Kyle Chaney piloted his Can-Am Maverick 1000R to victory in the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Mountaineer Run GNCC this past weekend in West Virginia.
Can-Am Maverick 1000R racers swept the XC1 Pro class and also won the XC2 Pro Sport and Amateur Limited classes at the Masontown, WV race. Can-Am ATV racers also earned two wins and eight podiums.
The Team Arctic/D&P Performance race team consisting of Karl Munford, Dean Bulloch and Stacey Pike put together a very successful weekend at WORCS Round 6 in Cedar City, Utah, with a win in the 700 Production class and two more podium spots in 900 Production.
Fresh off a 2nd place King of the Hammers podium in the Pro UTV Class, the D&P Performance team built three Wildcat Sport Limited’s in three days to compete in Round 6 of the WORCS series. The fruit of their labor was nothing but success as Karl Munford won the 700 Production Class while Stacey Pike and Dean Bulloch finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in 900 Production.
BRP has announced its team of ATV and Side-by-Side vehicle racers for the 2015 season.
“We had the most successful Can-Am off-road racing season ever in 2014, which was highlighted by championships in SCORE International (Class 19), the GNCC SxS XC1 and SxS XC2 class titles and all four 4×4 classes. We captured numerous championships in several different racing disciplines, from motocross to hare scrambles to endurance events and want to continue this level excellence with our 2015 team,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “The Can-Am team is full of dedicated and highly skilled off-road racers who strive to be the best in their respective series and sport.”
WORCS Round 2 at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nev. saw Polaris RZRs sweep the SxS Pro Podium with David Haagsma taking the checkered flag in his Polaris RZR and Polaris Factory Racers Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Beau Baron taking second and third.
Guthrie Jr., fresh off the win as a co-pilot at King of the Hammers (KOH), changed the tires on the KOH car and used it to race the WORCS SxS Unlimited Class. He took second in the class. He also took second with his WORCS RZR XP 1000 EPS in the Pro class.
Photo courtesy Rusty Baptist @ UTVUnderground.com
Polaris has announced its 2015 off-road race teams, which will be competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International, Lucas Off-Road Regional Racing Series (LORRS), and Mud racing.
Polaris has expanded its RZR race team for 2015 and will continue to field a Scrambler race team in GNCC. As well, Polaris will continue to offer its ATV and Side-by-Side contingency and reimbursement program and has added a racer discount program for experienced racers on select models, including the Polaris ACE which a few racing series have added for the 2015 racing season.
For the 2015 race season, STI Tire & Wheel will be featured as the title sponsors of the STI QuadX & UTV Racing Series.
The five-race series kicks off January 25 at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. A combined $3,000 prize purse plus 100-percent Pro payback is allocated for ATV Pro and UTV Pro competitors. Additional prizes are available for holeshot winners and a range of racing categories.
AMA District 38 has inked a deal with Coyne Powersports for them to be named the official Title Sponsor of their All New D38 UTV Racing Series. This new series will bring seven UTV off-road racing events to the Imperial Valley’s famed Superstition Mountain OHV area.
“Everyone at D38 is extremely excited to bring UTV Off Road Racing into our series,” says Rob Niemela, AMA D38 president. “As the old saying goes, with age comes a cage, so this new series will offer a chance for a retired D38 rider or a beginner into our sport of Off Road Desert Racing to experience the adrenaline and excitement this type of racing provides in an overall safer package.”
GBC Motorsports is offering its GBC Bucks contingency program for the 2015 WORCS Racing Series. The GBC Bucks Awards Program rewards ATV & SXS racers that achieve success while using GBC tires. More than $180,000 in GBC Bucks is on the table this season for participants in ATV and SXS classes.
In addition to offering GBC Bucks payouts for each event, GBC has added a $1,000 GBC Bucks bonus for the champions of the SXS Pro and SXS Pro Stock classes at season’s end. To be eligible for the payout the racers must run GBC tires at each round and must submit a GBC Bucks form for each round.
BRP’s Can-Am ATV and Side-by-Side racers earned a record number of wins and championships across North America in 2014. Racers secured more than 16 total championships, including the first GNCC XC1 Modified (side-by-side) class and SCORE International Class 19 Pro Side-by-Side championship.
Team member Kyle Chaney earned BRP its first GNCC XC1 Modified (Side-by-Side) class title behind the wheel of his Can-Am Maverick 1000R. Chaney recorded three consecutive event overall wins and had four total podiums in six rounds of racing.
The No. 8 Can-Am Maverick 1000R piloted by Kyle Chaney finished eighth in the XC1 Modified class at the AMSOIL GNCC finale in Indiana to earn the first GNCC side-by-side championship for Can-Am.
Kyle Chaney won the 2014 XC1 Modified SxS championship, Marcus Pratt took home the XC2 Limited SxS title, both in Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicles, and Bryan Buckhannon captured the 4×4 Pro title on his Renegade 800R X xc at the pinked-out AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series finale in Crawfordsville, Ind. Can-Am Racers posted podium sweeps in both the premier 4×4 Pro and XC1 Modified SxS classes at the Ironman event, concluding the year in dominating fashion.
The ATV Pro Challenge in Memory of Caleb Moore is scheduled for October 10-12 at Underground MX in Kemp, Texas.
The weekend will feature $10,000 Expert Class Payout, $2,500 Pro Am Class Payout, Monster Truck Rides, a Freestyle Show with Colten Moore, Winter X Gold Medalist and brother of Caleb Moore, Marco Picado, Adam Thene, JR Hinds, Jon and Derek Guetter, food vendors, drive up podium for Award Presentation and Announcing by veteran, David Screws.
Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed at the 2014 Heartland Challenge endurance race, winning three classes. As well, Can-Am riders earned podium finishes in the Best in the Desert Series Vegas To Reno race and round eight of the New England ATV Motocross series.
“Our team of Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers had a busy-but-successful weekend across the US. The Murrays earned a hard-fought third-place finish in a very difficult Vegas-to-Reno race while our other sibling teams, in the Pratts and Millers, notched big wins in Iowa,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “From endurance racing in Iowa and the Nevada desert to motocross in Maine, our racers again proved Can-Am is an excellent choice for serious competitors.”