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Off Road Business Association BOD Chairman, Greg Adler president/CEO of Transamerica Auto Parts, and Fred Wiley, President/CEO of the Off-Road Business Association, recently met with the U.S. House of Representative Speaker John Boehner and local House member David Valadao (21st district CA) to discuss the Off-Highway Vehicle community and public lands access.

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Moab, Utah--The national nonprofit Tread Lightly!, its partners and more than 40 volunteers completed another improvement project along Moab’s famous Sevenmile Rim Trail this Wednesday during the Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks annual UTV event.

The project took place at one of Sevenmile Rim’s main scenic attractions–Determination Towers. Volunteers built approximately half a mile of fencing to help protect the area from damage and more clearly delineate the trail. This is the second Restoration for Recreation™ project Tread Lightly! has organized on the Sevenmile Rim this year.

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Hetrick’s win at High Point makes it two in a row. Photo: Ken Hill

MT. MORRIS, Pa. – The fourth round of the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing (ATVMX) was filled with intense race action as the world’s fastest riders on four wheels made their annual visit to High Point Raceway for the ATV Stampede on Saturday afternoon. After a spirited showdown between three-time AMA Pro ATV Champion Chad Wienen and Pennsylvania native Joel Hetrick, the defending race winner at High Point, the hometown rider made the fans proud with 1-1 moto sweep aboard his Hetrick Racing/Corrosion Specialties/Brownell Inc. Honda. Hetrick’s back-to-back wins over the last two rounds also vaulted him past Wienen in the championship standings.

Polaris-Ranger-570-2015-5-15-15DES MOINES, IA – Meredith Agrimedia today announced Ross Hutto as the winner of the Faces of Agriculture Sweepstakes. As the grand prize winner, Hutto will be awarded a Polaris RANGER 570 EPS Full-Size Turbo Silver. He plans to use the UTV for utility purposes and recreation on his 334 acre ranch in Jewett, Texas.

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Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that its Limited Edition DARPA Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS and GEM electric vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals to be held June 5-6, at the Fairplex, in Pomona, Calif.

SCORE-Baja-500-2015-Logo-4-28-15RENO, Nevada — With entries from around the world rapidly increasing, the drawing for start positions and the opening of pre-running all happen this week as online registration continues for next month’s internationally-televised 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. Round 3 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 4-June 7 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 85 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE is celebrating its 42nd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in 2015 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule.

Honda-LogoTORRANCE, Calif., May 12, 2015 – Building on the success of the Honda Environmental Leadership Program through its automobile dealers’ reduced environmental footprint, American Honda today announced the voluntary program’s expansion to include its powersports dealers, as well as power-equipment dealers, marine dealers and engine distributors.

Honda provides strategic counseling in areas such as lighting, heating, cooling, water fixtures and recycling. The Honda “Green Dealer” Guide, a 93-page energy-efficiency roadmap available for download at greendealer.honda.com, provides additional guidance. Dealers and distributors who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact can also qualify to earn a Honda Environmental Leadership Award, introduced in 2011 as a part of the company’s comprehensive approach to environmentally responsible operations. Once participating dealers have completed upgrades, results are verified by a third-party evaluator, and a participating dealer’s score can qualify it for one of three achievement levels—Silver, Gold or Platinum. Sixty-five automobile dealers have reduced their energy consumption by 10 percent or more in the past three years, and one has achieved “Electric Grid Neutral” status. (“Electric Grid Neutral” means the dealership produces as much as or more energy from renewable energy sources than it consumes from its local electric utility over a one-year period.)

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IRVINE, Calif. –
This summer, from June 6 through 14, the ATV Safety Institute will be launching ATV Safety Week throughout the country. ASI is working with partners all across the country who have volunteered to provide free ATV RiderCourse training and other ATV safety education opportunities.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Updating after the second of five races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, 28 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2015 SCORE Milestone Awards. The recent inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 was run on a dramatically picturesque 424.52-mile course from Cabo San Lucas to Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico on April 18-19.

Leading the way in the chase for 2015 SCORE Milestone Awards are seven superlative stallions in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, four in Class 19 for stock UTVs and three in Class 1 for unlimited open-wheel desert race cars.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop on May 6, 2015, to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts.

This meeting is intended to provide the public with an understanding of the multi-year process the BLM is undertaking in order to complete travel management plans for the White River Field Office and to answer questions about these efforts. This is an opportunity for the community to be engaged in this complex planning effort before it begins.

The field office currently has comprehensive travel route data on 650,000 acres of the 1.5 million-acre field office, including more than 1,833 miles of routes, collected in the 2014 Travel Route Inventory. The remainder of the field office will be inventoried this summer. How to review this information and what type of feedback the BLM is seeking will be discussed at this meeting.