BLM-Logo-12-1-16WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management, which is responsible for overseeing 245 million acres of the nation’s public lands, has issued its final ‘Planning 2.0’ rule that will update how the agency plans for land management in the West.

The most significant change is the establishment of three additional public input periods early in the planning process to increase transparency and allow for more robust public involvement. Sportsmen and women are hopeful that these changes will increase public satisfaction in the land-use planning process and eventual management of public lands.

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

If you’re looking for a new ATV for your little dirt devil, Yamaha has some brand-new options available at its dealerships in the form of 2017 youth ATVs.

Just in time for the holiday season, Yamaha has a host of 2017 models that include the all-new YFZ50, which is aimed at ATV enthusiasts 6 years old and up, and new 2017 Raptor 90 model aimed at children 10 and up.

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– The UTV World Championship announced today that Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino has signed on as Official Host Hotel for the third annual Polaris RZR UTV World Championship taking place in Laughlin, Nevada April 13th – 15th, 2017. Racers, teams, fans and sponsors can book their rooms now using the discount code “UTVWC,” by calling (800) 227-3849.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio –The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are higher than the agency’s May proposal and will mandate more ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply chain despite a low demand for higher ethanol blends and an inadequate distribution and sales network, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

“We told the EPA in May that increasing the amount of ethanol in our fuel supply creates an untenable situation for the marketplace and raises the risk to motorcyclists and ATV owners,” said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president for government relations. “The agency ignored our comments and the concerns of millions of motorcyclists. So, now it is up to Congress to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

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BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren fought the grueling conditions of the 854-mile course to make history in claiming his third consecutive SCORE Baja 1000 overall win. MacCachren joined forces with Jason Voss, who also partnered with MacCachren for the 2014 SCORE Baja 100 win, to bolster a team that took the win by nearly 27 minutes. The win culminates a year of recognition of 40 years of SCORE Baja racing for BFGoodrich Tires and marks the company’s 28th overall Baja 1000 win and 87th win on the Baja peninsula.

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To celebrates its history and the new branding image that melds both its music business and its engine and performance side, Yamaha held a press conference last week to kickoff its huge display at the LA Auto Show. We were given a preview of its new advertising campaign (“One Yamaha”) and given a closer look at the many aspects of the company (did you know they build golf carts?).

2016 SCORE Baja 1000

Rob MacCachren earns his third straight victory at the SCORE Baja 1000. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com

The 49th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 completed this past weekend, with Rob MacCachren earning his third straight overall and Trophy Truck victory at the race. MacCachren partnered with Jason Voss to secure the victory on the 854.5-mile course that began and ended in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

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To help highlight the very diverse lineup of products produced by both Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, (YMUS) and Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA), the two brands partnered to show YMUS’s lineup of powersports products and vehicles along with YCA’s musical instruments to highlight one of “the most comprehensive and diverse displays of Yamaha products ever seen in one location” at this year’s 2016 LA Auto Show. The display is the visual representation of the brand’s new One Yamaha campaign.

Biggest Crashes
We expect to see major carnage on some of those crazy hill climbs down south or even out in the dunes where people are skying their side-by-sides. But no doubt that when it comes to the off-road environment it’s the little bumps that cause the biggest crashes. This guy was just staying on the gas and his machine was having no part of it.

First Time RZR Driver Feature
We’re not sure if it’s the roll cage or what, but for some reason first-time SXS drivers always seem to get a little in over their head.  They seem to be of the mindset that they can just press the gas and go wherever they want and the SXS will just respond.  This guy appears to be of that mindset. Check out the end result below: