Imperial Valley, CA
– Alumi Craft racer Todd Winslow took the class 10 victory at the SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series, Imperial Valley 250 while finishing an amazing second place overall. According to Winslow, he had an uneventful day while beating all but the winning Trophy Truck to the finish line. Fellow Alumi Craft racer Jared Teague also stood on the podium; finishing third in class 10 and taking seventh place overall. While the Alumi Craft racers prospered, the brutal terrain and scorching heat took a toll on the rest of the field. The finishing rate of those who entered was an astonishingly low 31.76 percent.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — SCORE International announced today its official five-race schedule for the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship featuring all five races in Baja California, Mexico for the first time in the storied history of the internationally-televised desert racing series. The announcement was made at the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo being held through Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

The biggest change for the 2016 race season will be the new Bud Light SCORE Desert Challenge, presented by Rosarito Beach, in September. Being held in Rosarito, classes will be split into groups, each class will run the race split into equal parts run on two days with racing on Friday night, Saturday morning and evening and Sunday morning on Sept. 16-18.

BFGoodrich-THUMB-Outstanding-Trails-New-4-1-15Pomona, Calif. – BFGoodrich Tires, in collaboration with Four Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition and Off Road Business Association, today announced the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Trails program. Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected and the associated clubs for this year’s program are:

• Applegate-Lassen Wagon Trail, Nev., High Rock Trekkers
• Bald Mountain OHV Trails, Sierra National Forest, Calif., Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers
• Barrett Lake Trail, El Dorado National Forest, Calif., Hi-Landers 4WDC
• Black Bear Pass, Silverton, Colo., Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango

2015-SCORE-Baja-1000-Logo-9-30-15POMONA, Calif., USA — Another radically rugged race course of approximately 840 miles for the granddaddy of all desert races was unveiled Saturday at the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The popular consumer show will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT).

The season finale of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship is expecting nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States to compete in this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 17-21, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

Greeley, Colo.
– Tread Lightly!, Noble Energy, Inc. and the U.S. Forest Service recently celebrated the completion of three priority Restoration for Recreation projects implemented this year on the Pawnee National Grassland, near the community of Greeley, Colorado. The final project was held at the Baker Draw Designated Shooting Area, where volunteers cleaned and improved the popular public space with new permanent shade structures.

Team-DynaMax-Racing-Off-Road-9-30-15Monroe, MI, Sept. 30, 2015 – DynoMax driver Clay Gilstrap dominated a long, difficult course to finish more than three minutes ahead of the competition and earn his first ULTRA4 victory in the ULTRA4 Hot Springs Race. Other Team DynoMax drivers also posted top-10 finishes: Levi Shirley finished second; Wayland Campbell, fourth; Bailey Campbell, sixth; and Shannon Campbell, eighth. Rob Matzell finished second in the 4500 Modified series race. DynoMax Performance Exhaust is “The Official Performance Exhaust” of ULTRA4 Racing.

This was the third annual race at Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park in Hot Springs, Ark., and the last of the 4WD Hardware Eastern Regional Series. While the weather was clear and dry this year, the course was longer and more difficult, covering some dense forest terrain. Some areas forced drivers to make passes on difficult rock obstacles that lead to rollovers.


Wily spy photographers have struck again, this time capturing a 2018 Ford Expedition being tested.

It appears that the test model is equipped with a Ford F-150 front end and cab. We suspect it will have some unique styling by the time it is ready for dealer showrooms. The F-150 front end was likely chosen because the body panels on the new Expedition will be made of aluminum, which will help it lose some weight.


While we can’t see under the hood, Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V67 seems a likely choice. A more fuel efficient 2.7-liter EcoBoost may also be on the menu.

We imagine the interior of the Expedition will share much in common with the F-150, including the use of the Sync 3 infotainment system.


Look for the 2018 Ford Expedition to make its official debut in 2017, along with a new Lincoln Navigator.



2015-SCORE-Baja-1000-Logo-9-30-15RENO, Nev. — SCORE International’s SCORE World Desert Championship will continue to have a major impact at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. to be held Saturday and Sunday, the SCORE Baja 1000 exhibit area in Building 5 at the Off-Road Expo will once again offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed.

Nearly 250 entries, from 25 countries and 40 U.S. States are expected to compete in this year’s 48th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000. The race week festivities will cover Nov. 17-21, with the race and all side events starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition.
Although it may be another year or two before we see the new Wrangler, depending upon whom you ask, Jeep will be offering some updates to its 2016 lineup, with one standout being its new Black Bear Special Edition Wrangler. Taking its name from the trail in Telluride, Colorado, this Wrangler is build based on a Sport model but adds unique exterior and interior features.

The return of the Arizona Offroad and Sand Expo this weekend September 25th to 27th has drawn a large amount of attention from the entire industry and local enthusiasts.  This show is shaping up to be one of the wildest trade show and off-road events located in the heart of Arizona at Westworld of Scottsdale.

“We have been blown away with the positive response from every company that we have talked to regarding coming and displaying at the show.  Originally we had a goal of 80 vendors, but the show has sold out twice now, upping the footprint to be able to satisfy almost 200 exhibitors,” said Andy Myers, show promoter.  “We shut the show down in 2009 when the economy could no longer host such an event.  About a year ago we realized that the market was sparking some serious interest, especially here in Arizona.  I am really proud to be able to bring this show back so everyone can once again get together with success and off-roading in mind.”