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RIDING TIPS: WORCS CHAMPION BEAU BARON TELL YOU HOW TO RACE…

Sit or stand in corners By the staff of Dirt Wheels RIDING TIPS: When looking at our photos of the Mesquite round of WORCS, Pro ATV champ and race winner Beau Baron hit one corner standing and sitting on different laps. We were curious and asked how he chooses whether to sit or stand in a corner. He was happy to explain it for Dirt Wheels readers. RIDING TIPS: “Typically, I will decide to stand up though a corner if I feel like I am losing too much traction to the rear wheels, and the back of the…

RIDING TIPS: STYLING CHAMP STYLE

Standing for traction By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photo by Stephen Tripp Styling Champ Style We have noticed that in looking at many photos of multi-time ATV/MX champion Chad Wienen, he has an interesting style. You might even call it, "Styling Champ Style". He stands well forward on his Yamaha YFZ450R and often leans off to the side, as he is in this shot from the Daytona ATV/SX that kicked off the ATV/MX season. We were curious about this style and asked him to explain it to Dirt Wheels readers. “I do a…

REAL-WORLD TRAIL PREPAREDNESS

By Casey Kramer REAL-WORLD TRAIL PREPAREDNESS. Whether you’re an expert who has ridden every trail in the world or you can’t even spell “preparedness,” we’ve got you covered with all the tools and supplies you need to make your ride safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. Not only will we tell you exactly what to carry to fix your machine in a pinch, but we also have some extra gadgets that will make your ride better overall. Let’s start with the basics. Rather than ask established experts, we asked real folks what they…

HISTORY LESSON: QUAD RACING CIRCA 1987

HISTORY LESSON: QUAD RACING CIRCA 1987 Back in the 1980s, ATV racing was hot. Top riders raced several circuits that crisscrossed the entire county not just the East Coast. The top riders of the day may be some names you still hear about now racing UTVs, building engines, running tire companies, or promoting national dirt bike races. Here you can watch the quad race at Carlsbad raceway from 1987. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. …

UTAH OFF-ROAD ISSUE

UTAH OFF-ROAD ISSUE The state of Utah will no longer be honoring off-highway vehicle registrations from any other states beginning on Jan. 1, 2020. In past years, Utah has had standing agreements with some other states to honor each other’s OHV registration. This meant that visitors to Utah who had OHVs registered in states like Nevada were not required to obtain a nonresident user permit or pay a non-resident fee. In the 2019 General Session, the Utah Legislature passed H.B. 105, which removed this option from…

CAN-AM BACK COUNTRY TRACKS

CAN-AM BACK COUNTRY TRACKS Apache Backcountry kits are available for many Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, including the Maverick X3 and Defender vehicles. The kits allow you to transform your Can-Am off-road vehicle into an exceptionally capable vehicle for use in the snow this winter. Rather than winterizing a vehicle for storage, WINTERIZE it for snowy adventures! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2wHJSmPpaw CAN-AM APACHE BACKCOUNTRY LT TRACK KIT The Apache Backcountry LT Track Kit means you never…

ICE RACING BASICS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Josh Underwood, Photos by Stephen Tripp/www.stephentripp.com ICE RACING BASICS There is nothing Dirt Wheels loves more than a letter or an e-mail with a radical, high-quality photo included. Some relevant info is just a gilded frame on the shot. And then there are exceptional days like when we hear from photographer Stephen Tripp. We heard from Stephen out of the blue after the 2018 Daytona SX quad race. He was wondering if we wanted to use any of his photos from the event.…

TECHRON: GAS SAVER

Tank corrosion, fuel system malfunctions, and bad gas can all be put to an end with the help of Techron Powersports and small engine treatment.

MUD RIDING SECRETS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels MUD RIDING SECRETS CAN-AM PRESS RELEASE: The thrill of powering through the deepest, gnarliest mud holes on earth doesn‘t come naturally to most people, but Dustin Jones isn‘t most people. Born, raised, and based in Shreveport, Louisiana, his passion for challenging himself and his machines has led not only to S3 Power Sports—but a growing trophy case as proof of all the hard work. We sat down with Dustin and asked him how it all got started—and how you can dip your toes into mud riding to…

HOW TO RIDE LIKE A PRO

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UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019

UTV SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 2019 Roof: Some machines come stock with a roof, but if you don't have one it will make a big difference during the sunny months. All machines are different, so there is no one-size-fits-all. However, we have a few places that can help you find the right roof for your next ride. While going fast can help keep you cool, a roof keeps you from getting burned whether it be from the sun or ultra hot seats.  Here are a few places that will help you find the right roof: Rocky Mountain UTV Roof Kolpin…

JIMMY WHITE, TEAM KAWASAKI 1984

JIMMY WHITE, TEAM KAWASAKI 1984 You may have heard of the epic 3-wheeler battles in the 1980s between Team Honda and Team Kawasaki. These iron men racers were involved in plenty of bar-banging action on race tracks all across the country as they fought for the National ATV Championship. The Honda team had several riders who had a shot of winning each weekend. For Kawasaki, the top guy was Jimmy White. His screaming green machine was usually upfront fighting with a pack of red riders.  Back in our February 1984 issue,…