Go-Baja-Riding-logo-10-21-14Go Baja Riding has announced that it will provide racers, or those looking to compete in their first hard-core race, an opportunity of a lifetime to race the SCORE Baja 1000 this year. Go Baja provides an all-inclusive race program for the Baja 1000. We cover logistics, food, lodging, transportation, bikes for pre run, pitting, and a professionally built 450x with a full-time chase crew (altogether it’s a nine-day program including race day).

Go Baja Riding Tours proudly announced last week that we are now a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. All proceeds generated will go directly to the WWP. Our donation page is available at support: support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/gobajariding. Go Baja Riding says it is excited to give back to the soldiers that have kept us safe. Two of the team’s riders are combat wounded veterans, so all of us at Go Baja Riding are racing for a larger cause.

GM-Logo-10-21-14DETROIT – Eleven more General Motors facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.

“Our landfill-free movement is part of our culture of continuous improvement embraced by teams globally,” said Jim DeLuca, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing. “Not only does it make our operations more efficient and help conserve vital resources, but we’re able to reinvest the money we get from recycling into future vehicles for our customers.”

Tread-Lightly-Thumb-9-22-14Salt Lake City, Utah – Tread Lightly! appointed two new members to its Board of Directors at an annual meeting recently held at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The new board members are Andrew Hoit, Vice President of Sales at Falken Tire Corporation, a global performance tire manufacturer, and Mark MacGuinness, Vice President at Discount Tire Direct, the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer.

“Tread Lightly! is committed to protecting access to the great outdoors for the benefit and enjoyment of people of all ages, and our diverse board has a growing interest in the many issues currently impacting access to public and private lands and waters,” said Lori McCullough, executive director and board member for Tread Lightly!. “As a member based organization, Tread Lightly! is also committed to expanding our membership as we approach our 25th anniversary in 2015. We encourage everyone who enjoys the outdoors to consider a Tread Lightly! membership as a way to help support access to our public lands.”

David Higgins and Craig Drew win LSPR. Photo: Scott Rains

David Higgins and Craig Drew win LSPR. Photo: Scott Rains

Houghton, MI -- Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew outlasted the competition and the wet stage conditions to take victory at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) on October 17-18, 2014 in Houghton, MI.

2014 BITD BlueWater Desert Challenge
Fort Mill, SC – Dry, hot and sandy. Those were the words used to describe this year’s Best In The Desert (BITD) Blue Water Desert Challenge held at the Blue Water Casino in Parker, AZ. This two-day race is not for the faint of heart and drivers struggled with rough terrain and extreme temperatures with the ambient temps reaching 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It wasn’t enough to hold back Team GT who dominated the 1500 Class on their General Grabbers with Harley Letner taking top honors.

Air-Lift-Workshop-Website-10-20-14No matter what vehicle you drive or what load you tow, Air Lift air spring suspension products can make the trip safer and more comfortable. Whether it’s an SUV towing a boat, a half-ton pickup with a trailer camper, or a one-ton truck hauling equipment to a work site, adjustable air springs solve the common problems related to towing and hauling. Air springs are a relatively small investment that pays off over and over, providing noticeable improvements to a vehicle’s handling, ride, safety, and reduced wear and tear.

Air Lift Company, a dedicated suspension specialist company, is focused on designing, engineering and manufacturing high-quality products for a wide range of towing applications. For over 65 years, the company has made safety-for both driver and cargo-their top priority, currently offering air suspension kits for over 540 different vehicle makes and models.

Camp-RZR-Polaris-5-8-14Minneapolis - Polaris RZR wanted to remind off-road enthusiasts about Camp RZR  in Glamis, Calif., on October 31-November 2.

Known as a celebration of all things RZR, the first Camp RZR was held during the 2013 New Years weekend, in the Glamis Sand Dunes, in Calif. The event was such a success, it was repeated later that year over Halloween weekend. Polaris expanded the event internationally when the first-ever Camp RZR was held in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year; and added a second North American Camp at Brimstone, in Huntsville, Tenn., in September.

Similar to years past, Camp RZR will feature vendors, free food, giveaways, RZR 170 races, a Show & Shine competition, a kid’s zone, RZR demos and Polaris staff on hand to answer questions. The RZR 170 races will include celebrity racers Ronnie Renner, Levi LaVallee, RJ Anderson and Colten Moore with autograph sessions on Friday and Saturday.

Candy-Cane-Off-Road-Baja-10-20-14The Prince Edible Race Car Co. announced in October that The Great Candy Cane Off­ Road Race Team is offering big-time prize  money to the first and last finishers in the November Baja 1000 Sportsman truck and buggy classes. The fastest Sportsman truck or buggy will receive $1,000, and the last finisher will receive $500.

The Great Candy Cane Off-Road Race Team participated in dozens of Baja races since its inaugural run at the 1982 Baja 1000, and dominated the Sportsman class for most of the 18 years it ran. The team attributed its winning record to the unbelievable performance of eco­ friendly components on the 2-seat buggy, such as the licorice used to make the non-slip tires, and the home-made marshmallows used to pad the striped driver and passenger seats. It also used salt-water taffy for fan belts, chocolate syrup instead of motor oil, and lemonade as a substitute for 140-octane racing fuel. The colorful red-and-white striped buggy was unofficially clocked by an unknown person at 413.8 mph on Diablo Dry Lake during a violent rainstorm, although the manufacturer never claimed speeds higher than 42 mph.

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RENO, Nev.
— Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr combined a second place finish with Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren’s uncharacteristic mishap at the recent Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to catapult himself into first place in the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after four rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Rocky-Mountain-ATV-MX-Off-Road-5-28-13Payson, UT – For the second year in a row, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC received the prestigious Platinum Circle of Excellence. This honor demonstrates Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

This distinction is awarded by Bizrate, a third-party company that collects unbiased feedback from customers regarding their shopping experience at numerous ecommerce retailers. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is part of their network comprising thousands of online stores, of which only 1.7% received the Platinum Circle of Excellence in 2014.