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Tarantula Performance Racing 

DRR mini to debut TPR products at 2009 Dealer Expo

Spider-themed custom race quads return to the Indianapolis Dealer Expo in 2009, as Tarantula Performance Racing will feature a Suzuki LTR-450 and a DRR mini quad outfitted with TPR parts during this year’s show.

The “Spyder Quad” is making a return to Indianapolis after stealing the show at last year’s convention. In 2008, Douglas Wheel Technology (DWT) featured the Spyder Quad Suzuki LTR-450, which was a combination build between TPR and Quinn Michael of Outta Control Racing Ministries.

A DRR DRX 50 will debut TPR’s “race-safer” bumper, grab bar and combined heel-guard and nerf bars. The DRR also will be outfitted with ATV Four Play a-arms, swing arm, steering stem and new Soft Bars. The quad will be equipped with Elka shocks.

Dirtwheels featured the Spyder Quad in the magazine’s March 2009 issue. This year, the Spyder Quad will appear in a more race-ready trim compared to last year, when the quad featured a live tarantula spider inside the battery box.

For 2009, TPR is using the championship winning DRR models to unveil its “race safer” products for young racers. The products are designed to incorporate padding on the rear grab bar similar to the foam incorporated with most handlebars. The “race safer” youth nerf bar and heel-guard combo is designed with full coverage to keep young racers safely planted in the saddle.

TPR’s candy-red booth, number 8573, will be located in Lucas Oil Stadium near the café. The dealer show runs from Feb. 13 through Feb. 15 in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, and the Indianapolis Convention Center. Both venues are located in downtown Indianapolis.

Located in Hinckley, Ohio, TPR manufactures fully customizable ATV body accessories. The company’s top-selling bumpers incorporate a removable center insert,
which can be customized with a rider’s number, sponsor logo or even detailed images and artwork – like tattoos. Tarantula Performance Racing’s spider-web inspired lines and contours are designed with today’s modern factory quad styles in mind and to give riders another platform for promoting themselves or their sponsors.

DRR ATV’s, headquartered in Brunswick, Ohio, have been proven winners on motocross tracks worldwide for 10 years.  DRR’s have won 59 championships and counting, more than all other mini manufacturers combined.  They now offer two and four stroke models ranging in size from 50 to 300cc.

ATV Four Play, located in Wadsworth, Ohio, is a fixture in the pro ranks on the east and west coasts. Four Play’s top-level suspension components have been run by championship winning racers, including John Natalie Jr.

Michael, of Bryan, Ohio, is perhaps best known for his 2003 660 Raptor “Outta Control 2,” which he covered in gold and chrome plating and a custom airbrushed paint job. Michael’s dedication to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through ATVs earned him and his Raptor the cover of ATVSport magazine in July 2003.
 For further information about Tarantula Performance Racing, DRR, ATV Four Play or Outta Control Racing Ministries; visit their Web sites at

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