LONG BEACH, CALIF. — It was a dream two-time Dakar class winner Darren Skilton and Daker veteran Scott Whitney had for years. Last week, the partners successfully launched the first annual Cortez Rally, a true off-road navigation rally coming for the first time to the deserts of North America. The three-day event featured competition through intoxicating and massive sand dunes of the Sonoran desert in Mexico that rival those in Africa and surpass those found in South America.
Entry to the event is $10.00 per person. An auction will be held during the day on items from Kurt’s past as well as motorcycle-related items donated from sponsors of the event. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and a special showing of On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter will take place in the afternoon. The custom Roland Sands Caselli bike will be on display and live music from the local band Wine Brew. In addition, wine will be available for purchase with a custom-made Kurt Caselli Foundation logo.
The Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop on May 6, 2015, to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts.
This meeting is intended to provide the public with an understanding of the multi-year process the BLM is undertaking in order to complete travel management plans for the White River Field Office and to answer questions about these efforts. This is an opportunity for the community to be engaged in this complex planning effort before it begins.
The field office currently has comprehensive travel route data on 650,000 acres of the 1.5 million-acre field office, including more than 1,833 miles of routes, collected in the 2014 Travel Route Inventory. The remainder of the field office will be inventoried this summer. How to review this information and what type of feedback the BLM is seeking will be discussed at this meeting.
RENO, Nev. — Enjoying the blessings of a third consecutive season-opening victory at the Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 and a fifth place finish in the recent Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500, Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr remains at the top of the SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings as well as the SCORE overall season point standings after Round 2 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Winning the 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 and recording a fifth in the inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 has helped Vildosola Jr keep the SCORE Overall season point lead as well as the top spot in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks.
Jericho, UT – FMF KTM Factory rider Ivan Ramirez finished 2nd overall at the fifth round of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series. Fellow FMF KTM Factory support rider Gary Sutherlin finished 3rd overall.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio –– The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that Moose Racing, a leading provider of top-quality off-road apparel, is the presenting sponsor of the Beta AMA National Dual Sport and Yamaha Super Ténéré AMA National Adventure Riding Series.
“For many, the Moose Racing brand conjures thoughts of adventure, toughness and endurance,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “These are the qualities that riders bring to both dual sport and adventure riding, making this partnership a perfect fit.”
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely, in the 450SX class, and Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger, in the 250SX class, are the 2015 AMA Supercross Rookies of the Year by virtue of their performance in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
“Cole and Aaron both had exceptional rookie seasons, demonstrating that they have what it takes to compete at the highest levels,” said AMA Supercross Director Kevin Crowther. “We congratulate them for their distinguishing performances in 2015. Their continued dedication and hard work will certainly take them far in the sport of AMA Supercross.”
RENO, Nev. – Oscar Ramos Jassen, the prominent Mexican attorney from Tijuana who has served as international liaison for over 20 years for the SCORE International desert racing organization has been diagnosed with cancer and will begin immediate treatment in a Mexico City hospital.
“We are all in shock regarding this grievous news regarding Oscar Ramos, who has been a wonderful friend and great help to SCORE for over two decades,” commented Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President. “Oscar has been a significant member of our SCORE family and he knows that our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this most difficult time.”
RENO, Nevada — Entries from all across the United States and around the world have entered as online registration for the upcoming internationally-televised 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 has begun. Round 3 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 4-June 7 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
SCORE is celebrating its 42nd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization in 2015 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 47th anniversary of the Bud Light SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.
It is an elapsed-time race with staggered starts as the green flag on Saturday (June 6) will drop first for the motorcycles and quads at 5:30 a.m. and approximately 10 a.m. for the cars, trucks and UTVs.
Springville, IN – Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell extended his win-streak to five-in-a-row on Sunday at round five of the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, in Springville, Indiana. Russell now sits third on the All-Time Bike Wins list in GNCC Racing after his 27th career win today, surpassing Ed Lojak who claimed 26 wins through his storied career.