SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — As a prelude to the iconic 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, 34 of the world’s top racers are heading to Las Vegas for the SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the Off-Road Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A total of 26 of the 30 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered in the race and eight of the 20 Trophy Truck Spec race trucks have confirmed participation in the optional qualifying for starting positions within their respective classes. The race, which will have an approximate 854-mile course, will traverse Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The race and surrounding festivities of the final round of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Nov. 15-20.

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– The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) hosted its championship round 15 to wrap up the series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., this past weekend. Team M/T faced high temperatures and a course change to finish strong with a podium sweep in Pro Buggy.

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– Omix-ADA, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep parts and accessories, today announced its partnership with The Hope of Life HERO Jeep. The organization rescues babies, children and families in one of the poorest countries of the world.


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Cypress, Calif. – Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is excited to announce that Team Nitto driver Jason Scherer has been crowned the 2016 Ultra4 National Champion after placing 3rd in the final race of the season held at Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada this past Saturday. Nitto’s team of off-road racers also swept the Ultra4 Western Regional series with a 1-2-3 finish for Erik Miller, Jason Scherer, and Shannon Campbell, who competed all season long on the tough and capable Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tire.

Silverado HD Carhartt Concept
Chevrolet recently unveiled its newest heavy-duty concept truck for the 2016 SEMA Show, a 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept truck built to tackle the toughest jobs.

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We’re not really sure what to say about this. We have our own opinions about professional wrestling as a whole, but this video just takes things to another level. Or maybe too far? We just can’t decide. Check out this wrestler flipping over a Jeep in a way that we can’t say we’ve ever seen before.

CHANDLER, AZ – Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires captured their third successive Pro 4 Class Championship in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) this past Saturday at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ.  This marks the fourth championship win for LeDuc and his #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford truck equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T®-R tires.

Driftin Creek Jump
Sheldon Creed is a talented driver – that is no secret. In order to win in off-road racing, you’ve got to be willing to hang it all out there, and that is exactly what Sheldon did recently at the Stadium Super Trucks race on the road’s to Mike’s Sky Ranch in Baja California. The event was dubbed the “Baja Bob’s Mike’s Peak Ultimate Race To The Top” in honor of Robby Gordon’s late father Bob Gordon. Watch as Creed exhibits maximum control by drifting his Stadium Super Trucks racecar around this corner right into a jump over a creek. Even the slightest error could have send him sideways into trees and spectators.

When the dust settled and all of the stages were finally completed, America’s first all-female navigation rally has come to a close. As Rebelle Rally promoters described it, there were “ups-and-downs, triumphs and challenges; great days and bad days.” Now the results are in, and it was the #125 Jeep Wrangler JK of Charlene Bower and Kaleigh Hotchkiss who earned the overall victory. Bower and Hotchkiss edged out the team of Taylor Pawley and Micaela Windham in second place, while rounding out the podium in third place was the team of Nena Barlow and Kande Jacobsen.

JKS-Skid-Plate-Wrangler-JK-Jeep-10-24-16JKS Manufacturing is constantly striving to improve Jeep capability both on road and off the beaten path. Along with full suspension systems and accessories, JKS is now offering a heavy-duty skid plate system to protect the vulnerable EVAP canister mounted under the Jeep Wrangler JK.