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Can-Am off-road has launched its 2017 Can-Am factory racing team and also announced its Can-Am X-Team ATV and SxS Rider Contingency Program. The amateur and professional racing contingency program includes more than a $350,000 in total payouts and covers numerous racing series for ATVs and side-by-side vehicles across North America.

The Can-Am X-Team off-road consists of 18 teams competing with Can-Am Renegade 4×4 ATVs and Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicles.

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Reynoldsburg, OH (March 20, 2017)
— Kenda Tires is now the Official Tire Sponsor of VORE Adrenaline Compound.

“We’re excited to have Kenda Tires partner with VORE,” says Mike Self, President of VORE. “Kenda is hungry and aggressively targeting the off-road market and we are honored to be working side-by-side with them on this campaign. We’ve always been impressed with Kenda’s esteemed tire pedigree, and believe Kenda Tires will provide VORE with the same high level of quality that our unique experiences demand”.

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Cody Miller

KENNESAW, GA – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its factory-supported and bLU cRU ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) racers are already topping podiums in multiple series across the nation, leading their Yamaha YXZ1000R pure sport SxS and YFZ450R sport ATV vehicles to wins at the outset of the 2017 racing season.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – While qualifying will be held on race week for three of the top 4-wheel vehicle classes, international rally racer Franciso Arredondo drew the first motorcycle starting position Thursday for this month’s 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in Baja California, Mexico.

Early entries from 24 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany and Guatemala are preparing for the popular season-opener of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. The event will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

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If you happen to find yourself at an off-road race where the temperatures are approaching the triple digits, take a lesson from these fans at the 2017 Dakar Rally who found the perfect off-road spectating spot.

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UTVUnderground invites you back to Laughlin, NV to party, race, spectate and shop at the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy.  Don’t miss hundreds of UTV race teams featuring desert, short course and youth world championship competitions battle the brutal Nevada Desert at the Laughlin Off-Road Park for fame, glory, and a brand new 2017 Polaris RZR!  Come shop and purchase aftermarket products at the UTV World Championship Tech & Contingency!

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– TORC: The Off-Road Championship has announced new dates for Rounds 1 & 2 at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL, just one hour from downtown Chicago. The May 13-14, Chicagoland Slam doubleheader will kick off the 2017 national championship season with an action packed weekend of the best short course racing to hit the dirt.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico – Taking another dramatic leap into the future, SCORE International has announced that it has signed an agreement with El Rey Network of the United States to televise domestically the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship in Baja California, Mexico along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying in Las Vegas.

SCORE TV shows will continue to air internationally through syndication.

The internationally-televised 2017 season also marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary season-ending SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of all Desert Races to be held in mid-November. The SCORE Baja 1000 is the longest continuously held desert race in the world. And SCORE is the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.

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Harley Letner is the driver of the number 1570 Class 1 car in the Best in the Desert off-road racing series.  At this year’s Mint 400 during time trials, Letner got a little too close to the edge of the envelope and it nearly came back to bite him. He managed to pull out a huge save!

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ITP racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. dominated the 2017 Best In The Desert (BITD) Mint 400 race in Primm, Nevada last weekend, winning the UTV overall and UTV Pro Turbo class in his No. 951 Polaris XP1K Turbo. Murray Racing finished second overall and second in class with their Can-Am X3 Turbo. Riding on ITP UltraCross R Spec tires, ITP racers notched the top two finishes, as well as four of the top five finishing times in the UTV Pro Turbo class at the second round of the national desert racing series.