2014 BITD BlueWater Desert Challenge
Fort Mill, SC – Dry, hot and sandy. Those were the words used to describe this year’s Best In The Desert (BITD) Blue Water Desert Challenge held at the Blue Water Casino in Parker, AZ. This two-day race is not for the faint of heart and drivers struggled with rough terrain and extreme temperatures with the ambient temps reaching 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It wasn’t enough to hold back Team GT who dominated the 1500 Class on their General Grabbers with Harley Letner taking top honors.

Air-Lift-Workshop-Website-10-20-14No matter what vehicle you drive or what load you tow, Air Lift air spring suspension products can make the trip safer and more comfortable. Whether it’s an SUV towing a boat, a half-ton pickup with a trailer camper, or a one-ton truck hauling equipment to a work site, adjustable air springs solve the common problems related to towing and hauling. Air springs are a relatively small investment that pays off over and over, providing noticeable improvements to a vehicle’s handling, ride, safety, and reduced wear and tear.

Air Lift Company, a dedicated suspension specialist company, is focused on designing, engineering and manufacturing high-quality products for a wide range of towing applications. For over 65 years, the company has made safety-for both driver and cargo-their top priority, currently offering air suspension kits for over 540 different vehicle makes and models.

Candy-Cane-Off-Road-Baja-10-20-14The Prince Edible Race Car Co. announced in October that The Great Candy Cane Off­ Road Race Team is offering big-time prize  money to the first and last finishers in the November Baja 1000 Sportsman truck and buggy classes. The fastest Sportsman truck or buggy will receive $1,000, and the last finisher will receive $500.

The Great Candy Cane Off-Road Race Team participated in dozens of Baja races since its inaugural run at the 1982 Baja 1000, and dominated the Sportsman class for most of the 18 years it ran. The team attributed its winning record to the unbelievable performance of eco­ friendly components on the 2-seat buggy, such as the licorice used to make the non-slip tires, and the home-made marshmallows used to pad the striped driver and passenger seats. It also used salt-water taffy for fan belts, chocolate syrup instead of motor oil, and lemonade as a substitute for 140-octane racing fuel. The colorful red-and-white striped buggy was unofficially clocked by an unknown person at 413.8 mph on Diablo Dry Lake during a violent rainstorm, although the manufacturer never claimed speeds higher than 42 mph.

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RENO, Nev.
— Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr combined a second place finish with Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren’s uncharacteristic mishap at the recent Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to catapult himself into first place in the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after four rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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A long-standing and successful partnership is drawing to an end: After the 2014 SCORE Championship season is over, Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen will strike out on their own paths. Their last race together will be the legendary Baja 1000 in Mexico (13 to 15 November).

Monster-Energy-Cup-Track-9-27-13At the 2013 Monster Energy Cup, Toyota pledged a new Toyota truck to the first rider to capture all three Main Event holeshots. Toyota will again offer a brand new 2015 Toyota to the rider who can race to the holeshot first in all three Main Events this year. The 2014 Monster Energy Cup will also mark the 2012 Monster Energy Cup Champion Justin Barcia’s debut with the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team.

“Feld Motor Sports could not be happier with the continued support we have received from Toyota year after year,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports. “We’re looking forward to seeing someone grab all three holeshots for the first-time-ever at the Monster Energy Cup and take home a new Toyota truck.”

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Four years of extensive testing is now bringing racing technology to everyday applications in the form of new Old Man Emu shocks. These new shocks and coilovers offer internal bypass technology, with an external reservoir and on-vehicle adjustment for compression and rebound to suit varying loads and ride preferences.

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WENTZVILLE, Mo. – More than 125 Chevrolet and GMC dealer representatives visited the new home of the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickup trucks recently to personally take delivery of their first orders.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 16, 2014)
– Stadium Super Truck series founder Robby Gordon and South Australian Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell, announced today the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS 2015 season will start in Adelaide, Australia, in conjunction with the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Frostbite

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Frostbite

Auburn Hills, Mich. – In anticipation of the 2014 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar released sketches of its modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Fiat vehicles headed for the premier aftermarket tradeshow in Las Vegas. It’s not clear from the images exactly what modifications will be featured on each vehicle, but we do know there will be two Jeep Renegades (Frostbite and Rip Tied) and a Ram 2500 Outdoorsman truck.