Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14Irvine, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., recently announced the location of its new North American corporate headquarters at 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, California, 92610. A staple in Orange County since 1969, Kawasaki reaffirms its commitment to the community with a new 15-year lease on a 200,000 square-foot facility just four miles from its current location in Irvine. Kawasaki celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the U.S. in March, 2016, and will move into the fully-renovated complex in Summer 2016.

“Our purpose in securing a new corporate headquarters is centered around two primary objectives,” said Masa Nakagawa, President and CEO, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. “First, with more than 300 of our staff being based in or around Orange County it is critical that our new location remain central to the community. Second, as Kawasaki celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the U.S. in 2016, we wanted to cultivate a new environment that creates and exemplifies the Kawasaki brand and products, and we believe this new space will do just that.”

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding the Santa Fe National Forest Draft Assessment in New Mexico. More info is below.

The Santa Fe National Forest will release its Draft Assessment document on October 20, 2015.  As part of its release of the draft Assessment, the Forest Service has announced a series of ten meetings to let you propose changes and additions to the draft Assessment. These ten Need-for-Change meetings will be held between October 26, 2015, and November 17, 2015. In addition, the Forest Service will host a one day Symposium on the Draft Assessment. The symposium is slated for October 23, 2015, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

RENO, Nev.
— On the verge of an unprecedented accomplishment after his second race with of the season, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr has driven his No. 21 Vildosola Racing Ford Raptor back to the top of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship heading into the SCORE Baja 1000.

Rocky-Mountain-ATV-MX-Off-Road-5-28-13PAYSON, UT – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has once more demonstrated its outstanding commitment to customer service by earning the prestigious Bizrate® Platinum Circle of Excellence Award in 2015. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has been awarded the Circle of Excellence and the third year it has been awarded the Platinum Circle of Excellence.

ORBA-Logo-10-8-15The United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) have agreed to a formal arrangement that will allow the groups to coordinate policy as they strive to work together to protect access to lands, roads and trails for off-road enthusiasts. The groups have often collaborated in the past at the national level on projects of common interest. The new arrangement will enable the two national organizations to cooperate more closely to create a stronger approach to advocating for increased access to motorized recreation on public and private land.

4-Wheel-Parts-logo-6-16-15Compton, California – Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) unveiled its major expansion initiative with the Grand Opening of its Post Falls, Idaho 4 Wheel Parts retail store and adjacent distribution center this past weekend on Saturday, October 10. The event marked the growing presence of the national truck and Jeep performance product re-seller into the Pacific Northwest while providing an increased level of service and delivery to customers in the region.

(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
 The bikes have always been at the core of off-road racing. The same ideology applies to NORRA which began in Baja back in 1967. Throughout the years, the bike’s popularity has both risen and fallen but the hard-core moto rider remains the same and is truly cut from a different cloth. They take on diverse terrain solo and work themselves and their machines to the limit.

With that heritage in mind, NORRA is proud to announce its re-commitment to the two wheeled competitor and has dropped the moto entry fee a thousand dollars from last year’s price to $1967. There will also be a “Pro Moto” option that costs $2967 which will include a “race for cash” payback. Also available at the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 are new pitting options to better address the needs of our adventurous moto competitors.

As before, in conjunction with the MAG 7 pitting organization, NORRA will offer free pit support for all motorcycles and ATV competitors when signing up for the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000. Registered competitors will receive a complimentary entry into MAG 7’s “bike” level of pit support (a $600 value) which includes fuel at all pitting locations strategically placed over this year’s five-day, 1,300-mile trans-Baja Mexican 1000 rally.

ORBA-Logo-10-8-15Editor’s Note: The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) sent over this note today regarding the creation of five new OHV area in California. Check out the note below.

A SAN-supported bill, the “California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Conservation Act” (HR 3668), has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to create five new National Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Areas in the California Desert (Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes, and Stoddard Valley) in addition to designating Johnson Valley as a National OHV Recreation Area and expanding it by nearly 20,000 acres.

Please contact your U.S. Representative Immediately to Request Support for HR 3668

– Last April, Dakar Rally veterans Darren Skilton and Scott Whitney brought their vast knowledge and unique experience to a brand new off-road rally held in the intoxicating and massive sand dunes of Mexico’s Sonora desert — dunes that rival those in Africa and surpass those found in South America. Set to run under its new “Sonora Rally” name (it was formally known as the Cortez Rally), they have announced the 2016 event will run from April 4-7th, with registration and the rally school scheduled for April 3rd.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — SCORE International announced today its official five-race schedule for the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship featuring all five races in Baja California, Mexico for the first time in the storied history of the internationally-televised desert racing series. The announcement was made at the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo being held through Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The biggest change for the 2016 race season will be the new Bud Light SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by Rosarito Beach, in September. Being held in Rosarito, classes will be split into groups, each class will run the race split into equal parts run on two days with racing on Friday night, Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning on Sept. 16-18.