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Agua Dulce, Calif.:
Nearly 1300 rugged miles of endless valleys of cactus, silt laden plains, rocky canyons, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo, the NORRA Mexican 1000 returns with a renewed commitment to its racers.

This next April 23rd-27th 2016, NORRA will once again make its way down the Baja peninsula. Over the years, this race has seen its fair share of changes from a Mexicali start to Ensenada to its finish in La Paz change to Cabo. Different formats have been implemented, but the spirit of this event remains unchanged.

SCORE-imperial-valley-250-logo-8-10-15RENO, Nev., USA — Traveling across the country to compete while patiently and determinedly developing one of the top desert racing teams in the world, RPM Racing of Bristol, Tenn., has entered six vehicles, including four in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for next month’s internationally-televised Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250, presented by the City of El Centro.

Returning to SoCal for the third time in two years, Round 4 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Sept. 24-27 just west of El Centro, Calif. and approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.

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Phoenix, AZ
– The Polaris RZR Jagged X race team arrived at the Alliante Resort & Casino in North Las Vegas, NV on Thursday August 13th ready to take on the longest off-road race in the United States. As expected, the temperatures had already risen past the century mark as tech & contingency got underway. The team, while trying to stay hydrated, diligently completed all of the standard contingency and tech duties, something all teams must do prior to competing.

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Paso Robles, Calif. –
Dubbed the longest off-road race in America, the Best in the Desert Racing Association’s “Vegas to Reno” is a grueling 545-mile journey through the Nevada desert. The rough and dusty course knocked dozens of competitors out of contention, but both Lazer Star Lights sponsored teams persevered through the conditions to claim impressive finishes in their classes.

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MINNEAPOLIS–(August 24, 2015)-
– Arctic Cat Inc. today introduced the new SPEED brand of race-inspired accessories for side-by-sides at its annual wheeled dealer show. Famed racer Robby Gordon and aftermarket futurist Todd Romano co-developed the extensive line of high-performance products with Arctic Cat.

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(San Juan Capistrano, Calif.,)
~ Ensenada’s Horsepower Ranch, one of the most iconic adventure destinations in Baja, Mexico, has gotten another lease on life thanks to a Southern California-based investment group. Led by former Horsepower Ranch Founding Partner Todd Clement and construction entrepreneur Adrian Hoyle, the new partnership today announced the acquisition of the historic 100-acre facility.

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Reno, NV –
Race four of the General Tire Jeepspeed Series presented by KMC Wheels and Premier Chrysler-Jeep was the Best In The Desert series, Vegas to Reno race. It’s always a huge challenge. The race mileage traversed through Northern Nevada is over 540. Rain squalls the week before the race made it rougher than ever but had no effect on the deep silt beds that trapped everyone at least once. The unlimited cars and trucks create big holes, ruts and deep powdery silt on the course. Jeepspeed racers start later in the day. With 33 inch tires and limited suspension travel, they run a course that is as bad as it gets. That’s why Jeepspeed racers have a special camaraderie unlike any other class of racing. Every team that shows up takes on the challenge willingly and should be commended. The competition was so tight during the race, that the top 4 cars through the first 4 pits had only a 40 second to 1 minute split leaving each pit.

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Valcourt, Québec
– Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers came away with two podiums at the 2015 Best In the Desert Vegas To Reno desert race. The Can-Am / ITP / Murray Racing team of Derek and Jason Murray finished second in Class 1900 in their Can-Am Maverick side-by-side. Can-Am Renegade 4×4 racer Chris Robinson put in a spectacular third-place ride in the Ironman division.

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Chandler, AZ
– Rather than striking out, the third time proved to be a charm as Team DragonFire/AZ West/Rockstar Racing’s Lacrecia Beurrier won the infamous Vegas to Reno off-road race this past weekend. Billed as the longest point-to-point off-road race in the country, Buerrier beat the odds after the ignominy of a DNF the last time out to win not only the 545-mile race, but also clinch the 2015 Best In The Desert Pro Unlimited UTV title. It wasn’t as easy at it may have looked though!

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Anytime you have two trucks that finish on the podium after suffering rollovers, you know it was a wild race. The Best In The Desert series, Vegas to Reno race is always tough. This year’s event was more brutal than anyone could have imagined after Northern Nevada was pummeled with rain. The rains left standing water in some areas of the 545 mile course and washed away the top layer of dirt to expose sharp rocks sticking up everywhere. There were also trenches, washouts and ruts that pounded the drivers and their Trophylite race trucks.