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Once again, a diverse field of over 200 trucks, sedans, buggies and motorcycles are expected to take on a 1,300-plus mile, four-day on and off-road rally from the starting line in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico to the white sand beaches of the resort destination of San Jose Del Cabo at land’s end.

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Costa Mesa, California – The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series will headline a full weekend of racing in Southern California Sept. 19-21 at two separate venues. The Stadium Super Trucks (SST) that compete in the high-flying series will be part of the Sand Sports Super Show at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday and Saturday nights, and then will move further south and be part of the Coronado Speed Festival Sunday afternoon at Naval Air Station North Island.

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Costa Mesa’s OC Fair and Event Center will host the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series and a full slate of other off-road racing vehicles during the Sand Sports Super Show Friday and Saturday nights.

Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan Pickup with New Cummins Tu
Back in late 2013, Nissan announced some big news when it said its next-generation full-sized pickup would feature a Cummins V8 turbo diesel engine. At the time, only limited details were shared, such as the fact that it will be a 5.0-liter V8 born of a partnership between Nissan and Cummins, that the new motor will feature a horsepower rating of more than 300 and a torque rating in the 500 lb-ft range, and that there will be a commercial vehicle option as well.

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To provide race fans with more access to off-road racing and to promote the Mint 400 race, Mad Media and The Martelli Brothers have loaded the entire 2010 General Tire Mint 400 on YouTube.

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DETROIT
– The 2015 GMC Sierra already offers an unparalleled blend of style and strength, but the new 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition, which will be available at dealers this fall, adds distinctive style to the mix.

“The beauty of the new Sierra lies in its strength and sophistication,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra marketing manager. “But for customers wanting to stand out and make a strong statement, the Sierra Carbon Edition models are the answer.”

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Editor’s note: Chrysler posted a story from Brittany and Ashley Hill who attended the family public thank you honoring the life of Jeep icon Mark A. Smith. Images courtesy of Ashley and Brittany Hill, A.K.A. the “Jeep Girls.”

The Smith family’s public thank you to the Jeep community and Jeep Jamboree USA (JJUSA) family for their support of Mark A. Smith’s efforts to promote recreational off-roading took place on Sunday, August 31st at Henningsen-Lotus Park, Lotus, California. The Jeep Girls drove their 2015 Firecracker Jeep Wrangler to say good-bye to an old friend and meet new ones as well.

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Costa Mesa, California (September 12, 2014)
– Off-Road Racing returns to the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California with two nights of action packed SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented Traxxas racing featuring the high flying Stadium SUPER Trucks, Class 1400 trucks, SPEED Energy SuperMoto, Trophy Kart 450RS and Side x Side racing at the Sand Sports Super Show, September 19th & 20th.

Crandon-Logo-Off-Road-9-10-14CRANDON, WISC. — For 45 years, the sport’s fastest racers have converged on the undulating topography around the tiny hamlet of Crandon, Wisconsin to settle bragging rights and earn a special place in the record books. Bolstered by its iconic heritage, famous race winners and record-setting crowds, much like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Crandon International Raceway represents an important treasure on the American motorsports landscape.

Wanting to help secure its future as the finest dedicated off-road racing and lifestyle facility in the world, the management team at Crandon International Raceway has now formally joined forces with The Rennsport Group for new marketing and communications initiatives. The partnership began with August’s Crandon Super Challenge event and the recently completed 45th Anniversary World Championship weekend that was the biggest in the track’s long and colorful history.

CalTrend-Seat-Cover-Chevrolet-9-10-14Santa Ana, CA – CalTrend offers superior quality custom seat covers for 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 series pickups. These seat covers are precision cut to perfectly fit over the vehicle’s front and rear seats, while providing protection against dirt, moisture and excessive wear.  CalTrend seat covers for the 2014 Silverado fit both bucket and split-bench front/rear seat configurations, and include head rest covers, arm rest covers, and feature large seat-back pockets to store personal items.

Using precision computer CAD/CAM systems and superior quality manufacturing techniques, these seat covers fit tight around seat cushions, cup holders, and center consoles. They are also  compatible with side airbags and do not interfere with under seat storage compartments.  CalTrend custom seat covers  are tough and durable, with reinforced seams and resistance to UV light and mildew. Yet, the cushioned foam inner lining provides a soft, comfortable feel that also helps form a perfect fit.

Off-Road-Expo-Logo-10-2-12RENO, Nev. – (September 10, 2014) – SCORE International will continue to have a major impact at this year’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, with the introduction of the SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. SCORE’s enhanced area in Building 5 will offer desert-racing fans the opportunity to interact with the top desert racing teams in the world while viewing the most radical motorsports vehicles ever developed.

This year’s on-site display will showcase current SCORE desert racing vehicles, drivers and sponsors. SCORE officials will unveil the official Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 course map for the race on Saturday, October 4 at 3 p.m. in Building 5 at Off Road Expo, along with the annual class starting positions draw will take place for all classes except SCORE Trophy Truck and Class 1. Crowd favorite autograph sessions will also take place Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 from Noon – 2 p.m. each day with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present who have built their legacy in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Additional highlights of the SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit will be the SCORE Monster Energy Cinema featuring SCOREvision, massive multiple LED screens showing race telecasts that have aired on the CBS Sports Network as well as historical race videos that are part of the legendary legacy of SCORE Baja racing.