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    ATV Cow CrashWe’ve seen and done a lot on an ATV over the years and certainly had our share of bumps and bruises. However, until now we’ve never seen anybody crash into a cow. Yes, you read that correctly.

    Lucas Bonetto, an Argentinian rally cross racer, recently had just such an experience. Bonetto was riding his ATV down what appeared to be a deserted road and a pretty good clip. Unfortunately, a cow decided to go for a stroll across the road and Bonetto clipped it, sending him tumbling off his quad.

    Don’t believe us? Check out the video for yourselves. You can see the accident pretty clearly, thanks to Bonetto’s camera on-board camera, but we never see what happens to the cow. If nothing else, it certainly must have a pretty good charley horse.

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      Action TrackchairIt may not be an ATV like we’ve come to know it, but you’d be hard pressed to find a machine anywhere more appreciated than the off-road wheelchair owned by 10-year-old Tracy Banks of Toombs County, Ga.

      According to KLTV.com, after a report aired on the local news about Lyons (who has cerebral palsy) and his desire for a wheelchair that would allow him to travel on unpaved surfaces, enough donations came in to allow his family to purchase one. Banks recently received his brand new Action Trackchair, which features tank-like tracks and an electric motor to that will help Banks travel just about anywhere he wants.

      The response from the community was so great there was more than enough money to buy the $10,000 chair. The Banks family decided to give the surplus donations to Action Manufacturing so they could help out somebody else in need.

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        STI Silverback XLite ATV TiresSTI Tire & Wheel has released its all-new Silverback-XLite tire, designed for riders who like to play in the mud.

        “Mud enthusiasts around the country spoke, and we listened,” STI says in a release. “This new tire is based on one of the most successful mud tires of all time—the Gorilla Silverback—but the XLite is more accessible and useful to more riders.

        The Silverback-XLite takes most of the features of the original Silverback and puts them in a lighter and more value-oriented package. According to STI, it still delivers maximum traction in deep mud from its distinctive, aggressive, widely spaced tread pattern, but with less bulk. The lugs range from 1.125 to 1.25 inches tall depending on tire size. STI stays this allows for smoother, more versatile performance when not slinging mud in your favorite bog. It’s easier on the machine, and when comparing costs, it’s also much easier on the budget with prices ranging from $99.95 to $176.95. This tire was rolled out at the recent High Lifter Mud Nationals in Texas and STI claims the tires were selling out as fast as they could be brought out.

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          Arctic Cat Wildcat Soft CabArctic Cat is aiming to keep owners of the high-performance Wildcat 1000 away from the aftermarket by adding to its line of Wildcat accessories. More than 50 new custom accessories have been introduced for the Wildcat, including a Soft Cab Kit, Flip-Up Windshield, and Aluminum Light Bar.

          Retailing for $649.95, Arctic Cat’s new Soft Cab Kit offers an integrated solution for increased rider comfort from the elements. The kit includes the roof, back panel and doors, each constructed from 9-oz., heavy series Surlast fabric. Lightweight aluminum frame material adds structure to the doors and roof, while the door windows and back panel can unzip and be rolled up when desired.

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            John Natalie ATVMXCan-Am ATV and UTV racers continue to find success this season and this past weekend was no exception. Team Motoworks / Can-Am DS 450 racers John Natalie and Joel Hetrick finished second and third in the Pro class at round two of the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross Championship Series held at Muddy Creek in Blountville, Tenn., while Can-Am X-Team ATV and side-by-side racers also had a successful weekend, winning several classes at races held in Texas and Iowa.

            “We were excited to have both John and Joel reach the AMA Motocross Pro class podium at Muddy Creek,” says Jimmie O’Dell, race manager, Can-Am. “Although we didn’t get the overall victory, both of our racers rode well, despite the slick conditions, put themselves in contention and ultimately earned a trip to the podium. John has led motos at both rounds and is currently second in the Pro class points race, while Joel has been the fastest qualifier twice, so they definitely have the speed and skills to win every race they enter.”

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