SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA—After the first half of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, Southern California racers Ronny Wilson and Rafael Navarro IV find themselves not only leading the point standings in their respective classes, but they are also tied for the top spot in the SCORE Overall point standings.

Each with 176 championship points after the first two races of the season, Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., drives the No. 138 Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car in the unlimited Class 1 while Navarro IV, a third generation racer from Temecula, Calif., drives the No. 1009 Alumi Craft-Chevy in Class 10 for 1650cc open-wheel desert race cars.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16According to news release sent over recently from the BlueRibbon Coalition, the San Juan National Forest Dolores Ranger District in Colorado is extending the public comment period on the draft environmental analysis for the Rico-West Dolores Roads and Trails Travel Management Project. The project area is located north of Dolores, Colorado, and includes the Bear Creek, Taylor Mesa, Calico National Recreation Trail, Bolam Pass, the Divide road and Groundhog Point areas.

A 45-day comment period that began on Friday, May 6, was originally scheduled to end on June 20, 2016.  This date has been extended to July 15, 2016, (an additional 25 days). Copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be obtained at the Dolores Public Lands Office or by visiting the website below. Five alternatives address motor-vehicle use on San Juan National Forest roads and trails.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Sharetrails.org and BlueRibbon Coalition thanked Congressman Mark Amodei recently in a press release for “working with the OHV community, Washoe County, and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to preserve important north-south motorized access in transfer lands contained in H.R. 2733.” As BRC noted, these historic routes provide important connectivity to the Greater Hungry Valley/Moon Rock Recreation Area.

Congressman Amodei commended his colleagues on helping to pass the bill in a recent statement.

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Although results are unofficial at this point, it appears Colton Udall and Mark Samuels have earned another Baja 500 victory. Photo: Scott Rousseau

Colton Udall and Mark Samuels appear to be well on their way toward celebrating a win at the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 in Baja California, Mexico.

SCORE-Baja-500-2016-Logo-4-14-16ENSENADA, Mexico — Leading the field into this week’s internationally-televised 48th annual SCORE Baja 500 will be former overall winners Rob MacCachren, brothers Ed, Tim and Troy Herbst, Andy McMillin, Mark Post, B.J. Baldwin, Bryce Menzies, Larry Roeseler and Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez and Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Laguna. SCORE’s proverbial ‘Dirty Dozen’ all race in SCORE Trophy Truck, the sport’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.

With festivities starting on Thursday, Round 2 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held this week in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Kawasaki-LogoIRVINE, Calif. – This year marks fifty years of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.(KMC), and to kick off the party, Kawasaki is throwing a celebration: the Golden Anniversary Sales Event Open House, scheduled for the weekend of June 11-12. This weekend-long celebration is to thank Kawasaki’s devoted dealers and customers for 50 years of loyalty and support for the brand. Select dealers throughout the country will celebrate by hosting open house events, including demo rides. Check with your local dealer to see what fun they’ll be having.

Bi-State-Sage-Grouse-Decision-Off-Road-6-1-16BOISE, ID — Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, recently slammed the decisions that would severely restrict off-highway vehicle (OHV) events and trail improvements in many areas in eastern California and Nevada.  The changes, in the name of sage grouse management, were demanded by a handful of preservationist special interest groups.

Some of the many historic OHV routes in the Pine Nut Mountains BRC’s concerns focus on final decisions announced late last week related to the Greater Sage-grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS), involving public lands in Nevada and eastern California.  The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Plan amendment includes approximately 426,809 acres of bi-state DPS habitat managed by the Forest Service.  The BLM’s Nevada California Greater Sage-Grouse Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA)/Record of Decision (ROD) includes about 280,000 acres of public land located in Douglas, Esmeralda, Lyon, and Mineral counties in Nevada and Alpine and Mono Counties in California.

SCORE-Baja-500-2016-Logo-4-14-16ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico – With late entries accepted during on-site racer registration this week, a total of 223 teams are officially entered for this week’s 48th annual SCORE Baja 500.  Round 2 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship is being held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 85 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.

Through Monday evening, the SCORE Baja 500 has teams entered from 22 U.S. States and 10 countries ready for the green flag to drop as they compete in Pro and Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads in the 48th anniversary of the popular. The starting grid for the 477.52-mile race includes 32 entries so far in SCORE Trophy Truck, the marquee racing division for high-tech, 850-horsepower unlimited production trucks, 28 in Class 10, 19 in the unlimited Class 1, 16 in Trophy Truck Spec and 14 each in SCORE Lites, Pro UTV FI and Pro UTV.

Blueribbon-THUMB-Coalition-Idaho-deep-creek-range-8-7-15The Sawtooth National Recreation Area (NRA) is announcing the availability of the proposed action for the Big Wood Travel Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to bring road and trail use into compliance with the Forest Plan, laws, and regulations; to provide a system of roads and trails for public access and recreational travel; to manage resource impacts that are occurring due to the use of roads and trails; and to rehabilitate non-system routes identified as a problem to natural and cultural resources (soil, water, fish, plants, wildlife, heritage, etc.).

This proposal would revise the existing Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for the Big Wood Watershed to meet changed conditions. The majority of routes represented on the existing MVUM would remain open to the public. Some new routes would be added, while others would be closed and naturalized or restricted to administrative or other authorized uses. Other changes include installing barriers or gates on ski trails, designating dispersed camping areas, upgrading and adding parking areas, converting roads to non-motorized trails, rerouting one motorized trail, and reducing the length of routes that encroach upon sensitive areas. This project is being analyzed in compliance with the 36 CFR 212 Travel Rule.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — With a major spotlight on the upcoming 48th annual SCORE Baja 500 that will be Round 2 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, Volume 2, No. 5 of the SCORE Journal, the colorful monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship is now live.

The digital magazine, which has seen audited totals of unique viewers for SCORE Journal that reaches over 1.7 million in unique viewers per issue with an average engagement time of 51 minutes, is a major element in the continuing media expansion that SCORE has implemented. The revamped SCORE website has reached 3.5 million monthly unique viewers.