MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations and resupply missions to support a large-scale exercise.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle riders in three states have discovered booby traps along trails on public lands that place riders, hikers and others at risk, the American Motorcyclist Association reported recently.
In Idaho, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, someone or some group is deliberately trying to harm off-highway-vehicle riders who use trails on public lands. Booby traps also have been reported in recent years along trails in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
At an event in Pennsylvania this evening, General Tire unveiled an all-new tire in its off-road arsenal, the mud-terrain Grabber X3. The new Grabber X3 model will actually replace the outgoing Grabber tire to provide more mass appeal in the marketplace since it will cater to a wider range of SUV and truck owners. The X3 moniker actually relates to the three areas it is designed to excel in for extreme use: mud, dirt and rock.
The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations and resupply missions to support a large-scale exercise. It was determined the window of closure for military use could be shortened from the previous announcement of August 1-30, 2016 after the Marine Corps refined the scope of training.
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.
DIAMOND BAR, CA – Results of the 2016 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Chris Douglas from COMP Performance Group, Kyle Fickler of Aeromotive Inc. and Les Rudd from Bob Cook Sales elected to serve on the board. While Fickler is a current SEMA Board member who was re-elected onto the group, Douglas and Rudd will join as the newest members of the group.
The complete list of 2016–2017 SEMA Board of Directors are:
2016-2017 SEMA Board of Directors
More than 100 ULTRA4 cars are expected to return to Glen Helen Raceway for the 6th Annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. This will be the second race of the 2016 ULTRA4 Trail-gear Western Regional Series. Many of the cars expected to compete also raced in the 2016 Nitto King of The Hammers presented by 4 Wheel Parts. ULTRA4 drivers are competing for a $10,000 purse.
Top drivers are expected to be in attendance including former Kings of The Hammers. Drivers are not only racing for podium positions but also points towards the Nitto National Championship.
Chino Valley, AZ – OR-Fab unveiled new heavy-duty engine and transmission skid plates provide a high level of protection for Jeep Wrangler JK owners who are serious about rock crawling. Manufactured from a single piece of 3/16-inch thick steel plate, laser cut, and CNC press-brake bent for a perfect fit, OR-Fab’s skid plate system, PN 87060, protects the underside of 2012 through 2016 model Jeep JK Wranglers and Wrangler Unlimited vehicles outfitted with the 3.6L Pentastar engine. OR-Fab Engine and Trans Skid Plate Shown With Fuel Tank and Transfer Case Skid Plates
MESA, AZ: Bower Media announced a contest to find a female co-driver for three separate off-road events happening this year with BFGoodrich Tires, and over the course of the last three weeks 91 ladies have submitted a simple form and three photos representing their passion for the offroad. This week, from Monday to Friday, the challenge goes into a social media phase. Friends, family and fellow wheelers are encouraged to Like and or Comment on the photos posted on Bower Motorsports Media Facebook and Instagram pages and add a Vote of Confidence for the particular lady.
Cypress, Calif. (April 13, 2016) – Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has swept the podium at the MetalCloak Stampede Ultra4 off-road race for the second year in a row thanks to the talents of the Team Nitto drivers and the incredible traction afforded by their Trail Grappler M/T tires. This occasion also marks the second consecutive Ultra4 Nationals race in which Team Nitto has swept the podium; the last being the Reno Nationals at the end of the 2015 season. This incredible victory was achieved despite extremely uncooperative weather causing traction issues and mechanical failures for many other teams.