Haulers, people movers and Military Appreciation Day
UTVs are a big part of AMA Supercross, and all of the factory teams and many vendors use them to display products, transport people around the paddock, and haul tires, wheels, spares, fuel and autograph
stock. Since they’re used on tarmac at very low speeds
and since the semi trailers are so full, most UTVs have
their roll cages removed and many sport street tires.
They’re customized in some cases by the team and have
wraps to complement the race machines and hauler.
At the San Diego Supercross, it was a military appreciation event. Monster Energy went all out with two tricked-out
and heavily armed Teryxs, and Feld Motorsports used
several Teryxs, including one to carry the T-shirt Gatling
gun, during the opening ceremony. And, the racers are
supported by Asterisk Medical Mules on the field of battle.
Here are the UTVs of Supercross for your enjoyment. ❏
GoPro has a huge presence in SX and has a booth at AMA registration, so
racers can pick up their helmet cameras at the same time as their scoring transponders. SDR Motorsports tricked out this RZR XP1K with their doors, cage
(with Hero 3s), and LED bar and whips. Why not raffle it off at the end of the
Monster Energy puts on a pit party at each Supercross, and San Diego
brought out two military-themed Teryx 750s with a fake machine-gun turret,
camouflage, ammo cans, boxes of MREs and spent artillery shells. Fans put
on U.S. Army helmets for photos in the two machines and two fixed firing stations, and Monster also had several plaques honoring our military heroes. Yes,
that’s a real AR- 15.
Editor’s note: We never
operate a UTV without a
helmet, long-sleeved shirt,
gloves, goggles and over-the-ankle boots, nor do we
publish photos of people
operating UTVs off-road
without a helmet. Since the
UTVs of SX never get above
5 mph (maybe 15 mph at an
MX national) and are never
in danger of a tip-over, we
make an exception here—
and here only. Ride safe!