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– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA supported racers dominated the leading national and regional Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racing series in 2016 aboard the YXZ1000R pure sport SxS and class-leading YFZ450R sport ATV. The exciting season was recently capped with Yamaha-supported factory racers Dustin Nelson and Corry Weller claiming the top two spots in the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series (LORORS) of Arizona and the recent Lucas Oil Racing Shootout.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding two open houses for the Santa Fe National Forest. See details below.

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is revising its Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan), which will guide the management of all forest resources for the next 10 to 15 years. The Forest Service has announced they will be hosting two more Open House dates this year with a variety of resource specialists available at each (see below).

Here is some additional clarification on this new type of opportunity to engage with the Santa Fe National Forest as part of Forest Plan Revision:

Ken Block Gymkhana UTV
Anyone who’s even remotely an automotive enthusiast will likely be familiar with Ken Block and his popular Gymkhana viral video series.  It has no doubt led to plenty of amateur street drivers doing their best Ken Block Gymkhana impressions, but apparently his popularity has spilled over to the UTV crowd as well. Check out this UTV driver doing his best Gymkhana impression.

Raising kids Right
In this day and age, it seems like too many kids are content to just spend their days indoors staring at some sort of device with a screen. Well take heart, there are still a handful of parents out there determined to teach their kids about the finer things in life, like off-roading and how to get their hands dirty.  These are the off-roaders of tomorrow getting ready for their future life as an off-road enthusiast.

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — Capturing three straight wins in any sport is a challenge, but to earn a three-peat in the motorsports world in the same race is nearly unheard of, especially in desert racing. In next week’s legendary 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000, two former teammates will be looking to capture the proverbial three-peat by earning the overall victory in the toughest desert race in the world. After finishing second in 2013, winning the last two years of this iconic race as teammates were Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren and San Diego’s Andy McMillin.

This year both will be attempting to etch his name in indelible bronze next week with a third straight victory in the SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Race week festivities start next Wednesday with the green flag dropping next Friday morning.

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Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com just unveiled the latest installment of the Polaris RZR-branded side-by-side video in the XP1K video series. Although the full-length movie will be unveiled next year, we have a cool new teaser for the fourth installment of video series, XP1K4. The teaser blends together highlights from the first three XP1K and ends with some early teaser shots from the upcoming fourth video.

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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., just announced the donation of a 2017 MULE PRO FXT LE to benefit Boys Town California to be auctioned off at the annual Night of Hope event, November 5th, 2017. With an MSRP of $16,099 this powerful Kawasaki product is sure to garner tremendous attention. The auction will be hosted at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California.

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — As a prelude to the iconic 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, 34 of the world’s top racers are heading to Las Vegas for the SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the Off-Road Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A total of 26 of the 30 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered in the race and eight of the 20 Trophy Truck Spec race trucks have confirmed participation in the optional qualifying for starting positions within their respective classes. The race, which will have an approximate 854-mile course, will traverse Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The race and surrounding festivities of the final round of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Nov. 15-20.

Lavey-Craft-Yamaha-Body-YXZ1000R-10-24016CORONA, California – Lavey Craft Motorsports recently unveiled its latest creation in their line up of off road body kits, including the Yamaha YXZ100R, offering yet another revolutionary and unique look option, to off-road aficionados who want to stand out.

“We are people of action with lots of creative ideas; we’re never idle,” said Chris Camire, President and Co-Owner of Lavey Craft Motorsports. “Engineering and developing SXS body parts was a natural course of action. Using our extensive experience with high-end boat manufacturing, and applying this craftsmanship for the off road crowd, was the smart thing to do during the slow season.”

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico— Practice, practice and more practice is what desert racers from around the world will be looking to do starting Saturday as pre-running opens for the internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Nearly 250 cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads from 35 U.S. States and 15 countries are expected to take the green flag on Friday, Nov. 18 for this year’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000. The granddaddy of all desert races will be held Nov. 15-20 in Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in the seaside port of Ensenada, 65 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.