The Desert Toyz / Can-Am Maverick Turbo team of Cory Sappington and his brother Scott Sappington notched impressive finishes on both days at the Best In The Desert (BITD) BlueWater Desert Challenge race to capture both the side-by-side overall win and the Pro Production Turbo class victory. The Desert Toyz tandem is the first team in history to win both days at this event.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico will be revising its forest plan and will host open houses. See the information below for details.

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is revising its Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan), which will guide the management of all forest resources for the next 10 to 15 years. The Forest Service will be hosting a series of three Open House meetings through the end of the year.

The Open Houses will have specific topics, but no agenda. They are windows of opportunity for you to drop in and interact with a variety of SFNF resource specialists about Plan Revision. Depending on interest level, there may the opportunities for additional locations and resource topics in 2017.

Called the VelociRaptor 6X6 Concept, the kit brings along plenty of upgrades and a steep price tag, starting at $295,000. For that price, this beast brings upgraded Fox suspension bits, 20-inch wheels, off-road tires, unique front and rear bumpers, a roll bar and LED lights. And of course, an extra locking axle, bringing along the 6X6 moniker.

– Lincoln Electric has contracted with master builder and television personality Bryan Fuller and longtime educator and author Mark Prosser to team up to teach several seminars on welding and fabricating at Booth 24643 during the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) signature event, Nov. 1-4, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Ford Raptor Drift feature
Did you know that roundabouts serve a couple of different purposes? Sure, initially they were designed to improve the flow of traffic but they’re also great for practicing your drifting skills.  This guy is apparently training to be the Ford Raptor Drifting world champion.

Check out this lime-green Ford Raptor showing off drifting skills in this roundabout.

Rebelle-Rally-Off-Road-Female-12-4-15On Thursday, October 13th, the inaugural Rebelle Rally presented by Hoehn Adventures will launch on the shores of iconic Lake Tahoe.  Seventy-six women from 19 states and 4 countries will become the first competitors to take part in the women’s 10-day off-road navigation rally raid.

Ford trucks earned top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – being named “Truck of Texas,” the most prestigious award given at the 23rd annual competition.

– With the recently announced technical and advanced course of the 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 potentially requiring an extended length of driving time. Robby Gordon has elected to partner with experienced off-road and rally racer Damen Jefferies of Apple Valley, Calif., to take the reigns of the familiar SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels No. 77 Trophy Truck for a select portion of the 830-mile course.

Hurricane, UT
– Trail Hero wrapped up Saturday with a full day of trail rides, plus Bounty Hill and the Lasernut Rock Race followed by closing ceremonies in downtown Hurricane.

Visalia, Calif.
– Hellwig Products teamed up with the top aftermarket manufacturers in the industry to build a one-of-a-kind 2016 Nissan Titan XD diesel overland truck and camper for the 2016 SEMA Show. The overlanding pickup truck will be equipped with a customized Lance Camper and will make its debut on November 1st, 2016 in the Hellwig Suspension Products Booth #34075.