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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BRP Raises The Bar in the Mid-CC ATB Category with the Launch of its New Can-Am Outlander L Models

1 05 2014

VALCOURT, QUEBEC, CANADA – May 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP expands its line of Can-Am all-terrain vehicles (ATV) with the new category-challenging 2015 Outlander L and Outlander L MAX models, the Outlander 6×6 ATV and the reintroduced Outlander 800R X mr model. Along with the new models, the Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle line-ups also feature vibrant colour choices and other refinements.

  • New Outlander L 450 and Outlander L 500 models
  • Additions to the vehicle line-up and improvements in 2015

“The launch of the new 2015 Outlander L line of ATVs is a significant and sensible decision for BRP,” said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager, Global Sales and Consumer Experience. “It can be challenging to maintain a premium positioning and a truly superior product in the price competitive mid-range category, but our engineering and design teams have done an outstanding job creating the affordable, class-leading Outlander L family of Can-Am ATVs.”

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The new 2015 Outlander L 450 and L 500 ATVs — also available in the MAX platform — include the key Can-Am DNA essentials of industry-leading performance, precision-engineered handling and a rider-focused design, but also represent the most affordable SST G2 Can-Am ATVs to date. The Outlander L models come with either a purpose-built, new 38-HP liquid-cooled, single-cylinder Rotax 450 four-stroke or the established 46-HP liquid-cooled, SOHC Rotax V-Twin 500 engine.

BRP offers two Rotax V-Twin engine choices (650 and 1000) for the Outlander 6×6 vehicles, delivering on the promise of providing class-leading performance. However, consumer-friendly features like selectable six-wheel-drive, multipurpose dump box, 750-kg (1,650-lb) towing capacity, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with new lower L-gear, Double Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI2) rear suspension, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering and Visco-Lok QE are what create a versatile, convenient package.

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Making a return to the Can-Am ATV line-up is the revamped Outlander 800R X mr model that features the one-up SST G2 chassis and the proven tire-and-wheel package from the flagship Outlander 1000 X mr model. Along with the new ATVs, BRP also introduced five new optional colour schemes for the 2015 line-up.

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Six new colours and other enhancements highlight the 2015 Can-Am Commander and Maverick side-by-side line-ups. The Maverick 1000R X mr side-by-side vehicle is outfitted with fully adjustable FOX† piggyback shocks and the new lower L-gear for improved CVT precision. A 2,041 kg -pound (4,500-lb) WARN ProVantage winch is now standard on all XT-package side-by-sides. New cast-aluminum wheels were redesigned on both the Commander DPS and Commander XT platforms, while the Commander XT-P platform has updated beadlock wheels.

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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Team DragonFire Ready to Strike it Rich at Silver State 300

24 04 2014

Look Out Boys, Lacrecia Beurrier Is Going For The Gold

CHANDLER, AZ – April 24, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Luck of the draw? Just 10 days away from the Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 and Team DragonFire is ready to roll, despite drawing a starting position at the back of the pack and a pre-race change to a tougher course. Lessons learned at The Mint 400 and a chance to shakedown the all-new Can-Am Maverick have UTV Pro class racer Lacrecia Beurrier’s confidence at an all-time high and ready to show the boys how it’s done on May 2.

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“We never had a chance to take the Maverick pre-running before The Mint 400,” admits co-driver Chris Moore. “We built it, wrapped it and ran it!” The lack of testing proved to be a bit of an achilles heel at what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race. Taking the lessons they learned the hard way and throwing in plenty of pre-running should pay off at the Silver State 300. And the bad draw for starting position? “Lacrecia actually likes to start from the back of the pack and we know from The Mint that this car has the speed to catch-up and pass the guys in front of us.”

Team DragonFire’s Best in the Desert Pro 1000 UTV racer is on a roll when it comes to teaming up with the best in the business including Can-Am, Ride Now, Bell, CP-Carrillo, Elka Suspension, Mothers and Royal Purple. Special shout out to ITP for both tires and wheels. “ITP hooked us up with Ultracross tires and their new T9 beadlock aluminum rims,” says Lacrecia. “They worked great at the Mint 400 and our shake down runs leading up to the Silver State 300.” Although she is rolling on massive 30 x 10 ITP rubber, the bright pink beadlocks are what really stand out. The pink trim on her Can-Am and pink beadlocks are to help support breast cancer awareness, something she has supported from day #1 of her racing career and were highlighted at the top of the podium in her two previous Mint 400 wins. “Supporting breast cancer research for a cure has always been the reason for racing,” she explains.

Despite running a borrowed vehicle at the Parker 400 and the lack of testing time for the new Can-Am at The Mint 400, Lacrecia still sits inside the top 10 in points headed into the Silver State 300. With a combined points total of 225, Lacrecia is just 9 points out of 3rd overall and 10 points out of second in the Best In The Desert championship standings. “We know we have a top 10 car, but we are pretty sure we have what it takes to finish on the podium,” says DragonFire’s Social Media Manager Moore. “With a little luck, there is no reason why we can’t go for the gold at the Silver State 300!”

Who needs luck when you have proper prep time and a silky smooth shakedown run? Here is a sneak peek at Lacrecia testing her Silver State set-up:

Thanks to all of the team’s supporters, including DragonFire, RideNow, Can-Am, Bell, BSsand.com, Bulldog LED Lighting, CP-Carrillo, Elka, EPI, Gates Belts, ITP, Joel’s, Lonestar Racing, Mothers Polish, Muzzys, Parker Oil, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Rugged Radios, Wicked Bilt and Wolf Graphics. For more details on the Silver State 300, click http://bitd.com/best-in-the-desert-races/ss-300.html

ABOUT ITP

In business for more than 30 years, ITP has become the world’s #1 ATV/UTV aftermarket tire and wheel source. ITP utilizes its experienced staff of engineers, designers and technicians at its two American tire facilities in Clinton, TN, and Jackson, TN, to develop award-winning tire-and-wheel designs for virtually all ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. Numerous outlets distribute ITP tires across the United States and in more than 25 countries worldwide. For a full-color ITP catalog, call toll-free: 1-800-889-7367 or visit www.itptires.com

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 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 more details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.

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BRP Celebrates 15th Anniversary of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain

16 04 2014

GUNSKIRCHEN, AUSTRIA – April 16, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BRP will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain from November 25 to 29, 2014.

“We are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RMCGF, especially in Spain as it will be our first time on the Spanish mainland,” said François Tremblay, marketing director, Rotax kart engines, BRP. “We hope to attract a broad audience thanks to the region’s history of motorsports racing.”

Valencia is not only famous for its historic monuments, views and cultural attractions, it is also known for its motorsport events like the Formula One Grand Prix and the motorcycle Grand Prix. Close to 300 qualified Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals racers, coming from over 50 countries, will feel the spirit of racing in Valencia’s Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero.

“Hosting the 2014 RMCGF is a great opportunity to promote internationally our brand-new facility in Chiva, which is located about 30 km from Valencia,” stated Lucas Guerrero, GT-series driver and owner of the karting circuit.

“The karting market is growing in Spain and we are confident the Grand Finals will further support the market development in that region,” said Arnaldo Frias, general manager, Korridas e Kompanhia, Spanish distributor of BRP’s Rotax kart engines and co-host of the event.

The number of participants to the RMCGF has grown steadily over the past 15 years. The 2013 RMCGF was held in New Orleans, United States, and welcomed 360 drivers coming from nearly 60 countries. At that time, BRP held a contest where participants raced to adjust a balance drive. The winner, 20-year-old racer and mechanic Matas Kiznis from Lithuania will visit Valcourt, Canada, birthplace of the Ski-Doo snowmobile, from May 7-9, 2014, to discover BRP first-hand.

“I have been using Rotax engines since 2008,” Kiznis enthused. “I entered the BRP contest because I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see how the number-one products in the world are manufactured.”

The Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) is a professional kart racing series established, owned and organized by BRP and its Rotax kart engine distributors. Approved by and in compliance with CIK / FIA, the RMC is a “one-make-engine” formula: only Rotax kart engines that are checked and sealed (for equal performance) are allowed. The success in the competition is mainly up to the skills of the driver.

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 roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft as well as inboard jet propulsion systems for boats. 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, www.rotax-kart.com

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DragonFire Does Doors For Can-Am Maverick & Commander Models

26 03 2014

HiBoys are Here!

CHANDLER, AZ – March 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Can-Am’s new Maverick has been one of the hottest sellers this spring, but now it is time to really “feel the heat” as DragonFire introduces its popular HiBoy doors for the Maverick and Commander. Precision fit and superior finish at an affordable price makes these doors an open and shut case for any Can-Am 2-seater.

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“No question that the Maverick has set the Side-X-Side market on fire and the Commander continues to build on its core audience,” says DragonFire Product Line Business Manager, Brice Ginn. “However, as great as these Can-Ams are, we can make a case for better doors.” Hence the HiBoys. “These are not your typical fab-shop doors with a simple aluminum skin roughly cut out to fit the frame. Instead, DragonFire doors have been specifically engineered for a precision fit for the Maverick and Commander in multiple ways.”

For example, each aluminum door panel is laser cut for a precise fit. All panels are backed by frame braces for strength and added durability. Aesthetically, the custom bends match to OEM lines. “Everything from the solid frame-anchored mounting points to internal support braces and skin angles that coincide with the Can-Am so it looks like these doors came straight from the factory,” claims Ginn.

“Then we go one step further by integrating our automotive-style ‘Locked & Secured’ slam-shut latch setup and incorporating built-in limiting straps,” Brice adds. “There is a reason why they are called ‘Suicide Doors’ and we definitely don’t want anyone to find out the hard way.” DragonFire doors also feature a stylish black powdercoated finish for anti-corrosion purposes.

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HiBoy doors offer an OEM fit and finish level combined with superior functionality for any 2-seat Maverick or Commander Side-X-Side (stay tuned, 4-door kits are coming soon).

Features:

  • Hand-welded in the USA
  • Suicide opening doors (sold in sets of 2)
  • Slam-shut latches with built-in locks
  • Easily removable doors with upper lock-down hinges
  • Rubberized backing & delrin striker pin bushings for reduced trail noise
  • Inner frame support behind door skins
  • Integrated door opening limit straps
  • Solid frame-anchored mounting points with built in adjustments
  • Matches OEM body lines
  • Pre-assembled for easy installation
  • Powdercoated all black
  • OEM-matching graphics kits sold separately
  • Fits all 2-seat Can-Am Maverick 1000, Commander 1000 & 800 models

Click here for more details.

Also be sure to “Like” DragonFire on Facebook while you are online.

FEEL THE HEAT!

The name says it all! DragonFire continues to crank up the heat when it comes to the best products in the Side-X-Side industry. DragonFire has everything from performance and suspension components to HardParts, bolt-on accessories and signature product lines! We feel your passion, so when you think of Side-X-Side parts and accessories, think of the Dragon… and FEEL THE HEAT!

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That’s a Wrap! Team DragonFire Ready for the Mint 400

13 03 2014

Defending SxS Champ Lacrecia Beurrier Goes For Pro 1000 Win This Weekend

CHANDLER, AZ – March 13, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Starting with today’s procession down Las Vegas Blvd., the pre-race festivities for The Mint 400 are kicking off! It took a couple of round-the-clock sessions and a quick side trip from her Lake Havasu, Arizona, home to the DragonFire HQ in Chandler, but things are finally wrapped up on Lacrecia Beurrier’s new Can-Am Pro 1000 Maverick… literally! The graphics gurus at Wolf Designs were able to get the vehicle wrapped the night before it was hauled to Nevada to participate in today’s parade of racers down “The Strip.”

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Lacrecia Beurrier’s Team DragonFire/RideNow/Can-Am Pro 1000 Maverick joined more than 50 Trophy Trucks and $10 million worth of custom-fabricated off-roaders thundering down the strip this afternoon. Headed by 1973 Mint 400 winner and iconic American racer, Parnelli Jones, the procession is a tribute to the parades that took place on Fremont Street decades ago.

Now that the car is looking good and has its first public appearance under its belt, it is almost time to go racing! Following the parade, the racer goes on display at the RideNow dealership on Rancho for an exclusive up-close and personal look for sponsors, media and VIPs Thursday night; onto Contingency Row Friday, and finally, the race itself on Saturday! “Our new Can-Am Maverick looks ‘marvhelous’ thanks to the wrap by Wolf Designs and Mothers Polish,” says Lacrecia, stealing a phrase from Billy Crystal’s old Saturday Night Live skit. “Now I can’t wait to go racing!” In a couple of shakedown runs made without the bodywork in place she says, “This Can-Am is FAST!”

While she hopes the speed will take her to the winners circle on Saturday, Lacrecia wants her fans to cash in on The Mint 400 experience as well. She is teaming up with sponsors such as Mothers and RideNow to give away goody bags during tech inspection on Friday. The first 400 folks to stop by the Team DragonFire/RideNow/Can-Am display on contingency row can strike it rich! In a gift that keeps on giving, they are also selling Team Shirts with the proceeds going to Cedars-Sinai to support cancer research. As if this weren’t enough, all three Las Vegas area RideNow dealerships (Rancho, Boulder and Craig) are offering 10% off any DragonFire product. Las Vegas locals can redeem this discount until 3/31/2014.

Lacrecia would like to thank all her sponsors, including DragonFire, RideNow, Can-Am, Bell, BSsand.com, Bulldog LED Lighting, CP-Carrillo, Elka, EPI, ITP, Mothers Polish, Muzzys, Parker Oil, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Rugged Radios, Wicked Bilt and Wolf Graphics. For last minute Mint 400 updates, click on http://themint400.com

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.

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