MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII), in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Transport Canada, is issuing a voluntary recall on model year 2015 Polaris RZR 900 and 1000 vehicles due to reports of pinched fuel tank vent lines. The recall is related to the vehicle’s fuel tank vent line potentially being incorrectly installed during manufacturing, causing it to become pinched, which may cause the fuel tank to pressurize and leak fuel, posing a potential fire hazard. Polaris estimates that the assembly error occurred in very few vehicles; however, Polaris is issuing a voluntary recall so that all these vehicles could be inspected and any affected vent lines fixed prior to further use.
Imperial Valley, CA – Alumi Craft racer Todd Winslow took the class 10 victory at the SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series, Imperial Valley 250 while finishing an amazing second place overall. According to Winslow, he had an uneventful day while beating all but the winning Trophy Truck to the finish line. Fellow Alumi Craft racer Jared Teague also stood on the podium; finishing third in class 10 and taking seventh place overall. While the Alumi Craft racers prospered, the brutal terrain and scorching heat took a toll on the rest of the field. The finishing rate of those who entered was an astonishingly low 31.76 percent.
RENO, Nev. — SCORE International announced today its official five-race schedule for the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship featuring all five races in Baja California, Mexico for the first time in the storied history of the internationally-televised desert racing series. The announcement was made at the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo being held through Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
The biggest change for the 2016 race season will be the new Bud Light SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by Rosarito Beach, in September. Being held in Rosarito, classes will be split into groups, each class will run the race split into equal parts run on two days with racing on Friday night, Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning on Sept. 16-18.
Pomona, Calif. – BFGoodrich Tires, in collaboration with Four Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition and Off Road Business Association, today announced the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Trails program. Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected and the associated clubs for this year’s program are:
• Applegate-Lassen Wagon Trail, Nev., High Rock Trekkers
• Bald Mountain OHV Trails, Sierra National Forest, Calif., Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers
• Barrett Lake Trail, El Dorado National Forest, Calif., Hi-Landers 4WDC
• Black Bear Pass, Silverton, Colo., Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango
POMONA, Calif., USA — Another radically rugged race course of approximately 840 miles for the granddaddy of all desert races was unveiled Saturday at the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The popular consumer show will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT).
The season finale of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship is expecting nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States to compete in this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 17-21, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Greeley, Colo. – Tread Lightly!, Noble Energy, Inc. and the U.S. Forest Service recently celebrated the completion of three priority Restoration for Recreation projects implemented this year on the Pawnee National Grassland, near the community of Greeley, Colorado. The final project was held at the Baker Draw Designated Shooting Area, where volunteers cleaned and improved the popular public space with new permanent shade structures.
TORRANCE, Calif. – During a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, the reopening of the Honda Rider Education Center in Irving, Texas, was celebrated by local powersports enthusiasts, politicians and media, as well as Honda associates and Geo-Center Motorcycle Training owner Curt Liles, who operates the facility under a lease agreement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Monroe, MI, Sept. 30, 2015 – DynoMax driver Clay Gilstrap dominated a long, difficult course to finish more than three minutes ahead of the competition and earn his first ULTRA4 victory in the ULTRA4 Hot Springs Race. Other Team DynoMax drivers also posted top-10 finishes: Levi Shirley finished second; Wayland Campbell, fourth; Bailey Campbell, sixth; and Shannon Campbell, eighth. Rob Matzell finished second in the 4500 Modified series race. DynoMax Performance Exhaust is “The Official Performance Exhaust” of ULTRA4 Racing.
This was the third annual race at Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park in Hot Springs, Ark., and the last of the 4WD Hardware Eastern Regional Series. While the weather was clear and dry this year, the course was longer and more difficult, covering some dense forest terrain. Some areas forced drivers to make passes on difficult rock obstacles that lead to rollovers.
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (September, 2015) – The Jeep Grand Cherokee has long been the vehicle of choice for those of us who wanted to go off-road occasionally but didn’t want to sacrifice creature comforts with something like a Wrangler. The Grand Cherokee is a solidly built, reliable, capable machine that is available with a variety of engines. These rigs also represent a tremendous value on the used market and as such they are super common and make a great starting point for a variety of off-road builds. One area in which they could use some serious improvement however, is their exhaust system. The stock exhaust system is extremely quiet and restrictive, definitely not something an enthusiast would want. Luckily, MagnaFlow is here to help with their new cat-back system for 2011-2016 Grand Cherokees with the 5.7 liter V8 and 2014-2016 Grand Cherokees with the 3.6 liter V6.
RENO, Nev. — SCORE International’s SCORE World Desert Championship will continue to have a major impact at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. to be held Saturday and Sunday, the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo will once again offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed.
Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 17-21, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.