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Monday, November 15, 2010

BULLETIN! OSHKOSH Corporation Official Entry Into 2010 BAJA 1000


Oshkosh Corporation Puts Concept Vehicle to the Test in the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

Oshkosh Extreme Racing Team Takes New Technologies Off-Road in Historical Race





OSHKOSH, Wis., Nov 15, 2010 (Baja Racing News.com)-- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today its first participation in the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race Nov. 18-20 in Mexico. The Oshkosh Extreme Racing team will run its Light Concept Vehicles (LCV) through the rugged 1,061-mile desert course from Ensenada to La Paz.

Oshkosh engineers have designed the LCV to incorporate the company's latest advancements in off-road suspension and diesel-electric powertrain performance. The Oshkosh Extreme Racing team will be racing two vehicles in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 as part of its rigorous testing protocol.


"Oshkosh engineers are dedicated to producing the most advanced vehicle technologies for a variety of highly-specialized industries," said Chris Yakes, Oshkosh Corporation vice president of Advanced Products Engineering and Oshkosh Extreme Racing team member. "In pursuit of next-generation technologies for future fleets, we've been testing our concept vehicles in remote locations in the United States, and we are now competing in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 - our most intense challenge to date. We are excited about this opportunity."


The LCV includes the next-generation of TAK-4® independent suspension systems. The new system expands on the Oshkosh patented TAK-4 suspension by increasing off-road mobility, improving vehicle maneuverability and providing a smoother ride. The Oshkosh ProPulse®diesel-electric powertrain design delivers improved fuel economy and can export significant levels of electrical power.

"Oshkosh got its start as a developer of severe-duty four-wheel drive trucks, so it is only fitting that it competes its latest concept vehicle in the most extreme off-road race - the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000," said Sal Fish, SCORE International's president and CEO, which has sanctioned and produced the event since 1975. "We've created a new class for the Oshkosh Extreme Racing Team based on their vehicle's unique capabilities, weight and dimensions, and look forward to seeing it perform."

The two Oshkosh Extreme Racing vehicles, numbered M1 and M2 for the race, will be driven by members of California Gold Racing (CGR), led by legendary race mogul Glenn Harris. As a member of the Oshkosh Extreme Racing team, CGR will also provide logistics support, while Oshkosh engineers will manage the pit crews and technical support for the race.

"We're looking forward to the race and its inherent ability to push our team and the vehicle technologies we've developed," Yakes said. "We expect to learn a lot from this event and will apply those learnings to our ongoing research and development efforts."

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About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline(TM), SMIT(TM), CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

SOURCE: Oshkosh Corporation

NEW SCORE RULES ADDED ON 10-5-2010:

CLASS M-TRUCK:

NEW CLASS FOR 2010 TECATE SCORE BAJA 1000

STOCK PRODUCTION - Medium Utility
Minimum wheelbase 125 inches
Maximum track width 102 inches
Minimum weight 12000 pounds
Must have a GVW of 18,000 pounds Minimum

DEFINITION - Vehicles built from a 2 or 4-wheel drive utility vehicle. Vehicle must be marketed utility vehicle. All vehicles in this class must comply with FMVSS and have an OEM VIN attached.

COMPETITION REGULATIONS - Manufacturer’s body, engine, transmission, differentials, and chassis combinations must be retained. This class is a open production class and all components are not restricted unless noted below.

NOTE: The CR abbreviations listed under this class (I.E. CR1 HELMETS) refer to cross reference listings in the front of this book. These cross-referenced listings are part of the class rules. Where a conflict occurs between the cross-referenced listing and a rule contained under this class, the rule contained under this class has precedence.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
CR1 HELMETS
CR2 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
CR3 EYE PROTECTION and DENTURES
CR4 FIRST AID KIT
CR5 EMERGENCY SIGNALING DEVICES
CR6 HORNS
CR7 REFLECTORS
CR8 FIRE SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT
CR9 SURVIVAL SUPPLIES

SUSPENSION COMPONENTS:
Maximum track width is one hundred and two inches(102").
Minimum wheelbase is one hundred twenty five inches(125").
All measurements taken at ride height at centerline of axles.
CR10 SHOCK ABSORBERS and BUMP STOPS
CR11 SECONDARY SUSPENSION
CR12 WHEELS and TIRES
CR13 FASTENERS

STEERING AND BRAKE COMPONENTS:
CR14 STEERING
CR15 BRAKES
Vehicle braking must comply with FMVSS 571.105.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:
CR16 IGNITION
CR17 BATTERIES
CR18 LIGHTS
CR19 STARTERS

FUEL SYSTEM:
CR20 FUEL
CR21 FUEL TANKS
Safety fuel cells are required.
CR22 FUEL FILLER LINES, VENTS, and CAPS

ENGINE, TRANSMISSIONS and DRIVELINES:
CR23 ENGINE and ENGINE DISPLACEMENT
CR24 ENGINE REPLACEMENT
CR25 TRANSMISSION
CR26 THROTTLES
CR27 EXHAUST
CR28 DRIVE SHAFTS
CR29 FLYWHEEL SHIELDS
CR30 FLUID COOLERS
CR31 AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
CR32 SUPERCHARGERS and TURBOCHARGERS

VEHICLE SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
CR33 ROLL CAGES - See additional cage notes for vehicles exceeding 8000 pounds. Cage requirements including structure, materials, design, and mounting methods may vary from standard cage rules. All cages for this class must be approved by SCORE before being constructed.
CR34 SAFETY HARNESS
CR35 SAFETY NETS
CR36 SEATING

GENERAL VEHICLE COMPONENTS:
CR37 DRIVER'S COMPARTMENT
CR38 DOORS and LATCHES
CR39 FIREWALLS
CR40 BALLAST
CR41 WEIGHT - Vehicle must weigh 12,000 pounds minimum. Minimum GVW 18,000 pounds.
CR42 FLOORBOARDS
CR43 BUMPERS and HAZARDOUS PROTRUSIONS
CR44 MIRRORS
CR45 SKID PLATES
CR46 STORAGE
CR47 FENDERS
CR48 CHASSIS and BODIES
CR49 HOSES
CR50 IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS
CR51 ADVERTISING on VEHICLES
CR52 RADIO EQUIPMENT
CR53 WORKMANSHIP


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