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THINK PINK!

September 29, 2014 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

Ride Along With Lacrecia For Breast Cancer Research

 

Lacrecia Beurrier, DragonFire's Pro UTV racer and 2X Sportsman's class winner of the infamous Mint 400, continues to promote breast cancer awareness with her hot pink Can-Am Maverick. In fact it was Racing Towards A Cure at the M.O.R.E. (Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiasts) Powder Puff charity event that kicked off Lacrecia's racing career. Now she wants to pay it forward by letting some lucky lady ride shotgun with her.

 

“The DragonFire ‘Hot Seat’ really is a unique opportunity,” says Lacrecia. “What better way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month than to strap in for the Race Towards A Cure?” DragonFire is kicking in something else to further help with the “Think Pink” message to raise awareness for the Cedars-Sinai Breast Cancer Research Center. The raffle winner will get to keep a hot pink DragonFire harness signed by Lacrecia as a souvenir of the ride of a lifetime. 

 

But wait there’s M.O.R.E.— DragonFire is also hosting the "Choose Your Ride Challenge" and presenting their 2015 catalog hot off the presses. Stop by the DragonFire display at the Off-Road Expo in Pomona, CA on October 4-5 to get a raffle ticket from Lacrecia, take the “Choose Your Ride” challenge, get some free swag and check out the Project X Ranger Crew featured on Destination Polaris.

 

In addition to riding with Lacrecia, M.O.R.E.’s raffle includes plenty more great prizes, including tickets to Los Angeles Lakers games, VIP passes to a NASCAR race, gift certificates and products from a host of other Powder Puff supporters. Program details include:

 

  • Ladies win a chance to ride shotgun with Lacrecia at the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff race on October 25th — and receive an autographed harness!

  • DragonFire “Hot Seat” winner will be drawn on October 5th (need not be present).

  • All tickets will be entered in the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff Race Towards A Cure raffle for a chance to win additional prizes. The raffle will take place on October 25th in Barstow. Winners need not be present.

DragonFire will be in Booth #103 at Off-Road Expo Fairgrounds in Pomona, California for the show. More info about the Off-Road Expo can be found at www.offroadexpo.com/event/282 

 

For more about M.O.R.E. click on: http://moreracing.net/races/race-for-a-cure


 

Best Seats In The House!

September 17, 2014 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

DragonFire Heats Things Up For The Sand Sports Super Show

 

With all the exciting things DragonFire has on tap for the Sand Sports Super Show, including the unveiling of the new American Sand Association raffle car, a build of an ACE in the booth (with a little help from Bert's Mega Mall), autograph sessions with Pro UTV racers, swag, and the unveiling of our 2015 catalog hot off the presses, it might be possible to overlook the real reason we go to the show! No, not the swag.

 

The real reason is to show off some of the hottest new products in the UTV universe. A couple of the hidden highlights include our hitch kits for Sport UTVs and some of the best seats in the house… literally.  A chance to ride shotgun with 2X Mint 400 winner Lacrecia Beurrier will have a lucky raffle winner sitting pretty, but are equally excited to announce our NEW GT Rear Bench Seat for the Polaris RZR XP 1000 and XP4 1000 models! 

 

 

These bench seats offer the same features, functionality and comfort of our HighBack GT racing seats, but with more room. A taller, wider backrest and a deeper seating position keeps passengers securely in place while still offering plenty of room for full-sized adults. Drawing on DragonFire's racing roots, we incorporated our suspension-style webbing that absorbs the impact of off-road driving, offering unmatched comfort. Integrated slots mean you can use 4- or 5-point harnesses. Front or rear, race or recreation, count on DragonFire to have the best seats in the house!
 

A little less conspicuous than a bench seat, but no less exciting are the new bolt-on hitch kits for the new sport machines, including the XP 1000 and Maverick 1000s. Adding strength and utility, these hitches go on in a matter of minutes and won't break the bank. Put the "U" back in UTV by hooking up a DragonFire hitch! 

 

With all the excitement at the Sand Sports Super Show, we are on the edges of our seats waiting for this weekend. And did we mention the swag? See what DragonFire has cooking in Booth #500 in The Hangar at the Sand Sports Show… and Feel The Heat!

HOT SEAT AT SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW

September 16, 2014 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]

Lucky Lady To Ride Shotgun With DragonFire's Lacrecia Beurrier

 

Things have definitely accelerated to RacePace here at the Dragon's lair! We are feeling the heat trying to get everything ready for the Sand Sports Super Show. In addition to hosting the American Sand Association’s 2015 project RZR unveiling, showing off our Destination Polaris "DualSport"  Crew and rolling out our 2015 Catalog, we are in the hot seat… literally! 

 

DragonFire-sponsored Pro UTV racer Lacrecia Beurrier is offering a shot at riding shotgun with her and will be handling raffle tickets for the MORE Powder Puff race in October. This "Hot Seat" really is a unique opportunity for some lucky raffle winner. Who wouldn't want to ride with Lacrecia in her hot rod Can-Am? “My first race in my old Rhino was the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff event to raise money for the Cedars-Sinai Breast Cancer Research program,” says 2X Mint 400 Sportsman Class winner turned Pro UTV driver. “Now I want to pay it forward by giving some lucky lady a chance to ride along in the race where I received my start.” 

 

To further help with the "Think Pink" message to raise awareness for the Cedars-Sinai Breast Cancer Research Center, the beneficiary of M.O.R.E.'s 9th annual Powder Puff Race Towards A Cure, DragonFire is kicking in the hot pink lap belt that the lucky lady will be strapped into Lacrecia's Can-Am for the race. It is a great cause and a great opportunity for a once in a lifetime ride in the DragonFire hot seat!

 

In addition to a chance to ride shotgun with Lacrecia, M.O.R.E.'s raffle includes plenty more great prizes, including tickets to Los Angeles Lakers games, VIP passes to a NASCAR race, gift certificates and products from a host of other Powder Puff supporters.

 

To get your shot at the hot seat, see Lacrecia at the Sand Sports Super Show (you can't miss her hot pink Maverick), or drop by the Damzl display, another Powder Puff supporter. For more details about M.O.R.E. click on http://moreracing.net

 

Here is the fine print:

 

  • Ladies win a chance to ride shotgun with Lacrecia at the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff race on October 25th — and keep the autographed harness!
  • DragonFire "Hot Seat" winner will be drawn on October 5th (need not be present)
  • All tickets will be entered in the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff Race Towards A Cure raffle for a chance to win prizes. The raffle will take place on October 25th in Barstow. Winners need not be present.

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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

Dune Season Kick-Off & ASA Raffle RZR Reveal

 

Duners have their calendars flagged for next weekend as it marks the start of a new season… our version of New Year's Eve. To celebrate DragonFire is bringing the heat to the Sand Sports Super Show. In addition to showing off our ReadyForce Ranger Crew at the 16th Annual SSSS set for September 19-21, 2014, we are proud to be playing host to the American Sand Association's 2015 project RZR reveal… and that is just the tip of the sand dune.

 
Not only is it the start of dune season, we are also launching our 2015 catalog and showing off this season's “Project X” build, as seen on the Destination Polaris TV show. This year the wraps come off our 'DualSport' Ranger Crew 900 at the Sand Sports Show. Coincidentally the episode of Destination Polaris where the split-personality Ranger was created airs on Fox Sports Network the same weekend as the Sand Sports Show. Half Duck Dynasty/half race car, our ReadyForce Crew is equipped for anything... and ready for everything.
 
In addition to showing off the ReadyForce Crew TV star, DragonFire is hosting the unveiling of the 2015 American Sand Association's 2015 XP1000/4 raffle rig. We are honored to be affiliated with ASA and we support their mission to 'unite, inform and mobilize' people to protect access to the dunes. We share their belief in responsible, environmentally balanced management for all public lands. 

 

After a special unveil for the media on Friday, the ASA raffle car will remain on display at our booth through Saturday to show off some of the parts and accessories it has been decked out with, including doors, a RacePace front bumper, Flying V front brace, HeadAche bars and HighBack GT seats. Get more details at www.americansandassociation.org

 

If you are in SoCal and want to celebrate New Year's with us, the DragonFire sandbox will be located in The Hangar, Booth #500 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California for the Sand Sports Super Show. More info about the Sand Sports Show can be found at www.sandsportssupershow.com

 

Vegas To Reno Race Report

August 19, 2014 | WRITTEN BY: TEAM DRAGONFIRE  [0Comments]
Tough Ending To Longest Race In North America

Race promoter Casey Folks from Best In The Desert takes a perverse sense of pride in making the longest race in North America the toughest one, too! Throw in some monsoon-type storms and the 535-mile Vegas to Reno race became even tougher! Despite the long odds, the DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow team won the lottery, drawing the #1 starting position in the Pro UTV class. Betting that this good starting position would pay off, Driver of Record Lacrecia Beurrier was looking for the big pay-off at the end of the rainbow… or at least the finish line just outside of Reno.

For the first time in her racing career Lacrecia took the line in the #1 starting position. Since she had only attempted this race once before and the tough track conditions were compounded by the storms, the plan was simple, just finish! From the start it was clear that the faster cars were able to distance themselves from the pack and take a commanding lead over the field. Lacrecia was instructed by co-driver Chris to run her own race and just keep moving. Running in the top 10 group of fast drivers, Team DragonFire/Can-Am/RideNow found themselves playing hopscotch with the biggest names in the sport!

With all sorts of hidden wash-outs and deep holes, it was a battle just to save the car and stay on course. After 7 hours and 300 miles into the brutal course, fatigue started to set in. Chris was forced to make the difficult decision to make a driver & co-driver change to keep Lacrecia fresh for the notorious silt beds towards the end of the race. Rolling into Pit 9 Lacrecia’s husband and car builder Eric Beurrier was standing ready to make the switch with his long time co-driver Preston Alexus. In a matter of minutes Eric and Preston were in the car and off while Lacrecia and Chris joined the chase crew to rendezvous at the next pit. The plan was to rest for about 100 miles of racetrack and get back in for the last 250 miles. Pit 10 came in a flash as the fresh drivers were able to take advantage of a smoother section of racecourse. Eric and Preston did a simple roll-by as they continued charging on.

Lacrecia and Chris began to rehydrate in preparation of getting back into the car when a phone call came in from co-driver Preston. He informed the team that they had experienced a brutal roll over at high speeds. Luckily for the team Eric was able to stitch the car back together and limp it through the next 35 miles to Pit 11 where the team was waiting. Huge thanks go out to Brian Bush for putting his race on hold in order to assist the two by pulling the vehicle back over after it turtled!

Much to the surprise of the crew it looked as if nothing had happened to the car came when it came back into the pits — other than the fact the all four wheels where so badly bent that they couldn't go much faster then 20mph. The team jumped into action and got the car patched up quickly! Crew chief and back-up driver Eric made the call to hold off putting Lacrecia back in the car until he could guarantee it was race worthy. Given Eric's expertise, Lacrecia reluctantly agreed to making the driver switch at the following pit.

Eric and Preston took back off into the dust. Despite the crash and the downtime, the DragonFire car was still running top five! On the way to the next pit, the chase crew began having difficulties with radio communication to the car. Nervous but excited about a possible podium finish, the chase crew made their way to the next pit and prepared for a driver switch. Unfortunately that is where they stayed. Unable to reach the car on the radio, the team was forced to ask BITD officials where the car was. Then came the bad news: The car was last reported at race mile 365 awaiting a rescue after suffering a complete transmission failure.

Despite the frustration and disappointment, the team's focus instantly shifted to rescuing the stranded duo. Many hours later the team was able to meet up with the duo after being towed out by a very helpful volunteer known only as “Wing Nut” — thanks again to the kindness of strangers. The team loaded the broken car on the trailer and set-off to find a place to sleep around midnight. So how tough was America's longest off-road race? Out of 300+ vehicles that started the race (40 Trophy Trucks, 33 1500 buggies, 44 UTVs and 28 Ironmen), only 70 managed to finish this race, proving once and for all that beating the odds in the Vegas to Reno race is no simple task.

The upside to the story was nobody was hurt and the team passed many checkpoints earning a fair amount of points for the championship. Sunday morning provided proof that this team cannot be beaten as Lacrecia and Eric started tearing into the damaged car to prepare it for the Best In The Desert BlueWater Challenge in October. Thanks to all the sponsors who made this effort possible and thanks again to Brian Bush and Wing Nut! See you in Parker, Arizona for the BlueWater Challenge!


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