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Lake Elsinore, Calif.
– Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports is just weeks away from their debut in the 25th Annual Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco Africa, an all female race that doesn’t reward speed, rather a team’s skill at navigating the shortest distance point to point (without the aid of GPS).

Team Kawasaki IMG Motorsports will be challenged with plotting their route using only maps, a plotter and a compass on an unmarked course that can take longer than Sunrise to Sunset to reach the goal checkpoints in the day.  Each morning they will receive their Map along with a Coordinate or Distance and Heading to checkpoint 1 and once there they will recieve a “Road Book” containing geographic coordinates and or headings and distance of the day’s checkpoints and last checkpoint of the day being their Bivouac where they do all they can to recover and prepare for the next day.  The course is completely off-road and redesigned each year, making this rally not just physically exhausting but also mentally taxing.

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Stow, Oh.
– The Trail Country radial from Dick Cepek is a true all-terrain, M+S-rated tire for light trucks and SUVs that’s been expertly engineered to be tough and reliably responsive in a variety of conditions including off-road environments. It also offers great street performance, responsive handling and long wear, and now includes a 50,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that one of America’s most famous motorcycles has been added to its permanent collection: the 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross that AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Malcolm Smith rode in the iconic motorcycling movie, “On Any Sunday.”

The motorcycle, previously loaned for display at the Hall of Fame, was owned and donated by Smith, who is known affectionately as “Malcolm” by his legions of fans.

“A true legend of motorcycling, Malcolm Smith is one of the Hall of Fame’s most recognizable members,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “We’re humbled and inspired by this memorable gift. Like Malcolm himself, this Husqvarna has launched many motorcycling dreams, and we’re honored to give it a permanent home in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

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Despite investing considerable time and financial resources to provide its Vintage categories an entirely separate rally route on Day 1 of the 2015 General Tire Mexican 1000, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) today announced it will return to its tradition of running all two, three and four-wheel competitors down the Pacific side of northern Baja for this year’s event.

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There are reports the next-gen Wrangler will get the 3.0-liter diesel and an eight-speed transmission.

The new Jeep Wrangler will receive both the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 motor and an eight-speed transmission, according to reports, though exactly when that will happen is up for debate.

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (March 5, 2015) – Many of the world’s fastest off-road motorcycle racers will descend upon the Rodman Plantation in Palatka, Florida this Sunday, March 8, for the 41st running of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship. Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell leads the way in the XC1 Pro class as he looks to earn his third consecutive National Championship in 2015. With a host of previous champions and race winners lining up to contest this year’s championship, Russell will have his hands full all season long.

Rancho-Logo-7-22-14Monroe, MI – This spring, the Rancho® Performance Suspension and Shocks brand is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a special “Magic No. 6” promotion that gives performance enthusiasts some exciting savings on shock, strut and lift kit purchases. Available from March 1 through June 30, 2015, the Rancho “Magic No. 6” promotion offers up to a $506 Visa® Prepaid Card* with the purchase of qualifying Rancho products.

“It’s an exciting year in Rancho’s history,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance products, Tenneco. “We’re eager to bring that excitement to performance enthusiasts everywhere with this great opportunity to save on outfitting your truck or Jeep with Rancho performance suspension systems and ride control products.”

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Starting the 15th season of Professional Rock Crawling, Trail-Gear W.E. Rock Western Series Round 1 begins at Thompson’s Ranch in Congress, Arizona for a one day spring event Saturday March 7th.  On Sunday March 8th, the Dirt Riot Endurance Racing series kicks off the 14 event series in the beautiful Arizona desert.  Jones Ford and Fly-N-Hi Offroad are sponsoring the weekend of off road action.  Both events are spectator and family friendly with vendors and food available, small cars will be fine on the 5-mile dirt road to the event entrance.  Vendor row will be busy with Artec Industries, JM Rigging, Jones Ford, the Sickline, Durable Metals and MetalCloak displaying alongside the W.E. Rock General Store.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Las Vegas area is currently fronting a draft plan that could eliminate or greatly restrict both casual and event-based OHV recreation on approximately 3 million areas in Southern Nevada.   The draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) creates an unjustified risk that might preclude “dry washes” from being designated as OHV routes.

2014 Amsoil GNCC Series logoMinneapolis, March 5, 2015 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced a partnership with the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC) to sponsor GNCC’s newly-added Single Seat Class.

In January 2014, Polaris introduced the revolutionary 32 horsepower, single-seat Polaris ACE which was designed to combine the size and nimble handling of a Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) with the confidence and comfort of RANGER and RZR side-by-sides. The vehicle generated so much interest that six months later, the company introduced a second model with a 45 horsepower ProStar™ 570 engine. The ACE architecture appealed to a wide-variety of riders, including racers, which was demonstrated last fall when GNCC and Polaris offered an exhibition ACE Editor’s Race at the Ironman, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.