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Invitation only extreme enduro competition draws top international motorcycle racers

January 4, 2012 (Lake Arrowhead, CA) – Hammerking Productions, owner and producer of the iconic King of the Hammers off-road race is pleased to announce the newest event in the weeklong series of extreme off-road competitions – King of the Motos.

After a groundswell of support from key motorcycle racing professionals, the 2012 edition will feature a demanding course combining high-speed Baja-style desert racing and extreme rock terrain that will rival Erzberg.  King of the Motos will host an invitation only field of twenty top riders from the enduro, desert racing and trials world.   Read More→

e1325538366 Darren Skilton Finishes One Second Behind Nasser Al Attiyah On First Stage of Dakar RallyDakar Rally has typically started with WRC-style gravel roads since moving to South America, but this year the ASO course designers headed straight for the coastal dunes at Necochea for a 57 kilometer special stage to start the 2012 rally.  Darren Skilton finished just one second behind 2010 champion Nasser Al-Attiyah and 9:51 behind the lead car when the times were tallied.  “To be honest the size of the dunes took me by surprise,” Skilton admitted.  “Skyler (Gambrell- Skilton’s navigator) and I just aired down the General Grabbers and had no problems staying on top of the sand.”  Then with the long liaison Skilton aired the Grabbers back up and made his way to Santa Rosa de la Pampa in comfort. Read More→

350-plus Exhibitors, Amazing Expo-only Deals, Racing Demos, Freestyle Motocross, ATV Test Rides and More

lucas 150x117 2011 LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD EXPO ROLLS INTO POMONA FAIRPLEX BIGGER THAN EVER 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. Read More→

Outdoor exhibitor space sold out despite additional 30,000 sq ft. of expanded outdoor footprint for the 2011 event and Building 4 is near capacity

OffRoadExpo Lucas Oil Off Road Expo Powered by General Tire Experiencing Record Growth(INDIANAPOLIS)  The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire is pleased to announce increased exhibitor booth space demand in 2011. The 13th Annual event will use more outdoor space than ever before in addition to the indoor areas in Buildings 4, 5 & 6 when the event takes place at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, CA Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9.  Read More→

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Out of the Box, and into the Rocks

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Rock-crawling a bone stock Kawasaki Teryx in Moab, Utah

By Jeff Knoll

Jeff Knoll Steel Bender 199x300 Out of the Box, and into the RocksWhile most may not feel the need to tackle trails rated in a manner that scares away the average Jeep owner, when I was invited to join a group of dedicated UTV owners for a weeklong trip in Moab, I nearly jumped at the chance. One catch, I would be the only person in the group piloting a bone stock machine.

After over 10 years in the Rocksports Industry as co-founder of the Ultra4 Series and King of the Hammers, I felt it was possible the group wanted the rock crawler to have one hand tied behind his back. I will openly admit, I was a bit concerned about my ability to pilot a stock machine on trails I have driven a fully built buggy on in the past. Names like Steel Bender, Cliff Hanger, Green Day, and Helldorado may seem nearly impassable by name, but the scenic beauty that surrounds the town of Moab is best seen from some of the more ominous sounding trails. Read More→

Tuesday March 22, 2011

2011 03 DelAlbright 300x199 Mild to Wild Fundraiser Trail Ride To Benefit Blue Ribbon Coalition RENO, NV    MARCH 18, 2011: The “Mild to Wild” Fundraiser Trail Ride for 4 wheel drive vehicles will take place on Tuesday March 22, 2011 with all proceeds going towards the Blue Ribbon Coalition and their dedication to keeping our land open for use and protecting responsible recreational access.

Join Vendors and Industry leaders for a day of fun. “Mild to Wild” Fundraiser Trail Registration is $35 per vehicle, which also includes two event tickets to the Reno Off-Road Motorsports Expo, payable by check or cash at the Convention Center meeting place prior to leaving. Everyone will start on the same trail and then separate where “Mild meets Wild”.  Following the finish of the trail ride, participants will meet in Virginia City for a social gathering.  Please register immediately athttp://www.lockettshows.com/offroad-expo_trailrides.htm. Read More→

2011 02 AllYallCrawl 300x231 BaerTrax Off Road Shop of Dallas Texas is hosting the 2011 All Ya’ll Crawl at Katemcy Rocks near Mason Texas on May 14th and 15th. This should be an exciting event to attend with all the activities planned. As you have read on the flyer, there will not be an event fee. You will be able to wheel during this event for the normal park fee and still enjoy the entertainment that BaerTrax Off-Road Shop of Dallas Texas is providing… This event is about good people getting together for some good wheeling and good times!!! Read More→

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2011 01 SouthwestCrawlfest1 300x199 Southwest Crawlfest Raised Money for Land Use at 3 day Jeep EventSAINT GEORGE, UT     JANUARY 25, 2011    ECT Offroad Southwest Crawlfest presented by Poison Spyder had nearly 300 vehicles on the Sand Hollow OHV Recreation Trails participating in a clean-up and raffle for Land-Use.  “We had another great turn out this year,” explained Steve Crabtree, Event Chairman. “It was a perfect weekend for wheeling and it was fun to have everyone here enjoying the trails and helping support keeping the land open so we can continue to have events like these.” Read More→

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Four Large Consumer Shows Under One Roof

Friday, January 21st, 2011

March 25-27, 2011 at Reno Sparks Convention Center

Reno Off-Road Motorsports Expo ~ Reno Outdoor Expo ~ Home Show ~ Pet Show

2010 11 RenoMotorsportsOff RoadExpo 300x150 Four Large Consumer Shows Under One RoofRENO, NV    JANUARY 21, 2011:  Independently successful Reno consumer shows including the Reno Motorsports Off-Road Expo, Outdoor Expo, Home Show and Pet Show will have multiple activities for the whole family including Dr Lori’s antique appraisals, Trails Motorcycle riders, and a Pug Parade among others.  The shows are combining under one roof in 2011 filling over 200,000sqft of the Reno Sparks, Nevada Convention Center.  The show will run for three days March 25, 26 and 27, 2011 with daily and combined rate tickets between $6-$14.  “We are very excited to have all of the shows at one time this year,” said event producer Al Lockett.  “There will be something for everyone in the family to look at and enjoy as well as a full weekend of giveaways and entertainment.” Read More→

2011 Superlift ORV Park Schedule

Friday, January 21st, 2011

2011 Superlift ORV Park Events Schedule

Off-roading in Hot Springs began in the late 1970′s with people ‘wheeling on a multitude of timber company logging roads, and utility company right-of-ways. Over the years this “unofficial trail system” grew into an impressive array of trails. It was great while it lasted… in 1999 the landowners closed access to the area and put the property up for sale.

In 2001, a group of off-road businessmen, enthusiasts and conservationists purchased the acreage with the intent of developing the nation’s premiere off-roading destination, while preserving the land’s natural beauty.

The Park includes the majority of the original trail system, and new trails and obstacles with varying degrees of difficulty are continuously being built on every terrain type imaginable — hill climbs (both “finesse” and “horsepower required” types), mud pits, rock gardens, water crossings, you name it. All trails are mapped and posted with difficulty ratings for the various vehicle types, so you always know your location, and what to expect terrain-wise. Read More→

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Applications Due by Tuesday Feb. 8th  - OPEN to PUBLIC

EVENT: Wednesday Feb. 9th 6pm, Main Stage Hammer Town.

HOSTED by Del Albright, BlueRibbon Coalition Ambassador; Cal4 EA Coordinator; Access Army Grand Poobah

5 teams will be selected to participate.  4×4’s and Side-x-Side (UTV) rigs. Any team of up to four (4) folks can compete.  It’s all for fun and a little fame, with a cool trophy from Raceline Wheels for the winning team.  Also, several businesses have stepped up to provide swag, goodies, and freebies to participants and the audience. Read More→

SouthWestCrawlFest TrailRide1 300x224 Southwest Crawlfest has Thirteen Trail Rides and $45,000 in Raffle PrizesSAINT GEORGE, UT     JANUARY 6, 2011  ECT Offroad Southwest Crawlfest presented by Poison Spyder, is a three-day full size 4×4 gathering, trail ride and clean-up benefitting multiple Land-Use Organizations January 14-16, 2011. Saturday night the $45,000 Land Use Raffle will take the main stage, and over multiple days thirteen Rockaholics Anonymous and The Rock Crew supported and trail-led outings will cover all abilities and difficulty ratings to explore the beautiful red rock Sand Hollow OHV Recreation Area.

“We think it is very important to help keep our land open, participate in clean-ups and enjoy each others company in the process,” said Steve Crabtree, Event Chairman, who has worked to gather thousands of dollars worth of products for the raffle.  Saturday Nights raffle Grand Prize is a Front and Rear Axle featuring a Heavy Duty Currie Rear Housing and Nitro 4:88 gears that was donated by ECT Offroad, Nitro Gear and Auburn Gear. Poison Spyder will giveaway a complete YJ Armor package which includes a Bumper, Tube Fenders, Ricochet Rockers, and Crusher Corners.  Many other products will line the stage including WARN Winches, Lockers from Yukon Gear & Axle, TeraFlex Swaybar Disconnect Kits, Bushwacker Fenders, Fire Extinguisher Holders from Crown Automotive and thousands of dollars in Gift Certificates including $500 towards a set of Mickey Thompson Tires.  All proceeds from the raffle go directly to benefitting Blue Ribbon Coalition, Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association, United Four Wheel Drive Association, Canaan Mountain Legal Defense Fund, RR4W Mud Fund, Tread Lightly, and Utah Shared Access Alliance. Read More→

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