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UTV Racing

WIN CASH PRIZES FROM CST

-- First CST Contingency Plan Awards Cash Prizes in GNCC, WORCS, ATV MX, and Big6 Series! -- CST is going full-throttle with its first-ever contingency program, offering generous cash prizes for winners and podium finishers in AMSOIL GNCC Racing, WORCS, the ATV MX National Championships, and the AMA District 37 Big6 Grand Prix Series. Prizes ranging from $400 to $50 will be awarded for upcoming races, with amounts varying according to series, class, and first, second or third-place finish. The contingency place begins…

Watch our full review on the Polaris RZR XP TURBO DYNAMIX NOW!

The 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo Dynamix is a powerhouse that is built to shred the sand dunes, tackle the nastiest terrain in the desert, weave through the woods and more. Polaris' new smart Active Suspension system is impressive and makes piloting this UTV a blast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THFa2NbGIRM Click here to read the full article!

TUESDAY TREAD: STI CHICANE RX

A NEW TIRE FOR PERFORMANCE UTVS The UTV tire market is hot. Most high-performance UTV owners are choosing to increase their machine’s tire size when switching to aftermarket meats. The most popular size is 30 inches tall on either a 14- or 15-inch wheel. So, this month we spent some time with a new STI tire. STI has been in the ATV game for years and recently developed stronger UTV-specific tires as well. STI’s latest product is the Chicane RX. The eight-ply tire is available in a handful of sizes that include 28/10-14,…

TUESDAY TREAD: ITP Ultracross R Spec Tire

It’s taking the tire companies some time to get the UTV market figured out. Ten years ago, they were just selling ATV tires to customers buying and using the much heavier UTVs. It didn’t take long for both customers and tire companies to figure out they needed a stronger product. Now we are in a refinement era in which the tire companies are taking what works and experimenting with different tread profiles and compounds, trying to balance weight and tire life. ITP’s most successful tire in the high-performance UTV arena has…

Walk-around the ALL-NEW 154-horsepower Can-Am Maverick X3

This machine is going to turn the tables on its closest competition. Watch Can-Am's walk around video of the Maverick X3 to find out why we believe that it is the industries new game changer! US pricing: Maverick X3 TURBO R White--$22,999 Maverick X3 X ds TURBO R Triple Black--$24,999 Maverick X3 X ds TURBO R Circuit Yellow--$24,999 Maverick X3 X rs TURBO R Triple Black--$26,699 Maverick X3 X rs TURBO R Gold & Can-Am Red--$26,899

PROJECT UTV: BUILDING A BETTER ACE

Project Polaris Ace 570 racer By the staff of Dirt Wheels The FCR dual-rate spring kit gives the Ace a softer ride when you are going fast, and it helps make hard landings feel a lot softer. There is just something great about a Polaris Ace. Maybe it’s the fact that it is a single-seat UTV that is the width of a quad and is a load of fun to drive! You can take an Ace on 50-inch-wide trails with a 320, 570 or 900 engine choice. We wanted to take our Ace 570 from a good trail machine to a full-blown trail…

PROJECT MACHINE: WILDCAT SPORT 700

By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport 700 is a great mid-size sport UTV. The design of the Wildcat Sport features a trail-friendly 60-inch-wide track with a comforting 13 inches of ground clearance. Keeping the terrain from abusing you is 12.2 inches of travel up front and 12.6 inches in the rear for a comfortable ride. Powering this machine is a 60-plus-horsepower, 700cc, in-line twin EFI engine. Transferring power to the ground is done through two- and four-wheel drive, plus electronic front…

Grounded 4 RZR Trailing Arms and Radius Rods

Besides the drive belt, the easiest part to damage or break on a RZR XP 1000 is the rear radius rods. Drive extra hard into a square-edged berm or land sideways on one rear tire, and one or more radius rods can fail. When this happens, it could also take out the entire trailing arm, rear shock and axle. To prevent this failure, be gentle on those rear corners and strengthen your components. If it’s too late and you have already ruined a corner, then you should probably consider new trailing arms, as well as stronger radius…

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…

Team UXC Puts Scramblers on Top of Box at GNCC Wild Boar – Swift, Trantham go one, two

The Wild Boar in Palatka, Fla. is the first GNCC race of the season and Team UXC came in ready to race. Teammates Michael Swift, on his No. 202 Scrambler XP 1000 EPS, and Kevin Trantham, on his No. 209 Scrambler XP 1000 EPS, started mid pack off the line and quickly worked their way to the front. The duo would swap positions throughout the race with Swift ultimately finishing first and Trantham second. Swift and Trantham would also line up their RZR S 1000 for the XC1 Pro class. Swift would take fourth while…

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…