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JOHNSON VALLEY, CA:
Hammerking Productions is pleased to announce that the dates have been secured for the 2017 Nitto King of The Hammers presented by Optima Batteries. The 11th annual KOH week will commence with Hammertown opening to the public on Monday, February 3rd, 2017 and will continue through Saturday, February 11th, 2017. The actual 2017 Nitto King of The Hammers race will take place on Friday, February 10th, 2017.  All races from 2016 are expected to return for 2017 including: The Smittybilt Every Man Challenge, Polaris KOH UTV Race, Klim King of The Motos, and Vision X Shootout.

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(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
We wear helmets and safety gear with the hope we will never need them. The same goes with insurance. Like your helmet, good insurance gives you peace of mind. NORRA has made additional coverage available to make sure competitors are adequately covered during the Mexican 1000.  NORRA’s event insurance covers accidents on a hot race course only. Registered event participants in a registered event vehicle are covered for up to 6000 in medical insurance for stabilization and civil liability coverage.

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LOS ANGELES, California
— Nine American teams will be on the start grid in Morocco at the 2016 Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles when the 26th running of the world’s toughest all-female navigational rally gets underway later this month.

“No matter what you’ve done before, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles changes you,” said driver Nicole Pitell, an off-road racer and business owner who is returning to the event for a second year.

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Ken Block has taken his Hoonigan shenanigans to another level in his newest video – Gymkhana 8. This time he heads to Dubai for the eighth installment of his video franchise.

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(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.

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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.

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(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.

Wing Lam of Wahoo's throws his support behind the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000.

Wing Lam of Wahoo’s puts his support behind the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000.

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.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Editor’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.”

Rebelle-THUMB-Rally-Off-Road-Female-12-4-15Reno, 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.