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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SPEED Energy and Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS today announced the inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge at the legendary Mike’s Sky Ranch in Baja California, Mexico. In honor of 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s Sky Ranch, SST has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two-, three- or four-wheeled varieties – to compete in this challenging hill climb competition.

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– Friday, April 8, the first ever Commando Tactical Edition Jeep Wrangler built by Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) off-road performance retailer 4 Wheel Parts, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector’s Car Auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this unique, street legal vehicle will benefit the Patriot Foundation, providing support to the families of airborne and special operations soldiers killed or wounded in combat.

Editor’s Note: Below is a press release for BFGoodrich Tires regarding the opening round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series this past weekend.

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The 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing season got off to a fast start for racers on BFGoodrich Tires in Rounds 1 and 2 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. BFGoodrich Tires claimed six wins and 12 total podium finishes at the opening weekend which featured near record high temperatures and tough competition on the 1.1 mile circuit featuring 11 jumps over a mostly clay surface.

The WARN Brute leads the charge on Strike Ravine.

The WARN Brute leads the charge on Strike Ravine.

Moab is bustling with all things Jeep, and to kick off the 50th Anniversary Easter Jeep Safari we tackled Strike Ravine with WARN, ARB, Skyjacker and invited guests for a day of adventure.

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The 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy with support from Polaris RZR will award four brand new Polaris RZR machines to race winners. Last year the event gave away two new RZR XP1000s at the event.  For 2016, event organizers have upped the ante by dishing out over $60,000 in RZRs. The Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy takes place February 19th-20th in Laughlin, NV.

Erik Miller is unofficially the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers winner.

Erik Miller is unofficially the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers winner.

After coming so close in recent years, 2012 race winner Erik Miller set a blistering pace today en route to his second victory at the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers. With his win here today in Johnson Valley, Miller now joins elite company, as only Shannon Campbell, Loren Healy and last year’s winner Randy Slawson have earned two wins at KOH.

Full House: Emily Miller (far left) addressed the media tonight on the even of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Presented by Optima Batteries. With so many new media signups each year, it’s important to explain the lay of the land and relay important safety information so the Johnson Valley OHV area remains open for many years to come.

Full House: Emily Miller (far left) addressed the media tonight on the even of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Presented by Optima Batteries. With so many new media signups each year, it’s important to explain the lay of the land and relay important safety information so the Johnson Valley OHV area remains open for many years to come.

The King of the Hammers is celebrating its 10th year in 2016, and the event is bigger than ever. The event has grown to become, as some put it, the “Burning Man of Off-Road” because of the uniqueness, and difficulty, of the competition, which has help spawn explosion of rock crawling across the country. Even if those attending the event never plan to race, there are more crawlers roaming around the event than one could imagine – most of which could have won the race five years ago.

Thanks to FCA Group and Mopar, we hungry media can get some chow morning, noon and night.

Thanks to FCA Group and Mopar, we hungry media can get some chow morning, noon and night.

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Brad Lovell and co-driver and brother Roger Lovell appear to have won the Smittybilt Everyman Challenge today during the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers week.

After 116 miles of brutal racecourse in Johnson Valley, California, Brad Lovell crossed the finish line first in Hammertown to take the win in the Smittybilt Everyman Challenge today.

Blake Van de Loo crossed the finish line first almost two hours quicker than last year's winner.

Blake Van de Loo crossed the finish line first almost two hours quicker than last year’s winner.

With nearly 60 race teams vying for the win in the 2016 Polaris UTV King of the Hammers, it was Blake Van De Loo of Phoenix, Arizona, who came away with the victory, crossing the finish line well ahead of the rest of the field.

Ben Swain qualified in 8th in the first day of KOH qualifying.

Ben Swain qualified in 8th in the first day of KOH qualifying.

Story and Photos by Valerie Douglas

Qualifying Day 1 of the Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries did not fail to entertain. Throughout the day, 49 drivers tackled last year’s qualifying course run backwards, which was just around 2 miles, with multiple lines available throughout the course that would, or would not, save a driver time. Yes, short cuts on this course were often slower.