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EVENT: 2020 VP RACING FUELS BIG BUCK GNCC

Walker Fowler, start to finish By the staff of Dirt Wheels Photos by Ken Hill The 2020 Grand National Cross-Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized kicked off in South Carolina with the 23rd Annual VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC. It would have been the 24th running, but flooding in 2019 forced the complete cancellation of the event. WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha’s Walker Fowler looks set to extend his run of championships into 2020. He began the season grabbing the $100 All Balls Racing XC1 holeshot. He was the…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available. Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 545cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel…

Beau Baron Takes WORCS Pro ATV Win at Opener

Beau Baron fought through pain to get a jump on defending his 2019 Pro ATV title winning the season opening round of the Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series presented by Polaris RZR and Dirt Wheels. The event was held at Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino. Mike Sloan finished second, ahead of Evan Spooner. Logan Huff and 2019 Pro-Am titleholder Ricardo Gonzalez completed the top five. Kenny Sanford won the Pro-Am race. The event was held on the combined off-road, endurocross, and short course track in the desert town on…

2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: SPORT

By the staff of Dirt Wheels Dirt Wheels started 40 years ago featuring the best handlebar-controlled three- and four-wheeled machines in the industry. We haven’t let that tradition go, and neither have the great ATV manufacturers in our industry. We put together 100 machines, and their variations, from 14 different companies in this “2020 Buyer’s Guide.” Can-Am and Polaris keep things interesting with the most available models in their lines. Polaris shocked the industry by announcing the impressively wide and…

FIRST 107-HORSEPOWER & HYBRID POWERED ATVs!

Segway has jumped into the 4x4 ATV market with their 2-up Snarler lineup. Models include a hybrid 570 that utilizes an electric motor for added acceleration, and a 1000cc version that produces 107-horsepower.

Beau Baron Takes Pro ATV Win at Honolulu Hills WORCS

Beau Baron fought through dusty conditions to nab his sixth Pro ATV victory of the season in the Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series presented by Polaris RZR and Dirt Wheels at Honolulu Hills Raceway. Mike Sloan finished second followed by Travis Miranda. Kenny Sanford won the Pro-Am race. The event was held on the combined motocross and desert off-road course west of Bakersfield. Arid weather and warm temperatures combined to dry out the silty course and make for difficult racing conditions. The jumps and big air of the…

YFZ450R WOODS MACHINE

-- Cole Richardson’s GNCC Yamaha racer --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels,  Photos by Ken Hill 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…

FOUR- STROKE TEAR- DOWN TIPS

-- There is nothing to fear -- By Allen Knowles  and staff of Dirt Wheels When performance quads were two-strokes without power valves, rebuilding an engine was relatively cheap, even with labor included. Modern two-strokes with power valves are definitely more expensive to work on, but those are not available for quads unless you are willing to build your own. With modern quads, it doesn’t matter whether you are working on a sport quad or a 4x4, you will be working on a four-stroke. Costs soar with the increased…

MACHINED INTEGRATIONS BEARING GREASE TOOL

-- Testing a useful tool -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels In the May 2019 issue of Dirt Wheels we had a story on greasing UTV wheel bearings. Since then we have had experience with Machined Integrations, LLC (MI) bearing greasing tools. A quality, well-designed tool is always a pleasure. And in the case of UTV and 4x4 quad wheel bearings, these tools are almost required. The bearings are sealed on both sides. The only opening for grease is the seam in the split inner race, so you would have to risk damaging the…

HOW-TO: ALIGN AN ATV FRONT END

-- Make sure your ride is ready, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- Have you noticed that your ATV or UTV isn’t tracking straight like it used to? Or it might be that the handlebar or steering wheel isn’t in the correct position? Either way, these things can become a nuisance if the front end is off even slightly. So, how can these things be fixed without taking it to a repair shop? Fixing each of these problems is much easier than you think, and hopefully you’ll save some time, money and aggravation with these tips.…