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Minneapolis, Jan. 19, 2015
– Xtremplus’ Willy Alcaraz made it an unprecedented fourth time he’d win the Dakar and the third time riding solo, this time in a RZR XP 1000.

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
– Robby Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell finished atop the podium Saturday after winning the 13th, and final, stage of the legendary Dakar® rally. The two piloted their #308 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires /Traxxas HST Gordini from Rosario to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 13 minutes, 16 seconds – a full 25 seconds faster than the next finisher.  Delivering maximum traction and exceptional durability over the difficult and varied terrain for this and the entire rally were Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires.

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San Diego, CA
– For the seventh consecutive year, the world-renowned Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire has picked the Golden Nugget Las Vegas as the official host hotel and headquarters for The Mint 400. The worlds top off-road racing teams will descend upon Las Vegas, NV the week of March 14th to do battle and determine who it the best off-road racer on the planet. Over twenty different classes of vehicles, 350 teams, and tens of thousands of spectators will attend “The Great American Off-Road Race.”

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Fab Fours universal Roof Rack is the perfect addition for your vehicle. It’s available in three sizes: 48, 60, 72 inches in length, fitting everything from trucks to SUVs. The rack provides tie-downs and can accommodate (4) 2×2 Square LED Lights, (2) 50“ light bars for the front and (2) 50“ light bars for the back. Modular design allows mounting wherever necessary. The rack features integrated zip-tie holes for wiring. It comes available powder coated matte black or bare steel.

MORR-Off-Road-Logo-12-23-14At the MORR General Meeting the afternoon of the MORR Sportsman Banquet, Cliff Flannery and Richard Ault announced the official 2015 Sportsman Off-Road Series race schedule. The season will consist of five weekends of racing for a total of ten rounds of racing. The series will compete at Bark River international Off-Road Raceway and Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.

Three of the weekends will coincide with the TORC PRO races, one additional weekend at Bark River will be an exclusive Sportsman only event, and the opening weekend of the season at Crandon will be included in the third annual “Off-Road Super Challenge.”

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Leading up to last week’s Detroit Auto Show, Nissan teased truck owners with the enticing news of a new Cummins diesel designed specifically for its next-generation Titan truck. At its press conference during the North American International Auto Show, Nissan finally took the tarp off its new Titan XD, the truck that will harness the power of this new 5.0-liter Cummins motor.

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RENO, Nev.
— On the eve of the season-opener for the five-race internationally-televised 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship, SCORE International has announced that Bud Light, Vision Wheel and Axial Racing have all joined the SCORE family of partners as official sponsors. SCORE opens its 2015 racing calendar in Baja California, Mexico next week at the 29th Annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250.

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RENO, Nev.
— With Saturday’s live drawing for starting positions SCORE International desert racing has officially launched its 42nd anniversary season as RPM Racing’s Clyde Stacy and California rookie Nick Gust received the pole positions for four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles during the live webcast for this week’s 29th Annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.

Stacy, from Bristol, Va., races in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck Division while Gust, Pescadero, Calif., will compete in Open Motorcycle class.

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Robby Gordon saved his best for last in the 37th Dakar Rally, earning his 10th career stage victory in Saturday’s final race in Buenos Aires.

Gordon dominated Saturday’s event – the shortest stage of the Rally – proving the speed and reliability of the Traxxas/Toyo Tires Gordini that the team knew existed. He and navigator Johnny Campbell crossed the finish line with a time of 13 minutes and 16 seconds, 25 seconds faster than second-place finisher Leeroy Poulter of South Africa. Emiliano Spataro of Argentina finished third, 29 seconds behind Gordon.

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Ford unveiled its 2017 F-150 Raptor in the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, earlier this week.

Ford really kept the lid on its second-generation Raptor leading up to the Detroit Auto Show. Sure, there was some grumbling about a new Raptor incorporating the weight loss on the all-new 2015 F-150 thanks to its all-new aluminum body, but if anyone outside of Ford knew about it they certainly didn’t spill the beans.