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Las Vegas, NV
– You would think that the longest off road race in the United States, Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno (V2R), would be won by a measured, conservative pace. Due to the level of competition in the Trophylite Racing Series, that wasn’t the case. After a long day of racing that included numerous lead changes, the eventual winner was determined after a desperate sprint for the finish. Known more for its high speed sections, the V2R course has plenty of rocks and silt to negotiate as it runs through the desolate landscape of Northern Nevada. In an almost cruel manner, the smoother high speed sections give way to a narrow cliff-side trail made of rocks and strewn with boulders in the final 30 miles. Four drivers at the front threw caution to the wind in this section as they vied for the top spot on the podium. As PJ Guglielmo and Ben Abatti III bashed their way over the rocks on the narrow trail, Andrew McLeod and Jeff Proctor were locked in their own battle just minutes behind. In the end, it was Guglielmo taking the victory by only 15 seconds over Abatti III in second with McLeod taking third.

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UPDATE: The auction originally scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until further notice.

Bar None Auction will be hosting an auction on August 20th, 2014, to liquid the entire assets of the Speed Technologies race team. The auction, which features no minimum starting bid, will include a number of Superlite race trucks that competed in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, as well as individual engines, suspension parts and more.

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(Crandon, Wisc.) Boasting an action-packed three-day schedule comprised of nearly every discipline in off-road racing, Crandon International Raceway hosted its second annual Forest County Potawatomi “Super Challenge” under sunny Wisconsin skies to far larger crowds than last year’s inaugural running of the unique event.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding a meeting on the Johnson Valley OHV Area this weekend. Details are listed below – Ed.

Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management and the Marine Corps will host a Resource Management Group meeting about the changes in land use in the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area at the Lucerne Valley Community Center on August 16, 2014 from 1-3 PM.

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Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014
– Radar Tires made its long-course off-road debut in 2013. Since then, the Singapore-based flagship brand of Omni United, Radar Tires has accumulated three long-course off-road race wins and five podium finishes. This weekend, Radar Tires expands its foray in endurance dirt racing with two entrants in the 18th running of the Best of the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno presented by Fox.

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Barstow, California— On the weekend of July 26th, hundreds braved the blistering 100F+ degree Barstow desert heat for this year’s MORE Freedom 250. Eighty-five racers signed up to do battle on the 57 mile loop starting and finishing at Outlet Center Drive.

SCORE-Logo-11-28-11RENO, Nev.— A special look at the development and the racing that has been part of the new generation of SCORE International desert racing will be featured over the next two weeks of broadcasts of the SCORE Dirt LiveHD Internet show. The show will debut at 7 p.m. (PT) tonight at www.score-international.com. The show will also be re-broadcast continuously on the SCORE website for the entire week ahead.

Edited by SCORE Dirt LiveHD creator and producer George Antill, tonight’s first of two separate one-hour shows will highlight the first three-quarters of the 2013 season with next week’s show spotlighting the balance of 2013 and the first three events of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.

SCORE, the world’s foremost desert racing organization, features competition in 25 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and ATVs.

SEMA-Logo-11-19-12DIAMOND BAR, CA – The world’s most unique and celebrated customized vehicles from the 2014 SEMA Show will gather and be accessible to the public on Friday, November 7, 4:00-10:00 pm, as the SEMA Cruise finds its way to a new event taking place immediately after the SEMA Show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. After four days behind closed doors in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), visible only to industry professionals, hundreds of cars and trucks from the SEMA Show will roll out of the building in the SEMA Cruise and, for the first time ever, assemble at “SEMA Ignited,” a celebration that will include food, music, celebrities, iconic builders and exhibitor displays.

“SEMA Ignited is an extension of the SEMA Show that will allow exhibiting companies to gain additional media and consumer exposure for the acclaimed vehicles and innovative gear they bring to Las Vegas,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Loading your motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle into the back of a pickup truck can be a hassle. Now, American Motorcyclist Association members can buy one of the most secure and innovative ramps available today for less.

AMA-benefit partner Shark Kage, based in Las Vegas, provides a generous 20 percent discount on its ramps to all current AMA members. AMA members can take advantage of the discount by using a unique code available in the Members Only section of www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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.