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TECH: 2017 CAN-AM X3 DRY-BREAK INSTALL

Fast and safe fuel By the staff of Dirt Wheels TECH: We recently caught up with Best in the Desert race series competitor Rick Smith who has been racing a 2017 Can-Am X3 with some light modifications suited for racing. While competing in the 2020 Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada, Rick explained he lost a lot of time in the pits while fueling. The issue was filling the stock fuel tank with traditional fuel cans. His pit team tried using a high-capacity fast-fill fuel can thinking it would save some…

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…

Team Honda Talon Factory Racing Announces Drivers

Fresh off their successful 2019 season in short-course racing, Eliott Watson and Christopher Polvoorde are joining the new Team Honda Talon Factory Racing program, being run under the same Jeff Proctor leadership of the proven Honda Off-Road Racing Team. The factory effort is designed to prove the Honda Talon's prowess in desert racing. "We've had our eyes on Eliott and Christopher for some time," said Jeff Proctor, Team Principal. "At their young ages, they already have long and successful careers in short-course racing,…

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…

WORCS ROUND 6 RECAP: GLEN HELEN 2019

https://videopress.com/v/4mjyhbuZ RACE RESULTS: SXS PRO Cody Miller -  Can-Am - X3 - #122 Beau Baron - Polaris - RS1 - #1T Shawn Saxton - Polaris - Turbo - #18 SXS PRO STOCK Corbin Leaverton - Polaris - RS1 - #534 Beau Baron - Polaris - RS1 - #1T Ronnie Anderson - Polaris - XP -#52 SXS PROD. TURBO 1000 Justin Bor - Can-am - #127 Laura Cole - Polaris - #89 Chase DeSousa Diaz - Polaris - #904 PRO ATV  Beau Baron - Honda - #549 Mike Sloan - Yamaha - #1 Logan Huff - Yamaha - #4

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.…

RZR BUILT FOR BIG ROCKS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RZR BUILT FOR BIG ROCKS Sara Price is one of the most driven, capable, and impressive ladies we know in the off-road industry. We have featured her racing machines and adventures throughout our magazine, social media, and web presence. Sara and her remarkable co-pilot, Erika Sacks, have raced in Africa, competed in high-horsepower Baja trucks, and continue to battle for a top finish at the infamous annual King of the Hammers UTV race. Last year’s KOH was tough, and this year’s event…

YAMAHA RACINGS bLU cRU

YAMAHA RACINGS bLU cRU Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, supported ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) racers are taking an early lead in 2019, kicking off a number of series with notable bLU cRU wins already this year. “There’s no secret to success other than the power, performance, and durability Yamaha provides, combined with the highest level of talent, determination, and grit these racers bring to the track each and every round,” said Donnie Luce, Yamaha's MX / ATV / Off-Road Coordinator. “This will be another exciting season for…

CST Athlete Spotlight: Cory Sappington

Cory Sappington has been riding since 1978. Since then, he has competed in over 200 off-road races. In 2005, Cory combined his Arizona origins and love of off-road racing to create the sport of UTV desert racing. This past weekend, Cory took on the legendary Vegas to Reno race in his freshly built Can-Am Maverick with the help of CST Lobo tires.

Sand Drag Racing in SoCal!

The fastest ATV Sand Drag racers went head to head in high speed battles to win. Custom quads from companies like Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Polaris are put to the test to see who is the fastest in Bakersfield California. Story by Gee Armstrong and Photos by Juli Moore

PROJECT MACHINE: 4-STROKE 250R

A TRX450R/CRF250R hybrid/quad takes on TT racing By the staff of Dirt Wheels When we think of hybrid quads, those thoughts take us back to the late ‘90s and early 2000s when there was an odd transition going on in ATV racing. We’re talking about a time before quads like the LT-Z400, YFZ450, TRX450R, LTR450R, DS450 and KFX450R were released. The EPA was staking the heart of racing two-stroke engines. With Yamaha’s Doug Henry winning the 1998 outdoor national motocross championship…