DIRT SERIES PRO ATV SHOOTOUT
In Southern California, the Dirt
Series held a Pro ATV Shootout at
one of their races at the Lake Elsinore
Motoplex. The racers ran 12 laps, and
David Haagsma took home first place
in the shootout and first place in the
Pro race the next day. The Dirt Series
is mainly an ATV and UTV racing
series in California.
BILL BALLANCE HONORED
As part of Yamaha’s 60th-year-in-
business celebration, the company
recognized some company employees who helped them throughout the
years. One of those gentlemen was
ATV racer Bill Balance, who brought
the company its first GNCC Pro ATV
title and also helped in the design of
the YFZ450X. There was also a Bill
Ballance Edition YFZ450 for a few
years. Bill’s name and likeness was
added to Yamaha’s Wall of Fame
at its U.S. headquarters in Cypress,
California. Check out www.dirt
wheels mag.com to see a great video
on Bill’s career.
HOW MUCH HORSEPOWER CAN
A MODIFIED BANSHEE MAKE?
The Dirt Wheels crew invited a
bunch of hop-up shops to run their
modified Banshee engines on the
dyno for a horsepower shootout.
What kind of numbers did they produce? Find out by going to our website: www.dirtwheelsmag.com. We
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