SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Editor’s Note: SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting posted his reaction to the EPA withdrawing its proposal on allowing modify on-road cars into racecars. See the full response below.

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting recently released the following reaction to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it would withdraw its proposed regulation on modified racecars:

SCORE-San-Felipe-2016-Logo-1-26-16RENO, Nev., USA—Texan Billy Wilson drove to a rookie race win to earn the spotlight during Sunday’s premier telecast of the 30th Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 on the CBS Sports Network. The one-hour show, with multiple repeat airings scheduled, will debut Sunday (April 17) at 9 p.m. ET on the popular CBS Sports Spectacular show.

Announcers for the CBS Sports Network telecast of the 30th SCORE San Felipe 250 are SCORE racer Cameron Steele and adventure sports announcer Jarod DeAnda.

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Lucas Oil Off Road Racing heads west to Lake Elsinore, California for Rounds 3 and 4 on April 23-24, after a successful season opener at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.

With the popularity of short course racing growing each season, we are seeing new sponsors and manufacturers getting involved wanting to be included in the wraps on race vehicles. From the thousands of fans on site to the live Internet stream on Lucas Oil TV to the produced tv shows shown a few weeks later, there is a lot of exposure to be had. This influx of sponsors has allowed more racers to get involved and even created multi-vehicle teams.

SCORE-Baja-500-2016-Logo-4-14-16RENO, Nev., USA — Entries from all across the United States and around the world are expected as online registration for the upcoming internationally-televised 48th annual SCORE Baja 500 is underway. Round 2 of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 2-June 5 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 48th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (June 4) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 5:30 a.m. and approximately 10 a.m. for the cars, trucks and UTVs.

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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, 1,300-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.

As teams, racers and adventure seekers look forward to the final weeks of preparation before arriving in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico for the start of another chapter in “The Happiest Race on Earth,” today the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) released its official Event Schedule for its 2016 rally that will eventually find competitors enjoying the world-class beaches and sunshine of San Jose del Cabo at land’s end.

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MESA, AZ
: Bower Media announced a contest to find a female co-driver for three separate off-road events happening this year with BFGoodrich Tires, and over the course of the last three weeks 91 ladies have submitted a simple form and three photos representing their passion for the offroad.  This week, from Monday to Friday, the challenge goes into a social media phase.  Friends, family and fellow wheelers are encouraged to Like and or Comment on the photos posted on Bower Motorsports Media Facebook and Instagram pages and add a Vote of Confidence for the particular lady.

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Cypress, Calif. (April 13, 2016)
– Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has swept the podium at the MetalCloak Stampede Ultra4 off-road race for the second year in a row thanks to the talents of the Team Nitto drivers and the incredible traction afforded by their Trail Grappler M/T tires. This occasion also marks the second consecutive Ultra4 Nationals race in which Team Nitto has swept the podium; the last being the Reno Nationals at the end of the 2015 season. This incredible victory was achieved despite extremely uncooperative weather causing traction issues and mechanical failures for many other teams.

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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.

Rugged-Radios-Lucas-Oil-3-9-16Abrams, Wisc. (April 11, 2016) – Radio communications is an important component to every short-course off-road race team, and the California based company Rugged Radios looks to support Midwest Off-Road Racing as the latest addition to the MORR Contingency Program.

Rugged Radios will be offering first place finishers, in all classes competing in every round of MORR supported competition, $100 store credit.

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The 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires took place March 12th just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. The race featured one of the most stacked fields in off-road racing history. There were 350 of the world’s best off-road teams that showed up to battle each other and the brutal Mojave desert for the chance to call themselves a Mint 400 Champion.