WHERE TO FIND US....
P.O. Box 2141
California City, CA 93504
THERE IS A CHANGE ON OUR INSURANCE COVERAGE AND WE WANT TO LET YOU IN ON IT...
Dear Racers and Friends:
We have some bad news and we have some good news.
First the bad:
Our insurance has increased in cost by over 300% for 2019. This happened just before the first event (Jan 26) and we really had no choice but to pay it.
To be sure, the large increase had absolutely nothing to do with us or our impeccable racing record/history. The fact that we’ve had no incidents or accidents in the past almost seven years, bodes well for us and certainly for you, the racers and your crews. You’ve done well helping us prove that our equipment and sport is safe and popular.
Nonetheless, because there are only two companies in the United States that really write coverage for off-road/desert racing, and they have had large payoffs because of other organizations, unfortunately, it gives us very little room to negotiate.
Our main goal has always been to provide you with the best racing venues, the most fun courses, yet challenging to race on.
WE’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KEEP OUR RACING FEES AND COSTS AS INEXPENSIVE AS POSSIBLE. That’s not always possible.
As a result, it has become very clear that we need to increase our fees some to offset the major increases we’ve had. While the actual entry fees will remain the same, the fee for the “trackers” will remain the same and your FUTVI membership will also not change, but in our revised entry form you will see an additional fee of $75.00 per event as insurance fee.
However, the insurance package we now have is much better for us and for the racers, then before:
Now for the good news:
All racers, drivers and navigators will have Liability coverage per each occurrence, plus AD & D and Excess Medical. Moreover, all vehicles participating in the event, including staff and chase crews and official vehicles and course monitors will also be covered. Therefore, it is important that every person in your team, every person involved in the race, helping you, chasing, monitoring your race progress, must sign our Liability waiver, obtain either a wrist band or decal from us and use it during the race, in the event you have problems. Without it there will be no coverage, with it you will be covered.
Now for even better good news, with our new package, we will be able to offer it to other promoters across the Country under the PURE UTV INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (PUTVI). This will be the equivalent of the AMA (Mc/ATV) or IJSBA (Powerboats-Jet-Skis), but the association will be strictly for UTV Racing and other functions. By offering a National Sanctioning Package to other promoters, we are hoping to take our sport to a higher level, where everyone will be racing under the same FUTVI/PUTVI rules and regulations. And just as importantly, when we get the Country racing under the PUTVI banner, we will be able to negotiate better deals across the board, including personal insurance, discount at participating businesses and much more to all members. To be sure, we are not reinventing the wheel, but taking, for example, the AMA’s model and expanding it to UTVs.
Consequently, we are now beginning a new era of PURE UTV OFF-ROAD DESERT RACING as members of PUTVI. Hope you all come along.
CEO of PUTVI