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Bryce Menzies during qualifying at the 2016 SCORE Baja 500. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

ENSENADA, Mexico — With prominent guest speakers from IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road racing, SCORE International in association with the Stand 21 Safety Foundation will present a free workshop on safety in off-road racing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the SCORE Tech Facility in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

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Townsville, Queensland
–  Robby Gordon driving the Hot Wheels No. 2 truck for injured SST driver Matt Mingay captured Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) at the Townsville 400 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia beating Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed to the line by less than a truck length.

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Las Vegas, NV
– The Mint 400 owners, The Martelli Brothers and Casey Folks of Best in the Desert announced today The Mint 400 will be returning to Las Vegas, Nevada March 1st-5th, 2017. “The Great American Off-Road Race” will be held Saturday, March 4th with pre-race festivities beginning earlier that week. The announcement comes as race organizers begin to make plans for the events 50th anniversary, dating back to 1967 when Leroy Wickham and John Sexton spent a week driving two Koyote Dune Buggies from Fremont St. in Las Vegas to the Sahara Hotel in Lake Tahoe.  Due to changes in the NASCAR schedule and the start of March Madness, The Mint 400 will be held one week earlier than previous years.

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Townsville, Queensland
– Returning to Australia for the second time in 2016, 12 identically prepared Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS invade the North Queensland coastal city of Townsville, July 8-10 for Rounds 10, 11 & 12 of the year long SST World Championship.

Johnson-Valley-Hammers-3-1-13The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this update on the upcoming closure of Johnson Valley next month. See the information below for more details.

The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations and resupply missions to support a large-scale exercise. It was determined the window of closure for military use could be shortened from the previous announcement of August 1-30, 2016 after the Marine Corps refined the scope of training.

PrintKENNESAW, GA – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative awarded more than $80,000 in funds and equipment to nine grant applicants in the first quarter of 2016. Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative is the leading resource dedicated to those who work and play outdoors including, but not limited to, those who rely on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to ride, camp, hunt, fish or farm.

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Entries from all across the United States and around Mexico are expected as online registration for the upcoming 1st Annual Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge is underway – and if you note the details below, there’s a “rental car” class!

In honor of the 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s Sky Rancho, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two, three or four wheeled varieties – to compete in this one of a kind challenging hill climb competition.

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Ram Truck today announced it will support Arizona businesswomen Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures and Kande Jacobsen of Adventure Driven in this inaugural Rebelle Rally later this year. Ram Trucks will provide a 2016 Ram Rebel truck for the two women to drive in the Rebelle Rally, which is an all-female navigation and four-wheel-drive event crossing portions of the southwestern United States this October.

Sierra Trek’s Summit City basecamp, which rests along the alpine shores of Meadow Lake, is a hub of activity. During the 4-day event participants canoe or fish on the lake, relax along its shores, or hike in the local mountains. Each night after the bonfire is lit, the Wild West chuckwagon crew serves up country-style meals, a band takes the stage, and night owls kick up their heels on the dance floor.

The Fordyce Creek Trail is the original Sierra Trek route and traces the old Summit City Road from Cisco Grove to Meadow Lake. Although it was once traversed by ox-drawn wagons, it is now highly challenging and reserved for experienced drivers with modified four-wheel drives. There are a total of five “winch hills,” each of which is staffed by a team of skilled guides to help participants along.

Back in 1964, a small group of Jeepers got the idea of creating a fundraising event for the newly formed California Association of 4WD Clubs (CA4WDC). It would need to be a first-rate event similar to the then-famous Jeepers Jamboree on the Rubicon. Sacramento Jeepers member Ed Dunkley, an encyclopedia of knowledge on Sierra Nevada history and old mining routes, gathered a few folks and began searching for a suitable trail. The chosen route was a long-abandoned wagon road from Cisco Grove, California (near Truckee), to the shores of Meadow Lake and the 1860’s mining camp of Summit City. It had been decades since the “road” had been used, and Mother Nature had played her hand at reclaiming the land.

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Cypress, Calif. (June 28, 2016)
– Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has announced that it has become the presenting sponsor of Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 Dig Your Roots tour. Not only will Nitto be hitting the road with the Diamond-selling country duo, but it has also built a special Florida Georgia Line-themed vehicle to introduce its newest light-truck tire – the Ridge Grappler.