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ENSENADA, Mexico
— Space is still available for the free workshop on safety in off-road racing this Saturday (July 30) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SCORE Tech Center in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego. With prominent guest speakers from IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road racing the annual event is being presented again by SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation.

Hosted by SCORE’s Roger Norman and Stand 21 Racewear’s Yves Morizot, scheduled guest speakers include IndyCar safety consultant Dr. Terry Trammell, former NASCAR Senior Director of Safety Tom Gideon and desert-racing legend Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart.

The 2017 TITAN Single Cab, with about a foot shorter wheelbase than TITAN XD, will be offered initially with the new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 (a V6 engine will be available at a later date).

The 2017 TITAN Single Cab will be about a foot shorter wheelbase than TITAN XD and will be offered initially with the new 5.6-liter Endurance V8, though a V6 engine will be available at a later date.

Nisan today confirmed what we saw a few months ago – the 2017 Titan and Titan XD will include Single Cab options for 2017. This will be the first time in Nissan’s truck history that it will offer a Single Cab option for the commercial fleet/work truck market. The Single Cab is the second of three eventual Titan body configurations, as it will join the Crew Cab and the eventual King Cab that will be unveiled soon. Nissan says the Single Cab version will be on sale later this year.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding an open house meeting regarding Minnesota’s Kabetogama State Forest area. See more information below.

Anyone interested in trail use and motorized recreation in Kabetogama State Forest in St. Louis County is encouraged to attend an open house Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 5;00 to 8:00 p.m., at the American Legion, 4543 U.S. Highway 53 in Orr, the Department of Natural Resources said.

The open house will provide an opportunity to submit comments and suggestions about trail use at Kabetogama State Forest. DNR staff will be available to answer questions and provide maps of existing trails.

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AMSOIL has introduced a new synthetic fluid for dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs). AMSOIL Synthetic DCT Fluid’s superior frictional properties protect against shudder and gear clashing to consistently produce fast, smooth shifts. Its exceptional durability provides stability in stop-and-go traffic and excels under intense, high-heat conditions. AMSOIL DCT Fluid’s built-in oxidation resistance helps prevent sludge formation in vital transmission parts.

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Toyota made a big announcement today unveiling that there will be two new grade options for the 2017 4Runner, including a TRD Off-Road and a TRD Off-Road Premium model. The new TRD Off-Road 4Runner will actually be on display this weekend at the FJ Summit in Ouray, Colorado, and Off-Road.com will be onsite to check it out.

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Toyo Tires offered up its newest video featuring its Open Country M/T tires fitted on a unique off-road rig by Action Vehicle Engineering. With its team driver BJ Baldwin behind the wheel, the King Shock-equipped modified 1959 British Ferret 4X4 military scout vehicle tackles a wide variety of terrain. The video, titled ‘The Ferret,’ is designed by the Toyo Tires crew to “prove that Toyo Tires Open Country tires are capable of taking any vehicle across every terrain,” but you’ll simply appreciate the crazy-looking rig tackling a little bit of everything, including forests, deserts, sand hills and water crossings.

Herbst Landshark Truggy
The Herbst Truggy was a vehicle that truly pushed the limits of off-road desert racing. It helped redefine the concept of “Unlimited” restrictions in Class 1, and in some ways it truly embraced the idea that a pretty looking race car has about the same value on a race course as a blown engine.

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Ford unveiled the payload and towing capability of its new F Series heavy-duty Super Duty trucks, claiming the “most towing and hauling capability and the most horsepower and torque of any heavy-duty pickup truck,” which includes a whopping 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 32,500 pounds of max towing capacity.

AMA-logo-230Editor’s Note: The AMA has been fighting for lowering the content of ethanol in fuel in regards to motorcycles and other powersports vehicles. See their recent press release on the subject below.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it should stop increasing the amount of required ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply and, instead, lower the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2017.

The comments submitted to the EPA were accompanied by the signatures of 18,162 motorcyclists, all-terrain-vehicle owners and others who are concerned that increased amounts of ethanol in their fuel could void warranties, damage engines and harm other components on their vehicles.

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The Jeep brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, and to date there have been a number of ways the company has marked this milestone. Earlier in the year at the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari, an event that was celebrating its own 50-year milestone, we had the chance to take out the 75th Anniversary models on the trail in Moab.