Clackamas, OR — Warn Industries is heading to Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari, a trip the company has been making for over 25 years. Moab has been a proving ground for WARN winches, hubs and other off-road products.
Chicky Barton, with co-driver and dad Bill Barton, proved that his 2013 King of the Hammers third place finish isn’t the last time we will see him podium as he took the overall win on Saturday at the Genright ULTRA4s Superlift Eastern Series race. “I’ve been working real hard for another podium finish. I’ve always wanted to win, but know there are a lot of great drivers out there. By far, the highlight of the race was my dad and I standing on the podium together,” said Chicky Barton while reflecting on his win. “After this race I am confident we have the car where it needs to be and now we will do everything we can to keep it maintained and get to the rest of the season races.”
This year, off-road enthusiasts will venture to Moab, Utah, to tackle the trails for the 48th annual Easter Jeep Safari. Once again, Jeep and Mopar have teamed up to build a number of unique off-road concept vehicles for the event, which Off-Road.com will actually get the chance to drive and test out during the event next week.
BEREA, Ohio – CORSA Performance is releasing a premium stainless-steel exhaust system for the 2014 5.3L Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500. The new CORSA Cat-Back system is designed to enhance pickup truck enthusiasts’ driving experience by delivering noticeable performance gains, an aggressive exhaust note and a guaranteed drone-free ride.
Featuring CORSA’s Sport sound level, the exhaust system will be available as a single side exit (part numbers 14871-14874) or as a dual rear exit design (part numbers 14867-14870). Each system comes with either CORSA polished stainless steel 4.0-inch diameter Pro-Series Tips or black PVD-coated tips, laser etched with the CORSA logo. PVD, physical vapor deposition, technology is a vacuum coating process that vaporizes solid metal to a plasma of atoms or molecules, and is applied as a high-performance coating to harden, coat and enhance an objects durability. CORSA’s PVD-coated Pro-Series Tips display a deep, brilliant, reflective, black finish that won’t chip, flake or peel, and resists corrosion.
Deegan Motorsports, powered by Rockstar Energy, Makita and Ford propelled Motocross legend, 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Lite Champion, and 2013 DirtSport’s Driver of the Year Brian Deegan into the 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road season with a fierce new look and dominating drive. Deegan’s 2014 liveries speak for themselves with an intimidation factor that raises the optic bar. The Rockstar unleashed across the hood of the #38 is indicative of the team’s take-no-prisoners approach to the 2014 season. The look Deegan deems their “best design yet” is already getting rave reviews from fans.
“I’m stoked on the new look, I spent some time with the guys from Spin and they really helped me pull this one off,” told The General.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Recreational visitors observing a fine flaky substance this morning at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) will be pleased to hear it is not snow but judicial manna. Barely a month following argument, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. Northern District Court of California yesterday issued a long-awaited decision on the 2013 ISDRA management plan, ruling almost entirely on the side of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and sand-rider organizations, and against the latest challenge led by the Center for Biological Diversity. The ruling sets the stage for implementation of the 2013 plan, which would allow resumption of access to areas placed off-limits to riders through “interim” closures imposed over a decade ago.
Primm, Nev., – Radar Tires continued on its quest of short course off racing during day two of the “Duel in the Desert”, the opening weekend of the 2014 TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL season.
That quest for a podium finish was running strong in the opening laps of Sunday’s PRO Light Race. The field was set based on Saturday’s race results and Radar Tires racers Cam Reimers, Luke Johnson and Ian Harris were gridded in the eighth, 11th and 15 positions, respectively.
RENO, Nev. — With entries continuing to arrive daily from around the world, the live drawing for starting positions will be held Tuesday for the inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 desert race. Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held April 24-27 just west of El Centro, Calif and approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.
With over 150 entries competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, UTVs and ATVs expected at the start line on Saturday, April 26, entries to date have come from 16 U.S. States along with Austria, Denmark, Germany and Mexico.
Suwanee, Ga. – Following its November launch at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Rugged Ridge today announced that so far its Trail Access Program has awarded six grants totaling more than $27,000 to non-profit off-road organizations.
The first round of donations included grants to the following organizations for the purpose of keeping recreational trails open on public land and advancing the interests of the off-road hobby:
· Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) – a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses formed to promote and preserve off-road recreation.
Motorsports fans can rejoice with the recent news that former Speed channel show “Wind Tunnel” host Dave Despain is returning to TV later this month, specifically on MAVTV, on an all-new show entitled “The Dave Despain Show.”
“The Dave Despain Show” will premier Friday, April 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, with MAVTV featuring 26 successive episodes. The 30-minute format gives the veteran interviewer the opportunity to sit with racing legends, current superstars, and rising young guns from across the spectrum of motorsports competition. The new series allows viewers to gain an “insider’s” look behind the skill, passion, friendships, tragedy, courage and technology breakthroughs that makes motorsports such a thrilling spectacle.