Off-Road-Expo-Logo-10-2-12POMONA, Calif. – The 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 5 through Sunday, October 6, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, Toyota off-road test drives, racing demos from the King of the Hammers and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and more. This year’s expo features more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors, showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories.

Off-road manufacturer representatives will be on-site to demonstrate and educate attendees on all the latest vehicles and accessories. In addition to the line-up of trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails, rock crawlers, parts and accessories on display, the expo will come to life with exciting features and entertainment including:

Can-Am-Maverick-Win-3-19-13Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am X-Team member and Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side racer James Hill won the UTV Unlimited class at round one of the 2013 DIRT series at Lake Elsinore in Southern California.

“We’re thrilled to have Can-Am X-Team racer James Hill start off the season with a DIRT series victory in the Can-Am Maverick 1000R,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “His UTV Unlimited class win further proves that the Maverick side-by-side vehicle is not only designed to excel at racing, but it’s also a versatile and legitimate threat to win, no matter the series and terrain.”

Helena, MT — Join motorcycling legends Malcolm Smith, JN Roberts and 13-time Baja 1000 champ, Larry Roeseler for the ride of a lifetime September 13-16, 2012 in celebrating the extraordinary life of Edison Dye, the father of American Motocross in exclusive setting of JN’s 1,400 acre ranch near Helena, Montana.  The event is limited to the first 30 riders, and the proceeds go to a truly worthy cause, the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation, (www.MalcolmSmithMotorsportsFoundation.org). Once again Racing For Life (http://www.racingforlife.org) has organized this epic event to raise $30,000 to support the education of the children at the El Oasis Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, have revealed the recipient of a brand new Honda CRF150R in association with the demographic survey from Turnkey Sports & Entertainment. While the newly-crowned champions of American Motocross celebrated their respective titles at Pala Raceway, Ohio National Guard Technician Chris Johnson, was also rejoicing, after being informed one of the best selling models from Honda would soon be arriving on his doorstep.

Beginning in June, the administrative partners of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship introduced a demographic survey, hosted by Turnkey, through the respective Facebook pages of American Motocross and Alli Sports, in addition to the official series website at AlliSports.com. Hundreds of fans throughout the country participated, and by doing so, were entered into a drawing to receive the new 2012 Honda CRF150R. Just before the festivities at the season-ending Traxxas Pala National, a winner was selected at random.

“American Honda is happy to have had the opportunity to team up with MX Sports Pro Racing, and the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, for this giveaway,” said American Honda Public Relations Manager Bill Savino. “Mr. Johnson will be riding a new 2012 CRF150R, the best-selling youth bike in its class.”

Johnson, an avid racer in his own right, was notified while competing at the Aces Appalachian Championship Enduro Series. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive one of the finest motorcycles in the industry at no cost is something he will never forget, as it will allow him to continue to share his passion with his son.

“I am so excited,” exclaimed Johnson. “My son and I race dirt bikes together, so this new Honda will be a great addition to our collection, and the amount of time we spend together.”

MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports would like to thank all the participants in the Turnkey survey. The true commitment of American Motocross fans to the most prestigious dirt-bike racing series on the planet is unmatched, and the motocross community’s involvement is integral in assisting with the continued growth of the sport.

For more information on the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please log on to www.allisports.com/motocross.

For media information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact Media Manager Brandon Short via email at media@mxsportsproracing.com or by phone at 949-365-5750.

POMONA, CALIF. (September 7, 2011) – The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, ATV test rides, freestyle motocross action, movie premieres, RC Racing and more. This year’s expo is bigger than ever with more exhibitors showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories from more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors.

Off-road manufacturer representatives will be on-site to demonstrate and educate attendees on all the latest vehicles and accessories. In addition to the line-up of trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails, rock crawlers, parts and accessories on display, the expo will come to life with exciting entertainment features including:

  • Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Exhibition Course – Title sponsor Lucas Oil revs up this year’s expo with the high-powered, high-jumping race trucks from the Pro 4 Unlimited and Pro 2 Unlimited classes performing on closed-circuit courses simultaneously. Professional drivers will demonstrate the capabilities of these amazing 800-plus horsepower V8-powered machines.
  • Yamaha ATV & UTV Test Rides – This year’s expo is home to free Yamaha ATV and UTV test rides all weekend on the demo course. This closed-circuit obstacle course will test the endurance and agility of these all-terrain vehicles and give drivers a real-world off-road experience. Whether you are an avid ATV/UTV enthusiast or just getting into the sport, experts will be on hand to provide all the necessary equipment and instruction needed to experience riding in a fun environment.
  • Freestyle Motocross Action – Freestyle motocross legends will provide gravity-defying aerial action in special performances throughout the weekend.
  • NEW! Overland Adventure Travel Pavilion – For the first time, a special expo area will be dedicated to everything adventure travel related – products, equipment, accessories, travel planning companies and more.
  • Professional Freestyle Motocross Riders and Off-Road Racers will be on hand signing autographs and greeting fans including Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Brian Deegan signing autographs in the Maxxis display, King of Hammers champion and rock racing/rock crawling star Shannon Campbell and many more.
  • Losi Professional RC Racing Professional drivers will take scale models of real life vehicles through all the turns on a specially built RC racing dirt track. Be there as Losi unveils a brand new product you won’t want to miss!
  • Movie Premieres In Dirt Theatre – for the first year, a screening area dubbed “Dirt Theatre” will showcase some of the best independent off-road films from talented off-road filmmakers. Attendees will witness insane off-road racing action from trophy trucks, to rally cars, to bikes — everything on dirt. Founded by Martelli Brothers and produced by Mad Media, the 2011 General Tire Mint 400 (extended version) and Dezert People 9 are among the movies that will get your heart pumping. Movies will play throughout the weekend allowing attendees to sit, relax and enjoy the action.

§  Lucas Oil MAV TV Live – Lucas Oil MAV TV will broadcast live at the expo from a MAV TV studio located on the main stage all weekend. Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing’s premiere commentators will interview drivers, celebrities and industry leaders, and present the latest, must-have off-road products. Big screens positioned throughout the expo will showcase all the action and offer valuable prize giveaways each hour.

  • Miss Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Bikini Contest – On the main stage, beautiful bikini-clad women will compete for the cash prize, tiara and “Miss Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo” title.
  • 2011 Team Challenge – Hosted by BlueRibbon Coalition, this unusual, one-of-a-kind challenge to find the best prepared trail rig is making its first stop ever at the expo. Set to take place on Sunday, October 9, at 11 a.m., teams will be challenged with locating and racing key items to judges to demonstrate readiness for any situation on the trail. Teams will have a chance to win prizes while raising funds to help support land use and keep trails open.

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo has named BlueRibbon Coalition as the official charity for the 2011 event. BlueRibbon Coalition is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting responsible recreational access to public lands and waters. Whether you recreate on a mountain bike, snowmobile, motorcycle, personal watercraft, ATV, four-wheel drive, horse, or your hiking boots, the coalition is committed to keeping land open for recreational use.

“We are pleased to have BlueRibbon Coalition as our official charity for 2011,” said Family Events President Mike Moore, the company that produces Off Road Expo. “Their dedication to preserving trails for all types of recreational usage is important to the entire off-road community so to assist in the fundraising efforts, one dollar from each 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo ticket purchased at www.offroadexpo.com with discount code BRC2011, will be donated to the BlueRibbon Coalition. In addition, any online ticket buyer will have the opportunity to make further donations to the coalition at the completion of the ticket purchase process for any amount they choose.”

The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will take place Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held at the Pomona Fairplex, located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, Calif. Tickets purchased on-site will be $12 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) and free for children under six. A Family Four Pack is available for $20 and includes admission for two adults, and two children (available online only). For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.offroadexpo.com. Follow Off-Road Expo at www.facebook.com/OffRoadExpo and at www.twitter.com/OffRoadExpo.

Morgantown, W. Va. (September 6, 2011) – The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series returns to racing this weekend, September 10 and 11, after a short summer break in the schedule. Unadilla Valley Sports Center will play host to round 10 of the series; a pivotal point in the 13-round tour as championships begin to take form and every point makes a difference.

An intense battle is unfolding for the XC1 bike championship between two of this year’s most dominant riders, FMF Makita Suzuki’s Josh Strang and FMF KTM’s Charlie Mullins. After seven rounds of action, only fourteen points separate the two front-runners and each rider will be looking for a clutch win at Unadilla this weekend.

New York native Nathan Kanney will also be competing in his home state for a podium position amongst some of the fastest riders in off-road racing. Kanney currently sits fourth in the point standings, finishing as high as second place in the XC1 class this year.

In the XC2 division, Steward Baylor Jr. holds a 31-point lead over F.A.R Husqvarna’s Jason Thomas after seven rounds of racing. Andrew DeLong and Jesse Robinson currently sit only one point apart for the third position, and just eleven points away from the second spot of Jason Thomas.

In addition to a panel of youth classes available on both the ATV and bike schedule, the Unadilla GNCC also offers “Pee Wee” classes to kids ages (4-6). This event is uniquely co-sanctioned with the Western New York Offroad Association (WNYOA), featuring several young racers from the Western New York area who are competing for points in their local series in addition to earning points at a national GNCC event.

ATVs will compete throughout the day on Saturday, September 10, with 50cc youth classes beginning at 2 p.m., and dirt bikes will race all day Sunday, September 11. Local riders are invited to race the event as well, as GNCC racing offers classes for riders of all skill and experience levels. The amateur racer entry fee is $40 and riders can sign up at the track.

Spectator passes run $15 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On both Saturday and Sunday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., beginner riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m.

For more information and directions to the event, please visit http://www.gnccracing.com..

With the 2011 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno off-road race starting tomorrow morning, race teams were making final preparations with their crew and pit team for “the longest off-road race in the United States.”


Race teams also ran their vehicles through tech and contingency today, having BITD officials double-check that their vehicles are to spec. As of this afternoon, BITD told Off-Road.com that 292 drivers were registered for the race, up from the 270 racers announced earlier in the week. There could be over 300 once all the final registrations are in.


Yesterday, Class 1400 and 1500 vehicles qualified for starting positions by posting the fastest qualifying lap near this year’s Mint 400 course outside of Vegas. Kyle Conlon posted the fastest time ahead of Ray Griffith by a few hundredths of a second. For more on yesterday’s top qualifiers, check out the Top 30 racers here on Off-Road.com.

Dirt bikes and ATVs will leave the start line near Beatty, Nevada, at about 5:45 a.m., with cars and trucks leaving at about 9:30 a.m. Check back with Off-Road.com for more on the BITD Vegas to Reno race.

Helena, MT — Join motorcycling legends Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts for the ride of a lifetime August 24-29, 2011 and help celebrate their 70th birthday in the exclusive setting of JN’s backyard. Set on JN Roberts’ 1,400-acre ranch in Montana, the event is limited to the first 30 riders, and the proceeds go to a truly worthy cause www.MalcolmSmithMotorsportsFoundation.org. Racing For Life (http://www.racingforlife.org) has organized this epic event to raise $30,000 to benefit the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation and the El Oasis Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.  This six day trip is open to anyone who loves to ride dirt bikes and would love to celebrate Malcolm’ and JN’s birthday with them.  Experience the thrill of a lifetime riding with JN Roberts and Malcolm Smith for several days in the Rocky Mountains.

This is the second annual “Rocky Mountain Road Trip” the event will be held at JN’s private ranch, located about 30 minutes from Helena, Montana. The ranch features nearly 20 miles of single-track riding through beautiful Rocky Mountain forest.  Like last year the riders will also join Malcolm and JN on the Saturday ride in the nearby Helena National Forest.  After three exhilarating days of riding with the two legends, the caravan will return to Southern California on Monday, August 29.

About the Fundraiser
Each rider will pay his or her own way, and will be asked to make a $1,000 donation directly to the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation. In return, riders receive a tax deduction receipt.  100% of the proceeds will go directly to the education fund for the Hogar de Ninos El Oasis Children’s Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.  The first student from the orphanage to graduate from college under Malcolm’ education program is Daniella Hernandez, 22.  She graduated this spring from Navojoa University earning her teaching credentials, with a minor in psychology.  Navajoa University is located in Navajoa, Sonora, Mexico.

About The Ride
JN Roberts and Malcolm Smith are two of the greatest ambassadors in the history off-road racing, beign the first motorcycle to cross the line in the Baja 1000 in 1967, countless desert races, numerous ISDE medals, international rallies and many more achievements too numerous to list. In addition to the single-track trails through woods and river crossings, JN also has a 2.5 mile motocross track. Although this is a working ranch, it is motorcycle friendly… Instead of opening gates, JN has fitted his ranch with ramps to jump over the cow fences. Joining in the festivities will be JN’s son, Jimmy Roberts and the El Oasis Orphanage Marketing Director, Daniel Ixcot.

For more information and to register for the ride contact Jim Filanc 951-966-3150 jim@racingforlife.org

Today, Kawasaki released information on its all-new 2012 off-road vehicles. Included in this group are Kawasaki’s dirt bikes the KX450F and KX250F, as well as its new Brute Force 750 4x4i ATV, which Off-Road.com has a chance to test earlier this year.

Check out Off-Road.com’s first ride on the 2012 Brute Force.

Kawasaki launched a page on its website today showcasing the new models with specs, pricing, videos and even a dealer location tool should you want to check one out first-hand. For more information on the new models, check out the new page on the Kawasaki website.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A formal Discussion Draft entitled, “Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA),” will be voted upon tomorrow by the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the Committee on Energy & Commerce, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

The AMA disapproves of the process in which this draft bill was scheduled for consideration, and urges off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts to contact their U.S. Representatives immediately to express their concern.

“The revised draft legislation was announced within 36 hours of the actual markup,” said Ed Moreland, AMA senior vice president of government relations. “While this is consistent with the committee rules for announcing meetings, the short notice gives us great concern because the public had very little time to vet the draft bill properly prior to its consideration tomorrow.”

According to the subcommittee, chaired by Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), the draft legislation would revise the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 and seeks to give the Consumer Product Safety Commission greater authority and flexibility to regulate based on risk.

“We are urging AMA members and all OHV riders to contact their member of Congress immediately and ask them to offer H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act of 2011, as an amendment to ECADA,” Moreland said.

To utilize AMA’s online alert tools to contact your Representative, click here.

The markup session begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 12, in Room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and votes will occur on amendments and the draft bill.

To view a copy of the Discussion Draft and subcommittee background memo, go to http://energycommerce.house.gov/news/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=8585.