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Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree Coming to Sparks July 14-19 – Join Us In Northern Nevada for The Next Generation of 4WD Events

This OHV event has nightlife! We start off the week with an OHV Access Summit, and finish with 500 horsepower insanity on a custom built race course at the Wild West Motorsports Park. Enjoy the nearly unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities that Northern Nevada has to offer during this week long festival dedicated to motorized recreation. UTV’s, Jeeps, Rockbuggies, Toyota pickups and more are invited to experience Northern Nevada. Read More→

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New Off Road Event Comes To Northern Nevada

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Silver State 4-Wheel and Off-Road Jamboree to be held July 14-19, 2014 at the Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada October 15th, 2013

102 New Off Road Event Comes To Northern Nevada Jeff Knoll shocked the off-road industry in March, 2011 when heannounced he would be stepping away from the King of the Hammers (KOH), Ultra4 racing, and Hammerking Productions, Inc. Now the largest off-road race in the United States, KOH changed the landscape of Rocksports during the Great Recession, attracting 30,000 fans and participants to the desert of Johnson Valley, California. Read More→

New Northern Nevada Off Road Event in 2014

Carrera Performance Group 220x85 New Off Road Event to be Announced at Off Road ExpoOctober 1st, 2013 – Jeff Knoll shocked the off road industry in March, 2011 when he announced he would be stepping away from the King of the Hammers (KOH), Ultra4 racing, and Hammerking Productions, Inc. Now the largest off road race in the United States KOH changed the landscape of Rocksports during the Great Recession, attracting 30,000 fans and participants to the desert of Johnson Valley, California. Read More→

save the hammers.org  220x71 NO GRAIN OF SAND! BILL INTRODUCED INTO CONGRESS THAT WILL ESTABLISH JOHNSON VALLEY AS NATIONAL OHV AREA.Today marks an historic day for the OHV community.

The attached bill is the language that will be noticed this morning with the Natural Resources Committee for a hearing next Friday. The intent of the bill is to protect all of Johnson Valley for recreational use, particularly off-highway vehicles, and provide the Marine Corps with narrow training opportunities per the approval of BLM (it specifically excludes the use dud-producing ordinance). There is no intent to close down any uses currently going on inside Johnson Valley (including mining claims). There is a strong desire to keep this bill focused on preserving Johnson Valley.

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ORBA BOARD INVADES MOAB

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


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The Off Road Business Association help its first open Board of Directors meeting in many years at the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah. Timed during the Industry show the event was well attended by industry leaders. While not open to the general public, the meeting was broadcast over the public address system so that all in attendance could listen in. Topics included the Johnson Valley OHV Fight with news of official support from Congressman Cook announced after a mid day phone conversation with ORBA President Fred Wiley. Wiley reported that Congressman Cook would be exploring the Alternative 4 Hybrid  proposed by the Save The Hammers effort within the California Motorized Recreation Council. Read More→


IMG 5519 150x150 ORBA FIGHTING TO KEEP TRAILS OPEN NEAR MOAB, UTAH

ORBA is working with a number of local and national organizations to protect motorized recreation in southern Utah.  President Obama is under pressure to designate 1.4 million acres of land in Utah as a National Monument.  The area surrounds Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah and is referred to as “Greater Canyonlands.”  There is no widespread local or Congressional support for the designation, which could threaten to close off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and shared access. Read More→

After nearly 18 months of hard-fought litigation, EcoLogic Partners, Inc. (“EcoLogic”) has prevailed in its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuit against the California Department of Parks and Recreation (“State Parks”) over the closure of recreational vehicle routes in Truckhaven (also known as the “Freeman Property”).  On October 16, 2012, Judge Jeffrey Jones of the Imperial County Superior Court issued his final Judgment in the action, finding that State Parks violated CEQA when it approved a “boundary signage and fencing” project without first analyzing whether and to what extent the project would have adverse impacts on natural and recreational resources.  As a result of the Court’s ruling, State Parks’ decision to approve the boundary signage and fencing project has been set aside. Read More→

Lovell builds and repairs race rigs with Torchmate table on his way to championships in TORC Pro-Light and Ultra-4 Pro

82 Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems Powers Brad Lovell to Dual Off Road Championships

PHOTOS BY THOM KINGSTON

RENO, NEV. – The days leading up to his TORC Pro-Light Championship race in Lancaster, Calif. on Sept. 29, Brad Lovell was where he can usually be found before each short-course race – stationed at his Torchmate 4X4 CNC machine, fabricating race components to ready his Pro-Light rig for the off-road battle of its life.

The season of hard work in the garage paid off in the biggest week of Brad Lovell’s racing career, when, fresh off of being crowned Ultra-4 Pro champion, he backed it up with his first-ever TORC Pro-Light series championship at the Lancaster racetrack. Read More→

ORBA is reviewing the FEIS and working with the California Motorized Recreation Council, and Ecologic Partners on comments.

save the hammers.org  220x71 Johnson Valley OHV Area Final Environmental Impact Statement has been released.The Long awaited Johnson Valley OHV area Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was released last Friday in Washington, D.C.

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The nearly 1200 page document will be reviewed by ORBA legal council at Ecologic Partners over the next few weeks and comments submitted. In addition, ORBA is working with the Livingston Group in Washington, D.C. through its CMRC relationship to lobby Congress to stop the expansion. We have successfully educated bipartisan Congressional membership in both the House and the Senate on this tremendous loss of OHV recreational opportunity.  To date, ORBA has invested over $70,000 into the approximately $300,000 effort to save Johnson Valley. Read More→

45 RJ Anderson partners with SXSPerformance.com for remainder of 2012 WORCS seriesRJ Anderson of Walker Evans Racing, one of the hottest upcoming stars of Lucas Short Course Off Road Racing and SXSPerformance.com will partner for the remainder of the 2012 WORCS series, as Anderson chases a championship in his Polaris RZRXP UTV.

Coming off a win in Round 5 of the WORCS series at Racetown 395, and a podium at Lake Havasu, Anderson hopes to continue his momentum in the Production 1000 class. “It’s a great opportunity for our new company to partner with a family that is iconic in the sport of off road racing” Said Mike Lasher of SXSPerformance.com. The marriage is the continuation of a relationship Lasher and Anderson’s father have had since 2006 in which Lasher wore the driver’s suit as a sponsored driver of Walker Evans Racing in the Best in the Desert series. As Lasher has grown into the role of off-road business owner he realizes the value in motorsports marketing and finding an up and coming driver. “It’s a pleasure for me to now be on the other end of the sport and support great young talent” Lasher closed with. Read More→

43 Torchmate Racing helps keep Moab beautifulFollowing the 2005 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah Jeff Knoll and his family read an article in the Moab newspaper about an environmentalists named Sara Melnicoff who was cleaning up the amazing mess left by off roaders who chose to party at Potato Salad hill.  Knoll and family presented a challenge to keep the area clean the following year which the online 4 wheeling community has spun into a yearly cleanup and proactive approach to management of the area during safari. Read More→

April 18, 2012 – Washington, DC –  The California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC), an umbrella group of the eight largest OHV access groups in California, has agreed to contract terms with the Livingston Group, LLC in Washington, DC to help stave off the expansion of the 29 Palms Marine Base. The move comes on the heels of the expected April 27th, 2012 release of a Final Environmental Impact Study (FEIS) by the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps wishes to annex approximately 160,000 acres of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle area, which is the largest open OHV area in the United States and contributes over $70 million dollars into the economy of the surrounding High Desert communities annually. Read More→