Cypress, Calif. – There are few things that mean more to an athlete than to be honored and immortalized by the sport they love. In the world of off-road racing, this means being inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) alongside such greats as Parnelli Jones, Steve Mcqueen, and James Garner. Today Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is proud to announce that Team Nitto driver Shannon Campbell has been chosen to be inducted into this prestigious group and has the distinction of being the first-ever rocksports competitor to be inducted into it.
Incorporating a location change into the schedule to the Colorado Off Road Extreme Park in Agate, Colorado for the second round of the Dirt Riot Mountain Series Round 2 has also added a lot of fast terrain to the otherwise rocky courses. Conveniently located east of Denver and west of Limon, Colorado, racing will start at 9am on Saturday June 20th with multiple classes of racing until approximately 4:30pm when the top 3 drivers in each class will be awarded trophies and cash winnings. The winners of each race is determined by the most number of laps completed in a set amount of time. Pro class qualifying will be at 5:00pm on Friday night.
BLACKFOOT, ID: A $10,000 Pro Class purse guarantee and $5,000 UTV purse guarantee is waiting for this weekends Dirt Riot racers at the Crandon International Raceway as part of the 2015 Londerville Steel Super Challenge Off-Road Race. In the races second year, Branik Motorsports has sweetened the pot again by $5,000 and will have the rotating Branik Cup on display for the winner of the 4400 Pro 4×4 class to display for the year. Racing will be all day on Saturday and Sunday with Dirt Riot featured on the short course track each afternoon. Other classes of racers include Sportsman short course racing 1600 Light Buggy, Classix & Stock Truck, 1600 Buggy & Super Buggy, Short Course Karts, Limited 4 & Formula 4×4, Super Stock Truck and Super Truck. All the Dirt Riot classes will stand and then in the late afternoon the Mud Drags will kick off.
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA: A record breaking 115 drivers took part in the 2015 MetalCloak Stampede held at the Prairie City SVRA park outside of Sacramento. With thousands of fans present for a full day of racing, the event was the largest to date for ULTRA4 Racing at the park in both car count and spectator turnout. The 2014 Nitto Tire National Champion, Loren Healy wasted no time in establishing dominance in the 4400 class and maintained his lead throughout the weekend.
BLACKFOOT, ID: The second round of Dirt Riot series races start this weekend at Gray Rock ORV’s Southeast Series race. Racing will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 2nd with Pro Class qualifying, followed by multiple classes of racing until approximately 4:30 p.m. when the top 3 drivers in each class will be awarded trophies and cash winnings. The winners of each race is determined by the most number of laps completed in a set amount of time.
“The weather looks to be outstanding this weekend! The racecourse is nearly the same as last year, except that we are running it backwards from previous years. The mud holes that have hampered the race in the past are much drier and two more days of dry air will make them even better. The big rock downhill will not be used this year as it would be a race-stopping up hill climb,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We are really looking forward to a great race this weekend and continuing the Southeastern Series.”
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The national nonprofit Tread Lightly! and its partners Bass Pro Shops and Arctic Cat announced a new program designed to advance stewardship of the outdoors by growing Tread Lightly!’s member base. Individuals who join or renew their membership between now and September 30, 2015 will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Arctic Cat 2015 Wildcat Trail XT side by side and high-value Bass Pro Shops gift cards.
Those who join or renew their Tread Lightly! membership at higher levels can increase their chances of winning an Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail XT side by side or a $1,000, a $500 or a $250 Bass Pro Shops gift card by receiving more entries into the drawing.
BLACKFOOT, ID – APRIL 23, 2015: The first round of the Maxxis Tires W.E. Rock Eastern Professional Rock Crawling Series comes to Rausch Creek this weekend starting the 15th year of regular season competition. The event is very spectator and family friendly with the professional drivers available to sign autographs for the crowd in midst of the competition. “We are excited to be back Rock Crawling at Rausch Creek. The concrete, manmade courses, haven’t been used by W.E. Rock in over 6 years giving all the competitors some very technical lines with a lot of traction,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “The weather looks to be perfect for two days of rock crawling with temperatures in the 60’s and dry. We have heard about lots of spectators coming out to enjoy and we are looking forward to hosting another great show!”
Clackamas, OR — Warn Industries encourages customers to utilize their consumer rebate program that runs through April 30th. This is a great opportunity to upgrade to the brand new ZEON Platinum winch with a wireless control and remote clutch engagement. With Spring in the air, it is time to get all of your off-road and work vehicles ready for the trails, hunts and overland adventures.
April 27, 2015, is the deadline for public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices.
Once finalized, the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices’ RMP will provide management direction for almost 5 million acres of public land in northern Nevada.
In another story from this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, we explored the notion that the Wrangler Africa Concept is toying with future changes we could see on the next-gen Wrangler. The Grand Cherokee Overlander Concept subtly does the same thing by exploring a tweak to the suspension system that Jeep hasn’t publicly done before.