Rugged-Ridge-Trail-access-4-4-14Suwanee, Ga. – Following its November launch at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas,  Rugged Ridge today announced that so far its Trail Access Program has awarded six grants totaling more than $27,000 to non-profit off-road organizations.

The first round of donations included grants to the following organizations for the purpose of keeping recreational trails open on public land and advancing the interests of the off-road hobby:
·         Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) – a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses formed to promote and preserve off-road recreation.

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Valcourt, Québec
– Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed in roughly 17 events for more than $22,000 in prizes at the 2014 High Lifter Mud Nationals at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am, Performance Power Sports / Can-Am and S3 Racing / Can-Am and others combined to earn 24 podiums and win seven classes, including both RUV classes, in the Can-Am / BRP Mud Bog and Mudda Cross competitions.

Dave-Despain-Show-MavTV-4-3-14Motorsports fans can rejoice with the recent news that former Speed channel show “Wind Tunnel” host Dave Despain is returning to TV later this month, specifically on MAVTV, on an all-new show entitled “The Dave Despain Show.”

“The Dave Despain Show” will premier Friday, April 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, with MAVTV featuring 26 successive episodes. The 30-minute format gives the veteran interviewer the opportunity to sit with racing legends, current superstars, and rising young guns from across the spectrum of motorsports competition. The new series allows viewers to gain an “insider’s” look behind the skill, passion, friendships, tragedy, courage and technology breakthroughs that makes motorsports such a thrilling spectacle.

Destination-Polaris-4-3-14Destination Polaris is coming back on the air beginning April 6 on the Fox Sports Networks. The show will feature 26 consecutive weeks of the popular off-road TV show.

Featured locations this year include Glamis, The Rubicon Trail, Tennessee, Colorado and even a special international ride in Dubai! Plus, there’s the ever popular Project X episodes featuring over-the-top custom builds.

Destination Polaris is in its fifth season and can be seen across North America on these channels: Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin, MSG Plus, MASN 2, Sun Sports, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, ROOT Sports Northwest and WILD TV Canada.

Radar-Tires-Logo-4-3-14Traverse City, Mich., – Radar Tires, the flagship brand of Omni United, makes its full season debut in TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL this weekend during the “Duel in the Desert” at Primm Valley Off-Road Raceway in Primm, Nev.  Armed with three drivers in the PRO Light class, Radar Tires is optimistic about the 2014 TORC season.

In 2013, the Singapore-based tire brand competed in short- and long- course off road racing, which included the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), SCORE International and select TORC races.  For 2014, Radar Tires modified its off road racing schedule and will compete in a full season of TORC and SCORE, and a partial season in LOORRS.

Mickey-Thompson-Logo-2-12-13STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has added to its all-star Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series lineup with the sponsorship of Tonka Motorsports driver, Myan Spaccarelli.

Spaccarelli is the driver of the show-stopping Tonka Pro 2 competition truck, and this year the Tonka will compete with Mickey Thompson’s legendary Baja Pro tires developed specifically for the demands of short course racing.

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Irvine, CA (April 3, 2014)
– EnduroCross is proud to announce the addition of Nexen Tire as a sponsor for the upcoming  2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil series. The global tire leader will be bringing cash incentive to the high-intensity starts with a $500 Holeshot award for Pro Main Events.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11El Centro, California – In less than thirty days the Imperial Valley will be flooded with tens of thousands of people traveling from all parts of the region and beyond. They will not be arriving just to enjoy our great weather, but to be a part of the very first Score International Imperial Valley 250 race.

The event begins on April 25th through April 27th with the actual race day being Saturday April 26th. Off-roaders from all over the country and Mexico are expected to participate in the race and with them, scores of enthusiasts descending upon the desert community where dirt dreams are made.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Much sought-after desert racing navigator Kellon Walch and rookie Sportsman ATV racer Sain Yadala will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will be the SCORE Imperial Valley 250, April 24-27 in Plaster City, Calif., 17 miles west of El Centro.

The upcoming race will be taped for airing in the United States and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first of a minimum of two broadcasts of the race is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the national television show will be Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs. The race will also air internationally to over 100 countries through an international distributor.

Jeep Wrangler MOJO Concept

Jeep Wrangler MOJO Concept

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Auburn Hills, Mich., April 1, 2014 – The Jeep and Mopar brands have once again joined forces to create a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari, taking place in Moab, Utah, April 12-20.