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ATVS BEAT THE UTVS

Blurton’s fourth win By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Harlan Foley ATVS BEAT UTVS Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno, point-to-point desert race began as the longest race in the U.S. Thanks to the hard work of BITD, and originator Casey Folks, it has become the Big Daddy, the bucket-list event that draws racers from all points of the compass to the harsh Nevada desert. For 2020, Nevada was harsher than ever. August may be a good time for a Las Vegas casino swimming pool, but the typical summer…

REBELSTAR 250 PERFORMANCE TEST | First track test of an all-new, ready-to-race quad

Feb 98 **Editors Note-A test of a one-off prototype racer to replace Honda's FourTrax 250R. Rebel Star one-off racer.  A replacement for the Honda FourTrax 250R? Ever since the wildly popular Four­Trax 250R disappeared from Honda’s line­up in ’89, racers throughout the country have been screaming for a ma­chine as good as, if not better than, the FourTrax. Sure, there are plenty of other sport and performance machines on the market to­day, but none are as fast on the racetrack (in the modified form) as the…

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…

THUMPER TALK: The 25 best tips for your 4-stroke

Thumper Talk As the riding season winds down, it may be a good time to get your four-stroke ATV running up to its full po­tential. To help you out, we talked with some of the top four-stroke tun­ers in the country and asked them to lay out their best performance tips. From the Northwest, we contacted vet­eran wrench, Pete Fisher, from Pow­roll Performance up near Bend, Oregon. For the East Coast, we got shop owner Micky Dunlop from Four-Stroke Tech (https://4stroke.wixsite.com/mysite  ) to dislodge his Thumper Talk…

RIDERS WHO HAVE THE MOST FUN

-- Competition improves riding satisfaction -- By D. West What are the most vivid childhood memories you have? For me, they tend to focus on the fun times, so that would involve sports. I remember learning how to throw and catch a football with the other kids in the neighborhood. From there, it just naturally progressed to us playing football games together in our front yards. This competition provided us with the ability to prove our skills and gain full satisfaction from the sport. That same philosophy was…

Radical Yamaha Blaster Build!

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels RADICAL YAMAHA BLASTER BUILD! Hunter Lovelace hails from Muskoka Canada and likes to build brilliant old school custom ATVs. He took one of his old prized machines, a 1988 Yamaha Blaster, and decided to rebuild it better than before for his younger brother. A lot of the parts that Hunter installed are near impossible to find these days and give it a custom look and feel from the 90's! The mods include: Motor: Duncan / Paul Turner ported, decked, and polished motor, 175 PSI…

2020 EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES EDT PRESS RELEASE: The 2020 EDT National Schedule is set coming off an incredible 2019 season that had the largest ATV EDT Event in history at the 50th EDT National Anniversary in Ashtabula, Ohio in July earlier this year with over 890 entries in attendance. Most of the favorites from 2019 are back like Kinston, North Carolina, the 2015 EDT Track of the Year Busco Beach ATV Park, and the Legendary Pine Lake Raceway July's National and also the Fall Event…

GLEN HELEN WORCS RACE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Collin Duffy and Daniel Gonzalez GLEN HELEN WORCS RACE The heat didn’t stay away for the 6th round of WORCS Racing at the infamous Glen Helen Raceway, September 13-15th. Racers pushed the limits, battled through an ever-changing rough course and the 100 plus degree temps for a chance at a podium spot. The course crew did their best to water the track enough for mud and slop to appear, and boulders were ripped out of the ground with each passing set of tires churning the Southern…

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YFZ450R WOODS MACHINE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels,  Photos by Ken Hill YFZ450R WOODS MACHINE It takes a lot to become a pro-ATV racer. You need commitment to put your all into each race, every practice lap, and have the willingness to put your wellbeing on the line to place a foot on the podium. Countless hours are spent wrenching, working out your body and psyche, all while honing your skills on the quad to become one of the best. None of those facts matter, though, if you don’t have a great machine to pilot in the hunt for victory.…