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LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES

Corry Weller is  the defending Pro Turbo Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series (LORORS) champion for the Arizona Regionals. The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is the premiere short-course racing series in America, and there are actually two national-championship series for 2019, as the Lucas Oil Midwest Short-Course League replaces The Off-Road Championships (TORC) series in the Midwest. There is also a California LOORRS Regional series, bringing the total to four series. The regionals have classes for 150cc, 250cc and 570cc…

TESTING THE YAMAHA XZ1

-- Inside Nic Grandlund;s single-seater race build -- The Yamaha YXZ1000R has been very successful in short-course UTV racing with CJ Reeves, Corry Weller and others winning national championships in the manual-transmission triples. Nic Granlund has been racing YXZs in WORCS Pro Stock 1000 and Turbo classes for years, and we featured his Packard-supercharged YXZ in the November 2017 issue. He has won WORCS races and the 2017 UTV World Finals and BiTD UTV Winter Nationals in his 2016 LSR STV Motorsports GBC/DWT YXZ1000Rs.…

XX, X3, XP OR YXZ GAMES!

-- How to improve the X Games -- By Tim "Lumpy" Tolleson I have an idea that would improve the X Games. The X Games have progressed to the point where they would benefit greatly from including UTV racing. Travis Pastrana grew the popularity of the X Games exponentially, just as early X Games shot his popularity into the stratosphere. Pastrana is now a world-renowned freestyle motocross icon, largely from his X Games-fame trifecta: ghosting his RM Suzuki into the San Francisco Bay, the back flip and the double back flip.…

WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

-- Hot UTV racing hits Arizona -- Round three of the UTV/ATV World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) schedule was held at Canyon MX in Peoria, Arizona, and Corbin Leaverton (Pol) and Matt Hancock (Pol) were big Pro-class winners. The Canyon MX round drew more than 149 UTV entries, and the course was gnarly, with plenty of rocks and cacti to punish those that overcooked turns. The Canyon MX course provided plenty of tabletop jumps, and most of the course was laid out on a large plateau adjacent to Peoria Airport, but it…

2019 KING OF THE HAMMERS UTV RACE

-- Can-Am Sponsored Event -- King of the Hammers has grown to be known as the toughest UTV race on the planet. However, there is only one name who has figured out how to conquer the now 160-mile rock and desert event—Guthrie. Mitch Guthrie and his co-driver Mitch Jr. have won the grueling event six times. Five of the wins saw Mitch Jr. in the passenger seat learning the ropes. After winning his second consecutive KOH in 2019, it looks as though Mitch Jr. has taken over the reins and is filling up the record books on his…

NEW RZR 570 YOUTH CLASS

-- 10 to 16 year olds in the UTV World Championships -- Youth off-road racing has now grown beyond the age limit of the 170 and 250 classes. In 2019, the UTV World Championship will introduce the Youth Production 570 Class that will showcase racers from ages 10 to 16. “ “We have never had such an explosive growth in the history of off-road racing. Youth racing and participation seeds the future of our sport. We started UTV youth racing here at UTV World Championship and it's exciting to be apart of the continued growth.…

HOW TO DO YOUR FIRST UTV RACE

-- It's easier than you think -- My name is Madeline Wedeking, and I’m a 15-year-old off-road lover from Temecula, California. I have been off-roading with my family for all my life, so I was ecstatic when I got the okay from my dad last year to take a chance at racing. I have always wanted to race ever since I was little, so I researched and found the California City Pure AVE series. I’m sure glad I did! If you are interested in UTV racing and are not sure where to start, this is the series you’re looking for.…

LONESTAR RACING MAVERICK X3 X RC

-- Building a fast, but bulletproof race machine -- Needing a lightweight “Monster Maverick” for the one-off King of the Hammers and UTV World Championship short-course races, Marc Burnett called on LoneStar Racing (LSR) to build a Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc race car. Unlike most of Burnett’s Monster Mavericks, this car wouldn’t get the usual Pyrotect under-seat, 32-gallon fuel cell (starting at $3850). The BITD UTV Worlds and KOH don’t require a special fuel tank, so the OEM Can-Am 10.5-gallon tank went into this Maverick X3…

HOW-TO: GET IT DONE IN THE MUD

-- PRO DRIVING SECRETS -- UTVs can truly be a blast in the mud. In the South, “muddin’” is so big that it has created its own culture. Thousands upon thousands of Southerners flock to the swamps and mud pits for their own kind of high-powered entertainment. With that said, an extremely muddy racecourse is a whole different story. Whether it’s a muddy GNCC race or heavily rained-on WORCS racecourse, wet weather opens up a whole new can of worms for the racing crowd. The biggest racing issues in the mud are overheating,…

LUCAS OIL’S NEW RED N TACKY

-- A great product for your UTV -- No petroleum company supports off-road racing more than Lucas Oil. It's hard to keep track of all the racing series they sponsor. Along with motocross they support every form of dirt track events for cars and this includes UTVs as well. The guys who work for Lucas Oil are totally involved in the high-performance side of motor vehicles and they make sure their products meet or exceed every test. Lucas Oil also makes sure to have every kind of lubricant you'd need. The list includes…

HOW TO RACE THE GNCC UTV CLASS

-- What's required to get started: If you like to drive at a quick pace through the woods you'll love racing in the Grand National Cross-Country series. Each event has a fun course set up that's around 4 miles long and you do a certain number of laps. Some of it is open fields, dirt roads and two-track trails in a forest. You may have thought about entering an event near you, but aren't sure what the rules are for machines and equipment. Provided here are the official rules of the GNCC. Take a look and learn what's…

KING OF THE HAMMERS

-- UTVs take on the toughest race ever -- The first week of February, off-road enthusiasts converge on California’s Means Dry Lake by the tens of thousands to watch the spectacle known as King of the Hammers. Over the years, this Ultra-4 truck race has expanded with races for other classes of 4x4s, UTVs and dirt bikes (King of the Motos). After Shannon Campbell won both the 10th KOH UTV race and the Ultra-4 4400-class races in 2017, promoter and course designer Dave Cole promised the 2018 KOH UTV course would be the…

WILDCAT XX WINS WORCS RACE

-- Team Wildcat’s Ray Bulloch Steers Wildcat™ XX to First Win -- Textron Press Release: Earlier this year, Textron Specialized Vehicles introduced a game-changing, high performance vehicle, the all-new Textron Off Road Wildcat XX. Two months later, Team Wildcat Racer Ray Bulloch took it to the top of the SxS Pro Stock podium and took the Overall at WORCS Racing’s Round 5 in Hurricane, Utah! The Wildcat XX’s DNA is from racing so its early arrival on the podium over higher-powered turbo vehicles is no surprise. Designed…

UTV RACING MID-SEASON REPORT

-- LATEST HAPPENINGS IN THE WORCS SERIES -- Utah’s Sand Hollow State Park hosted the fifth round of the nine-round World Championship Off-Road Series (WORCS) for UTV, ATV and dirt bike racers. Dubbed the “most beautiful off-road race in America,” Sand Hollow boasts red sand dunes, desert and red-rock formations that make the mid-series round as challenging as it is scenic. Going into the midway point of the WORCS series, the two Pro UTV-class points were as follows: WORCS PRO UTV POINTS/WINS After 4 of 8 rounds:…

PRO UTV DRIVING TIPS

-- Top UTV racer reveals the secrets of performance driving -- Beau Baron has won a ton of Pro UTV races and even a few championships. We wanted to know what he does differently that makes him faster and more consistent than most of the other west coast UTV racers in the WORCS series. Even if you're not planning on a career as a UTV racer, his advice will help you for normal weekend fun rides. Learn from a pro on how to take corners quicker and the correct way to hit jumps. Also, follow his advice on how to prepare your…