SCORE-imperial-valley-250-logo-8-10-15RENO, Nev., USA — Traveling across the country to compete while patiently and determinedly developing one of the top desert racing teams in the world, RPM Racing of Bristol, Tenn., has entered six vehicles, including four in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for next month’s internationally-televised Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250, presented by the City of El Centro.

Returning to SoCal for the third time in two years, Round 4 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Sept. 24-27 just west of El Centro, Calif. and approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.

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Leitner Designs recently released its new patented rack system for light duty trucks called The Active Cargo System, or ACS. The ACS eliminates what Leitner Designs feels are shortcomings of truck racks currently on the market.

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Phoenix, AZ
– The Polaris RZR Jagged X race team arrived at the Alliante Resort & Casino in North Las Vegas, NV on Thursday August 13th ready to take on the longest off-road race in the United States. As expected, the temperatures had already risen past the century mark as tech & contingency got underway. The team, while trying to stay hydrated, diligently completed all of the standard contingency and tech duties, something all teams must do prior to competing.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding an OHV open house for the Wayne National Forest. See below for more details.

OHV riders and community members are invited to come and discuss the past, present and future of the OHV Trail systems on the Ironton Ranger District, which include the Hanging Rock, Pine Creek and Superior OHV Systems.

Whew! The next-gen Wrangler will still feature solid axles, and that's great news for off-roaders and the aftermarket.

A recent report says the next-gen Wrangler will retain its core identity in terms of construction and capability, though it will reportedly be able to achieve up to 30 mpg.

A recent story in Automotive News highlighted a conversation with a Jeep dealer who was shown the new Wrangler at a conference in Las Vegas, with the dealer stating the the next-generation Wrangler, which is expected to be a 2018, ‘stays pretty true to its current form.’

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Paso Robles, Calif. –
Dubbed the longest off-road race in America, the Best in the Desert Racing Association’s “Vegas to Reno” is a grueling 545-mile journey through the Nevada desert. The rough and dusty course knocked dozens of competitors out of contention, but both Lazer Star Lights sponsored teams persevered through the conditions to claim impressive finishes in their classes.

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MINNEAPOLIS
— USSOCOM has awarded Polaris Defense a new, sole source, firm-fixed-price contract for the MRZR off-road vehicle platform and vehicle delivery started earlier this month. The $83 million, five year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, signed in July, continues delivery order options on MRZR 2 and MRZR 4 vehicles – along with contractor logistics support (CLS) for spares, training and support as part of the light tactical all-terrain vehicle (LTATV) program. Since 2013, Polaris Defense has been delivering MRZR vehicles to USSOCOM under a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) against a GSA contract.

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Suwanee, GA
– Alloy USA, a manufacturer of performance drivetrain products, today announced the release of its new D44 X-Joints for 2007-2015 Jeep® Wrangler (JK).

Available for Wrangler Rubicon and Rubicon Unlimited models equipped with Dana 44 axles, the heavy-duty X-Joints are a direct replacement for the factory U-joints. The X-Joints are manufactured from 8620 case hardened alloy steel and incorporate a number of design features to ensure the joints stand up to the stresses of off-roading.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition recently sent over this note regarding an upcoming meeting for the Dumont Dunes.

The Dumont Dunes Subgroup to the Desert Advisory Council (DAC) has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA 92311 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to participate in subgroup discussions related to BLM management of the Dumont Dunes Recreation Area. The Dumont Dunes Subgroup discussions and public involvement assists the BLM in managing the recreation area.

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MINNEAPOLIS
– Arctic Cat Inc. today announced it is launching the Stadium Side-by-Side (SXS) Powered by Arctic Cat Racing Series, which will be the undercard, or lead-in race, to the main event at Robby Gordon’s wildly popular Stadium Super Trucks (SST) events. The new Stadium SXS Series Powered by Arctic Cat will feature 10 Arctic Cat Wildcat™ side-by-sides driven by Action Sport Athletes, fans and dealers, who will use the same track as the Stadium Super Trucks.