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John Deere joined the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. Deere entered the ATV market in late 2003 with a five-model line of ATVs, and the SVIA is an information source for the ATV market. It promotes rider training, safety awareness and model state legislation. It also serves as a liaison with state and federal agencies. SVIA membership is open to all corporations regularly engaged in the business of manufacturing, importing or wholesale distribution of ATVs in the U.S.

American Honda announced a new off-road contigency program for 2004. All 2004 or newer Sportrax 450R and Sportrax 400EX models are eligible for “Red Rider Rewards.”
Classes and contingency breakdowns are as follows.
Four-Stroke Novice 16-24, 25+: 1st, $100; 2nd, $80; 3rd, $60; 4th, $40; 5th, $20
Open B, Utility Stock, Four-Stroke B, Super Senior, Senior: 1st, $150; 2nd, $100; 3rd, $75; 4th, $50; 5th, $25
Junior, Open, Four-Stroke A, Four-Stroke Stock, Vet, Women: 1st, $500; 2nd, $400; 3rd, $300; 4th, $200; 5th, $100

The New England ATV Motocross Series schedule has been set. For more information, visit www.NEATV-MX.com.
March 28 — Rocket Raceway, Three Springs, Penn.
April 4 — MX 338, Southwick, Mass.
May 16 — MX 338
June 13 — Jolly Roger Moto Sports Park, Lempster, N.H.
June 27 — MX 338
July 11 — Winchester Speedpark, Winchester, N.H.
July 24-25 — Jolly Roger Moto Sports Park
August 8 — Winchester Speedpark
August 29 — Jolly Roger Moto Sports Park
September 26 — MX 338
October 3 — Jolly Roger Moto Sports Park

The final round of the Formula USA Pro Quads Stadium Series wrapped up on Feb. 14 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo.
New Jersey rider Pat Brown (Lost Creek Cycles’ Yamaha), won the final leg of this four-race series, but didn’t have enough total points to win the title.
The 2004 Pro Quads Stadium Series Championship went to rider Tim Farr (Honda/Baldwin/
PEP/DG), who finished second to Brown in St. Louis. Farr had already secured the championship on his Honda Sportrax 450R, but raced anyway.
Runner-up was Kory Ellis (Alba Action Sports/Kenda), who rode a Yamaha YFZ450.

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