Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ATVS: Let the Family Ride Together

By Grace Moryan


When the sun is shining and there is not a cloud in the sky, families often find themselves wanting to do something together. Things that may come to mind are going to the movies or the pool; however, after a while, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do with more of a thrill.

Luckily, we know just the thing that you can do outdoors and even bring your kids along: All-terrain Vehicles (ATVs). At DRR, part of our goal as a company is to bring families together and help them spend time together doing something they love.

ATVs, also commonly known as four wheelers, are something the entire family will enjoy. Your kids will love racing each other on them and you will love the fact it gets them away from the television. Here are five reasons your entire family should invest in ATVS.
  1. It gets everyone outside: When it’s a nice day, haven’t you noticed you have the urge to get up and do something? ATVs provide your family the perfect way to gather everyone and go out for a ride through the woods. You’ll be able to sightsee alongside your kids and have memories going through the trails together.
  2. Your kids will think they are best thing ever: When it comes impressing the kids, they will think ATVs are the coolest rides ever this summer. Remember when you first got a bike, scooter, or a skateboard? An ATV will surely trump all those things in levels of awesome. Your kids will believe they are the next best thing to Lightning McQueen.
  3. They are made to conquer any terrain: It doesn’t matter if you want to take them on a trail or on a sidewalk in the park: ATVs are made to do it all. You don’t have to worry about them getting ruined wherever you use them, which makes them relatively low maintenance and easy on the wallet.
  4. They’re Safe and Easy for your kids to Learn: You may hear stories of kids being injured because they fall off of their ATV, but did you know that they are relatively safe when parents and children are well informed? You can do research on what size ATV you should buy for your children and teach your kids to handle them properly. We even have our own sizing guide on the DRRUSA website and we will be glad to help if you need any assistance. They’ll be ready to conquer the racetrack in no time. You can check out our website: http://drrusa.com/
  5.  It’s a good way to mix it up this summer: Most people have been to their local park a million times, but how many have activities can they continuously rotate? Riding on an ATV is a good hobby for your kids to add onto the list of things they love to do.  

When looking for things to do with your kids this summer, consider buying an ATV. It’s an investment your entire family will be sure to love when the weather is nice and your itching to get up and be active.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DRR Dirt Bike Giveaway 2017!

ATTENTION RIDERS!

DRR USA, Inc. is giving away a FREE Dirt Bike to one lucky winner!

We’re happy to announce DRR USA’s Dirt Bike Giveaway 2017, leading up to our attendance at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Columbus, OH. DRR USA, Inc. will be giving away one free Dirt Bike 50 Senior!

We want to get EVERYONE involved, which means there are a few different ways to fulfill your entry:

  1.  Whether you’re a customer or a dealer, Like and Share our #DRRDirtBikeGiveaway post on Facebook, which you will find pinned to the top of our DRR USA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/drratvs/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
  2. Sign up at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Columbus, OH at DRR USA’s booth! We will be located at booth number 3515, Sept. 21-24, 2017. You will need to fill out a sign up slip and place it in the box, which will be located at our booth.
  3. If you do steps one AND two, it will count as two entries!

The Sweepstakes Period will begin Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at 2:00PM EST and end Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at 2:00PM EST.


Entrants can access our complete list of Rules and Regulations for this Giveaway here: http://drrusa.blogspot.com/2017/09/drr-usa-inc-dirt-bike-giveaway-rules.html

The winner will be announced on DRR USA's Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Pictured: DRR DB 50 SR

Thank you!

- DRR USA Team



DRR USA, Inc. Dirt Bike Giveaway Rules and Regulations

How to Enter:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The “DRR USA Dirt Bike Giveaway 2017” begins on September 13, 2017 at 2:00PM EST and ends on September 27, 2017 at 2:00PM EST (two (2) weeks).

The Giveaway may be entered in these three ways:
·        Whether you’re a customer or a dealer, Like and Share our #DRRDirtBikeGiveaway post on Facebook, which you will find pinned to the top of our DRR USA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/drratvs/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
·        Sign up at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Columbus, OH at DRR USA’s booth. We will be located at booth number 3515, Sept. 21-24, 2017. You will need to fill out a sign up slip and place it in the box, which will located be at our booth.
·        If you do steps one AND two, it will count as two entries!

All submissions remain the property of DRR USA, Inc. and will be kept privately by the company. If you do not have access to the internet and do not plan on attending the American International Motorcycle Expo, you can also mail in an entry. The mailed in entry must be in the DRR USA, Inc. PO Box on or before the Sweepstakes Period end date. Include your name and address in the letter.
       
Sponsored by:
DRR USA, Inc. PO Box 875, Brunswick, OH 44212
This Giveaway is in no way sponsored by, run by or associated with Facebook

Sweepstakes Period:
Entries for the Giveaway will only be accepted during the Sweepstakes Period - September 13, 2017 at 2:00PM EST and ends on September 27, 2017 at 2:00PM EST.

Eligibility:
This giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, excluding Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of the entry. If parents enter this giveaway in hopes of winning the dirt bike for their underage child, children must be four (4) years or older to ride. The winner must fill out our safety guidelines, which will be sent electronically.

Prize:
DRR USA, Inc. Dirt Bike 50 SR 2016 – it is our newest revision to our dirt bikes we have in stock. Features include air-cooled, 9 ½ horsepower, KTM Beta Motor and all engine parts are interchangeable. The DB 50 SR has a $1,699 value. The dirt bike will be shipped unassembled to the winner and DRR USA, Inc. will cover up to $200.00 in shipping costs. We ask all of our entrants to see our safety guidelines for the DB 50 SR here: http://drrusa.com/rides/detail/11

Winner Selection and Announcement:
DRR staff members will choose the winner at random from the list of online and in-person entries. The drawing will take place on Sept. 28, 2017 in Brunswick, OH. The winner will be contacted by e-mail or through Facebook messaging, depending on how they entered, within five (5) days of the drawing. The winner will have three (3) days to respond. If the prize is not claimed within three (3) days, a different prize winner will be drawn at random from all qualified entries received within the Sweepstakes Period. The original prizewinner will lose all rights and no longer be able to claim the prize. If DRR USA, Inc. is not able to get in contact with the winner or if the winner fails to respond, it may end in disqualification and the choosing of a different winner through a random drawing from all eligible entries. If the second attempt of choosing a winner fails, there will be no further attempts and the dirt bike will go back into stock. DRR USA staff members will not be allowed to enter this Giveaway.

Publicity Release:
DRR USA, Inc. has the right to publicize the winner’s name, portrait and city/state of residence to the World Wide Web.

Taxes and Expenses:
All appropriate local, state and federal taxes, if any, will be paid by the winners. These may include income and/or sales taxes based on the retail value of the prize. Any and all costs not explicitly listed as covered in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of and will be paid by the winner.

Financial Information:
The winner must agree to provide financial information (which may include the winner’s social security number) to DRR USA, Inc. as it is required for DRR USA, Inc. to complete all necessary tax forms in order to follow federal, state and local tax requirements. Failure to give this information will result in forfeiting the prize.

General Terms:
By entering this Giveaway, the entrant agrees to follow the Official Rules and decisions of DRR USA, Inc. DRR USA, Inc. makes no other warranty of any kind, expressed or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose that exceed the obligations and time limitations of this Giveaway.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS GIVEAWAY, DRR USA, INC. WILL HAVE NO LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANT AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES, CLAIMES AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE FOR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY OR PARTAKING IN THIS CONTEST, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. 

The Go-to Go Kart Tracks

By Grace Moryan


It’s no secret that kids and adults both love go karts. They’re fast, cool, and the closest thing to becoming a real race-car driver without actually having to buy one. Today, DeCuzzi Tires will be introducing you to some of the best quality go kart tracks in the country.

CalSpeed
Located in California, Calspeed is one the best known go kart tracks. This track hosts some of the best competitions in the country and the famous arrive and drive Super Series. They make it easy for parents to come and rent go karts, as well as protective equipment for their children when participating in events.
 CalSpeed is known for adjusting each individual go kart to have the same level of performance. They provide a Sport Kart designed for kids 12 and up to help them get into the race. There’s also a RX250 Kart meant for ages 18+, which is designed to help riders win with skill and speed.
They know DeCuzzi tires are great for maintaining the balance of the go karts, which is why they always use them. Our tires are durable, reliable, and perform every time, making them an essential part to karts that help you win the race.
Check out more on Calspeed at: http://calspeedkarting.com/
F1 Boston
               Located in Braintree, MA, F1 Boston is a premier go kart track. They have two European style tracks, a city course, and a country course, all which provide a different thrill. F1 Boston provides go karts and protective equipment for those who decide to tackle the track and host a variety of competitions for all skill levels.
               F1 Boston is family friendly and encourages you to bring an entire group along. They have a venue for your events from birthdays to graduations, and will work with you to plan whatever you need for your guests. No matter what you want to host, F1 Boston will work with you to make the day a success!
               F1 Boston knows that with the entire family coming along, they need their go karts in top condition. That’s why they choose DeCuzzi tires, which are friendly towards any speed adjustment management makes to the go karts.
               Check out more on F1 Boston at:  http://www.f1boston.com/

Bondurant Racing School
               Bondurant Racing School is one of the leading driving schools for racecar drivers located in Arizona. While they aren’t exactly focused on go karts, they use them to find your bad driving habits before you tackle the race track. Bondurant Racing School is dedicated to teaching you how to learn the road with quality instructors in a top notch facility.
               They aren’t called “The fastest 60 acres in America” for no reason. Bondurant Racing School provides vehicles and gear to help aspiring racers learn the craft. They are dedicated to learning through a combination of lectures and getting you out on the road.
               These racers know that they need quality when showing you the ropes, which is why our tires are used on all their go karts. We provide the durability all drivers need when perfecting their newfound hobby.
               Check out more on Bondurant Racing School at: https://bondurant.com/


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ATVS: Which ones should I get for my kids?

By Grace Moryan



ATVs (All-terrain Vehicles) are designed to look cool and allow kids to have fun riding through the woods. When choosing an activity for your kids, it is important to find something that will keep them safe and active. Luckily, ATVs are something the entire family can enjoy together, and we know this at DRRUSA. Here are some tips for you and your kids to be safe while dominating the racetrack.

  • Size matters

The size of your ATV heavily matters for your children. If you google ATV safety, thousands of cases come up of children who are injured or die from ATVS. However, what they don’t tell you is most of these kids did not have the right size ATV. Here is DRR’s sizing guide to ATVS:
·        50c to 70cc for children 6 years and older
·        90cc for kids over the age of 12
You can check out the DRRUSA website for more on ATV sizing: http://drrusa.com/rides/detail/6#advisories

  • Your children should wear the right equipment

You wouldn’t want your kids to ride a bike without a helmet, and you shouldn’t let them ride an ATV without the appropriate gear either. Kids can be thrown off their ATV if they hit a rock or a  large branch. Your child should be wearing a helmet, gloves, chest protectors, and boots when riding on their ATV. 

  • Don’t let your children ride alone

Your children may be interested in going out on their ATV all by themselves, but it isn’t a good idea for them to go out alone. Teach your children to always ride with a buddy and be sure to supervise them on their ATVS especially if they are under 16 years old.

  • Avoid public roads

It may seem like a fun idea to take the ATVs out on the street, but it isn’t what the vehicle was meant for. Don’t take your ATV where you could potentially be hit by a car or other vehicle. Try to keep it in the park or the woods.

  • Don’t have extra passengers

If the ATV is only made for one person to ride on it, then don’t let your kids have their friends ride with them! Having extra passengers can be dangerous and even change the way the ATV moves around.

  • Make your children take safety courses

Your child is more likely to handle their ATV properly and drive safely if you enroll them in an ATV safety course. You should always make sure children are aware of the dangers when handling their ATV and how they can prevent potential accidents.

With these in mind, it is important to go forth and ask questions to your local dealer when buying an ATV. Make sure you are informed and you will be able to let your kids tackle the race track in no time!

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Racecar Brakes: Be a Superstar, Savvy and Safe!

By Grace Moryan



This article was created by Decuzzi tires, a brand of go kart tires often used for racing and to help racers practice in go karts before getting in their racecar.

Your racecar is your pride and joy: it helps you conquer the track, you have personalized it to your taste, and you’ve tweaked it to perfection. And while you are always used to riding smooth and fast, it is easy to forget your racecar undergoes the same wear and tear as a regular car. That is why it is important to change your brake fluid, as you are always stopping hard and fast.

               Boiling Point
               The more you drive your car, the hotter it gets. While your car is getting hot, there’s more than just skid marks occurring when you drive fast: the rotors and pads create heat every
time you use your brakes, and the brake fluid becomes hot. Most brake fluids have two boiling points: wet and dry.

               Wet boiling point: the temperature the brake fluid boils after it absorbs moisture
               Dry boiling point: the temperature the brake fluid boils before it absorbs moisture

Why Moisture is bad for brakes
The boiling point of water is 212 degree Fahrenheit, which isn’t very high when it mixes with your brake fluid. When water gets into your brake system, it lowers the point your brakes boil, which can ultimately deteriorate the braking performance of your racecar over time.

Testing Your Brakes
It is important to test your brake fluid after every race to check their condition. You can purchase a brake fluid tester or brake fluid strips, which simply requires you dipping it into the fluid and gives you a result. You can purchase a brake fluid tester at your local auto parts store.

How often should I change my brake fluid?
To be safe, it is important to change your brake fluid once a year. While it may be costly, this will ensure your brakes are in top condition when you go on the track. After all, your life heavily depends on your ability to stop, so the extra investment is worth it to keep you and your fellow racers safe.

Be safe and don’t overlook your brakes: after all, you love the track, so it is important to keep your car in top condition!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

What Does a Durometer Mean for Racing Tires?

               Everyone knows it takes a great engine to win a race. However, there is another part of the vehicle in any race that will also determine that outcome. What is that you may ask; well it’s the tires! Having the right tires for the race is something a lot of people overlook. Whether it is a great dirt track, Motocross or pavement you have to have the right tires for the job.
               So what makes the right or wrong tires for the job besides tread pattern? Simple amount of grip the tire has. This grip level is measured by a tool called a durometer. The higher the durometer the harder the tire is, the durometer measures this particular tire spec. Having this tool in your toolbox will give you a better performance on the track. With whatever tires you are using. There are certain durometer ratings for certain track types of surfaces  dirt, asphalt etc  when it comes to how hard or soft a tire should be to get the best performance. No matter what you are running whether it is a car, motorbike, ATV, sprint vehicle or anything else the terrain will dictate the tire type, grip, and inflation. So how to you know you are using the right thickness of tire? Well, it's time to talk about exactly what a durometer does.

What is a Durometer?

               A durometer is a small gauge device which when pressed into a surface will read the thickness of that surface. This gauge is essential to any pit crews list of tools. Tire compound make up determines that hardness of a tire and will, therefore, assist in getting the right tire for the right track.

Why does known the Hardness of My Tires Matter?

               Like stated before each type of track has a tire hardness or grip level that will run effectively on it. Running a paved track with hard tires will create bounce and loss of control, whereas running a dirt track with the same tires will result in better performance. Knowing your track and your tires it extremely important.

How to Use a Durometer

               Using this tool is very simple. Just place the pointed end of the tool on the surface to be measured and press down slightly. It is just that simple. Reading the gauge is as simple as reading the gauges on your vehicle. The harder the surface the high the reading on the gauge. With reading on the gauge you should be able to match to each track you are preparing to run.


               So a Durometer is an essential tool in any racer’s toolbox. Finding the harness of your tires can make your race run better and can get you closer to first place, that and a great engine. Have a great race!