Thomasville, NC 7/26/2011 – Off-Road racing guru Jared Bolton has decided to bring something new to the off-road world, and it’s going to be interesting. “Each year we see tons of awards shows rewarding the best movies, music, and more. I think we could use something similar for off-road racing.” says Bolton. “That’s why I’ve decided to do the Off-Road Awesomeness Awards”

Unlike traditional awards banquets, there are currently no plans to hold a physical awards show. Instead a highlight video will be posted announcing all winners, and some more fun. There will be many awards given in several catagories including; Websites, Videos, Riders, Racing, Vendors and Miscellaneous. All of which will be nominated and voted on by the general public.

The “awesomeness” portion of the awards name was inspired by the fact that our sport of off-road racing is different, and nothing short of awesome. We all know how physically demanding the sport is and how much time and effort we all put it to this sport. While it’s often overlooked for the motocross scene, our sport has come a long way in the past few years and is constantly receiving more and more media coverage. These awards were created to showcase the best of the best in our sport, and do it in a fun way.

Sponsors are currently being sought after for the awards. Sponsorship of the awards will include logo placement on physical awards, advertising in awards video, plus advertising space elsewhere. If your business is interested in sponsorship of the awards, contact Jared Bolton at

Below is a preliminary list of all awards that will be given. Suggestions for other awards are accepted and nominations for each award will be accepted for the next 4 weeks and will close on August 24th, 2011. From there, nominees with most votes will be pared down and online polls will be created for each award. There will be a voting period which will end on September 13th, 2011. From there, votes will be totaled, the awards show will be produced and will be release at a date to be announced.

In a nutshell, get your nominations in and tell your friends! To nominate for an award, email and include the following
Or, if nominating multiples you may copy and paste from the list below.

List of awards and categories are as follows:

Best All Around Off-Road Website
Best Site Content
Best Site Design
Most Awesome Contributor
Fastest Breaking News
Most Informative
Most Entertaining – Funny, crazy, etc.
Most Awesome For Distracting From Work – The site you can kill the most time on and enjoy it.

Best Off-Road Videos – One person or team
Most Creative Videos – One person or team
Best Coverage – One person or team that covers the best
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Music Selection
Most Random Music Selection
Best Helmet Cam – Best helmet cam videos from one person
Most Awesome Individual Race Video
Most Awesome Individual Helmet Cam Video
Best Crash Caught On Film
Best Crash Caught On Helmet Cam

Rider of the Year
Best All Around
Best Extreme Rider
Most Awesome All Around
Best Goon Rider

Best National Series
Best Local Series
Best Venue
Best Track
Toughest Series
Toughest Event
Best Promotion

Best Rider Support
Best Off-Road Support
Best Gear
Best Graphics
Best Parts
Product Of The Year

True Awesomeness Award
Gnarliest Dude Ever
Gnarliest Chick Ever
True Badass Award
Best Crew

Ideas for other awards are currently being accepted.

This has the potential to be a great and fun highlight event each year but it will take participation from you, the riders, fans, and viewers to make it happen. Let’s help propel the off-road scene to a new level with this.

If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to help, contact Jared Bolton at