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This was the first time the WORCS series had ventured out to the Ridgecrest fairgrounds, but having raced there a few times in the past I had a slight suspicion that the course was going to be fast and full of chop. The track definitely lived up to my impression winding through the surrounding flat, desert terrain providing wide open straightaways and fast, flowing corners, linked together by the motocross course, the bull ring/Endurocross section and some technical piles of a mixture of dirt and asphalt. With the pro race being held at one o’clock on Sunday afternoon, the corners would be well burned in, the chop would be at its sharpest, and the desert winds would be howling; it was very much going to be a hold on and click the gears kind of race.

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Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands and Official Sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, has brought together pioneers from the worlds of football and motorsport to create Castrol Footkhana; an innovative experiment that sees Brazilian star Neymar Jr take on new Castrol Ambassador and global rally icon Ken Block.

Robby-Bell-Off-Road-Baja-500-6-5-13This weekend I headed out to Nevada for the Best In The Desert Silver State 300. Arguably one of the most enjoyable races on the BITD calendar, the Silver State course winds its way through scenic mountain roads and twisty sand washes of northern Nevada. There’re little whoops to speak of, a few rockier sections, but for the most part the terrain is comprised of high-speed, graded, twisty roads, something everyone enjoys.

With this weekend being one of the busiest of the west coast calendar- there was the Silver State 300, the National Hare & Hound, Endurocross, the Primm Big 6 (and Supercross if you’re in to that kind of thing)- I was going to be riding the race solo. My teammate Ricky Brabec has been excelling at the Hare & Hounds, with a shot at the championship, and since he is the rider of record, his absence mean only one rider can fill in for him.

Set-Them-Free-Off-Road-5-6-14Set Them Free, a Castle Rock, Colo.-based non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and support of human trafficking victims, is hosting a weekend 4×4 event to stamp out the commercial exploitation of men, women and children. The event will take place in Buena Vista, Colorado, from Friday, June 27th, to Sunday, June 29th. Participants can register online at the website below.

The proceeds from the event will fund the rescue and restoration of the victims of human trafficking via Set Them Free, a local non-profit organization.

TORC-Logo-12-2-13CONCORD, N.C. – A near-capacity crowd at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway watched an epic battle between Scott Douglas and Adrian Cenni Saturday night that resulted in Douglas earning his first TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL PRO 4 victory since Joliet in 2012.

CJ Greaves broke out the broom, sweeping both PRO 2 races in the Husqvarna Showdown in Charlotte while Jarett Brooks took the PRO Light win, becoming the first driver in that class to make multiple trips to the top spot on the podium. Douglas started the PRO 4 race on the pole, but didn’t remain there long as Cenni battled him for the lead throughout the first half of the race. Johnny Greaves, Friday night’s victor, saw challenges from Mark Jenkins and Mike Jenkins for third. After the competition yellow, the four drivers made a frantic dash for the top spot, at one point diving into Turn 3 four wide. During the battle, Cenni earned his nickname of The Wildman as he lost a right-front tire but continued to race wide open. Despite a late-race challenge from Mark Jenkins, Douglas was able to take the top spot with Mark finishing second and Mike Jenkins rounding out the podium.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11RENO, Nev. — Already with a total of six airings confirmed, the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will premier this Sunday at 6 p.m. (PT) with a one-hour CBS Sports Spectacular special on the CBS Sports Network.

SCORE International announced in February that CBS Sports Network will televise the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series. Each one-hour telecast will air the month following each event, starting with the season-opening 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.

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The Dakar Concept is based on the Cherokee Trailhawk but is enhanced for more off-road capability.

The Dakar Concept is based on the Cherokee Trailhawk but is enhanced for more off-road capability.

For quite a few years now, Jeep and Mopar have partnered to create some unique concept vehicles for the Easter Jeep Safari. The vehicles are completed back in Detroit, and then they’re brought out to Moab, Utah, and shown to the off-road media. The vehicles are something we all get to drool over (as the media, I guess we get to drool first), and we in turn then post stories so our readers can drool over them.

Dave-Despain-Show-MavTV-4-3-14Motorsports 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.

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In off-road racing, one pit stop can be the deciding factor of the outcome of an entire race. The Mint 400 is proud to announce the return of the KMC Wheels Pit Crew Challenge, this year adding presenting sponsor Currie Enterprises. Come watch the top teams in off-road racing battle head to head to determine who has the fastest pit crew in off-road! Each three-man team will compete against the clock and each other, to see who can change two tires the fastest.

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For the second consecutive year, the world’s toughest off-road race vehicles will parade down world famous Las Vegas Blvd during the 4 Wheel Parts Mint 400 Vehicle Parade.  This year, the parade will double in car count and will kick off the 2014 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris RZR. The massive group of off-road racecars will be led by 1973 Mint 400 Champion and famed American racer, Parnelli Jones.