(Agua Dolce, Calif.): Having executed a successful “proof of concept” in 2014, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today confirmed it will incorporate a three-route rally format for its upcoming General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. The announcement bolsters NORRA’s reputation for hosting “The Happiest Race On Earth,” as the format not only adds a great measure of safety, but also allows race organizers to tailor 1,300-plus miles of rally routes and terrain to better accommodate the wide variety of vehicles expected for this year’s event.
Salt Lake City, Utah — Tread Lightly!, the national nonprofit and leading organization supporting outdoor recreation, has launched the www.JoinTreadLightly.org URL to encourage increased membership in support of its 25th anniversary this year.
JoinTreadLightly.org is a direct link to the organization’s new member page where individuals can sign up for a range of memberships from $25 to $250 per year. Ninety percent of funds that Tread Lightly! raises go directly to supporting its mission of promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship initiatives.
Vision Wheel has formed a partnership with SCORE International, the world-renowned sanctioning body for the internationally televised five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, it was announced by Todd Robinson, V.P. Operations for Vision Wheel.
“Vision Wheel is proud to become a prime partner with the premier off-road race sanctioning body and we want to position our brand as the leading off-road wheel company,” said Robinson.
For all you motorheads and NASCAR fans out there, KLIM Technical Riding Gear, 3M Thinsulate and 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material recently announced the Octane Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner of this new sweepstakes will get the chance to meet legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race in Bristol, Tennessee, on April 19th.
(Agua Dulce, California) – As entries continue to arrive for the 2015 NORRA Mexican 1000 and Cortez Rallies, event officials today released details of a new partnership with Rally Management Services (RMS) for the various motorcycle classes competing in either or both events. All motorcycle classes will be using international-style navigation for the 2015 Cortez Rally, and select two-wheel categories in the 6th annual General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000.
RENO, Nev. — Enjoying the blessings of a third consecutive season-opening victory at the recent Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr finds himself not only leading the SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings, but also the SCORE overall season point standings after Round 1 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Winning the 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 has given Vildosola Jr the early SCORE Overall season point lead as well as the top spot for the third consecutive year in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association supports the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, which would allow more volunteer efforts to assist the U.S. Forest Service in maintaining its 157,000 miles of trails.
Introduced on Feb. 10 by U.S. Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), the act — H.R. 845 — requires a national strategy to maximize the use of volunteers and partners and addresses liability concerns that restrict outside groups and individuals working on the trails, specifically including motorized trails as a priority.
BOISE, ID – When the snow clears in the coming spring, Wyoming riders will again enjoy the opportunity to traverse Trail 38 on the Bighorn National Forest, thanks to the Inyan Kara Riders-BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) legal effort. Trail 38, a 4.5 mile section of rare Wyoming single-track, was closed in the Spring of 2012 through a Tongue District Ranger letter purporting to change the Trail’s designation to non-motorized. Following unsuccessful outreach and correspondence to the Forest Service, local riders contacted the BRC to evaluate their options. On August 6, 2014, the BRC Legal Team filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District of Wyoming, alleging that the non-motorized designation of Trail 38 violated federal laws and regulations. Rather than answer the complaint, the Forest Service withdrew its designation, and Trail 38 reverted to its earlier motorized status.
The new online video series is a major part of the media expansion plans SCORE is implementing for 2015, which includes its most aggressive national and international television packages, the new SCORE Journal monthly online digital magazine and a new consumer based SCORE website.
FOUR NEW ONLINE VIDEO SERIES
Based on fan demand for more in-depth video coverage of the SCORE World Desert Championship series, SCORE has launched four (4) new short-form video series that began in mid-January. Each of these series features a new episode every other week, and are available for viewing across all of SCORE’s online platforms – the SCORE International website video viewer, the SCORE Facebook page and the SCORE YouTube channel plus editorial video links from the new SCORE Journal. From race highlights, to in-depth driver features, these highly produced series deliver the best of SCORE past, present and future to SCORE’s worldwide audience.
RENO, Nev. — Continuing to add to its growing list of sponsor partnerships, SCORE International has announced that Coyne Powersports Group has been selected as the Official Powersports Supplier of both SCORE and the SCORE World Desert Championship.
The unique special vendor program sponsorship includes exclusive discounts to member of SCORE and their extending racing groups as well as a special discount program for other SCORE sponsors as well as raceteam sponsors. The discount programs including the vehicles, accessories and hard parts.