ATV-Safety-Week-3-23-15IRVINE, Calif., May 19, 2015 – The ATV Safety Institute encourages riders nationwide to get trained through the ATV RiderCourse, regardless of their experience.

“The ATV Safety Institute’s hands-on RiderCourse is a great way for new riders to learn how to be safe on an ATV, or for experienced riders to refresh their skills,” said ASI Vice President Cam Arnold. “Riders will learn about the Golden Rules of riding, the controls on the ATV, how to turn, how to ride up and down hills, and how to properly shift body weight when riding. ASI encourages everyone, no matter what their age or experience, to Get Trained, Go Ride.”​

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Off Road Business Association BOD Chairman, Greg Adler president/CEO of Transamerica Auto Parts, and Fred Wiley, President/CEO of the Off-Road Business Association, recently met with the U.S. House of Representative Speaker John Boehner and local House member David Valadao (21st district CA) to discuss the Off-Highway Vehicle community and public lands access.

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La Paz, BC. Mexico—In the run up to Dakar 2016, Robby Gordon and his second HST Gordini took back to back wins at the NORRA Mexican 1000 and Dos Mares 500 in Baja California, Mexico. Robby raced the newly built replica of his original HST Gordini that was designed specifically for the Dakar Rally and is equipped with the 6-speed Albins ST6-i sequential gearbox. While the elevation and temperatures of the Andes Mountains in South America cannot be replicated in Baja, Robby was very pleased with the car’s performance. The suspension, gearbox, braking and handling of the car were perfect, running flawlessly throughout the event.

Tomac was dominant in Hangtown, going 1-1 for his second career 450 Class win.Photo: Simon Cudby

Tomac was dominant in Hangtown, going 1-1 for his second career 450 Class win.Photo: Simon Cudby

RANCHO CORDOVA, California – The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, kicked off on Saturday with the 47th Annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic in the shadow of the California state capital at Prairie City SVRA. The 12-round summer-long battle to crown a champion saw GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac make the first statement in the 450 Class, earning his second career overall victory with a dominant 1-1 moto sweep. In the 250 Class, reigning champion and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin began his title defense with a dominant final moto to earn the tiebreaker over Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin and claim his second straight overall win at Hangtown.

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Monroe, MI – Team DynoMax swept four of the top five spots at the ULTRA4 MetalCloak Stampede at Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area, Calif., this past weekend. Loren Healy finished first, Shannon Campbell second, Wayland Campbell third and Levi Shirley fifth during the weekend’s main ULTRA4 4400 series race. In the 4500 series race, DynoMax drivers Shawn Rants took first and Justin Hall placed second.

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Moab, Utah--The national nonprofit Tread Lightly!, its partners and more than 40 volunteers completed another improvement project along Moab’s famous Sevenmile Rim Trail this Wednesday during the Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks annual UTV event.

The project took place at one of Sevenmile Rim’s main scenic attractions–Determination Towers. Volunteers built approximately half a mile of fencing to help protect the area from damage and more clearly delineate the trail. This is the second Restoration for Recreation™ project Tread Lightly! has organized on the Sevenmile Rim this year.

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ENSENADA BAJA CA, MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com has announced Rancho El Coyote Meling as the first of 3 overnight bivouac locations for the 2015 edition of the BAJA RALLY taking place September 28th – October 2nd from Ensenada’s San Nicolas Hotel and Casino. Rancho El Coyote will host and feed riders, support crews, media, officials and honored guests at the arrival of “Special Stage 1” on Tuesday, September 29th. Only tent and RV camping will be available El Coyote Bivouac. Overflow lodging accommodations are available at neighboring Rancho Meling, closer to the main road entrance. (full details below)

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Hetrick’s win at High Point makes it two in a row. Photo: Ken Hill

MT. MORRIS, Pa. – The fourth round of the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing (ATVMX) was filled with intense race action as the world’s fastest riders on four wheels made their annual visit to High Point Raceway for the ATV Stampede on Saturday afternoon. After a spirited showdown between three-time AMA Pro ATV Champion Chad Wienen and Pennsylvania native Joel Hetrick, the defending race winner at High Point, the hometown rider made the fans proud with 1-1 moto sweep aboard his Hetrick Racing/Corrosion Specialties/Brownell Inc. Honda. Hetrick’s back-to-back wins over the last two rounds also vaulted him past Wienen in the championship standings.

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— After days of inclement weather that included a wash out of Saturday’s action, TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL gave fans of the new Gateway Motorsports Park Dirtplex everything they could’ve asked for in more with a Rumble at the River doubleheader Sunday. The day saw a double dose of father-son victories and a new PRO 4WD winner.

VP-Fuels-Logo-8-17-12ABRAMS, WI (May 18, 2015) – VP Racing Fuels, long-time supporter of off-road racing and Official Fuel of TORC: The Off Road Championship, today announced an agreement with Midwest Off Road Racing (MORR) that includes contingency award postings for MORR’s Sportsman Off-Road Series.

VP’s contingency awards include a $50 product certificate for all winners and $25 product certificates for all second place finishers who use VP Racing Fuels and display a VP logo on their vehicle. The offer includes all buggy and truck classes in the Sportsman Off-Road Series.

“It’s great to see a company like VP Racing Fuels support the PRO as well as the Sportsman racer,” noted MORR Vice-President Don Demeny. “The PRO and Sportsman racing communities are closely tied to one another and having an organization understand the connection is great to see.”