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Sturgis, SD – Motorsports fans will get more than their fair share of extreme engines, insane speed and colossal crashes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s newly constructed PowerSports Complex this August. The Sturgis Rally entertainment destination has planned a jam-packed week of high-powered competition for guests including TORC: The Off Road Championship, the Nitro National Pro Hill Climb, AMA Extreme Dirt Track ATV Races and Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulls. Guests can look forward to seeing the nation’s top motorsport athletes competing for the title on some unusual and impressive machines including 900-horsepower race trucks, nitro-injected Harleys with steel-bolted paddle tires, and 7,000-horsepower tractors equipped with jet engines.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils.  The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

S. Res. 493 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK).  The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 493 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars.  The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.

Royal-Purple-Synthetic-Oil-Logo-6-3-14Porter, TX – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced its fourth annual Show It Off at SEMA photo contest will launch on Monday, July 14 on the brand’s Facebook fan page. The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to display his or her vehicle at the 2014 SEMA Show – the largest trade-only automotive aftermarket show in the world – as a feature vehicle outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, 2014.

“This is a great way to give one of our enthusiasts the chance to show his or her vehicle to a worldwide audience,” said Marlena Solomon, Marketing Specialist. “The winners we’ve had from previous years have set the standard high for the vehicles we host, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings,” she added.

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va.
– The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, has officially reached its halfway point. As the world’s best riders gear up for six more thrilling rounds of action, legendary Budds Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville, Maryland, is preparing to celebrate 25 years as a round of the most prestigious motocross championship on the planet. The GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National, the seventh stop on the schedule, will commence on Saturday, July 12, to mark a quarter century of competition in Southern Maryland, in the shadow of our nation’s capitol.

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LOUISVILLE, KY:
The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’. It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities. Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22. “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show.  As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “The response from everyone has been overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.”

Rocky-Mountain-ATV-MX-Off-Road-5-28-13Payson, UT – The Ponca City AMA MX Championship, the second round of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Motocross League of America presented by Fly Racing, will be held July 20-24. A popular event at a historically significant venue, the Ponca City MX Championship will be a sure-fire hit for amateur motocross racers from around the country.

The Ponca City MX Championship will be held at Jack Blevins Motocross Park, a well-known track that has hosted noteworthy motocross championships for nearly 40 years – a tradition that will certainly carry on well into the future. It began life as a simple riding location for locals, but it was built into a premier motocross track many decades ago. A number of improvements have gone into the course over its lifetime, including a complete renovation several years ago when RPM Sports took over promotion. The track is designed to provide exciting obstacles that challenge racers’ skills without extending beyond the realms of reasonable safety.

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San Juan Capistrano, Calif
— Preserving a significant discovery from one of Hollywood’s most iconic names, the production group behind the new film Baja Social Club today announced their acquisition of previously unseen footage from action sports legend Bruce Brown. The director of such groundbreaking films as “Endless Summer” and and “On Any Sunday,” Brown is credited with influencing generations of surfers and motorcycle riders around the world through these unique theatrical masterpieces.

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Robby Bell sent us over his race report on the recent 10 Hours of Glen Helen race. Check out his recap below:

When Ryan Abbatoye, Justin Seeds and I decided we wanted to race the 10 Hours of Glen Helen we started thinking of a way to make the experience a bit different for us. As fate would have it, Justin had a 2003 KX250 two stroke that he was just starting to assemble and it didn’t take much deliberation for us to come to the conclusion that racing a two stroke sounded like a lot of fun. Justin delivered the bike to Precision Concepts and a couple weeks later we had a race bike. We couldn’t wait to start burning laps on it.

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Rob MacCachren is one of 19 racers still in the hunt for SCORE’s Milestone Award.

RENO, Nev. — Through the third of five races in the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship, 19 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2014 SCORE Milestone Awards. Two of SCORE races to date were both approximately 250 miles each, one in San Felipe, Mexico and one in Plaster City, Calif., USA while last month’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 was nearly 450 miles in Ensenada, Mexico.

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Both MotoTrial and Enduro events occurred simultaneously this weekend. The Final rounds of the AMA/NATC National MotoTrial Championship were held at the world famous Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. while up north in Marquette, Michigan the Beta USA National Enduro team took on the Upper Peninsula at the annual Loose Moose National Enduro. Contrary to what you would believe, the UP terrain is sandy and has lots of moon rock embedded in the ground making it a unique area to ride.