Nissan North America's head marketer said of the 2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, "The... name was chosen to connect to Pathfinder's family outdoor adventure-minded target customers." These customers apparently want an appearance package that makes the Pathfinder look even less likely to get dirty, at a big discount. There isn't a single adventure-minded performance upgrade, and even the name is generic; dozens of states have Rock Creeks. It is relatable, at least.
The package dresses the mesh grille, roof rails, door handles, mirror caps, license plate finisher in black paint. There are also black accents on the front and rear fascias, and black trim around the wheel arches. A set of dark, 18-inch wheels make modest reference to the true deep-woods original Pathfinder. Those wheels are wrapped in 255/60 R 18 all-season tires – 0.40 inches wider than the rolling stock otherwise available. Badging gets done up in black, too, including the words "Rock Creek" on the front doors. A trailer hitch and splash guards complete the exterior makeover to "emphasize rugged Pathfinder heritage."
The excitement continued this past Saturday at Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, MN, for round nine of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series, and the Honda Red Riders put together stellar performances all day. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard logged his best finish of the season for second overall with 2-2 scores. Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac swept the 250 class for a second consecutive week with two impressive come-from-behind performances. With three rounds remaining, Tomac holds a 27-point championship lead over second place.
Just below the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland sits Budds Creek Motocross Park, which hosted round five of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series this past Saturday. The Honda Red Riders had quite a showing with Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard capturing his first podium finish of the season with a third overall. Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac took second overall for the day with 5-1 scores, allowing him to move six points closer to taking over the lead in the championship chase.
The excitement continued this past weekend at the inaugural Muddy Creek National in Blountville, Tennessee, for round three of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. For the first time in 15 years, a national race was held in the Southeast Region and it didn't disappoint. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Barcia bested his third place last weekend in Colorado with a hard-fought second overall. Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac was also able to nail down second overall with 4-1 scores for the day.
Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing's James Stewart turned in a solid performance at the Tennessee National in Blountville, Tennessee on Saturday afternoon. The first-ever national motocross at Muddy Creek Raceway saw Stewart pilot his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to a respectable fourth place overall as five Suzuki riders filled the top 10 positions.