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PORTION OF GLAMIS DUNES DESIGNATED ‘CRITICAL HABIT

53,000 acres of Glamis, in southern California, known as the Algodines Dunes, may be designated as Critical Habitat for a threatened plant. Such a designation would not automatically close the area to OHVs, but keeps the federal government from funding or authorizing activities that could harm the plant, known as the milk vetch. In fact, […]

49.000 GLAMIS ACRES OPENED TO OHV’S–JUNE 10

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has reversed a three-year-old policy that set aside a significant portion of the dunes to protect fragile plant and animal species, including the desert tortoise. The plan opens up 49,000 acres that had been closed to OHVs. The sand dunes of Glamis encompass an intimidating 160,000 acres of land […]

FEDERAL SAFETY COMMISSION TARGETS ATV’S–MAY 28

Federal Safety Commission Targets ATVs An ATV ban happened before, and it could happen again. In the mid-1980s, the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) held a series of public hearings on ATV safety. The result? A ban on three-wheeled ATVs. Now, that same federal agency is at it again. Saying it’s concerned about ATV-related […]

MAY 5–POLARIS RECALL!

Polaris Industries Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 56,000 2000 and 2001 Polaris Xpedition 325, Trail Boss 325, and Magnum 325 all terrain vehicles (“ATVs”). The ATVs may have loose or leaking oil cooler line clamps, that can release hot, pressurized oil. This may lead to thermal burns, to engine failure due to oil […]

POLARIS ANNOUNCES SEARCH FOR PREDATOR TEST RIDERS

Do you have what it takes? Polaris has announced the search for five lucky ATV riders to become the official Polaris Predator Test Crew. If you are the kind of rider Polaris is looking for – meaning you have a competitive edge and can prove you have expertise on sport ATVs – this may be […]

NEW KAWASAKI 700 V-FORCE DEBUT–MARCH 5

Kawasaki has set the ATV world on fire with the release of their all new, 700cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-Force sport quad. This 2004 model high performance machine is the biggest and baddest quad in the history of the industry. It comes with a fully automatic transmisssion, including a reverse gear and uses a belt […]

RINCON 1 AND 3 AT BAJA 1000–DEC 16

Honda’s SUV of ATV’s beats the pure-sports machines to the finish line At the 2002 Baja 1000, the world’s most famous off-road race, the winning ATV looked a lot like a Honda Rincon with some number plates slapped on because that’s exactly what the winning machine was. That’s right, Honda’s new sport-utility Rincon, the SUV […]

SMILEY WINS THE BATTLE BUT BALLANCE WINS THE WAR

Pennsylvania native takes first win of the season, but Ballance clinches his third-straight GNCC title (Press Release) It took Team Safari’s Matt Smiley nearly the entire season to score a GNCC win. And while he’s happy to finally have gotten one at the Powerline Park GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio, it’s just a bit too […]

FARR WINS 2002 GNC MX CHAMPIONSHIP–OCT 10

(Press Release) AMA Grand National Championship MX Series – Round 9 Budds Creek MX – Budds Creek, MD The final round of the AMA GNC MX series was held this past weekend at Budds Creek in Maryland. This was the first time the GNC ATV Series raced on the track made famous by their dirt […]

SEPT 30—ARCTIC CAT ATV RECALL

According to Arctic Cat’s web site, Arctic Cat is voluntarily recalling approximately 45,000 ATVs. The ball joints on the front suspension can fail, causing loss of control. The web site says that Arctic Cat has received 73 reports of broken front suspensions, 10 of which resulted in injuries. The 2002 year models to be recalled […]

SEP 17–OCEANO DUNES/PISMO BEACH OHV AREA

Oceano Dunes/Pismo Beach is a very popular destination for recreational ATVers, campers and beach lovers in California. You can camp along six miles of beautiful beach, prep your machines, then ride inland over 1500 acres of sand dunes. Day use (6am-11pm) is $4 per day and overnight camping is $6 per night, per vehicle. An […]

QUAD RACING COMES TO WORCS IN 2002–MAY 28

WORCS Racing is very excited about the introduction of quad racing into our series. Quads kicked off at Laughlin, NV., Dec. 8-9th, 2002 and the exciting racing was very well received by the racers and race fans alike! We are starting with just two classes Pro and Amateur. Both classes are open to all displacements. […]