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At a press event today at the Texas Motor Speedway, Chevrolet announced the performance numbers for its new L5P Duramax diesel engine for its HD trucks. The new diesel engine will produce 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. of torque.

Chevy says its new fifth-generation Duramax power plant will provide an increase of 19 percent more torque than the previous generation, 12 percent more horsepower and 35 percent fewer emissions. Chevrolet says it’s looking to improve the capability of its new diesel engine without compromising its abilities. We’ll have the chance to take a short test drive with the new Duramax engine at the Speedway later today, so check back tomorrow for more technical detail and our ride impression of the new Duramax.

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We’re not really sure what is going on at this event, other than it appears to be some sort of jump contest where the name of the game seems to be who can tear up their truck the fastest.  This guy might have won…

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After we initially teased the video last week, the Hoonigan Media Machine has formally unveiled its newest video, Battle BROyale, featuring Ken Block and BJ Baldwin and a host of other “teammates” competing in a race aboard the new Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle.

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Lake Elsinore, CA
– Brian Deegan was more than happy to give fans what they wanted at rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Ca. Deegan has a huge fan following wherever he goes, but the fans in Lake Elsinore take special pride in watching their home town champion run out front. Deegan lives right down the road from the track and on two wheels and four, has been setting the dirt on fire there for many years.

5 Sand Machines Feature
If you could pick any vehicle as your ultimate dune machine what would it be? We’re not that picky!  Give us any one of these crazy custom machines and some open sand and you can call us happy campers.

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LAKE ELSINORE, CA
– Kyle LeDuc drove his #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford truck to a ‘perfect weekend’ at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, in Lake Elsinore, CA.  Competing in Rounds 13 & 14 in the Pro 4 class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS); LeDuc was fastest in practice, qualified first both Saturday and Sunday, swept both main events, and captured the overall track record with a best lap of 44.537.

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Fort Mill, S.C.
– A perfect race weekend in Lake Elsinore has given Jerett Brooks the momentum needed to capture the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Lite championship. Brooks walked away from Rounds 13 and 14 with a total of seven wins on the season with one weekend of racing remaining in 2016.

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Suwanee, GA
– Rugged Ridge recently announced it has expanded its line of cargo area accessories with the addition of the C3 Cargo Covers and new C2 Canine Curtains for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler JK and JKU Models.

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Sal Fish (pictured right), previous owner of SCORE International, is currently recovering from open-heart surgery.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA — Sal Fish, the visionary, pioneering former owner of the SCORE International desert racing organization that he was part of for four decades, is resting comfortably according to family members following extensive open-heart surgery on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition is highlighting upcoming meetings this week regarding proposed action for the Rio Grande National Forest in Colorado. See below for more information.

The Rio Grande National Forest invites public input on the Proposed Action for the forest plan revision. The Proposed Action is not a proposed plan; the public will help develop the proposed plan through input on the Proposed Action. Public input will also help identify issues and develop alternatives to the proposed plan that will be analyzed in the draft environmental impact statement.