Radar Tires with Top 3s in Open Desert Racing Championships
With the end of the 2015 off road racing season, Radar Tires has proven itself in the top three North American championships – SNORE, BitD, and SCORE with top three points finishes in each. Coleman Motorsports, Richard Glaszczak, and the Lawrence Motorsports Off-Road teams all finished their seasons with top results in their respective classes to give Radar impressive results for 2015. 2016 and the new Renegade R7 MT will have a lot to live up to in order to match this season.
Richard Glaszczak dominated the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) Class 10 season with four wins in 2015, including the final round – the Rage at the River. In addition to his win, his son was also able to win his class in the Sportsman category with the same AlumiCraft chassis and Radar Tires. This year’s Class 10 field in the Professional championship had over 37 drivers throughout the season but Richard was able to overcome them all with Radar Tires.
Lawrence Motorsports Off-Road campaigned two cars in the Southern California Off Road Experience (SCORE) with the 1058, driven by Clay Lawrence, and the 1002, driven by Steve Lawler. Lawler was able to finish out the 2015 season with a Second Place finish in points and only 12-points away from First Place. Lawrence would finish in Fourth Place in the standings just 96-points back. Even the harsh, Mexican desert conditions couldn’t deter the durability of the Renegade R5 MT’s as all races, except the classic Baja 1000, were run on the same set each team started. These included races up to 500-miles of rocky and silty conditions.
Jason Coleman and the Coleman Motorsports team were close to a championship in the Best in the Desert (BitD) Class 1000 season but came away with Third Place. Jason narrowly missed by only 8-points thanks to three Top 3 finishes at the Parker 425, the Mint 400, and Vegas to Reno. Every race he ran on the same set of Renegade R5 MT’s with only a single replacement due to wheel damage. “2015 was a good year of learning,” says Jason, “This was our first full season with Best in the Desert and in Class 1000. We missed the championship by eight-points but ended up with a respectable Third place in the standings. This is something we can build upon going in to the 2016 season. Right now, we are in the process of making changes to improve our race car before the start of the season in Parker, AZ. Our focus is on winning races and ultimately winning the BitD championship.”
With Top 3 Championship Finishes in these very competitive classes, Radar Tires solidifies its place in Open Desert Racing. “I cannot tell you how proud I am of our teams in 2015,” says Gary Blalock, Motorsports Manager for Radar Tires, “To finish 1st in SNORE Class 10 points, 2nd in SCORE Class 10 points, and 3rd in BitD points speaks volumes about how competitive the teams and Radar Tires are! I am only aware of 2 air losses over the combined series this year. Richard pretty much dominated SNORE all year, and both Steve and Jason had their Championships in sight until the final race. Great job by all!” Now, with the Renegade R7 MT in its full debut, it has a lot to live up to in 2016 but rest assured that Radar Tires is confident that it will and do more.