Raceline-Wheels-SCORE-Off-Road-3-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – SCORE International has announced that it has reached an agreement with industry leader RACELINE Wheels to become the new “Official Wheel” for the SCORE World Desert Championship, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series.

With the season opening at the 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico on March 29 to April 2, the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will culminate with the 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of all Desert Races to be held in mid-November. The SCORE Baja 1000 is the oldest continuously held desert race in the world.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note regarding the BLM seeking input on Southwest Idaho planning. See the details below.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing it is beginning preparation of two Environmental Assessments for travel management plans on public lands in Owyhee County. The BLM is hosting two public meetings and seeking comments to assist the BLM in identifying appropriate areas for motorized and non-motorized recreation on public lands in the Bruneau and Owyhee field offices.

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Fontana, Calif.
– Off-road enthusiasts want to be guided through desert or forest with ease and often try to use apps on their phones only to find that cell service is often compromised. That problem is solved by Rugged Routes, a company that produces high-resolution satellite maps loaded on an SD card designed exclusively for Lowrance GPS devices.

The map can be adjusted to show full-width vehicle forest service trails, 50-inch track OHV trails or 24-inch track motorcycle trails — all with colored trail ratings. The map can also display hiking trails, group campsites, group campgrounds, equestrian campgrounds, individual campsites and mountain peaks. The map can also display Bureau of Land Management roads and boundaries and U.S. Forest Service routes and boundaries in addition to nearby highways.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – Prime-time champion desert racers Rob MacCachren, Mark Post/Ed Herbst, brothers Dan and Luke McMillin, cousins Brad and Brian Wilson, the father and sons COPS Racing team of John, Zak and Morgan Langley and Justin Davis are among the early entries from 16 U.S. States, host Mexico, Canada and Guatemala for next month’s 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.

The season-opener of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

Packed Dirt
A word of caution, anytime you plan to climb a berm or a hill, make sure its well packed in before you charge hard at it. Check out the rookie move below:

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ENSENADA, Mexico
— Sal Fish, the iconic desert racing promoter who owned SCORE International for 38 years, has accepted an invitation from new owner Roger Norman to be the Grand Marshal for November’s 50th annual SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary Granddaddy of all Desert Races. Held annually in Baja California, Mexico, the 50th anniversary race will be held Nov. 14-18. It will be a peninsula run, starting in Ensenada and finishing in La Paz.

Supercross Whoops
Racing supercross is not for the faint of heart. Professional racers make it look easy on TV, but in real life the jumps are nearly vertical, and supercross whoops can send you tumbling in a hurry.  Just ask this guy.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11KENNESAW, GA – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $350,000 in funds and equipment to 26 grant recipients in 2016. The final grants for 2016 comprised more than $73,000 awarded to four recipients, including support for both National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) and the Progressive Agricultural Foundation’s Safety Day program.

“For a decade, Yamaha has been supporting National Hunting and Fishing Day’s message of responsible outdoor recreation and open access, and with an Access Initiative grant to the Progressive Agricultural Foundation, we extend that message to families and youth in the farming and ranching communities across the country,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “With the challenges facing access to our nation’s land, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative remains a steadfast resource supporting those working to responsibly, safely and sustainably protect and expand the opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.”

Dirt Bike Jeep
There are close calls… and then there’s this. This dirt bike lands on a Jeep after sailing over 100 feet through the air off of a dune. This could have gone wrong in so many ways for both parties. That’s why its always a good idea to have spotters watching the take off and the landing when jumping, particularly in the dunes.

Johnson-Valley-Hammers-3-1-13Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition is helping the Marine Corps spread the word about the closure of Johnson Valley during the month of August this year for military training. See more on the details below.

The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 1-30, 2017, while the Marine Corps conducts military training to support a large-scale exercise.