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XC-1 CONTENDER: ADAM McGILL

By the staff of Dirt Wheels XC-1 CONTENDER: ADAM McGILL Hailing from Waverly, West Virginia, Adam McGill can be called the “Bridesmaid” on the track or “Class Clown” off the tracks of the GNCC ATV series. In battle, he’s been the biggest threat to champions like Bill Balance, Chris Borich, and Walker Fowler, and has finished second to those guys more than he’d like to admit. McGill started racing pro way back in 2006, and three years later got his first win—actually, four of them in 2008.  McGill has battled…

Common ATV Maintenance Mistakes That Can Damage Your Vehicle

Regular maintenance is important for any vehicle, and an ATV is no exception. Driving rashly, crashing your quad, or submerging it in the mud are just some of the ways of ruining your vehicle. Not giving your quad the TLC it deserves means it won't last for long. To ensure the longevity of your ATV, don't make these common mistakes. Not cleaning the air filter Engines wear down quickly if they are filled with dust particles along with air. Though you can buy a new engine, why waste your money when you can avoid…

HOW TO TAKE GREAT ACTION PHOTOS

HOW-TO SERIES: HOW TO TAKE GREAT ACTION PHOTOS If you spend enough time on an ATV or similar vehicles, you’re bound to rack up your share of impressive action photos. But, if you’re like most people these days, there’s a good chance those awesome photos are virtually “gathering dust” in an over-crowded iPhone or Android library you never really look through. This is a shame because while the real thrill is in the ride, these photos constitute moments and memories not that many people have. They ought to be celebrated!…

Duncan Racing Warrior vs. Duncan Racing Honda 300EX

**Editors Note- Test from our DEC 97 issue. Pair of Duncan Doughnuts. When it comes to reliable performance, Dun­can Racing is extremely confident of the products that it sells. So confident, in fact, that it offers a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with all of its performance products. If you are not happy with the performance, quality, or reliability of any Dun­­can Racing product, send it back and your money will be refunded. We wanted to put Loren Duncan, the owner of Duncan Racing, to the test, so we had…

1998 SUZUKI 500 QUADRUNNER | Suzuki comes back in a big way with an all-new quad

**Editors Note-Suzuki's 1998 LT-F500F 4x4 test. With the trend towards bigger and better 4x4s, Suzuki has finally stepped up to the plate and hit a hom­er. Unlike the Simpson variety, this one is a winner all the way. The ’98 LT-F500F 4x4 is a certifiable 4x4 Fun Machine! This vehicle marks a revitalized e­ffort from the company that invented the QuadRacer and King Quad to re­capture lost market share in the highly competitive monster class of 4x4 quads. First of all, as the demand for larger and even…

98 FOURTRAX HONDA 300EX | Track and trail testing Honda’s performance quad

**Editors Note-A look back at Honda's popular 1998 Honda FourTrax 300EX. Reliable & fun sport quad. The thrill of the roost. The exhilaration of the jump. The fun of a wheelie. This is what sport ATVs are made for! Fortunately, Honda has always had at least one machine for those of us who ride simply for the joy of it. In ’98, the FourTrax 300EX is its flagship performance quad, despite lots of ru­mors about an upcoming bigger-mo­tored version of this popular ma­chine. That could still happen, since…

TRAIL TEST ALBA WOLVERINE | Faster, better looking, yet no more expensive!

*Editors Note: A  look back at a Team Alba  Racing set up on our 1998 Yamaha Wolverine. The folks at Alba Yamaha near San Di­ego, California, hit upon a unique marketing concept several years ago. Instead of simply selling ATVs in the pure stock form like everyone else, they began to jazz up brand-new machines with trick aftermarket parts and then put them up for sale at the regular manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The idea proved to be pop­ular, not only with riders in their lo­cale but with other off-road…

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…

ATV FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 ULTIMATE TRAIL

FIRST TEST: 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 LE. As good as it gets By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 Don't forget your base. Polaris Industries may be actively engaged in expanding the UTV market, but it hasn’t forgotten the 4x4 quads that helped grow the company. Polaris has sold 1.6 million Sportsman quads, but they admit that sales of 4x4 quads are roughly half of what they were before the UTV boom. That is still a large number of quads leaving showrooms. One of the other…

TUSK CHAIN TOOLS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels TUSK CHAIN TOOLS If you ride a performance sport quad with any regularity, you will get into chain maintenance. And if you are running in the woods with any mud, that moment of inevitable chain work will come even sooner. We are fortunate that modern O-ring chains help with chain life and performance, but they do eventually need to be replaced or repaired. Working on O-ring chains without the correct tools is very frustrating. Rocky Mountain ATV’s Tusk house brand has the chain tools…

4×4 CHAMPION LANDON WOLFE

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 4x4 CHAMPION LANDON WOLFE Glenville, Pennsylvania’s Landon Wolfe has spent the last decade chasing a dream that actually started another decade before that. Wolfe started riding on two wheels at 5 years old in the trees back then. After a knee injury, he made the switch to four wheels in racing while still riding dirt bikes as a form of cross-training. Climbing the four-wheeled racing ladder was quick and consistent for this 25-year-old winning championship in 2010–2012 and placing…