Gustavo Vildosola is still in the hunt for a 2015 SCORE Milestone award heading into the Baja 1000. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

RENO, Nev. — Following the fourth of five races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, 10 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2015 SCORE Milestone Awards. Last month’s Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250 was run on a rugged 288.3-mile course near Plaster City, Calif. on Sept. 26.

Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14Irvine, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., recently announced the location of its new North American corporate headquarters at 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, California, 92610. A staple in Orange County since 1969, Kawasaki reaffirms its commitment to the community with a new 15-year lease on a 200,000 square-foot facility just four miles from its current location in Irvine. Kawasaki celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the U.S. in March, 2016, and will move into the fully-renovated complex in Summer 2016.

“Our purpose in securing a new corporate headquarters is centered around two primary objectives,” said Masa Nakagawa, President and CEO, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. “First, with more than 300 of our staff being based in or around Orange County it is critical that our new location remain central to the community. Second, as Kawasaki celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the U.S. in 2016, we wanted to cultivate a new environment that creates and exemplifies the Kawasaki brand and products, and we believe this new space will do just that.”

Magellan-eXplorist-TRX7-10-26-15 Santa Clara, CA – Magellan recently unveiled its new off-road vehicle navigation solution, the eXplorist TRX7, for the 4×4 and Powersports vehicle consumer markets at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. Designed specifically for the off-roading enthusiast, this navigation device offers improved driver safety, a superior user experience including detailed 3D maps and community generated trail data, all at an exceptional value right out of the box.

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– Can-Am Maverick 1000R side-by-side vehicle racer Tim Farr won the XC1 Pro UTV class at round 12 of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Maverick 1000R pilots also won series championships in the Mid America Cross Country series, Wood Extreme XC Racing, American Wood Racing Championship Series and earned two runner-up spots in the World Off-Road Championship Series.

Old factories in Ohio will serve as the backdrop for the new XP13K video.

Old factories in Ohio will serve as the backdrop for the new XP13K video.

Following the success of the first two installments of the XP1K videos centered around Polaris’ RZR XP 1000, Mad Media has unveiled the trailer for​ the highly anticipated third installment of RJ Anderson’s  off-­road video series, XP1K3.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding the Santa Fe National Forest Draft Assessment in New Mexico. More info is below.

The Santa Fe National Forest will release its Draft Assessment document on October 20, 2015.  As part of its release of the draft Assessment, the Forest Service has announced a series of ten meetings to let you propose changes and additions to the draft Assessment. These ten Need-for-Change meetings will be held between October 26, 2015, and November 17, 2015. In addition, the Forest Service will host a one day Symposium on the Draft Assessment. The symposium is slated for October 23, 2015, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

RENO, Nev.
— On the verge of an unprecedented accomplishment after his second race with of the season, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr has driven his No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor back to the top of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship heading into the SCORE Baja 1000.

Minneapolis –
Fresh off a win at Vegas to Reno, Polaris Factory Racer Justin Lambert in the No. 1918 Cognito Motorsports RZR 4 1000 EPS would line up with 24 other Pro UTVs for Best in the Desert’s (BITD) Blue Water Desert Challenge, and come away victorious.

Rocky-Mountain-ATV-MX-Off-Road-5-28-13PAYSON, UT – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has once more demonstrated its outstanding commitment to customer service by earning the prestigious Bizrate® Platinum Circle of Excellence Award in 2015. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has been awarded the Circle of Excellence and the third year it has been awarded the Platinum Circle of Excellence.

ORBA-Logo-10-8-15The United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) have agreed to a formal arrangement that will allow the groups to coordinate policy as they strive to work together to protect access to lands, roads and trails for off-road enthusiasts. The groups have often collaborated in the past at the national level on projects of common interest. The new arrangement will enable the two national organizations to cooperate more closely to create a stronger approach to advocating for increased access to motorized recreation on public and private land.