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Based on last year, your pit crew would NOT be able to make it in time from Pit 1 to Pit 2a before you. What does this mean? No fuel, … Continue Reading King of the Hammers ’21- What Nobody is Telling You (Prep #2)
Emptying Grey Water and Sewage– Your tanks will NOT be big enough to hold out. Luckily, there are multiple trucks dispatched to the lakebed that will empty your tanks for … Continue Reading King of the Hammers ’21- YOUR Guide to Logistics (Prep #1)
We’re no stranger when it comes to tire selection- we’ve had all types of different sizes, tried numerous brands (prior to racing), and dealt with every tread pattern style out … Continue Reading The Sedona Coyote Tire
For starters, Moab, UT is an excellent way to try out off-roading. Truthfully, it embodies all of the characteristics that we typically look for in a trail- scenery, expanse, and … Continue Reading Moab, UT – As Good as it Gets
Hidden on the western-slope of Colorado, lies a monstrous oasis of fast-paced OHV riding. Grand Juncion is loaded with hundreds of miles of trails that traverse beautiful canyons and prairies.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the typical near-Denver riding spots, Breckenridge offers unmatched scenery and a truly one-of-a-kind destination for trail riding your UTV.
The Final Stages What’s Been Going on at Draco Motorsports Lately? A lot! We had the X3 stripped down to the basics for most of January in order to overhaul … Continue Reading KOH Preparations – The Finale
What Does it Take to Make Your Radios Great? Sound quality and patience! Clarity, volume, and depth are vital characteristics of a good communications setup. Unfortunately, the noise levels from … Continue Reading Getting the Most Out of Your Radios
King of the Hammers is Near! Its been a busy last couple of months and the X3 is finally nearing completion. We were recently able to perform the first round … Continue Reading Operational Testing
Time on the Race Course is too Valuable to Lose When we race, two primary factors determine the success of the event: our tires and our belts. Regardless of how … Continue Reading The Racer’s Advantage
Patience and Process Construction of the cage was no easy feat- it required incredible patience, learning, and plenty of 4.5″ ‘cut-off’ wheels. By custom building the entire cage ourselves, we … Continue Reading Designing the Team Roll Cage (Part 3)
Your Radiator is Holding You Back Your boost is in excess of 17 psi, your tune is stage 5 and beyond, your pedal is planted to the floor: why can’t … Continue Reading Keep Your UTV Ice Cold
Background Can-Am builds a phenomenal starting point of a vehicle but, in absolutely no way, do they design the X3 XRS to racing specifications. One of the primary limitations here … Continue Reading Why You Need New Trailing Arms
“An Idea Is Salvation by the Imagination” – Frank Lloyd Wright Building the X3 has been a long and tireless journey- it’s rewarding and exceptionally challenging all at once. Metal … Continue Reading KOH Preparations (Week 3)
Roll Cage Progress Week 2 of the build wraps up the main structure of the roll cage- essentially, this consists of everything in the immediate vicinity of the cabin. Intrusion … Continue Reading KOH 2020 Preparations (Week 2)
Preparations and Goals General Cage Structure Frame Gusseting Component Planning (Radiator/Intercooler Retrofit) The Plan Everything rests on the main structure of the roll cage. Rear-down bars, roof diagonals, door bars, … Continue Reading KOH 2020 Preparations (Week 1)
An Exceptional Conclusion to the 2019 Season As we had hoped, the turnout at the Dirt Riot series finale was phenomenal. Many of the top performing individuals from the Eastern … Continue Reading Dirt Riot National Rampage
The new roll cage is officially in the works! King of the Hammers, Ultra 4, and SXS Sports (all series that we anticipate participation for the 2020 season) mandate aftermarket … Continue Reading Designing the Team Roll Cage (Part 2)