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Irvine, Calif. (July 9, 2015) – Following his announcement today, Monster Energy Kawasaki would like to congratulate Ryan Villopoto on an amazing Supercross/Motocross career. Villopoto’s entire professional resume was built on a Monster Energy Kawasaki KX™ and he leaves the sport as one of the most successful riders in history. The Poulsbo, Washington native joined Kawasaki Team Green™ in 2003 and for the last 13 years has found incredible success with Kawasaki.

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RENO, Nev. — Earning his stripes in a most prolific way, Mexico’s marvelous 20-year old Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, the obvious leader of the honorary SCORE Dirty Dozen young gun racers, drives the No. 5 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck and has quickly climbed to the top of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.

Following second, fourth and first-place finishes, Lopez, a second generation desert racer, leads the SCORE Trophy Truck season point standings as well as the SCORE overall season point standings after Round 3 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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Editor’s Note: Ryan Villopoto announced his retirement for professional racing today in a letter to his fans. Read the entire letter below.

Farewell
by Ryan Villopoto

It is with gratitude, humility, a bit of sadness but without regret, that I announce my retirement from motorcycle racing today.

Transamerican-Auto-Parts-Off-Road-7-8-15Compton, California (July 8, 2015) – Transamerican Auto Parts is proud to introduce the “Life is Better Off-Road™” SEMA builder award. Launching this year at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the “Life is Better Off-Road™” award is an annual industry prize awarded by Transamerican Auto Parts to the best presented, truly off-road capable truck, Jeep or SUV on display at the show.

This award is open to all off-road vehicle constructors and product manufacturers on display at the SEMA show and will be judged by an elite panel of industry experts. As the off-road performance category continues to grow in popularity at the annual event, the Transamerican Auto Parts “Life is Better Off-Road™” award will recognize the unique technological achievements and engineering advancements specific to the development of aftermarket products for off-road trucks, Jeeps and SUVs.

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Cypress, Calif.
– There are few things that mean more to an athlete than to be honored and immortalized by the sport they love. In the world of off-road racing, this means being inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) alongside such greats as Parnelli Jones, Steve Mcqueen, and James Garner. Today Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is proud to announce that Team Nitto driver Shannon Campbell has been chosen to be inducted into this prestigious group and has the distinction of being the first-ever rocksports competitor to be inducted into it.

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Picture perfect weather was the back drop as Douglas Motorsports set-up camp at “The Big House” looking to rebound from a final night rough ride at Chicagoland. The AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing Wheels had a solid weekend of racing at Crandon with two podium finishes, as the team is now third in the TORC PRO-4 Championship standings.

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Vancouver, B.C. – FCA Canada (formerly Chrysler Canada) is celebrating Canada Day with a life-size replica of the iconic Jeep Wrangler built from over 4,500 cans of non-perishable food that will be donated to local charity.

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CORONA, California – Coming off of a big weekend in Lake Elsinore Casey Currie headed to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). The points race is tight in the largest class of short-course off road trucks, and Casey is right at the top. After the rounds at Utah, Casey has continued to put up strong number keeping him right in line for the championship.

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Tooele, UT
: Alumi Craft Race Cars has helped launch two new Pro Buggy drivers into the winners club at rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Tooele, Utah.  In round 7, Alumi Craft racer Darren Hardesty Jr. took his first win in the professional ranks of the Pro Buggy class. Fellow Alumi Craft racer Mike Valentine finished third. In round 8 it was Valentine’s turn to take his first pro win with Hardesty finishing right behind him in second. Both drivers have had impressive results racing in the Lucas Oil Regional series. They have already reached the podium in the Pro series this season; now they are winners.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Forest Service need and want your help in the continuing efforts to update the Forest Plans across the Blue Mountains National Forests — including the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.  In July and August there will be several opportunities for you to get involved and the public is invited to attend one of the public workshops listed below.

As you may know, the current Forest Plans are from 1990. Over the past 25 years, the landscape has changed significantly.  Social and economic conditions have also changed across the Blue Mountains region since 1990.  For these reasons and others, it is time for new Forest Plans to guide our future land-management decisions.