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Some might argue that there’s very little skill involved in the X Games Step Up competition.  You basically just hold the gas and try to get as high as possible, right? Well, as this little video shows, there’s a whole lot that can go wrong just trying to make it to the bar.

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Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert will live stream the “Celebration of Life” in honor of Casey Folks tomorrow. Check out the release on the event below, which also has a link to the stream.

Casey Folks touched the lives of thousands of people in the off-road community. If you are unable to join us for this special occasion in honor of him, you can still be part of it.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – Celebrating another decade of excellence, seeing if one of three racers can win the overall title for the fourth time as well as starting and finishing for the first time on the Malecon in the heart of town are just three of the story lines awaiting racers from around the world as racer registration has opened for the 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.

The season-opening event 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.

The year of 2017 also marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary season-ending SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of all Desert Races to be held in mid-November. The SCORE Baja 1000 is the longest continuously held desert race in the world.

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The 11th Annual Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries kicked off this past weekend, with King of the Motos taking center stage at the start of Hammers week. The new tweak to this year’s event was the breakup of action into three separate moto stages, with a key focus on navigation and, of course, pure grit.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — After first being introduced recently at the annual SCORE Awards Night, former UFC Senior Vice-President of Digital Edward Muncey has officially become part of the SCORE Management team as Special Advisor for Digital Media. Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President introduced the veteran digital media executive to a welcoming crowd of over 400 that filled the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif. on Jan. 14.

Muncey, originally from La Mesa, Calif. and a graduate of San Diego State University, spent the last 11 years in Las Vegas as a top executive with The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts organization.

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Snow BikeCross made its debut at X Games 2017, showing that dirt bike racers can still get on the track even if it’s snowing. The racing in the new event was great to watch, with both veterans and youngsters taking on the track in Aspen, Colorado, over ht weekend.

Casey Folks
It’s always tragic when the off-road community loses one of our own, but even more so when it’s someone who’s had such an impact on so many people within the industry. Casey Folks was so much more than a race promoter, and the off-road community has shown just how much he was loved in the short time since his passing. Below are just a few of the many inspirational stories that show why this man was loved by so many.

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Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert recently sent out information regarding a gathering to celebrate the life of Best in the Desert’s Casey Folks. See below for event information.

Dirt Bike BailI
f you know you’re coming up short, is it wiser to bail or try and ride it out in hopes that the bike will take the brunt of the impact? While filming the recent Doonies 3 video, Kris Foster had an epic dune jump fail that he chose to bail on. What would you do? Check out his crash and then watch the full Doonies 3 video right HERE.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — Introduced recently at the annual SCORE Awards Night, two-time Baja California Secretary of Tourism Juan Tintos has officially become part of the SCORE Management team as the Mexico Liaison. Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President introduced the veteran tourism executive and government official to a welcoming crowd of over 400 that filled the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif. on Jan. 14.

A close friend of former SCORE owner Sal Fish as well as a personal family friend of current SCORE owners Roger and Elise Norman, Tintos is a native of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. He served twice for a total of 12 years as the Baja California Secretary of Tourism (1992-2001 and 2010-2013) and is a graduate of the School of Tourism at the Autonomous University of Baja California.