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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.

WE-Rock-Dirt-Riot-4-9-15BLACKFOOT, 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.”

Tread-Lightly-Thumb-9-22-14SALT 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.

WE-Rock-Logo-4-8-13BLACKFOOT, 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!”

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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.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition is asking for help regarding input from OHV enthusiasts regarding a huge chunk of land in Northern Nevada. More information can be found below.

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.

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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.

RESQ1 was our trail rig for the day on Metal Masher.

RESQ1 was our trail rig for the day on Metal Masher.

The Easter Jeep Safari is a pretty unique and very cool event. Although there are informal business meetings at the event in Moab, cards may get swapped over meals or drinks, and much of Jeep aftermarket displays its latest gear at a trade show at the end of the week, but the event is also very much based in a love of off-roading. So pretty much everyone in attendance spends some time on the trail, because ultimately that’s what it’s all about.

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Renegades on the trails in Moab? Why not!?!

Billionaire Donald Trump once said the two most expensive words in the world are “why not?” In some way, shape or form, practically every off-roader can understand this concept. For some this relates to the truly expensive questions, like why not put 40-inch tires on my Wrangler, or why not put a HEMI conversion in my JK? Or there are simpler ones, like why not try to climb that ledge, or why not use the “bonus” line? Logic need not apply to many of these questions. In fact, they often aren’t questions so much as statements. “Why not” isn’t asking for a counterpoint; it’s making a statement. It says: This is going to happen, and let the cards fall where they may.

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Mark, Allen, head of Jeep Design, describes the 2015 Jeep concept vehicles to the media in Moab, Utah.

Mark Allen, head of Jeep Design, describes the 2015 Jeep concept vehicles to the media in Moab, Utah.

Jeep has a fiercely loyal following, and nowhere is this more apparent than at Easter Jeep Safari week in Moab, Utah. Packing the streets, the trails, the hotel parking lots and everywhere in between during the week of EJS are CJ-5s, 7s, TJ and YJ Wranglers, four-four JK Unlimiteds fitted with 32-inch tires up to 40s, and you’ll even see the occasional Comanche, Willys or Grand Wagoneer around town.