SEMA-Logo-1-3-13DIAMOND 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

4-Wheel-Parts-Ultra4-Glen-helen-5-26-16More 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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With the largest Unlimited Rock Crawling Car field in the East expected this weekend, the crowds of spectators at Katemcy Rocks will have a lot to look forward to at the W.E. Rock eastern season opener. The rock formations in Mason, TX are second to none. Big climbs, great crack lines and big boulders make technical crawling easy to find. Teams from as far as Maryland and Georgia will be competing in Texas this weekend with many of the teams never seeing the terrain, which always makes it more fun.

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At the 50th anniversary of Easter Jeep Safari there are people from around the world converging on a town of 30,000 people. Traveling from afar has never been a shy point for Jeep enthusiasts, and to commemorate the 50th EJS in Moab, Utah, a group of friends organized The Epic Willys Adventure. The rules: no interstates, no GPS, no cell phones on the 2000-mile pilgrimage from Eau Claire, WI, to Moab, UT.

Northridge 4x4's Eric Johnson negotiates a section of Strike Ravine during the company's sponsored trail ride at the 50th Anniversary Easter Jeep Safari. The event hosted about 25 rigs.

Northridge 4×4’s Eric Johnson negotiates a section of Strike Ravine during the company’s sponsored trail ride at the 50th Anniversary Easter Jeep Safari. The event hosted about 25 rigs.

Moab veterans know that most days out in the area’s scenic southeastern Utah backcountry all go the same way: Family and friends have a great time, hopefully with no breakage or accidents, and they head back into town to enjoy an evening of food and drink while sharing interesting and often humorous tales of their adventures. Meanwhile, the odometer on their 4×4 will tell quite another story: 10.8 miles, or 35.7 miles, or, or… If the rig could talk, it would probably blurt out something like, “Really, dude? That’s all the farther we drove today?”

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Easter Jeep Safari is in full swing, and today Area BFE was hopping with Jeeps, Toyotas, buggies and Ultra4 cars tackling the hard stuff and the moderate trails that Area BFE has to offer. If you have never been to Area BFE, it’s a private property park with a playground and plethora of trails from easy to extreme.

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Charlene Bower of Bower Media and off-road racer and TV celebrity Jessi Combs will be hosting a Ladies Night get-together on Tuesday this week at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The “Meet and Greet” will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the BFGoodrich Tires truck at Grand Tires Pro on Main Street.