Groups File Suit Against Montana Plan
A coalition of recreational groups has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District of Montana challenging the Travel Management Plan for a portion of the Lewis and Clark National Forest in north central Montana.
According to the suit, more than 50 percent of the forest lands previously open to motorized vehicle travel were closed by the Travel Plan, which was confirmed as the U.S. Forest Service’s final decision in January.
“We seek balance between protection of natural and historical resources and the ability of a diverse population to enjoy them,” said John Borgreen of the Russell Country Sportsmen. “If this decision is allowed to stand, it could force property owners to ride expert-level ATV trails to gain access to their backcountry cabins.”
Joining the recreational groups are the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) and the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC).
“The SVIA and MIC are strong supporters of managed OHV use; however, the Lewis and Clark plan favors wholesale closures over effective management, said SVIA Executive Vice President Paul Vitrano. “The industry continues to support the Travel Management Rule as well as efforts by the Forest Service to effectively manage OHV use, but in some cases, like the Lewis and Clark, it will be necessary to take additional steps to ensure an equitable outcome.”
Polaris to Support GNCC Racing Team for 2009 Season
Polaris Industries announced Polaris Racing will support the Yokley Racing/National Guard race team for the 2009 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) season.
“We’re excited to add the Yokley Racing/National Guard race team to our 2009 Outlaw racing roster,” said Eric Nault, race team manager for Polaris. “Along with being a great racer, Yokley is an all-American guy who appeals to our core consumer and he, as well as the National Guard, complements Polaris’ culture of being an American manufacturer. ”
Multi-time Pro and Pro Production GNCC Winner, William Yokley started racing the Polaris RANGER RZR during the 2008 GNCC season and currently leads the UTV Open Modified Class. For 2009, Yokley will race the new Outlaw 450 MXR in the Pro Class and continue to race the RANGER RZR. Yokley’s teammate, Mark Notman, will race the Outlaw 450 MXR in the Pro-Am Class.
Club Car to Extend Consumer Promotion
Club Car has announced it will extend its Xtreme Rewards and Signature Rewards consumer vehicle promotions through November, 2008.
When purchasing an XRT or Precedent golf car, customers can choose from no money down, no interest and no payments for 12 months, or 5.99 percent financing for 48 months. psb