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CJ Greaves (left) makes a pass on his father Johnny during this weekend’s races. Photo: TORC Series

BARK RIVER, Michigan — CJ Greaves swept another weekend in both PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD racing at Bark River International Raceway as TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL moved into the Upper Peninsula for Throwdown in the U.P.

In Atturo Tire PRO Light, Kyle Kleiman dominated two days of competition, while Tim Farr and Jason Luburgh came out on top in the new PRO UTV classes.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio – The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes new AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla, who most recently served as director for the AMA National Hare and Hound Championship and the AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship Series.

In his new role at AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, Kudla will be responsible for supporting and growing all AMA-sanctioned off-road racing in America. His duties include organizer assistance, rules enforcement, event management and competitor relations.

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ENSENADA, Mexico
— Space is still available for the free workshop on safety in off-road racing this Saturday (July 30) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SCORE Tech Center in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego. With prominent guest speakers from IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road racing the annual event is being presented again by SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation.

Hosted by SCORE’s Roger Norman and Stand 21 Racewear’s Yves Morizot, scheduled guest speakers include IndyCar safety consultant Dr. Terry Trammell, former NASCAR Senior Director of Safety Tom Gideon and desert-racing legend Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart.

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San Bernardino, CA
– Pro level off-road racing is not for the meek. If you are not going full out, you get left behind. If you fail to stick your grill in on the truck in front of you, the truck behind you will. When you constantly run on the edge, your margin of error is slim. Brandon “The Stinger” Arthur showed up for rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA, looking for a win. He was on the podium both days in rounds 7 and 8 at Estero Beach, but he wanted the top spot.

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Ricky Johnson, Photo: Alex Soltero, Fotosolweb.com

(Agua Dulce, Calif.): The NORRA Mexican 1000 is an epic race that travels the length of the Baja Peninsula. Known as “The Happiest Race On Earth,” its rally based format is fun for those seeking adventure and challenging for those who relish competition. The event has classes for many different bikes which draws a diverse and talented bunch of riders. There could be no greater demonstration of that point than to look at this year’s top finishers.

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GLEN HELEN, CA
– Team Toyo Off-Road drivers had a great weekend during Rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Races at the Glen Helen Raceway in Glen Helen, CA.

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CRANDON, Wisconsin
– Providing the dynamic motorsport of short-course off-road racing the most impactful news in years, legendary Crandon International Raceway has announced a new, long-term association with Red Bull Media House. The partnership will create an independent motorsports event that will be part of the internationally renowned Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most progressive and innovative events in action sports. Set for Sun., September 4 at Crandon’s legendary “Big House,” the new Crandon World Cup® will be part of a 47th annual Labor Day race weekend that attracts more than 45,000 fans to the 400-acre facility over four days of racing.

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MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations and resupply missions to support a large-scale exercise.

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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.