Candy-Cane-Off-Road-Baja-10-20-14The Prince Edible Race Car Co. announced in October that The Great Candy Cane Off­ Road Race Team is offering big-time prize  money to the first and last finishers in the November Baja 1000 Sportsman truck and buggy classes. The fastest Sportsman truck or buggy will receive $1,000, and the last finisher will receive $500.

The Great Candy Cane Off-Road Race Team participated in dozens of Baja races since its inaugural run at the 1982 Baja 1000, and dominated the Sportsman class for most of the 18 years it ran. The team attributed its winning record to the unbelievable performance of eco­ friendly components on the 2-seat buggy, such as the licorice used to make the non-slip tires, and the home-made marshmallows used to pad the striped driver and passenger seats. It also used salt-water taffy for fan belts, chocolate syrup instead of motor oil, and lemonade as a substitute for 140-octane racing fuel. The colorful red-and-white striped buggy was unofficially clocked by an unknown person at 413.8 mph on Diablo Dry Lake during a violent rainstorm, although the manufacturer never claimed speeds higher than 42 mph.

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RENO, Nev.
— Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr combined a second place finish with Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren’s uncharacteristic mishap at the recent Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to catapult himself into first place in the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after four rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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A long-standing and successful partnership is drawing to an end: After the 2014 SCORE Championship season is over, Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen will strike out on their own paths. Their last race together will be the legendary Baja 1000 in Mexico (13 to 15 November).

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Parker, AZ
– Judging by the constant flow of fans and interest of Jeepspeed vehicles on display in both General Tire booths at the Off-Road Expo in Pomona, Ca. the General Tire ATX Wheels Jeepspeed series looks stronger than ever. In 2015, it will offer even more action when the Jeepspeed Wrangler Trophy Series debuts. The Wrangler Trophy series will be run at three stops of the existing 2015 six race Jeepspeed series.

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Parker, AZ
– After two solid days of intense Trophylite competition at the Best In The Desert Bluewater Desert Challenge in Parker, AZ. the margin of victory was razor thin. After Saturday’s heat race, Louis Chamberland, driving Jeff Mortis’ truck, had only seconds over 2nd place finisher Todd Jackson and 3rd place Logan Holladay. Chamberland set the fastest lap of the weekend on his way to the win and picked up the bonus money that goes with it. Mike McCarthy returned to the series driving his Ford powered Trophylite and was rewarded with the 4th place spot.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — SCORE desert racers Randy Wilson, T.J. Flores and Justin Smith will all be featured in the SCORE spotlight during tonight’s SCORE DirtLive HD Internet show at 7 p.m. (PT) as SCORE accelerates preparations for next month’s 47th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

The granddaddy of all desert races is the season finale of the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship. This year’s iconic adventure, Nov. 11-15, will be a race of approximately 1,292 miles down Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting in Ensenada, Baja California Norte and finishing in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

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Minneapolis, October 13, 2014
– Polaris Factory Racers would be out in force at the Bluewater Desert Challenge this past weekend. The race, different than the other Best in the Desert Races, would be two days of three 25-mile laps, with results based on times from both days, so it not only takes great strategy but a fast car.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev. — Through the fourth of five races in the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship, 16 of SCORE’s toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2014 SCORE Milestone Awards. Two of SCORE races to date were both approximately 250 miles each, one in San Felipe, Mexico and one in Plaster City, Calif., USA while June’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 was nearly 450 miles in Ensenada, Mexico and September’s Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge was around 125 miles in Imperial Valley, Calif., USA.

Leading the way in the chase for 2014 SCORE Milestone Awards are four amazing racers in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division, four in Class 19 for stock UTVs and three in Class 1/2-1600 for single or two-seat open wheelers powered by 1600cc VW engines.

The four SCORE Trophy Truck drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season are also the top four class point leaders Gus Vildosola Jr, Mexicali, Mexico (No. 21 Ford Raptor), Steven Eugenio, El Centro, Calif. (No. 7 Chevy Silverado), Clyde Stacy, Bristol, Va. (No. 5 Chevy Rally Truck) and B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas (No. 1, Chevy Silverado).  SCORE Trophy Truck is the sport’s marquee racing division for high-tech, 850 horsepower unlimited production trucks.

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Chandler, AZ – Described as a “short course on steroids” Best In The Desert’s BlueWater Desert Challenge is different than any other race in the series. It features two full days of racing over a 26-mile, multi-loop course along the Colorado river. DragonFire’s Pro UTV team is looking forward to the unique set of challenges this weekend… and Lacrecia Beurrier’s “lucky 13″ starting position.

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ESCONDIDO, CA – The SCORE Desert Challenge off-road race was held this past weekend in Plaster City, CA and Team All German Motorsports put the pedal to the metal and kicked up dust with the best of the best in the SCORE trophy truck class.

Starting off the line in 6th place, driver Armin Schwarz and navigator Bryan Lyttle battled fierce weather conditions on Saturday where the dust and wind literally had them racing blind. In addition to the weather conditions, this race which was a “short course” format, which required a different race strategy. Armin and Bryan decided to play it smart rather than just drop the hammer and hold on. This strategy proved to be a good choice as track conditions worsened as the race progressed. Armin and Bryan drove at a steady pace, where their consistency allowed them to hold their position and finish in the top five with a fifth place finish. Driver Armin Schwarz later commented “The poor visibility and changing terrain on a short course made this a challenging race. Thanks to the performance of our BF Goodrich Tires, Fox Racing Shocks and the excellent vehicle prep done by our team, made this top five finish a great achievement.”