(Agua Dulce, Calif.): When was the last time you rode in Baja with two motorcycle racing legends? Ricky Johnson and Steve Hengeveld will be racing the NORRA Mexican 1000 in 2016. Johnson has multiple motocross titles, championships in the TORC series, Pro-4 class, Baja 1000 wins in 1997 and 2003, and a long list of accolades including being inducted into the AMA motorcycle hall of fame in 1999.
CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with viral video superstar and rally driver, Ken Block and the Hoonigan Racing Division. Block debuts his all-new Ford Fiesta ST RX43 equipped with Toyo Proxes R1R extreme performance tires in Gymkhana EIGHT. Part of the wildly successful Gymkhana series of videos, Gymkhana EIGHT debuts on the Ford YouTube channel on February 29th.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): Not only has NORRA announced reduced entry fees for all UTVs, but they have also created a stock UTV class for this year’s Mexican 1000. So there is no reason to miss out on this epic adventure south of the border. NORRA has returned off-road motorsports to its roots; camaraderie, hot rodding, and fun! The Mexican 1000 Rally is a fully-supported on-road/off-road rally, open to vintage and modern vehicles. It is filled with excitement, high-performance driving, spectacular scenery, and world-class adventure. You will run the length of the Baja Peninsula in four stages; competing with a diverse group of off-road legends, current competitors and everyday racing enthusiasts.
Agua Dulce, Calif.: Nothing goes better with racing in Baja than Wahoo’s Fish Taco. Wahoo’s was founded in the beach cities of Southern California with their first location in Costa Mesa, California in 1988. Three brothers, Eduardo Lee, Mingo Lee and Wing Lam, created a unique fusion of traditional Chinese and Brazilian flavors with healthy living dishes. With over 28 years of “fueling the forces,” Wahoo’s Fish Taco has over 63 locations including restaurants in California, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, Nebraska, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Japan plus new locations inside of Los Angles International Airport (LAX) and Honda Center in Anaheim.
Editor’s Note: The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) sent out a press release today noting its opposition to this EPA proposal. Although it does not directly appear to relate to off-road vehicles it certainly could impact them – now or in the future. Read more on SEMA’s response.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2.”
Reno, Nevada – Today, the Rebelle Rally announced a partnership with MAXTRAX recovery devices, the exclusive vehicle recovery track of the rally. The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States and will take place October 13-22, 2016. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests competitors’ skills over 7 days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding precision event based on the elements of time, distance, headings, and hidden checkpoints using maps, compass, and roadbook.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (January 25, 2016) – Applications are now being accepted on SEMA’s website for industry leaders to present seminars at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. An emphasis will be on dynamic speakers with proven experience in the areas of “building a business,” and “social media”.
As the premier automotive trade event in the world, the SEMA Show is where manufacturers and buyers from more than 130 countries gather to grow their businesses and careers. In addition to featuring new products and trends, the SEMA Show provides the automotive industry with a single place to network in person and learn new business strategies from top experts.
Los Angeles, CA – (January 25, 2016) – Red Bull Global Rallycross and BFGoodrich Tires are pleased to announce a multi-year agreement that will see BFGoodrich become the official tire supplier for the Red Bull GRC series. The agreement will commence immediately in preparation of the opening race of the 2016 Red Bull GRC season, and covers both the Supercar and GRC Lites classes.
“We are extremely excited to partner with BFGoodrich as our exclusive tire supplier in Red Bull GRC competition,” said Red Bull Global Rallycross CEO Colin Dyne. “BFGoodrich’s legacy, both in and out of motorsport, is second to none, and we look forward to working with them as one of our most integral partners beginning with this season.”
Very little details were initially available after Dakar Rally television coverage noted that Robby Gordon withdrew from the race, but now video has surfaced showing what happened to Gordon’s HST Gordini truck and its accident with a support vehicle.
VILLA CARLOS PAZ, Argentina – Robby Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell moved another step closer to completing the 38th Dakar Rally on Friday by finishing twelfth in Stage 12 with a time of 5 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds.