SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16POMONA, Calif., USA — It is time to drop the green flag for another spectacular Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif. and SCORE International will once again be a major part of this weekend’s popular public trade show. The colorful and extensive SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 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 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 16-20, with the race and all ancillary events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

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— Here is your chance to accelerate to RacePace with newly crowned TORC champ Corry Weller at the Off-Road Expo this weekend. DragonFire’s popular ride-alongs are back, along with some cool swag and 2017 catalogs hot off the presses. Show goers will also have an opportunity to meet Miss DragonFire and 3X Mint 400 winner Lacrecia Beurrier. The 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Powered By General Tire features 350+ exhibitors at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA October 1-2.

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After we initially teased the video last week, the Hoonigan Media Machine has formally unveiled its newest video, Battle BROyale, featuring Ken Block and BJ Baldwin and a host of other “teammates” competing in a race aboard the new Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle.

5 Sand Machines Feature
If you could pick any vehicle as your ultimate dune machine what would it be? We’re not that picky!  Give us any one of these crazy custom machines and some open sand and you can call us happy campers.

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Sal Fish (pictured right), previous owner of SCORE International, is currently recovering from open-heart surgery.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA — Sal Fish, the visionary, pioneering former owner of the SCORE International desert racing organization that he was part of for four decades, is resting comfortably according to family members following extensive open-heart surgery on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition is highlighting upcoming meetings this week regarding proposed action for the Rio Grande National Forest in Colorado. See below for more information.

The Rio Grande National Forest invites public input on the Proposed Action for the forest plan revision. The Proposed Action is not a proposed plan; the public will help develop the proposed plan through input on the Proposed Action. Public input will also help identify issues and develop alternatives to the proposed plan that will be analyzed in the draft environmental impact statement.

X3 Sand Show feature
Without a doubt one of the most popular vehicles on display at the 2016 Sand Sports Super Show was the all new Can-Am Maverick X3.  Although the vehicle was released nearly a month ago and a few lucky off-road enthusiasts were able to get behind the wheel at the Idaho UTV Invasion, the Sand Show served as the first glimpse of the new powerhouse UTV for most of the UTV community.

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Hot off the heels of its new Maverick X3 unveil (which we recently drove), Can-Am Off-Road and Hoonigan have partnered on a new video called Battle Broyale that will officially launch next week. Prior to the full video unveil, the Hoonigan and Can-Am folks have offered up a teaser of the video to whet the appetite.

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This past weekend in Southern California, the Sand Sports Super Show celebrated its 18th year. It also was a notable year, as the ownership of the series was transferred from event promoter Don and Robin Murphy to Family Events, who also owns Off-Road Expo as well.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition just noted the Forest Service inviting OHV enthusiasts to meeting to discuss sign content for the McKinney Rubicon kiosk. See details below.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) invites Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) partners and enthusiasts and interested members of the public to attend a meeting to discuss sign content for the McKinney Rubicon kiosk.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150.