Suwanee, Ga.
– Omix-ADA today announced it will showcase a custom Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited built in support of SEMA Cares at its Off Road Success Center (Booth #34000) at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 3 – 6.

– Last April, Dakar Rally veterans Darren Skilton and Scott Whitney brought their vast knowledge and unique experience to a brand new off-road rally held in the intoxicating and massive sand dunes of Mexico’s Sonora desert — dunes that rival those in Africa and surpass those found in South America. Set to run under its new “Sonora Rally” name (it was formally known as the Cortez Rally), they have announced the 2016 event will run from April 4-7th, with registration and the rally school scheduled for April 3rd.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — SCORE International announced today its official five-race schedule for the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship featuring all five races in Baja California, Mexico for the first time in the storied history of the internationally-televised desert racing series. The announcement was made at the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo being held through Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The biggest change for the 2016 race season will be the new Bud Light SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by Rosarito Beach, in September. Being held in Rosarito, classes will be split into groups, each class will run the race split into equal parts run on two days with racing on Friday night, Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning on Sept. 16-18.

– During a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, the reopening of the Honda Rider Education Center in Irving, Texas, was celebrated by local powersports enthusiasts, politicians and media, as well as Honda associates and Geo-Center Motorcycle Training owner Curt Liles, who operates the facility under a lease agreement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The return of the Arizona Offroad and Sand Expo this weekend September 25th to 27th has drawn a large amount of attention from the entire industry and local enthusiasts.  This show is shaping up to be one of the wildest trade show and off-road events located in the heart of Arizona at Westworld of Scottsdale.

“We have been blown away with the positive response from every company that we have talked to regarding coming and displaying at the show.  Originally we had a goal of 80 vendors, but the show has sold out twice now, upping the footprint to be able to satisfy almost 200 exhibitors,” said Andy Myers, show promoter.  “We shut the show down in 2009 when the economy could no longer host such an event.  About a year ago we realized that the market was sparking some serious interest, especially here in Arizona.  I am really proud to be able to bring this show back so everyone can once again get together with success and off-roading in mind.”

SCORE-imperial-valley-250-logo-8-10-15EL CENTRO, Calif., USA — With late on-site race registration on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, below is the current expanded entry list for this Saturday’s internationally-televised Rigid Industries SCORE Imperial Valley 250, presented by the City of El Centro.

Returning to SoCal for the third time in two years, Round 4 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held just west of El Centro, Calif., and approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.

Costa Mesa, California
– SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS return to the track Sept. 18-21; headlining a full weekend of racing events during the annual Sand Sports Super Show at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.

While the SST trucks will highlight all three days of racing, the newly announced Stadium Side x Side Series Powered by Arctic Cat will make their SST debut. 10 fully prepared race ready Arctic Cat Wildcat’s will allow local Arctic Cat dealers, action sports athletes and celebrities race on a challenging course displaying the rugged versatility of the Wildcat.

The highly anticipated and sold out 17th annual Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, CA is this weekend at the OC Fair and Event Center.  The key companies of the UTV, Sand and Offroad Industry gather every year at this event to show off new products, the latest in innovation and kick off the local sand dune season.  This year’s show has an increased number of vendors selling out the Fairgrounds!  It is a complete weekend of activities including all the features of years past, and the inclusion of the Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The Sand Sports Super Show will take over the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Friday from 4pm-10pm; Saturday from 9am-7pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm.

Chandler, AZ
— The proverbial cat is out of the bag… literally. DragonFire is taking the wraps off its all new RockSolid kit for the Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail at this year’s Sand Sports Super Show. Set for September 18-20, 2015, the 17th Annual Super Show will also see DragonFire releasing its 2016 catalog full of the hottest UTV accessories in the industry and playing host to the American Sand Association’s raffle RZR XP1.

(San Juan Capistrano, Calif.,)
~ Ensenada’s Horsepower Ranch, one of the most iconic adventure destinations in Baja, Mexico, has gotten another lease on life thanks to a Southern California-based investment group. Led by former Horsepower Ranch Founding Partner Todd Clement and construction entrepreneur Adrian Hoyle, the new partnership today announced the acquisition of the historic 100-acre facility.