According to a press releases issued by the EPA recently, a Chinese powersports company and its related U.S. distributor have agreed to recall and replace fuel tanks that will better control gasoline vapors in approximately 1,000 vehicles and take other steps to control pollution stemming from the illegal import of over 12,000 recreational vehicles and highway motorcycles. These motor vehicles were manufactured in China and imported without the required certification indicating that emissions would meet federal standards.
Chandler, AZ — Just two weeks away from the toughest desert race in North America, all the high-rollers like Travis Pastrana and Bryce Menzies are looking to cash in on fame and fortune at The Mint 400. Add 2X Sportsman UTV Champ Lacrecia Beurrier to the list of top pros ready to tackle the challenge when the green flag drops on March 15. Team DragonFire’s Best in the Desert Pro 1000 UTV racer is on a roll when it comes to teaming up with the best in the business to support her quest for a third victory at the infamous Mint 400, and she is proud to partner with ITP for both tires and wheels.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced that Magnaflow, the leading designer and manufacturer of performance exhaust products, will be an Official Series Partner for the 2014 TORC season.
Magnaflow products range from direct-fit converters and cat-back systems to universal mufflers and custom builders kits designed to deliver superior quality, power and sound. Top drivers and car builders have come to rely on the companys products. That roster includes automotive designers and racing legends like Mario Andretti, Chip Foose, Marco Andretti, “Grave Digger’s” Dennis Anderson, Casey Currie, Johnny and CJ Greaves, Vaughn Gittin Jr and Jeremy McGrath.
“The Great American Off-Road Race” set a new world record today, when it announced that the 2014 Mint 400 will field 55 trophy trucks on Saturday March 15th, for their annual epic 400-mile off-road marathon. Trophy trucks are the premier class of off-road racing, and lead the massive group of nearly 300 total race vehicles, spread across 20 different classes.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs side-by-side Pro Marc Burnett won the San Felipe 250 and Can-Am Maverick MAX racer Derek Murray finished second to give Can-Am a 1-2 finish at the SCORE International opener In Mexico. Also, in Boyd, Texas, Hunter and Cody Miller recorded the UTV Expert and ATV Pro class victories, respectively, at the opening round of the Texas Off-Road Nationals.
As the The Mint 400 quickly approaches, FOX is preparing to debut their 40 year anniversary paint scheme on the #76 Trophy Truck of Jesse Jones. In 1974 Bob Fox designed and produced his first FOX motocross air shock. The purpose of the design was to get more out of the bike and gain a competitive advantage. Two short years later, Kent Howerton won the 500cc National Motocross Championship on FOX AirShox.
SAN DIEGO — With all of the final touches put together in post production, tonight’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show will feature special highlights from last week’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held last Saturday in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
During the ninth episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show season at 7 p.m. (PST) tonight in the SCORE spotlight will be footage from the start and finish of the grueling 219-mile race along with interviews from some of the fastest finishers along with race Grand Marshall Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart and SCORE female SCORE Trophy Truck racer Heidi Steele of San Clemente, Calif.
Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced that Wahoos Fish Taco will provide exciting promotional support for the series season opener on April 5-6, 2014, at Primm Off Road Raceway in Primm, Nev.
San Felipe, Mexico — When the dust settled and the rain stopped in the elapsed-time race, Mexico’s Gus Vildsola Jr. was declared the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck winner for the second straight year at Saturday’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship was held on a challenging, weather-shortened 219-mile course that started and finished in San Felipe on the northern portion of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
Originally scheduled to cover 274 miles, SCORE was forced after the race had started early Saturday morning to significantly re-route the course because an area called the summit was impassable because of the torrential rain that pelted the northern section of the race course Friday and during the night on Saturday. The race will air as a one-hour special in late April in the United States on the CBS Sports Network. With necessary penalties assessed the results were made official early Sunday morning following data tracking review by SCORE race officials.
Traverse City, Mich., – A little rain and new course did not faze Cody Robinson and Roberto Romo on Saturday in the SCORE International San Felipe 250 off road race. In their first Class 10 attempt, Robinson and Romo, three-time San Felipe 1600 Class winners, were crowned Class 10 victors for Radar Tires.