Sierra Trek’s Summit City basecamp, which rests along the alpine shores of Meadow Lake, is a hub of activity. During the 4-day event participants canoe or fish on the lake, relax along its shores, or hike in the local mountains. Each night after the bonfire is lit, the Wild West chuckwagon crew serves up country-style meals, a band takes the stage, and night owls kick up their heels on the dance floor.

The Fordyce Creek Trail is the original Sierra Trek route and traces the old Summit City Road from Cisco Grove to Meadow Lake. Although it was once traversed by ox-drawn wagons, it is now highly challenging and reserved for experienced drivers with modified four-wheel drives. There are a total of five “winch hills,” each of which is staffed by a team of skilled guides to help participants along.

Back in 1964, a small group of Jeepers got the idea of creating a fundraising event for the newly formed California Association of 4WD Clubs (CA4WDC). It would need to be a first-rate event similar to the then-famous Jeepers Jamboree on the Rubicon. Sacramento Jeepers member Ed Dunkley, an encyclopedia of knowledge on Sierra Nevada history and old mining routes, gathered a few folks and began searching for a suitable trail. The chosen route was a long-abandoned wagon road from Cisco Grove, California (near Truckee), to the shores of Meadow Lake and the 1860’s mining camp of Summit City. It had been decades since the “road” had been used, and Mother Nature had played her hand at reclaiming the land.

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Do you yearn to feel your truck lunge forward under moderate throttle, the hood heaving up before you? Do you ache for that gentle linear pre-runner sway into every corner? Does your current rig sport a sticker with Calvin maliciously relieving himself on a Blue Oval? If so, Dealer Services International’s Tundra Pro Runner may be the truck for you.

The Raptor is said to have no real peers. And while that is strictly true, this Toyota makes a compelling argument to look hither. But it’s not the truck’s canyon-absorbing wheel travel, miraculous hydraulic bump stops, or bad-ass 18-inch black aluminum wheels in 35-inch rubber that make this Tundra exceptional. What makes this a viable Raptor alternative is that you can buy one right off a Toyota showroom floor today. No lapse in warranty coverage, no payload penalty, and no need to max out your credit card for the modifications.

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STOW, OH
– The popular Baja MTZP3 product line from Mickey Thompson now includes two new 18-inch sizes, the LT275/70R18 and LT295/70R18 covering a wide range of the most popular trucks, SUVs and 4×4 vehicles.

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MOORESVILLE, NC
– Premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple, has announced its entry into the 2016 Stadium Super Trucks event in Townsville, Australia. Arie Luyendyk Jr. will pilot the #30 Royal Purple truck in the series’ inaugural visit to North Queensland as part of what has been billed the Biggest and Best Townsville 400.

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CJ Greaves earned another victory at Crandon.

CRANDON, Wisconsin – It was a Greaves family sweep on the second day of the Big House Brawl as father and son topped the PRO 4WD podium during Sunday action at TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL in Crandon.

In Round 6 of championship racing on the classic, 1.75-mile long dirt track, Johnny Greaves won the PRO 4WD class, CJ Greaves took the PRO 2WD win and the weekend sweep in the class, while Travis Dinsmore claimed the top spot in Atturo Tire PRO Light.

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Visalia, Calif. (June, 2016)
– Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released its new rear sway bar for the popular 2016 Nissan Titan XD. Hellwig’s new rear sway bar is available for both stock ride height and lifted two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles.

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Cypress, Calif. (June 28, 2016)
– Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has announced that it has become the presenting sponsor of Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 Dig Your Roots tour. Not only will Nitto be hitting the road with the Diamond-selling country duo, but it has also built a special Florida Georgia Line-themed vehicle to introduce its newest light-truck tire – the Ridge Grappler.

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Temecula, Calif. – June 27, 2016
– The 3rd Annual MotoDoffo Event to Benefit the Kurt Caselli Foundation, presented by SCORE International, is in the books. Thanks to contributions from event sponsors and attendees more than $32,000 was raised for the Foundation and their mission to improve off-road safety.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Following the second of four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, 57 of toughest racers in the world remain in the hunt to earn 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards. In early June in Baja California, Mexico, Round 2 was held at the SCORE Baja 500 that was run on a brutally rugged 477.52-mile course that started and finished in Ensenada on June 4-5.

SCORE MILESTONE AWARDS
SCORE is presenting these prestigious awards to the world’s toughest desert racers for the 31st consecutive year. The Red Kap SCORE Milestone awards will be presented to the car, truck, UTV drivers and motorcycle, quad riders who finish every required mile in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– The Tennessee Titans and the Nissan “Heisman House” now have back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners running plays for them: 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, and 2015’s honoree, Marcus Mariota.