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Visalia, Calif. (December, 2016)
– Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released its new front and rear sway bars for the 2007-2016 Toyota Land Cruiser 78/79 Series and 200 Series. Hellwig’s new sway bars are the quickest way to improve both the handling and safety of the Land Cruiser.

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The Can-Am / Murray Racing desert racing team of Derek and Jason Murray earned their first SCORE International side-by-side vehicle class championship November 20 in Baja California, Mexico. The brothers, who have raced consistently all year long, came into the round third in the class point standings. Another solid finish meant a shot at winning the Pro UTV Forced Induction (Turbo) title. The brothers, along with fellow driver Logan Gastel, earned their first SCORE International championship with their sixth-place finish at the 49th annual Baja 1000.

Rafael Navarro won the Class 10 and overall championship this year. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com.

Rafael Navarro won the Class 10 and overall championship this year. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com.

ENSENADA, Mexico — With the tenacity of a tiger, coupled with the dogged determination and diligent discipline he used to earn his bachelor’s degree last year at Clemson University while continuing a strong presence in the desert, SoCal’s Rafael Navarro IV has won the overall and Class 10 point championship of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

A third-generation desert racer from Temecula, Calif., Navarro IV, just 23, drove the No. 1009 Chevy-power Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car to second place finishes in all four races to earn 376 championship points to become the just the fourth racer from Class 10 (1655cc engines) and first in 20 years to earn the overall title for SCORE International, which is celebrating its 43rd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note today regarding the Hemingway-Boulders & White Clouds Wilderness Management Plan in Idaho. See the details below.

The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are announcing the availability of the proposed wilderness management plan for the Hemingway-Boulders and White Clouds Wilderness areas. A wilderness management plan guides the preservation, management, and use of wilderness to ensure it is unimpaired for future use and enjoyment as wilderness. The draft wilderness management plan provides direction for managing the resources and uses within wilderness: recreation, search and rescue, research, wildlife, vegetation, while preserving wilderness character.

BLM-Logo-12-1-16WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management, which is responsible for overseeing 245 million acres of the nation’s public lands, has issued its final ‘Planning 2.0’ rule that will update how the agency plans for land management in the West.

The most significant change is the establishment of three additional public input periods early in the planning process to increase transparency and allow for more robust public involvement. Sportsmen and women are hopeful that these changes will increase public satisfaction in the land-use planning process and eventual management of public lands.

2017-Jeep-Jamboree-Logo-12-1-16If you’re looking to get out on the trail with fellow Jeep owners this year, then you’ll want to check out Jeep Jamboree events. Jeep Jamboree is actually getting ready to launch its registration dates for 2017 events. The problem is that the vents are so popular that many of them sell out in minutes.

If you’re hoping to check out one this year, Jeep Jamboree has put together a list of the upcoming events for 2017 and what day they will have registration for each. The registration period kicks on Monday, December 5th, and you can check out the full list of dates below.

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There aren’t too many of them out on the road or trail (only 448, according to Jeep), but a Wrangler recall has been announced for 2017 Jeep Wrangler models after the automaker discovered a safety defect related to the fuel tank that was manufactured with a cracked or broken control valve, potentially allowing fuel to leak in the event of a rollover. According to Jeep, the failure can also allow debris to enter the tank or allow it to be overfilled.

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

If you’re looking for a new ATV for your little dirt devil, Yamaha has some brand-new options available at its dealerships in the form of 2017 youth ATVs.

Just in time for the holiday season, Yamaha has a host of 2017 models that include the all-new YFZ50, which is aimed at ATV enthusiasts 6 years old and up, and new 2017 Raptor 90 model aimed at children 10 and up.

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Buford, GA, December 1, 2016
–  AVS (Auto Ventshade), a brand of Lund International, is excited to introduce OEM paint code color match finishes for its Low Profile Ventvisor side window deflectors and Aeroskin hood protectors. Available in a range of popular vehicle colors, the new Color Match Low Profile Ventvisors and Aeroskin hood protectors deliver a sleek OEM appearance that blends with the vehicle, while still providing comfort and protection.

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When Nissan unveiled its Rogue One version of the Rogue recently at the LA Auto Show, it was also announced that each special edition of the SUV would come with a Death Trooper helmet – totally cool, but it made us wonder which side of the force they were on. Nissan proved recently it’s clearly on the light side of the force with its partnership with Star Wars: Force for Change, where Amazon and Nissan will help with Toys for Tots between now and December 18th.