PrintKENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces its Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative endowed more than $100,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant recipients in the first quarter of 2017. This quarter is further highlighted by Yamaha’s continued support of the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation, and Yamaha’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) grant program.

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Minneapolis, May 23, 2017
– Polaris RZRs filled the podium and took the top four spots in the SxS Pro class at WORCS Round 8, at Iron Mine Race Park, in Cedar City, Utah. RZRs also took the top two podium spots in the SxS Pro Stock class.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Two legends in their respective sports, SCORE’s Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and Mexican-American champion Pro Wrestler/Television star Rey Mysterio Jr have agreed to be the Grand Marshals of the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race.

The dynamic duo will preside over the festivities that are part of Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Maverick X3
For those who dare, the rock holes dubbed “hot tubs” along Devil’s Highway in Moab, Utah, provide plenty of thrills.  This Maverick X3 was doing pretty good until he got sideways while rolling backwards.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Following Thursday’s draw for starting positions, SoCal’s Garrett Poucher will be the first motorcycle off the starting line in the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

With classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, there were 191 official entries in the start draw. With as many as 100 late entries still expected to enter the popular race, entries in the draw came from 28 U.S. States and 13 countries for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500.

Going Weightless
Some of the smoothest jumps on an ATV or a side by side are the ones where the ground just disappears beneath you. This UTV pilot found a perfect RZR jump that didn’t have a lip but his momentum was enough to send him skyward.

Offroad sled
We’ve seen some unique conversions over the years but this crazy off-road snowmobile is set up to be ridden in the dirt. Check out this video of the machine in action.

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KENNESAW, Ga.
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, again provided a new Side-by-Side (SxS), the Viking VI Special Edition (SE), to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California. Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s Newnan, Georgia factory, the Viking VI SE raised $17,000 towards the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s fourth-consecutive year of aiding NSW, totaling nearly $90,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients.

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Minneapolis
– Polaris RZR, this Memorial Day, is partnering with Warfighter Made, a non-profit organization that supports ill, injured, and combat-wounded service members and veterans, with the RZR Salute to Heroes donation and giveaway campaign. The campaign is raising funds for the organization so they can continue to provide off-road experiences and customized vehicles to those injured while serving our country.

Rally on rocks
With the 2017 Rally on the Rocks kicking off next week in Moab Utah, we thought it would be great to look back at last year’s event.  This video from Discount Tire provides a great recap of one of the best UTV events in the country.