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SAN MARCOS, Calif.
– Baja Designs OnX6 light bar systems from “The Scientists of Lighting” offer several levels of high-performance lighting, which establish new standards for off-road lighting.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has released a statement and its CEO has spoken after being accused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for using emissions cheating software.

Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert reported this morning that Director Casey Folks has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Below is the press release sent out this morning.

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God Speed Casey
Rest in Peace

With a sad heart, Best in the Desert announces the passing of our leader on January 12, 2017. Casey Folks suffered a massive stroke on the morning of January 7th in Parker, Arizona. He was doing what he loved, living his passion for off-road racing, getting ready to drop the flag on the latest UTV race event.  He was rushed to a hospital and transported by air to Las Vegas for care. Despite efforts by the best doctors in Las Vegas, Casey succumbed to the effect of a stroke this morning.

FCA-Logo-6-21-16January 12, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US is disappointed that the EPA has chosen to issue a notice of violation with respect to the emissions control technology employed in the company’s 2014-16 model year light duty 3.0-liter diesel engines.

FCA US intends to work with the incoming administration to present its case and resolve this matter fairly and equitably and to assure the EPA and FCA US customers that the company’s diesel-powered vehicles meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

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According to a Q&A on Reddit, the 2020 Ford Bronco may look more like the Ford Everest.

While Ford finally confirmed the return of the Ford Ranger and Bronco at the North American International Auto Show earlier this week, the automaker remains stingy with details on the reborn models.

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Simi Valley, CA
– Tony Pellegrino of GenRight Off Road is primed and ready to conquer the 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered By Optima, and this year GenRight will be welcoming Chris Rea to the team as Tony’s navigator. With just a few weeks away, the car is tested and works extremely well in the rocks and desert.

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Rigid 4×4 LED Scene

LED Scene lighting by Rigid is now available, offering an easy, plug-in lighting option using AC power.

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They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well, when you live in Alaska and you don’t want to park your vintage Dodge Coronet, you improvise. This guy got creative and created his own track system using snowmobile tracks and trailer hubs. Well done!

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The 4 Wheel Parts in Compton, California, will be hosting a King of the Hammers Pre-Show event tonight at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you want to head over there in person the event is open to the public, but for those who don’t want to tackle the rain and traffic the event will be streamed online.

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The Mint 400 recently announced its continued partnership with the Golden Nugget Las Vegas as the “Official Host Hotel” for the 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires.  Over the past nine years, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has established itself as the official home away from home for off-roaders, providing a great experience and a comfortable stay for all the drivers, teams, sponsors and fans of The Mint 400.