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Best In The Desert, the world’s largest off-road desert racing organization, announced that more than 200 race teams have already signed up for the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It, running May 4-8, 2016.  With just days remaining to sign up for the race, Casey Folks, director of Best In The Desert said, “We now have 30 Trick Trucks, 14 Class 1500 unlimited cars, 15 class 1000s and 26 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks registered to race. The UTV classes combined have 54 entries.” Casey continued to say, “This Inaugural Laughlin race will be one for the record books. Interest is high in competing in this special racecourse.  The racecourse will feature several miles of new desert terrain that has never before been utilized in a Laughlin racing event. From the “Parade of Champions” on Wednesday, May 4, thru the final heat race on Sunday May 8, the action and excitement will never slow down. If you are part of the off-road racing nation, you don’t want to miss out being a part in this new chapter of desert racing history.

DON’T MISS THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
Starting Wednesday, May 4th, around 4 pm we will kick off the event with a Parade of Champions! Some very awesome race vehicles will be parading down Casino Blvd. Then at the end of the Parade, the Method Race Wheels World Championship Pit Stop Challenge will take place at the Golden Nugget front parking area. We invite you to come to this exciting race weekend in May. The weather will be perfect, and the town is a great place to help us celebrate a new race! Come to Laughlin early to participate in all of the early race festivities!

Soldiers Pass outside Sedona, Arizona. Photo: JeepTrailInfo.com

Soldiers Pass outside Sedona, Arizona. Photo: JeepTrailInfo.com

Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note regarding public input on Soldiers Pass Near Sedona, Arizona. See below for more information.

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is asking for public comments as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate revising management of motorized use on the Soldiers Pass Road near Sedona, Arizona.

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– TORC: The Off-Road Championship brings the hard-hitting action of short-course truck racing to Dallas/Fort Worth for two rounds of exciting championship action at Texas Motor Speedway May 27-28.

The TORC series is set to open its 2016 season on the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with a doubleheader race weekend. The best drivers on dirt will battle under the lights, powering their 900 horsepower trucks through high-flying jumps and searing sweepers.

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– Brian Deegan extended his streak of consecutive podiums this season to four in a row after rounds 3 and 4 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, CA. Deegan loves coming to his home track in Lake Elsinore, and his performance showed it. Deegan’s NOS Energy Drink / Mickey Thompson Tires / Ford Raptor was fast right out of the box; he qualified third for Saturday’s round 3. After the inversion, Deegan would start on row 2 right behind Rob Mac.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The BlueRibbon Coalition recently announced it was contacted by some its members regarding rumors that a land transfer bill, H.R. 2733, might include portions of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Moon Rocks in the Hungry Valley OHV Area near Reno, Nevada. BLM members were reportedly concerned with the bill and its possible inclusion of this area, which would result in the closure of the area.

BlueRibbon Coalition contacted both the BLM and Congressional Representatives to ascertain if, in fact, there were any impacts to legal OHV recreation at Hungry Valley, Moon Rocks, an area well known for catering to a variety of off-road vehicles, including dirt bikes, ATVs, trucks, SUVs and Jeeps.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SPEED Energy and Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS today announced the inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge at the legendary Mike’s Sky Ranch in Baja California, Mexico. In honor of 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s Sky Ranch, SST has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two-, three- or four-wheeled varieties – to compete in this challenging hill climb competition.

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Riverside, CA
– RJ Anderson headed into rounds 3 & 4 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore, CA this past weekend tested and ready to compete. The RJ37 team entered the weekend prepared for anything with a goal of finishing on the podium in both rounds. Despite the usual race weekend challenges, the team met their goal taking home a 2nd & 3rd place finish, making a statement that RJ has the speed, the truck and the team to make a run for the 2016 Pro 2 championship.

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Robby Gordon was fastest on day four of the Mexican 1000.

(San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California): The final stages of the NORRA Mexican 1000 were not merely a formality. Plenty of challenging terrain was in store for competitors as they made their way down the coast from La Paz to the finish in San Jose Del Cabo. Some pulled under the NORRA banner at the finish with hardly a scratch. Others limped in, dirty, broken and barely running. Most notable in its absence was the #72 Trophy Truck of Robert Acer. Acer’s V-drive gave out during the first special stage, leaving him miles from the finish line. Rear engine trucks have the back end of the engine pointing forward. The V-drive redirects the drive shaft back to the rear axle. Without it, the truck doesn’t move. The NORRA Mexican 1000 is the happiest race on earth but it’s also an extremely challenging test of endurance.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition is calling attention to the BLM seeking public input regarding the Little Rockies Travel Management Plan in Montana. See more details below.

The Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office is seeking public input about the Little Rockies Travel Management Plan. The BLM is looking for input on motorized vehicle, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile and non-motorized transportation uses on public lands in the Little Rockies Travel Management Planning Area of Phillips County. The 30-day scoping period began on April 5, 2016, and will end May 4, 2016.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — With a major spotlight on the upcoming 48th annual SCORE Baja 500, Volume 2, No. 4 of the SCORE Journal is now live on the SCORE website.

The digital magazine, which has seen audited totals of unique viewers for SCORE Journal that reaches over 1.7 million in unique viewers per issue with an average engagement time of 51 minutes, is a major element in the continuing media expansion that SCORE has implemented. The revamped SCORE website has reached 3.5 million monthly unique viewers.