October 1, 2004
Filed under Features
Off-Roaders Set Bush Campaign Voter Coalition
A statewide coalition of off-road riders has been formed in California to work for the re-election of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
The coalition, named the Off-Roader Coalition, joins several other coalitions consisting of members of special interest groups. The coalition is composed of volunteers dedicated to protecting the future of off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation. Named as chairman of the new coalition is Jim McGarvie, long-time off-roader and OHV activist.
“We have long felt that if we could just get the majority of off-roaders to vote, we could have a powerful impact upon the outcome of important elections,” said McGarvie. “This is our opportunity to do just that.”
The same statewide organization will also be used to help the campaign of Bill Jones for U.S. Senate from California, and is an official Jones coalition.
To learn more about how the coalition functions, contact Jim or Jan McGarvie at Jim@McGarvie.us or 619/561.3877.
Penland Racing Signs With Fasst
Mike Penland and Scott Kilby of Penland Brothers Racing (PBR) have signed up with Fasst Company to run the Flexx Handlebar System on their PBR-backed Team Green Kawasaki ATVs.
Penland is a 10-time GNCC champion and Kilby, four-time GNCC champion.
Borich Wins GNCC ATV Sweepstakes
East Coast ATV’s Chris Borich has won the GNCC ATV Sweepstakes. The event was held in Sparta, Ky., the second time this season the ATVA Grand National Cross Country Series visited the facility. Borich outdueled Yoshimura Suzuki’s William Yokley to take the win.
Motorcycle Group Adds ATVs
The Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA) recently held their first competitive ATV event at the Eddieville Track in Goldendale, WA.
After recently adding ATVs to their membership, they have put together a “Trial Series” for the 2004 Fall Racing Season. OMRA plans to sanction a complete ATV Series in 2005, to consist of cross-country and grand prix courses around the Pacific Northwest.
Venues may include the Starvation Ridge and Eddieville facilities in Goldendale, WA, Longview MX Facility at Longview, WA, Horn Rapids ORV Park in Richland, and the Morrow County ORV Park in Heppner, OR.
For more information, visit www.omra-online.com.