Those of you who enjoy riding all terrain vehicles as
a sport know the wide
spread competition among ATV racers. Some ATVers race their quads
recreationally amongst their friends and others are much more serious
racers. The serious ATV riders compete in races around the United
some even around the world. These racers are most likely amateur or
professional grade, meaning ATV racing is their life.
Along with dirt bikes, ATV quads are a type of motocross racing in most
cases. Other ATV riders race in cross country competitions, such as the
tournament in Las Vegas where riders race miles across the Mojave
In the ATVing and off road racing world, there are many already well
established annual competitions in places such as Arizona and
just to name a few.
Each race, whether it is a traditional tournament or a newly established
competition, will include a different ranking of racers. Some
are designated as professional races, where ATV riders are awarded the
largest prizes of any competition for winning. Professional and high
competitions are, of course, the most popular, have the largest audience
contain the most rigorous racing trails.
From professional ATV racing, other types of tournaments taper down to
amateur and recreational riders. All types of ATV racing competitions
a large and diverse crowd of supporters and spectators. Racing ATVs is a
very competitive sport among the participants, and even down to the
local races, riders are serious about their sport.
No matter how diverse the varying types of ATV races may be, the
within any given ATV competition is greater. Within each ATV tournament
many different types of riders are involved. Whether it is a single race
a series of races, riders are classified into racing groups, which are
riders they will be competing against essentially.
The racing classifications are determined by different standards,
on the rank of competition you are involved in. The type of ATV you
its capabilities and motor classification are the main determining
in grouping ATV racers. In 2004 the standards and rules changed for
class you and your ATV fall in, and they will continue to change as
administrators figure out what rules run the best races.
As a result of the multiple classifications of ATV riders, there may be
several first place winners in a single race if several classifications
racing the same track at the same time. The classes of riders are only
beginning of diversity within a race. The multiple types, styles and
designs of ATVs are reason for the different classes, which creates even
more variety in the sport.
While the competition level among ATV racers is high, there are still
who are learning or they just enjoy racing recreationally. For these
of ATVers, you can find local trails or racing tracks. They will often
coordinate ATV races with whatever riders are available and some tracks
plan a weekend tournament for all local riders.
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for
, a site that focuses exclusively on
atv reviews, as well as tips on choosing parts and accessories. His
articles have also been featured on recreational automotive sites.
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