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RZR XP 1000

PROJECT POLARIS RZR XP 1000

-- PRO ARMOR MAKES IT EVEN BETTER -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels One of the beauties of off-road is that the sport is accessible. Chris Pino has never had much of a dirt background aside from some local mountain biking. He has owned street bikes and appreciates a performance automobile, but a friend and former coworker found a package deal of two RZR 800s and a trailer. A year later they had driven the wheels off of the 800s and were feeling the limitations in power and suspension. Pino’s daytime job is…

Team UXC Puts RZR on Top of Box at GNCC Mountaineer Run

Trantham takes XC1 Pro UTV win in RZR XP 1000 and second in 4x4 Pro on Scrambler XP 1000 With three rounds left in the GNCC UTV series, Team UXC came into Mountaineer Run looking for their first win of the season. Team member Kevin Trantham wouldn’t disappoint taking the XC1 Pro win in a RZR XP 1000. Trantham started on the third row and was able to make a sharp move early in the race to get closer to the front and out of the dust. He spent the race in the second spot but pushed his vehicle so hard that he ended up…

POLARIS RZR XP 1000 4 PRE-RUNNER

Off-road race teams typically use a vehicle other than their race car to pre-run racecourses prior to a specific event. This gives them a chance to see the course for the first time and make GPS notes of danger areas and pit-stop locations all without putting extra miles on the race car. Some teams spend anywhere from $50,000 to $500,000 on these vehicles. Many of these machines are long-wheelbase buggies or trucks and have three seats, so all occupants have a clear view out of the windshield. MONEY WELL-SPENT…

POLARIS RZRS WIN MINT 400 PRO PRODUCTION CLASSES

The Mint 400 is a race that has history, fame, and notoriety. Its first run was 1967, and then it disappeared in 1988 for 20 years, and then was resurrected in 2008. In 2012 the Mint 400 opened up a class for UTVs. The Polaris-supported Lonestar RZR XP1000 Turbo car of Brandon Sims and Justin Krause was top UTV overall at 18th racing against high-dollar trucks and buggies. Their time was within an hour of the overall four-wheel winner's time. Justin Lambert and Mitchell Alsup teamed up in the naturally aspirated Cognito…

SHOOTOUT: Can-Am Turbo Maverick 1000 vs. Polaris Desert Edition RZR XP 1000

There’s a war going on between two companies located high up in North America—Can-Am and longtime rival Polaris. Both have great products—from their entry-level ATVs all the way up to the flagship high-performance UTVs. Although this isn’t the largest segment of business for these two companies, with a small customer base primarily in the southwestern part of the United States, these machines get the most attention. In places like California, Arizona and Nevada, you can’t drive five miles on the highway without seeing…

PROJECT MACHINE: Racing RZR XP 1000

Racing UTVs is getting exciting. It’s growing in popularity like ATV racing was in the late 80s, early 1990s and between 2005–2009. Most regional series have classes for UTVs. In some of the larger series like WORCS, Best in the Desert and SCORE, the UTV turnouts are bigger than the quad, truck and bike classes. To go racing competitively in a UTV, typically it takes more money than talent, and some guys are spending upwards of $50,000 to go UTV racing. We are smarter than that. Sure, it would be nice to race a brand-new…

2016 Polaris Lineup!

Polaris is the biggest ATV and UTV manufacturer in the business, and they carry one of the largest off-road vehicle lineups with 62 machines offered. They lead the sport UTV market with their RZR line and have machine and package choices for virtually anyone’s off-road taste. They didn’t pull any stops this year with the introduction of their 2016 lineup of machines. A 144-horsepower RZR XP Turbo, Ace 900 SP and an all-electric Ranger EV Li-ion are just a few of the new models released. Polaris is a company that doesn’t like…

PROJECT UTV: Lonestar Racing RZR

In the world of NASCAR, you have race-car builders like Childress and Hendricks that offer great packages to get you going. In the big-money off-road world you have names like Jimco, Geiser Brothers and Racer Engineering that will build you a ready-to-race car or truck. If you want to make your start as a driver racing RZRs, there is a shop that can offer the same services like those you get in the big leagues. Phoenix, Arizona-based Lonestar Racing (LSR) has been building competitive machines for top riders for 20 years…

INSIDER INFO ON INTENSE RZR RACING

As you wait at the starting line, planning out the best line to take into the first turn, the nervous rise and fall of engine rpm can be heard around you. Sitting on either side is a group of Polaris RZR XP 1000 UTVs with fellow competitors in their pilot seats. Camera crews are aiming their lenses on the pack while their film feed fills TV screens around the world. Right before the race begins, a final thought occurs to you: my competitors are piloting the exact same machine, and not one RZR has an advantage over mine; it’s…

HUGE HONDA RACING NEWS

This press release from Honda shows that the company is trying to get its four wheel feet wet in Baja type racing. Will it lead to a full support program to a yet to be release sport UTV? It's anyones guess, but we would not put it past them knowing that there are actually more UTV racing some races then unlimited class buggies. Honda likes numbers. Honda's HPD building is right next door to the Dirt Wheels offices so we will try to get a spy photo ASAP. Stay tuned. Honda Announces HPD-Powered…