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News, releases, events, and updates from the off-road industry.

AmPro Racing Announces 2018 GNCC Team Line Up!

 Following an outstanding 2017 race season that culminated in both a GNCC XC2 Pro Lites National Championship and a GNCC XC1 SXS Championship, we are excited to announce that our primary focus will continue to be the Grand National Cross Country Series for the 2018 race season.  

OTR Wheel Engineering is excited to announce its continued racer sponsorship for riders in the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship, and also for Mid-East Racing and its new support of the Mid-East Racing Series.

The first round of the Mid-East Racing Series kicked off this past weekend in Woodruff, South Carolina. The Mid East Hare Scramble Racing Series is a 16-round off-road series that visits some of the more well-known southern racing venues, as well as many other outstanding locations in the area. Collin Truett, racing with Truett Racing sponsored by OTR Wheel Engineering, finished in 1st place in the UTV series Pro Class this past weekend! We are so proud to be sponsoring Truett Racing.  Collin, Mitch, and Alex Truett make up the family PRO Class UTV racing team. They are sponsored by Polaris, Corbeau Seats, SuperATV, Turtle Labs, Truett Insulation, and OTR Wheel Engineering.We would like to thank the Truett Racing team of Mitch, Stephanie, Collin, Alex and Emily for their continued support and dedication!

Country Music Artist & Motorcycle Champion Beau Braswell’s 2018 Tour to be Presented by Suzuki

Brea, California (February 21, 2018) – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) is pleased to support country music artist Beau Braswell as the presenting sponsor of his 2018 motorcycles and music tour. The Suzuki presents the Beau Braswell Way of Life Tour will kick off in Daytona Beach, Florida during the 77th Annual Daytona Bike Week with other stops at major motorcycle events across the country.

ARIES Unveils Next-Gen Powered Running Boards

ActionTrac™ Boards Feature Unique Step-within-a-Step™ Design, No-Drill Install
 Eau Claire, WI -- February 21, 2018 -- ARIES, a fast-paced innovator of truck, Jeep, SUV and CUV accessories, is thrilled to announce the release of its all-new, USA-made ActionTrac™ powered running boards. These off-road-ready steps are the next generation of power running boards, featuring an innovative step-within-a-step™ design, smart sensors for added safety and no-drill installation. 

DP Brakes Unveils Impressive ATV and UTV Sponsorships for 2018

 BUFFALO, NY. –DP Brakes, world leader in sintered brake technology, has announced that they will again be sponsoring an extensive number of ATV/UTV riders and teams in 2018. 

DP Brakes Announces Impressive 2018 Off-Road and Arenacross Sponsorship Lineup.

DP Brakes, world leader in sintered braking technology, has announced its off-road and Arenacross sponsorship lineup for 2018.
DP Brakes, world leader in sintered braking technology, has announced its off-road and Arenacross sponsorship lineup for 2018.

ITP Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. Wins KOH UTV Race

Guthrie Family Rides ITP Blackwater Evolution Tires to Two Podiums
 ITP racers put in an impressive showing at the 2018 Ultra4 King of the Hammers UTV race in Johnson Valley, Calif., winning the event and putting another pilot on the podium. In a race where just finishing is viewed as an accomplishment - only 12 of 118 competitors finished the course on time this year - ITP tallied three top-10 finishes, reinforcing the brand's dependability.   

Kenda Adds Traction to 2018 Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Race Team.

 Drew Higgins of Keller, TX & Logan Lowery of Trenton, MO will make up the 2018 Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna Team. Higgins will race the NE Pro1 class in the AMA National Enduro Series, while Lowery will be racing the NE Pro2 class. Both riders will be aboard Husqvarna TX300’s equipped with fresh Kenda tires for the traction they need to put the team on the podium.  


 Buena Park, Calif. (February 15, 2018) –KMC Wheels today announced the expansion of its XD Powersports line of UTV wheels with the introduction of five new 15-inch styles with high offset for better steering, handling and more. One of the new models includes the XS235 Grenade, a 15x5 inch race-specific wheel with zero offset, which just won the King of the Hammers UTV race with driver Mitch Guthrie Jr.on February 9.


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