race-deZert.com http://www.race-dezert.com/home Off-Road Racing News from Dakar to Baja Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:07:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Traxxas joins the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire http://www.race-dezert.com/home/traxxas-joins-the-2015-polaris-rzr-mint-400-presented-by-general-tire-121995.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/traxxas-joins-the-2015-polaris-rzr-mint-400-presented-by-general-tire-121995.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:07:49 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121995 Traxxas joins the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire The fastest name in radio control teams up with “The Great American Off-Road Race™” March 2nd, 2015 – San Diego, CA – Traxxas has joined the 2015 Polaris

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Traxxas joins the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire
The fastest name in radio control teams up with “The Great American Off-Road Race™”

March 2nd, 2015 – San Diego, CA – Traxxas has joined the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire as an official sponsor. Traxxas was started in 1986 with an idea for what was at that time an entirely new concept for a fully assembled, hobby-class R/C car. Today, Traxxas has grown to become the number-1 selling name in RTR nitro and electric models. No one has done more than Traxxas to advance the RTR category with innovative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started in the great R/C hobby.

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“Traxxas is a perfect fit and they have a history of supporting off-road racing. Their product perfectly aligns with our goal of introducing new people to off-road. What better way than handing someone a radio controlled car as an example of what we do in full size vehicles?” stated Matt Martelli, Mint 400 CEO.

“We are excited to get more involved with The Mint 400.Traxxas has been a supporter of off-road race leagues such as TORC and Formula Off-Road. Traxxas also proudly supports racers such as Robby Gordon, Sheldon Creed, Jeff Kincaid, Keegan Kincaid and company president Mike Jenkins. We pride ourselves on making radio control cars that are authentic to off-road racing,” stated Traxxas Director Special Operations, Loren Snyder.

Traxxas will be displaying and selling radio control cars at Contingency and the Primm Valley Mint 400 Start/Finish Line on race day.

Support the brands that support off-road and ask for Traxxas at your local hobby store. Use the store locator at www.Traxxas.com and see the entire lineup of high-performance cars, trucks, boats, and helicopters.

More Information: Management by: Racer / Competitor Information:
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Matt Martelli / Joshua Martelli
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Media Inquiries: Oceanside, CA 92054
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About Traxxas
Traxxas, The Fastest Name in Radio Control® is the number-one selling name in Ready-To-Race® nitro and electric radio controlled vehicles. Traxxas is dedicated to innovative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started in radio control. Traxxas products include cars, trucks, helicopters and speedboats, as well as a full line of accessories for a completely personalized experience. Prices start at less than $140 with over 30 performance models under $350.

Traxxas has been engineering and building the world’s fastest and most innovative Ready-To-Race® radio-controlled performance machines since 1986. Traxxas models are fully assembled with powerful, feature-rich radio systems and are Ready-To-Drive® in just minutes, including the 100mph Traxxas XO-1 supercar. Traxxas performance, durability, and world-class customer support all come together to deliver award-winning radio-controlled fun that’s designed to last for years to come. With cars, trucks, boats, and helicopters, there’s a fun Traxxas model for everyone. Traxxas is The Fastest Name in Radio Control.

About The Polaris RZR Mint 400, presented by General Tire
Known as “The Greatest Off-Road Race in America,” The Mint 400 is an epic four hundred mile battle between the top off-road racers in the world in over twenty different classes of off-road vehicles. The race was started in 1967, and is steeped in American lore, as thousands of racers, as well as celebrities from around the world, have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert. An entire week of events lead up the famed off-road race in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade, drivers meet and greet, pit crew contest, crowning of Miss Mint, multiple parties, qualifying, and contingency / vehicle tech inspection.

About Mad Media
Mad Media (www.madmedia.com) is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, with in-house film and television production. We craft authentic, culturally engaging brand messages, and deliver them across print, web, photography, and film platforms. Mad Media has been leading the online content revolution since 1995 producing major commercial, television, online content and viral film projects such as The Gymkhana Series and XP1K Series.

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Dean Schlingmann Motorsports wins the Battle at Primm 2015!!! http://www.race-dezert.com/home/dean-schlingmann-motorsports-wins-the-battle-at-primm-2015-121991.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/dean-schlingmann-motorsports-wins-the-battle-at-primm-2015-121991.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:58:05 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121991 2 March 2015 The 2015 Off Road racing season has arrived and the team at Dean Schlingmann Motorsports (DSM) was prepared for the fight. The first race of the SNORE desert racing series was held in Primm, Nevada on February

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The 2015 Off Road racing season has arrived and the team at Dean Schlingmann Motorsports (DSM) was prepared for the fight. The first race of the SNORE desert racing series was held in Primm, Nevada on February 21-22. Dubbed the “Battle at Primm”, competitors were treated to a challenging, fast paced, and highly technical 11 mile race course. Including the Primm Valley short course track, as well as miles of high speed narrow track; competitors saw a LOT of side by side race action while occasionally trading some paint. Having made the race a two-day race (six laps per day), SNORE insured that competitors would have to be successful on bothdays in order to come out on top.

Following the Driver Meeting on Friday night, it was agreed upon that the Class 8 and Heavy Metal classes would combine their payback and contingency programs to increase the outcome for whoever would take the podium. Saturday morning saw Dean and his navigator Mike take the green flag in the highly anticipated Heat 5, which also featured the Trick Trucks, Class 1’s, Heavy Metal, Class 8 and Class 7200. Approximately 3 laps (of 6) into their race, Layla (race truck) was running strong and the duo was starting to reel in their competitors who had gotten off to a fast start, but were starting to fall off as the track took its toll on parts and passengers. Three laps later, the Injen Technology sponsored Ford F150 of DSM crossed the finish line in first place, having completed all of the required six laps.

On day two, Dean and Mike again took the green flag as Layla put down the power of the engine built by Southwest Racing Engines through BFGoodrich tires on Raceline Monster wheels. Sticking to the same game plan, Dean and Mike started ticking off lap after lap knowing it was up to their competitors to catch them, and up to DSM to keep the car together and finish out the race in the lead. Coming around for their final lap of the race, Mike gave the go-for-launch and Layla sored off the infamous “Dyke Jump” one last time before taking the checkered flag after a second day of battle. Cumulative times were added up and Dean Schlingmann Motorsports was awarded 1st place in class 8 and winner of the cumulative payback and contingency programs. A great way to start off the 2015 season as the team heads to Ridgecrest, California on April 11th.

These results are possible because of the support of this dedicated team of individuals (known as DSM) and the support of  Injen TechnologyRaceline Wheels, Southwest Racing Engines, Frank’s Auto Body & Paint, Hannemann FiberglassCurrie EnterprisesDC Shock ServicesBeard SeatsKC HiLites, Temper-Mental RacingComp CamsTCIGrand Tire of CovinaEd’s Auto PartsEibachKartektheGMR.comAuto Meter, Manny Moreno Enterprises, Hedman-HuslerBF GoodrichSway-A-Way ShocksAir Flow ResearchMSD IgnitionDC PowerEngineeringBig Ern’s BBQ and especially Bill Jacobson.

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Bink Designs Initiates New Website For Roberts Racing http://www.race-dezert.com/home/bink-designs-initiates-new-website-for-roberts-racing-121940.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/bink-designs-initiates-new-website-for-roberts-racing-121940.html#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:49:55 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121940 Bink Designs Initiates New Website For Roberts Racing El Cajon, CA Bink Designs offers a long list of products and services including Identity, Print Design, Vinyl Graphics, Web Design, Photography, Apparel & PR . It’s no surprise that when one

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Bink Designs offers a long list of products and services including Identity, Print Design, Vinyl Graphics, Web Design, Photography, Apparel & PR . It’s no surprise that when one of the most dynamic teams in off road racing, Roberts Racing, needed to create a cutting edge website, they chose Bink Designs.

The team’s new website ( www.roberts-racing.com ) is a fully interactive destination for anyone seeking information on Roberts Racing, their many sponsors and the team’s most recent accomplishments. “The Roberts Racing site takes advantage of the latest technology,” says Brian Binkert, owner of Bink Designs. “It features a responsive design that works on cross platforms such as smart phones and iPads. We wanted the site to be easy to navigate and supply all the latest media from Roberts Racing such as dynamic photo galleries, videos and breaking news; an easy to use e-commerce system is in final development stages for the site where you can purchase the latest team apparel and accessories, stay tuned!”

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Roberts Racing is competing in both short course and desert off road racing in 2015. With so much going on, their website is the place to stay in the loop on all of their latest exploits. Dale and Mike Dondel, Jared Roberts and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer will be putting in some serious time behind the wheel and at events around the country. Don’t miss out on a single minute of the action!

Visit www.roberts-racing.com to check it out and sign up for the Roberts Racing newsletter to receive team updates and become eligible for future giveaways!

Every team that is intent on being successful can benefit from a marketing program that includes a professionally designed website, social media networking, continuously distributed press releases and generous cross-promotional exposure in print media and commercial advertising. Take your program to the next level; call Bink Designs today at 619.922.2465 or email info@binkdesign.com to discuss your needs.

About Bink Designs
Bink Designs is a premier graphic design company located in San Diego, CA. Since 2003, Bink Designs has been committed to providing cost-effective solutions for clients’ high-end graphic needs. Bink Designs will work with you to develop a strategy that matches your goals. Bink Designs offers a number of services, including: Identity, Print Design, Vinyl Graphics, Web Design, Photography & Apparel.

Visit // www.binkdesigns.com

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Keegan Kincaid Wins Stadium Super Trucks Clipsal 500 Finale in Adelaide, Australia http://www.race-dezert.com/home/keegan-kincaid-wins-stadium-super-trucks-clipsal-500-finale-in-adelaide-australia-121934.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/keegan-kincaid-wins-stadium-super-trucks-clipsal-500-finale-in-adelaide-australia-121934.html#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:41:12 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121934 Keegan Kincaid Wins Stadium Super Trucks Clipsal 500 Finale in Adelaide, Australia ADELAIDE, South Australia (March 1, 2015) – Second-generation off-road racing expert Keegan Kincaid captured his first Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS Stadium Super Trucks street circuit win in

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Keegan Kincaid Wins Stadium Super Trucks Clipsal 500 Finale in Adelaide, Australia

ADELAIDE, South Australia (March 1, 2015) – Second-generation off-road racing expert Keegan Kincaid captured his first Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS Stadium Super Trucks street circuit win in convincing fashion Sunday in the finale of the Toyo Tires SST race on the temporary street circuit in Victoria Park Adelaide in front of a announced crowd of 93,500 truck racing fans.

Kincaid, a native of Crandon, Wisc., driving his No. 47 Traxxas-sponsored truck, inherited the lead from Brad Gallard of Renmark, South Australia as his No. 454 Peter Kittle Motor Company truck took the third metal ramp of the 14-turn 2.012 mile (3.219 km) temporary street course awkwardly resulting in a rough landing which sent the truck into a spin.

Exciting Alpine, Calif. off-road regular Sheldon Creed wasted no time moving to the front of the pack from his seventh starting position. Back row starters E.J. Viso of Caracas, Venezuela and Robby Gordon of Orange, California immediately followed Creed to the front of the pack and created a tremendous four-truck battle also involving Australian driver Matt Mingay of Gold Coast, Queensland. Battling corner to corner, sliding sideways and smoking his tires, Viso make contact with Mingay in corner 6 causing them both to spin.

Gordon and Creed then broke away from the rest of the pack three wheeling and trailing each other closely swamping the second position multiple times behind Kincaid. As Kincaid controlled the race, Gordon and Creed put on a driving performance for the ages maneuvering their 600-horsepower Traxxas trucks around the track much to the delight of the ecstatic crowd.

Gordon made a last-corner pass on Creed who missed his mark and lost control of his truck just short of the finish line. Creed created the highlight of the race crossing the finish line upside and backward after jumping the second ramp just short of the line.

After making contact with the wall just past the finish line, the Traxxas truck never stopped moving and righted itself landing on all four Toyo Tires, allowing Creed to get back in the gas and pull away from the roll as if nothing happened, much of the delight of the thousands of fans cheering on their feet. Dodging the rolling truck of Creed, Australian stuntman Mingay crossed the line fourth in his No. 2 Hot Wheels sponsored truck.

Renmark, South Australia’s Brad Gallard was fifth in his Peter Kittle Motor Company No. 454 followed by veteran Australian racer Nathan Pretty in the Toyo Tires, Gear Wrench TRAXXAS truck. Charles Dorrance from Austin, Texas in the Light Force Performance Lighting truck finished seventh. Dakar Rally cycle podium finisher Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Wales finished eighth after having to serve a late stop and go penalty. Nazareth, Penn. driver Bill Hynes in the No. 57 LIVE SST Truck rounded out trucks on the lead lap while LIVE teammate Viso suffered a mechanical problem and finish 10.

The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas series will continue with Rounds No. 4 & 5 March 27-29 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tickets to the race are available through the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg web site at www.gpstpete.com/.

About SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas
Stadium SUPER Trucks

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

On Site Media Contact:

Chris Hecht
checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com

RACE No. 3 RESULTS:

1. Keegan Kincaid. Crandon, Wisc. Traxxas.

2. Robby Gordon No. 7 Orange, Calif. SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/Traxxas

3. Sheldon Creed No. 74 Alpine, Calif. Traxxas

4. Matt Mingay No. 2 Gold Coast, Queensland. Hot Wheels/Castrol Edge/Go Pro

5. Brad Gallard No. 454 Renmark, South Australia. Peter Kittle Motor Company/Toyo Tires

6. Nathan Pretty No. 56 Melbourne, Victoria. Toyo Tires/Go Pro/Gear Wrench

7. Charles Dorrance No. 3 Austin, Texas Light Force Performance Lighting

8. Toby Price No. 87 Aberglasslyn, New South Whales. TCQ Quarry Co./KTM Australia/ Doonside.com Cattle/Lancaster/TobyPrice.com

9. Bill Hynes No. 57 Nazareth, Penn. LIVE/United Fiber & Data/Think Loud Development

DNF E.J. Viso No. 5 Caracas, Venezuela LIVE/ United Fiber & Data/Think Loud Development/SBA Airlines

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Sheldon Creed Wins Round Two of Stadium Super Trucks at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, Australia

ADELAIDE, South Australia (February 28, 2015) – Sheldon Creed captured Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas Stadium Super Trucks (SST) at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia, beating Robby Gordon to the line by a truck length.

Australian driver Matt Mingay of Gold Coast, Queensland finished third, making it the second-consecutive podium finish for the SST newcomer after coming home second in Friday’s first race.

Creed, a young off-road hot shoe from Alpine, Calif., started sixth and drove a calculated yet aggressive race to hold off Gordon and a full field of strong trucks.

Following Saturday’s second race of the season, Creed considered Saturday’s victory redemption for a costly mistake on Friday where he collected Traxxas teammate Keegan Kincaid in an accident at the finish.

More than 80,000 spectators lined the 14-turn 2.012 (3.219 km) street circuit to watch Creed and the Traxxas-branded trucks launch off of man-made ramps on the same DOT-approved Toyo Tires that consumers can buy. The loud raucous cheers of disbelief from the massive Australian crowd could be heard over the trucks as fans of traditional V8 Supercar racing saw the trucks literally fly through the air side by side.

Round 3 of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas Stadium Super Trucks will take place Sunday prior to the V8 Supercar finale of the Clipsal 500 in Victoria Park in front of another anticipated record crowd.

About SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas
Stadium SUPER Trucks

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

On Site Media Contact:

Chris Hecht

checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com

RACE No. 2 RESULTS:

1. Sheldon Creed No. 74 Alpine, Calif. Traxxas

2. Robby Gordon No. 7 Orange, California SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/Traxxas

3. Matt Mingay No. 2 Gold Coast, Queensland. Hot Wheels/Castrol Edge/Go Pro

4. E.J. Viso No. 5 LIVE/ United Fiber & Data/Think Loud Development/SBA Airlines

5. Nathan Pretty No. 56 Melbourne, Victoria. Toyo Tires/Go Pro/Gear Wrench

6. Billy Geddes No. 87 TCQ Quarry Co./KTM Australia/ Doonside.com Cattle/Lancaster/TobyPrice.com

7. Charles Dorrance No. 3 Austin, Texas Light Force Performance Lighting

8. Bill Hynes No. 57 Nazareth, Penn. LIVE/United Fiber & Data/Think Loud Development

9. Keegan Kincaid. Crandon, Wisc. Traxxas.

10. Brad Gallard No. 454 Renmark, South Australia. Peter Kittle Motor Company/Toyo Tires

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E.J. Viso Wins Stadium Super Truck Race 1 at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, Australia

ADELAIDE, South Australia (February 27, 2015) – E.J. Viso won the first SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas race of 2015 in convincing fashion as 10 SST Traxxas trucks took the green flag at the Clipsal 500 in Victoria Park on Friday morning.

Veteran Off-Road competitor Robby Gordon from Orange, Calif. finished second while SST newcomer Matt Mingay of Gold Coast, Queensland completed the podium.

Viso, of Caracas, Venezuela, was aggressive from the start and moved past truck after truck from his sixth-place starting position on the first lap, and then capitalized on a mistake by early leader and former V8 Supercar driver Nathan Pretty of Melbourne on lap two of the shorted five-lap event and never looked back.

With most drivers struggling to hit their marks on the fast and technical temporary circuit that makes up the 14-turn 2.012-mile (3.219 km) course built for the V8 SuperCars, Viso and Gordon raced flawlessly as they pulled away from the hornet’s nest of trucks battling for position behind them.

Mingay, who raced with a conservative style from his seventh starting position, stayed close to the charging Traxxas teammates of Crandon, Wisc. native Keegan Kincaid and Alpine, Calif. young gun Sheldon Creed who both started on the last row and made their way through the field with an aggressive attack. The white flag lap would see Kincaid and Creed make contact in turn 13 allowing Mingay to capitalize on the mistake and nab his first SST podium.

Traxxas teammates Kincaid and Creed finished fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Australian first time SST racers Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Wales and Brad Gallard of Renmark, South Australia. Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. took the eighth spot ahead of Pretty who experienced mechanical failure on lap three. Austin, Texas driver Charles Dorrance had an early race accident and was credited with 10th.

The SST trucks will race a second round Saturday in front of an anticipated sell out crowd, immediately preceding the second of two V8 SuperCar Twin 125k races.

About SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas
Stadium SUPER Trucks

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

On Site Media Contact:
Chris Hecht
checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com

RACE No. 1 RESULTS:

1. E.J. Viso No. 5 Caracas, Venezuela LIVE/United Fiber & Data/Think Loud Development/SBA Airlines

2. Robby Gordon No. 7 Orange, California SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/Traxxas

3. Matt Mingay No. 2 Gold Coast, Queensland. Hot Wheels/Castrol Edge/Go Pro

4. Keegan Kincaid No. 47 Crandon, Wisc. Traxxas

5. Sheldon Creed No. 74 Alpine, Calif. Traxxas

6. Toby Price No. 87 Aberglasslyn, New South Wales. TCQ Quarry Co./KTM Australia/ Doonside.com Cattle/Lancaster/TobyPrice.com

7. Brad Gallard No. 454 Renmark, South Australia. Peter Kittle Motor Company/Toyo Tires

8. Bill Hynes No. 57 Nazareth, Penn. LIVE/United Fiber & Data/Think Loud Development

DNF Nathan Pretty No. 56 Melbourne, Victoria. Toyo Tires/Go Pro/Gear Wrench

DNF Charles Dorrance No. 3 Austin, Texas Light Force Performance Lighting

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2015 Mint 400 Racer Feature – Prescott Racing http://www.race-dezert.com/home/2014-mint-400-show-feature-prescott-racing-121915.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/2014-mint-400-show-feature-prescott-racing-121915.html#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:22:58 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121915 Off-Road racing is about family. You need a committed team if you are going to compete at any level and no one works harder to help you than your own blood. For the Prescott’s, off-road racing has become a family

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Off-Road racing is about family. You need a committed team if you are going to compete at any level and no one works harder to help you than your own blood. For the Prescott’s, off-road racing has become a family affair bringing Chip and his son Taylor, as well as his father Wade, all together via their shared passion for off-road racing.

When Chip Prescott approached Richard Glasczak, owner of RP Muffler, in 2012 wanting to race he had zero racing experience. Glasczak pointed him to John Cooley at Alumicraft Race Cars. At the time, Alumicraft had just built their first new 10 car, The Perfect 10. The car was design, built and tested and Chip bought it right then and there.

Cooley was hoping for an experienced driver who would be able to compete and prove the new car. When Cooley asked Chip how much racing experience he had he simply replied, “I’ve never raced anything in my life.”

Chip raced the HDRA Redline at Stateline the weekend after Cooley sold it to him and placed second in class. A year later, Chip earned three wins in Class 10, including The General Tire Mint 400.

Known as a true drivers class, Class 10 has become one of the most competitive in off-road. A 10 car has a limited motor but unlimited suspension. The class has been very popular in recent years due to its reasonable build and maintenance costs. The performance of vehicles and the speeds they reach put them at the top of the food chain of the limited classes.

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CRANDON, WISC. — Despite the fact that all of Crandon International Raceway’s 400 acres is still under a thick blanket of snow and ice, for Midwest off-road racing fans next week holds the promise of warm summer weekends as the facility opens up camping and ticket reservations for the 2015 season. Crandon will open online reservations on Monday, March 2, 2015 at precisely 9:00a.m. Central TIme.

The sport’s largest purpose-built track is surrounded by 2,000 official camping spots, with more in the way. As ticket demand grows Crandon race fans eagerly await next week’s opportunity to secure their favorite locations. Thousands of the Crandon faithful have made their summer visits to this beautiful part of the Wisconsin Northwoods an annual rite of summer, with many second and even third generations of families and friends enjoying the high-speed events each year.

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Last year’s Labor Day weekend World Championships attracted an immense and record-breaking crowd to Crandon International Raceway. While the event draws from a large regional fan base and sells-out area hotels, for thousands of fans the real “Crandon Experience” means camping and creating a party atmosphere unlike any in off-road racing. (TORC Photo)

Like the legendary Indianapolis 500 or 24 Hours of Sebring, overnight camping that is spread over several days of racing is as important to the overall “Crandon experience” as the intense on-track action itself. Located just 100 miles north of Green Bay, Crandon’s facility is the finest of its kind in the world, and has long hosted the largest crowds in short-course off-road racing history.

For the past several years, all 2000 camping spots have sold out well in advance for the huge Labor Day weekend “World Championships and Amsoil Cup” race in September, while June’s Forest County Potawatomi “Brush Run” weekend has seen a sharp rise in popularity. Both race weekends feature professional short-course racing via The Off Road Championship (TORC) series, as well as a wide variety of Sportsman classes.

In 2015, track management has introduced several new packages to allow fans the chance to claim their selected piece of Crandon camping real estate for the two largest events of the summer season. These packages include:

Crandon “Gold” Package (World Championships and Brush Run)
— One (1) reserved “electric” site in Gold Lot for 2015 calendar year
— Two (2) event wristbands for each event
— Four (4) rides on the MasterCraft/Impact Safety truck at each event

Crandon “Silver” Package (World Championships and Brush Run)
— One (1) reserved site in Gold Lot for 2015 calendar year
— Two (2) event entry wristbands for each event
— Two (2) rides on the MasterCraft/Impact Safety truck at each event

Crandon “Bronze” Package (World Championships only)
— One (1) reserved site in Campgrounds 2,3 or 5
— Two (2) event entry wristbands (World Championships only)

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Spread over 400 acres of Wisconsin woodlands, Crandon International Raceway incorporates 2,000 official camping spots. Plans are in place for 2015 to create an additional 500 camp sites on newly acquired acreage. (Crandon photo)
Crandon, also known by regulars as “The Big House,” will release additional camping sites and grandstand seating on April 1, 2015 to coincide with the launch of its new and highly-expanded w ebsite. Tickets and camping for Crandon’s newest event – the 3rd annual Londerville Steel “4×4 Super Challenge” weekend will also go on sale at that time.

“There is a very special bond between Crandon and its fans,” explained President Cliff Flannery. “We love hosting them every year, and our goal for 2015 is to focus on upgrading the ‘Crandon Experience” for our guests. I know it’s been said many times by many people, but Crandon really is all about our fans.”

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona Has 5 Weekend, 10 Round Series Planned for 2015 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/lucas-oil-off-road-regional-series-arizona-has-5-weekend-10-round-series-planned-for-2015-121894.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/lucas-oil-off-road-regional-series-arizona-has-5-weekend-10-round-series-planned-for-2015-121894.html#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:13:42 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121894 Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona Has 5 Weekend, 10 Round Series Planned for 2015 Family Friendly Short Course Racing Perfect to Race or Spectate GILBERT, AZ    FEBRUARY 27, 2015:  The 2015 Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona presented by

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GILBERT, AZ    FEBRUARY 27, 2015:  The 2015 Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona presented by ADS Shocks enters into it’s 6th year of providing Arizona, Nevada and Southern California racers an opportunity to get seat time in their vehicles at multiple race events local to Phoenix, AZ.  The 15 different classes of vehicles allow all types and levels of racers to participate in a competitive, yet family friendly atmosphere.

2015 Schedule:

February 28th  – March 1st  – Rounds 1 & 2

April 11th – 12th   – Rounds 3 & 4

May 9th  – 10th   – Rounds 5 & 6

September 11th  – 12th   – Rounds 7 & 8

November 7th  – 8th   – Rounds 9 & 10

Each event has a special significance.  Round 1 & 2 is the season opener, kicking off the weekend with a special event Thursday night and filling the weekend with many of the Pros racing on the track testing for the regular season.  Round 3 & 4 is two weeks before the National Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series event in Phoenix, which will bring some professional drivers that want to test on the track they will be racing on a couple weeks later.  Round 5 & 6 has some interesting possibilities that we are currently working on finalizing, certainly will be worth talking about upon the announcement.  Round 7 & 8 is the 9/11 Memorial Event, which will include a Monster Truck show and rides, Fireworks and a special fundraiser for the American Sand Association (ASA).  Round 9 & 10 is the Grand Finale weekend where we offer special purses and prizes to finish off the year.

The Lucas Oil Regional Series, Arizona is proud to be partnered with a group of sponsors that support the grass-roots racing.  ADS Shocks has come back as the presenting sponsor of the series.  In addition, we are proud to announce that Yamaha Motors, MTX Audio, Monster Energy, Tilted Kilt Tempe, and PCI Race Radios have come in to support the series.  Some of the vehicle classes are sponsored by companies including: Weller Racing, Foddrill MotorSports, Mr. Rooter, RnR Steel, American Recycling, Network Automotive and Dragon Fire.  Banner sponsors include Big-O Tires of Tempe & Scottsdale, Dirty Little Secret Racing Gear, Super Stick, Octane Raceway and San Tan Ford.

Ticket prices are $15/per day held at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler.  If you are considering racing, this is a great opportunity to get behind the wheel and on the track in a competitive but successful way.  The Lucas Oil Regional Series in AZ annual membership is only $50.  We encourage other regional racers to join us, please note all regional memberships are good in Arizona.  This year co-riders are allowed in the Desert Buggy, Full Stock Truck, Open V8 Truck, Ultra 4×4, Mini Stocks and Open Mini Mod Truck classes.

Check out our website for more details www.lucasoilregionalaz.com  or like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaShortCourse

For Exhibitor and Ticket Information on all events go to www.arizonashortcourse.com

Become a Fan on Facebook for Race Updates: https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaShortCourse

About ASCC’s Lucas Oil Regional, AZ : The Lucas Oil Regional Series, Arizona focuses on presenting affordable, competitive grassroots racing in a safe, relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.

ASCC’s Lucas Oil Regional, AZ Marketing Partners: Lucas Oil, ADS Racing Shocks, Yamaha Motors, MTX Audio, Monster Energy, Tilted Kilt Tempe, PCI Race Radios

Weller Racing, Foddrill MotorSports, Mr. Rooter, RnR Steel, American Recycling, Network Automotive, Dragon Fire

Big-O Tires, Dirty Little Secret Racing gear, Super Sick, Octane Raceway, San Tan Ford

Racing & Exhibitor Opportunities:

Please contact Tim Jones at 602-763-4635 or email at tim@arizonashortcourse.com

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Tyme Agency Athlete Jerett Brooks Signs With Rigid Industries http://www.race-dezert.com/home/tyme-agency-athlete-jerett-brooks-signs-with-rigid-industries-121889.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/tyme-agency-athlete-jerett-brooks-signs-with-rigid-industries-121889.html#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:04:32 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121889 Tyme Agency Athlete Jerett Brooks Signs With Rigid Industries Tyme Agency’s, Jerett Brooks, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Rigid Industries as his official lighting company as he competes for the Pro Lite Championship in the 2015 Lucas Oil

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Tyme Agency’s, Jerett Brooks, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Rigid Industries as his official lighting company as he competes for the Pro Lite Championship in the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Brooks, at just 17-years-old, already has one major championship under his belt after earning the Pro Lite title in the 2014 TORC Series. This year he has his eyes set on the Pro Lite Championship in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and becoming the first ever driver to hold Pro Lite titles in both major series.

“I have been using Rigid Industries products on all my vehicles since I’ve been able to drive a side by side,” says Brooks. “It feels awesome to have them come on board and support my racing efforts, I am definitely excited to see what the future holds for us!”

“After his accomplishments in one of the deepest classes in short course last year and more importantly, his professionalism on and off the race track, we couldn’t be happier to be growing and expanding our partnership with Jerett. 2015 is going to be an exciting year and we’re beyond excited to be a part of it!” says Brett Carpenter Sponsorship & Events Manager

About Rigid Industries: Thanks to its unparalleled patented Hybrid™, Specter™ and Hyperspot™ optics and its torture-tested housings, Rigid Industries® is a world leader in the forward projecting LED lighting industry. Rigid Industries® ranked 316th on the Inc. 500 list for 2014 and ranked as the fastest growing off-road LED lighting manufacturer in America. Rigid LED lighting products can be used in a plethora of applications across industries such as: agriculture, construction, emergency response, industrial, marine, military, mining, and, of course, off-road and power sports. Rigid Industries® is committed to providing top-notch, innovative technologies and always guarantees a quality product which has been designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA. 

About Tyme Agency: Tyme Agency is a boutique sports marketing agency, offering customized consulting packages tailored to fit any brand, team or athlete. Built on eighteen years of sales, marketing and consulting experience, tyme specializes in athlete/team representation, loyalty program management, business consulting, PR and social media strategy.

For more info contact Jason Fierro:
P. 858-900-8989
E. jfierro@thetyme.com

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SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas Set to Kick off 2015 Season http://www.race-dezert.com/home/speed-energy-formula-off-road-presented-by-traxxas-set-to-kick-off-2015-season-121882.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/speed-energy-formula-off-road-presented-by-traxxas-set-to-kick-off-2015-season-121882.html#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:58:17 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121882 SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas Set to Kick off 2015 Season ADELAIDE, South Australia (February 26, 2015) – Rounds 1 through 3 of the third season of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas begins Friday when 10

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Set to Kick off 2015 Season

ADELAIDE, South Australia (February 26, 2015) – Rounds 1 through 3 of the third season of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas begins Friday when 10 identically prepared Stadium Super Trucks hit the track in Victoria Park in their first trip to Australia.

The SSTs will race the same 14-turn 2.012-mile (3.219 km) street circuit built for their much different counterparts from the V8 SuperCars, however, unlike the SuperCars the trucks will navigate over five 30-inch-tall specially designed ramps located in prime fan-viewing locations throughout the circuit. The crowd-pleasing ramps will launch the trucks and their drivers nearly 20 feet (six meters) in the air and as much as 150 feet (45 meters) down course.

The starting lineup for Friday’s race was determined from lap times in Thursday’s two practice sessions. Following the practice sessions, a blind draw was held which determined that the full field would be inverted, meaning Bill Hynes, from Nazareth, Pa., will start from pole alongside Australian driver Nathan Pretty from Melbourne, Australia.

Row two will consist of Charles Dorrance from Austin, Texas and Brad Gallard from Renmark, Australia. Row three will feature Toby Price from Aberglasslyn, Australia Toby Price and E.J. Viso from Caracas, Venezuela. Row four will be Matt Mingay of Gold Coast, Australia and Robby Gordon from Orange, Calif. The final row will be the Traxxas teammates of Sheldon Creed from Alpine, Calif. and Keegan Kincaid of Crandon, Wisc.

Creed is the series’ most-recent winner, having fought off Gordon in a thriller at the Las Vegas season finale in 2014. The series features identically prepared trucks, which are made to resemble their scaled-down Traxxas radio-control-car counterparts. Like their Traxxas namesake the trucks are designed to take flight. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour.

Round 1 Driver Roster

No. 2 Matt Mingay Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus. Hot Wheels/ Castrol Edge / Harley Davidson

No. 3 Charles Dorrance Austin, Texas Light Force Performance Lighting

No. 5 E.J. Viso Caracas, Venezuela Live/ United Fiber & Data / Think Loud Development / SBA Airlines

No. 7 Robby Gordon Orange, Calif. SPEED Energy / Traxxas / Toyo Tires

No. 47 Keegan Kincaid Crandon, Wisc. Traxxas

No. 56 Nathan Pretty Melbourne, Victoria, Aus. Toyo Tires / Go Pro / Gear Wrench, Toll

No. 57 Bill Hynes Nazareth, Penn. Live/ United Fiber & Data / Think Loud Development

No. 74 Sheldon Creed Alpine, Calif. Traxxas

No. 87 Toby Price Aberglasslyn, New South Whales, Aus. TCQ Quarry CQ / Toby Price.com / KTM Australia / Doonside.com Cattle / Lancaster

No. 454 Brad Gallard Renmark, South Australia, Aus. Peter Kittle Motor Company / Toyo Tires

About SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas
Stadium SUPER Trucks

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

On Site Media Contact:
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When the TORC season came to a close, Douglas Motorsports immediately began its quest for the 2015 TORC PRO-4×4 championship. Just a couple of weeks after the final TORC event at Crandon, Scott Douglas loaded up the team’s hauler and headed to the West Coast for some serious testing.

First on the agenda was putting some serious laps on team’s new Cooper Tires. “I love them,” commented Scott Douglas. “They really fit my driving style.”

During that time, Brian Deegan stopped by the test session and asked if he could give one of the Douglas Motorsports PRO-4 trucks a try. After a quick briefing, the founding father of the Metal Mulisha made a few laps, and quickly made a deal to take the race truck to the final West event. Deegan had a great debut in the Douglas Motorsports truck, finishing the race in second place.

While on the West Coast, the team picked up a former Douglas Motorsports PRO-4, now owned by Hart and Huntington’s Josh Merrill, to bring back to Wisconsin for some chassis upgrades for the 2015 season.

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Once back at the shop the team prepared for the second edition of the Red Bull Frozen Rush. The invitation only event, on January 9, saw PRO-4 trucks race two at time, side by side up and down the ski slopes of Sunday River, Maine. Along with the team’s #7 AMSOIL Borla Exhaust Cooper Tire Walker Evans Racing Ford Raptor, two additional PRO-4 trucks from the Douglas Motorsports stable were prepared and maintained for defending champion Ricky Johnson and Brian Deegan.

The made for TV event had Scott Douglas turn the fastest time during the second round. The final results had Douglas finishing fourth as Johnson completed the day in the runner-up spot.

“We had a great time, hats off to Red Bull,” remarked Douglas. “The semi-final round saw two of the Douglas Motorsports trucks, myself and Ricky Johnson, go head to head for some great racing. The experience was just awesome. The crew did an incredible job taking care of all three trucks. I’m really proud of our team.”

The Red Bull Signature Series television broadcast of Red Bull Frozen Rush is Sunday, March 1, at 2pm eastern on NBC.

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Once all the trucks were back at the Wisconsin based shop, the team went to work on the damage the frigid temperatures along with the ice and snow, wreaked on the equipment.

Scott Douglas Cockpit PRThe month of February saw Scott Douglas travel with his AMSOIL backed race truck to California for a weeklong display schedule. The first stop was five days in Johnson Valley, California for the King of the Hammers. The event is the premier rock rack racing event in the world and over 50,000 fans passed by the AMSOIL display with the familiar Douglas Motorsports #7 PRO-4 as a main attraction.

Once the “Hammers” event was complete, Douglas quickly headed across the desert for one more display at the AMA Supercross event at Petco Field in San Diego.

“We really didn’t have an off-season this year, but that’s the way I like it, ” noted Scott Douglas. “If I’m not behind the wheel racing, I love promoting the sport. Now there’s only two months until the TORC season opener in Dallas. We’re hard at work preparing for a championship winning season.”

The first race of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL is April 25-26 at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, TX.
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NORRA Brings Back Historic “Official Photo” Backdrop for 2015 General Tire Mexican 1000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/norra-brings-back-historic-official-photo-backdrop-for-2015-general-tire-mexican-1000-121868.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/norra-brings-back-historic-official-photo-backdrop-for-2015-general-tire-mexican-1000-121868.html#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:31:16 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121868 NORRA Brings Back Historic “Official Photo” Backdrop for 2015 General Tire Mexican 1000 – Team Photo To Be Part of Rally’s Technical Inspection – (Agua Dulce, California) — Back in the earliest days of Baja off-road racing, the National Off-Road

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(Agua Dulce, California) — Back in the earliest days of Baja off-road racing, the National Off-Road Racing Association’s (NORRA) organization and its officials made it a tradition to take a picture of each and every entrant just before they took the green flag. Not only was the practice uniquely NORRA’s, but it also helped capture history for future generations to enjoy.

The organization proudly announced that the upcoming 2015 General Tire Mexican 1000 will mark the official return to a tradition it started decades ago. As was the case at the inaugural 1967 NORRA Mexican 1000, all teams entered in this year’s rally will take part in an “Official Team Photo” celebration at the event’s kick-off in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico. While an unofficial photo backdrop has been available in recent NORRA events, in April each race team’s participation will be a formal part of the rally’s experience.

According to current NORRA President Mike Pearlman, all of these early images were taken by Pearlman himself. As son of original NORRA President Ed Pearlman, Mike was named “Official Photographer” by his father and has vivid memories of shooting all of the drivers, riders and their colorful machinery just before they took off on their Baja adventure.

The original format for taking the images saw teams pull up next to the photo backdrop just before taking the green flag. “In those days, NORRA impounded all of the vehicles immediately after going through Technical Inspection, and they were released for the start sequentially starting from entry number one and going through the field until the impound lot was empty,” Pearlman said.” One by one they would stop to have their photo taken, which they would be happy about after the race.”

In 2015, NORRA will erect a backdrop near the famous RIviera Convention Center rock wall that was used in the original NORRA race. All two and four-wheel entrants will have their photograph taken just prior to taking the green flag for Day 1 of their Mexican 1000 rally event.

“While some may question the ‘Official Photo’ aspect of this year’s event, the fact is NORRA and our staff are all about making great memories for our guests,” added Pearlman. “We are recording this special moment for our racers and their families to be enjoyed for years to come. It’s another unique part of the Mexican 1000 experience.”

For more information, please visit the NORRA at www.norra.com.

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“RACERX MOTORSPORTS SPONSORED ATHLETE KATIE VERNOLA’S RACE REPORT FROM THE UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” http://www.race-dezert.com/home/racerx-motorsports-sponsored-athlete-katie-vernolas-race-report-from-the-utv-world-championship-121864.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/racerx-motorsports-sponsored-athlete-katie-vernolas-race-report-from-the-utv-world-championship-121864.html#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:19:49 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121864 “RACERX MOTORSPORTS SPONSORED ATHLETE KATIE VERNOLA’S RACE REPORT FROM THE UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” 02/25/15 El Cajon, CA– Katie Vernola headed to the first ever UTV World Championships in Laughlin, NV February 21, 2015. Here is her race report. “My team

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Katie Vernola RacerX UTVWC Final PR02/25/15 El Cajon, CA– Katie Vernola headed to the first ever UTV World Championships in Laughlin, NV February 21, 2015. Here is her race report.

“My team and I arrived in Laughlin Friday morning. No practice and no qualifying!

I raced in the production 850 class in my SuperATV Polaris RZR 900 #4503.

One of the best moments of the race is when I was struggling to see in the dust and I just kept an eye on top of the cage in front of me, catching up to him and quickly passing another car. Speeding off and creating even more dust I entered into the infield section, catching up to another two cars where I cut inside on a sharp left hand turn knocking off another two positions. Unfortunately I didn’t finish the race due to the rear wheel studs shearing off.

I’d like to specifically thank SuperATV for such good parts that I drove without a wheel and tire, and didn’t break a thing; ball joints, axles, wheel bearings, trail ring arms or a-arms. Thank you Walker Evans Racing for setting up my RZR 900 & RZR 1000 with the perfect shock setup, from the Lucas Oil short course track to the tough UTVWC terrain. Thank you GMZ for the perfect wheel and tire setup. Thank you MTX Audio for supporting not just me, but also my team. Setting up speakers for the pits, RZRs, trailers and tow vehicle is more than I could ever ask for, Thank you! Thank you Racer X again for all your support!

Sponsors: : SuperAtv.com, Nflow Motorsports, UTV Underground, Polaris RZR, GMZ Race Products, MTX Audio, Carr One Fabrication, Walker Evans Racing, Bell Racing, PRP Seats, K&N Filters, Yoshimura, Dynojet, Cody Haggerty, Awthentik Design Group, Racer X Motorsports, Factory UTV, ProArmor

‘If you dream it, you can do it!’” ~ Katie Vernola

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At Black Rhino Inc. and Racer X Motorsports, we have a passion for all forms of motorsports that is unmatched by anyone in our industry. From communications to safety, tear down to prep, providing fuel stations to race support, we meet the racers needs. We offer tons of products for ALL Side X Sides and a full showroom and website for your shopping convenience. We have a full service and installation center, an on-site fabricator, and a sales staff that is ready to help make your dream Side X Side a reality. Visit us today at 9303 Bond Ave. El Cajon, Ca. 92021 or log onto our website at www.blackrhinoperformance.com. You can also visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackRhinoFanPage.

Black Rhino: Setting the trend for today’s EXTREME Side X Sides.

Drivers needing help with logistics or more info can contact Kenny Osborn at 619-561-5000 or email him at Kenny@blackrhinoperformance.com

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King Shocks Fastest At King Shocks Battle At Primm http://www.race-dezert.com/home/king-shocks-fastest-at-king-shocks-battle-at-primm-121857.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/king-shocks-fastest-at-king-shocks-battle-at-primm-121857.html#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:08:53 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121857 King Shocks Fastest At King Shocks Battle At Primm February 26th, 2015 – Garden Grove, CA – There was a reason King Shocks chose to be the tittle sponsor the SNORE, Battle at Primm race. The course at Primm has

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February 26th, 2015 – Garden Grove, CA – There was a reason King Shocks chose to be the tittle sponsor the SNORE, Battle at Primm race. The course at Primm has some rocky hard packed sections but a majority is loose sandy soil. As the heat races run during the two day race, the shifting sands create huge holes, whoops and ruts. After countless vehicles have clawed at the ground for traction, the corners turn into a mosh pit for shocks and suspensions. One second your suspension is bottomed out on the bumps tops. The next second, the shocks are fully extended; straining the limit straps. Without a proper shock set-up, temperatures can skyrocket and performance will fade. Not only do your shocks have to damp some serious oscillations but it’s also critical to put the power down to the ground if you want to win.

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The man who did just that was overall winner, Kyle Jergensen. Kyle’s King Shocks allowed him to take back to back wins for the overall victory. “Saturday, we started second behind Olliges,” said Kyle, “We got out front but the transmission temperature was climbing so we had to back off for a couple laps. Greaves got out front but had to stop for a flat in the rocky section. That’s when we got past him.” Kyle went on to take the win.

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On Sunday, Kyle erased any doubt who was the fastest. The transmission issue had been solved so Kyle had all the horsepower he needed at his disposal. Kyle jumped out into the lead early and never looked back. In every corner, Kyle’s truck soaked up the humongous whoops, settled down and hooked up hard on the exit. His lead continued to grow until he took the checkered flag.

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Despite the course that was downright hammered, Kyle’s truck was clean like his win. Kyle proves once again that King Shocks has the damping performance you need to win in the most challenging conditions.

About King Shocks
King Shocks makes world-class desert racing shocks for trucks, buggies and UTV’s. King manufactures and hand assembles all of their shocks in Southern California. King Shocks has been the industry leader for over a decade and continues to leave the competition in the dust by providing the level of quality, performance and customer service that champions demand.

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The 2015 Chevy Colorado King Shocks OEM Performance Kit

The 2015 Chevy Colorado OEM Performance kit includes: 2 Front 2.5″ Remote Reservoir Coilover Shocks and 2 Rear 2.5″ Piggyback Reservoir Shocks specifically tuned for superior on and off road handling. Built with race winning design features our kits come complete and provide simple 100% bolt on installation with no cutting or welding done to your vehicle. The standard Front kit increases ride height by 2″ to allow for larger tires and serves as a leveling kit. The front kit boasts a 12% increase in wheel travel. Rear wheel travel is also increased by 15% with King Shocks installed, providing much better on and off road performance. (An extended travel version of the front shock is also available with use of a long travel upper arm kit that increases wheel travel by 23%.)

Order yours today!!

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Patrick Dempsey heads to the The Mint 400 to battle Dax Shepard in a Zero One Car http://www.race-dezert.com/home/patrick-dempsey-heads-to-the-the-mint-400-to-battle-dax-shepard-in-a-zero-one-car-121847.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/patrick-dempsey-heads-to-the-the-mint-400-to-battle-dax-shepard-in-a-zero-one-car-121847.html#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:26 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121847 Patrick Dempsey heads to the The Mint 400 to battle Dax Shepard in a Zero One Car Zero One Named the Official “Arrive & Race” Class for the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire The Mint 400

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Zero One Named the Official “Arrive & Race” Class for the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire

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The Mint 400 has a rich history of celebrity racers competing in “The Great American Off-Road Race™”  including, Steve Mcqueen, Chuck Norris, and James Garner. Actor Patrick Dempsey, a respected road racer, will return to The Mint 400 after previously racing and winning his class in the 2013.  “There is something about the challenge of off-road racing that is unique and remarkable. The amount of variables and difficulty in just getting a finish are immense. I love the challenge and can’t wait to climb into the car,” said Dempsey.

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Dax Shepard is no stranger to racing either. He competed in the “American LeMans Super Trofeo Series” earlier this year and is an avid off-roader and motorsports enthusiast. “I love motorsports and off-road racing. I’ve raced a Class 1 car and spent a lot of time in Glamis. The Mint 400 has always been one of those races I wanted to compete at. I am looking forward to the battle against the field, and the brutal course itself,”  commented Shepard.

Zero One Odysseys (a division of Zero One Odysseys) has been the official Mint 400 “arrive and race” partner for three consecutive years, hosting celebrity racers such as the Red Bull Signature Series host Sal Masekela and professional football player DeMarcus Ware to name a few. They have become the premier off-road adventure group in Las Vegas, Nevada and provide a unique opportunity to explore the silver state’s rarely traveled terrain, because of their responsible approach to the environment.  Zero One Odysseys has specialized in providing off-road enthusiasts with access to Nevada’s diverse terrain, and spacious beauty since 2007.

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“Doing one of our Nevada Great Basin off-road tours is an epic adventure and racing in The Mint 400 takes it to a whole new level. Most people spend years and hundreds of thousands of dollars getting to race The Mint.  Our “arrive and race” program makes it easy, safe and lets our clients concentrate on the parts that matter to them – driving, parties and winning (in whatever order they decide). Our drivers have fun, we handle the stress,” said Earl Desiderio of Zero One.

Zero One Odysseys is always looking for ways to cater to the untamed spirit in all of us.  With Zero One Racing, you can climb into a professionally maintained off-road race vehicle at The Mint 400 and run a worry free race.  Their professional staff prep and maintain the race car and give participants the thrill of a lifetime.

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“Renting a Zero One car is a great way to get your feet wet with off-road racing. They do a great job of handling everything for you so you can just show up, race, and have a good time without the stress of trying to run your own program,” stated Joshua Martelli, COO of The Mint 400.

Zero One Racing operates The Mint 400 spec class.  It’s an even playing field and driver talent and strategy is the only advantage in the race.  Zero One Racing entries will enjoy special status with VIP access to the Miss Mint contest, pre and post parties, a drive down the Las Vegas Strip and a storyline in the Mad Media produced Mint 400 television show. Zero One alumni include actor Patrick Dempsey, Sal Masekela and DeMarcus Ware.

A Limited number of Zero One vehicles are available so make your reservations now!

Contact Zero One Racing:
949.412.5522
ryan@zerooneodysseys.com

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Tyme Agency Athlete Gavin Harlien Adds Ultra Wheel Sponsorship for 2015 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/tyme-agency-athlete-gavin-harlien-adds-ultra-wheel-sponsorship-for-2015-121853.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/tyme-agency-athlete-gavin-harlien-adds-ultra-wheel-sponsorship-for-2015-121853.html#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:11:43 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121853 February 25th , 2015 (San Diego, CA) Tyme Agency Athlete Gavin Harlien Adds Ultra Wheel Sponsorship for 2015 Tyme Agency’s Gavin Harlien has come to an agreement to compete on Ultra Wheels for the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing

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Tyme Agency Athlete Gavin Harlien Adds Ultra Wheel Sponsorship for 2015

Tyme Agency’s Gavin Harlien has come to an agreement to compete on Ultra Wheels for the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season.

Harlien is one of the up and coming stars of short course racing and proved this by taking home Rookie of the Year honors in the Pro Lite Class in the 2014 Race Season. After his impressive season run, Gavin finished off the season with a career best 2nd place finish at the Challenge Cup to cap off his season.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to run Ultra Wheel products this year,” says Gavin Harlien. “It’s so important to have confidence the wheels you are running will be able to hold up through the carnage we go through every race weekend. After the first test sessions with Ultra Wheel I have no doubt they will make it through the carnage!”

“Ultra Wheel has helped young guns like Gavin reach the Podium for over
30 years. We are proud to be the official wheel company for
Gavin Harlien and Harlien Racing for the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season.” Says Scott Musser from Ultra Wheel

About Tyme Agency: Tyme Agency is a boutique sports marketing agency, offering customized consulting packages tailored to fit any brand, team or athlete. Built on eighteen years of sales, marketing and consulting experience, tyme specializes in athlete/team representation, loyalty program management, business consulting and social media strategy.

For more info contact Jason Fierro:
P. 858-900-8989
E. jfierro@thetyme.com

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The 2015 Truck Of The Year Now Complete with an OEM Performance Kit by King Shock Technologies http://www.race-dezert.com/home/the-2015-truck-of-the-year-now-complete-with-an-oem-performance-kit-by-king-shock-technologies-121833.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/the-2015-truck-of-the-year-now-complete-with-an-oem-performance-kit-by-king-shock-technologies-121833.html#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:16:37 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121833 The 2015 Chevy Colorado was just named Truck of the Year by Motor Trend and it only gets better when complimented with an OEM Performance kit by King Shock Technologies. Pre order your kits today! The 2015 Chevy Colorado OEM

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The 2015 Chevy Colorado was just named Truck of the Year by Motor Trend and it only gets better when complimented with an OEM Performance kit by King Shock Technologies. Pre order your kits today!

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The 2015 Chevy Colorado OEM Performance kit includes: 2 Front 2.5” Remote Reservoir Coilover Shocks and 2 Rear 2.5” Piggyback Reservoir Shocks specifically tuned for superior on and off road handling. Built with race winning design features our kits come complete and provide simple 100% bolt on installation with no cutting or welding done to your vehicle. The standard Front kit increases ride height by 2” to allow for larger tires and serves as a leveling kit. The front kit boasts a 12% increase in wheel travel. Rear wheel travel is increased by 15% with King Shocks installed providing much better on and Off-Road performance. (An extended travel version of the front shock is also available with the use of a long travel upper arm kit that increases wheel travel by a sizeable 23%.)

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As with all King Shocks OEM Performance kits the Chevy Colorado Coilover Shocks have an adjustable ride height, several spring rates to choose from, easy valve adjustments and are 100% serviceable. Pre ordered Colorado Kits will be available March, 6 2015.

All OEM Performance kits are available with optional wide range compression adjusters. King Shocks Wide Range Compression Adjuster gives you the ability to precisely adjust compression from super soft to super firm with the simple twist of a knob. The clearly marked knob offers 20 positive clicks of finely tuned adjustment. You can soften your ride when just cruising or firm up the compression when hammering rough terrain or carrying additional payload. You’ll have the ultimate in performance regardless of your pursuit.

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King’s line of Original equipment manufacturer, (OEM), shock upgrade kits provide a bolt on suspension system that elevates your on and off-road performance to unmatched levels. Each kit has been subjected to punishing real world testing to develop the optimal damping curves and spring rates for your vehicle. Built with the same quality of materials and precise tolerances found on our high end race shocks our OEM upgrade kits enable you to experience the famous King ride quality on your daily driver or prerunner.

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Built with race winning design features our kits come complete and provide simple 100% bolt on installation with no cutting or welding done to your vehicle. Our front kits provide an adjustable ride height and up to a 25% increase in wheel travel. Rear kits typically allow a 15% travel increase. Large 2.5” diameter shock bodies and external reservoirs dramatically increase fluid capacity and heat dissipation to provide sustained damping performance even under the most punishing conditions. Our OEM upgrade shocks feature the same serviceable design that allows for valve adjustments with simple hand tools just like our race shocks.

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Our experienced shock technicians are a phone call away to help should any questions arise during installation or use. Our kits are available ready to bolt into stock vehicles or with custom lengths for vehicles running lifted aftermarket suspensions. Once you ride on Kings you will know there really is a difference. Nothing rides like a King.

About King Shocks
King Shocks makes world-class desert racing shocks for trucks, buggies and UTV’s. King manufactures and hand assembles all of their shocks in Southern California. King Shocks has been the industry leader for over a decade and continues to leave the competition in the dust by providing the level of quality, performance and customer service that champions demand.

About Mad Media
Mad Media (www.madmedia.com) is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, with in-house film and television production. We craft authentic, culturally engaging brand messages, and deliver them across print, web, photography, and film platforms. Mad Media has been leading the online content revolution since 1995 producing major commercial, television, online content and viral film projects such as The Gymkhana Series and XP1K Series.

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“BLACK RHINO/RACERX MOTORSPORTS SPONSORED ATHLETE CODY RAHDERS’ RACE REPORT FROM THE UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND DISTRICT 38” http://www.race-dezert.com/home/black-rhinoracerx-motorsports-sponsored-athlete-cody-rahders-race-report-from-the-utv-world-championship-and-district-38-121830.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/black-rhinoracerx-motorsports-sponsored-athlete-cody-rahders-race-report-from-the-utv-world-championship-and-district-38-121830.html#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:39:55 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121830 “BLACK RHINO/RACERX MOTORSPORTS SPONSORED ATHLETE CODY RAHDERS’ RACE REPORT FROM THE UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND DISTRICT 38” 2/24/15 El Cajon, CA– In support of sponsor Polaris, the UTVunderground, and a chance to get an up close look at desert racing,

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Cody Rahders UTVWC Report PR2/24/15 El Cajon, CA– In support of sponsor Polaris, the UTVunderground, and a chance to get an up close look at desert racing, Cody Rahders Racing attended the UTV World Championships in Laughlin, NV to race the Production 1000 class in his Championship winning Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 1000. Unfortunately it didn’t go quite as planned.

Registration, contingency, tech, and even the start all went well but after Cody, starting on the 3rd row, had worked his way through a majority of the second row that started one minute ahead of him, had a clutch failure that ended his race and day near the end of lap three.

At dinner, it was discussed that this was the 3rd DNF in a row (Monster Jam-belt, Regionals-hub, UTVWC-clutch), and the team needed a good finish. It was decided that they would leave Laughlin at 2am the following morning and travel to District 38 at Plaster City West for what would be Cody’s first true desert race.

The team arrived in time for the 8:30 drivers meeting and while Cody attended the meeting the clutch was replaced, car got a quick prep, and he lined up for the bomb run.

At the start Cody led for the first mile but was running out of top end due to fact he was still running a short course clutch tune. At the end of the run he was third out of 17 as they headed out into the desert. End of lap one Cody was still 3rd and near 2 minutes behind the leader. End of lap two he was 2nd and 1 minute down. At the finish he was still 2nd and had closed to 30 seconds back of the winner.

“I could see his dust and could gain in the tight sections but once we hit the wide open stuff I would hit the rev limiter and back off. I’m happy. We showed up 45 minutes before the race, panic prepped, and came away 2nd overall after 90 miles in my first desert race in a short course car. I’m happy to have finally shaken the DNF’s and looking forward to the Regional’s at Lake Elsinore.”

Cody Rahders Racing would like to thank his sponsors for the 2015 season: Polaris, Cognito Motorsports, Fox Shox, Black Rhino RacerX Motorsports for letting me use his 4 seater and trailer to get to Laughlin, Sparks Racing, GMZ Race Products tires #noflats, Method Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, K&N Filters, Superchips, Twisted Stitch seats, Streamline Performance, JDM Fotos, and the UTVunderground. My spotter Nick Novak, mechanics Kevin Sullivan and Jon Kelly, my parents, and my girlfriend Regina.

BLACK RHINO/RACERX MOTORSPORTS

At Black Rhino Inc. and Racer X Motorsports, we have a passion for all forms of motorsports that is unmatched by anyone in our industry. From communications to safety, tear down to prep, providing fuel stations to race support, we meet the racers needs. We offer tons of products for ALL Side X Sides and a full showroom and website for your shopping convenience. We have a full service and installation center, an on-site fabricator, and a sales staff that is ready to help make your dream Side X Side a reality. Visit us today at 9303 Bond Ave. El Cajon, Ca. 92021 or log onto our website at www.blackrhinoperformance.com. You can also visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackRhinoFanPage.

Black Rhino: Setting the trend for today’s EXTREME Side X Sides.

Drivers needing help with logistics or more info can contact Kenny Osborn at 619-561-5000 or email him at Kenny@blackrhinoperformance.com

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youtheory Off-Road Team Races Into This Year’s Mint 400 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/youtheory-off-road-team-races-into-this-years-mint-400-121826.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/youtheory-off-road-team-races-into-this-years-mint-400-121826.html#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:33:26 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121826 TUSTIN, CALIF. – Feb. 24, 2015 – After a successful first year in off-road racing that saw the hiring of legend Jerry Whelchel as COO & Head Crew Chief, numerous top 10 finishes including at the Parking 425, the jump

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TUSTIN, CALIF. – Feb. 24, 2015 – After a successful first year in off-road racing that saw the hiring of legend Jerry Whelchel as COO & Head Crew Chief, numerous top 10 finishes including at the Parking 425, the jump from a one truck to a two truck team, youtheory is looking forward to racing in March’s 2015 Mint 400. Anthony and Jeff Terzo and Andrew Whitehead, the primary drivers of #6183, and Jerry Whelchel, driver of the #37, are poised for victory and gunning for the top spot in one of the nation’s hardest off-road races.

“Our 25 member team will be out in full force next month to take the The Mint 400 by storm,” said youtheory CEO Darren Rude. “The youtheory off-road team is a force to be reckoned with and I am looking forward to showing off #6183 and #37 at The Mint 400.”

2014 was just the beginning for the youtheory off-road crew. With the appointment of racing legend Jerry Whelchel as youtheory Off-Road Racing COO & Head Crew Chief, other teams immediately took notice that the team was here to not only stay but to win. After learning from and working with Jerry, the Terzo Brothers and Andrew Whitehead have taken over full preparations of #6183.

Using his full 40 years of experience, Jerry oversaw the completion of the new cutting edge #37. Both the #6183 and #37 have undergone numerous improvements to enhance their abilities to win and withstand the harsh elements on the world stage that is The Mint 400. Also new for this year, youtheory sponsored by Toyo Tires for better reliability and traction.

“The off-road team has really come together over the past few months and we are better than ever,” said Jerry Whelchel. “I continue to be impressed with the talent of Andrew & the Terzo brothers and their drive to win.”

For the first time ever, #6183 qualified in fifth out of 22 racers at The Parker 425. youtheory is looking forward to that momentum rolling into the Mint 400 and the rest of the season. The youtheory team made their first appearance in the Pit Crew Challenge at the Parker 425 – making it as far as the semi-finals – and will be participating again at the Mint on Las Vegas’ famed Freemont Street.

Watch the youtheory off-road team in action at the Parker 425 at http://youtu.be/vFPDVbIVOlU.

youtheory, sold in over 50,000 retailers nationwide, quickly realized the untapped sponsorship potential that NASCAR and off-road racing had for health and beauty brands. Following its lead, major retailers like Amazon and the Vitamin Shoppe Amazon have come on-board as co-sponsors.

youtheory’s full line of products are available at major retailers and health food stores. For more information, please visit http://www.youtheory.com.

About youtheory
Nutrawise is a leader in nutritional dietary manufacturing based in Tustin, California. Nutrawise is focused on health and beauty with its youtheory brand. The entire youtheory line of beauty products, including youtheory Advanced Collagen, youtheory Revive and youtheory Tumeric, are sold in over 50,000 retailers and health stores nationwide. We put principles and people first, while providing the highest quality products, service and value to our customers. For more information, visit http://www.youtheory.com, like us on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/youtheorybeauty and follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/youtheory.
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The Sportsman Off-Road Series will launch the Sportsman Light Truck class for the 2015 race season. The class is based off the popular mid-size tube frame truck PRO class, but with some limitations that will ensure a true “level playing field,” as well minimizing the overall cost of the race truck. The concept of this Sportsman class began as project of Flying Dutchman Off-Road Racing nearly two years ago, and will be on the track beginning June 6-7 during the Louderville Steel Off-Road Super Challenge at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.

Sportsman Truck Racing PR“This class is really needed in our series,” noted Crandon’s Cliff Flannery. “There are PRO truck teams that don’t have the support needed to travel
back and forth across the country, but want to race. The Sportsman Off-Road Series will give them that opportunity. We went a step further and with the support of several vendors, we have an engine and drivetrain package that will keep costs under control as well. This class will grow by leaps and bounds in the next three years.”

Sportsman Light will be the first Spec Class ever introduced at the Sportsman level of short-course off-road racing. All participants must run a Spec Engine, Spec Transmission, Spec Torque Converter, and a Spec ring and pinion.

The powerplant is the Ford 347 from Ford Performance Parts. The sealed engine is available from several performance outlets. If a team has a PRO version of the Ford 347, it can be inspected, recertified and resealed by ProPower Racing in Sullivan, Wisconsin.

Sportsman truck series engine PR“Ford Racing developed the D347SR specifically for racing applications,” notes Mike Delahanty, Ford Racing Performance Parts Product Manager. “It’s built with the best race parts – from the best in the Racing Aftermarket companies like SCAT, Mahle, Edelbrock, Clevite, Crane Cams, PAC Valve Springs, MSD and more. Every engine is hand assembled with racing clearances – and every rotating assembly is individually balanced. The 347SR has the power and durability to win – right out of the crate. Ford Racing is looking forward to working with the Sportsman Off-Road Series in 2015 and beyond.”

The spec transmission rules were a joint effort from some of the premier off-road transmission builders in the sport. Auto Trans Design from Germantown, Wisconsin, J & H Performance Transmission in Garden City, Michigan, and Stoney Automotive Engineeering of Lansing, Michigan are the exclusive vendors for Sportsman Light.

The exclusive vendor for the torque converter is Dynamic Motorsport of Melrose Park, IL. Dynamic will dyno test every converter and ensuring performance equality.

Currie Enterprises of Corona, California will be the exclusive ring and pinion suppler of Sport Light. Currie is offering every Sport Light competitor two sets of gear, one short-course and one long-course combination. The ratios will be the same for every competitor.

The class will be fully supported by the companies in the MORR contingency program as well as Ford Racing Contingency Program – http://fordracingparts.com/register/default.asp.

For complete rules information and spec contacts on the Sportsman Light Truck class, visit: www.sportsmanoffroadseries.com/rule-book.html

If your company is interested in any marketing opportunities, with the Sportsman Off-Road Series as well as the MORR Contingency Program, please contact Mike Reusche: mikereusche@yahoo.com 847.343.4658.
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2015 Sportsman Off-Road Series Schedule

May – MORR Test Day Crandon, WI

June 6-7 Crandon, WI
June 27-28 Crandon, WI
July 18-19 Bark River, MI
August 15-16 Bark River, MI
September 5-6 Crandon, WI

Jan. 9, 2016 Banquet Bark River, MI*

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About Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway celebrates its 46th year of short-course racing action. The “Big House” is built on a solid foundation of world-class motorsports talent, equipment and support; the dedication of a not-for-profit board of directors ensuring the “Crandon experience,” the financial support of corporate partners and the devotion of raceway volunteers and organizations that look forward to the return of loyal fans each and every year. With its roots in Baja and its birth in Crandon, short-course off-road racing is known as the fastest, most punishing form of auto racing on the planet. www.crandonoffroad.com

CRANDON INTERNATIONAL OFF-ROAD RACEWAY
10104 US HIGHWAY 8 P.O. BOX 101 Crandon, Wisconsin, 54520, USA
Tel: (715) 478-2222

About Bark River International Off-Road Raceway
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bark River Lions Club hosting off-road racing in the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. From its meager beginnings, the facility has grown to become one of the premiere off-road racing venues in the country. The Bark River Lions Club was organized on January 12, 1943 with 24 charter members. These members, led by President Joseph Gucky and Secretary/Treasurer B.E. Douglas, put in place a set of standards and goals which members hold true to this day. Since then the club, thanks in part to the contributions of the off-road community, has established an unprecedented record of community, regional, and international contributions and service. www.barkriveroffroad.com

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Bark River Lions Club Attn: Race Committee
4014 D Road Bark River, MI. 49807, USA
tel: (906) 466-9020

About Midwest Off-Road Racing (MORR)
The goal of the Midwest Off-Road Racing group is to insure affordable racing for the Midwest Sportsman Off-Road Racer by uniting racers with a common voice. By maintaining affiliations with approved sanctioning bodies, this will allow the competitor and the enthusiast to enjoy off road racing now and in the future.
www.midwest-offroadracing.com

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(Agua Dolce, Calif.): Having executed a successful “proof of concept” in 2014, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today confirmed it will incorporate a three-route rally format for its upcoming General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. The announcement bolsters NORRA’s reputation for hosting “The Happiest Race On Earth,” as the format not only adds a great measure of safety, but also allows race organizers to tailor 1,300-plus miles of rally routes and terrain to better accommodate the wide variety of vehicles expected for this year’s event.

In essence, NORRA will coordinate a complex set of logistics in creating a trio of special routes and staggered formatting for competitors in the Vintage, Evolution and Motorcycle categories. This step is being taken to allow for vehicle separation, a wide variety of machinery and driver experience, as well as reducing dust for all its racers.

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The historic streets of Ensenada, Baja, Mexico will come alive once again on April 25, 2015 as the official starting location for the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. Both NORRA’s Vintage and Evolution categories will undergo pre-rally inspection at the Bilstein Tech Area (above), while the Motorcycle classes will get the green flag that morning.

Scheduled for April 25-29, the 6th annual NORRA Mexican 1000 will once again start in the northern port city of Ensenada, Baja, Mexico and wind its way down to the very tip of the legendary peninsula in the world-class resort area of San Jose del Cabo/Cabo San Lucas. While the exact route is held in secrecy until just before the rally begins, NORRA’s announcement lays out specific dates, overnight stops and a general sense of where the three routes will take their Mexican 1000 guests.

The various motorcycle classes will take center stage on Saturday, April 25, as the first rider to take the green flag will be waved off at high noon right in the midst of the event’s highly popular General Tire Vintage “Round-Up” and the Bilstein Technical Inspection for the four-wheel classes. From there, the riders will wind down the Pacific Ocean side of Baja before completing Day 1 in El Rosario. Day 2 will see another great day of fun and adventure capped off by an overnight stay in the desert oasis of San Ignacio. Like last year, Day 3 will end in Loreto, with the motorcycle crowd reuniting with their four-wheel counterparts for the first time in the rally. Staggered starts and different routes in Day 4 and Day 5 will ensure maximum rider safety in getting to the finish lines.

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NORRA’s two-wheel competitors will once again enjoy the safety of motorcycle-only rally days and separate routes as they compete in the 2015 Mexican 1000. NORRA first instituted this formal in 2014 — a concept that was met with overall praise and appreciation from by rally organizers.

For NORRA’s trademark Vintage categories, for the first time in rally history an entirely separate route on Day 1 will separate them from the modern Evolution/Rally categories. Taking an early start out of Ensenada, the vintage cars, trucks and buggies will head east, then south on smoother dirt roads through San Felipe and on to Bahia de Los Angeles for their first overnight. Day 2, 3 and 4 will be similar to last year’s course to Loreto, La Paz and Cabo, but with course adjustments to avoid silt-beds and overly rough terrain.

NORRA’s modern Evolution and Rally Raid-style vehicles also take the green flag on Sunday, April 26, but will head in a southern direction toward Bahia de Los Angeles via San Quintin. It was a similar route used in 2014, but NORRA will use a shorter last Special Stage to insure competitors enjoy the late afternoon finish line festivities along with the Vintage crowd. The following days will use much of the same route as the Vintage classes, but will also feature separate variations over tougher terrain.

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While desert off-road racing is always a challenge, for 2015 NORRA is adding additional resources to create three separate routes that better suit their Vintage, Evolution and Motorcycle classes.

Race organizers have also announced the return of the NORRA “Radio Relay” communications plane and aircrew to assist racers contact their chase crews if needed. The NORRA chase plane extends radio reach by slowly circling down the course and using its elevation to relay messages between competitor and their teams. First used in 2014, the NORRA “Radio Relay” was a popular addition to the rally that adds yet another layer of safety and proactive assistance for Mexican 1000 crews and drivers.

NORRA is also finalizing a significantly bolstered and comprehensive “sweep” program that will offer racers with mechanical issues a much higher level of on-course service and support. Additional information regarding this “sweep” program will be released shortly.

“In our first five years, the NORRA staff has worked hard to make our Mexican 1000 experience as exceptional as possible,” shared organization President Mike Pearlman. “While these upgrades add to our overall logistical challenge, that will always take a back seat to our priority of constantly increasing ease of participation, overall safety and the overall fun factor!”

In addition to General Tire, NORRA is also supported by General Tire, American Racing Wheel, Azunia Tequila, South Point Hotel and Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Bilstein Shocks, KC HiLites and MasterCraft/Impact Safety.
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Beginning in 2010, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) began promoting a rebirth of the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally. The unique off-road rally was co-created by promoter Mike Pearlman to consist of special stages (unlimited speed timed stages in the dirt) linked together by controlled speed liaison / transit sections (highway). The one-of-a-kind, once-a-year, four-day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, as well as modern desert Rally Raid cars, pre-runner trucks, buggies and motorcycles.

Pearlman’s late father Ed and others established the first running of the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally in November of 1967, which eventually became internationally recognized and evolved into the Baja 1000 in the mid-1970’s.

The General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 is supported by General Tire, American Racing Wheel, South Point Hotel Casino, Walker Evans Racing, Azunia Tequila, KC HiLites, Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Mastercraft/Impact Safety.

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Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer is headed to Las Vegas, NV to race the Mint 400 on March 14th with the Roberts Racing Team. Dakota will be piloting the Roberts Racing #1588 Class One Car. Dakota earned his Medal of Honor during the battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan where under fire he saved the lives of his fellow soldiers and civilians in an extraordinary act of bravery. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only.

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“The Mint 400 is more than a race, it’s a demonstration of American ingenuity and resolve. The idea that we never quit is an inherent American trait that is upheld at it’s highest level by our veterans. That trait is also a inherent in off-road racing, we never quit. We are honored to have Dakota Meyer and all the other veterans who come compete in “The Great American Off-Road Race”. They have offered the greatest sacrifice in protecting our way of life,” stated Matt Martelli, Mint 400 CEO.

“I am excited to race The Mint 400 and help raise awareness at the plight of our veterans. I want to demonstrate that we are in fact not done with living life to it’s fullest. Twenty two veterans a day commit suicide, this is a tragedy we all need to work together to stop. I was nearly a statistic but now I am example of how to push on and live,” stated Dakota Meyer.

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The Roberts Racing team will field three vehicles at the 2015 Mint 400 including Dale Dondel as the driver of the the #7 Trick Truck, Jared Robert as the driver of the #1585 Class one car and Sgt. Dakota Meyer will pilot the #1588 Class on car.

The Mint 400 is proud to celebrate American Veterans by supporting the following foundations:

Dakota Meyer Leadership Institute:
http://www.dakotameyer.com/

Mission 22:
http://www.mission22.com/

Hiring our Heroes:
https://hireourheroes.org/

War fighter Made:
http://www.warfightermade.org/

WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN DONATING TO THESE FOUNDATIONS TO HELP SUPPORT OUR VETERANS.

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The 2015 Polaris RZR MINT 400 Presented by General Tire Returns to the Red Bull Signature Series http://www.race-dezert.com/home/the-2015-polaris-rzr-mint-400-presented-by-general-tire-returns-to-the-red-bull-signature-series-121779.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/the-2015-polaris-rzr-mint-400-presented-by-general-tire-returns-to-the-red-bull-signature-series-121779.html#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:31:58 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121779 The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire will again roar onto TV screens across America as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The most progressive action sports series in the world will air a two-hour NBC

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The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire will again roar onto TV screens across America as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The most progressive action sports series in the world will air a two-hour NBC broadcast of the Mint 400, showcasing the largest and most prestigious off-road race in America.. The 2015 race will be held Saturday, March 14th in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Red Bull Signature Series broadcast is set to air on NBC, Sunday, June 28th from 2-4 p.m. ET.

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“The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive action sports property on TV today, so of course we are thrilled to continue to be a part of the series,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “Last year’s Red Bull Signature Series broadcast on NBC reached new fans all across the United States and globally online. It’s validation that off-road racing is one of the most exciting forms of motorsports in the world. Three hundred and thirty of the best off-road racers in the world are coming to do battle on our course, what can be more exciting than that!.”

“Last year we hit an incredible milestone for the sport of off-road racing,” said Joshua Martelli, COO of The Mint 400. “The show was a huge success! It reached over a hundred million households throughout the United States and on Red Bull Signature Series.”

Click here to watch the entire 2014 broadcast on NBC:

http://www.redbullsignatureseries.com/event/mint-400-2015/mint-400-2014-complete-nbc-broadcast

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Mad Media will return in 2015 as the production team behind The Mint 400 broadcast for the sixth consecutive year. They are best known for producing the first three Gymkhana films, and most recently the “XP1K” series for Polaris RZR. In addition to their widely successful branded viral video work, they produced coverage of the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Sal Masekela, the definitive voice in action sports, will host all the action in a series that is now in its fourth year on NBC.

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona Kicks off 2015 Season this Weekend http://www.race-dezert.com/home/lucas-oil-off-road-regional-series-arizona-kicks-off-2015-season-this-weekend-121773.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/lucas-oil-off-road-regional-series-arizona-kicks-off-2015-season-this-weekend-121773.html#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:40:57 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121773 Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona Kicks off 2015 Season this Weekend Racing All Day Saturday February 28th  and Sunday March 1st at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler GILBERT, AZ    FEBRUARY 27, 2015:  This weekend kicks off the

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Racing All Day Saturday February 28th  and Sunday March 1st at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler

GILBERT, AZ    FEBRUARY 27, 2015:  This weekend kicks off the 6th year of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series Arizona presented by ADS Shocks.  The series is a grass-roots short course racing organization that follows the same rules as the National Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing series, allowing more opportunities for spectators and participants to attend off-road racing events local to the Phoenix area.  “We have another action packed schedule lined up for the Arizona racers.  We have commitments from drivers ranging in age from 7 to 72, featuring some of the best off-roaders in Arizona,” said Tim Jones, Series Owner.  “We have a list of high-profile racers already entered into this weekends race including The Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr, Pro Off-Road driver Corry Weller and many other Lucas Oil racers that will be putting in their testing before the professional season starts.  Yes, you can meet these racers in a more relaxed and open environment, or race against them!”

            The first event of 2015 will be held at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports facility on Saturday February 28th with gates opening and action starting at 9am.  The Main Events will run from12:30pm to 5pm for a full day of racing.  Sunday March 1st will have the same schedule for Round 2 of the 10 round series.  Ticket prices are $15/day or purchase a weekend pass for only $25.  $5 off coupons are available at SDHQ and Foddrill Motorsports.

            Live broadcast of the main events will be available online at www.livetrackfeed.com both Saturday and Sunday starting at 12:15pm.  The coverage will include the opening ceremonies through the last main event – live racing, commentary and live timing.

The two-day event has 15 different classes that drivers compete in: 1. Open V8 / Desert Truck  2. Dragon Fire Production 1000cc UTV & RZR 900cc UTV  3. RnR Steel Unlimited UTV  4. Stock RZR UTV   5. American Recycling Jr2 Karts  6. Jr1 Karts  7. Mr. Rooter Modified Karts   8. Open Pro  9. Weller Racing SR1 UTV  10. Network Automotive Mini Stock Trucks  11. Network Automotive Mini Mod Trucks  12. Foddrill Motorsports Limited Buggy  13. 1600 Desert Limited Class.  14. Full Stock Trucks  15. Ultra 4×4. There are classes for the young kids up to the professional open classes making it a full day for a whole family to enjoy.

This year, co-riders are allowed in the Desert Buggy, Full Stock Truck, Open V8 Truck, Ultra 4×4, Mini Stocks and Open Mini Mod Truck classes.  If you are considering racing, this is a great opportunity to get behind the wheel and on the track in a competitive but successful way.  The Lucas Oil Regional Series, Arizona annual membership is only $50.  We encourage other regional racers to join us, please note all regional memberships are good in Arizona.

Weekend Schedule: Thursday February 26th, ASCC will host their 2014 Awards Banquet at Octane Raceway.  Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m will be the only practice session for the weekend; there is a $50 fee.  Spectators are welcome.  Saturday & Sunday spectator gates will open at 9 a.m. Qualifying starts at 9:00 a.m. and the Main Events will begin at 12 noon with the final podium race ending at 5pm. Ticket prices are $15/day or purchase a weekend pass for only $25. Parking is $10 per day or camp for $10. Walk around the pits, hang out with the racers, bring the entire family and enjoy a full day of racing. There’ll be lots of food and entertainment throughout the day.

Check out our website for more details www.lucasoilregionalaz.com  or like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaShortCourse 

For Exhibitor and Ticket Information on all events go to www.arizonashortcourse.com

Become a Fan on Facebook for Race Updates: https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaShortCourse

About ASCC’s Lucas Oil Regional, AZ : The Lucas Oil Regional Series, Arizona focuses on presenting affordable, competitive grassroots racing in a safe, relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.

ASCC’s Lucas Oil Regional, AZ Marketing Partners: Lucas Oil, ADS Racing Shocks, Yamaha Motors, MTX Audio, Monster Energy, Tilted Kilt Tempe, PCI Race Radios

Weller Racing, Foddrill MotorSports, Mr. Rooter, RnR Steel, American Recycling, Network Automotive, Dragon Fire

Big-O Tires, Dirty Little Secret Racing gear, Super Sick, Octane Raceway, San Tan Ford

 

2015 Schedule:

February 28th  – March 1st  – Rounds 1 & 2

April 11th – 12th   – Rounds 3 & 4

May 9th  – 10th   – Rounds 5 & 6

September 11th  – 12th   – Rounds 7 & 8

November 7th  – 8th   – Rounds 9 & 10

 

Racing & Exhibitor Opportunities:
Please contact Tim Jones at 602-763-4635 or email at tim@arizonashortcourse.com

 

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Atturo Tires Joins TORC: The Off Road Championship As Official Series Partner

IRVINE, Calif. (February 24, 2015)— TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL is known for incredible racing that reaches the next generation motorsports fan. Fast speeds, big jumps and side by side racing thrills fans all over the country and showcases the performance of key products, especially tires.
 
Atturo Tires, a brand dedicated to tires for the sport utility, crossover, and light truck market has joined forces with TORC as an Official Series Partner for the purpose of telling their product story to the National TORC Audience. Tires are one of the most important components of a winning truck in TORC.  Only the highest-quality products like Atturo’s Trailblade ™ series can withstand the abuse that these race-trucks make as they race their way around tracks that have serious terrain challenges.
 
“Lap after lap, a TORC track changes and becomes increasingly punishing to tires,” says Series President BJ Birtwell. “Add high speeds and the fact that these trucks fly 200 feet through the air and land on rough terrain means that tires are put to arguably the most intense test in all of racing.”
 
Atturo, based in Chicago, IL, has created a name for itself in the tire industry by developing race quality tires in a consumer price range to meet the needs of today’s light truck owner.  Whether it’s replacing original equipment tires, or upgrading to a larger size, Atturo offers a tire to enhance the performance and appearance of its customers’ truck, living up to its slogan, “Performance Within Reach.” 
 
“As a leader in providing consumers with pro-quality tires in the light truck and SUV/crossover markets, Atturo is proud to partner with TORC in this series,” said Atturo’s Michael Mathis. “ We’re here to let consumers know the Atturo tires that perform in the harsh environment of the TORC series are the same tires they can get every day at dealers around the globe.”  
 
The full 2015 TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL season schedule is as follows:
 
April 24-25:   Dallas, TX
May 16-17:     St Louis, MO
June 18-19:    Chicago, IL
June 27-28:    Crandon, WI
July 10-11:     Charlotte, NC
Aug 4-5:          Sturgis, SD
Aug 15-16:     Bark River, MI
Sept 5-6:         Crandon, WI
 
For more information on the TORC Series, visit their official web site at TORCSeries.com or follow them via their social media platforms at Facebook.com/TORC or on Twitter and Instagram at @TORCOffRoad.
 
About TORC
TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL is the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road truck racing series. Known as a collision between action sports and motorsports, TORC is the ultimate battleground for 900-horsepower race trucks competing to win the prestigious TORC National Championship. Fans from all over the world enjoy TORC through high-energy events as well as the TV broadcasts on NBC Sports. For more information, visit www.torcseries.com. For business and sponsorship inquiries, please email info@torcseries.com.
 
About Atturo
Atturo Tires is a Chicago, Illinois based tire brand dedicated to the SUV, Cross Over and light truck market segment. Atturo designs and manufactures a professional tire range to meet the needs of today’s light truck owner, offering a race-quality tire to enhance the performance and appearance of your truck.  Atturo tires are produced in world-class factories and are certified for global market quality standards by independent agencies. Atturo’s Trailblade XT all-terrain tire recently won the 2014 SEMA Global Media Award for best “Innovative New Product For The International Market.” For more information please visit www.atturo.com . For business and sponsorship inquiries please emailinfo@atturo.com.

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2015 “PURE UTV” SERIES ADDS PRODUCTION “170” http://www.race-dezert.com/home/2015-pure-utv-series-adds-production-170-121739.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/2015-pure-utv-series-adds-production-170-121739.html#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:21:12 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121739 2015 “PURE UTV” SERIES ADDS PRODUCTION “170” California City, CA – Feb 2, 2015 – AVE/BAJA PROMOTIONS has added two new classes to its remaining 2015 schedule of the PURE UTV INTERNATIONAL OFF-ROAD DESERT SERIES, announced Lou Peralta, CEO and Promoter

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2015 “PURE UTV” SERIES ADDS PRODUCTION “170”

California City, CA – Feb 2, 2015 – AVE/BAJA PROMOTIONS has added two new classes to its remaining 2015 schedule of the PURE UTV INTERNATIONAL OFF-ROAD DESERT SERIES, announced Lou Peralta, CEO and Promoter of the series.

The upcoming second event of the PURE UTV Series is scheduled for March 28, with the running of the PURE “150” – Peralta indicated that they will add the Production “170” Division with two separate classes: Production “610” Class (for Kids 6 to 10 years old) and Production “113” Class (for Kids 11 through 13 years old), using a totally new and abbreviated course, laid out mostly on the property owned by the Peralta family.

The announcement came on the heels of the Peralta family attending the recent UTV World Championships in Laughlin, Nevada. Peralta comments; “This was a great event that Joey D. and the Martelli Brothers put on, but what made it particularly exciting and wonderful, was including the “Kids Race” consisting of Polaris’ Class 170. That was just terrific. We spoke to several parents who have been traveling to closed-course events in Southern California and asked us to consider adding the ‘170’ Classes.”
Peralta continued; “It didn’t take much to convince me after I saw the kids racing at the worlds; their skills and determination, it is just wonderful and we at AVE/Baja Promotions would like to advance the usage of these units by kids. I can’t think of a better program to ensure the growth and stability of our sport, and its future. Adding the two Classes is sure to establish a solid base for the future. Years ago we did it with Mini bike classes and Pee Wee’s in the motorcycle and ATV sports and even in the personal watercraft venues and now I think the “610” and “113” Classes will do likewise for UTVs.”

Peralta also added that since they have been in the sport of off-road since 1986, he has seen kid participating in his events, moving from the Minis, to the Gran Carrera GP series and now into the PURE UTV Series.

The anticipated course at AVE Ranch will use the current start/finish area, and also use a special course that has been used in the past for qualifying. It’s estimated that the course will be around a mile-and-a-half long for the “170” Class.
Moreover, the course location is in front of both sides of AVE’s Main Pits and easily accessible by officials, staff and of course parents who will keep a watchful eye on the racing. The site is at 138th & Proctor, California City, CA.

Entry fee for the “170” Classes is $45.00 per car. Each young person in the car or team must be a FUTVI member, but the Association has reduced its membership fee accordingly, from $25.00 to $10.00 per year.

For more details, visit: www.averacing.com or contact info@averacing.com.
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SNORE – King Shocks Battle at Primm – Race Recap http://www.race-dezert.com/home/snore-king-shocks-battle-at-primm-race-recap-121675.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/snore-king-shocks-battle-at-primm-race-recap-121675.html#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:18:32 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121675 SNORE – King Shocks Battle at Primm – Race Recap By: Dave Morganthall (ALL RESULTS AND POSITIONS ARE BASED UPON UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS AT TIME OF WRITING) Primm, NV The 2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm was the fast paced, high

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SNORE – King Shocks Battle at Primm – Race Recap

By: Dave Morganthall

(ALL RESULTS AND POSITIONS ARE BASED UPON UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS AT TIME OF WRITING)

Primm, NV

The 2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm was the fast paced, high flying, action packed weekend that everyone expects from a season opener.  By Sunday afternoon the course had evolved into what the SNORE team could only had hoped for when planning for the event.  In total there would be 234 entries, in 18 classes, competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.

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First on the course throughout the weekend were the 13, 15, and Pre-Run cars.  Like a swarm of angry hornets, the drivers wound their engines tight as they crossed the starting line.  They buzzed through the corners, pushing the limits of traction and control as they each tried to be the first to take the checkered flag.  Top honors for the early classes would go to Emiley Shapiro (1342) and John Morgan (1545).  I caught up with Emiley before her race, she sat in 2nd place at the time, and asked how she felt about the car and competition. “Car is running great! I thought we were starting in first, but second isn’t bad”. Well, Emiley, at least that left you with some room for improvement…

Next up were the 9, Stock Bug, and 5/1600 classes. Admittedly the bugs are some of my favorite cars to see take on a race course. Their function over form styling leaves a gear head like me grinning every time one speeds by.  The 1158 of Jeremy Hendrickson would gain a position for the day and bring his bug across the line in first place. Saturday’s #1 in class would make an early exit from the day and Jeremy would turn all four laps in 38 seconds shy of an hour.  The 9’s were next fastest of the heat, Forest Creasy and his 905 car climbed two positions in their race to the top.  There was a slim gap between the top two, 31 seconds behind the 905 was Kurt Davidson, Jr (920), who held on to his second place for spot which he had earned the day before.  Rounding out the heat were the 5/1600 class. These souped up classics let it all hang out as they zipped around the track.  Raul Solano (554) would fight his way through the field and gain a whopping NINE positions on the day, finishing his five laps in 01:03:18.563 and holding off Brent Shermak (558) who finished a close second.

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By the third heat the skies began to assist with the dust control. A light rain settled over the course and blanketed the track with a thin coat of sticky desert mud.  Michael “Bud” Ward would claim first place (and $6,000) in the 1 / 2 1600 class, and despite his pre-race concerns managed to keep Fernie Padialla (1632) in his rear view.  Before the race Bud said “[the] car’s running great, we just can’t let ‘these guys’ catch us” as he smiled and pointed.  After the race Padialla told me “They’re fast!  They have a little bit fresher motor than we do, but we’ll get them on the next one.”  The class wide competition throughout the weekend maintained a very friendly and supportive tone, as each driver crossed the line they were greeted not only by their friends and family, but by the other racers who rushed up to talk of their on course battle for the podium. 

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The narrow field of Class 18 left little room for error. These drivers raced hard to hold on to the positions they earned.  Beans Davidson (1820) would squeak out the class win over Douglas Arnold (1866), the previous day’s #1. Mark Bass (1844) slipped one to bring home 3rd and Tammie Gubler (1801) would round out the class in 4th

The rain held off for most of the 4th Heat. Perhaps it was due to the whirlwind of on track activity or maybe it was from all the flag waving at the start line.  Whatever the reason, drivers took full advantage of the break between showers to put as much dirt behind them as possible before the skies opened up again.  Class 10’s winner, Michael Lapaglia (1038), would hold on to his day one top spot, keeping Richard Glaszczak (1073) in 2nd, while Justin Davis (1085) climbed nine spots to finish 3rd. In the 12 and 3000 Classes it was three drivers that would be shuffled around the top three for the weekend, with Rick Poole (1260) and Aronne Tranvaglia (3048) finishing in first place within their respective classes.  After posing for team photos atop his car Aronne said “It was between me and the [3091], he’d pass me and then I’d pass him…but he got a flat so at the end I was just racing myself.”   In the 5 Unlimited class there was no shortage of friendly competition, the top three in class held on to their spots throughout the weekend with Zac Resish (535) keeping the rest at bay on his way to the top. 

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As Heat 5 took to the track, the rain had finally settled over the Primm Valley to stay but the fans held strong as the high flyers took to the course.  Kyle Jergensen kept a tight grip on the wheel and brought his 44 machine across the line first, after a weekend of long jumps and broadside landings it was his co-dawg that best described it after the race saying “Man, Kyle just drove the wheels off this thing.” Kevin Thompson (170) would finish in first place in the 1 Unlimited class.

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The day was closed out when the 1450 Class took to the track for the 6th and final heat. These weekend warriors are a crowd favorite, and after watching their custom creations blast through anything the track threw at them it’s not difficult to ascertain the reason why.  In all there were 38 entries in the “working doors” class, and Dave Hill (1415) would take home the first place prize.  After the race Dave said “the rain was great, it kept the dust down so we could see where we were going”.  An excited Gregg Zumwalt (1412) crossed the line 3rd and quickly exited his 4-cylinder powered Toyota to congratulate Hill.  He said “Just to be able to run with these guys is…awesome! I kept thinking ‘I’m gonna break…’ but just kept going!”

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Race Fuel again sponsored the Longest Dike Jump Competition where Jonathan Libby repeated last year’s victory by flying further than the rest of the field.  Libby, who traveled all the way from Alaska to race, would jump his car 182 feet to claim the prize.

The underlying theme of the weekend was preparation for the upcoming Mint 400 race, many drivers had already started planning their repairs and upgrades upon their finish.  Eric Trondle (1004) said “This was our first run in the car. We have some bugs to work out before the Mint but we’ll be ready.”  With little more than a month to go before the racers again take on the Primm Valley, the wrenches will be turning late into the coming nights as the drivers get their machines ready to fly once again.

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Many thanks go out to the army of volunteers that helped the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts bring the 2015 Battle at Primm to life, their hard work and dedication kept the course hot and running ahead of schedule throughout the weekend.  My deepest gratitude goes to Tom High, Debbie and Bill Burgos, and Vince Bishop for their hospitality and the constant flow of race updates throughout the weekend.  Keep up the great work guys and girls, from all of the fans and media alike we thank you for all that you continue to do to keep off road racing alive and well in the Southern Nevada area. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to the race-deZert team for bringing me on board to cover the races.

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BFGoodrich Tires Continues its Contingency Program with MORR http://www.race-dezert.com/home/bfgoodrich-tires-continues-its-contingency-program-with-morr-121685.html http://www.race-dezert.com/home/bfgoodrich-tires-continues-its-contingency-program-with-morr-121685.html#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:52:40 +0000 http://www.race-dezert.com/home/?p=121685     BFGoodrich Tires Continues its Contingency Program with MORR Abrams, Wisc. (February 23, 2015) – BFGoodrich Tires has entered its fifth season supporting MORR and its Sportsman short-course competitors with a season long contingency program worth $22,000. The Sportsman

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BFGoodrich Tires Continues its Contingency Program with MORR

Abrams, Wisc. (February 23, 2015) – BFGoodrich Tires has entered its fifth season supporting MORR and its Sportsman short-course competitors with a season long contingency program worth $22,000. The Sportsman Off-Road Series will see the one hundred forty MORR member racer group compete in ten rounds of competition at two of the most iconic short course facilities in North America, Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and Bark River International Off-Road Raceway.

The BFGoodrich Tires offer will reward first place finishers equipped with BFGoodrich TiresMORR BFG Tires Logo PR with $300 in Sport Light, Super Stock Truck, Super Truck, Light Buggy, Single Buggy, and Super Buggy. The top finishers in Stock Truck, Formula 4×4, Classix, and Limited 4 will receive $100 for every win.

To sign up for the BFGoodrich racer discount program and to order tires for your race vehicles, please call 1-800-racebfg (722-3234).

About BFGoodrich Tires
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in many types of racing, including sports car, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle.

Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGoodrichTires.com as well as www.facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires for more information.

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June 6-7 Crandon, WI
June 27-28 Crandon, WI
July 18-19 Bark River, MI
August 15-16 Bark River, MI
September 5-6 Crandon, WI

About MORR
The goal of the Midwest Off Road Racing (MORR) group is to insure affordable racing for the Midwest Sportsman Off Road Racer by uniting racers with a common voice. Maintaining affiliations with approved sanctioning bodies will allow the competitor and the enthusiast to enjoy off road racing now and in the future.
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About Sportsman Off-Road Series
Steeped in the history of off-road racing through five decades, Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and Bark River International Off-Road Raceway have come together to ensure Sportsman short-course off-road racing continues to thrive in the Upper Midwest. The goal of the series is to not only offer safe, competitive, and affordable racing, but to ensure there’s a place to race for the next generation of off-road racers.
Sportsman Off-Road Series – “Expanding the tradition of our sport.”
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To participate in the MORR Contingency plan, please contact Mike Reusche: 847-343-4658. midwestoffroadracing@yahoo.com

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