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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.

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(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
In an effort to improve the registration and planning process for 2017 competitors, NORRA is rolling out a new pre-registration program that will be launched on the NORRA website today at noon (PST) on Thursday, September 15th 2016.

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Costa Mesa, CA
– The highly anticipated 18th Annual Sand Sports Super Show presented by 4-Wheel Parts and UTVUnderground returns to Costa Mesa, Calif., this weekend at the OC Fair and Event Center. The event kicks off the local sand dune season by gathering top UTV and off-road companies together to showcase their latest products and innovations.

4-Wheel-Parts-logo-6-16-15Compton, California – 4 Wheel Parts has released further details of its upcoming launch into the immensely popular UTV retail marketplace in collaboration with influential UTV Internet portal, UTVUnderground. The alliance, uniting the off-road performance products sales and distribution powerhouse with the Internet’s leading resource for UTV-related content and information, has resulted in the forthcoming introduction of 4 Wheel Parts UTVUnderground Garage – the ultimate UTV parts and accessory shopping experience. The retail marketplace will provide UTV owners enhanced safety, performance and customization with a singular destination backed by 4 Wheel Parts’ industry leading product selection, installation, customer service and nationwide distribution.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — To further enhance SCORE International’s presence in the market and to grow exposure for SCORE teams and sponsors, SCORE International has committed to be the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 2nd annual International Off-Road & UTV Expo. The rapidly expanding public event will be held Sept. 23-25 at WestWorld, the renown multi-use facility in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“This is obviously a very busy time of year for us preparing for our final two races of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship as well as our significant presence at two other prominent public trade shows, but this opportunity was one we couldn’t pass up,” commented Jim Ryan, SCORE Director of Sales and Marketing. “The Arizona market is a core base for SCORE teams, supporting businesses and a great fan base to be directly involved as we advance toward the SCORE Baja 1000 50th anniversary in November 2017. We will have an exciting display at the International Off-Road & UTV Expo this year and look forward to working with the event to expand and grow even larger than it was in its initial year.”

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KENNESAW, Ga.
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces additional models and accessories for their 2017 model year lineup. The 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R pure sport Side-by-Side (SxS), along with an all-new Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) torque assist gear kit for the YXZ1000R, will be available in dealerships this month. A new Special Edition (SE) Tactical Black Kodiak 700 ATV will also be available starting in October for the fall riding season.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11KENNESAW, Ga. – September 1, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $95,000 in funds and equipment to six grant recipients in the second quarter of 2016. The industry’s leading resource dedicated to those who work and play outdoors, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative supports off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders, as well as those who rely on access to land for camping, hunting, fishing, farming, and more.

Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11KENNESAW, Ga. – August 1, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its annual scholarship winners for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) students at the 2016 Ag Media Summit (AMS) in St. Louis. The first, second and third place chapter winners are, the University of Florida, Utah State University and Oklahoma State University, respectively. The Yamaha-ACT scholarships totaled $4,500 in funds to help students attend Ag Media Summit, the largest gathering of agricultural media professionals in the country and a primary career networking and professional development opportunity for ACT members.

While spreading the message of safe, responsible use of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles on farms, ranches and more, the Yamaha-ACT scholarship program has awarded more than $35,000 to students in its eight years of supporting ACT’s mission of fostering the professional development of agricultural communication students. AMS is one of two yearly meetings for ACT chapters and serves as students’ primary career-networking event.

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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ROSARITO, Mexico
— Something old, something new and someplace very, very special awaits the SCORE desert racing community as online racer registration for the upcoming internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge has officially opened.