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30 Three-Wheelers Invade Lake Elsinore GP

An enthusiastic group of Three-Wheeler racers hit the rough, miles long course at what Dirt Series called the 49th Annual Lake Elsinore Grand Prix. While it has been 49 years since the first event, there were many years when it wasn't held. Basically from the early 1970s until 1996 when Riverside resident Goat Breker brought the GP back. Now it is run by Dirt Series in conjunction with the city of Lake Elsinore. Tom Decrescente (63) and Cody Webber (20) were first and second in the ATC 250cc class, and Dwight Jeckel…

Are These Dunes in DANGER?

For decades, Oceano Dunes in SLO County California has been a cherished OHV area for many in the off-road community. Countless stories can be told about the memories shared on those hallowed grounds, including the release of Honda's first ATC model.  Residents who live near the Oceano Dunes OHV area in San Luis Obispo, CA have been in at arms for years over the "serious health concerns" caused by the dust from the recreation enthusiasts. The SLO County Air Pollution District has recently proposed to initiate a…

Honda ATC 350X Rebuild

When it was a new high-performance thumper nearly 30 years ago, the 1985–1986 Honda ATC350X was the biggest performance four-stroke three-wheeler around. It, like nearly all three-wheelers of the time, was more of a serious sport machine for the trail than a racer. At Dirt Wheels, we have seen a resurgence of riders restoring these classic machines, though most are more of what street-rodding calls a “restomod.” In other words, these machines are not returned to showroom condition, but to the level that the owner dreamed of…

FLASH BACK FRIDAY: Honda ATC250R Rath TT Build

Back in the ’80s ATC racing was at its prime, and one competitor was Daryl Rath. Daryl now owns Rath Racing, where he builds aftermarket parts like nerf bars, bumpers, footpegs and more for ATVs, ATCs and UTVs. Once the ATC fell off of the Honda production line, Daryl stopped racing three-wheeled machines and stuck with quads and UTVs. After all those years Rath decided it was time to build an awesome Honda ATC250R to once again shred on the TT tracks. He pulled down his old number plates from the wall of his shop that once…

WHEN ATCs RULED THE TRACK

WHEN ATCs RULED THE TRACK Editor’s note: In nearly every issue we feature a cool project or race machine built by a reader, engine builder or a top pro racer. Some of those projects have been assembled by the legendary Mickey Dunlap and his company, Four Stroke Tech. Not only has Mickey been a top engine and machine builder for decades, he was an accomplished racer. Mickey was the number-one rider way back when factory salaries first hit the ATV scene and machines barely had suspension. He dominated the ultra-popular, 200cc…