GNCC UTV races are only an hour long, so this is more of a Baja or endurance-race tip where you might have to change wheels at a pit. Wheels take either a flat
or tapered lug nut, and many tapered lug nuts have a crown. Instead, run an open-ended tapered nut, which can be flopped to provide a flat surface.
A long-time Maxxis-sponsored racer, Penland notes that Mavericks have balanced
wheels from the factory and that Maxxis manufactures its tires to be balanced
when the circle on the tire lines up with the valve stem as shown.
When racing Baja, Mike writes down what size wrench
each bolt takes on his suspension arms to cut down on
confusion and time spent in the pits. He also heated and
expanded his Outlander ATV gas tanks for Baja, getting
up to a 1/2-gallon more capacity.
Maverick 1000s have one threaded hole for forcing the CVT sheathes apart to
change a belt. Mike taps the other two holes to cut down on time; run a bolt
55mm into any of the holes to spread. Also, Mike recommends using anti-seize on
the CVT cover bolts and refraining from over-tightening them, or they may seize and
spin the square bronze inserts in the inner cover.