The 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy with support from Polaris RZR will award four brand new Polaris RZR machines to race winners. Last year the event gave away two new RZR XP1000s at the event. For 2016, event organizers have upped the ante by dishing out over $60,000 in RZRs. The Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy takes place February 19th-20th in Laughlin, NV.
Tyme Agency (OTC- NBDR), athlete Jerett Brooks, is excited to announce Rigid Industries has come on board to be his title sponsor as he competes for the Pro Lite Championship in the 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
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.”
DECATUR, AL – Vision Wheel today announced a partnership with American off-road racing legend Rob MacCachren that will make Vision’s bead lock race wheels a component of MacCachren desert and short-course racing trucks.
Founded in 1976, Vision Wheel is one of the nation’s leading providers of custom wheels for cars and trucks and one of the first manufacturers of custom wheels. In early 2015, the company expanded its presence in the off-road racing market by announcing a partnership with SCORE International, the world-renowned sanctioning body for the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship that includes the SCORE Baja 1000.
Corona, CA – Racers, teams and fans have been busy in the brief off season prepping for what is sure to be another outstanding year of grassroots racing as the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series kicks off later this month with events in two states. The Arizona series will get the 2016 regional season started in Chandler with two rounds of racing on February 13-14th, while the California series will get started later in the month at the world famous Glen Helen Raceway with Round 1 on February 27th. The always popular Utah regional series will join in on the action later in the year, starting their season on May 14th at the newly renamed Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., February 1, 2016 – Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are pleased to announce that Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will join the on-track lineup, March 11-13, for a third consecutive year.
“The Stadium Super Trucks have been a fan favorite since we introduced them in 2014,” said Kim Green, Owner, Chairman and CEO, Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “The series brings a different and unexpected style of racing to the event. We are pleased to have them back and know that fans will enjoy watching the trucks take on the ramps and challenging turns of our street course.”
Newry, Maine – For the third year in a row, the sound of 900-horsepower off-road trucks echo through the mountains of Maine as Red Bull Frozen Rush returns to Sunday River Resort. The world’s only off-road Pro-4 truck race on snow brings nine of the world’s best drivers to the Northeast to test their mettle and go head-to-head on a track built right into the ski hill itself. This Saturday, a 90-minute TV special on Frozen Rush will air on NBC at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most innovative and progressive events in action sports.
CYPRESS, CA – In the motorsports arena, Toyo Tires continually strives for excellence, while demonstrating its diversity in the sport. During the 2015 racing season, Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc was crowned Pro 4 Class Champion in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), making him back-to-back champ. His 900-horsepower #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 relied on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires for a record-breaking 12-wins-in-a-row.
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.