NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans and the Nissan “Heisman House” now have back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners running plays for them: 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, and 2015’s honoree, Marcus Mariota.
In a press release sent out today from the Midwest Off-Road Racing (MORR) association, it was announced there will be a parade lap during Saturday’s opening ceremonies honoring the life of John Huven at this weekend’s Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run at Crandon International Raceway.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507) designating July 8, 2016 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 seventh 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. 507 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
(Agua Dulce, Calif.): The Bilstein Madonna trophy is recognized around the world as one of the most prestigious awards a racer can achieve. When Bilstein announced they would be presenting a Madonna and two sets of shocks at the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000, many racers took note. The Mexican 1000 is a unique blend of high-performance driving, incredible scenery and world-class adventure in a tough, multi-stage race that honors the roots of Baja racing. Part of the criteria for earning the Madonna award was competing in an authentic vintage vehicle.
“The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States” is on track for its scheduled running in mid-August, as the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race returns. Contrary to some misinformation you may have read or heard, the Vegas to Reno great race and tradition will be held as originally planned. Our awesome, 20th Anniversary, two-day staged event will go on as scheduled August 17th to 20th, 2016!
Jeremy McGrath is known around the world as the King of Supercross with 12 overall Championships, over 100 wins and 5 X Games medals to his credit. McGrath is focused on his latest challenge of winning a Championship in the LOORRS short course series, behind the wheel of his MAXXIS Tires / Icon Vehicle Dynamics / Carlyle Tools / Toyota Escondido Tundra. The 2016 season has been good to Jeremy, winning 2 stops on the circuit in the past month, the first in Utah and the second this past weekend in Baja and he currently sits 2nd in the points.
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico – Brandon “The Stinger” Arthur had to dig deep at rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Estero Beach is totally unique in the Lucas Oil Series. The track is right next to the Pacific Ocean, you can hear the waves crashing on the beach when the sound isn’t drowned out by crashing trucks and high horsepower engines on the track. Brandon had his own wake-up call during practice on Friday when he got out of shape. Luckily his instincts kicked in and he avoided a crash. He survived with no damage to the Competitive Metals, Toyo Tires, Pro Traffic Services, HRT Motorsports, Method Race Wheels, Magnaflow, Aeromotive Fuel Systems, F&L Racing Fuel, Impact, FOX, Heatshield Products, Maxima Racing Oils, FiberwerX, Summers Brothers, Wirefab, ECP Powder Coating, Bink Designs, Axis Rod Ends, Redline Performance Pro Lite and got his own divot on the track.
RENO, Nev., USA—After the first half of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, Southern California racers Ronny Wilson and Rafael Navarro IV find themselves not only leading the point standings in their respective classes, but they are also tied for the top spot in the SCORE Overall point standings.
Each with 176 championship points after the first two races of the season, Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., drives the No. 138 Chevy-powered Jimco open-wheel desert race car in the unlimited Class 1 while Navarro IV, a third generation racer from Temecula, Calif., drives the No. 1009 Alumi Craft-Chevy in Class 10 for 1650cc open-wheel desert race cars.
MILWAUKEE – 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup owners can choose from an array of rugged, weatherproof BOLT Locks designed specifically for this new pickup model. The new Nissan Titan XD is touted as a versatile work vehicle, featuring a deluxe interior design coupled with a rugged diesel engine and heavy-duty construction for towing and other work related activities. BOLT Lock products enable Nissan Titan XD owners to enjoy the added security and convenience the BOLT product line offers across several applications.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC will cease NAFTA-market production of vehicles equipped with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate Takata air-bag inflators, by next week. Global production is expected to end by mid-September.
Most inflators used in FCA US vehicles employ alternate propellants. Others use desiccant-enhanced ammonium nitrate. Neither is associated with any inflator ruptures of the kind attributed to certain non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate inflators.