TORC-Logo-12-2-13Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL, the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced the addition of Kart and P1K (UTV) classes to its national event schedule beginning with the season opener in Primm, Nev., April 5-6, 2014.

The TORC Kart class will consist of junior karts and 450 karts while the P1K class will be reserved for 1000cc UTV’s. Each class will compete for a national championship and race the same seven-event schedule as the PRO Light, PRO 2 and PRO 4 classes over the course of the 2014 season. Entries in each class must be USAC-licensed, with a $125 entry fee for the karts and a $150 entry fee for the UTVs.

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– The West Coast SxS racers making up Team ITP combined to earn four total podium spots this past weekend at both the Best In The Desert Mint 400 race in Nevada, and round three of the World Off-Road Championship Series in Arizona. SPR Racing / ITP pilot Dave Lytle won the 850P class at the Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas, while Branden Sims earned a third-place podium finish in the 1900P (Pro) SxS class. In Lake Havasu, Ariz., ITP WORCS racers Kyle Melville and Alfredo Ramirez finished second and third in the SxS 1000 class and Adam Levings took second in the SxS 850 ranks.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Both SoCal class winners from the race, Cody Robinson and Marc Burnett along with two exclusive videos from the recent 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held March 1 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.

The race itself was taped for airing in the United States and Canada as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first of a minimum of two broadcasts of it is scheduled to air on Sunday, April 20 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the national television show will be Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs. The race will also air internationally to nearly 200 countries through an international distributor.

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Best in the Desert recently released the official results for the 2014 General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris. According to race officials, there were a total of 335 race teams entered in this year’s race. The Unlimited classes at this year’s event tackled the 100-mile loop four times, while some of the Limited classes took two or three laps on the course earlier in the day. There were no major shakeups compared to the unofficial results we reported in our original story, with Andy McMillin still sitting atop the podium for the overall win.

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– ODYSSEY battery by EnerSys recently launched a redesign of its website, www.odysseybattery.com, incorporating responsive web design to optimize the user experience for a range of devices. The new technology adapts all of the website content – menus, text, images, etc. – for the size of the device being used, and is easy to read and navigate using a computer, tablet, or smartphone browser.

Dale Dondel was fastest today at qualifying for the 2014 Mint 400. Photo: Art Eugenio/GETSOMEphoto.com

Dale Dondel was fastest today at qualifying for the 2014 Mint 400. Photo: Art Eugenio/GETSOMEphoto.com

After racers tackled the 3.4-mile course, it was Dale Dondel who earned the fastest qualifying time at time trials for the 2014 Mint 400, edging out Bryce Menzies for the first spot off the line for Saturday’s race. With Menzies posting the second fastest time, it was Robby Gordon who took third place at the time trials.

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– Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc racer Kevin Trantham won the inaugural running of the 4×4 Pro class and 10 a.m. session overall at round one of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Florida. Can-Am 4×4 racers won a total of two morning classes and earned eight total 4×4 class podium finishes out of a possible 12 at the opening round of the national cross-country series.

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– Team ITP racers came away with four class victories and six total podium finishes at the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series opening round in Bunnell, Fla. Schoolboy racer Westley Wolfe, who won his class and was the top finishing amateur racer in the 10 a.m. session, highlighted the team’s strong showing at the Mud Mucker GNCC.

Rocky-Mountain-ATV-MX-Off-Road-5-28-13PAYSON, UT – Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has announced that entries are now being accepted for its annual Rally on the Rocks UTV contest. Riders interested in winning a thrilling prize package that involves attending the Rally on the Racks event in Moab, Utah are invited to enter online.

Moab is often called the Mecca of UTV enthusiasts due to its unique slickrock setting and majestic scenery – and its abundance of excellent riding trails. Perhaps this is why one of the elite UTV rallies was founded there only a few years ago. Rally on the Rocks has already gained a solid reputation and hosts attendees from around the country every year.