New Team Announcement

For Immediate Release


Racer changes things up for the New Year


January 12, 2016 (San Clemente, CA) – UTV Racer Katie Vernola announces new changes for the Katie V Racing team for 2016. In her third year as a racer in the UTV circuit, she’s changing up her race strategy this year and focusing on new goals to enhance her racing career. Previously, she raced the two UTVs in the Lucas Oil Regional Southern California series. For 2015, she finished 20th out of 41 racers in the Production 1000 Class and came in 6th out of 15 other drivers in the Production 900 Class. In 2015, Vernola also raced the Terracross Championship, which was televised on CBS Sports and had 4 out 6 podium finishes and placed 3rd for the overall championships.

Now for 2016, Vernola went back to the drawing board to figure out what she could improve on and what sort of changes she could make for the new racing season. Although she enjoyed racing in the Lucas Oil Regional Southern California series, she’s now decided to compete in the Worcs Series and the UTV World Championship for the year, going from short-course style stadium racing to a more desert/short-course style racing. She will be racing the women’s UTV class, the SXS pro class and UTV world Championship.

Vernola set her sights out to work with the best companies in the industry to be on her team. is coming back as her title sponsor. Vernola will be using SuperAtv new long travel kit with front sway. Fuel Off-Road is on board as her associate 1 sponsor. Fuel Off-Road will soon be launching their new UTV wheel and tire line and decided to team up with Vernola to introduce them to the UTV community, given her massive following.

New to Vernola’s team is Andersin Design. Shawn Andersin will be creating all the wraps and design work for her race season. Vernola needed to be sure she was going to have enough power to race up front, she combined CP Carillo with Bikeman Performance for some well need extra horse power. The past three weeks BLACK RHINO PERFORMANCE have been working on building her a competitive UTV. BRP is at a new location, which now offers full service for UTVs; they’re a one-stop shop and stepped up big this year in helping Vernola in her quest for her first championship.

Her team for the 2016 season will include:, Fuel Off-road, Black Rhino Performance, Andersin Design, Bikeman Performance, King Shocks, CP Carrillo, K&N Filters, UTV Sports Mag, Action Sports Canopy, UTV underground, Cody Haggerty, K1 Race Gear, MTX Audio, Streamline Brakes, Bell Racing, SC Bail, and Rockwell Watches.

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