Rancho-Logo-7-22-14Monroe, MI – Rancho, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has become an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!.

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

“Tread Lightly! aligns perfectly with the Rancho brand and the absolutely critical need to educate enthusiasts who are using recreational trails and areas throughout the United States,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance brands, Tenneco. “Tread Lightly! provides materials, programs and services within our industry that promise for a sustainable future for off-road driving. Their focus on education and stewardship is unmatched in the industry and by any other nonprofit organization.”

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada –
Sheldon Creed completed a weekend sweep in the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Toronto Sunday by edging Robby Gordon for the second day in a row winning both weekend races.

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
– Robby Gordon edged TRAXXAS-driver Sheldon Creed on the final lap of practice Friday to set the fastest lap in qualifying for Saturday’s first of two Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Although Gordon, driving the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/TRAXXAS truck, set the quickest time in the session, he will not start on the pole for the 2:20 p.m. race Saturday given that he will draw a number from a hat during tomorrow’s pre-race driver’s meeting to determine how many rows in the eight-truck field will be inverted for the start. It is guaranteed, however, that he and Creed will start alongside each other when they get the green flag, but it is yet to be determined whether it will be row two, three or four.

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Irvine, Calif.
– The Kawasaki Team Green KX Racer Support Program returns to Team Green Dealers with added benefits for 2015. The Racer Support Program benefits racers with an incentive package when purchasing select KX models from July 8, 2014 through February 28, 2015 with incentives ranging up to $1,500. To apply for the Racer Support Program, candidates must stop by their local Kawasaki Team Green dealer with a current, one-page resume and ask to fill out an application. The dealer will then submit the application package to Kawasaki Team Green for further review. Monetary incentives vary by model and supplies are limited.  Eligible bikes include any new, not previously registered 2014 or 2015 models from the KX line.

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Traverse City, Mich.
– About a month ago, Radar Tires racer Luke Johnson earned a season-best result of fourth place at the TORC: The Off Road Championship while competing at Bark River International Raceway. This weekend Johnson and his fellow Radar Tires racers Cam Reimers and Ian Harris look to charge to the front of the PRO Light field at the Throwdown in the U.P. Part 2.

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Toyota presents a donation to California Science Center for money raised during the tweet drive. From left: Former Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Lynda Oschin of the Samuel Oschin Foundation, new Toyota U.S.A. Foundation President Michael Rouse, Science Center President Jeff Rudolph and TMS Manager Russ Koble.

TORRANCE, Calif. – The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now president of the Foundation. Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities.

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Minneapolis – Iron Mine Motorcross Park, in Cedar City, Utah hosted WORCS Racing Round 6 for the first time and Polaris Factory Racers, once again filled the Podium.  Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic, in his Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 1000, captured his first win of the season at the Cedar City race.

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
– Following its hugely successful debut at X Games Austin, the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series returns to competition at the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend.

The TRAXXAS trucks will be making their way to the popular Toronto IndyCar circuit for the second consecutive year after debuting in great style in 2013. The trucks will race twice in Toronto – at 2:20 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday – just as they did last season when Justin Lofton and Sheldon Creed won races on the 1.755-mile (2.84 km) circuit.

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Valcourt, Québec
– Can-Am DS 450 racer Jeffrey Rastrelli earned his first career Pro class podium by finishing third at round seven of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series held in New York. Rastrelli, also the Pro-Am class winner, and three other Can-Am DS 450 Pros secured four of the top-seven finishing spots in Pro class at Unadilla Motorsports Park in New Berlin, N.Y.

Quinn-Cody-Baja-Rally-9-30-13SAN DIEGO CA – Bajarallymoto.com and Freedom 64 Rally Team have announced a cooperative alliance to sponsor rider Steve Plake in his first motorcycle rally event and to help his chosen charity Hillside Food Outreach. Along his epic journey, the 34 year old Plake will raise awareness and donations for this cause which has affected him so much.

Originally from Indiana, Plake was personally affected when a family member needed outreach services in the past. “Once a friend got involved with Hillside Outreach in a small way, I was really into it and got committed to the program. The main thing is my personal experience being a major factor in me trying to do something big to help Hillside do other missions.”