Beer, Bulls and Burly Trucks are Coming to ERX Motor Park in Elk River this Summer

Elk River, Minn. January 16, 2019The sound of thundering hooves and the roar of horsepower are just a few of the highlights poised for ERX Motor Park in Elk River this summer. The 400-acre complex has become known as Minnesota’s motorsports mecca, but in recent years the venue has expanded its event roster beyond racing. For 2019, the facility is looking to host more than 30 events, highlighted by returning favorites and first-time experiences.

            Before we head into the warmer temperatures of summer, ERX will host its biggest winter event when ERX Eliminator returns Saturday, March 2. The head-to-head, double-elimination snocross racing format will feature more classes, the world’s best drivers, and a top prize of $10,000.

            Immediately following the Eliminator race, ERX will deliver perfectly groomed trail conditions for OEM Ride Day on March 3. The event gives enthusiasts a chance to demo ride the newest snowmobiles from all four manufacturers.

            With the winter season preparing to make an exit, ERX gives snowmobile fans one final celebration with the immensely popular Snow Oval race on March 21 (weather permitting). The end-of-season celebration features a full assortment of classes and a few new ones for an evening of family fun.

            Summer at ERX kicks off with the return of the Extreme 5K on May 18. The run zig-zags across the 400-acre facility and challenges participants with several unique obstacles with such names as Snow-Nami and Trench Warfare.

            Next up is Bulls and Barrels on June 1. Hosted by the Rice Bull Riding Company, the event features professional bull riding, barrel racing, a kid’s fun zone, and a free post-event concert.

            Once the heat of summer arrives, you’ll be able to quench your thirst when the IPA Beer Festival returns to ERX on June 29 with more brewers, greater food truck selection, and a bolstered line-up of entertainment. Tickets for this one go fast, so don’t procrastinate.

            The highlight of summer fun at ERX hits like a freight train when the ERX Off-Road National returns July 12 and 13. Featuring the world’s best short-course off-road truck drivers, the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League will unleash the fury of 900-horsepower trucks on what many deem is one of the best spectator tracks on the tour. The weekend event is packed with action and includes live entertainment and on-site camping.

            Sandwiched between these anchor events will be the homegrown Beater-X Series on Thursday nights and the return of the Off-Road Border Battle X-Country motorcycle hare scramble April 27-28. The summer Beater-X Series will feature 5 race nights throughout the summer with compact car, truck, side-by-side and ATV racing on a one-of-kind track.

            When the colors of fall arrive, the calendar stays busy with a pair of can’t miss charitable events. Up first is the return of the Get Busy LIVIN Music Festival which made its debut last year with Craig Morgan as the headliner and nothing but positive experiences from fans. Close on the heels of the LIVIN Festival is the return of the immensely popular Day of the Dozer event where kids receive a full-size sand box experience behind the controls of giant construction equipment. Proceeds from Day of the Dozer go to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, while the LIVIN Music Festival uses funds to help with depression and suicide prevention within the community.

            You can learn more details about all of the events as well as purchase advance tickets by visiting

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Future of the Sport Looks Bright as FXR and ERX Host Clinic for Up-and-Coming Snocross Riders

Elk River, Minn. January 4, 2019More than 40 youth snocross riders and over 15 of today’s most respected and fastest professional racers came together for the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota during the 2018 holiday break. The FXR clinic plays an instrumental role in the future of snowmobile racing and the sport in general as students learn how to become better racers on and off the track from their peers and heroes.

            This year marked the 10th anniversary of the clinic, and many of the coaches were former students of the program illustrating the event’s ongoing success. This year’s coaches included current national racers Kyle Pallin, Evan Daudt, Ryley Bester and Taven Woodie.

            “Another great clinic,” said FXR Marketing and Special Projects Manager Doug Rust. “FXR is blessed to be working with such great athletes who are willing to take time out of their schedules during the holidays to give back to this sport. It’s incredibly rewarding experience and we’re honored to be a part of it.”

            The FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic features a day dedicated to 120/200 riders and another for older riders on full-size snowmobiles. Participants are given one-on-one coaching to further refine their skills for different aspects of the track including cornering, jumps and starts. In addition, the coaches and other industry experts share tips and lessons on sportsmanship, promotion, and set-up during brief classroom sessions.

            “It (the clinic) was awesome,” said Shawn Peterson, who had two children participating. “We loved how many pro riders were there…they gave great coaching and it was very well organized.”

            The clinic also plays an important role ensuring the future vitality of the sport. A message echoed by ERX Motor Park co-owner Chris Carlson.

            “FXR gets it,” said Carlson. “They truly care about the future of this sport and its evident by the amount of time and resources they invest into events like this. Their vision and the passion of their riders is what makes the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic work.”

            FXR and ERX Motor Park would like to give special thanks to all of the coaches who volunteered their time during the clinic: Tausha Lange, Cierra Beckerleg, Taven Woodie, Kaden Woodie, Beau Tibbetts, Johan Lidman, Nisse Kjellström, Brittani Robinson, MaKenna Klieman, Taylor Cole, Andrew Lindholm, Andrew Carlson, Evan Daudt, Kyle Pallin, Dylan Jansen and Ryley Bester.

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



After years of dreaming, short course off-road fans across the country will finally see something they’ve been wanting to see for years: a showdown race between the west coast and midwest drivers of one of the world’s most exciting forms of motorsports. Today, it is with great pleasure that we at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, are proud to announce the first-ever short course unification race, which will pit the drivers of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series against the drivers of the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League. 

This event will take place at the, Lucas Oil Speedway, in Wheatland, MO, on the weekend of June 29-30, 2019, and will be a dual points race for the two series. “This is something we’ve been looking forward to: west versus midwest; it’s something we haven’t had in a long time,” says Lucas Oil Off Road Series Director Bill Smith.

Much like the annual Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race, some races in this event will feature a staggered start, with the drivers from the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League, whose rules are a bit more restrictive, getting a head start on those from the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Additionally, all drivers involved will be registered and tech inspected through the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series system, each according to their respective series’ rulebook.

When it comes to payout and points, the purse will be funded and paid through Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series funds, and will be based upon each driver’s overall finishing position. However, in an attempt to avoid causing any major points upsets, each driver will score points according to his or her finishing position relative to the other drivers in his or her series. For example, if a Midwest driver wins a race but the next Midwest finisher is fourth, that fourth place driver will score second place points in his or her series, and the second and third place overall finishers in the race will score first and second place points in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Furthermore, a great bonus for all competitors will be an extensive TV package, which will include airings on CBS, CBS Sports Network, and MAVTV- more details on this will be forthcoming. *Not all Classes will be shown on all networks. 

Lucas Oil Speedway will be a wonderful backdrop for this entire event. The track itself has a little bit of everything; from high-speed, high-flying sections, to lower speed, more technical areas, this one is a driver’s track, and that makes it a favorite amongst the drivers. For Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson, it’s the perfect place to host this first-of-its-kind event. “It’s really important to bridge the gap between the two series,” Robinson says, “to bring them together. It’s a clash of the titans, and having it here, at the best meeting point for both the west and midwest series, right here in America’s heartland, is a very proud and important moment for us.”

Not only is this track itself a very exciting one, but it also boasts many unique amenities that will make this a perfect summer family destination event. The track has recently finished up construction on new, permanent shades, which will now provide full coverage of the entire grandstand seating area. Off the track, the facility has on-site camping with both partial and full hookups, as well as some great ponds for fishing, and there’s also some great golfing to be had nearby. Saturday night will feature a race on the adjoining dirt track (after the off-road races), which those in attendance of the off-road event can also attend with the same ticket. While the dirt track race is going on, additional amenities like the Diamond Bar and the Track Treasures Gift Shop, as well as the Vendor Midway, will also be open, giving those in attendance even more to pore over. Moreover, both days will allow fans to test their own driving skills on the Slick Track, a go-kart track with both single and two-seat karts; at just $5 per race, it’s a great place for fans to race too. More details on this event will be available soon, including ticket pricing, so stay tuned to pick up the latest details.

The entire facility is beautiful, and the joining of these two series will make for an event that will certainly be a must-see, so start making your plans now to join us for this very exciting event next summer!

About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series:
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long-standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the midwest tradition of short course off-road racing infused with a west coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door-to-door action to challenging, fan-friendly tracks. Our events can be seen on CBS, CBS Sports Network, MAVTV, and Live all season long on LucasOilRacing.TV. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course! For more information, please visit, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter in our Newsletter Signup section of the home page.

Written by Scott Neth for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series



When it comes to extreme terrain, we wrote the book on it. From professional off-road truck racing, to snocross, monster trucks, and so much more, extreme is not only in our name, it’s who we are. With more than 400 acres of rolling terrain and thick woods at our disposal, our course building experts have developed an obstacle circuit that’s monstrous in scope, extreme in design and infused with a family fun atmosphere that our events are known for.

The ERX Extreme 5K will challenge and reward participants of all ages and skill levels. Featuring 16 obstacles, professional timing, a dedicated youth course, and an after-party.

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A twisted course featuring 16 obstacles, scores of extreme runners and walkers, and a team of volunteers cement ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping for return in 2019, Derrick Justin Earns Fastest Time

Elk River, Minn. May 30, 2018 – If there’s one thing ERX Motor Park in Elk River is not, is complacent. Always looking for events to add to the venue’s growing roster, this spring marked the introduction of the ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping; and based on the muddy smiles from the hundreds of participants who tackled the natural terrain course and its 16 obstacles, the event was an extreme success.

Obstacle challenged 5k and 10k events are certainly not new but leave it to the competitive staff at ERX to put their own signature twist to the concept. With a course weaving its way through the rolling terrain of the 400-acre park, participants faced a wide breadth of challenges along the way including obstacles such as Trench Warfare, Snow-Nami, and the Eliminator.

“It was a great first year event,” said Taylor Carlson, Marketing Manager for the facility. “Everyone loved the course, we had a great turnout, and many said they’d not only be back next year but were returning with friends.”

The top overall finisher with the quickest time was Derrick Justin, who complimented ERX staffers on not just the track, but how well the event was organized. Those same words were echoed by Aaron Zappa of Elk River, the first competitor to complete the course. “It was outstanding! Everything was well built for an inaugural year event…it was challenging…it couldn’t have been any better.”

The ERX Extreme 5K is just one of many events the venue has planned for the upcoming summer season. Forthcoming events include Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing, Monster Truck Madness, Lupulin Brewing IPA Invitational tasting event, and a fan favorite Day of the Dozer. In addition, the Beater X compact car, truck and side-by-side race series is back, and the summer will be highlighted by the ERX Off-Road National, presented by Polaris, a weekend of professional short-course off-road truck racing July 13 and 14.

ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping Top Finishers by Class:

17 and Under
Male: Gavin Hemmer
Female: Taven Woodie

Male: Charlie Revering
Female: Rebecca Grupp

Male: Derrick Justin (fastest finisher overall)
Female: Jamie Robeck

Male: Tony Braun
Female: April Omann

50 & Over
Male: James Robeck
Female: Pam Mcelhone



About ERX Motor Park
ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Home-state hero Nathan Ferderer took down over 20 of the Midwest’s heaviest-hitters to win the AA class at the first-ever Frostbuster Grand Prix. The opening round of the new Timbersled Border Battle XC series presented by Custom Outfitters, the Frostbuster lived up to its name with 22” of snow covering the eight mile hare scramble loop just 10 days prior to race day. 

Event staff worked feverishly to remove snow from the single track using snow blowers and shovels to clear miles of uphill and downhill trail. And while slick frost remained a concern, Mother Nature made good on her earlier transgressions, delivering sun and seventy degree temps the week of the race, leaving trails in near perfect condition.
For Ferderer, the win meant $1,000 in his pocket along with a 50 pound, handmade Sasquatch trophy and also marked another weekend in which the Checkpoint Off-Road/KTM rider kept his name in the spotlight, having already scored an ISDE qualifier win and national enduro podium this season. 

Drew Higgins slices a piece of chocolate cake that was in the deep freeze just one week ago.

Airgroup/Enduro Engineering/Husqvarna rider Drew Higgins made the trek north from Texas and grabbed the holeshot on the two hour race and proceeded to battle with Sterling, Illinois’ Cody Barnes at the front of the field in the early going. Higgins had a fall near the end of lap one setting up a race-long dual between Barnes and Ferderer.

“It was a fun day at the Frostbuster,” said Ferderer. With a record size AA line for D23, I was happy to start in 6th place. I made a few quick passes and by mid lap one I was third behind Cody Barnes and Drew Higgens. Drew tipped over near the end of lap one and we made our way through. I followed Cody until mid lap two when he made a mistake and went off-course. Once out front I was able to control the pace. Cody followed me closely as we worked our way through the many lapped riders. Cody passed me when I stopped for fuel, but I quickly passed him back when he tangled with a lapped rider. With three laps remaining I was then able to get a few lapped riders between us and pull away. I really enjoyed the soft soil conditions in the woods and the dust in the open didn’t bother me. Very happy to take home the cool Squatch trophy and the big cash payout. I’m looking forward to round two of the Border Battle, I haven’t raced in Rhinelander, Wisconsin since 2009!”

Illinois’ Cody Barnes made a surprise visit to Minnesota and challenged for the win throughout the day, finishing second overall.

Barnes would finish second overall with local supercross ace Jerry Robin rounding out the podium in third. Higgins would recover and finish fourth, followed by GasGas-mounted Nick Swenson in fifth. Swenson had a big get off of his own on the moto portion of the course when he cased a double and Supermaned into the sand exiting the track.

Multi-talented Jerry Robin (9047) was last to leave the AA row but quickly raced through the pack to finish on the podium in third.

Andrew Smith was one of several riders who came up from Missouri. Smith, racing in the Vet A class, cracked the top 10 overall and took home a Squatch trophy of his own for winning the A Overall. Multi-time Pro snowmobile XC champions Zach Herfindahl was seventh. Herfindahl just finished up his snow season last week and was putting his first hours on a new GasGas.

Andrew Smith was one of several Missouri racers to compete. Smith won the Vet A class, taking top overall honors in A and cracking the top 10 in AA.

The event featured a $3,000 purse paying back 10 places and was shared among racer from five states. District 23 has always held a prominent spot in the off-road world but the Frostbuster set what many long-time members are calling a new record with 477 total entries. 

477 riders and over 1,500 spectators took advantage of a perfect spring day to participate in the first round of the new Border Battle XC series.

Promoter RideX365 brought a big-time feel to the weekend with a massive vendor row and cross-promotion between well-known woods racers and some of the top snowmobile racers from the region who often cross-train on bikes. The event was held at ERX Motor Park, a 400 acre multi-sport racing facility that hosts regional snocross, short-course truck and UTV racing, Monster trucks, concerts and rodeos. The addition of off-road motorcycles was a perfect fit with their existing amenities and close proximity to the Twin Cities metro which is home to a large percentage of D23 racers.

Retired national pro snocross champion Robbie Malinoski (365) digs for an inside line off the start of the Vet A race.

Amateur racers negotiate a series of log jumps off the start of the race.

The ageless Matt Stavish jumped into AA and made a solid showing with a sixth place.

Factory Arctic Cat XC snowmobile champion Zach Herfindahl pins it through the “dune” section of the course leading to the moto track. Herf finished 7th in AA.

25 AA riders leave the snow-lined start of the Frostbuster in front of a packed house at ERX Motor Park.

Jayme French grabs the holeshot in 200A on his way to a class win.

Racers enter the short course truck track for a quick sand spring back into the woods.

Ferderer hoists the unique Frostbuster trophy flanked by runner-up Barnes (L) and Jerry Robin (R).

Next up for the series is the Sugar Camp hare scrambles in Sugar Camp, Wisconsin on August 19. Racers from all classes in the three round Border Battle XC series are competing for a Grand Prize TImberlsed Snow Bike kit based on their class finishes plus bonus rider points.

Overall Results 

1. Nathan Ferderer   MN    KTM
2. Cody Barnes       IL    YAM
3. Jerry Robin       MN    YAM
4. Drew Higgins      TX    HUS
5. Nick Swenson      MN    GG
6. Matt Stavish      MN    KTM
7. Zach Herfindahl   WI    GG
8. Chaz Herzog       MN    YAM
9. Andrew Smith      MO    KTM
10. Matt Lindberg    MN    KAW

All Results

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Series sponsors: Timbersled, Custom Outfitters,, Klim, Enduro Engineering, Northway Sports, Muddy Bikes, Bell, Fasstco, Woodies Racing/Sunoco Race Fuel, AMSOIL, Action Graphics, EKS Brand, Kenda, Schilleman Bus Service, American Metalcraft Inc.

Series Schedule
August 19 – Sugar Camp, WI

October 7 – ERX Motor Park Elk River, MN

Media Contact: Gary Walton –

Minnesota Monster Truck Madness Coming To ERX June 2017

Minnesota Truck Headquarters and Collins Brothers Towing of St.Cloud, Inc Present Minnesota Monster Truck Madness Tour!

This is going to be the largest independently owned monster truck tour in the nation in over 20 years! It’s a show you won’t want to miss. There will be a monster truck inflatable for the kids, a monster truck ride truck, well known trucks like Bigfoot, Snakebite, Samson, Bounty Hunter, Higher Education, Heartbreaker, Iron Outlaw and more.

We have 14 trucks signed and ready for this show. We have so many special obstacles for these trucks and some that have never been apart of any show let alone a monster truck show. Our goal is to make this the most epic monster truck even in Minnesota. Did we mention there is a free driver meet & greet?

This show is for the kids and the fans. These drivers want some more fun brought back into these shows- different obstacles and challenges and that’s just what we are doing. Triple B Motorsports LLC is not a big corporation putting these events on, we are monster truck drivers ourselves putting a show on that fans won’t forget! From driver interviews, candy tosses, some prize giveaway to the kids and much more.

We are only selling 2500 tickets per show online, the rest will be sold at the gates, so get yours today while they last.

AMSOIL Introduces New Lubrication & Cleaner Products for Firearms


September 1, 2016– AMSOIL has launched two new products that provide outstanding protection for firearms.  AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner and Protectant and AMSOIL Synthetic Firearm Lubricant and Protectant offers hunters, target/sport shooters and firearm professionals two exceptional products purpose-built for firearms so they remain reliable for generations.

AMSOIL Synthetic Firearm Lubricant and Protectant helps reduce friction to promote extended firearm life and prevent blockage, jams and wear. It offers excellent protection and performance in both hot and cold climates. It is specially formulated for firearms, offering dependability when you need it most.

AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner and Protectant is an aerosol product that penetrates deep into hard-to-reach components, including actions, bolts and hinges. It effectively cleans fouling and powder residue from all firearm surfaces, reducing jamming and increasing reliability. It protects guns against corrosion, allowing for safe storage while preserving performance, reliability and value.

AMSOIL Synthetic Firearm Lubricant and Protectant and AMSOIL Firearm Cleaner provide premium protection and performance in all rifles, handguns and shotguns. Both are safe to use on all metals, woods, composites and rubbers commonly found in firearms.

TORC: The Off-Road Championship introduces championship UTV racing

New classes to join series for three exciting stops in 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 21, 2016) – TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL will add official UTV PRO racing classes to three of its exciting championship weekends this season.

UTV racers will join the TORC Series this year for championship stops in Elk River, Minnesota, July 16-17, Bark River, Michigan, July 30-31, and Crandon, Wisconsin, September 2-4. The TORC PRO UTV series plans to expand the schedule in 2017, bringing UTV racers into the entire championship calendar.

“UTV racing is the best feeder class we can possibly have for short course off-road truck racing and it’s an ideal fit for us as we grow the TORC Series,” said Dave Swanwick, co-founder of MSI TORC, the company that acquired ownership of the premier off-road racing series at the beginning of this year. “We’re excited to offer our fans another thrilling type of racing during three of our national championship stops this season. It’s so much fun to watch.”

The TORC Series will offer two classes of UTV competition: UTV PRO, a 1,000 cc stock class, and the UTV PRO Modified, which allows for factory installed superchargers and turbochargers, a modified wheel base, and an upgraded clutch. It’s a formula that promises action-packed, competitive racing for teams and fans alike.

“Competing in UTV PRO or UTV PRO Modified is a great stepping stone for drivers who want to get started in dirt racing,” said Ben Nelson, series director. “We’re seeing a lot of interest from young drivers as well as crossover competitors who want to explore another racing discipline — especially from action sports athletes who have backgrounds in top-level snowmobile and motocross competition.”

Series organizers promise to bring UTV racing to the next level, with exciting course designs and a solid live HD digital broadcast package for the new UTV PRO and UTV PRO Modifieds, as well as inclusion on TORC Series television shows airing on FS2.

Double defending champion CJ Greaves, who won both the PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD classes of TORC Series racing for Monster Energy Drink and Toyota in 2015, is one driver who plans to add UTV racing to his championship schedule.

“They’ll definitely teach you line choice and how to get a car rotated,” said Greaves, who plans to race UTVs in the TORC Series this season. “They’re a little tipsy, and they’ll keep on your toes — it’s almost like driving a small PRO Light. If you can drive one of those, then you should be able to get into a PRO truck and not be out in left field.”

Andrew Carlson, who drives in the TORC Series Atturo Tire PRO Light class, has his roots in UTV and snocross competition, and says he learned a lot from racing the smaller, lighter vehicles that prepared him for success in his truck.

“They’re some of the only vehicles that can handle the same kinds of terrain the trucks can do, but they’re at a more affordable level,” said Carlson, who spent six years racing UTVs before getting into his TORC Series truck. “It’s a cheaper way to get seat time. When I can’t get out and drive my truck, I’m in my UTV.”

The focus this season is on exciting Midwest locations, starting with the Twin Cities Takedown TORC Series weekend July 16 and 17 at the ERX Motor Park, continuing to Throwdown in the U.P. at Bark River International Raceway July 30 and 31, and concluding with Keys to the Big House at the legendary Crandon International Off-Road Raceway September 2-4. The three-stop UTV PRO series provides accessible national championship level competition for UTV racers across the country who are currently campaigning one-off events or regional competitions. A prize purse pays out all the way down to 10th place at every race.

TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL is the nation’s premier short-course, off-road truck racing series. A collision between action sport and motorsport, TORC is the ultimate battleground for 900-plus horsepower race trucks competing to win the TORC National Championship. Action-adventure sports events company Mountain Sports International acquired ownership of the TORC Series at the end of 2015 and brings its core strengths in HD digital broadcast production and event management to the growing series. Full television coverage of the 2016 TORC National Championship is carried on the FS2 television network with HD digital broadcasts available live and on demand on

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