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Vanguard TransportGuard Technology Reduces Potential Engine Damage
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power developed and patented the Vanguard™TransportGuard® engine feature to prevent damage caused by oil and fuel dilution during transportation. The innovation effectively reduces maintenance and increases productivity. TransportGuard’s simultaneous fuel/ignition shutoff ensures that fuel stays in place during transport, preventing fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, oil dilution and other costly problems. TransportGuard comes standard on all Vanguard single-cylinder horizontal engines, which boast gross horsepower ratings from 5.5 to 10 horsepower.

Rees Jones to Begin Renovations on Rio Secco in Las Vegas
On May 23, 2017, Rio Secco Golf Club will close for renovations to its golf course, which will be completed by golf course architect Rees Jones, the course’s original designer. The project is expected to be completed by September and the course will reopen for play in October 2017. Special VIP festivities and other events are planned for the reopening on an official date to be determined. The purpose of the renovation is to update the golf course features and practice facilities to today’s playing standards with a focus on increasing playability and sustainability. Rio Secco Golf Club, which opened in 1997, has been featured as a top 100 golf course in the United States and hosted professional golf tournaments such as the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge, collegiate events such as the Western Athletic Conference Golf Championships and national charity events such as the Natalie Gulbis Charity Golf Classic and Tiger Jam, a major fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation.