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Stow, Ohio – April 6, 2016
– The popular Extreme Country tire line from Dick Cepek has been enhanced to include two new sizes – LT255/85R16 and LT295/70R18.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Editor’s Note: SEMA sent out this press release updating the current legislative battle to protect modified racecars.

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. – Just last week, seven state attorneys general sent a letter urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw a proposed rule that threatens the racing industry, as well as tens of thousands of jobs throughout the United States.

SEMA commends Attorneys General Mike DeWine (Ohio), Patrick Morrisey (West Virginia), Leslie Rutledge (Arkansas), Luther Strange (Alabama), Jeff Landry (Louisiana), Bill Schuette (Michigan), and Sam Olens (Georgia) for their effort to stop EPA overreach and to protect racing.

Chrissie Beavis and Nicole Pitell-Vaughan celebrate their second-place result in the #180 Toyota Tacoma at the finish of the 2016 Rallye Aicha des Gazelles. (Photo: Nicole Dreon / Rallye Aicha des Gazelles)

Chrissie Beavis and Nicole Pitell-Vaughan celebrate their second-place result in the #180 Toyota Tacoma
at the finish of the 2016 Rallye Aicha des Gazelles. (Photo: Nicole Dreon / Rallye Aicha des Gazelles)

ESSAOUIRA, Morocco — After nine days of grueling off-road competition in Morocco, American teams claimed two podium spots in the hotly contested 4×4 division of the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles. Final results saw four American teams placed in the top 10 and all eight U.S. entries awarded finish positions.

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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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With 24 different vehicle classes at The Mint 400, there is a class for everyone. Jeeps were some of the first off-road vehicles raced in the late ’60s and early ’70s. The Jeepspeed Class is the evolution of those early off-road machines.

Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this note regarding public input on Rasor OHV area discussions. See more below.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, has announced dates, times, and locations of public meetings to allow public input in the development of the Rasor Off-Highway Vehicle Area Management Plan.

The goal of public input is to assess a variety of issues and proposed solutions. Comments and concerns regarding land use, off-highway vehicle area access, visitor services, off-highway vehicle recreational opportunities, facilities, resource values and monitoring are welcomed.

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Monday marked the halfway point in the 2016 Rally Aïcha des Gazelles and three American teams started the day in the top five. While the Swiss duo of Regine Zbinden and Ela Steiner held a slight lead, Americans occupied positions two through four.

Second overall was the #180 team of Nicole Pitell-Vaughan and Chrissie Beavis. Jo Hannah and Susanah Hoehn of Hoehn Motors Land Rover were third in the #107 Land Rover LR4 and the #178 Land Rover Defender team of Emme Hall and Sabrina Howells was fourth.

BFGoodrich-THUMB-Outstanding-Trails-New-4-1-15GREENVILLE, S.C., March 28, 2016 – BFGoodrich Tires builds tires for any adventure, including those that take drivers off their daily roadways. Through its Outstanding Trails program that promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving, BFGoodrich Tires will once again award grants of $4,000 each to four qualified and passionate off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants to continue local efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.

Editor’s Note: Bestop recently unveiled its new Sunrider for Hardtop for the Jeep Wrangler JK. See more information below.

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Bestop recently announced the launch of the Sunrider for Hardtop. The Sunrider for Hardtop replaces the Freedom Panels on Jeep Wrangler factory Hardtops with an all-purpose, all-weather, year-round soft top that flips back easily for an open-air experience.

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Toyo Tires recently announced that it added a new size to its Open Country R/T tires with its new 31X10.50R15LT. Toyo says the new tire will have a  C Load Range, and it is designed to fit wheels with width from 7- to 9-inches.