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July 2009 Desert Dirt - Off-Road News

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Miller Launches "Free Stuff Or Cash" Promotion
Are you looking to purchase a new MIG or TIG welder? Need some hot new accessories? Miller Electric Mfg. Co., announced a special promotion offering free accessories, valued at up to $349, or up to $150 cash back with the purchase of any one of 13 Miller products popular for auto restoration, stock car racing, street rod, off-road/4X4, farm and ranch, metal art/sculpture, do-it-yourself and home hobby applications. Products include popular models of Millermatic MIG welders, Spectrum plasma cutters, Diversion TIG welders, Bobcast and Wildcat welder/generators and Elite Series auto-darkening welding helmets.
For more information on how you can get your stuff, visit: www.millerwelds.com/freestuff.

Ranger RZR Captures A Title At King Of The Hammers
The Ranger RZR added a few more notches to its belt taking first and second in the King of the Hammers Side-by-Side race and topping the UTV Class at WORCS Round 2, in Adelanto, Calif. The Side-by-Side continues to show its versatility and durability in any racing terrain. Mitch Guthrie took the King of the Hammers Side-by-Side race, at Johnson Valley OHV Area, in his modified RZR with Polaris Racers, Jagged X, taking second. The King of the Hammers was a 48-mile race that combined the technical aspects of rock crawling with the challenges of desert racing.
For more information, visit: www.polarisindustries.com

BFGoodrich Tires Dominates At King Of The Hammers
In top form, the overall winner and top nine finishers all conquered the course at the King of the Hammers event in Johnson Valley, California, running BFGoodrich Tires. Overall winnder Jason Scherer mastered the 82-mile loop course, which encompassed the harsh terrain of Johnson Valley's Hammer trail system to take the win in 4 hours, 42 minutes and 49 seconds. "This was the most outstanding day ever," said Scherer. "Our BFG tires were awesome, we never had a flat, and we were flying the whole day."
For more information, visit: www.bfgoodrichtires.com

Yamaha Motors contributes more than $700,000 to OHV Access
The company's new OHV Access Initiative, injected more than $700,000 in cash and equipment in 2008 directly into projects across the country supporting safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas. In the program's first year, Yamaha took a leadership role in the ongoing issue of OHV access by providing GRANTs (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails) to more than 65 local, regional and national organizations representing the greater OHV community. Awardees from the OHV Access Initiative's fourth quarter funding cycle include: The California Trail Users Coalition, Cheaha Trailriders, Aitkin County, Arrowhead ATV Club, Dixie National Forest, Florida Trail Riders, Lewis County Department of Forestry, Paul Bunyan Forest Riders, Rose City, Embarrass River ATV Park, and Town of Rome, Syracuse Rec Park.
There support will continue into 2009 and beyond. New projects are already underway to include new trail development, restoration, maintenance, trail signage and map production, staging area construction, land stewardship and education, and more.
For more information, visit: www.yamaha-motor.com.