MDSP-Group-3-10-15MSDP Group LLC (“MSDP” or the “Company”), a global leader in aftermarket performance vehicle ignition and tuning technology, today announced the decision to merge two leading companies in performance automotive ignition — MSD and Mallory — by the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2015. The two storied brands bring together more than a century of innovation and expertise.

As part of the merger, all fuel and ignition system products will be manufactured exclusively under the MSD brand. MSD will honor warranties for all existing Mallory products as well as offer service and repair. MSD will also continue to make available Mallory distributor replacement parts such as caps, rotors, points and nearly 100 other components.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT), a federation of national and regional trail-related organizations, is pleased to announce its 2015 Annual Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during Great Outdoors Month(tm) in June 2015 as part of CRT’s ongoing effort to build awareness and appreciation of this highly successful program which has greatly enhanced the quantity and quality of trail experiences available to the public. CRT will be holding the awards ceremony on Capitol Hill and will encourage Members of Congress to join them in honoring the outstanding achievements of their constituents.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that one of America’s most famous motorcycles has been added to its permanent collection: the 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross that AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Malcolm Smith rode in the iconic motorcycling movie, “On Any Sunday.”

The motorcycle, previously loaned for display at the Hall of Fame, was owned and donated by Smith, who is known affectionately as “Malcolm” by his legions of fans.

“A true legend of motorcycling, Malcolm Smith is one of the Hall of Fame’s most recognizable members,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “We’re humbled and inspired by this memorable gift. Like Malcolm himself, this Husqvarna has launched many motorcycling dreams, and we’re honored to give it a permanent home in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (March 5, 2015) – Many of the world’s fastest off-road motorcycle racers will descend upon the Rodman Plantation in Palatka, Florida this Sunday, March 8, for the 41st running of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship. Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell leads the way in the XC1 Pro class as he looks to earn his third consecutive National Championship in 2015. With a host of previous champions and race winners lining up to contest this year’s championship, Russell will have his hands full all season long.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Las Vegas area is currently fronting a draft plan that could eliminate or greatly restrict both casual and event-based OHV recreation on approximately 3 million areas in Southern Nevada.   The draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) creates an unjustified risk that might preclude “dry washes” from being designated as OHV routes.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Following rave reviews from its inaugural issue in January, Issue No. 2 of the SCORE Journal, the monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is now live on the SCORE website.

The new digital magazine is a major element in the media expansion that SCORE is implementing for 2015 which includes its most aggressive national and international television packages, four new online video series, each with 26 episodes and a new consumer based SCORE website.

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The 2015 season of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, will begin on March 7 with the Moose Racing Wild Boar in Palatka, Florida. As in years past, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will have strong presence as a GNCC sponsor and through related programs.

Charlie-THUMB-Mullins-GNCC-5-9-14MORGANTOWN, W. Va. –The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, is set to kick off one week from today, March 7 and 8, just outside of the Daytona Bike Week festivities in Palatka, Florida. Racer Productions is pleased to welcome many new supporters to America’s premier off-road racing series as final preparations are made for the 41st annual GNCC season.

As a familiar name in the off-road racing world through many successful 4×4 ATV and Side-by-Side racing programs, Polaris officially joins the GNCC Racing family in 2015 with sponsorship of the brand new Single Seat Class and the innovative Polaris ACE machine. The Single Seats will race at select rounds in conjunction with the six-race Side-by-Side championship series, beginning at 9 a.m. following the Youth ATV race on Saturday.

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– When opened in 2001, the Suzuki Manufacturing of America Corporation (SMAC) created hundreds of jobs in Rome, Ga., to assemble Suzuki’s 400cc and 500cc ATVs. Now celebrating 14 years of ATV assembly, the facility today has expanded to cover more than 130,000 square feet on a 35-acre site in the suburb northwest of Atlanta. Workers there now handle metal fabrication, injection molding, and engine assembly in the process of assembling Suzuki’s complete line of award-winning KingQuad ATVs. “The SMAC facility has produced over 400,000 ATVs that have been distributed not only here in the U.S., but also to our Suzuki distribution partners around the world,” added Rod Lopusnak, Director, Operations Head, Motorcycle/ATV Sales Operations.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — SIDI, makers of top-of-the-line footwear for motorcyclists, is the official boot of the Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, the Yamaha Super Ténéré AMA National Adventure Riding Series and the AMA Premier Touring Series.

“SIDI is well known in the market for producing extremely comfortable boots of the highest quality with many safety features,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “SIDI Crossfire, Adventure and Sidi’s Gore Tex boots perfectly match the riding conditions and performance demands that AMA members encounter in our recreational riding series. We warmly welcome their support, and we trust that series participants will do so, as well.”