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Las Vegas, Nevada May 11th 2017 Today Optimum Offroad today has announced a partnership with Mendeola Transaxles to develop and manufacture gearbox components and race ready transmission upgrades for performance side by sides. Optimum Offroad's owner Deric Schare said "I am excited to be working with Mike ,Ian & Jesse and everyone at Mendeola Transaxles to bring their over 40 years of engineering and manufacturing experience to the incredibly fast growing sport of performance side by sides". Mendeola Transaxles based in National City, California was started in 1972 when Mike Mendeola obtained a $3000 loan to build a transmission for team owner Mark Stahl and notable drivers including Roger Mears to compete in the 1977 Baja Internacional, predecessor to today's Baja 500. That early transmission set a new standard in offroad racing for toughness and the team went on to win it's first of many victories the next year. Optimum Offroad based in Las Vegas, Nevada specializes in drivetrain and chassis related upgrades for performance side by sides and will be releasing a newly designed RZR gear reduction this week.