The Buzz – Happenings Around the Industry – Week of July 22
by Jason Giacchino
Congress to Hold Hearing to Support Greater Access to Public Lands
On July 26, 2011, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, chaired by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), will hold a hearing on H.R. 1581, the “Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011.” This bill would remove restrictions to motorized access on more than 40 million acres of public land nationwide.
To view a live webcast of the hearing scheduled for July 26 at 10 a.m. EDT, here is the URL: http://naturalresources.house.gov/Live/
The AMA and ATVA need you to contact your Senators and Representative now to urge them to become a cosponsor to H.R. 1581/S. 1087, the “Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011.” Just follow this link to send a pre-written e-mail directly to your Senators and Representative: http://capwiz.com/amacycle/issues/alert/?alertid=49677501&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]
VP Introduces New 4-Stroke “VPR” Fuel
VP Racing Fuels announced the introduction of “VPR,” its latest fuel for 4-stroke powersports applications. “VPR bridges the gap between pump gas and race fuel—easier on the wallet while providing increased performance!” said Jim Kelly, VP’s Corporate Director-Sales & Marketing. “The ‘R’ is a nod to ‘riders’ of motorcycles and quads, but the reality is this product will pick up performance in off-road vehicles of all types.”
VPR increases power throughout the rpm range. Riders can also be confident in VPR’s consistency pail after pail, regardless of where or when it’s purchased. While VPR is leaded and oxygenated, it will be followed in the coming weeks according to Kelly by another new fuel, christened “T4” and designed by VP with the same objectives in mind, but which will be unleaded. “The two blends will provide complementary options offering the economical performance riders have been looking for.”
Like all of VP’s race fuels, VPR and T4 are only legal for use in a competition vehicle not used on public highways. More info on these and all of VP’s fuels can be had at the following URL: http://www.vpracingfuels.com/
PRP Target Polaris RZR
Seats now has a full line of accessories available to outfit Polaris RZRs. It doesn’t matter whether you own a RZR, RZR-S, XP, or the RZR4, PRP has something for your vehicle to increase the style and convenience. PRP’s line of accessories includes seats, harnesses, mounts, and bags.
PRP has four different seats available to fit the RZR. The RZR GT Highback, which includes large slots for easy seat belt removal and also a slot to reach the rear seat latch, offers the utmost in style and convenience. The rear Bench seat offered by PRP allows you to optimize the amount of room in the back of your RZR4 so you can include all the kids on the next ride. The 50/50 Front Bench seat is the best of both worlds and allows you to have the containment of a suspension seat while still having the shoulder room you need. The 50/50 Bench is also much easier to install and remove then other bench seats on the market. One person can easily do the job. Last but not least is the RZR Highback, this seat is the one that started it all! This is your traditional suspension style seat that includes slots for harnesses and a great containment with the side bolsters keeping you planted in the vehicle.
To keep your seats in the car, PRP has developed a line of seat mounts that allow you to replace the factory bases and have a steel mount that won’t break. PRP can also include a sliding seat mount if you need to be a little closer to the pedals and wheel.
Dealers please inquire about becoming an Authorized PRP Dealer!
Follow PRP on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/rideprp
Motoworks /Can-Am Pro ATV racer John Natalie maintained his AMA ATV MX Championship points lead by finishing third overall at the AMA ATV MX Championship held at Unadilla outside of New Berlin, NY.
Round number ten of the 2011 AMA ATV Motocross Championships will head to Red Bud in Buchanan, MI where John Natalie, Jr. will be looking to top the podium and extend his points lead as he tries to bring the Can-Am/Motoworks team the pro championship.
Baja Cup Challenge
As one of the most exciting off-road racing series in the Southwest, the Baja Cup Challenge Series always sees a great turn out of trucks, buggies and UTVs in a variety of desert classes. The race is held on a specially designed 4.5-mile desert course, and before racing gets under way, there will be a pre-run at 5PM open to all drivers and vehicles. Registration is handled at the track and no membership is required for this great series! Free camping is available and race fans are welcome to watch the Lucas Oil Off Road Series practice on Glen Helen’s Lucas Oil Short Course. www.glenhelen.com
Also on Saturday is REM Saturday MX, which takes to the Glen Helen Back Track. The relaxed atmosphere of REM Saturday MX attracts riders from all ages and skill levels. No membership is required to race and signups will be held on Saturday at the track from 8:00AM to 9:30PM. For more information, visit www.remsatmx.com
SRA Grand Prix
On Sunday, the ever-popular SRA Grand Prix comes back to Glen Helen Raceway. Practice runs from 8:00AM to 8:45AM and riders of all ages and skill levels will be able to race in the class best for them, including: Vets, Seniors, Super Seniors, 85cc, 150cc, 200cc, Women, Four Stroke, 250cc, and a Team Race. Registration is not required to race, but it is required to earn points toward an earned number. For more info, check out SRA online at www.sragp.com