Summer Schedule Heats Up for Off-Road EventsMay 25th, 2016 by David Beran
Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means the unofficial start of summer is, too. For off-roaders, adventurists and 4×4 lovers it’s a glorious time full of the promise of better weather for off-road excursions of their own and organized races and gatherings of like-minded wheelers.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the upcoming events over the next few months. If you haven’t made any of them destinations yet, now is a great time to start planning on attending.
SCORE Baja 500 June 1-5
The 48th annual edition of the iconic race starts and ends in Ensenada on the Baja California Peninsula. SCORE recently announced that 4 Wheel Parts was named as an official partner for the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Willys Jeep Rally June 3-4
The Midwest Willys Jeep Reunion, Inc. presents the 8th annual event in Hueston Woods at the lodge in College Corner, Ohio. 4WD is among the sponsors and activities include trail rides, presentations, a vendor swap meet, raffle and parade.
Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival June 10-12
Coopers Lake Campground is the site of the festival featuring Jeep competitions, Jeep Invasion, trail rides, historic travels tour and more.
4 Wheel Parts Grand Prix June 10-11
4 Wheel Parts will present its annual Ultra4 Grand Prix at the Glen Helen Raceway in California.
4 Wheel Parts Truck & Jeep Fest June 11-12
4 Wheel Parts will present the annual weekend event at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California.
Big Bear Forest Fest June 16-19
Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs annual non-profit fest features trail runs, a barbecue tri-tip dinner and over $50,000 in prizes. Funds raised go toward land use efforts that directly benefit off-roaders.
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series June 18-19
The Baja International Short Course at Estero Beach in Ensenada, Mexico is the site of rounds 7-8 of the series.
Ultra4 Racing June 24-25
Badlands Off Road Park in Attica, Indiana will host the second race of the 2016 ULTRA4 4Wheel Drive Hardware Eastern Regional Series with drivers competing for a $10,000 purse.
Lucas Oil 4 Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series July 8-10
Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is the site of this Jamboree.
4 Wheel Parts Truck & Jeep Fest July 9-10
North America’s largest traveling off-road exhibition rolls into Denver, Colorado all weekend long.
Omix-ADA Jeep Heritage Expo July 16
The inaugural edition of this open house event is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Suwanee, Georgia. The exclusive collection will be open to the public with over 30 classic and vintage Willys Jeeps on display, a Show-n-Shine and kids activities.
All Breeds Jeep Show July 16-17
The 21st annual edition happens at the York County Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania.
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series July 23-24
The Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA is the site of rounds 9-10 of the series.
All-4-Fun July 30 – August 6
This year is the 50th anniversary of the All-4-Fun mountain Jeep event presented by Colorado’s Mile-Hi Jeep Club.
Topless for TATAS August 12-14
The 8th annual charity event to raise awareness about breast cancer will be held at Rausch Creek Offroad Park in Tremont, Pennsylvania.
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series August 13-14
Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada is the site of rounds 11-12 of the series.
4 Wheel Parts Truck & Jeep Fest August 20-21
The final stop of North America’s largest traveling off-road exhibition in 2016 is at the Orlando Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
About the Author: David Beran
As a professional inkspiller living in Los Angeles, I’ve written in industries ranging from entertainment to employment to automotive. Terrain I cover includes off-road events and races, budget builds, custom mods, EVs and the latest innovations in aftermarket 4x4 parts. I’m always eager to learn about new trends in 4x4s and my motto is “go off-road or go home.” Google+ is the destination for my dispatches: https://plus.google.com/+DavidBeran/posts.