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Mar. 9, 2009 – ATV Digest

March 9, 2009
Filed under Features

BRP announces additional funds for racing program

BRP has increased its 2009 Can-Am ATV race contingency program, bringing the total money available to pro and amateur racers to more than $1.3 million.
BRP?says this makes it the largest ATV-only contingency program in the history of ATV racing. The latest race series to be added is the American Woods Racing Championship Series with a total contingency amount of $58,000 across seven classes in all 10 rounds.
With contingency dollars already available in the GNCC, AMA ATV Motocross, CMRC, ITP Quadcross, WORCS, SCORE, Best in the Desert, NEATV-MX, PAMX and OMA, Can-Am covers every major national and regional ATV championship in North America.
“This reinforces our commitment to the sport and illustrates our effort to reward racers who commit to Can-Am,” says Del Bohlman, racing manager for Can-Am ATVs. “We made a concerted effort to cover all the major series across North America and cover every Can-Am product from Outlander to Renegade to DS 450.”
In addition, Can-Am recently announced the 2009 Can-Am X-Team DS 450 Racer Support Program, which allows a racer to get unprecedented access to factory support. Full details of the program can be found in the contingency section of the Can-Am X-Team Web site.

Hatfield-McCoy Trails now open to UTVs

West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trail System recently opened its trails to approved UTVs, making it the largest UTV-friendly trail system in the country, Hatfield-McCoy said in its latest newsletter.
Side-by-side vehicles are only allowed on Hatfield-McCoy’s green and blue trails — the easy and moderate-terrain trails — and are subject to a number of safety rules, according to the newsletter.
The side-by-side machines approved for use on the Hatfield-McCoy trails are the Arctic Cat Prowler, the Kawasaki Mule and Teryx, the Kubota RTV, the Polaris Ranger and RZR and the Yamaha Rhino.
For more information on the trails, go to trailsheaven.com.

HiPer announces new, stronger ATV wheels

For 2009, HiPer, a Kansas-based company specializing in carbon fiber products, is introducing a line of CF1 ATV?wheels that will be offered in colors for the first time ever.
The new CF1R wheel features the same performance as the standard CF1, but with added style and strength. The new CF1R retains the features of the standard CF1, but with 25 percent more strength.
Contact HiPer at 877/464-4737 for more information. psb

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