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Robby Gordon saved his best for last in the 37th Dakar Rally, earning his 10th career stage victory in Saturday’s final race in Buenos Aires.

Gordon dominated Saturday’s event – the shortest stage of the Rally – proving the speed and reliability of the Traxxas/Toyo Tires Gordini that the team knew existed. He and navigator Johnny Campbell crossed the finish line with a time of 13 minutes and 16 seconds, 25 seconds faster than second-place finisher Leeroy Poulter of South Africa. Emiliano Spataro of Argentina finished third, 29 seconds behind Gordon.

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Ford unveiled its 2017 F-150 Raptor in the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, earlier this week.

Ford really kept the lid on its second-generation Raptor leading up to the Detroit Auto Show. Sure, there was some grumbling about a new Raptor incorporating the weight loss on the all-new 2015 F-150 thanks to its all-new aluminum body, but if anyone outside of Ford knew about it they certainly didn’t spill the beans.

BRC-Executive-Director-1-15-15The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) would like to announce the continuation of its search for an Executive Director to lead the organization, which champions responsible use of public lands and land access for outdoor recreation nation-wide. We welcome all qualifying applicants.

The Executive Director is hired by the BRC Board of Directors and serves as a full time, salaried BRC  employee to execute the business of the BlueRibbon Coalition, excepting for those functions reserved for the Board in its by-laws.

The Executive Director will be responsible to manage BRC staff, to develop and execute a plan to achieve the coalition’s goals, and to properly present the “public face” of BRC through various communication formats, including social and print media, oral and written presentations and other forms of outreach.

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Toyota went to great lengths to get the word out on its all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which was unveiled during its world premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Toyota showed the unveiling live on the Web, hosted a live chat with Chief Engineer Mike Sweers after the introduction, and the company also teased the truck world with images just prior to the show.

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– For 100 years, General Tire has been providing miles of adventure with its line of high-performance passenger, light truck and off road tires. Now, to celebrate 100 years, General Tire wants to give you the adventure of a lifetime with the ultimate dream garage. Purchase four (4) qualifying General tires between January 15, 2015 and February 15, 2015, and receive 100 entries into the “2015 Garage Dream Giveaway.”

SCORE-Logo-11-28-11RENO, Nev. — With pre-running open since last Friday, pre-race activities speed up even more Saturday with the drawing for starting positions for next week’s 29th Annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250. Launching the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, the Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 will be held on the east coast of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.

The race will once again start and finish adjacent to the famed San Felipe Arches on the outskirts of the quaint Mexican fishing village located 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. In 2015, four rounds of the SCORE World Desert Championship will be held in Mexico and one in the United States.

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– Robby Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell took a wild ride in Stage 11 of the 37th Dakar Rally, but still finished 13th in the stage and moved inside the top 20 of the overall standings with just two stages remaining in the world’s most difficult automobile race.

“We crashed into an embankment and spun the car completely around in the air,” said Campbell. “Fortunately we landed backward on all four tires. Robby restarted the car and took off. It could have been bad crashing at about 100 mph and still scrubbing speed when we hit.”

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The Omix-ADA Jeep Wrangler JK Sport featured at the 2014 SEMA Show raised $85,000 to benefit SEMA Cares charities through the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Wrangler was purchased using funds from Omix-ADA’s 2013 SEMA Cares donation and then customized through a collaboration with the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts. The upfitted, dirt-ready Jeep features $30,000 in aftermarket parts and accessories. As part of the build, a team of students from the school modified the standard four-door JK Sport at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, using parts from several donor companies.

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– Robby Gordon endured another tough day on Wednesday during his route back to Buenos Aires in the 37th Dakar Rally, finishing 21st in Stage 10 – a high-altitude course along the Chile-Argentina border.

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At the Detroit Auto Show today, Ram Truck announced some big news with its new 1500 Rebel, but what may have gotten lost in the shuffle is that it squeezed a little more fuel efficiency on its EcoDiesel Ram to further extend its fuel-efficiency lead in the half-ton truck market.