San Diego, CA – Motorsports production powerhouse Mad Media, led by directing team “The Martelli Brothers,” announced the premiere date for their documentary-style TV program covering The 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires.
Minneapolis – For the second Best in the Desert race in a row, Polaris RZRs swept both the Pro Turbo and Pro Production podiums. Polaris Factory Racers Marc Burnett and Justin Lambert would win each class with Burnett taking the overall and Polaris Factory Racer Branden Sims taking third overall.
RENO, Nev., USA — With a major spotlight on the upcoming 48th annual SCORE Baja 500 that will be Round 2 of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, Volume 2, No. 5 of the SCORE Journal, the colorful monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the four-race SCORE World Desert Championship is now live.
The digital magazine, which has seen audited totals of unique viewers for SCORE Journal that reaches over 1.7 million in unique viewers per issue with an average engagement time of 51 minutes, is a major element in the continuing media expansion that SCORE has implemented. The revamped SCORE website has reached 3.5 million monthly unique viewers.
Laughlin, NV – Racers, sponsors, promoters, their families, and friends, all put in hard work to participate in off-road racing. Many of us love the beauty and stark isolation found in the remote desert but we all know those who prefer the comfort and luxury of a resort like the Golden Nugget in Laughlin. That’s why events like the Best In The Desert series Laughlin Desert Classic (LDC) in Laughlin, Nevada, have a full range of fun happenings in addition to competitive racing. The LDC had something for everyone; tough desert competition and great amenities only steps away. It’s no surprise that so many were excited to hear the Best In The Desert series was coming to Laughlin.
RENO, Nev., USA — With pre-race planning and logistic sessions ongoing as well as tweaking of their exotic desert racing machines, the drawing for starting positions is Thursday and pre-running opens Saturday for entries from all across the United States and around the world expected for next month’s internationally-televised 48th annual SCORE Baja 500.
Round 2 of the 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 2- 5 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.
DRAW DEADLINE WEDNESDAY
The deadline to enter the race in order to be included in the drawing for starting positions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The drawing, to determine the start order within each class, except the featured SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1, will be held on Thursday. For SCORE Trophy Truck and the unlimited Class 1, the drawing will determine their start order for qualifying on Thurs., June 2.
Official practice, or pre-running, on the official race course will begin on Saturday, May 21. The official map of the 477.51-mile course is available on the SCORE website.
BJ Baldwin has never made it a secret that one of his idols is the “Ironman” himself, Ivan Stewart. Baldwin has done his best to emulate Stewart’s Ironman approach to off-road racing, as he’s gone on to earn one Baja 500 win and two Baja 1000 victories much like his idol – without a second driver helping shoulder the load.
Baldwin will be formally unveiled at the AMA Supercross finale in Las Vegas this Saturday as the new “Ironman” for Toyota, which has just signed Baldwin to a multi-year sponsorship. Baldwin will field a Tundra TRD Pro Trophy Truck this year in both SCORE International and Best in the Desert races.
Fort Mill, S.C. – The 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000 race has ended at the tip of the Baja peninsula in Cabo and the Caballo del Diablo team, headed by Boyd Jaynes, captured a first-place finish in the Pioneer 4×4 class and earned the coveted Steve McQueen memorial trophy!
Driver, Boyd Jaynes, and copilot, Brian Godfrey, took on the “Evil Mariachi” theme this year and dressed the part, too, complete with mariachi hats.
Best In The Desert, the world’s largest off-road desert racing organization, announced that more than 200 race teams have already signed up for the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It, running May 4-8, 2016. With just days remaining to sign up for the race, Casey Folks, director of Best In The Desert said, “We now have 30 Trick Trucks, 14 Class 1500 unlimited cars, 15 class 1000s and 26 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks registered to race. The UTV classes combined have 54 entries.” Casey continued to say, “This Inaugural Laughlin race will be one for the record books. Interest is high in competing in this special racecourse. The racecourse will feature several miles of new desert terrain that has never before been utilized in a Laughlin racing event. From the “Parade of Champions” on Wednesday, May 4, thru the final heat race on Sunday May 8, the action and excitement will never slow down. If you are part of the off-road racing nation, you don’t want to miss out being a part in this new chapter of desert racing history.
DON’T MISS THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
Starting Wednesday, May 4th, around 4 pm we will kick off the event with a Parade of Champions! Some very awesome race vehicles will be parading down Casino Blvd. Then at the end of the Parade, the Method Race Wheels World Championship Pit Stop Challenge will take place at the Golden Nugget front parking area. We invite you to come to this exciting race weekend in May. The weather will be perfect, and the town is a great place to help us celebrate a new race! Come to Laughlin early to participate in all of the early race festivities!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SPEED Energy and Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS today announced the inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge at the legendary Mike’s Sky Ranch in Baja California, Mexico. In honor of 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s Sky Ranch, SST has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two-, three- or four-wheeled varieties – to compete in this challenging hill climb competition.
(San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California): The final stages of the NORRA Mexican 1000 were not merely a formality. Plenty of challenging terrain was in store for competitors as they made their way down the coast from La Paz to the finish in San Jose Del Cabo. Some pulled under the NORRA banner at the finish with hardly a scratch. Others limped in, dirty, broken and barely running. Most notable in its absence was the #72 Trophy Truck of Robert Acer. Acer’s V-drive gave out during the first special stage, leaving him miles from the finish line. Rear engine trucks have the back end of the engine pointing forward. The V-drive redirects the drive shaft back to the rear axle. Without it, the truck doesn’t move. The NORRA Mexican 1000 is the happiest race on earth but it’s also an extremely challenging test of endurance.