Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14IRVINE, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) is pleased to announce that the company has hired Michael Jacobs to fill the newly created position of Manager, Government and Fleet Sales.

In this new position, Jacobs will be responsible for the strategic development of Kawasaki’s government and fleet sales initiatives with the primary purpose of growing brand awareness for Kawasaki side x side vehicles, while increasing side x side business for KMC and its independent dealer network.

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POCATELLO, ID – We’ve all heard it said before, “Once a trail is closed it’s never reopened.” This isn’t always true.

The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) in conjunction with the BLM Field Office in Pocatello, ID, is pleased to announce the reopening of Trail 956 in the Deep Creek Range of Southern Idaho after over a decade of being off limits to motorized use.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the reopening of the comment period for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Revisions and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon. The original Notice of Availability asking for comments was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2015.

The BLM received requests for an extension of the comment period from individuals and groups. The BLM has decided to accede to these requests and reopen the comment period. The BLM is reopening the comment period and comments on the Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS for Western Oregon will now be accepted through August 21, 2015.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — August 2 will see a very special ‘SCORE Sunday’ on the CBS Sports Network as all three of the opening rounds of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will have repeat airings as one-hour specials on the same day as part of the CBS Sports Spectacular programming. Following the early morning showing of the first three races of the season, the recent Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 show will also have two additional repeat showings on Sunday late afternoon and in prime time in the evening.

All three races were held in Mexico and the repeat broadcasts on Sunday, running in a three-hour time block in chronological order will start at 6 a.m. ET with the 29th annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 followed by the Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 and finishing with the 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. Round 1 was held in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico in mid-January, Round 2 was held entirely in Baja California Sur, Mexico, starting in Cabo San Lucas and finishing in Loreto and Round 3 started and finished in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association delivered 29,379 signatures to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today, along with a stern message in opposition to the agency’s proposal to increase the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel.

“The Renewable Fuel Standard proposal announced on May 29 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the risk of inadvertent misfueling for motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle owners by forcing the widespread availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, such as E15,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations.

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Oscar Ramos at the 2014 SCORE Baja 500

RENO, Nev. – Undergoing rounds of aggressive chemotherapy treatments since early May, long-time SCORE Mexican Liaison Oscar Ramos Jassen, 52, of Tijuana, Mexico, died Thursday following the second day of his fourth round of chemo sessions, SCORE International announced.

Ramos was originally diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late April with a large tumor in his stomach area. He had been receiving testing and treatment at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Mexico City prior to his death on Thursday late afternoon.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition today sent out this action alert regarding the potential cutting of funding related to the Recreational Trails Program. See details below.

The full Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act, which would eliminate the Transportation Alternatives Program.

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RENO, Nev., USA — Twenty-year old Carlos Lopez of Tecate, Mexico, who blazed past a field that included the world’s best desert racers to capture the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory at the 47th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 desert race, will be spotlighted during Sunday’s premier telecast of the race on the CBS Sports Network. The debut of the one-hour special will air on the CBS Sports Spectacular show at 9 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, followed eight additional scheduled airings of the popular programming through Sunday, Aug. 2.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — More than 25,000 people have joined the American Motorcyclist Association to oppose federal mandates that would result in the spread of higher-ethanol blended fuels and increase the risk of inadvertent misfueling for motorcyclists and others.

To date, the AMA has collected 25,151 signatures on its online petition urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to increase the proposed renewable fuel volumes this year and, instead, to adopt lower mandates.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Following the third of five races in the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, 19 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2015 SCORE Milestone Awards. Last month’s 47th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 was run on a rugged 510.58-mile course in Baja California Norte, Mexico on June 6-7 that started and finished in Ensenada.

Leading the way in the chase for 2015 SCORE Milestone Awards are six superlative stallions in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, two each in Class 10 and in Class 19, one in Class 1 for unlimited open-wheel desert race cars and two in Class 40 (motorcycle riders over 40 years old).