Chris McCleary picks out the Rigid Industries Light Bar for night riding and all around bright lights for camp!
Phil Oppen has a mean holeshot, and everyone knows holeshots give you an undeniable advantage – you’re out front first and if people are going to get around you, they are going to have to work for it. Having a clear field in front of you makes turning faster laps a breeze! Here are some tips from Phil so you can get yourself out front first.
Ok folks, we are here to do the first ever BMart Riding School article. When Megan came to me asking me to do this, I couldn’t say no simply because of how important this is – not only in racing but in all quad riding. I’m talking about riding with style. Keeping it steezy out on the race track or trails or dunes on your quad is huge because that is what people will see when you post photos on Facebook. Not the results or any of that useless bull. The local girls that you’re going to be trying to hook up with I gurantee will be scoping all your pics on Facebook.
Guest author and resident Nor-Cal ATV/UTV expert Mark Norman wrote this excellent article on your top end. He’s seen a lot of abused ones come in lately. Read this article to further your knowledge, and don’t be one of the abusers Mark sees! Take care of your quad for longevity, and less headaches and expense.
Bing from Bingaman Racing gives us a quick recap on one of the NW’s favorite racing events.
You just missed perfect conditions for the EWDRA Spring Hare scramble! It rained the night before so the sand was nice and damp, good traction and hardly any dust. For those who have raced this race before and thought that there was too many whoops (almost all of the 10 mile course) they flattend a lot of them, added 2 sections fo the motocross track and even added a few jumps on the course this year. They really changed it up. If you’ve raced this course before and didn’t like all the whoops you should check them out again when they have their fall scramble this year.
Guest poster Eli Anderson takes us through his final round of the CMC series in Nor-Cal.
Going into the final round I was 3rd in the points. In the 1st two rounds I took a first and a second overall. My nerves were very high after missing round three due to work and I knew there was going to be some good competition. This was my 10th year racing the CMC, but I have taken the last 3 years off due to starting a family, but this has been my best series yet! When I got to the track Sunday I noticed we had another great turnout, around 25 quads, ranging from Beginner to Pro.
Guest post by CoolArrow Regalado
This Sunday, March 11th, we will be tearing it up at 408MX in San Jose, CA from 3pm- to dark. Yes, folks it’s a Daylight Savings Quad Session, on my personal favorite track of the CMC Golden State Series. All levels of riders are welcomed and beginners are encouraged.
05 TRX REBUILD, 2012. – Guest Post By Christopher McCleary
I started this rebuild after 4 years of the first rebuild. I still maintained it during the 4 years and I just got tired of the dull look it was turning into, so figured it was due time. This time I was going to go with different colors, but couldn’t stray away from my originals. I started tearing it down. It took me about 3 solid hours of breaking it down in sections, then from there classified what was going to be done to each part of the bike. I knew everything was going to be re-powder coated and since I had a good line on who was going to do it for me, it made it that much of an easier choice to go ahead and start it.
A guest post by Denny Derum.
As most of the quad racing community knows, I have designed and built a-arms for my YFZ and YFZR. This article is intended to share my experiences with the quad racing group and to hopefully give some insight on the amount of work and preparation that goes into the design and build.
Josh Pursell is writing an in-depth summary of Glen Helen, but hopefully this report from Bingaman Racing can tide you over until he publishes his! – Megan
Well it’s been quite a year for some Northwest riders! Most of you know some riders have been making the long journey down to Southern California and Arizona to race in the Yamaha Quad-X series. Well the Northwest was very well represented!
What I learned in Baja…A Guest Post by Mary McHugh (aka Fredsmom). Upon returning from the San Felipe 250 – my first and hopefully not last trip to Baja with the Quad75Dezert teams – one of the first questions many people asked is “Did you have a good time?” “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” I want to scream back! To say the least, I had a fantastic time! Their question is usually followed by, “What was the best part about the trip?” You could start off with the fact that the 100A team won! But, being in Mexico was a lot more to me than that. Don’t get me wrong, it felt absolutely amazing to play even the smallest role in helping the team to victory, but going to Baja was an experience in itself. An “adventure” you could say.