SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Jim Ryan, the accomplished, award-winning media executive who has held key management positions with five of the world’s most influential and powerful media communications groups, has been named the SCORE Marketing and Sales Director it was announced today by SCORE officials. SCORE International, based in Reno, Nev., is the producer and sanctioning body of the SCORE World Desert Championship with races both in Baja California, Mexico and Southern California.

Ryan, of Long Beach, Calif., has assumed his new position effective immediately, working directly with SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman. Ryan, most recently the Off-Road Group Publisher for Los Angeles’ Source Interlink Media, joins the team of SCORE which is celebrating its 41st season as the world’s foremost desert racing organization.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Yesterday, The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) filed a complaint against the Federal government to challenge the arbitrary closure of, “Trail 38,” a high value single-track motorcycle trail in Wyoming. The BRC Legal Program is representing a local AMA District club and local users in the case.  “Though the trail mileage is small, the stakes are high,” said J.R. Riggins, a plaintiff in the suit and Wyoming dirt bike rider.  “The Forest Service apparently thought it could fly under the radar and close this trail without meaningful analysis or public process.  We are calling their bluff,” Riggins concluded.

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Months of careful preparation and planning by the hardworking staff at Crandon International Raceway are now coming down to the final hours as the iconic facility is set to host this weekend’s second annual celebration of speed, power and dirt better known as the Forest County Potawatomi “Super Challenge” Off-Road Weekend. The unique and interactive event kicks off today with practice sessions, driver meetings, technical inspections and the excitement of mud bog racing open to the public before two big days of competition Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10.

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ENSENADA, BAJA CA, MEXICO
– Baja Rally announced the addition of a new contingency prize program offered by BAJA RALLY Supporting Sponsor ICO RACING. The fastest eligible rider each day will win ICO’s latest innovation, the Rallye CAP.

“It’s great news for rally riders that we can have an “all-in-one” instrument to measure distance, speed, time and now a compass heading”, explained BAJA RALLY creator Scotty Breauxman, “I think ICO has changed the game with this innovation and it’s awesome they are supporting our BAJA RALLY riders with a contingency program.”

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Factory Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong tasted victory once again, this time at the Snow Shoe National Enduro in Grand Junction, Colorado. DeLong started his day out strong, nearly sweeping the first four tests of the day. With a healthy lead, Andrew cruised in the final test of the day aboard his FE 350, capturing the overall win by 20 seconds.

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Earlier in the year, Nissan announced its plan to build a custom Titan pickup truck. What’s unique about Nissan Project Titan is that the Japanese automaker decided to let fans vote on the modifications to determine what the final version of the truck will be.

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It’s been a few years since the WORCS series visited the lush green scenery and tight, wooded trails of the American Northwest, but many saw it as a welcome change from the last couple rounds of wide-open (quite literally as far as the throttle was concerned) desert. Personally I have always enjoyed the races north of the Oregon border- the terrain is enjoyable and the green surroundings are surely a welcome change from the browns and yellows of Southern California- though I’ve never enjoyed particularly good results in the trees. It’s not for a lack of trying, it’s more down to my relationship with trees in general: I’m doing my best to ride smoothly in between them but their roots, branches and trunks just always seem move themselves right in my way. Joking aside, I’ve never quite been able to find the speed necessary to run with the fastest riders in the tighter terrain, but as we headed north I felt my skill on the bike in general had improved since the last time I raced in the forest and there was the added impetus of a championship battle with Gary Sutherlin; I needed to beat him.

Toyota-Logo-4-29-14DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Toyota Motor North America pledged $1 million toward the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum’s art collection for the public.

“Toyota has demonstrated its commitment to Detroit and Michigan by doing its part to secure the DIA’s future while helping Detroit’s retirees,” said Eugene A. Gargaro Jr., DIA board chairman. “We are extremely grateful for Toyota’s generous support and know that it will motivate other donors and help pave the way for a bright future, both for the City of Detroit and the DIA.”

Dunlop-12-7-11Buffalo, NY: Dunlop congratulates the Team Dunlop members and other Dunlop-equipped riders who turned in championship-winning performances at the 33th running of the prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship taking place July 28 to August 2, at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. The talented Team Dunlop Elite squad racked up nine titles aboard their Geomax-fitted race machines. In addition to Team Dunlop’s excellent results, a strong showing by other Dunlop-equipped racers garnered 25 championships for a combined total of 34 of a possible 36 national titles won by Dunlop-fitted riders.

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IRVINE, Cal.
– The N-Fab, AmPro Yamaha team has confirmed that Jordan Ashburn and Becca Sheets will compete at the upcoming Atlanta round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship. And sister Yamaha team of Raines Riding University / Atlas Yamaha has confirmed that Ricky Russell will also be racing.