Honda-LogoTORRANCE, Calif. – American Honda today thanked Jeremy McGrath for his many years representing the brand while racing and riding Honda CR and CRF machinery.

When he rode for Team Honda during his racing career, Jeremy McGrath won four-consecutive premier-class AMA Supercross titles from 1993 to 1996. He also earned the premier-class AMA Motocross crown in 1995 aboard a Honda, as well as the ’91 and ’92 AMA 125 West Supercross championships. After moving on to race for other manufacturers and eventually retiring from professional supercross and motocross racing in 2003, McGrath rode Hondas in Supermoto competition for a time and has served as an ambassador for the brand and a test rider for the factory motocross team.

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The Baja 1000 is the ultimate test for manufacturers of all disciplines in desert off-road racing.  Whether it be suspension components, engines, transmissions or full on racecar builders, a win at the legendary Baja 1000 will boast you to the top of the game.  In just over twenty-four hours, Justin Davis hammered his #185 JIMCO Truggy through the toughest race, both physically and mentally, in North America from Ensenada to La Paz to take the win in Class 1 (5th Overall).

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Cody Webb finally dethroned Taddy Blazusiak to take his first GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship. The Factory Beta / Stillwell Performance-backed Webb only needed to finish tenth in the main event to take the title but made the math easy by finishing second to Factory Red Bull KTM’s Blazusiak. Rockstar/Lucas Oil/JCR Honda’s Colton Haaker finished third in Ontario and third in the 2014 championship.

Bilstein-TRD-Pro-Tundra-11-20-14The suspension specialists at ThyssenKrupp BILSTEIN and the team from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) triumphed at one of the world’s most prestigious off-road races, taking first place in the Full Size Stock Class at the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

The victorious 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series was modified specifically to compete in the Baja 1000, a race renowned for showing no mercy to man or machine. When Toyota’s race team set out to push the limits of the new Tundra in the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert, they understood that winning the race would require careful consideration of component partners.

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After nearly 25 years, “Showtime” is coming back to Kawasaki.  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced today that Jeremy McGrath has entered into a role as brand ambassador. The seven-time Monster Energy Supercross champion returns to Kawasaki Team Green and will promote Kawasaki’s complete product line, including the KX, Mule, Ninja, Jetski and Teryx brands.

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Can-Am Maverick side-by-side racers competed at the 2014 Tecate SCORE International Baja 1000 race on the Baja Peninsula, tallying one Class 19 podium and the overall season championship. Racing solo, Marc Burnett (Burnett Motorsports / Can-Am) finished the endurance race in sixth to secure BRP / Can-Am its the first ever SCORE Baja 1000 season class side-by-side title. The Desert Toyz / Can-Am team of Cory Sappington also had a solid race, earning a third-place podium finish at this year’s gruelling 1,275-mile race held in Mexico.

Chevrolet unveiled its Colorado ZR2 Concept at the LA Auto Show today, featuring the 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel.

Chevrolet unveiled its Colorado ZR2 Concept at the LA Auto Show today, featuring the 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel.

LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet today introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept – a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. It also showcases the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.

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At the 2014 LA Auto Show today, Ford unveiled its new 2016 Ford Explorer. The new Explorer, which Ford has sold more than 7 million units of to date, will be offered as a global vehicle in its 25th year in 2016, as it will be built out of North American Chicago Assembly Plant, as well as in Venezuela and now, Russia. Ford says it will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe.

Baja 1000 November 13-15th, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif.
— The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck not only raced for over 1,200 miles to a first place finish at the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was also driven an additional 1,000 miles back to the start line of the race.  The Toyota team was first to the finish line in its “Full Stock” class, led by team coach and legendary Toyota off-road racer Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, and piloted by Toyota engineers and Toyota athletes.

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Colorado Springs
– We have had several class wins in the Baja but the race is not something you ever really conquer. No matter how many times I race there, it never fails to drop my jaw. It has little to do with a typical American desert race, it is the Baja 1000. The only thing you can prepare for is for everything to go awry. At times the race is peaceful, other times intense with screaming crowds, often terrifying with unseen hazards hiding in a sinister haze.

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I had the privilege of driving the start of the race this year for the BFGoodrich Tires BC-1 car. The start definitely falls in the “intense” category and I loved every minute of it. The excitement and hazard of the fans lining the course has no equivalent. Fans try to touch the car as it goes by and dumbest of all – even lie in the road on the far side of jumps. While a wild ride, we made it through with nothing but positive experiences and put 35 miles on the 2nd place car in the first 308 miles.