Kawasaki-Motor-Corp-Logo-1-3-14IRVINE, Calif. — Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) announced recently that after 28 years of providing excellent coverage to Kawasaki customers, the Good Times™ Protection Plan (GTPP) has been rebranded as Kawasaki Protection Plus (KPP).

Kawasaki Protection Plus offers all of the same great factory backed coverage and extended service contract programs as GTPP, but through our partnership with Service Group has added new products including GAP, Tire & Wheel, Prepaid Maintenance as well as all-encompassing coverage for other OEM brands in the form of Preferred Protection Plus.

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Kyrie Irving celebrates with Jeep’s Summer tour.

Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep brand’s Summer Celebration with USA Basketball National Team point guard Kyrie Irving continues to excite lovers of the game as the USA Basketball National Team makes its journey towards 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This Thursday, August 21, at South Street Seaport – Pier 16, New York, NY, fans will be offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play the Jeep “Open Air Challenge” against Kyrie Irving, as well as win tickets to the USA vs. Puerto Rico basketball exhibition game on Friday (August 22) at Madison Square Garden.

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Las Vegas, NV
– You would think that the longest off road race in the United States, Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno (V2R), would be won by a measured, conservative pace. Due to the level of competition in the Trophylite Racing Series, that wasn’t the case. After a long day of racing that included numerous lead changes, the eventual winner was determined after a desperate sprint for the finish. Known more for its high speed sections, the V2R course has plenty of rocks and silt to negotiate as it runs through the desolate landscape of Northern Nevada. In an almost cruel manner, the smoother high speed sections give way to a narrow cliff-side trail made of rocks and strewn with boulders in the final 30 miles. Four drivers at the front threw caution to the wind in this section as they vied for the top spot on the podium. As PJ Guglielmo and Ben Abatti III bashed their way over the rocks on the narrow trail, Andrew McLeod and Jeff Proctor were locked in their own battle just minutes behind. In the end, it was Guglielmo taking the victory by only 15 seconds over Abatti III in second with McLeod taking third.

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Auburn Hills, Mich.
– Mopar’s Jeep Performance Parts is giving deeper meaning to the term “road map.” With the introduction of new Jeep Custom Hood Decals, owners can personalize the hoods of their Jeep vehicles with pre-configured map decals of popular trails or create their own map graphics using an online customizable tool.

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UPDATE: The auction originally scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until further notice.

Bar None Auction will be hosting an auction on August 20th, 2014, to liquid the entire assets of the Speed Technologies race team. The auction, which features no minimum starting bid, will include a number of Superlite race trucks that competed in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, as well as individual engines, suspension parts and more.

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(Crandon, Wisc.) Boasting an action-packed three-day schedule comprised of nearly every discipline in off-road racing, Crandon International Raceway hosted its second annual Forest County Potawatomi “Super Challenge” under sunny Wisconsin skies to far larger crowds than last year’s inaugural running of the unique event.

Lucas-Oil-Pro-Motocross-8-14-14MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - This Saturday, August 16, the world’s fastest professional dirt-bike racers will descend upon the brand new Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana for the inaugural Thor Indiana National. In conjunction with round eleven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, Ironman Raceway will host an entire weekend of amateur racing as part of the Great Lakes Motocross (GLMX) series.

The Amateur program kicks off this Friday, August 15, with open practice from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Weather permitting, Amateurs will receive three rotations on the new Ironman Raceway motocross track just one day before the pros go to battle.

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IRVINE, Cal.
– Mountain Motorsports has three Georgia locations that are getting heavily involved with the upcoming GEICO AMA EnduroCross round in Duluth, just outside of Atlanta. Tickets will be on sale at the Marietta, Conyers and Lithia Springs locations and you will see a big display of Kawasaki models at the event.

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Lacrecia Beurrier will be racing this year’s Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno race to support breast cancer awareness.

Chandler, AZ — Just two days away from the longest desert race in North America and the Highest Running Race in the country, a couple of racers are competing with a common goal: Raise money and awareness for causes near and dear to them. The 2X Mint 400 Sportsman UTV Champ Lacrecia Beurrier is racing Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno event to support breast cancer awareness, while one of her co-sponsors, CP-Carrillo’s Powersports Manager Scott Kuhn, is running the Pikes Peak Marathon to benefit the Shriners Hospitals the same weekend.

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Clinton, Tenn.
– ITP today announced the introduction of its new Baja Cross Sport tire. Utilizing the same tread pattern and Baja-proven durability as the ITP Baja Cross tire, the new Baja Cross Sport delivers the same quick-footed performance but in a lighter weight package.