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Yamaha Continues to Support SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Yamaha Continues to Support SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation Yamaha Auctions Raise Nearly $90,000 for SEAL Families Around the World KENNESAW, Ga. – May 17, 2017 – 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 […]


Yamaha Named as Sponsor for 2017 TORC Series

Yamaha Named as Sponsor for 2017 TORC Series YXZ1000R to Pace UTV Pro Classes in First Full Year of TORC Series Competition KENNESAW, Ga. – May 10, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series’ Checkered Flag sponsor for all UTV classes for the 2017 season. Along with the Checkered Flag […]


Yamaha Announces 2017 UTV Factory-Supported Racers

Yamaha Announces 2017 Side-by-Side and ATV Factory-Supported Racers Jason Weller Captures Yamaha’s $5,000 bLU cRU Winnings at King of the Hammers KENNESAW, Ga. – March 7, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces both its new and returning factory-supported Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racers for the 2017 season, including defending champions racing the YXZ1000R pure […]


Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards More than $350,000 in 2016

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards More than $350,000 in 2016 Yamaha Continues Support of Responsible Access to Land for Outdoor Recreation into 2017 KENNESAW, Ga. – February 15, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $350,000 in funds and equipment to 26 grant recipients in 2016. The […]


Nelson, YXZ1000R Win Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Championship

Nelson, YXZ1000R Win Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Championship Dustin Nelson and Corry Weller Dominate California Series in YXZ1000R KENNESAW, Ga. – October 10, 2016 – Yamaha’s supported Side-by-Side (SxS) racer Dustin Nelson has won the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series of Southern California, followed by Yamaha-supported Corry Weller in the Production 1000 class. […]


First Ride – 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS

First Ride – 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS When the world first heard the roar of Yamahas inline triple cylinder sequential shifting YXZ1000R ripping around an exposition track back on September 1st 2015 it was only a matter of time before the challenges began to add up. With many looking on in disbelief, Yamaha had introduced […]


Yamaha YXZ1000R Dominating Lucas Oil Racing

Yamaha YXZ1000R Dominates Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Yamaha’s Pure Sport Side-by-Side Leads Top Two Spots in Multiple Series Yamaha’s factory-supported Dustin Nelson and Corry Weller are having unmatched racing success piloting Yamaha’s new YXZ1000R pure sport Side-by-Side (SxS), leading the Production 1000 class in the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Series in both Arizona and […]


2016 Mercer Veterinary YXZ 1000R

When the owners of Mercer Veterinary wanted to build a custom Yamaha YXZ1000R they turned to our friends at Benchmark Performance to help put this amazing build together. We saw this amazing machine and knew we wanted to feature it on UTVUnderground.com so we sent our main man Rusty Baptist over to take some insane […]


NEW Yamaha Special Edition Models

Yamaha Introduces New YXZ1000R and Wolverine SxS Special Edition Models Yamaha Side-by-Side Lineup Continues to Grow in 2016 Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is introducing two new Special Edition (SE) models to its growing line of Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles. Yamaha’s YXZ1000R, the world’s first and only pure sport SxS, and Wolverine, a new standard in off-road […]


2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000R Ride Review

2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000R Ride Review By Rusty Baptist // UTVUnderground.com A few weeks ago I got a call from my boy Joey D. at UTVUnderground asking me if I could attend a press event with Yamaha in Gordons Well, CA, a popular dune riding area south of Glamis to test ride the all new […]


SR1Battle At RD6 – Lucas Oil So-Cal

When Weller Racing introduced the SR1 platform 4+ years ago, I don’t think anyone, including myself,  could predict just how popular the class would become. The SR1 was created out of a need and want to preserve the reliable yet aging Yamaha Rhino platform for short course off-road racing. At the time the Rhino was […]


Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec in Production

Wolverine R-Spec in Full Production at Yamaha’s U.S. Factory All-New Side-by-Side in Yamaha Dealers this Spring CYPRESS, Calif. – April 14, 2015 – The all-new Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle production is in full swing this month at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia. Yamaha dealers are receiving units this month – just in […]


2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec EPS

Check out the all new 2016 Wolverine R-Spec and R-Spec EPS from Yamaha! Yamaha Announces All-New Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side Vehicle Yamaha Sets New Standard with Most Off-Road Capable SxS with Class-Leading Comfort Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today introduced the Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle that sets a new standard in off-road capability and […]


2014 BITD BWDC FINAL Results / Photos

The 2014 Best In The Desert (BITD) Bluewater Desert Challenge (BWDC) came to an end in typical Pro UTV racing fashion. It was fast and close with seconds separating the winner and losers. The 2 day race format is a lot of fun. It turns a marathon into 2 shorter sprints and allows for teams to […]


2014 Guy Fieri Dunefest Video

Guy Fieri is more than just a Food Network television star. He is a professional and well respected Chef, Restauranteur, Family Man, Loyal Friend and a HUGE off-road fanatic with a passion for RZRs! As you can imagine, when we first met Guy we hit it off pretty good. The ideas began to swirl and […]


2014 Dunefest Photos & Story

At UTVUnderground.com we probably cover more UTV related events, races and vehicle builds than anyone else in the sport. Rarely do I not have a great time at these events. The people we interact with, the sport in general, the locations… I mean, its what we do! But there are always those certain events that […]


SHAKEDOWN: 2014 Yamaha Viking

UTVUnderground.com hooked up with Marine Corps Officer and Baja 1000 champion Kent Kroeker to SHAKEDOWN our new 2014 Yamaha Viking! Kent and Joey D. headed to Bee Canyon outside of Hemet, CA to do some riding and long range rifle shooting. Follow along and see how the day went down! Be sure to subscribe to […]


LOORRS So-Cal RD5

    Photos by Shilynn Milligan // UTVUnderground.com


DuneFest 2014 – The Scoop

The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce along with Polaris are proud to present DuneFest 2014, July 30 – August 3rd. This five-day event is filled with exciting, fun Adult and Kid activities including: Moto Cross Racing, Free style Shows, Sand Drags, Poker Run, New kids Treasure Hunt, Show N’ Shine, Drive-In Movie Night, Charity Auction, […]


2014 WORCS RD6

SXS Pro – Class Results Place Nbr Name Overall Pos Points Earned Fastest Lap Laps Elasped Time 1 #15 RYAN PIPLIC – POL LAS VEGAS, NV 1 25 08:44.028 Lap 3 5 00:41:52.478 2 #1 BEAU BARON – POL ATASCADERO, CA 2 22 08:43.274 Lap 2 5 00:42:21.132 3 #37 RJ ANDERSON – POL RIVERSIDE, CA 3 20 08:46.294 Lap 4 5 00:42:32.066 4 #51. MITCH GUTHRIE, JR. – POL GLENDORA, CA […]


2014 LOORRS RD4 Photos

Photos by Shilynn Milligan // UTVUnderground.com


Vikings & Guns

The Yamaha Viking is an interesting machine. Yamaha claims it to be designed for the hard working enthusiast and pins the Viking into the utility segment of the UTV market. Looking at the machine however, we know there is some trail rated usefulness in that big wide platform. So when Yamaha told us we could hang onto […]


12 Hours Of La Tuque

The 12 Hours of La Tuque Endurance Race is Canada’s premier off-road racing event that features vendors, live concerts and of course racing complete with ATV, Side X Side, Enduro, Trial and Pit Bike competitions. With a long standing, 12 year history, the town of La Tuque hosted the off-road community in a grand way […]


OSCN RD1 Oak Hill Raceway

Photos by Aaron & Drew Boterf // PodiumSXS.com – UTVUnderground.com  


2014 GORS RD3

1000 Class GORS Racing Report GREY COURT, SC—Tristen Snell earned an automatic qualification for September’s Terracross championship by capturing first place in 1000 series at the GORS round three race at Compound MX Saturday. “It was a very competitive race today,” GORS Racing owner Tim Wyatt said. “This track—even though it was toned down—it was […]


2014 Rally On The Rocks

We first traveled to Moab for Rally On The Rocks back in 2010. I made the trip with Reid Nordin of Kawasaki. At the time I was still very skeptical of rock crawling. To me it was slow and boring. That trip to Moab changed everything. Not only did I become a fan of rock […]


Lucas Oil So-Cal RD3

Thank you to all of the racers who were out there representing UTVUnderground.com on the track this weekend! Congrats to all of those who won or finished on the box in Round 3! Photos by Shilynn Milligan // UTVUnderground.com Results CLICK HERE


UTVs @ The Mint 400 (video)

The 2014 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris RZR was the BIGGEST UTV desert race to date! Over 50 UTVs took the green flag and challenged the harsh Nevada terrain. Every major UTV manufacturer was represented in this battle of will and attrition. In the end, only 1 could win. Follow along as we […]


2014 BITD Silver State 300

34 UTVs would enter the 2014 BITD Silver State 300. Known for its scenic yet high speed graded roads, the SS300 is the closest thing to a rally race these racers will see all year. Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the 1919 Polaris RZR would enter the race on a 4 race win streak and […]


2014 WORCS Utah Photo Gallery

 Photos by Harlan Foley & Rusty Baptist for UTVUnderground.com


2014 WORCS RD4 Utah

Round 4 of the 2014 WORCS Racing Series is in the books! Sand Hallow, UT did not disappoint once again with a huge turnout, awesome track and the best scenery of any of the WORCS races. Big thank you to each and every racer, team and fan out there representing UTVUnderground.com in Utah! Enjoy the awesome photos […]


Lucas Oil So-Cal RD2

Production 1000 / Unlimited UTV Location Lake Elsinore Date 05-04-2014 16:15 Length 1.0000 Miles Best lap time 56.639 in lap 11 Top speed 63.56 By competitor HANS WAAGE  pos start no. competitor laps total time diff best time best lap best speed 1 905 TOMMY SCRANTON 12 14:53.586 56.708 11 63.483 2 916 CODY RAHDERS […]


TORN RD2 Race Report

Kirchmeier Makes History Earning First Arctic Cat UTV Victory In TORN Series Miller Brothers Continue To Dominate The Pro ATV and UTV Expert Classes By: TORN Staff   Photos by: Podium SxS and Joey Skinner  Bridgeport, Texas/ March 22-­‐23, 2014 – The second round of the Texas Off Road Nationals Series took place just Northwest of the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area in Bridgeport, Texas. The racers were greeted to a variety of rugged terrain, which included tight rocky […]


2014 Mint 400

The 2014 Mint 400 is the closest thing to the “Super Bowl” that off-road racing has. 350 competitors, 50 (+/-) of them being UTV racers would make up the field of competitors. UTVs have been around a while, car counts keep growing, but this years Mint 400 really put a stamp on the sport and solidified that UTVs are […]


2014 Mint 400 Unofficial Results

Racers shot off into the early morning sunrise to take on the famed Mint 400 race course here in Jean, NV. Over 50 UTVs would stage, some breaking as they lined up, others not even making it to turn 1 before they fell victim to mechanical failure. The course would take its toll on much […]


2014 TORN Rd 1 Report

Miller Brothers Ice The Competition at the TORN ATV/UTV Series Season Opener Cody Miller Earns The Pro ATV Class Win and Hunter Miller Tops the UTV Expert Class By: TORN Staff Photos By: PDMokry Texas, February 1-­‐2, 2014 – The Texas Off Road Nationals Series kicked off their first race of the 2014 ATV and […]


2014 SCORE San Felipe 250

The 2014 SCORE San Felipe 250 kicked off the 2014 SCORE season this past weekend. With a 270+ mile course, which was mostly new for the San Felipe race, SCORE had racers excited to run a new course. But with this new change in course came an unexpected change in the weather and Friday’s storms […]


2014 Dirt Series Round 1

Round 1 Results Class: Stadium Lites Place Racer Name City/State Nbr Mfg M1 M2 1. Steve Wheels Bucaro Palmdale, Ca 69 HON 2 1 2. Chris Watts Corona, Ca 40 HON 1 2   Class: UTV PROD 850 Place Racer Name City/State Nbr Mfg M1 M2 1. Tom Gorman Temecula, Ca 151 POL 2 1 […]


2014 Lucas Oil So-Cal RD1

Round 1 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing So-Cal Regional Series kicked off at Glean Helen Raceway on February 15th, 2014. The UTV classes were stacked with tons of talented racers and machines ready for the brutal season ahead. The events that took place over the weekend were action packed and full of crashes, passes, […]