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Editor’s Note: SEMA recently announced the 2016 recipients for its SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners. See the list below, along with information regarding how to apply for 2017 awards.

Diamond Bar, CA – Recipients of SEMA scholarships are currently pursuing degrees in Accounting, Automotive Aftermarket, Automotive Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Management, Chemical Engineering, Computer & Information Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Graphic Design, Hospitality Industry, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering & Design, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Multimedia Journalism, Petroleum Engineering and Sports Management.

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After a couple of under-performing rounds of racing, Scott Douglas put the Douglas Motorsports PRO-4×4 back on the podium. All weekend long the familiar white and black AMSOIL Rusty’s Off-Road Walker Evans Racing KC HiLites supported truck was in contention for the top spot.  With only two weekends of racing left in the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL season, the final result at Bark River will give the team the momentum to challenge for the PRO-4×4 Championship.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: BlueRibbon Coalition and Sharetrails.org is looking to create its first fundraising event through social media, and it’s asking fellow off-roaders to help make it happen. Check out the recent press release on the drive below.

Sharetrails.org, BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is nearly 30 years old and to celebrate we want to try something new, our first ever online Fundraiser Challenge. We really need your help to make it work!

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There’s just a little over two weeks remaining before the green flag drops on Best In The Desert’s 20th Anniversary General Tire Vegas to Reno The Long Way!!! presented by FOX and 335 race teams have already signed up to take on the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States.” The impressive list of entries includes 48 Trick Trucks, 19 Unlimited Class 1500 Cars, 33 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks, 65 UTVs, and 33 Ironman Motorcycle and Quad riders.

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– Team Mickey Thompson earned top podium spots in the Pro 2 and Buggy classes in rounds nine and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) competition at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.
– CBS Sports Network will premiere round’s thirteen and fourteen of the 2016 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS World Championship from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, August 4 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).

The one-hour CBS Sports broadcast will feature the two thrilling races that took place at the Honda Indy Toronto shown in their complete entirety.

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Cypress, Calif. (August, 2016)
– Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is ready to take over Angel Stadium of Anaheim once again when its Auto Enthusiast Day event returns to California on Sunday, August 14th. Now in its fourth year, the free event will be open from 10am to 5pm and includes a car show, driving demos from Team Nitto drivers, a vendor midway, special raffle prizes and giveaways, and food trucks.

Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11KENNESAW, Ga. – August 1, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its annual scholarship winners for National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) students at the 2016 Ag Media Summit (AMS) in St. Louis. The first, second and third place chapter winners are, the University of Florida, Utah State University and Oklahoma State University, respectively. The Yamaha-ACT scholarships totaled $4,500 in funds to help students attend Ag Media Summit, the largest gathering of agricultural media professionals in the country and a primary career networking and professional development opportunity for ACT members.

While spreading the message of safe, responsible use of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles on farms, ranches and more, the Yamaha-ACT scholarship program has awarded more than $35,000 to students in its eight years of supporting ACT’s mission of fostering the professional development of agricultural communication students. AMS is one of two yearly meetings for ACT chapters and serves as students’ primary career-networking event.

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Editor’s Note: Don Amador of the BlueRibbon Coalition sent out a note regarding the California Parks and Recreation department holding an open house and the opportunity for OHV enthusiasts to voice their opinions. See the details below.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced a public invitation to attend an open house to learn about the effort to review DPR’s organization structure.

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CJ Greaves (left) makes a pass on his father Johnny during this weekend’s races. Photo: TORC Series

BARK RIVER, Michigan — CJ Greaves swept another weekend in both PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD racing at Bark River International Raceway as TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL moved into the Upper Peninsula for Throwdown in the U.P.

In Atturo Tire PRO Light, Kyle Kleiman dominated two days of competition, while Tim Farr and Jason Luburgh came out on top in the new PRO UTV classes.