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:
Diamond Bar, CA – Nominations for the esteemed SEMA industry awards are being accepted now through August 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/awards.
Regarded as the highest, most prestigious honors presented to companies and individuals in the automotive specialty equipment market, the SEMA industry awards are presented for the Person of the Year, Rep Agency of the Year, Warehouse Distributor of the Year, Gen-III Innovator of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year.
Rugged 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.
Los Angeles, Calif. (July 13, 2016) – Sara Price, 23, a successful multi-championship Professional Motocross and UTV racer from Southern California, will be the first woman to compete in the Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS Series. BitTorrent Inc. has been supporting Sara in the buildup to this event.
Townsville, Queensland – Former IndyCar competitor E.J. Viso of Caracas, Venezuela captured his first SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of the 2016 season Sunday afternoon in the SST TRAXXAS trucks finale of the Townsville 400 on the Reid Park temporary street circuit in the North Queensland town of Townsville.
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.
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.
Townsville, Queensland – Robby Gordon driving the Hot Wheels No. 2 truck for injured SST driver Matt Mingay captured Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) at the Townsville 400 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia beating Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed to the line by less than a truck length.
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.
Townsville, Queensland – Returning to Australia for the second time in 2016, 12 identically prepared Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS invade the North Queensland coastal city of Townsville, July 8-10 for Rounds 10, 11 & 12 of the year long SST World Championship.