In off-road racing, one pit stop can be the deciding factor of the outcome of an entire race. The Mint 400 is proud to announce the return of the KMC Wheels Pit Crew Challenge, this year adding presenting sponsor Currie Enterprises. Come watch the top teams in off-road racing battle head to head to determine who has the fastest pit crew in off-road! Each three-man team will compete against the clock and each other, to see who can change two tires the fastest.
Primm, NV – Geoffrey Cooley has made the switch from short course to desert racing and taken a podium finish in his first race, the SNORE Battle at Primm, (BAP). BAP is a two-day event with a heat race format that pitted Geoffrey against a long list of class 10 hot shoes that regularly prey on anyone who hesitates. Class 10 cars have limited engines and unlimited suspensions. The key to victory is staying on the gas. A solid car, a penchant for driving at the limit and nerves of steel typically wins the day.
FULLERTON, CA – Building upon its success in 2013 – which included capturing a championship in drifting and winning the Trophy Truck class at the HDRA South Point Vegas 250 race – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is gearing up for the 2014 motorsports season.
“It’s a new year and we are fielding another strong racing lineup,” said Duane Sampson, YTC manager, motorsports. “In other news, we’re truly excited to be the exclusive tire supplier of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series. From off-road to sports cars to drifting, we are definitely ready to race.”
SAN DIEGO — Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr along with SoCal’s Steven Eugenio and Ricky Brabec, three of the top finishers in 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 nationally as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first show 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 through an international distributor.
Irvine, Calif. – It was nearly a perfect day and night for the Monster Energy Kawasaki and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teams at Daytona International Speedway as KX™ dominated the Daytona Supercross. Starting in qualifying, Kawasaki held down the top-three spots in the 250SX class as well as the top-two spots in the 450SX class. In the night show Blake Baggett and Martin Davalos each won a 250SX heat race while Ryan Villopoto and Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports Dean Wilson also swept the 450SX heats. In the Main events it was a Baggett who grabbed the 250SX win with his teammates Adam Cianciarulo and Davalos filing out the podium. In the 450SX main, Villopoto returned to his winning ways, leading wire-to-wire to grab his third win of the year.
The Mint 400 has teamed up with GoPro Cameras to create The Ultimate Off-Road Contest. The Mint 400 is more than just an off-road race. From the parade down the Las Vegas Strip to the monstrous Tech & Contingency to all the parties on the world famous Fremont Street, half the story is the journey to race day and what’s an easier way to document it than with a GoPro? GoPro is putting up an “Everything We Make” package to the person with the raddest photo from the 2014 Mint 400. Yes, one of everything that GoPro makes, including their brand new Hero 3+ camera.
The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis and sanctioned by AMA kicks off March 8 and 9 in Bunnell, Florida, for the inaugural running of the Moose Racing Mud Mucker GNCC. The opener sets the stage for a potentially epic season of racing in both the XC1 Pro and XC2 Pro Lites classes, as the champions of each division — Russell (XC1) and Grant Baylor (XC2) — are return to defend their titles.
(Agua Dolce, Calif.): From his imposing 6-foot-4-inch stature to his quiet, yet commanding voice to his intense focus on winning, there was nothing common about a man known by so many simply as “Drino.” One of off-road racing’s earliest pioneers and a superstar in the fledgling sport, Miller sadly passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. A longtime resident of Costa Mesa, California, Miller was 72 years old.
Corona, CA – Though long-term planning and organization is usually imperative for racing in Baja, the THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki team, presented by Hoosier Precision Machining, didn’t have that luxury for the 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 on Saturday, March 1st, in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
Neither Baja nor mother nature could stop the Galindo Motorsports #7 from charging through the pack at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 this past weekend. A last-minute course change due to an overnight winter storm which made the summit section impassable played well into the Galindo teams hands.