Shingle Springs, CA (3/12/13)
– What happens when you put the UTV industry’s aftermarket product leaders, equipped with the finest UTV’s on the planet, all in one place? Yep that’s right, a WAR ZONE, with UTV’s darting, sliding and bombing through the sky during the Second Annual UTV Industry Ride in Glamis Sand Dunes
, California which was held on February 28-March 3, 2013.
The Industry-only event organized by UTVGuide.net, Fullerton Sand Sports and Pro-Armor, is the one time a year that the UTV industry’s favorite aftermarket manufactures get to take their factory gloves off and put on their driving gloves amongst their peers. It’s a time for the industry’s who’s-who to show their latest and greatest products, complete UTV builds, and their driving prowess in a relaxed, have-fun environment. It’s also opportunity for the aftermarket powerhouses to let loose in the dirt, and around the campfire by telling “fish” stories about their biggest jump, biggest hill climb or just making new friends in possibly the hottest powersport segment.
With each day’s schedule set for multiple huge, sand-blasting group rides, the engine builders, suspension manufactures, custom UTV builders and retailers all took to the flowing Glamis Sand Dunes to cover hundreds of square miles of mother natures baby powder. From dune to dune, shredding earth’s “goodness”, each company member had ample opportunity to show their best stuff including: Ryan Piplic of Cognito Motorsports, Dan Rosenzweig of Magnum Off-Road and Jon Crowley of Crowley Off-Road Racing all who brought their race UTV’s and let them fly!
Thanks to all who made it a great event, including:
- Fullerton Sand Sports
- Pro Armor
- TMW Off-Road
- SDR Motorsports
- Queen Racing
- Race Proven Motors – RPM
- AD Performance
- ProLine Wraps
- Bert’s Mega Mall
- Triple X Seats
- Magnum Offroad
- The Pro Shop
- DASA Racing
- Sparks Racing
- UTV Inc.
- Muzzys Performance
- SSV Works
- Buckshot Racing
- Cognito Motorsports
The 2014 Third Annual UTV Industry Ride planning is already in the works, we look forward to even more industry companies joining this great event.
Photos by Jon Crowley and Neal Rideout Photography
Dave of Fullerton Sand Sports leads a ride through the Glamis Sand Dunes.
Dan Rosenzweig of Magnum Offroad blasts the dunes in his WORCS John Deere Gator RSX 850i.
Ryan Piplic of Cognito Motorsports test the air quality in his WORCS Polaris RZR XP 900.
Coming off a King of the Hammers 2nd place finish, Jon Crowley launches into the black sky with his Polaris RZR XP.
Turbo-charged Z1 Powered Single-Seat RZR XP 4 built by Queen Racing.
SDR Motorsports ripping the dunes in their long-travel 4-seat Polaris RZR XP.
TMW Off-Road spent half of their time defying gravity in the Rockford Fosgate Polaris RZR XP 4-Seater.
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