The Yamaha main stage was
packed with fans wanting to
hear Michael Ray and Lee Brice,
and then to possibly win the
online pre-registration and then multiple
kiosks with iPads at the sign-up booth
for those who didn’t finalize online.
After registration we headed down
into the event and hooked up with the
Yamaha guys for a Wolverine R-Spec
loaner that would be our main form of
transportation for the next few days.
Yamaha is on hand at WKE in a
GBC sponsors the dirt drag races where 10 classes of sport ATVs, utility ATVs and UTVs vie for the lowest elapsed time, quickest reaction time
and best-tuned machine. Les Spruill won the 901+cc UTV and Cory Strunk won the Turbo/Nitro UTV classes.
big way. Yamaha not only sponsors
the Wild Mountain Rampage (WMR),
but also brings a semi full of demo
vehicles and a brand-new Wolverine
R-Spec for the winner. Yamaha brings
a full team of UTV experts to discuss
and lead demo rides on the 20-or-so
Yamaha UTVs they bring. The demo
ride is available to anyone interested
and is an absolute blast, with super-
technical trails and a pace that will keep
you smiling from start to finish. Our
loaner Wolverine was quite possibly the
perfect vehicle for the Brimstone trail
system, especially since it was a little
slick and muddy from rain. Handling
and ground clearance are pretty good.
Protection from the elements is better