In case you missed it, the 2016 Best in the Desert Bluewater Desert Challenge was another off-road race for the books. Check out these five epic photos from the off-road race held this past weekend from the track near the Bluewater Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona.
ENSENADA, Mexico — With pre-running on the rugged race route to open Saturday, Oct. 22, official entries from 27 U.S. States and 11 countries were included in Thursday’s drawing for start positions in various classes for next month’s 49th anniversary of the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the season finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Nearly 250 cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads from 35 U.S. States and 15 countries are expected to take the green flag on Friday, Nov. 18 for this year’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000. The granddaddy of all desert races will be held Nov. 15-20 in Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in the seaside port of Ensenada, 65 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.
The drawing for starting positions, by class, for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Trophy Truck Spec, was held Thursday.
A solid total of 183 vehicles are officially entered as of today and nearly 75 additional entries are expected to enter in the five weeks before race day in Ensenada for the legendary race.
So far among the car, truck and UTV classes, SCORE Trophy Truck has the most entries with 28, followed by Trophy Truck Spec with 20, Pro UTV FI with 19, Class 10 with 18, the unlimited Class 1 with 15 and Pro UTV with 12 officially entered to date.
Among the motorcycle classes, the Pro Moto Ironman (solo) rider has the most entries with six today followed by the Pro Moto Unlimited and Pro Moto 40 (m/c riders over 40 years old) classes with five entries each so far.
AUSTIN, Texas – The all-new 2017 Nissan Armada full-size SUV has been named “SUV of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in their 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo, an annual event that puts the industry’s best truck, SUVs and CUVs through a grueling two-day evaluation.
Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico will be revising its forest plan and will host open houses. See the information below for details.
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is revising its Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan), which will guide the management of all forest resources for the next 10 to 15 years. The Forest Service will be hosting a series of three Open House meetings through the end of the year.
The Open Houses will have specific topics, but no agenda. They are windows of opportunity for you to drop in and interact with a variety of SFNF resource specialists about Plan Revision. Depending on interest level, there may the opportunities for additional locations and resource topics in 2017.
Called the VelociRaptor 6X6 Concept, the kit brings along plenty of upgrades and a steep price tag, starting at $295,000. For that price, this beast brings upgraded Fox suspension bits, 20-inch wheels, off-road tires, unique front and rear bumpers, a roll bar and LED lights. And of course, an extra locking axle, bringing along the 6X6 moniker.
Cleveland – Lincoln Electric has contracted with master builder and television personality Bryan Fuller and longtime educator and author Mark Prosser to team up to teach several seminars on welding and fabricating at Booth 24643 during the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) signature event, Nov. 1-4, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Did you know that roundabouts serve a couple of different purposes? Sure, initially they were designed to improve the flow of traffic but they’re also great for practicing your drifting skills. This guy is apparently training to be the Ford Raptor Drifting world champion.
Check out this lime-green Ford Raptor showing off drifting skills in this roundabout.
On Thursday, October 13th, the inaugural Rebelle Rally presented by Hoehn Adventures will launch on the shores of iconic Lake Tahoe. Seventy-six women from 19 states and 4 countries will become the first competitors to take part in the women’s 10-day off-road navigation rally raid.
Ford trucks earned top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – being named “Truck of Texas,” the most prestigious award given at the 23rd annual competition.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With the recently announced technical and advanced course of the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 potentially requiring an extended length of driving time. Robby Gordon has elected to partner with experienced off-road and rally racer Damen Jefferies of Apple Valley, Calif., to take the reigns of the familiar SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels No. 77 Trophy Truck for a select portion of the 830-mile course.