Rob MacCachren Unveils Rockstar Energy Racing 2009

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http://www.dirtnewz.com/corr-pressreleases/2009/05-2009/robmac-5-6-09.shtml

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (May 6, 2009) — Following months of speculation, days of negotiations and hours of discussions, All-American off-road racer Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas debuts his own short course racing program this year and has committed his Rockstar Energy Racing team to compete in the new Traxxas TORC Series.

MacCachren, 44, a four-time selection on the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) Auto Racing All-America team, will drive his Dave Clark-built No. 11 Rockstar Energy Ford F-150 in the Pro 2WD division in the new short course series. The series, which will run primarily in the Midwest and West Coast, debuts next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

With the help of team sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires, Fox Racing Shox, MasterCraft Seats, KC HiLites, Pro Am, Patton Racing Engines, Rancho Drivetrain Engineering and DIRTnewz, MacCachren’s Rockstar Energy Racing team will compete in the entire 16-race inaugural season of the TORC Series, which is headed by motocross and supercross racing legend Ricky Johnson.

MacCachren will also continue to compete in the five-race SCORE Desert Series, where he has won eight season point titles in his career and has 43 class race wins. MacCachren races the No. 3 Riviera Racing Rockstar Energy Ford F-150 in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division.

“It’s wonderful to be able to drive for someone else, but the financial investment is less in short course racing as compared to open desert racing. I have owned and operated my own short course race team in the past. The race program was successful for several years in the old Midwest series and we won several championships,” said MacCachren, considered one of the premier drivers in the history of stadium, short-course and open desert racing.

“With the uncertain economic times the world is going through, I’m ecstatic over the tremendous support from our race team partners. The world of short course racing is in the midst of a defining period. The timing is just right for me to make the move to re-establish what I started over ten years ago. Our two primary partners, Rockstar Energy Drink and BFGoodrich Tires, have provided us with genuine resources for the 2009 race season. Our associate partners have stepped up with their sponsorships and we couldn’t race without their sincere support. I love to race and I’ve had great success in short-course racing, especially in the Midwest. I am looking forwarded to kicking this season off at Texas Motor Speedway,” remarked MacCachren.

A second generation desert racer, MacCachren has five career race wins in the legendary SCORE Baja 1000 and another five in the SCORE Baja 500. Round 3 of the 2009 SCORE Desert Series, the 41st SCORE Baja 500 will be held June 4-7 in Ensenada, Mexico. The Riviera Racing Rockstar Energy Drink sponsored team is currently second in season points in SCORE Trophy-Truck, the marquee racing division in desert racing for 800 horsepower, high-tech, unlimited production trucks.

MacCachren, who was voted as the 2008 SCORE Person of the Year by the SCORE membership, was the 1994 SCORE Trophy-Truck season point championship, the year the superstar class debuted in the desert. He has seven career SCORE Trophy-Truck race wins.

In the abbreviated 2008 Championship Off Road Racing short course series, which completed 12 of 16 races before going out of business, MacCachren earned season point championships and 10 total race wins and five seconds in both the Pro2 and the Pro Buggy racing divisions.

For his short course career, MacCachren now has 70 race wins, including three prestigious Borg Warner Cup Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001. The Borg Warner Cup Championship is held on the Labor Day holiday at Crandon International Raceway in Crandon, Wisconsin. MacCachren was also victorious in The Governor’s Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2001. The traditional Governor’s Cup is held in the June at Crandon International Raceway.

After winning consecutive CORR Pro-4 class point championships in 2000 and 2001, MacCachren went onto to win class point titles in two desert series in the same year. At the conclusion of 2001, Rob MacCachren was voted to the AARWBA All-America first team for his championship efforts in off road racing.

“Rob is not only an ambassador for the Rockstar Energy Drink race team, but for the sport of Off Road Racing,” said Michael Kelso, Marketing Director for Rockstar Energy Drink. “It is an absolute honor to call Rob a friend and have him as a racing partner. I look forward to sharing the successful 2009 season with Rob "The Doctor" MacCachren!”

MacCachren also made the AARWBA second team in 2004, the first team again in 2005 and was recognized on the honorable mention list in 2008.

“Rob MacCachren continues to be the one of the best off road drivers in the sport today,” stated Frank DeAngelo, BFGoodrich Tires Off-Road Manager. “He may even be the best all around off road driver the sport has ever seen. He races in both short course and desert in both open wheel and truck classes with one common result; he wins races and championships. His professionalism as well as performance on and off the race track is unsurpassed. Rob has been racing and winning on BFGoodrich Tires since 1991. We consider Rob a great ambassador for BFGoodrich tires and the sport of off road racing.”

To assist him in his quest to capture the Pro2WD championship in the TORC Series, MacCachren has put together a formidable team to accomplish his goal.

No. 11 Rockstar Energy Ford F-150 Pro2WD team roster:
Rob MacCachren Team Owner/Driver
Amber Malloy Team Coordinator
Jim Blackmore Crew Chief
Brian Searle Lead Pro 2WD Mechanic
Brian Lopez Mechanic
Dave Farruggia Fabricator
David Maurice Drivetrain Engineer/Tech - Engineer at Rancho Drivetrain Engineering
Chris Patton Engine Engineer/Tech - Engineer at Patton Racing Engines
Ryan Jonsson Tire Specialist
Tim Sanchez Marketing/Media Manager

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2009 Rockstar Energy Racing Sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, BFGoodrich Tires, FOX RACING SHOX, Mastercraft Race Seats, Pro AM, Rancho Drivetrain Engineering, Patton Racing Engines, KC HiLites and DIRTnewz.

Rob MacCachren Racing:
For nearly 30 years, Rob MacCachren has been racing in the open desert. As a second-generation desert racer, Rob began his career following in the footsteps of his father while growing up in the Nevada desert. His career accomplishments include winning three consecutive Borg-Warner Championships, as well as three Governor’s Cup Championships, all at Crandon International Raceway in Wisconsin. Rob has also accumulated 5 SCORE Baja 1000 victories and another 5 SCORE Baja 500 wins. MacCachren was heralded as the premier driver after winning the longest distance (1296 miles point-to-point) SCORE Baja 1000 ever held in 2007. The multi-disciplined championship racer has accumulated over 150 victories and numerous championships between closed short course and open desert racing.
 

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Pretty sure it was, and I know Dave Clark built the Menzies trucks. Maybe Dave built him a new one?
 

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This was one of the things missing from this past weekend, Rob along with Johnny & Jeremy.
 

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You can tune in next weekend. I know I will be there. Should be a great event. Just goes to show how good the sport is now after how bad it ended last year.
Hmmm, But he's going to race on TORC, not on LOORRS...
 

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Rob is racing the same truck that was built for him by Dave Clark Racing that he raced last year in CORR. It is a Ford. I'm not sure if he bought it from Menzies or was part of the contract or whatever, but he is in the same truck.
 
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