, springs, cam chains or pushrods, rebuilding your two-stroke is fairly simple. To illustrate how quick and easy a top-end rebuild can…