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(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
Event organizers for the 7th annual NORRA Mexican 1000 will be the first to tell you – putting together the logistics for a five day motorcycle, four day car, truck and buggy, 1,300-plus mile romp through Mexico’s Baja peninsula is never easy. There are myriad of details to confirm, crews to assemble and a sombrero full of details to finalize.

As teams, racers and adventure seekers look forward to the final weeks of preparation before arriving in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico for the start of another chapter in “The Happiest Race on Earth,” today the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) released its official Event Schedule for its 2016 rally that will eventually find competitors enjoying the world-class beaches and sunshine of San Jose del Cabo at land’s end.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BuleRibbon Coalition sent over this note about Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Plan. See more details below.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District Office has announced that the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) Draft Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available for a 45-day public review. The draft TMP/EA describes and analyzes four alternatives for future management of the monument transportation system.

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(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
Event organizers for the 7th Annual NORRA Mexican 1000 will be the first to tell you – putting together the logistics for a five day motorcycle, four day car, truck and buggy, 1,000-plus mile romp through Mexico’s Baja peninsula is never easy. There are myriad of details to confirm, crews to assemble and a sombrero full of details to finalize.

2012 NORRA General Tire Mexican 1000
(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
MAG-7’s pit service is the cheapest “insurance” for Baja racing you will ever invest in for the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000. If you’re planning to self-support your race vehicle, consider using them for emergency service only. This gives you six well-equipped pits complete with welders, power tools, and a skilled team to help you get back on your way.

For 2016 they’re rolling out a new pit service pricing model in response to racer feedback designed to reduce costs and give teams maximum flexibility.

BIKE SUPPORT – Included with Mexican 1000 entry
Back for their third straight year at the Mexican 1000, Mag7 has been pitting since 1969 when the original Magnificent 7 provided services at the Baja 1000. All entrants receive “bike” level 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. If you want to replicate the original rally, Mag7 will carry your pit box or tote (one per team) along the route. This gives the hardcore adventure rider a true test at the rally having only him/her and basic pit support to rely on. The totes can hold various items such as: parts, tools, a tent, a sleeping bag and will be waiting for the rider each evening.

BASIC PIT SERVICE – $600
Their Basic Service gives you and your team full access to their pits, tools, and staff. If you need help, their team – made up of racers – will be there to help get you back on the road. Pit locations are designed to allow you to chase or self-support during the transit sections. All pits are at the 50%-60% point of each Special Stage, right where you need them the most.

“PICK YOUR PITS”  SERVICE – $100 for first pit, $50 for each additional pit
Once you’ve signed up for your Basic Pit Service, they offer you the option to add one more more pits that best suit your race plan.  They space their pits approximately at the midpoint of the Special Stages, but you may not need all of them. Pick Your Pits allows you just pay for the pits you need, reducing your overall pit service cost. You can either provide them with your fuel and spares or buy fuel through them (for an additional fee) and they’ll have it ready when you arrive. They do the fueling and servicing using their own equipment and you’re on your way.

(They can provide 91, 100 and 110 octane fuel, and use their own dry breaks, Jazz cans, or 11-gallon dump cans. They also do two strokes!)

CHASE TRUCK SUPPORT – $50 (plus fuel cost)
There’s little worse in off road racing to be running low on fuel with no Pemex in sight. For this year’s NORRA, we’re offering a Chase Truck Fueling and Fuel Dump point at a location to be announced once the map is released.  This ensures your chase vehicles will have the range to fully support your vehicle and that you can optimize the space in your Chase Trucks without having to crowd in extra fuel drums.

Questions? Contact Paul Schaffer, Mag7 Race Director Paul.Schaffer@gmail.com
Register for Pit Service at mag7race.com.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — With a major spotlight on the surprising victory by Texas’ Billy Wilson and the tortuous effect of the brutally-tough race course for the recent 30th annual SCORE San Felipe 250 that opened the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, Volume 2, No. 3 of the SCORE Journal, the colorful monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is now live.

Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note regarding public input on Rasor OHV area discussions. See more below.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has announced dates, times, and locations of public meetings to allow public input in the development of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Management Plan.

The goal of public input is to assess a variety of issues and proposed solutions. Comments and concerns regarding land use, off-highway vehicle area access, visitor services, off-highway vehicle recreational opportunities, facilities, resource values and monitoring are welcomed.

Kawasaki-LogoIrvine, California – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announced that it has launched an e-commerce platform on its official website, Kawasaki.com, supported by the integrating retail service Shopatron. The online retail space gives consumers the ability to purchase genuine Kawasaki accessories, apparel and gifts, with the option of having those items shipped directly to a local dealer or to a personal address.

All genuine Kawasaki products purchased through Kawasaki.com are shipped FREE if consumers choose to pick up their items at a local participating dealer, helping to build a stronger relationship between dealers and their customers. Direct to consumer shipping is available via standard shipping rates.

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If you don’t know who Preston Petty is, and you ride dirtbikes, you still owe him a debt of gratitude.

A true Pioneer in the sport’s early days, Petty was one of the first Americans to compete in the sport of motocross, one of the first to contest the International Six Days Enduro, and he revolutionized the sport by inventing the unbreakable plastic motocross fender in the early 1970s. So, if you ride dirtbikes, Preston Petty has helped you out by saving you money whether you knew it or not.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — Aided by a race-high 22 starters in his class, Todd Winslow’s Class 10 win at the recent 30th SCORE San Felipe 250 in Mexico has also launched him into the SCORE Overall point lead after round 1 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

FAMILY TIME
Owner of an agricultural commodities company in Clovis, Calif., Winslow, who has made SCORE desert racing a family adventure, currently has 82 season points in his No. 1081 Creative Ingredients Racing Chevy-powered Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car. Winslow, 51, splits driving time with his son Matt, 22, while his wife and his two daughters are all part of the race crew for their Central California desert racing team. The Winslows also finished sixth overall among four-wheel vehicles in San Felipe.

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(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
After taking part in a legendary rally like NORRA’s Mexican 1000, it’s fitting that the awards ceremony is equally as celebrated. Navigating the length of the Baja Peninsula on your motorcycle, in your UTV, vintage race vehicle or modern race car demands a festive moment to relax, rejoice with new friends and old, and to bask in the accolades you have earned.