Not long ago, Toyo Tires brought a new off-road tire to the market in the all-new Open Country R/T. We’ve had a chance to put the tire to the test ourselves and came away impressed (check out the review link below). As Toyo notes, the tire is designed for off-road performance blended with on-road comfort. The R/T is essentially made to be more in line with a mud-terrain in terms of off-road performance but more like an all-terrain in terms of being quieter and smoother on the highway than a mud tire.
Once again, a diverse field of over 200 trucks, sedans, buggies and motorcycles are expected to take on a 1,300-plus mile, four-day on and off-road rally from the starting line in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico to the white sand beaches of the resort destination of San Jose Del Cabo at land’s end.
Costa Mesa, California – The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series will headline a full weekend of racing in Southern California Sept. 19-21 at two separate venues. The Stadium Super Trucks (SST) that compete in the high-flying series will be part of the Sand Sports Super Show at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday and Saturday nights, and then will move further south and be part of the Coronado Speed Festival Sunday afternoon at Naval Air Station North Island.
SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW
Costa Mesa’s OC Fair and Event Center will host the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series and a full slate of other off-road racing vehicles during the Sand Sports Super Show Friday and Saturday nights.
Back in late 2013, Nissan announced some big news when it said its next-generation full-sized pickup would feature a Cummins V8 turbo diesel engine. At the time, only limited details were shared, such as the fact that it will be a 5.0-liter V8 born of a partnership between Nissan and Cummins, that the new motor will feature a horsepower rating of more than 300 and a torque rating in the 500 lb-ft range, and that there will be a commercial vehicle option as well.
To provide race fans with more access to off-road racing and to promote the Mint 400 race, Mad Media and The Martelli Brothers have loaded the entire 2010 General Tire Mint 400 on YouTube.
Payson, UT – The fourth round of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Motocross League of America presented by Fly Racing will take place on September 19-21 at the Oak Ridge MX track in Garwin, IA. The MLA is operated by RPM Sports and takes place in multiple locations throughout the United States.
Oak Ridge MX was only built last year, but it is already one of the premier motocross tracks in Iowa. Jon Kriegel and Mark Kouba founded the facility, and it was constructed by Schaefer Tracks. Its inclusion in the MLA in the first year of its eligibility is a testament to its quality. When the gates drop, it is certain that the competition will be fierce!
DETROIT – The 2015 GMC Sierra already offers an unparalleled blend of style and strength, but the new 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition, which will be available at dealers this fall, adds distinctive style to the mix.
“The beauty of the new Sierra lies in its strength and sophistication,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra marketing manager. “But for customers wanting to stand out and make a strong statement, the Sierra Carbon Edition models are the answer.”
Buffalo, NY: Dunlop is proud to announce the launch of a new, completely revised website, powered by Hookit, for Team Dunlop at www.teamdunlop.com. This new site is mobile-friendly, features a new look and offers added functionality for placing videos, photos and posts, and linking up with other members of the Team Dunlop community. In addition, now is the time to apply for 2015 sponsorship!
Since its founding in 2007, Team Dunlop has grown into one of the nation’s premier rider-support programs, highlighting the ongoing achievements of its young, and outstanding amateur motocross racers. A select group of Team Dunlop Elite national riders are picked every year to receive special tire support, preferred treatment service at select races, plus advertising and promotional opportunities in national media and on the Team Dunlop website.
Editor’s note: Chrysler posted a story from Brittany and Ashley Hill who attended the family public thank you honoring the life of Jeep icon Mark A. Smith. Images courtesy of Ashley and Brittany Hill, A.K.A. the “Jeep Girls.”
The Smith family’s public thank you to the Jeep community and Jeep Jamboree USA (JJUSA) family for their support of Mark A. Smith’s efforts to promote recreational off-roading took place on Sunday, August 31st at Henningsen-Lotus Park, Lotus, California. The Jeep Girls drove their 2015 Firecracker Jeep Wrangler to say good-bye to an old friend and meet new ones as well.
Costa Mesa, California (September 12, 2014) – Off-Road Racing returns to the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California with two nights of action packed SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented Traxxas racing featuring the high flying Stadium SUPER Trucks, Class 1400 trucks, SPEED Energy SuperMoto, Trophy Kart 450RS and Side x Side racing at the Sand Sports Super Show, September 19th & 20th.