MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell remains undefeated in the XC1 Pro bike class as the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, heads to Union, South Carolina this Sunday for round four of the 13-race championship. Taking place at the iconic Big Buck Farm in Union, South Carolina, the 19th running of the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC is expected to draw in thousands of spectators to witness some of the most exciting obstacles that GNCC Racing has to offer.
BLACKFOOT, ID: The W.E. Rock Events/Dirt Riot event at AreaBFE in Moab, UT ended mid-race when a spectator was tragically struck. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has declared it an accident. With the family’s blessing, the weekend’s racing results are being posted and the race series will continue onto its next stop in West Virginia.
“We are heart broken over the entire situation,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, the driver, co-driver and all the first responders that were on site to help. We appreciate everyone’s immediate response and how the entire W.E. Rock and Dirt Riot family has pulled together to support each other.”
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (April, 2015) – The 2015 Ford F-150 is the lightest version of Ford’s best-selling truck, but “light”, doesn’t mean light-duty. The V8 variant makes 385 horsepower and most owners are looking to hear every single pony, and now thanks to MagnaFlow, they can in both MagnaFlow and Off-Road Pro Series styles.
Suwanee, Ga. (April 8, 2015) – Rugged Ridge® today introduced its all-new Exo-Top™ soft top and roof rack for 2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler JK. The Exo-Top™ is an innovative, industry-first design that combines the joy of top-down driving with the utility of a roof rack, taking convenience, function and style to new levels by enabling Jeep owners to conveniently lower, raise or remove the Jeep’s soft top with ease without having to unload any gear or cargo from the roof rack.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Borla Performance, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of stainless-steel performance exhaust systems, has announced a new strategic relationship with DRIVEN Public Relations, an award-winning international public relations and creative marketing agency specializing in all facets of communications,. With nearly 40 years in the performance aftermarket, Borla manufactures only the highest quality products that are engineered to withstand the destructive elements and conditions on the road, and are backed with a ‘Million-Mile Warranty.’ Borla and DRIVEN will work in partnership to develop an enhanced strategic public relations plan and media engagement strategy, in addition to building their branding, sports marketing and social media initiatives for 2015 and beyond.
DENVER – Chevrolet adds a sophisticated monochromatic look to the Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD with new Custom Sport editions, which debuted today at the Denver Auto Show.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – From local SCCA autocross events to the highest levels of North American road racing and off-road competition, Falken Tire has launched its most diverse and extensive motorsports program in the history of the company.
The racing action that Falken Tire fans have grown to love will continue, with the addition of several new initiatives targeted especially at grassroots motorsports enthusiasts. At the heart of Falken’s motorsports programs are the Falken AZENIS line of ultra-high performance tires and the Falken WILDPEAK line of Light Truck tires.
“Falken has built a reputation for performance both on the track and in the desert, and this will continue throughout 2015,” said Rick Brennan, executive director of marketing at Falken Tire. “After an action-packed first quarter, we’ve already enjoyed great success with both our AZENIS and WILDPEAK tires, and thanks to the dedication and talent of our teams and drivers we should not be strangers on the podiums for the remainder of the year. As always, the lessons we learn from competing on track and in the dirt will shape the next generation of Falken consumer tires.”
DETROIT – It is an annual rite of spring that means Opening Day is just around the corner.
A Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 and a special Midnight Edition Silverado eased into their parking spaces high atop the Chevrolet Fountain behind centerfield in Comerica Park on Thursday. Each vehicle was lifted into place by crane – a three-hour process.
The federal government owns nearly 57% of the land in Utah. How that land is designated and managed has been a source of contention, uncertainty and lawsuits for decades. Since 2012, Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Jason Chaffetz have been leading an effort to bring all the stakeholders together to reach agreement on a final status for the land. Eight counties in eastern Utah are now participating in the “Utah Public Lands Initiative” (PLI). Grand County and Moab are a focal point. To follow is the current status.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (Essaouira, Morocco) - The 25th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles wrapped in Essaouira, Morocco on April 4th with its finest celebrations to date. 158 teams plus sponsors and organizers were treated to fireworks, a fine prize giving ceremony and a black tie gala celebration set against the backdrop of the 18th century medina.