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.
Traverse City, Mich., – Radar Tires, the flagship brand of Omni United, makes its full season debut in TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL this weekend during the “Duel in the Desert” at Primm Valley Off-Road Raceway in Primm, Nev. Armed with three drivers in the PRO Light class, Radar Tires is optimistic about the 2014 TORC season.
In 2013, the Singapore-based tire brand competed in short- and long- course off road racing, which included the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), SCORE International and select TORC races. For 2014, Radar Tires modified its off road racing schedule and will compete in a full season of TORC and SCORE, and a partial season in LOORRS.
Spaccarelli is the driver of the show-stopping Tonka Pro 2 competition truck, and this year the Tonka will compete with Mickey Thompson’s legendary Baja Pro tires developed specifically for the demands of short course racing.
El Centro, California – In less than thirty days the Imperial Valley will be flooded with tens of thousands of people traveling from all parts of the region and beyond. They will not be arriving just to enjoy our great weather, but to be a part of the very first Score International Imperial Valley 250 race.
The event begins on April 25th through April 27th with the actual race day being Saturday April 26th. Off-roaders from all over the country and Mexico are expected to participate in the race and with them, scores of enthusiasts descending upon the desert community where dirt dreams are made.
SAN DIEGO — Much sought-after desert racing navigator Kellon Walch and rookie Sportsman ATV racer Sain Yadala will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will be the SCORE Imperial Valley 250, April 24-27 in Plaster City, Calif., 17 miles west of El Centro.
The upcoming race will be taped for airing in the United States and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first of a minimum of two broadcasts of the race is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the national television show will be Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs. The race will also air internationally to over 100 countries through an international distributor.
Auburn Hills, Mich. - Auburn Hills, Mich., April 1, 2014 – The Jeep and Mopar brands have once again joined forces to create a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari, taking place in Moab, Utah, April 12-20.