Rugged Rocks Develops 270 Amp Alternator for Nissan Trucks and SUVs in Conjunction with DC Power Engineering

Rugged Rocks and DC Power Engineering have designed a series of 270 amp alternators for the 4.0L V6 Xterra, Frontier and Pathfinder and the 5.6L Armada, Titan and Pathfinder.

“Rugged Rocks launched the DC Power Engineering 180 amp alternators a few years ago, and they have been very well received,” said Founder and President of Rugged Rocks Steven Lutz. “For some people, 180 amps just isn’t enough. These alternators will allow off-roaders to utilize more high-powered accessories, such as lights and winches.”

The upgraded models will produce a maximum of 270 amps within the normal RPM driving range and 200 amps at idle. The units are durable enough to operate even when submerged under water.

The alternators are available for a variety of model years from 2005-2017. Check the specifications on the website for your particular model.

The range of 270 amp alternators are available for purchase at $629.95 exclusively through RuggedRocksOffroad.com. Upgrading the charging system cabling is required with use of this high output alternator.

Rugged Rocks, LLC was established in 2006 by Steven Lutz. More information about the products available can be viewed at RuggedRocksOffroad.com.

Iconic filmmaker Bruce Brown has passed away– Father of ‘Dust 2 Glory’ filmmaker Dana Brown

ENSENADA, Mexico—SCORE International wishes to acknowledge the passing of iconic documentary filmmaker/director Bruce Brown, the father of ‘Dust 2 Glory’ filmmaker Dana Brown.

The family has said that Bruce Brown, 80, was born on Dec. 1, 1937 in San Francisco and passed away in his sleep Sunday (Dec. 10, 2017) in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The elder Brown introduced the world to surfing through a number of legendary films including ‘Endless Summer’ in 1966. Brown also filmed ‘Endless Summer II’ with his son Dana Brown in 1994.

     “All of us in the SCORE family recognize and acknowledge the life of Bruce Brown and know that his contributions to the film industry will continue to live on through his son Dana” commented Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President.

“We send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the entire Brown family and will long remember him and his contributions to two sports we hold so dear”.

Bruce Brown also introduced the world to motorcycle desert racing with his Academy Award nominated ‘On Any Sunday’ in 1971. This film co-produced by Steve McQueen, showcased motorcycle racing star Malcolm Smith.

Bruce Brown went beyond surfing a few times with films about motorcycle racing. Following On Any Sunday (1971), which is still held in high regard as one of the best motorcycle documentaries of all time, he produced On Any Sunday II (1981), Baja 1000 Classic(1991), and On Any Sunday: Revisited’ (2000). Bruce Brown was inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame in 2009.

Bruce Brown was also an active consultant on all of Dana Brown’s films including ‘Dust to Glory’‘Dust 2 Glory’ and ‘Step into Liquid’‘Dust 2 Glory’ is an action sports documentary showcasing the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship held annually in Baja California, Mexico.

Award nominees announced for 2017 AMA Championship Banquet

Voting for AMA Racers of the Year is open to AMA members
The American Motorcyclist Association recognized its greatest champions and hardest-working organizers from the 2016 season on Jan. 21 during the AMA Championship Banquet at the Hilton Downtown Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. More than 500 racers and supporters watched as the AMA presented awards to the top three finishers in national and regional competition, and announced the winners of the prestigious AMA Racer of the Year Awards. Photo by Jeff Guciardo/AMA

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the nominees for the 2017 AMA Championship Banquet awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that excelled in AMA-sanctioned competition and recreational activity in 2017.

“The AMA Championship Banquet is one of the most prestigious events in motorcycle racing and riding,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “The racers and organizers honored at this event come from a variety of motorcycle, ATV, competition and recreational backgrounds and are among the country’s best. We look forward to spotlighting their hard work each year.”

AMA members help choose the winners of selected categories, including the coveted AMA Athlete of the Year award.

Visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/raceroftheyear to cast your votes for the 2017 AMA racing awards. Voting ends Dec. 15.

The special award winners will be announced at the 2017 AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Hilton Downtown Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.

Among those recognized at the banquet are top clubs and promoters in both competition and recreational riding categories.

Class champions from national and regional motorcycle and ATV championships will be honored with AMA National No. 1 plates at the banquet, while second- and third-place finishers also receive awards.

The AMA Championship Banquet — which includes dinner, door prizes and refreshments — spotlights hundreds of top racers from across the country in disciplines ranging from dirt track to motocross to woods racing, and everything in between, from 2017 competition.

Recreational organizers will be recognized in road-riding and off-road categories. And awards will be presented to the AMA Club of the Year and to the media.

To reserve your space at the event, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/events/ama-championship-banquet. Tickets are $75 each. AMA Life Members receive a $10 discount and children 4 years old and younger are free.

Special room rates are also available for those attending the banquet at Hilton Downtown Columbus. Call (614) 384-8600 or use group code AMA18 online. Visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/events/ama-championship-banquet to learn more.

2017 AMA Racing Award Nominees:

AMA Athlete of the Year: National Championship Series
Billy Janniro – Champion, AMA Speedway National Championship Series
Steward Baylor – Champion, AMA National Enduro Championship Series
Gary Sutherlin – Champion, AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series
Gavin Faith – Champion, Arenacross National Championship Series
Kailub Russell – Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series
Pat Smage – Champion, AMA/NATC MotoTrials National Championship Series
Cody Webb – Champion, AMA Endurocross National Championship Series; Champion, AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro Grand Championship

AMA Athlete of the Year: Grand Championships
Hunter Brooks – AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award Winner, AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship
Joseph Blasius – AMA Road Race Horizon Award Winner, AMA Road Race Grand Championship
Bodee O’Neil – AMA Hillclimb Racer of the Year, AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship
Quinn Wentzel – AMA Vintage Off-Road Grand Champion, AMA Vintage Grand Championship
Justin Cooper – AMA Motocross Horizon Award Winner, AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

AMA ATV Athlete of the Year
Walker Fowler – Overall ATV Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series
Colt Brinkerhoff – Pro ATV Champion, AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series
Noah Mickelson – Pro-Sport Champion, AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series

AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year
Pete Desantis – 60+ Vintage Open, 1980s Vintage 250cc, 1970s Vintage 360cc Champion, AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series
Mike Brown – Junior 25+ Champion, Senior 40+ Champion, AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Brian Storrie – Multi-time FIM ISDE U.S. Team member
Destry Abbott – Vet Champion, AMA Endurocross National Championship Series
Jeffrey Odell – Senior 40+ A Class Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

AMA Youth Racer of the Year
Ty Masterpool – Supermini 1 (12-15) Champion, Supermini 2 (13-16) Champion, AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Mason Matthies – Big Wheel 150cc Champion, AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series; Big Wheel 112cc 2t/150cc 4t Champion, AMA West Hare Scramble Championship Series
Zach Davidson – Supermini Senior (14-15) Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series
Sebastian Palmese – 250 Youth Champion, AMA Speedway National Championship
Tyler Scott – 65cc Modified (7-11), 85cc DTX (7-11) and 85cc Modified (7-11) Champion, AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship

AMA Female Racer of the Year
Tayla Jones – WXC Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series; Women’s Pro Overall Champion, AMA Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship Series; Women’s Elite Champion, AMA National Enduro Championship Series
Kayla Yaakov – AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year, AMA Road Race Grand Championship
Tayler Allred – Girls (11-16) Champion, AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Kacy Martinez – Women 85cc-Open A Champion, AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series

2017 AMA Organizer Award Nominees:

AMA Motocross Organizer of the Year
2x Promotions – Porterville, Calif.
Victory Sports – Blountville, Tenn.
Ohio Motocross Association – New Philadelphia, Ohio

AMA Off-Road Organizer of the Year
Racer Productions Inc. – Morgantown, W.Va.
National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) – Lansing, Mich.
North American Trials Council – Mesa, Ariz.

AMA Track Racing Organizer of the Year
Supermoto West – Saratoga, Calif.
Belleville Enduro Team – Belleville, Ill.
WERA Motorcycle Roadracing Inc. – Canton, Ga.

AMA ATV Organizer of the Year
Iowa ATV Hare Scramble Series (IATVHSS) – Carlisle, Iowa
Western New York Off-Road Association (WYNOA) – Newfield, N.Y.
ATV Promoters Group – Morgantown, W.Va.

AMA Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year
Greater Akron M/C – Akron, Ohio
Southern California Motorcycling Association – Norwalk, Calif.
York Motorcycle Club – York, Pa.

AMA Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year
Lake County Off Road Conservation Inc. – Mentor, Ohio
Family Riders MTC – Charleston, S.C.
Penguins Motorcycle Club at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, Calif.

AMA Club of the Year
Christian Motorcyclists Association – Hatfield, Ark.
Square Deal Riders M/C – Binghamton, N.Y.
Hi-Winders – Millville, Minn.

AMA Media Award
Brian J. Nelson – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Adventure Motorcycle Magazine (ADVmoto) – Chantilly, Va.
Racer TV – Morgantown, W.Va.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

Tickets on sale for January Mexico Premiere in select Cinepolis theaters for Dust 2 Glory Motorsports Action Documentary

 18-month project features exclusive interviews, dramatic cinematography, inspiring landscape, amazing views of incredible race vehicles, panoramic spotlight on the iconic SCORE Baja 1000 

    ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Shot entirely in Baja California, Mexico, tickets are now on sale for the premiere in Mexico of Dana Brown’s long-awaited ‘Dust 2 Glory,’ the dynamic motorsports action documentary that was over 18 months in the making. Nearly 30 select Cinepolis theaters in Mexico will be showing the movie during the window of January 16-18. Some theaters will show it multiple times, others over all three days and some just once.

‘Dust 2 Glory’ was produced by BCII in association with SCORE International, the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, and Dana Brown Films. BCII’s Bud Brutsman is executive producer.

Filmed entirely in Mexico’s mysterious Baja California peninsula, ‘Dust 2 Glory’ has chronicled each of the four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship as well as the 2015 SCORE Baja 1000.

EVENT TICKETS

The dates – January 16, 17 and 18 – will vary by theater/city.  Some theaters will show it just once during one of these days, some may show it once on two or three of the days, and some may show it multiple times per day.  The website link below shows available days/times by theater.

Like the U.S. premiere, tickets may be purchased in advance on this website. Space available, tickets may be purchased on-site at the individual theaters on the day/time of show.

The website site to identify cities and locations where the documentary will air in Mexico is http://www.cinepolis.com/contenidos-alternativos/pelicula/dust-2-glory.

The version that will be shown in Mexico will be the same released in the United States on Wednesday and will have Spanish sub-titles on the screen.

D2G IN BAJA

Filmed entirely in Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, ‘Dust 2 Glory’ has chronicled each of the four races in the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship as well as the 2015 SCORE Baja 1000. In addition to both the 2015 and 2016 SCORE Baja 1000 races, footage for the film also came from the other 2016 SCORE Baja races—the 30th SCORE San Felipe 250, the 48th SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada and the Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge.

The documentary captures the spirit of SCORE Baja racing through many of the courageous competitors all on the colorful backdrop of Mexico’s magnificent, majestic Baja California peninsula.

BAJA LOCATIONS

Among the Cinepolis locations in Baja California, Mexico that will be showing ‘Dust 2 Glory’ are in Tijuana, Tecate, Mexicali, Rosarito Beach, Ensenada, La Paz and San Jose del Cabo. Some cities will have two theaters showing the film.

MAINLAND MEXICO

Among the Cinepolis locations in Mainland Mexico that will be showing ‘Dust 2 Glory’ are in Acapulco, Cancun, Cuidad Juarez, Durango, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Leon, Matomoros, Mexico City, Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo. Some cities will have two locations showing the film and Mexico City will have three—two in the central part of the metropolis and one in the southern part.

SCORE COMMENTS

“SCORE is extremely enthusiastic regarding the release of this epic production chronicling the daring exploits of the courageous competitors amidst the background of Mexico’s stirring Baja California peninsula,” commented Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/president who himself is a former overall winner of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. “It is especially gratifying that SCORE will be able to have these unique, special premieres in Mexico, the home of the SCORE World Desert Championship.”

‘Dust 2 Glory’ tells the complete story of the SCORE World Desert Championship. Dana Brown and Bud Brutsman have weaved together a tantalizing tapestry of the intense racing, committed families, extraordinary race vehicles and the wonderful people of Baja.”

“The movie showcases what the SCORE World Desert Championship is all about, unlike any other form of racing in the world. Audiences will be stunned, exhilarated, literally left speechless and most of all–delightfully entertained.”

For more information regarding SCORE, visit the official website of the SCORE World Desert Championship at www.SCOREInternational.com.

Off Road Christmas Gift Ideas

Rugged Radios’ Stacked Helmet Bag

Any rider who wears a helmet needs this Helmet Bag! This Rugged Radios’ Stacked Helmet Bag will accommodate all standard size helmets in the top, padded compartment keeping the helmet safe and secure. Additional storage is provided with a large bottom pocket for a neck restraint, shields, communication equipment and accessories. Utilize the dual handles or the included shoulder strap for convenient carrying. Rugged construction makes this bag the ultimate helmet storage solution at an affordable price. Your rider will appreciate this gift under the tree this holiday season.

P.N. HELMET-BAG-XL

Retail: $65.00

www.ruggedradios.com

Neo Oil Gear Lube

Neo Oil 250 weight synthetic gear lube is a multi-purpose gear lube. Neo 250 gives the ultimate protection to meet the high demands of severe loads, temperatures and speeds. The off road enthusiast in your life will appreciate Neo Oil synthetic gear lube under the tree. $69.99 per gallon.

www.neosyntheticoil.com

 

 

Fat Boy 4 Complete Exhaust System Yamaha ’09-’16 YFZ450R EFI

Outstanding throttle response and excellent midrange pull. DRI has designed this product to be the top ATV 4-Stroke exhaust on the market and the YFZ450R rider on your Christmas list will love to see this under the Christmas tree.

• Lifetime Warranty

• Retail Price $649.00

Duncan Racing International, Inc

10734 Kenney Street-Suite A, Santee, CA 92071

Toll Free Order Line 866-379-7223 Fax: 619-258-6309

www.duncanracing.com

Larry-Alert Keeps Your Toys Safe

Larry is on-the-go smart wireless security alert, sized to fit in your pocket, as portable as your cell phone. Once activated, it creates an invisible shield around your toys, tools, or equipment

when the shield is broken by a person or object, the alarm-mode is triggered. This will be a welcome addition under the Christmas tree and your off road friends and their toys will be glad to get this.

Visit www.larryalert.com for more information or to order one today.

WhipTech Multicolor LED whip

B&R Buggie suggests the  WhipTech Multicolor LED whip for your off road pal’s buggy, car, truck, quad or UTV. They come in 4′ or 6′ length. Easy installation and comes with a remote for you to select a solid color or a specific color sequence.  Retail is $114 for the the 4′ or $125 for the 6′.

Contact B&R Buggie to put this gift under your Christmas tree www.bandrbuggie.com

Put a Mini-Jeep Under your Christmas Tree


Available in six different colors Miller Off Road offers this Mini Jeep that features:

• Two-wheel drive

• Air-cooled 125cc motor

• 8″ Steel Wheels

• Front/Rear Disc Brakes

• 3 speeds with reverse

• CDI Ignition

Perfect for the little or big kid on your Christmas list this year. Regularly $2,799, on Christmas special for only $2,075.

Contact Miller Off Road  Products at 760-788-6557 days or 760-788-6558 eve/wknd

S&S Off Road Magazine Gift Subscription


The gift that gives all year long. Your friends and family will think of you every month when their S&S Off Road Magazine arrives in the mailbox. Visit www.ssorm.com to order gift subscriptions for all your friends and family.

 

 

 

 

AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship schedule announced for 2018

Riders compete to qualify for finals in Las Vegas 
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Amateur racers have their chance to qualify to compete in the 2018 AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship in Las Vegas on May 4-6, 2018, by competing in any of the 11 AMA amateur Arenacross racing events early in 2018.
The qualifying events will take place across 11 states, where the top finishers at each event earn points toward their chance to compete in the AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship in Las Vegas. The winner of each class at the final round in Las Vegas is awarded an AMA National No. 1 plate.

“Twenty-nine AMA National Championships will be up for grabs in Las Vegas,” AMA Motocross Manager Ricky Rickords said. “The riders who qualify for the event can consider themselves among the greatest amateur racers in the country. Each year, the bar is raised by the ability and talent of these racers and we are excited to see what they bring to the table in 2018.”

The first round of the 11 qualifying events is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2018 at the Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio.

Arenacross racing features some of the most skilled amateur racers competing across the country on man-made tracks inside well-known arenas.

To register for AMA Arenacross events, visit www.axregistration.com.

To learn more about AMA Arenacross racing, visit www.arenacross.com.

AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship Schedule:

Jan 6-7: Fairborn, Ohio: Nutter Center
Jan 13-14: Worcester, Mass.: DCU Center
Jan. 20-21: Wilkes Barre, Pa.: Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan. 27-28: Greensboro, N.C.: Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 10-11: Madison, Wis.: Alliant Energy Center
Feb. 17-18: Florence, S.C.: Florence Civic Center
March 17-18: Denver, Colo.: Denver Coliseum
March 24-25: Nampa, Idaho: Ford Idaho Center
April 7-8: Wichita, Kan.: Intrust Bank Arena
April 21-22: Portland, Ore.: Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 28-29: Reno, Nev.: Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
May 4-6: Las Vegas: Orleans Arena

Alumi Craft Racer Brock Heger Wins Everything At Pahrump 250

Alumi Craft Racer Brock Heger put an exclamation point on his 2017 season with a class 10 win at the Pahrump 250 race. The final race of the Best In The Desert series, it was Heger’s 4th win on the season and wrapped up both the class 10 points championship, and the rookie of the year title.

Alumi Craft Race Cars, Brock Heger, Class 1000, Bink Designs, Off Road Racing

Heger is only 17 years old, but has been racing short course since he was 6. Car owner Eric Dollente approached him at the beginning of the season to drive his Alumi Craft class 10 car in the desert. Blazing fast in the Alumi Craft right out of the box, Heger won his first four races in a row.

Alumi Craft, Brock Heger, Tensor Tire, Method Race Wheels, Bink Designs, BITD Class 1000 Champion

Heger’s first race in the car was in the SNORE series where he took his first win. His next time behind the wheel was at the Best In The Desert series, (BITD) season opener in Parker, Arizona. Again, Heger was the first to the checkered flag, making his record two for two. He would go on to remain undefeated for the first three races of the BITD season, but none of those wins were as sweet as his victory at the Mint 400.

Brock Heger, Mint 400, BITD Champion, Bink Designs

“Every race was a new experience for me,” said Heger, “People told me before the Mint that you can’t lose any time and still win. If I had any problems, I would be done. At mile 10 I got a flat tire and I just kept thinking that I had to prove everyone wrong. I drove flat out and came back to take the win.”

Alumi Craft Class 10, Tensor Tire, Brock Heger, Bink Designs,

With the points championship, and rookie of the year title at stake, Heger knew he had a big challenge ahead of him in Pahrump. The Pahrump 250 course starts off in extremely rocky terrain before reaching the desert valley. Making a huge loop around the Armargosa Valley before returning to Pahrump and the finish, the final miles of the race traverse even more of the worst rocky terrain. As racers get close to town, they still have to make it through the roughest section of the course.

Brock Heger, Alumi Craft Race Cars, Method Race Wheels, Class 1000 Champion, Best In The Desert, Bink Designs

“I didn’t get a chance to pre-run the Pahrump race but I knew it would be rocky, and dusty,” Heger continued, “I knew it would be a long race, but it would go by quickly. I was careful in the rocks off the start but picked up the pace around race mile 100. As the competition began to have issues, and flat tires, I conserved my Alumi Craft and made it to the finish for the win. At the beginning of the season I was really excited about racing Eric’s Alumi Craft car. It’s a great platform and with Jake Velasco doing the prep work, I knew it was up to me, and I was willing to give it my all. They do all the hard work, I get to do the easy stuff.”

Brock Heger, Alumi Craft Class 1000, Method Race Wheels, Jake Velasco Race Prep, Bink Designs, Tensor Tire, BITD

Brock Heger was able to step into an Alumi Craft class 10 car, and dominate in the Best In The Desert series. He did not have much desert racing experience, but was able to get comfortable, and start winning from day one. The performance provided by his meticulously crafted Alumi Craft car made him a contender in one of the most competitive classes in desert racing. Winning 4 races, and taking the championship was an incredible accomplishment. Doing it in his rookie season, and winning the Rookie of the Year title, puts Brock Heger on a whole other level. Whether you are competing in the desert, prerunning, or racing wheel to wheel on the track, Alumi Craft is committed to providing you with a competitive, safe and reliable vehicle that exceeds your expectations. If you demand the best, give Alumi Craft a call at 619-596-9841 or go to: http://alumicraft.info/ to find out more about our race products and services.

Photography By: Bink Designs

About Alumi Craft
Alumi Craft is the premier race car chassis manufacturer in the off road industry. Crafting cars from lengths of 4130 Chromoly tubing is our specialty. We offer a variety of vehicles to accommodate the professional off road racer to the recreational driver. Since 2004, Alumi Craft racers have earned countless wins, six prestigious Lucas Oil Challenge Cup champions and forty-two points championships; sixteen short course and twenty-six in the desert. Darryl Smith 4X, Gabriel Torres 3X, Darren Hardesty Jr. 3X, CJ Greaves 2X, Rob MacCachren 2X, Luke McMillin 2X, CJ Greaves 2X, Gunnar Peterson 2X, Matthew Owen 2X, Michael Meister, Chris Browning, Rafael Navarro IV, John Fitzgerald, Adam Ollerton, Aaron Ampudia, Roger Starkey Jr., Nathan Martino, Geoffrey Cooley, Mike Valentine, Andrew McClelland, Luke Johnson, Andrew Myers, Roger Starkey, Mitchell DeJong, Mike Porter, Randy Minnier, Cameron Steele, Matt Cullen, Chuck Cheek, Darren Hardesty, and owner John Cooley have all won championships behind the wheel of an Alumi Craft race car.

Visit // www.alumicraft.info

2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 – The Official 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 Video Recap!

 From contingency, tech inspection and the start in Ensenada; all the way to the finish and awards ceremony in San Jose del Cabo, follow the journey of “The Happiest Race On Earth!”. Enjoy the sights and sounds of 5 days of racing, over 1,000 miles of Baja’s ever changing terrain and thousands of smiles from racers and fans. Includes interviews with past SCORE International Founder Sal Fish, NORRA CEO Mike Pearlman, Baja racing legends, 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 racers, and complete commentary by NORRA’s Director of Operations Eliseo Garcia.

We at NORRA hope you enjoy reliving the experience of partaking in the 50th anniversary off off-road racing in Baja during the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000. If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend last year but are signed up for the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000, here’s much of what you have to look forward to. Not registered yet? Better get a move on!

2017 NORRA MEXICAN 1000 FULL VIDEO RECAP! 
A Cactus Films Production
2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA MEXICAN 1000 – EVENT DETAILS
Want To Get A Head Start?
Login to your existing NORRA account, or create a new NORRA account at 
www.norra.com/member/member_home.php. Have picture images (.jpg, .bmp, or .png) of your Driver’s License, Passport and Health Insurance Card ready to upload to your profile. Have your race radio frequency handy as well as your emergency contact phone numbers. Determine what category your vehicle should be competing in (refer to 2018 rules at www.norra.com/rules_current.php). Update and complete the ‘My Profile’ and ‘My Vehicle’ sections of your account. Once, pre-registration opens, it should be as easy as selecting your vehicle and choosing your preference of payment option. Upon completion of registration you will receive a confirmation email and see your entry online.
Profile/Vehicle Entry Details:In order for your Team/Vehicle to be highlighted for this year’s event – complete all information about your entry and submit photos when registering. (See details below.)  Incomplete information and/or lack of photos may result in your registration not being shown nor listed in association with the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.

• Vehicle Number
• Vehicle Name
• Vehicle Model/Manufacturer (Supply Picture(s)*
• Team Name
• Engine, Trans, Fuel Specs
• Brief History of Vehicle
• Driver Of Record Name, From, About (Supply Picture)*
• Co-Driver(s) Name, From, About (Supply Picture(s)*
• Special Thanks – Sponsors, Family, Etc.*PHOTOS:  Photos should be cleared with any outside photographer before submitting! (NORRA is not to be held responsible for unlicensed photos) Please submit 1-3 digital photos of your vehicle in .JPG or .PNG formats. Photos should clearly show vehicle being entered. Along with photo for Driver and Co-Driver(s). File size should be around 800 pixels wide (or larger) and at least 72 dpi (or higher). In doubt? Submit the highest file size possible that is able to be sent via email. Photos will be used in your drivers profile on the NORRA.com website as well as for entry stingers posted on Facebook and Instagram as shown below – 

Need A Place To Stay Along The Way?
For registered teams that need help securing accommodations, BajaVoyager, a leader in desert race support and personalized concierge services throughout Baja, has been chosen as the exclusive provider for accommodations for the 2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 race. This is the fourth consecutive year that BajaVoyager has played an important role in logistical support for the event. Since 1989, BajaVoyager has been coordinating and organizing travel, events, and accommodations for tourists and off-road racers. Make sure you make your reservations as soon as possible. More information can be found at www.bajavoyager.com.

2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA MEXICAN 1000

Friday April 20th
Ensenada
(Welcome Fiesta / Pre-registration / Tech)

Saturday April 21st
Ensenada 

(Registration / Tech / Drivers Meeting)

Sunday April 22nd
Ensenada ~ San Felipe

Monday April 23rd
San Felipe ~ Guerrero Negro (Moto)
San Felipe ~ Bahia de los Angeles (4-Wheel)

Tuesday April 24th
Guerrero Negro/Bahia de los Angeles ~ Loreto

Wednesday April 25th
Loreto ~ La Paz

Thursday April 26th
La Paz ~ San Jose del Cabo
(2018 YOKOHAMA NORRA Mexican 1000 Finish!!!)

Friday April 27th *NEW!*
San Jose del Cabo 

(Awards Ceremony)

Can-Am Maverick X3 racer Phil Blurton Captures Best In the Desert UTV Production Turbo Class Championship

Can-Am Maverick X3 racer Phil Blurton Captures Best In the Desert UTV Production Turbo Class Championship

Francois-Charles Dumas, Simon Belzile, Beau Judge, Phil Blurton, Phil Blurton Sr., and Jeff Leclerc all celebrate the 2017 Best In the Desert UTV Pro Production Turbo class championship won by Blurton in his Can-Am / No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle.  © Can-Am
  • Blurton Secures First BITD title for Can-Am

  • Third Championship of 2017 for Maverick X3 Turbo R Vehicle

Valcourt, Québec, Dec. 4, 2017 – Phil Blurton piloted his Can-Am / No Limit RD Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Pro Production Turbo class championship this past weekend at the Best In The Desert Pahrump Nugget 250 in Nevada. It was the first BITD championship for both Blurton and factory Can-Am and the third major championship won by a racer of a Maverick X3 Turbo R vehicle in 2017.

“This was a historic and game-changing championship for both Can-Am and for driver Phil Blurton,” stated Jeff Leclerc, Team Leader, Can-Am race department. “Not only did he accomplish the difficult task of earning the coveted BITD UTV title in his rookie season, but he also earned Can-Am its first ever Best In The Desert championship. We have established great momentum this year with our Can-Am Maverick X3 platform, having won at least three off-road championships, and don’t plan to lift our foot off the pedal.”

With a solid fourth-place finish at the Pahrump Nugget 250, Blurton and co-pilot Beau Judge, secured the 2017 BITD UTV Pro Production championship with their No. 944 No Limit RD-prepped Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R vehicle. Blurton, who earlier this season posted back-to-back wins at the prestigious UTV World Championship and the Vegas-to-Reno rounds, carried a 16-point advantage heading into the final round of the season. The team’s top-five finishing time of 05:03:33.408 gave them a nice 7-point cushion after the final round and their first BITD championship.

Phil Blurton, and co-pilot Beau Judge, won the 2017 BITD UTV Pro Production Turbo class title with their 172hp 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle. © Can-Am

“It was an exciting season of racing for us, winning the 2017 BITD UTV Production Turbo class championship,” said Blurton. “This is a team win. Thank you to Can-Am for backing our racing efforts and providing the support to make this happen. We are proud to take home this win for the Can-Am X Team. And we have to thank our other sponsors who were dedicated to keeping our No Limit RD / Can-Am X3 car competitive all season.”

Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R racers also won The Off-Road Championship (TORC) UTV Turbo Class championship (Kyle Chaney), the SCORE International Pro UTV Forced Induction title (Marc Burnett). For more information about Can-Am off-road products, the family of championship-winning Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles and the Can-Am racing program, visit the website here: https://can-am.brp.com/off-road/

 

About BRP

BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of CA$4.2 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 8,700 people worldwide.

American Motorcyclist Association announces new AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships

2018 to feature four state championship events 
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — New for 2018, the American Motorcyclist Association will sanction four AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships in the states of Texas, Michigan, California and Pennsylvania and will recognize the overall winner of each event as an AMA state champion.

“We are excited to finally share this big, new addition to the AMA racing calendar,” AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said. “This has been in the works for a few years now and came together as a result of the hard work of many clubs who will be hosting these extreme events. My hope is that the top amateurs lined up at these races will eventually become some of the best professional extreme off-road racers in the world!”

The top three overall finishers in each of the four AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships will have their entry fees waived and qualify to compete in Sunday’s racing at the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro, an AMA Grand Championship, scheduled for Aug. 18-19 in Sequatchie, Tenn.

The top ten overall finishers at AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships–that are not pre-selected for the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro–will qualify to be placed in one of the top ten rows for Saturday’s racing at the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro.

In 2017, the AMA introduced extreme off-road racing into the AMA rulebook and recognizes it as a form of racing that includes obstacles that take a high level of technical skill to navigate.

Courses are made up of a minimum of 50 percent natural, off-road terrain and may include manmade obstacles, as well. Extreme off-road features Le Man’s starts, timed sections, GPS navigation and course changes, among other things.

From agonizing hill climbs to endless rock fields and log crossings, extreme off-road tests a rider’s skill and the machine’s capabilities over some of the most challenging terrain that venues have to offer.

For more information on the AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro and AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Extreme-Off-Road.

RevLimiter Extreme Enduro
Jan. 13-14: Decatur, Texas: Rocky Ridge Ranch: Hosted by MotoKolors Racing

Mad Moose Hard Enduro
June 18: Marquette, Mich.: Hosted by UP Sandstormers MC

Last Dog Standing
June 9: Devore, Calif.: Glen Helen Raceway: Hosted by Prairie Dogs MC

Tough Like RORR
June 30-July 1: Tamaqua, Pa.: Hosted by Reading Off-Road Riders

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.