BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The BlueRibbon Coalition recently announced it was contacted by some its members regarding rumors that a land transfer bill, H.R. 2733, might include portions of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Moon Rocks in the Hungry Valley OHV Area near Reno, Nevada. BLM members were reportedly concerned with the bill and its possible inclusion of this area, which would result in the closure of the area.

BlueRibbon Coalition contacted both the BLM and Congressional Representatives to ascertain if, in fact, there were any impacts to legal OHV recreation at Hungry Valley, Moon Rocks, an area well known for catering to a variety of off-road vehicles, including dirt bikes, ATVs, trucks, SUVs and Jeeps.

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Robby Gordon was fastest on day four of the Mexican 1000.

(San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California): The final stages of the NORRA Mexican 1000 were not merely a formality. Plenty of challenging terrain was in store for competitors as they made their way down the coast from La Paz to the finish in San Jose Del Cabo. Some pulled under the NORRA banner at the finish with hardly a scratch. Others limped in, dirty, broken and barely running. Most notable in its absence was the #72 Trophy Truck of Robert Acer. Acer’s V-drive gave out during the first special stage, leaving him miles from the finish line. Rear engine trucks have the back end of the engine pointing forward. The V-drive redirects the drive shaft back to the rear axle. Without it, the truck doesn’t move. The NORRA Mexican 1000 is the happiest race on earth but it’s also an extremely challenging test of endurance.

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Chandler, Arizona
— It is a fact of life that parts can… and will… break when you push a UTV past its limits. It’s just the nature of the beast when it comes to off-roading. The team at DragonFire has developed a range of replacement axles for those times when you find you have gone over the limit. Designed for superior strength they drop right into place with no modification needed.

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Vex Pod

Miramar, FL — JL Audio, known for producing some of the finest audio systems in the, marine, mobile, powersports, and home audio markets, has unveiled a massive, new product line specifically designed for off road, all terrain vehicles. The new MX Series amplifiers, VeX Pod speaker systems, Stealthbox subwoofer systems, and three source units, are designed for the rigors of installation in off-road vehicles that like to play dirty.

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Valcourt, Quebec/Canada
– BRP, in collaboration with Kappa Clothing and Cyclops Gear, is launching a Can-Am VIP Fan Contest to reward two different winners with a trip to the Can-Am 500, the November 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) in Arizona.

Bill Patterson captured 6th overall for the day. Photo: Ken Hill

Bill Patterson captured 6th overall for the day. Photo: Ken Hill

UNION, S.C. – The Coastal Racing ATV and Side-by-Side team had a successful day of racing on Saturday at Round 4 of the 2016 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series in Union, South Carolina. The ATV efforts were led by Brycen Neal, who scored 2nd overall en route to his 4th consecutive podium appearance this season. In Side-by-Side action, Coastal Racing Team Drivers Bill Patterson, Sean Bogdan and John Henry each captured a top-ten overall in the highly competitive SXS category, with Henry earning the XC2 Pro Sport victory.

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The XC1 Pro ATV holeshot was a chaotic one as two of the top riders collided off the start, causing a pileup around the first corner. Neal was able to stay clear of the carnage and put his Coastal Racing/MSR/Maxxis/Waynesburg Yamaha into a favorable second-place position on the opening lap. Neal soon made the pass on Chris Borich to overtake the lead on lap two and the Ohio native pushed hard to create a 30-second gap over the battle for 2nd place.

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Editor’s Note: Polaris sent out this involuntary recall today regarding certain RZR 900 and 1000 side-by-sides. This Polaris RZR recall does not relate to RZR XP Turbo and RZR 570 units. Read the full release from Polaris below.

MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2016) – Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) jointly announced with the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, today, that the company is voluntarily recalling certain RZR 900 and 1000 off-road vehicles manufactured since model year 2013 due to reports of thermal-related incidents, including fires. Detailed information about the recall is available at www.polaris.com/rzr-recall.

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After the recent XP1K3, off-road racer RJ Anderson is now three videos deep in the XP1K series produced by Mad Media. In each video he pilots a heavily-modified Polaris RZR XP 1000 through a different off-road playground of jumps, obstacles and custom-built ramps. But regardless of how cool the final version of the video looks, make no mistake that Anderson and the filming crew have their share of bloopers and funny outtakes – not every stunt goes according to plan.

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Riverside, CA
– For the past two years, Polaris RZR has employed Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com to document the career of RJ Anderson and his RJ37 race program. After hundreds of hours of filming and capturing RJ’s first two seasons as a Pro 2 driver, Episode 1 of the new RJ37 Polaris RZR Video Series is here.

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(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
Event organizers for the 7th Annual NORRA Mexican 1000 will be the first to tell you – putting together the logistics for a five day motorcycle, four day car, truck and buggy, 1,000-plus mile romp through Mexico’s Baja peninsula is never easy. There are myriad of details to confirm, crews to assemble and a sombrero full of details to finalize.