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Team Indiana Joans are happy to announce their partnership with Resqme for the 2014 Rallye Aicha des Gazelles.  A nine day, all female off road rally through the harsh desert of Morocco, the gateway to the Sahara,  the Gazelle Rally is known as one of the toughest motorsports events in the world. GPS is not allowed and all navigation is done with a compass and an old map.  Points are awarded for shortest distance between checkpoints, not fastest time.

Fox-Racing-Logo-3-6-14SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 6, 2014 — Fox Factory Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:FOXF) (“FOX” or the “Company”) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Sport Truck USA (“Sport Truck”), a full service, globally recognized distributor of aftermarket suspension solutions. Sport Truck primarily designs, markets, and distributes high quality lift kit solutions through its brands, BDS Suspension and Zone Offroad Products.

BDS Suspension offers complete, premium lift kit solutions that are distributed through knowledgeable four-wheel drive shops with the goal of making the purchasing process as easy as possible for consumers. Zone Offroad Products offers entry-level lift kit solutions of the same quality as the more full-featured BDS kits, providing complimentary product lines to dealers and consumers.

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Versatile Clamp System Can Be Used to Mount Lights, Cameras, Antennas, etc. — Following their debut at the 2013 SEMA Show, Rugged Ridge now has available their new patent pending X-Clamp Mounting System. Designed to be extremely versatile, the new X-Clamp system is an innovative way to mount lights, cameras, antennas and more on any 2.25 – 3-inch diameter tubing, regardless of the vehicle they’re being mounted to.

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ARLINGTON, Texas
– In front of 54,421 fans inside AT&T Stadium, Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart won his second straight Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race with a dominant performance in the 450SX Class for the 47th win of his career. In the opening race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo captured his first career victory in his Monster Energy Supercross debut.

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JOHNSON VALLEY, CA
– Driver Tony Pellegrino and his co-driver Bryan Lyttle piloted the GenRight / Falken #4485 Ultra4 race car back on the podium again! At the eighth running of the grueling Griffin King of the Hammers (aka: KOH), presented by Nitto tire off-road race in a remote section of the Southern California’s high desert.

Rugged-Ridge-Logo-2-11-14Editor’s Note: Rugged Ridge and Omix ADA recently contacted us about a recall for brake lines manufactured by CarFlex Auto Co., LTD. Below is more detailed information on the voluntary recall.

Certain extended brake lines for Jeep CJ, Wrangler, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee owners manufactured by CarFlex Auto Co., LTD and sold under the Omix-ADA and Rugged Ridge brands between May 4, 2012 and November 22, 2013 are at risk of leaking fluid around the end fittings and possibly rupturing during their expected installed life. This may decrease available braking and increase the risk of an accident.

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John Currie ran away from most of the competition to earn his third consecutive Everyman Challenge win. Photo: Art Eugenio, GETSOMEphoto.com

John Currie earned his third Everyman Challenge consecutive win today in Johnson Valley, but in spite of the fact that he ran away from most of the field, it didn’t come easy. Brad Lovell challenged Currie for most of the race, although Currie said that he wasn’t aware of Lovell’s presence.

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Although thousands of race fans and off-road enthusiasts travel out to Johnson Valley, California, each year to check out the 2014 King of the Hammers first hand, not everyone can make the trek. If you’re at home trying to keep up with the action, be sure to check back with the live feed Ultra4 Racing is putting on all week during the event.

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GREENVILLE, SC – BFGoodrich Tires has over a hundred teams on the lake bed sporting some kind of BFGoodrich tread pattern from the brand new Baja T/A KR2 prototype tire on reigning King Randy Slawson’s car, to teams running the more common Krawler T/A or Mud-Terrain T/A.

Saturday at King of the Hammers is a set-up day. The steady stream of vehicles coming down the dirt road seems endless.  The tents that were once empty fill up with buggies, tools and tires.  BFGoodrich is a tire of choice for many teams.

BITD-12-16-11When the 2013 Best In The Desert race season got underway at the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425”, twenty-four of the world’s top Trick Truck drivers had signed up for the third annual Trick Truck Challenge. Each participating driver kicked in $6,000 with a guaranteed100% payback going towards the bonus prize money to be paid out to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place Trick Truck finishers in each of the six Best In The Desert races, plus a year-end bonus.

When the dust settled from the final race of the year at the recent Henderson “250”, Jason Voss claimed the 2013 Trick Truck Challenge title and the beautiful trophy that goes along with it. Jason also collected the largest share of the total bonus money paid, taking home $41,000 over the course of the year. Jason Voss had an incredible season, the kind that many racers can only dream about. In six races he captured two first place Trick Truck finishes, a second place, two thirds and one fourth. For the entire year, Jason never finished out of the bonus money pay out. Other top drivers that took home Trick Truck Challenge bonus money over the year included Rob MacCachren with $30,000, TJ Flores with $19,000, Gary Weyhrich with $14,000, Steve Olliges and Mark Weyhrich with $10,000 each, and Steve Strobel and Jesse Jones with $6,000 each.

Casey Folks, director of Best in the Desert, said, “This was our third running of the awesome Trick Truck Challenge, and I congratulate all the drivers on a great year.” He went on to say that he expects 2014 to be a banner year for Best In The Desert and the Trick Truck Challenge to become even bigger. The 2014 season is just around the corner, beginning with the legendary BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” in Parker, AZ, January 31st thru February 2nd as “The Legend Lives On” along the beautiful Colorado River.

Participating drivers for the 2013 Trick Truck Challenge:
Adam Householder, #24
BJ Baldwin, #97
Dale Dondel. #7
Gary Weyhrich, #98
Greg Nunley, #10
Jason Voss, #35
Jesse Jones, #76
Juan Carlos Lopez, #18
Ken Losch, #34
Kevin Curtis, #92
Kyle Conlon, #5
Mark Weyhrich, #9
Mike Walser, #67
Rich Voss, #36
Rob MacCachren, #6
Robbie Gordon, #77
Ryan Hancock, #29
Scott Schovajsa, #45
Scott Whipple, #95
Shawn Croll, #32
Steve Olliges, #27
Steve Strobel, #94
TJ Flores, #80
Tracy Graf, #58

2013 Trick Truck Challenge Winners:
Parker “425”
1st Place             Jason Voss                              $10,000
2nd Place           Gary Weyhrich                        $  6,000
3rd Place            Robbie Gordon                       $  4,000
4th Place             Steve Strobel                          $  2,000

Mint “400”
1st Place                Mark Weyhrich                        $10,000
2nd Place               Rob MacCachren                    $  6,000
3rd Place               Jason Voss                              $  4,000
4th Place               Gary Weyhrich                          2,000

Silver State “300” 
1st Place                 TJ Flores                           $ 10,000
2nd Place               Gary Weyhrich                   $  6,000
3rd Place                 Steve Strobel                    $  4,000
4th Place                 Jason Voss                        $  2,000

Vegas to Reno           
1st Place                   Jason Voss                      $10,000
2nd Place                 Jesse Jones                      $  6,000
3rd Place                   Steve Sourapas                $  4,000
4th Place                  Steve Olliges                     $  2,000

BlueWater Desert Challenge        
1st Place                   Rob MacCachren               $10,000
2nd Place                  Jason Voss                         $  6,000
3rd Place                     Steve Olliges                    $  4,000
4th Place                   TJ Flores                            $  2,000

Henderson “250”    
1st Place                    Rob MacCachren           $10,000
2nd Place                   TJ Flores                           $  6,000
3rd Place                 Jason Voss                          $  4,000
4th Place                    Steve Olliges                      $  2,000

2013 Trick Truck Challenge Year-End Bonus (based on final Trick Truck points standings):
1st Place            Jason Voss                      $  5,000
2nd Place            Rob MacCachren           $  4,000
3rd Place            Steve Olliges                  $  2,000
4th Place            TJ Flores                          $ 1,000

Trick Truck Challenge 2013 Contributing Sponsors:
Jimco
Geiser Bros.
MasterCraft
Racer Engineering
Bunderson Racing
KC HiLiTES
FOX
King Shocks
Kroyer Racing Engines
Patton Racing Engines
Dougans Racing Engines
Wiks Racing Engines
Rockwell Watches
For his Trick Truck Challenge championship, Jason Voss also collected an extra bonus from each of these contributing sponsors:
Jimco – $2,000
KC HiLiTES – $500
King Shocks – $1,000
Kroyer Racing Engines – $1,000
Rockwell Watches – a $1,000 watch

Best In The Desert is fortunate to have some of the best companies in the world as our sponsors. Thanks to Ford Motor Company, General Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Lucas Oil, KC HiLiTES, Fabtech, John Deere, Beta Motorcycles, Rugged Radios, Slime, McKenzies, Azunia Tequila, Kartek, Rockwell Watches and Sportsman Cycle Sales. Also Impact, presenting sponsor of the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425”, and FOX, presenting sponsor of the General Tire “Vegas to Reno.” The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert! Visit www.bitd.com for more information.