VCEDA issues news release on behalf of Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure and UTV Takeover regarding the upcoming UTV Takeover event at Southern Gap in Grundy, VA July 28- August 1. We hope that you can join us during the event in Grundy!

UTV Takeover Set July 28-August 1; Schedule of Events Released

GRUNDY, VA (JULY 13, 2021) – In less than two weeks, Southern Gap will be “taken over” by UTV Takeover out of the Pacific Northwest as the UTV Takeover event, geared toward off-road ATV/UTV enthusiasts, begins July 28 at Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure.

A schedule of events was released this week and shows a full slate of activities for the event, now in its third year at Southern Gap Outdoor. The Southern Gap location is one of four locations in the United States at which 2K21 UTV Takeover events are hosted. The other three locations are in Oregon, Oklahoma and Utah. Booking for campsites and RV spots and pre-sales on event admission for the Virginia event are now open with all booking and tickets for the UTV Takeover event through utvtakeover.com.

“We are looking forward to our return to Virginia and Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure for this third year of UTV Takeover,” said Jim McIntire, UTV Takeover owner. “Each year the Virginia event – one of four we host nationwide — has grown and this year promises to be one of the biggest and best yet. We still have some limited camping available, but it’s going fast. We hope everyone in the region will make the opportunity to attend the event and to join us in what we know is the most epic event in the east.”

Title sponsors for this year’s event include Rugged Radios, Maxxis Tires, Super ATV and MidAmerica Outdoors. UTV Takeover Virginia Official Sponsors include Monster Energy, Aluma Trailers, Sector Seven and A N Signs & Designs. 

Twelve-year-old stunt driver Ruslan Yankilevich, from California, is expected to make a return trip to Southern Gap this year as a UTV Takeover partner athlete.

The event to be held at Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure, like past UTV Takeover events, is designed to bring riders, sponsors and vendors together to enjoy a family-friendly, action-packed days of fun and riding. From group rides, night rides, mud bogs, drag racing, rally course racing, hill climbs, barrel racing, games, daily raffles, a kids zone, Show-n-Shine Day and Night events and more, there promises to be a little something for everyone at the Southern Gap event.

UTV Takeover 2K21 officially opens Wednesday, July 28 as campers move in and vendor row is set up.

The front gate, vendor row and the Kids Zone officially open on Thursday, July 29 at 9 a.m. The opening of Demo Rides by Kawasaki and Yamaha, the start of the treasure hunt and a guided daytime group ride also begin at 9 a.m.

At 11 a.m., the tire toss competition gets underway with divisions for adults and kids. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. in the mini-games arena.

At noon, on July 29, the Dizzy Daze competition starts followed by Race the Clock at 1 p.m.; the mud run at 3 p.m. and ATV Mud Bogs at 4 p.m.

A Happy Hour meet-n-greet gets underway at 6 p.m., as does the cornhole tournament and Stereo Wars.

The day is capped off by a guided night ride at 8 p.m., followed by Rock-n-Roll Bingo at 10 p.m.

Friday, July 30, the gates, vendor row, the Kids Zone and Demo Rides open again at 9 a.m.  and a guided daytime group ride takes off for the trails.

At 11 a.m., barrel racing gets underway followed by 2 p.m. UTV/ATV Rally Course racing. The mud bogs fire up for UTV’s at 4 p.m. to be followed by a 6 p.m. Happy Hour Meet-n-Greet, the first benefit raffle and the daytime show-n-shine. The guided night ride departs the campground at 8 p.m. and is followed by rock-n-roll bingo at 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 31, the gates, vendor row, the Kids Zone and Demo Rides open again at 9 a.m.  and a guided daytime group ride takes off again for the trails.

At 11 a.m., the fun and games start with Blind Bandit at 11 a.m.; UTV/ATV drag racing at 2 p.m.; Hillfest at 4 p.m.; followed by a 6 p.m. Happy Hour Meet-n-Greet, the final benefit raffle and the show-n-shine. A guided night ride leaves the campground at 8 p.m. and is followed by rock-n-roll bingo at 10 p.m.

“We are excited to again be partnering with UTV Takeover to host the event at Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure,” said Billie Campbell and Patrick Owens, owners of Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure. “This year marks the third year Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure has hosted the event. We look forward to again serving as the host site and to providing a variety of activities for the whole family, offering some pretty awesome ATV/UTV riding for all skill levels and age ranges.”

Elite sponsors of the Virginia event include Brian Crower Inc., Carter Machinery, Devil Anse ATV Resort LLC, Full Throttle Battery, Hillcom, Humboldt Motorsports, OBOR Tires and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Appalachia. Presenting sponsors include AA Off Road, Best Top PRP LLC, Buchanan County Tourism, Built Ford Tough, Dirty Stripper Chemicals, MB Quart & Hifonics, Mountain Suzuki, Noah Horn Well Drilling, Rhino Lights, LLC, 53 Powersports, Speedstraps, Southwest Virginia Sportsmen, Team Powerhouse Inc. and the Town of Grundy. Team sponsors include Haysi Supply Company LLC, Hot Rod Rentals LLC, Offroad Beast, Barton Monument Company, Spring Branch Farm, Thunder River Campground and Trailhead Country Kitchen. Additional sponsors include the program sponsor, Rigid Industries and Social Boost Sponsor Offroad Beast.

Associate sponsors include the Buchanan County Chamber of Commerce, Harman Memorial Baptist Church, Heart of Appalachia, Hillcom, Barton Monument Company, King of the Deep, NOVA Offroad, RZR Central, RZR Nation, Side By Side Stuff, Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure, Spearhead Trails, Star Entertainment, SXS Guys, Terra Tech Engineering, the Town of Grundy, UTV Action Magazine, UTV Guide.Net and X3Mafia.

A variety of vendors have also signed up and include AA Off Road, Aluma Trailers, Aqua Force Pressure Washing, Brian Crower Inc, Built Ford Tough, Carter Machinery, Chillerz, Dave’s Dawgs, Dirty Stripper Chemicals, Dough & Joe, Down Home Spirits LLC, Humboldt Motorsports, Johnson Industries Fabrication LLC, King of the Deep, MB Quart & Hifonics, McCoy Motorsports, Mountain Munch Co., Mud Traxx LLC, OBOR Tires, Off-Road Syndicate, Off-Road Vixens Clothing Co., Pig-N-Out BBQ, Prater Zip-In, PRP Seats, Solution X, Street Legal SxS, Southwest Virginia Sportsmen, Team Powerhouse Inc., the Flag Guy N More, the Shack and Tub’s Concession.

Yamaha and Kawasaki are presenting sponsors and will also offer demo rides to takeover goers.

The U.S. Army Wise Guys from the Army Recruiting office in Wise, Va., will also be there with a simulator featuring an electric bike, MRZR side by side, quad, EOD robot and a few other pieces of equipment.

The full program may be viewed at utvtakeover.com/grundy-va/program. For information on camping and pre-admission event wristbands, interested persons may visit www.utvtakeover.com.

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