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ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico
— SCORE International has updated and posted online its 2017 Rule Book for the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship.

THE SCOOP
Updates include an introduction to help make navigation more user-friendly, expanded class descriptions and the general and competition rules that apply to all classes. Further, individual class rules are now grouped by type of vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles, quads).

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April 25, 2017 (Agua Dulce, Calif.):
Day 2 of the NORRA Mexican 1000 had both the bikes and the cars running south along the coast all the way to El Huerfanito before turning southwest towards highway one at Chapala. They run a transit stage down the highway until El Crucerito and the Mag 7 pit. The shared course then heads farther west in the dirt until it makes a split. The bikes continue southwest until they reach the Pacific coast. From there they head south until another splash of fuel in the Mag 7 pit on the highway. With still more miles to go, they make their way to the finish in Guerrero Negro. The day 2 total mileage for bikes was 270.80 miles.

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Day 1 of racing kicked off at the 50th anniversary of the NORRA Mexican 1000. Today’s course that travelled from Ensenada to San Felipe had a little bit of everything. Even before the bikes and cars left the line there was an incredible atmosphere. Watching every type and year of vehicle approach the line was a treat for anyone who loves offroad racing. So many unique vehicles compete in the Mexican 1000. Interesting bikes included the sidecar entry of Chris Kemp with monkey Joe Delucie, and the couple riding double again this year, Kevin and Michelle Busch.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Entries from all across the United States and around the world are expected as online registration has opened for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500. Round 2 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 49th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

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Fontana, Calif.
– Rugged Rocks is exclusively offering three new gears manufactured by Revolution Gear & Axle for the Nissan H233B rear and H233B reverse fronts axles. Available gears include 5.13, 5.57 and 5.89 – all of which fit front and rear axles.

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Jeep has released images of its Yuntu SUV Concept ahead of its debut at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show.

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Rugged Radios created a uniquely cool vehicle recently, as it used a 2016 Polaris General and built it into a World War II Willys Jeep. The Rugged Radios creation features a Willys Jeep front end, complete with flat fenders, grille, hood and more.

Skyjacker's Lonnie McCurry leans the JK out over the ledge.

Toward the end of the week at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, some Jeepers take a break from the trail for a few hours to check out the newest gadgets and gear at the Spanish Trail Arena. Aftermarket vendors show off their latest and greatest, and we cruised the floor to check out the show and put together a collection of new products from this year’s EJS.

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The newest version of the XP1K videos just launched today, XP1K4, which is the fourth installment of the film series featuring newly crowned 2017 UTV World Champion and three time off-road champion RJ Anderson.

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The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass isn’t exactly a hard-core off-roader. That said, the crossover Compass, at least in Trailhawk form, is a Trail Rated Jeep that can tackle some beginning to moderate trails – and that’s a lot more than pretty much any other crossover on the market can say.