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DragonFire Teams Up With ASA To Kick-Off Dune Season At Camp RZR

November 05, 2015 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

There is nothing like Halloween in the world famous Glamis Sand Dunes! Thousands of UTVs pour into the California desert to celebrate this one-of-a-kind party! This year DragonFire was in the heart of the action all weekend long, splitting time between rides out to Competition Hill, the sand drags, Oldsmobile Hill, TerraCross, Camp RZR and most importantly at the American Sand Association display. From trick or treating, giveaways and exploring the dunes to full blown racing action, there was something for everyone.

DragonFire was based at the ASA booth, providing support and helping spread the word to help protect our right to ride. This subject is very near and dear to our hearts, so we once again have teamed up with ASA and RideNow to build a special Polaris RZR Turbo that will be raffled off at the 2016 Sand Sports Super Show. Emily, Miss DragonFire, worked the ASA display and we also brought down our ReadyForce Ranger Crew to pull stuff around and be on display for everyone to enjoy. 


The main objective of the ASA is to raise money to help prevent the Imperial Valley riding areas from being shut down. Because of their efforts, an additional 40,000 acres of riding recently opened back up, but there is still much more to do. DragonFire is happy to help support such a noble cause.  


Of course it wasn't all advocacy work! We also had DragonFire-sponsored athlete Lacrecia Beurrier representing the brand in the best way she knows, on the race track! Competing in the TerraCross Ladies class, Lacrecia stepped out of her comfort zone and into the extreme action of short course. Going out just for fun Lacrecia was dead set on putting on a show… and that she did! Putting her Polaris RZR on its lid a few times and mixing it up with some of the seasoned short-course vets, she had the crowd cheering her on and had a great time. 


Speaking of a great time, if you have never been out to Glamis and experienced one of the best riding areas in the world, we highly recommend it! In the meantime, be sure to check out the ASA to get a raffle ticket for the trick RZR Turbo and find out how you can help protect everyone's right ride for years to come. Huge thanks to Polaris and the Camp RZR staff for letting us be part of this epic event. We can't wait till next year! 



2015 Polaris Camp RZR TerraCross Championship Final Round

by Lacrecia Beurrier


The DragonFire/Rockstar/AZ West Racing team headed to Glamis for Halloween, not only to enjoy Camp RZR, but to race the final round of the TerraCross Championship. Having never raced anything like TerraCross before, there was a huge learning curve. Short course racing is nothing like desert racing!


At the drivers meeting on Friday morning, I had the opportunity to meet the other three awesome women drivers and received some much needed tips. We strapped in for practice and I was in awe looking up at the huge peaked jumps in front of me. “Just roll them all for a couple of laps” Crew Chief Eric said. I followed a few drivers that had gone over the track before and found the jumps I was comfortable with. The rest I would just continue rolling over.


Heat races began a little later than scheduled because of wild winds that kept Camp RZR from opening. Both heat races had to be run altogether with no breaks in between. My first heat race went pretty well. I followed as close behind the other women as I could and finished without incident. Crew Chief Eric said, “Ok, now get after it! Charge into the corners and floor it on every small straight you can.”

The second head race I tried to do as I was instructed and… perhaps a little too aggressively. We were pushing hard into the second corner like Eric said, but the ruts were deeper than my tires and I ended up on my side. Quickly the track workers flipped me over and I charged on trying to catch the other racers. As I swung into the turn just before the step down jump (my favorite, or the only one I felt comfortable jumping!) I was bicycling and hit a lump of sand that sent me all the way over onto my lid. They track workers again ran out, flipped me over and I was able to finish the heat. With my pride a little injured we went back to camp and began to plan for tomorrow’s last heat and final race.


Saturday started early with the driver’s meeting at 9:00am. With my confidence high from all the encouragement from my team, I went into the final heat thinking, “I got this”. I was informed that I was to have a co-driver for today and WORCS racing champ Cody Rahders, was kind enough to volunteer. We had no intercom and with my seat a lot more forward than his, we really had no communication. We took off knowing that he wouldn’t really be able to help me. 


We pushed and banged through the first corner. I was on the rear bumper of the car in front of me, but was going way too fast for the downhill jump that was in front me. Instead of hopping over and driving down, we sailed all the way down and landed hard on our lid. Making sure Cody was ok, we got out and found the car too broken to carry on. They picked it up with a crane and I returned to the team again with broken pride. The TerraCross crew said they would have the car repaired for the final round and told me to go take a break.


After the Polaris RZR Turbo 1000 give away at Camp RZR, we suited up for one more try at the ominous TerraCross Championship in the sand. Cody was brave enough to strap in with me once again and we lined up behind the other 3 women. I was hungry for a finish, but hoping I could somehow end up on the podium. The first half of the 1st lap went ok and I decided I was going to be brave and jump the downhill, blind finish line jump. I hit it a little too slow and we slammed into the smaller jump in the middle. Instantly I had a headache and decided to just try to finish this race on all 4. We ended up last, but at least with the rubber side down. 


It was such a great experience and I wish that I had more practice so that I could have been more competitive. I did give everyone a great show, I was told, and was asked to come back by the TerraCross crew! Thank you to TerraCross, DragonFire Racing and AZ West Allsports for putting me in the driver seat! We may be back someday. Make sure you check your local CBS listings for TerraCross Championship and watch all the exciting action!


October 29, 2015 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

DragonFire Teams Up With ASA To Celebrate Halloween In The Dunes


Time for our favorite holiday! DragonFire is headed to Glamis for Halloween to celebrate the kick off of Dune Season! Once again we have teamed up with our friends from the American Sand Association (ASA) to celebrate Halloween in style… and more importantly to help protect our rights to ride. Give yourself the gift of ASA membership this holiday season. As an added Halloween treat, TerraCross Racing is coming to Glamis this year… and did we mention Miss DragonFire will be joining in the fun at Camp RZR to help get the word out on the important work ASA is doing for all Duners? 


Be sure to swing by the ASA booth inside Camp RZR to check out the 2016 ASA RZR Turbo raffle car outfitted with the latest and greatest DragonFire products. Look for Emily a.k.a. “Miss DragonFire” at the ASA booth and pick up your FREE swag bag for signing up for an ASA membership to help protect your right to ride! Don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket for your chance to take this one-of-a-kind ride home for yourself! 


Adding to the weekend's excitement is the TerraCross Halloween Shootout in the dunes at Polaris Camp RZR. By special invitation DragonFire Racing-sponsored athlete and newly crowned 2015 Best In The Desert Pro Unlimited UTV champ Lacrecia Beurrier will be joining the most competitive field of UTV racers ever assembled. For the first time, Saturday Night TerraCross is racing under the lights for night-time CBS Sports TV. Races start Saturday night immediately after the over-the-top giveaway of four Polaris RZR XP Turbos to lucky fans at Camp RZR.


However, DragonFire isn't going out to Glamis just to spectate. We are ready to shred some sand and make some memories, and we would like to invite you to join in the fun. If you can track down the DragonFire crew at Glamis, be sure to say "Boo" — Find us, Snap us and Tag us and you will be eligible for a Halloween treat. Just share your favorite Glamis memory with DragonFire via Instagram — tag @DragonFireRacing and use the #MakingMemories hashtag.


Even if you can't make it to Glamis for all the Halloween fun, you can still join DragonFire in supporting the ASA’s worthy efforts to protect our rights to recreate. Get more details at www.americansandassociation.org


October 26, 2015 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

Racing For A Reason


Team DragonFire/AZ West/Polaris-sponsored athlete Lacrecia Beurrier offers this race recap of the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff event. Although she finished first, all the women supporting this worthy cause were the real winners! DragonFire is proud to support the 2015 Best In The Desert Pro Unlimited UTV champ in all of her racing endeavors, but the M.O.RE. Powder Puff race is extra special.


2015 M.O.R.E. Powder Puff Race Towards A Cure


What started out as all systems go on our beloved Powder Puff race, actually turned into a roller coaster ride. A few days before the race a dreadful email landed in my inbox from the M.O.R.E. race director. It sadly stated that the race had been canceled due to the BLM not having enough staff to cover the event. Steps were being taken to reschedule the event for a later date. We were devastated. None of the dates that were proposed were possible for our team to make, and it looked as though we would have to miss one of the most important races of our season. Just as all hope was lost we heard that the several of the lady racers, photographers, race director and the mayor of Barstow had worked together to get the race back on schedule! A day later than planned we loaded up our DragonFire AZ West Polaris RZR and headed to Barstow, CA.  We arrived just in time to tech the car and no time for pre-running the newly marked course.


With notification of cancellation earlier in the week, my originally planned co-driver was unable to make it, so my good friend and co-driver from the 2014 Baja 1000, Dustin Hoffman, was kind enough to allow his wife, Roxanne Hoffman, to step in. Having never been in a race before, she was more than excited to take on the roughest course in the desert to help raise money for breast cancer research!



Fresh off a win in the BITD Desert Challenge, my confidence was high. My plan for this race was not only to win the Side-X-Side class but to win the overall of the 1st group! Things started out well. I passed 2 cars in front of me with little effort and as the dust cleared, we noticed that we were not on the race course! After a 7 mile detour (yes 3.5 miles out and 3.5 miles back) a spectator was kind enough to get us back on track but we were now behind the entire 1st group of cars. No problem I told Roxanne, we will just go catch ‘em! It wasn’t long until we came up on the stock VW bugs. I give those ladies a lot of credit for bouncing through the biggest whoops with no suspension. We passed them and kept on moving, weaving our way through all the 11, 3000, trucks most of the 13’s and 3 of the side x sides, the hunt was now on for the leading Side-X-Side. Knowing fellow lady racer, Kimberly Dunn, was not going to make it easy for us and we pushed hard through the roughest Barstow course I have driven on! Giant whoops, sharp stutter bumps and square wash outs were testing our endurance.


Lap by lap, we were told we were reeling her in. We stopped for fuel after lap 4 and Kimberly was nowhere in sight. We pushed on passing some lapped traffic not knowing what happened to our fierce competitor. Still trying to catch the lead 13 cars in front of us, we never let up.

We finished 6 laps on the 18 mile course in 3 hours 6 min. 1st in Side-X-Side, and 3rd overall in the 1st group! Roxanne did a great job for her first time ever and I had a blast chasing down every car I could!



We want to thank all our sponsors, our crew, and the entire M.O.R.E team for another superior event. It has been posted that together we have raised $25,700 and there are still donations coming in! We are honored to have been part of it! Thank you to all my sponsors for being part of my team!


Special thanks to AO Coolers, WebCam, AZ West Allsports, Monster Seal, and Mother’s Polish for their donations to the raffle. No one walked away without a great prize!






With three Mint 400 wins under her belt, 2015 Best In The Desert Pro Unlimited UTV champion Lacrecia Beurrier knows a thing or two about battling long odds. However she races for a greater cause — she is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. The pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is not something Lacrecia just slapped on the car during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Racing For The Cure is where it all started for me,” she says. “My first race in my old Rhino was a charity event to raise money for the program.” Lacrecia quickly went from charity events and Powder Puff racing to the real deal, competing in what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race, The Mint 400! Not only did she finish the race, she won the Sportsman UTV class first time out and then came back to successfully defend her title. This year she stepped up to the Pro Unlimited Class… and promptly won The Mint 400 again! She is proud to have put her hot pink Polaris RZRs on the top of the podium for all three of her Mint 400 wins. She is a true champion, on and off track — when she is not ripping it up on the race course, Lacrecia’s “real” job is as a registered nurse in Lake Havasu. DragonFire, Polaris and AZ West are honored to have teamed up with Lacrecia’s Rockstar Custom Motorsports effort this season. Visit Facebook.com/Rockstar-Racing for details on Lacrecia Beurrier’s program.


October 14, 2015 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

 Team DragonFire Brings The Heat To The BlueWater Desert Challenge

The DragonFire-backed Pro Unlimited UTV racer Lacrecia Buerrier and co-driver Chris Moore made it back-to-back wins with this weekend’s Best In The Desert BlueWater Desert Challenge; an event that hosts multiple vehicle classes for UTV, Buggy, Jeep Speed and Trick Truck. However as great as this weekend was, with Lacrecia racing from last to first on day one of the two-day BlueWater race format and totally dominating day two, is the next really important race: the 10th Annual M.O.R.E Powder Puff Race Towards A Cure on November 21. 


Lacrecia is out to honor the survival, determination and compassion of those fighting breast cancer. “My hot pink Polaris RZR and the Pink Ribbon is not something that was just slapped on the car for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are racing for a cure and breast cancer awareness every single time we take to the track.”


No question that it helps the cause when she is flying the colors from the top of the podium, as she did at The Mint 400 and both the Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno race back in August and again at the BlueWater Desert Challenge this past weekend. Making this victory even sweeter was the fact that this sweep broke a four-year streak of DNFs at the Desert Challenge. It also served as icing on the cake for Lacrecia’s 2015 BITD Pro Unlimited Championship season!


Day 1

Lacrecia and her DragonFire Polaris RZR took the line at 5:45 a.m. in darkness with the largest Unlimited Pro class of the season. After having already wrapped up the points championship the goal was simple… finish and have fun! Turns out Lacrecia is very fast when she is having fun since it didn’t take long for her to start passing cars. On the first of three laps about halfway through the loop there was an overturned vehicle in a narrow canyon that quickly backed up many racers. co-driver Chris saw an opening on the right hand side and the duo shot right at it squeezing by the traffic jam. Now with clean air Lacrecia put the hammer down and started closing in on the only car in front of her. Dusty and rough is nothing new so the team blasted through at a blistering pace.


After lap two Lacrecia and Chris received a call on the radio and were told the lead car was having issues and had not left the pits. With only minutes behind they pressed on with a sizeable lead on the rest of the pack. During a high speed paved section the team lost a drive belt and rolled to a stop but co-driver Chris hopped out and had them back up and running before any car in any class was able to make a pass. The team set it on cruise control and headed to the finish line. While at the finish line and waiting to drive up on the podium the Champ’s car sprung a fuel leak at a loose fitting so in true race car driver style Lacrecia took off on foot to the podium eager to thank her sponsors for helping her get to the finish line once again in first place.


Day 2

This is known as the roughest day in racing after nearly 200 vehicles had chewed up the course the day before. Lacrecia and Chris did not want to risk anything so they decided to set a slower pace and just finish and they were right on track to do so until they saw a green flag. The racer side of Lacrecia’s brain took over after grabbing a hole shot and she was off flying once again. With absolutely no wind the team drove into a thick wall of dust that proved sight was a luxury. Staying true to her desert roots Lacrecia pushed on. One by one the dynamic duo picked off cars all the way to the finish line and when the dust settled, they were amazed to learn they finished 13th overall on the weekend and 1st in the Unlimited Pro UTV Class!

Lacrecia and Chris could not wait to jump into the lake and enjoy the rest of the races as spectators. Lacrecia looks forward to heading to the final round in Henderson, Nevada on December 4-6, 2015, on a track she knows and loves with the personal goal of a top ten overall finish to prove to the rest of the field and herself that she can and will chase you down in the dirt. But first there will be a quick stop for the 10th Annual M.O.R.E. Powder Puff Race Towards A Cure on November 21st that Lacrecia donates to every year and although the finish points don’t matter at this race we know she will be gunning for the podium as usual.    


Lacrecia would like to thank all the sponsors supporting her win to Best In The Desert Pro Unlimited championship this season, including DragonFire, AO Coolers, Axxis Rod Ends, AZ West, Bell, BS Sand, Bulldog LED lights, CP-Carrillo, Dalton Industries, Factory UTV, Gates, ITP, Lonestar Racing, Monster Seal, Mothers Polish, Muzzy’s, Polaris Industries, Queen Racing, Raceline Wheels, Radflo Suspension, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Rugged Radios, Tred 4x4 and Wicked Bilt. For complete BlueWater race results and series standings, click on http://www.bitd.com

European Rally Racing Meets Baja

October 07, 2015 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

DragonFire/KeysCrete UTV Rally Raid Round #6 Recap  

Series regulars claim that UTV Rally Raid races are the most fun you can have with your clothes on! The naked truth is that it’s four hours of pure adrenaline! Think WRC Rally racing meets the Baja 1000. With laps up to 12 miles in length and pit stops these endurance races are unique in the Southeast. While DragonFire Racing-sponsored athlete Jimmy Keys cemented the championship in his KeysCrete QR1 Polaris RZR last season, he has been plagued by gremlins this year. However he managed to get things sorted out by round #6 and narrowly missed a podium position.


“It felt great not to have any issues with the car," says Jimmy. "We have been plagued with silly malfunctions this year, but we finally caught a break! Other than one flat, our car ran great all evening.” Setting some of the fastest lap times of the race was a bonus, but to finish first, you have to finish, first.


Racing against the clock for four hours in both daylight and darkness at high speeds takes its toll on man and machine… that is where DragonFire comes in. “Although all the DragonFire parts on our car work great, the standout has to be the front lower A-Arms,” claims Keys. “This was our eighth race with them and we haven’t had any failures yet! Great product!”


While the KeysCrete team was running well, it wasn't as easy as it looked. “Due to lack of rain in the area it was extremely dusty,” notes Jimmy. “A light rain wasn’t enough to knock the dust down. There were vision problems for the entire field for the first 2 hours.”



Track conditions were also a mixed bag. “The Short course section was well prepped,” he says. “However the woods section had not been touched which made for deep ruts and very deep silt in some sections.”


Despite the lack of vision and the flat tire, the KeysCrete team motored to a fine 4th place finish. “We will get 'em next time,” claims Jimmy.



Next Race on the UTV Rally Raid Schedule is set for November 14th at Hawk Pride raceway, Tuscumbia, Alabama. Get more details at http://utvrallyraid.com
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