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FEEL THE HEAT!

January 15, 2015 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

Downpour Doesn't Dampen DragonFire Debut

 

No matter how many times you go through it, the start of a race is always cause for a few butterflies. Compound that with building a brand new UTV racer from scratch in less than four weeks and literally finishing things up just before the Best In The Desert 2015 Series kickoff at the Parker 250. Talk about “feeling the heat!”

 

“With all the late nights, running through tech and the other last minute details, the start of the race was actually a relief,” says DragonFire-sponsored athlete Lacrecia Beurrier. “I finally had a chance to relax and focus on the race!” She kicked off 2015 in style signing on as a Factory Polaris racer and building a brand new RZR XP 1000 just in time to get this car to the starting line at the Parker 250.

 

Race Recap 1/10/15 Parker 250

Although Lacrecia was finally able to relax, the cold, rainy morning had some of the other 55 UTV racers feeling the heat at the start of the first round of BITD racing. Luckily the 11:00 a.m. start gave time for the rain to calm down and it was time to battle. With less than 10 miles total on Lacrecia’s new race car and almost no seat time for Lacrecia Beurrier and co-driver Chris Moore, it was go time! An unfortunate draw left Lacrecia only a few cars from last off the line, but that did not rattle the team. The plan was simple, take it easy and get a finish… just don’t hurt the new car. 

 

While the rain kept dust from becoming an issue at the back of the pack, it amplified bumps. Having 50 other UTVs tear up the track at least gave Lacrecia a clear idea of where the course was. She pushed on through the brutal course while learning how to drive this new ride on the fly. At almost every mile marker there were broken vehicles, so it was better to err on the side of caution than to blaze though the ever deeper whoops. Proving to be a real Pro, Lacrecia worked her way through the pack and was already running around 30th just 10 miles out from the remote pits when the heavy rain-soaked sand finally took its toll on the new car, breaking a belt. Co-driver Chris hopped out of the car before it even came fully to a stop and had them up and running after a speedy belt change in under 10 minutes. Off they went!

 
A quick once-over at the main pit and the two took back off into the desert. Dicing back and forth through the washes found the team pushing back up through the pack once again. Despite babying the car and coming to grips with its idiosyncrasies, Lacrecia managed to pick off more than 30 positions! They were thanking their crew over the radio for giving them a solid race car when they found out they ended up coming in 20th overall in the Pro UTV Class.

 

“I’m okay with that for a shakedown run, but there is plenty of speed left in the XP,” says Lacrecia. Time to crank it up at the next round!” With the suspension seated in and the engine broken in, she can pull out all the stops for round #2 of the Best In The Desert Series and the recently announced 2015 UTV World Championship!

 

Thanks to Phil Kaos and Jon Crowley at UTVGuide.net for the photos.

 

Triple Crown!

January 09, 2015 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

DragonFire Rings In The New Year With A Trio Of Titles

Time to pop the corks, celebrate a great season and ring in the New Year from the top of the podium! Team DragonFire racers won a Triple Crown of titles in 2014 and were a threat in several other UTV racing series last year. After taking the GNCC XC2, UTV Rally Raid QR1 and Unlimited UTV LOORS Championships, Team DragonFire is returning to defend their titles... and looking to take a couple more as well!

 

GNCC XC1 & XC2 — Marcus & Mouse Pratt Jack's Excavating

 

DragonFire's favorite brothers from the East, Marcus and Mouse Pratt have been banging doors and duking it out in the GNCC series for quite some time now. This dynamic duo knows how to put the pedal down and absolutely fly through the woods. Marcus took his Jack's Excavating/DragonFire Maverick 1000 to 1st place in the fiercely competitive XC2 class. Meanwhile Mouse was making a showing for himself in the XC1 Modified class, having a very solid year resulting in 7th place overall for the GNCC season. Mouse and Marcus also teamed up to take the Open Class win at the prestigious Heartland Challenge. 

 

 
UTV Rally Raid — QR1 Jimmy Keys 

 

New to the race team is long-time DragonFire friend Jimmy Keys of Keyscrete Racing. Jimmy holds it down in the South East with the help of his co-driver Russell Griffin. Jimmy competes in the endurance GP-style racing known as "UTV Rally Raid." Although Jimmy considers himself a rookie in the sport, his love for off-road comes with considerable talent as he put his RacePace-equipped Polaris XP 1000 at the top of the points chase for 2014. We are very excited to see what will happen in 2015... with more seat time and practice, Jimmy is looking good to defend his title.

 
  

Lucas Oil Off-Road Regionals Unlimited UTV & SR1 — Ken Benson

 

Ken Benson is a long-time DragonFire athlete competing in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series. Ken took to short course racing like a duck to water and has put his personal stamp on the Arizona-based regional rounds. Confirming the fact that he is a serious player, Ken took home the title in the Unlimited UTV class and finished 3rd in the SR1 Championship. With each turn, Ken seems to get faster and he says he is looking forward to battling up front once again in 2015.

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE XMAS

December 11, 2014 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

With Apologies To Clement Moore

 

'Twas the night before Xmas and not a creature was stirring, 

Not even in shipping.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In the hopes that Nick from R&D would soon be there.

 
When out in the garage there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter!

Away to the window I flew like a Turbocharged DS

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash to see what was the reason for this BS!

 

When what to my wondering eyes should appear

But a Ranger Crew packed with all the latest DragonFire gear.

 

With a lead-footed driver so lively and quick

I knew in a moment it must be that guy, Nick.

More rapid than RZRs his coursers they came,

And he whistled, belched and shouted and called them by name!

 

Now ACE! Now Max and Maverick! Now 900XP

On Can-Am, on Arctic Cat, on Yamaha and Kawasaki!

To the top of the dune, to the top of that hill behind the mall

Now dash away, dash away all… Nick is late for last call!

 

Like Ken Benson and Lacrececia Beurrier fly

When they meet an obstacle, and take to the sky!

So up to the top of the shop they flew

With the Ranger Crew packed full of red hot DragonFire stocking stuffers… and Nick, too.

 

And then in a twinkling, I heard the open pipe raising the roof,

Then with one last gun, the engine ceased to run and Poof!

As I drew in my head and was turning around,

Out of the Crew came Nick with a bound!

 

Nick was here to spread good cheer

Far and near!

 

 

With items as low as 20 bucks, there is sure to be something for every Side-X-Side fan. 

Even if you can't get a visit from Nick, man,

DragonFire has something neat

Since 'Tis the season to… Feel The Heat!

ROCK THE VOTE!

December 10, 2014 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

DragonFire's Black Friday Photo Contest Wraps Up   

 

DragonFire's "Black Friday" #BlackOut2014 Photo Competition photo contest is about to wrap up. Pick your favorite by Friday, December 15th at 12 a.m. or forever hold your peace. Check out all the entries and cast your ballot now!

 

Be warned some of the UTV photos tagged with #BlackOut2014 and posted to the DragonFire Facebook page are pretty good and picking a winner won't be easy. The grand prize winner will have their photo turned into a poster for the garage and receive $100 in DragonFire dollars. The top three photos with the most amount of likes at the end of the competition will be declared the winners.

 

Vote Now! - https://www.facebook.com/events/1582799275281963/

 

 

 
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $100 DragonFire Gift Certificate + Poster of Photo Submission
  • 2nd Place — $50 DragonFire Gift Certificate + DragonFire Hat
  • 3rd Place — $25 DragonFire Gift Certificate + DragonFire T-shirt

Contest start date - 11/25/14

Contest end date - 12/15/14

 

Rules:
  • Image must contain UTV
  • Image must be family friendly
  • Post must use #DragonFire #BlackOut2014
  • Image must be submitted by an individual rather than a company
  • Winners decided on total number of photo "Likes"
  • Winners must be a DragonFire Facebook fan

 

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The fine print:

Employees of DragonFire and immediate family are not eligible to win.

Why DragonFire Doors?

December 03, 2014 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

Why DragonFire Doors?

 

Seems like everyone wants to make a case for why their aftermarket accessories are superior, especially in the UTV door market. So why buy DragonFire? As Sgt. Joe Friday used to say on Dragnet, "just the facts." Fact is, all of DragonFire’s HiBoy and LoBoy doors come standard with automotive-style “Locked & Secured” slam-shut latch mechanisms. DragonFire doors function just like those on your truck. 

 
More than just the security of a solid slam-shut latch, the benefits to DragonFire doors extend to multi-angle aluminum skins mounted on steel frames for increased durability. Meanwhile, Delrin striker pins, rubberized tube backing and bumps stops work together to minimize trail noise. The functionality of a DragonFire door is based on years of practical experience.

 

DragonFire is the pioneer in the field of UTV doors, having developed doors for the U.S. Military and the Border Patrol a decade ago. DragonFire's R&D department remains dedicated to engineering doors to the highest standards… and always with the end user in mind. Available for both the Polaris and Can-Am platforms.

 

In addition to complete doors, DragonFire door panel kits fill the void in the Polaris XP1 and RZR 900 OEM doors. DragonFire Door Panel Kits are gusseted for strength; include positive stops and offer upgraded hardware while matching the angular design of the OE door. Best of all, DragonFire doors are proudly MADE IN THE USA! 

 

When it comes to building a better door, there is only one true pioneer: DragonFire! Open and shut case!

 

 

 
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