4x Focus…

News from the 4×4 world you may have missed while you were busy having a life.

Events:

4x4Cross is at the Sparta Fairgrounds Mud Bog tonight in Sparta, NC.
The action starts at 5 pm!

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will be under the lights at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California, with the Canidae Off Road Nationals.

SEMA is less than 90 days away. Just sayin’.

Giveaways:

Team 4 Wheel Parts is running a giveaway for a Slimlite Driving Kit by KC HiLites. You must be a Facebook fan to enter and contest ends August 31, 2011.

Whether or not you’re a fan of teh facetubes, you can enter their 50th Anniversary Jeep Giveaway.

To celebrate the launch of their new communication website Rugged Radios is offering FREE shipping on all online domestic orders, plus 20% off on select items. Hat tip to the folks at UTV Weekly.

BFG is running a competition, via Facebook, to determine who gets each of 4 seats in their Baja Challenge car for this year’s Baja 1000. The competitors are Team BFGoodrich sponsored drivers, but maybe we should leave the driving to the pros anyway… ?

Ballistic Fabrication is running an online discount only good for their Twitter followers. Use promo code “twitter” when placing your order and receive a special discount!

Land Access:

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is accepting applications for their OHV Access Initiative G.R.A.N.T.s (“Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails”). Clubs, associations and agencies are encouraged to apply for one of these GRANTs to help fund projects like trail development, maintenance, mapping and signage and safety education. “Each quarter, Yamaha will accept applications from organizations such as non-profit or tax exempt OHV riding clubs, national forests and associations and national, state, local government agencies and associations.”

The Tread Lightly! Stewardship Grant Program cycle deadline is fast approaching on August 18, 2011. “You must be a Tread Lightly! member club or Three-Year Individual Member to apply.