XPEL-logo-full-1-19-2017SAN ANTONIO, Texas – XPEL Technologies has announced the company will be partnering with the highly popular organization Jeep Jamboree USA, headquartered in Georgetown, Calif., for 2017. XPEL will be an official sponsor of Jeep Jamboree USA, which organizes off-road adventure weekends taking place during 32 weekends throughout the country.

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Ford announced today it will be auctioning an all-new, one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at an upcoming Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The proceeds from the auction will all benefit diabetes research organization JDRF.

Team-Green-Kawasaki-1-17-2017Foothill Ranch, CA – Kawasaki mourns the loss of the Best in the Desert Racing Series founder Casey Folks, who passed away January 12.

Folks lived a life most of us only dream about. An avid participant and Off-Road Hall of Famer, he started Best in the Desert in 1984, offering motorcycle manufacturers from around the world a new way to truly showcase the performance of their bikes.

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— The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will showcase its third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition in a one-hour TV special premiering February 6 at 10 p.m. (PT/ET) on the Velocity Network. This unique program makes it possible for consumers to connect with manufacturers and see the great new products and trends that debut at the leading automotive trade show in the world—the SEMA Show.

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Leandro Torres and co-driver Lourival Roldan have become the very first Dakar SSV class winners, taking the 2017 title in their factory Xtreme Plus Polaris RZR1000XT machine by 4 hours and 42 minutes.

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Hellwig Products has just unveiled its new air spring suspension for the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup. According to Hellwig, the new Big Wig’s 2,800 lb. bags allow Titan XD owners to “tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height, improving overall drive control.”

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Ram trucks is putting aside the recent EPA allegations regarding its diesel trucks and is looking to highlight the hard-working nature of the trucks in its lineup. Ram recently unveiled two new commercials featuring the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11SAN DIEGO, USA — BFGoodrich Tires, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Frank DeAngelo and brothers Jeff and Rick Geiser were among the major winners Saturday night as SCORE International officially concluded the 2016 SCORE World Desert Champioship with the annual SCORE Awards Night gala at the SCORE Tech facility in El Cajon, Calif., approximately 15 miles east of San Diego.

SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards were presented in 14 categories along with the 31 winners of the Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards as well as the overall and class point champions of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship. Also honored for the first time were the nine winners of the SCORE Triple Crown of Baja, presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

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TRD, the Toyota Racing Development division for the company, just unveiled the details on the vehicles it will have on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert reported this morning that Director Casey Folks has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Below is the press release sent out this morning.

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God Speed Casey
Rest in Peace

With a sad heart, Best in the Desert announces the passing of our leader on January 12, 2017. Casey Folks suffered a massive stroke on the morning of January 7th in Parker, Arizona. He was doing what he loved, living his passion for off-road racing, getting ready to drop the flag on the latest UTV race event.  He was rushed to a hospital and transported by air to Las Vegas for care. Despite efforts by the best doctors in Las Vegas, Casey succumbed to the effect of a stroke this morning.