SCORE-San-Felipe-2016-Logo-1-26-16RENO, NEV., USA – Celebrating another decade of excellence, seeing if a celebrated Mexican racer can win four straight years as well as starting and finishing for the first time on the Malecon in the heart of town are just three of the story lines awaiting racers from around the world who will start official pre-running next week for the 30th Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.

The season-opening event of the five-race internationally-televised 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Feb. 24-28 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

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Arroyo Grande, California
– Rugged Radios is excited to announce a new handheld radio that is ready for any adventure, the waterproof RH5X. This 5 watt, dual band radio is built to IP 57 standard and can handle being submersed in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Go the distance with 5 watts of power backed with a long lasting 1800 mHa Li-ion battery.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period for an additional 14 days on potential changes to the Proposed Plan as set forth in the Greater Sage Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (BSSG) Forest Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement. The United States Forest Service (USFS) was the lead agency for preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS) and land use plan amendment (LUPA). The BLM, a cooperating agency, is proposing to amend the Carson City District Office Consolidated Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the Tonopah Field Office RMP based on the analysis in this EIS. Public comments will now be accepted through January 29, 2016.

Following release of the Final EIS and Proposed Plan, the BLM determined based on protests received and additional internal reviews that additional changes to and a clarification of the Proposed Plan was required. The clarification and changes include: (1) setting disturbance caps within BSSG habitat; (2) adjusting buffers for tall structures near active or pending leks; (3) adding a restriction for new high-voltage transmission lines; and (4) additional management direction for habitat connectivity. The environmental consequences of the proposed changes and clarification have been analyzed as part of the EIS/LUPA process.

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Editor’s Note: The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) is helping to inform off-road enthusiasts about political decisions and their impact on access. See their below news letter regarding TPAC support.

Dear OHV Voter,

Our motto at the Trail Political Action Committee is All Trail Decisions are Political Decisions.  The continued efforts by anti-motorized political forces to ban or restrict trail use are the best argument for why OHVers (that means YOU) must get involved in the election process.

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Always maintaining and setting the highest safety standards for their racers, Best in the Desert’s Casey Folks is proud to announce a membership agreement with the SFI Safety Foundation.  The SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for the quality assurance of specialty performance and racing equipment. The SFI Foundation has served the automotive aftermarket and the motorsports industry since 1978. SFI’s service to the industry is a system of developing and administering various standards, certifications and testing criteria for use in motorsports.

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Minneapolis
– The 2016 race season started out in Parker, Arizona, with the THR Motorsports Parker 250 presented by Polaris and continued with WORCS Round 1 at Honolulu Hills Park, in Taft, California.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — CBS Sports Network will televise six shows from the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, it was confirmed today by SCORE International. As SCORE continues to expand its media platforms to a global audience, this will mark the third consecutive year that SCORE desert races will be showcased on the popular CBS Sports Spectacular programming. There will once again be multiple airings of each show in the United States and Canada.

SCORE also announced that the six shows will once again be produced by Southern California’s awarding-winning BCII TV.

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All races in the five-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, along with the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and qualifying for the SCORE Baja 1000 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway are once again airing in the USA and Canada on the CBS Sports Network.  The spectacular shows feature not only SCORE Trophy Truck coverage, but also top action and highlights from many other classes of trucks, cars, UTVs, motorcycles and quads – making sure that the most exciting footage and most compelling stories continue are part of each race event broadcast.

PrintMinneapolis – Polaris comes into the 2016 off-road race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International, King of the Hammers (KOH) and Mud racing. The company also will be offering deeper discounts to racers on select RZR models and several lucrative GNCC ACE racing programs including unit discounts, reimbursements and end-of-the-year prizes for the top three overall finishers.

“Polaris enjoyed a very successful 2015 race season with both our established race teams and our newer teams,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “For 2016, we will continue our strong commitment to off-road racing both in race team sponsorships and racing support. We look forward to another very successful year.”

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Polaris will continue to sponsor Coastal Racing for 2016. Scott Kiger will continue to run the GNCC XC1 Pro Class, this year in a RZR S 1000 EPS. Joining Kiger in the XC1 class will be 2015 XC2 Champion Sean Bogdan, also racing a RZR S 1000.

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Clinton, Tenn., Jan. 18, 2016
– ITP today announced the release of its all-new Cryptid tire, a super-aggressive and purpose-built mud slinger for all-terrain vehicles and side-by-sides.

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Clinton, Tenn.
– ITP today announced the introduction of its new “Tornado” wheel for ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. The second wheel in the new STORM Series product line, the Tornado offers a custom appearance in a super-strong, lightweight wheel.