DragonFire Accelerates Turbo DS To RacePace

18 12 2014

MANTA GREEN MAVERICK ACCESSORIES

CHANDLER, AZ – December 18, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – DragonFire just boosted Can-Am’s red hot DS and DS Turbo Mavericks to RacePace! With the announcement of the first-ever factory turbocharged Side-X-Sides, Can-Am has certainly rocked the UTV world! Available in both two- and four-seat versions, the new Turbo Mavericks have really put a charge into the red hot UTV scene. Naturally DragonFire is fired up about the new DS models!

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“We had to put DragonFire’s signature touch on these beasts,” says social media manager Chris Moore. “We went back to the drawing board and created a full line of RacePace components specifically for the new Turbo Mavericks.” From the front “Bash” bumper and Flying V/dash bar to the rear “Smash” bumper and BackBones, DragonFire has charged ahead with a full range of RacePace components for the DS Mavericks… in Manta Green, no less!

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“Can-Am continues to push the envelope, no question,” adds Moore. “However we know that not everyone will go green, so we are also offering new graphics for our doors and the RacePace components for the DS Mavericks will also be available in basic black powder coat.” No matter what color scheme you choose, Moore suggests others will be green with envy when you show up with a new Maverick that has been accelerated to RacePace.

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“Our components are engineered to be light weight without sacrificing strength,” says Moore. “RacePace accessories are totally modular so you can add as much or as little of the line as you like. Better yet, they are all bolt-on, which allows for you to add some serious protection and style to your ride without any cutting or welding required.”

Time to accelerate your Turbo Maverick DS to RacePace and… FEEL THE HEAT!

FEEL THE HEAT!

The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the UTV business. DragonFire has everything from engine and suspension components to bolt-on accessories! We feel your passion, so when you think of UTV parts and accessories think of the Dragon… and Feel the Heat!

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Vegas To Reno Race Repor​t

20 08 2014

Tough Ending To Longest Race In North America

CHANDLER, AZ – August 20, 2014 (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Race promoter Casey Folks from Best In The Desert takes a perverse sense of pride in making the longest race in North America the toughest one, too! Throw in some monsoon-type storms and the 535-mile Vegas to Reno race became even tougher! Despite the long odds, the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow team won the lottery, drawing the #1 starting position in the Pro UTV class. Betting that this good starting position would pay off, Driver of Record Lacrecia Beurrier was looking for the big pay-off at the end of the rainbow… or at least the finish line just outside of Reno.

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For the first time in her racing career Lacrecia took the line in the #1 starting position. Since she had only attempted this race once before and the tough track conditions were compounded by the storms, the plan was simple, just finish! From the start it was clear that the faster cars were able to distance themselves from the pack and take a commanding lead over the field. Lacrecia was instructed by co-driver Chris to run her own race and just keep moving. Running in the top 10 group of fast drivers, Team DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow found themselves playing hopscotch with the biggest names in the sport!

With all sorts of hidden wash-outs and deep holes, it was a battle just to save the car and stay on course. After 7 hours and 300 miles into the brutal course, fatigue started to set in. Chris was forced to make the difficult decision to make a driver & co-driver change to keep Lacrecia fresh for the notorious silt beds towards the end of the race. Rolling into Pit 9 Lacrecia’s husband and car builder Eric Beurrier was standing ready to make the switch with his long time co-driver Preston Alexus. In a matter of minutes Eric and Preston were in the car and off while Lacrecia and Chris joined the chase crew to rendezvous at the next pit. The plan was to rest for about 100 miles of racetrack and get back in for the last 250 miles. Pit 10 came in a flash as the fresh drivers were able to take advantage of a smoother section of racecourse. Eric and Preston did a simple roll-by as they continued charging on.

Lacrecia and Chris began to rehydrate in preparation of getting back into the car when a phone call came in from co-driver Preston. He informed the team that they had experienced a brutal roll over at high speeds. Luckily for the team Eric was able to stitch the car back together and limp it through the next 35 miles to Pit 11 where the team was waiting. Huge thanks go out to Brian Bush for putting his race on hold in order to assist the two by pulling the vehicle back over after it turtled!

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Much to the surprise of the crew it looked as if nothing had happened to the car came when it came back into the pits — other than the fact the all four wheels where so badly bent that they couldn’t go much faster then 20mph. The team jumped into action and got the car patched up quickly! Crew chief and back-up driver Eric made the call to hold off putting Lacrecia back in the car until he could guarantee it was race worthy. Given Eric’s expertise, Lacrecia reluctantly agreed to making the driver switch at the following pit.

Eric and Preston took back off into the dust. Despite the crash and the downtime, the DragonFire car was still running top five! On the way to the next pit, the chase crew began having difficulties with radio communication to the car. Nervous but excited about a possible podium finish, the chase crew made there way to the next pit and prepared for a driver switch. Unfortunately that is where they stayed. Unable to reach the car on the radio, the team was forced to ask BITD officials where the car was. Then came the bad news: The car was last reported at race mile 365 awaiting a rescue after suffering a complete transmission failure.

Despite the frustration and disappointment, the team’s focus instantly shifted to rescuing the stranded duo. Many hours later the team was able to meet up with the duo after being towed out by a very helpful volunteer known only as “Wing Nut” — thanks again to the kindness of strangers. The team loaded the broken car on the trailer and set-off to find a place to sleep around midnight. So how tough was America’s longest off-road race? Out of 300+ vehicles that started the race (40 Trophy Trucks, 33 1500 buggies, 44 UTVs and 28 Ironmen), only 70 managed to finish this race, proving once and for all that beating the odds in the Vegas to Reno race is no simple task.

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The upside to the story was nobody was hurt and the team passed many checkpoints earning a fair amount of points for the championship. Sunday morning provided proof that this team cannot be beaten as Lacrecia and Eric started tearing into the damaged car to prepare it for the Best In The Desert BlueWater Challenge in October. Thanks to all the sponsors who made this effort possible and thanks again to Brian Bush and Wing Nut! See you in Parker, Arizona for the BlueWater Challenge!

ABOUT LACRECIA BEURRIER

This two-time Mint 400 winner races for a reason — she is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is not something Lacrecia just slapped on the car last October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Racing to support the cure is where it all started for me,” she says. “My first race in my old Rhino was a charity event to raise money for the program.” Lacrecia quickly went from charity events and powderpuff racing to the real deal, competing in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, the Mint 400! Not only did she finish the race, she won the Sportsman UTV class first time out and then came back to successfully defend her title… proudly running the ribbon and pink trim for both her Mint 400 wins. She is a true champion, on and off track — when she is not ripping it up on the race course, Lacrecia’s “real” job is as a registered nurse in Lake Havasu, Arizona. DragonFire, RideNow and Can-Am are honored to have teamed up with Lacrecia’s Rockstar Custom Motorsports effort this season. See http://rockstarcustomz.com for details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.

FEEL THE HEAT!

The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the UTV business. DragonFire has everything from engine and suspension components to bolt-on accessories! We feel your passion, so when you think of UTV parts and accessories think of the Dragon… and Feel the Heat!

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Eat My Dust Boys!

6 08 2014

Fast Lady Lacrecia Beurrier Draws #1 Starting Position For Vegas To Reno

CHANDLER, AZ – August 6, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Vegas to Reno is renown as the longest off-road race in the United States… and it is equally notorious for being almost impossible to pass on. Good thing that DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow racer Lacrecia Beurrier drew the #1 starting position that puts her on the starting line ahead of 40 other UTVs! Spanning 535 miles of “fun” — at least that is how race promoter Casey Folks describes the course — the race is set to go off on Friday, August 15.

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“We have had some bad luck this season, so it is about time I won the lottery for Vegas to Reno,” laughs Lacrecia. “I have always wanted to tell some of the boys to eat my dust… and now I can,” claims the 2X Mint 400 Sportsman Class champ who stepped to the Pro ranks this season to compete with the big boys of the sport. “We learned a lot from ending up on our lid twice at Silver State 300 and really are looking forward to doing better this time out.” Not to mention keeping it right-side up!

Drawing the #1 starting position is key to doing well in a point-to-point race like Best In The Desert’s Vegas to Reno, but maybe even more important is not suffering any mechanicals. “This race is known for the fact that you often outrun your chase team,” explains Lacrecia. “Pit strategy and reliability are critical factors. Our Can-Am Maverick already has plenty of horsepower on tap to keep everyone else eating our dust!”

“We were always fast enough, but sometimes you need to be able to slow down in order to go faster, which was our downfall at the Silver State 300,” says co-driver Chris Moore. “Beefed up brakes and the great starting position should be the 1-2 punch we need to knock out the competition. Although Lacrecia normally doesn’t like to start up front, this is the one race where she really is willing to break trail.”

A new wrap from Wolf Graphics and some magic elixir from Mothers Polish should keep the Can-Am looking good all the way to the finish. “We totally rebuilt the car after the brake issues and subsequent crashes at the Silver State,” adds crew chief Eric Beurrier. “Now the Maverick looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside… and works even better.” For an insider’s view of just how much work has been done to the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow Maverick, check out this video:

Lacrecia would like to thank all her sponsors, including Bell, BS Sand, Bulldog, Can-Am, CP-Carillo, DragonFire, Elka, EPI, ITP, Mothers Polish, Muzzy’s, RideNow, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Wicked Bilt and Wolf Graphics. For more info about The Vegas to Reno, click on http://www.bitd.com

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ABOUT LACRECIA BEURRIER

This two-time Mint 400 winner races for a reason — she is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is not something Lacrecia just slapped on the car last October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Racing For The Cure is where it all started for me,” she says. “My first race in my old Rhino was a charity event to raise money for the program.” Lacrecia quickly went from charity events and powderpuff racing to the real deal, competing in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, the Mint 400! Not only did she finish the race, she won the Sportsman UTV class first time out and then came back to successfully defend her title… proudly running the ribbon and pink trim for both her Mint 400 wins. She is a true champion, on and off track — when she is not ripping it up on the race course, Lacrecia’s “real” job is as a registered nurse in Lake Havasu, Arizona. DragonFire, Can-Am and RideNow are honored to have teamed up with Lacrecia’s Rockstar Custom Motorsports effort this season. See http://rockstarcustomz.com for details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.

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BRP expands its Evinrude dealer network

15 07 2014

STURTEVANT, WI - July 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP has added more than 50 new Evinrude dealers to its rapidly expanding dealer network in recent months. These new dealers from Florida, United States to Alberta, Canada will offer the complete line-up of BRP’s Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines as well as provide top-of-the-line service and parts on all Evinrude products, as well as on existing Johnson products.

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“Our dealers are our best ambassadors and they are instrumental to moving our company forward,” said Alain Villemure, vice-president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division. “BRP redefined the boating industry in June with the launch of our new Evinrude E-TEC G2 products; adding new dealers to our proven sales network expands the opportunity to share our newest technology with consumers as we redefine the future of outboards.”

BRP’s Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine offers an audacious new look in engines along with best-in-class fuel economy. The new 200-300 hp offering also exceeds all emissions standards and offers power and torque when boaters need it most. Complete with a new warranty that gives owners five hundred hours on the water without required dealer servicing, the G2 outboard engine goes into full production in November 2014.

For a complete list of new and existing Evinrude dealers, visit www.evinrude.com. BRP’s stated objective of expanding its powersports network by 65 to 75 new dealers in fiscal year 2015, and by 200 to 300 by fiscal year 2017, does not include BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division.

BRP’s Evinrude engine line-up from 3.5- to 300 horsepower offers customers superior value across a full range of applications. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Become part of the online Evinrude community at www.evinrudenation.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide. www.brp.com  @BRPnews

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RacerTV Premieres All-New Racer X News and Highlight Show

24 06 2014

Presented by Chaparral Tonight on RacerTV.com
TV and Online Personality Greg White Hosts Weekly Show

MORGANTOWN, WV – June 24, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire)- RacerTV, the West Virginia-based motorsports television production company, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its ever-expanding online broadcast network lineup on RacerTV.com. Premiering this Tuesday, June 24, The Racer X Show with Greg White, presented by Chaparral Motorsports, features news and highlights from the world of motocross, off-road and road racing, focusing on motorcycle, ATV and Side-by-Side disciplines.

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The weekly news and highlight show will be posted Tuesday evenings on RacerTV.com and covers top professional racing series such as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the AMSOIL AMA Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), GEICO Motorcycle Endurocross Series, AMA Pro Flat Track Series, Mtn. Dew AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship (ATVMX) and so much more.

Hosted by television and online personality Greg White, The Racer X Show will bring viewers unique insight from the previous weekend’s racing, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and information that only this show can offer.

“The goal of The Racer X Show is to not only bring highlights and information from the top racing series in the world, but to get fans connected with the people that make this sport work from promoters to racers and teams, and key people from within the industry,” said The Racer X Show host Greg White. “There’s such a need for a one stop shop of all things racing in the U.S. and the Racer X Show is here to provide it.”

Greg White has been a presenting motorcycle television for 16 years. Over the years White has worked on a variety of motorcycle racing shows, including AMA Supercross and Arenacross, the AMA Pro Superbike Series, World Superbike, MotoGP, AMA Pro Flat Track and more. He continues to commentate on Fox Sports 1 coverage of the MotoGP World Championship and currently hosts “Greg’s Garage”, a powersports lifestyle show.

“We are really excited to be able to bring racing highlights back to the masses,” White added. “Being a part of the RacerTV.com and Racer Productions family is an amazing experience. The knowledge, of all forms of racing, that lives inside this building is invaluable.”

Coming up on this Tuesday’s Racer X Show premiere: an update on James Stewart’s provisional suspension, highlights from the High Point Pro Motocross National, the Snowshoe GNCC, ATVMX’s Ohio National, EnduroX from Sacramento, the Superbike Shootout from Auto Club Speedway, and information about the FIM ENI World Superbike Championship. For more details tonight’s show follow @TheRacerXShow and @GregWhite on Twitter.

For more information on RacerTV and its programming, please visit www.racertv.com. For advertising inquiries for RacerTV.com, please contact Tim Crytser: tim@racerxonline.com.

About RacerTV

RacerTV is a motorsports television production company and online broadcast network that features high quality racing broadcasts, original content shows and live streaming racing events. RacerTV features both off-road and motocross racing events in the motorcycle, ATV and Side-by-Side divisions. RacerTV is proudly supported by AMSOIL, Can-Am, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and Chaparral Motorsports. More information on RacerTV can be found by visiting www.RacerTV.com.

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BRP at the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada

29 05 2014

TROPHIES, BOOTH, VEHICLES, AND MORE!

VALCOURT, QUEBEC – May 29, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP (TSX: DOO) will once again make its presence felt at the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014 on June 6-7-8, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal, Québec.

“BRP is a good partner to have on board,” said François Dumontier, president and CEO of Octane Racing Group Inc., promoter of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. “They are passionate about what they do – be it award-winning powersports products or extraordinary trophies – and that makes them a great fit for us.”

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For the fourth straight year, BRP has designed and produced the winning trophies. Shown to the public for the first time in the pits during the Open House on June 5, the first-place trophy will also be displayed all weekend in the BRP booth along with most of the BRP brand portfolio: Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax and Can-Am.

New this year, a special race edition of the Can-Am Spyder, an accessorized ST-S model featuring a one-of-a-kind coloration, will be displayed in BRP’s booth. This vehicle, valued at $32,000, will be sold at auction during the Grand Evening on June 5, the official opening night of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada that benefits Moisson Montréal and the Fondation de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.

“BRP is proud to support the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada again this year as we know that our fans are F1 fans – as we at BRP are as well,” said José Boisjoli, president and CEO. “Creating a unique Can-Am Spyder for the Grand Evening was a fun way for us to show our passion for powersports.”

What’s more, 10-year-old William Chayer and 23-year-old Ben Cooper, the two Canadian world champions of the Rotax world championships of karting, will sign autographs on Saturday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. Come meet these young pilots and see their passion for yourselves at the BRP booth, near the Pont du Cosmos!

BRP’s sponsorship also includes 40 Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, including a number of Can-Am Commander electric side-by-side vehicles.

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business.  With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide.  www.brp.com   @BRPNews

About Octane Racing Group Inc.

A Canadian company established in Montréal, Octane Racing Group Inc. is the promoter of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada by virtue of an agreement made with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula 1 World Championship Limited (together the holder of commercialization rights to F1). www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca

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BRP to Invest in Mexico to Expand its Manufacturing and Support its Growth

6 05 2014

VALCOURT, QUEBEC, CANADA – May 6, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) today announced its decision to reinforce its presence in Mexico by investing in a new facility in Juárez, Mexico, to expand its Can-Am product offering and meet future demand in off-road segments.

  • Brand-new facility of 46,000 m2 in Juárez
  • Estimated investment of CA$55 million
  • Approximately 900 permanent jobs created as a result of this investment

The 46,000-m2 (500,000-ft2) facility will be located in Juárez. It represents an investment of an estimated 654 million Mexican pesos (CA$55 million) and could result in the creation of approximately 900 permanent jobs upon completion.The company’s previously issued guidance for fiscal year 2015 capital expenditure remains unchanged from CA$165M to CA$175M.

“The off-road industry is strong and growing fast and our Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles continue to make inroads in the market place. We are investing in a new facility to meet future demand and in expectation of entering new ORV segments,” said José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and chief executive officer. “This investment will also provide us with space for the potential insourcing of certain operations, and will bring logistics closer to our manufacturing operations.”

The construction will start in the upcoming months and the manufacturing operations are expected to begin by the end of 2015. This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

“The location was a logical choice for BRP as we already have a facility in Juárez where operations are going very well. Both plants will be geographically close to each other,” said Sylvain Blanchette, vice-president, Operations in Mexico. “The culture and values of BRP are well established among our employees and we have a strong talent pool in Juárez.”

This will represent BRP’s third manufacturing facility in Mexico where BRP has had an established presence since 2001.

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide. www.brp.com  @BRPNews

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