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February 15, 2019

Los Angeles, Ca

Pre Entry is OPEN for round two of the 2019 Kenda DP4 Racing Championship! 

Head over the the Round two page and get linked up for your series membership, sign up for the second event of the year, and learn more about the event including course length, important times, and more!

February 5, 2019

Los Angeles, Ca

The 2019 Kenda/DP4 Racing Championship got underway this weekend, and with epic racing conditions it was the STOCK Artic Cat of Shawn Bigney who recorded the first ever DP4 Racing event Overall Victory!

Proving that it isn’t all about money and equipment, the husband-wife team of Shawn and Tanya Bigney took the win in dramatic fashion besting the Production 1000 Turbo class vehicle of John Connolly and Danny Reider, and the Production 1000 class car of brothers Dylan and Brady Kelly.

With four different brands represented here at round one, spectators were treated to a show of some of the fastest SXS vehicles in the west. Be it the home-built Yamaha YXZ of the Brady Brothers, or the four-seater turned two-seater Polaris RZR of the Connelly/Reider team, all of the major SXS brands were represented here at round one. One of the cleanest (and newest) looking cars was that of the father/son team of Louis and Louis Castillo who raced their hot-off-the-showroom-floor Can Am Maveric X3 in their FIRST EVER off-road race and finished a respectable 4th overall, completing all four laps in just over 3 hours.

The Castillo team of Father/Son Louis III and Louis IV are joined by pit crew member Alex Williamson.
After weeks of prep, the Kelly Brothers YXZ performed flawlessly despite flatting two tires and experiencing the only rollover of the event. Co-driver Reed McIntyre explained on the podium “Well… I had one job to do today, and that was to let Dylan NOT flip the car, and I failed at that!” In fact, Reed proved to have another job in helping to right the car before the DP4 Petroworks Roll Over crew could even get to them.

The Connelly/Reider team physically led most of the race, but suffered their own share of issues while racing. “We broke a CV join on the last lap, that slowed us down, we also had to make some suspension adjustments on one of the pit stops which really helped us to open in up in the wet conditions.” Connelly explained at the finish. “It was really a lot of fun! You guys laid out a great course, DP4 ROCKS!”

Taking the physical lead in the pits on the final lap, and leading on adjusted time from the end of the first loop, the Wildcat ran flawlessly and set a pace that could be matched by none. “The wildcat ran just like a wildcat, out front!” explained Bigney at the finish. “You guys (DP4) put on a great course, it made it easy to just open it up and fly through the desert. You guys had a great mix of real fast and real technical, a lot of the races it is either one or the other… this had a great blend.”

Spraying Champagne from the podium, the top three overall each took home something a little extra special as the DP4 Staff awarded COMPLETE SETS (4-each) of Kenda Tires to all three teams on the podium! “I think our tires are a little out of shape, those Kenda’s are going to be nice at then next one!”

In case you missed it, the DP4 Racing team flooded the internet with live content on both our Facebook and Instagram feeds all weekend long. With a commitment to support both the racers and the series, be sure to follow us on social media so that you can be a part of all the action live as it happens! Check out the recap video below, and be sure to join us at the next one on March 30th as the 2019 Kenda/DP4 Racing championship continues on with Round Two in Johnson Valley, Ca!

If you missed out on the action here at round one, don’t worry… Round two is less than 60 days away. Check out our flyer here for more info on the next Kenda/DP4 Racing Championship event!

Great Contingency Offers at Every Round!

Did you know that racers at ALL DP4 EVENTS are elligable to recieve great contingency offers?

New for 2019 DP4 Racers have the chance to take home great products from some of our sponsors, and event great offers just by signing up to race.

At all 6 of the 2019 Kenda Tires DP4 Racing Championship events, Kenda Tires will be giving away TWO FULL SETS OF TIRES to winners of two pre-selected Amateur Classes (classes to be selected prior to each round).

If those offers don’t sound like enough, the winners of ALL AMATEUR classes are eligible to score from PCI Race Radios just by having the PCI continegncy stickers on both sides of the race vehicles!

For info on the above contingencies, and a full listing of available contingencies at all Kenda Tires DP4 Championship events, check out www.DP4Racing.com.

January 15, 2019

DP4 Racing has officially opened series registration and the Round One pre-registration system for all racers!
Be sure to sign up early, as number selection is on a first come-first serve basis. 

With the start of the racing season only two short weeks away, DP4 Racing has opened its MotoTally system to racers for series and event registration. Skip the lines and pay ahead of time via Credit Card (or PayPal) and secure your chance at taking home some of our great Contingency Offers here at round one.

DP4 Racing is one of the only racing experiences for SXS racers to bring their families without the need to pay gate fees, camping rates, or other non-race related fees.

Sign up now, and join us as we make history with the first-ever DP4 event.

Click the button below for info on round one!

Or visit www.dp4racing.com for more info!

With a growing list of entries, DP4 is quickly becoming the place to race here in the Southern California desert! Check out a few of our early entries below, and contact us to see how you can be featured both on our website and on our social media accounts.


Ever heard of “Chris Blais?” He is kind of a big deal… Multi time District 37 desert champion, Baja Champion, podium finisher at the DAKAR RALLY!. Oh yeah… he is the most recent AVE Champion in the California City SXS series! Chris is bringing his A Game and is one of the first to pre-register for Round One! Check out the Kenda-Sponsored racer’s profile by clicking the photo above.


John Connelly is another one of those “I’ll Race Anything” kind of guys. John has raced dirbikes, jeeps, and SXS’s in places like Baja, King of the Hammers, and all over the Southern California Desert. This Ridgecrest native thinks he knows a thing or two about the race area for Round One, and with his brand new SXS, he is sure to be a podium threat!


Have you ever heard of the Wildcat? Shawn Bigney sure has… As an early supporter of DP4 Racing, this desert vet has been eager to get his feet wet in racing his new SXS. Come meet Shawn, and all of the other DP4 Racers and Crew at Round One on Saturday February 2nd, 2019!

October 16, 2018
For Immediate Release

DP4 Racing to Cancel 2018 event due to timing and scheduling conflicts, looks forward to a strong 2019 DP4 Racing Championship!

Due to factors beyond the control of the Desert Productions 4 team, The DP4 Racing event originally scheduled for October 27th, and then rescheduled for December 1st, has been cancelled indefinitely. However, the 2019 DP4 Racing Championship will continue as planned without further issue.

With racer’s overall experience in mind, the DP4 Racing team chose to originally reschedule the event due to timing restrictions presented because of the National Hare and Hound Event taking place the same weekend. Working with the Bureau of Land Management to secure a new date ahead of the 2018 holiday season proved to be unworkable under such short notice, and the DP4 Racing team has chosen to indefinitely postpone the 2018 event.

The good news is that Desert Productions 4 and the DP4 racing team are more than ready to host side by side racing’s best at the 2019 DP4 Championship Series, which kicks off February 2nd, 2019 in Ridgecrest, Ca.

“We looked long and hard for an event date that would fit both our racer’s schedules and that of the BLM.  With events nearly every weekend between now and the end of the year, we just felt it was best for the series to forgo a 2018 event. This gives us more time to focus on the first event of the year, and make sure that racers get the best possible experience at their first DP4 racing event.” -Tommy Russell, DP4 Racing Referee

The 2019 series will kick off in February, and the following 5 rounds are sure to exciting as the DP4 team hosts events in both the Ridgecrest and Johnson Valley areas. The official 2019 Schedule with locations of events is as follows:

Round 1               February 2, 2019               Ridgecrest, Ca – INAUGURAL DP4  EVENT
Round 2               March 30, 2019                 Johnson Valley, Ca
Round 3               May 18, 2019                    Ridgecrest, Ca 
Round 4               July 20, 2019                    Johnson Valley, Ca -NIGHT RACE!
Round 5               September 7, 2019           Johnson Valey, Ca
Round 6               October 19, 2019             Ridgecrest, Ca – FINAL ROUND

“It is unfortunate that we had to scramble and ultimately cancel the 2018 event, but we wanted our racers to really experience the DP4 style of racing. “ Explained Steve Argubright, “With time restrictions that would have limited all of our DP4 racing to under 4 hours of total race time, our only option was to postpone from the original October 27th date. The good news is that we are receiving an overwhelming amount of support for the series, and we know that 2019 will be a record setting year as far as Side by Side racing goes.”

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May 1, 2018
For Immediate Release

Desert Productions 4 is happy to introduce the America’s newest UTV Off Road Racing Championship!

The DP4 Racing Inaugural event will take place this December, and a 5-race series will follow in 2019.

What is the DP4 Racing Championship?

New in 2018, Desert Productions 4 is happy to present their UTV Off Road Championship which will feature cross country racing at locations all across the southern California desert. Aimed at providing a low barrier to entry experience, the DP4 Racing Championship will allow UTV owners the chance to get their feet wet in racing, while experiencing a family friendly low-stress atmosphere.

With Course loops ranging in length from 10 to 50 miles and average race times aimed at 2-5 hours, the DP4 Racing Championship will make for a fun, fast paced, single day racing experience that will welcome drivers and family alike. Bridging the gap between the high dollar 250-mile plus races, and the fun recreational weekend warrior experience, DP4 Racing aims to provide a relatively low cost option for the casual UTV owner to get their feet wet in racing.

When and where will the races happen?

The DP4 Racing Championship will have a single 2018 event where the inaugural DP4 Racing Champion will be crowned. Following, in 2019, the series will feature 5 events hosted in locations across the Johnson Valley and Spangler Hills OVH areas. Spread out equally throughout the year, the DP4 Championship will give drivers and racing families the chance to spit up their racing expenses and truly follow the series without breaking the bank.

How can you get involved?

DP4 Racing is looking for racers eager to try their first event, and professionals who have hundreds of races under their belts. With varying classes from beginner to pro, the DP4 Championship will have something for all UTV owners. Load up your rig and come join us for a weekend of fun, friendly competition.  Look to our website for details on when and where to meet us in the desert!

Want to volunteer and learn the ins and outs about hosting a successful racing event, check out our website for information on how you can help!

Check out our website at www.DP4Racing for more information on the series, involvement options, and general off road racing and series news.

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