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SCORE International released the final entry list for tomorrow’s 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. There are currently 216 entries for the third round of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship

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BFGoodrich today, in conjunction with Jackson Motorsports Group, unveiled an all-new UTV tire at the 47th SCORE Baja 500: the Baja T/A KR2 UTV tire. Off-Road.com is currently south of the border covering the Baja 500, so we were able to get a first-hand look at the KR2 and talk to BFGoodrich and Jackson Motorsports Group about this unique new product.

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Yamaha recently confirmed it will be launching a new sport UTV, as the news was released with a short teaser video Yamaha revealed yesterday.

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After sweeping the SCORE International Desert Racing series last year and helping put champion racers back on the podium, BFGoodrich® Tires is poised to continue its string of seven consecutive overall SCORE desert race wins at the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico, starting Saturday, June 6.

The outstanding run of successes last year included overall wins at the SCORE Baja 500 and SCORE Baja 1000, and coincided with the introduction of the latest in desert race tire technology with the BFGoodrich Tires Baja T/A® KR2. The tire has been adopted by race teams in various classes and now has amassed 11 overall desert race wins.

Menzies Looks To Make History
BFGoodrich Performance Team member Bryce Menzies captured last year’s SCORE Baja 500 after missing an opportunity to claim three in a row in 2013. Nonetheless, Menzies, who will drive the No. 77 Red Bull Ford F-150, has claimed the overall win in three of the last four years in this race and looks to join an elite group of just five racers who have four overall SCORE Baja 500 wins.

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Can-Am unveiled a new 1000R Turbo model for its 2016 lineup. Photo: Courtesy of Can-Am

BRP asserts itself as the off-road performance leader by delivering more of what consumers have been asking for: three new class-leading Rotax ATV engines, increased to 131 hp the flagship Can-Am Maverick X ds 1000R Turbo, and new specialized models for the 2016 Can-Am off-road line-up.

Carson-Motorsports-BRC-6-3-15CARSON CITY, NV (June 3, 2015) — Carson Motorsports (CMS) launches its inaugural BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) membership program in support of BRC’s efforts to ensure continued OHV access to public lands in Nevada.

The program highlights CMS’s commitment to helping ensure continued motorized access to roads, trails and areas on lands managed by the Forest Service and BLM.
Keith Serpa, President and CEO of Carson Motorsports, states, “Considering the many current and future Forest Service and BLM planning efforts that will directly impact OHV access to roads and trails in the Carson City and Reno areas, I am proud to announce our efforts to help educate and involve our customers in helping keep trails open.  As part of our program, CMS will be including a full BRC membership with the purchase of any new motorcycle.”

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. – SCORE International desert racing officials announced today that cancer treatment for Oscar Ramos Jassen, the prominent Mexican attorney from Tijuana who has served as SCORE international liaison for over 20 years, is going extremely well and the prognosis remains extremely optimistic. Diagnosed with Esophageal cancer in late April, Ramos is receiving testing and aggressive treatment at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Mexico City.

“We are receiving nothing but positive input regarding Oscar’s current condition which is great news for all of us in his SCORE family,” said Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President. “Now that the initial shock has worn off we all continue to stand with Oscar and his family as they ferociously fight this courageous battle with our sincere thoughts and deepest prayers. While he will miss his first SCORE race in two decades next week, we are even more optimistic now that he will be rejoining us very soon out in the desert. As testament to his commitment to SCORE, through all of this, Oscar has continued to orchestrate numerous details from his hospital bed and even returned to Ensenada for a few meetings in preparation for next week’s race.”

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St. Paul, Minn.– “The Habitat Organization” is proud to announce Polaris RANGER, as the exclusive and official off-road vehicle of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. The national sponsorship supports the efforts of the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation.

SCORE-Baja-500-2015-Logo-4-28-15ENSENADA, Mexico — Fully engaged and well aware of the challenge that awaits, Las Vegas’ Bryce Menzies and SoCal’s Ricky Brabec are full of confidence and enthusiasm as Menzies defends his overall race and SCORE Trophy Truck title and Brabec attempts to repeat as overall motorcycle winner at this week’s 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Round 3 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held this week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 85 miles south of San Diego.

It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday drops first for the motorcycles and quads at 5:30 a.m. and approximately 10 a.m. for the cars, trucks and UTVs. While the fastest vehicles are expected to complete the brutally rugged 510.58-mile course in nearly 11 hours, all vehicles will have a 22-hour time limit to become an official finisher in the grueling race.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Renewable Fuel Standard proposals announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the risk of misfueling for motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle owners by forcing the widespread availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, such as E15, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

The EPA proposed setting the renewable fuel standard for 2014 at the levels that were actually produced and used, which totaled 15.93 billion gallons. But for 2015, the standard rises to 16.3 billion gallons. And for 2016, the total increases again, to 17.4 billion gallons.