SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — Online racer registration is now officially open for November’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic granddaddy of all desert races that is the season-finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 15-20, with the race and all ancillary events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

It will be a loop race this year of approximately 840 miles with the start line and finish line adjacent to the landmark Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada and the first and last several spectator-friendly miles running up and back down the Ensenada Arroyo.

SCORE-Rosarito-Desert-Challenge-Logo-8-12-16ROSARITO BEACH, Mexico — Enjoying rare respites from his consuming life as an accomplished Americna businessman and film producer, Gary Magness has drawn the first starting position in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for next week’s internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge.

Born in Bozeman, Mont., raised in Texas, Magness, who lives and conducts much of his business out of Denver, drives his No. 45 Mango Racing Ford F-150 in SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks. At the midway point in the SCORE season, Magness is third in the season point standings in SCORE Trophy Truck.

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– EnerSys recently announced that action sports legend Brian Deegan and daughter Hailie Deegan both will drive an ODYSSEY battery sponsored Polaris RZR UTV, in their respective classes, during the 50th anniversary of Haydays Grass Drags.

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– Yamaha Racing’s Corry Weller won The Off-Road Championship Series’ (TORC) first ever Pro Stock UTV Class this past Labor Day weekend in Crandon, Wisconsin. Weller’s victory in the YXZ1000R marks the pure sport Side-by-Side vehicle’s first national championship in its debut year of racing.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding Forest Service open house schedule in North Carolina.

The U.S. Forest Service will hold open houses at district offices on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in September and October to provide the public with opportunities to talk with forest staff about local issues, district projects, and forest plan revision.

The open houses will have a flexible format, allowing the public to come at any time during the specified hours and talk directly with Forest staff one-on-one. District rangers and members of the forest plan revision team will be present from 3 to 6 pm on each of the following days and locations:

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TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL capped another incredible season of short-course off-road racing on Saturday at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.

CJ Greaves was the big winner this season, taking home both the PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD TORC Series titles for the second year in a row with a pair of Crandon podiums. Kyle Hart finished second in Saturday’s Atturo Tires PRO Light race to lock down his first-ever TORC Series title.

SCORE-Rosarito-Desert-Challenge-Logo-8-12-16ROSARITO BEACH, Mexico — With less than two weeks before the start of something spectacularly new for SCORE desert racers, this week’s pre-race schedule includes the drawing for starting positions within each class as well as pre-running on both days this weekend.

The internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge, Round 3 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, will be held next Thursday to Sunday (Sept. 15-18) in Mexico’s Baja California. Starting and finishing just south of Rosarito Beach, the colorful resort area on the Pacific Ocean located just 19 miles from the U.S. Border south of San Diego, it marks the first time in its storied history that SCORE International has held a race in the Rosarito Beach area.

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Polaris just recently announced the details regarding the recall it previously announced regarding its RZR XP Turbo models. Polaris says it has approved a corrective-action plan for its RZR XP Turbo vehicles, following the stop-sale/stop-ride advisory in late July.

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.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding the NPS and ORV use in North Carolina. See the details below.

The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to amend its special regulation for off-road vehicle (ORV) use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina, to revise the times that certain beaches open to ORV use in the morning, extend the dates that certain seasonal ORV routes are open in the fall and spring, and modify the size and location of vehicle-free areas.