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Toyo Tires offered up its newest video featuring its Open Country M/T tires fitted on a unique off-road rig by Action Vehicle Engineering. With its team driver BJ Baldwin behind the wheel, the King Shock-equipped modified 1959 British Ferret 4X4 military scout vehicle tackles a wide variety of terrain. The video, titled ‘The Ferret,’ is designed by the Toyo Tires crew to “prove that Toyo Tires Open Country tires are capable of taking any vehicle across every terrain,” but you’ll simply appreciate the crazy-looking rig tackling a little bit of everything, including forests, deserts, sand hills and water crossings.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.
– Entries are now open, and 26 of the 144 spots for the inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge have already been filled. The event takes place October 13-16, at the legendary Mike’s Sky Rancho in Baja California, Mexico.

The Off-road powerhouse team of RPM Off-Road of Bristol, Tenn., has entered five-vehicles to tackle the 31 km route, climbing the 4,000 foot ascent to the top of “Mike’s Peak” through multiple cattle guards and water crossings.

Herbst Landshark Truggy
The Herbst Truggy was a vehicle that truly pushed the limits of off-road desert racing. It helped redefine the concept of “Unlimited” restrictions in Class 1, and in some ways it truly embraced the idea that a pretty looking race car has about the same value on a race course as a blown engine.

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ROSARITO, Mexico
— Something old, something new and someplace very, very special awaits the SCORE desert racing community as online racer registration for the upcoming internationally-televised Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge has officially opened.

Bryce Menzies prepares for his upcoming project "New Frontier" at Thunderhorse Ranch in Campo, California, USA on June 10, 2016

Bryce Menzies prepares for his upcoming project “New Frontier” at Thunderhorse Ranch in Campo, California, USA on June 10, 2016

Desert and short-course off-road racer Bryce Menzies will be using his Pro 2 race truck for something other than racing next month, as he will attempt a 300-foot off-road jump in a ghost town in the Southwest next month. The event is supported by his sponsors Red Bull and Pennzoil, and in a formal press release testing the event the jump is described as symbolizing “both the progression of his career and his leap into international racing.”

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Reno, Nevada
– The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) is proud to announce the Class of 2016. Twenty members of the off-road community met to evaluate a record number of nominations and have selected the following individuals to be inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame for 2016:

Rugged-THUMB-Radios-Relay-Vehicle-BITD-4-21-16Rugged Radios will be on site and ready to support the 2016 General Tire Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno The Long Way Sponsored by Fox off-road desert race. Supporting the 20th anniversary and inaugural two-day race, Rugged will be stationed at Tech & Contingency, starting line, mid-point at Camp Adventure in Tonopah, and the finish line. Bringing the best race support possible, the Rugged team is outfitted with all communications needs for the racecars, teams, fans, and race officials.

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Casey Folks, director of the World’s Leading Off Road Racing organization Best in the Desert, announced that this year’s 20th Anniversary Vegas to Reno is going to be HUGE.  In order to make the 20th running of the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States” even more exciting, Folks has turned this iconic race into a two race-day event, that could feature more than 300 of the world’s fastest off-road racers. Deemed by racers as one of their favorite events, the General Tire Vegas to Reno The Long Way presented by FOX, runs August 17-20, 2016.

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Bryce Menzies during qualifying at the 2016 SCORE Baja 500. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

ENSENADA, Mexico — With prominent guest speakers from IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road racing, SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation will present a free workshop on safety in off-road racing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the SCORE Tech Facility in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

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Las Vegas, NV
– The Mint 400 owners, The Martelli Brothers and Casey Folks of Best in the Desert announced today The Mint 400 will be returning to Las Vegas, Nevada March 1st-5th, 2017. “The Great American Off-Road Race” will be held Saturday, March 4th with pre-race festivities beginning earlier that week. The announcement comes as race organizers begin to make plans for the events 50th anniversary, dating back to 1967 when Leroy Wickham and John Sexton spent a week driving two Koyote Dune Buggies from Fremont St. in Las Vegas to the Sahara Hotel in Lake Tahoe.  Due to changes in the NASCAR schedule and the start of March Madness, The Mint 400 will be held one week earlier than previous years.