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By Louise Ann Noeth on September 13, 2016

Every desert racing organization has been adversely affected by land closures, or use restrictions through the years, prompting each to develop an internal “early warning system” to ensure it walks in-step with government and advocacy groups.

“We work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and environmentalists to make sure all events are environmentally sound,” said Casey Folks of Best in the Desert (BITD), Las Vegas, Nevada. “We need to take care of the land we use to ensure the future of this sport.”

Best in the Desert, like other desert racing organizations, understands that losing access to public lands would lead to the collapse of off-road racing in the US, taking with it racing parts suppliers and service...

By Dan Schechner on September 6, 2016

* Short Track Epicenter: The Dirt Track at Charlotte next month plays host to an all-new three-day extravaganza showcasing some of the best “weekly racers” from across the US, according to DIRTcar Racing officials, as some nine divisions will contest a purse in excess of $120,000 during the Thursday (October 20) to Saturday (October 22) World Short Track Championships. Suitably, it’s slated for the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, also at The Dirt Track.

“This massive event will make Charlotte the epicenter of dirt track racing in the United States and bring the best and brightest from around the country together for two incredible weeks,” noted Brian Carter, CEO of World Racing...

By Dan Schechner on August 29, 2016

“How much space do I get?”

This was the first question that crossed my mind after deciding to devote my September 2016 Editor’s Note to our special guest for this year’s Grand Opening Breakfast, the traditional kickoff event of the annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

Just in the past few years, the Breakfast has featured industry luminaries like the magnificent Richard Petty, the incomparable John Force, the legendary Snake and Mongoose (Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen), and the hard-charging Brad Keselowski. And each year we’ve been fortunate to showcase MAVTV’s Dave Despain as host of our own live AM wakeup program, “Good Morning, PRI.” Served up alongside a hearty, catered meal and the camaraderie of 3000 or so...

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By Andrea Brake on August 19, 2016

Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Attending this event is something that’s been on my list from the moment I entered the racing industry. Unfortunately, the last two I’ve tried to attend were canceled due to heavy rains and flooding.

But I decided to take the risk again this year and booked my ticket with fingers crossed. And you know what: Third time’s a charm! With binoculars, chair, sunglasses and sunscreen in tow I finally arrived in the land of the salt.

If you’ve never been, well, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before—truly fascinating to be surrounded by an endless white landscape, where the ground is so flat you can actually see the curvature of the Earth.

Over the years I have attended several...

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