(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.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 6, 2014 — Fox Factory Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:FOXF) (“FOX” or the “Company”) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Sport Truck USA (“Sport Truck”), a full service, globally recognized distributor of aftermarket suspension solutions. Sport Truck primarily designs, markets, and distributes high quality lift kit solutions through its brands, BDS Suspension and Zone Offroad Products.
BDS Suspension offers complete, premium lift kit solutions that are distributed through knowledgeable four-wheel drive shops with the goal of making the purchasing process as easy as possible for consumers. Zone Offroad Products offers entry-level lift kit solutions of the same quality as the more full-featured BDS kits, providing complimentary product lines to dealers and consumers.
Off-Road maniac Josh Daniel has been methodically building his trophy truck program set to launch at the famed Mint 400. After racing for other teams for the past four years, Josh has decided to take destiny into his own hands and build a trophy truck program that is capable of winning in spectacular fashion. Josh is well known for being a fully committed driver not being satisfied with mid pack racing. His new trophy truck, built by Geiser Brothers and finished at Danzio Performance, is the first trophy truck in history to sport a custom twin turbo Danzio Performance engine capable of putting down over 1000 horsepower. Danzio Performance is known for integrating cutting edge technology to improve the performance of their race engines. Additionally, Danzio Performance enlisted the help of Life Racing, Turbonetics, and Rancho Drivetrain to push the limits of performance while maintaining reliability.
Ontario, California – The Can-Am/ITP/Murray Racing team of Derek Murray, Monty Aldrich and Steve Amarine took second in Class 19 (UTV) at the 28th Annual Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in Mexico.
Chandler, AZ — Just two weeks away from the toughest desert race in North America, all the high-rollers like Travis Pastrana and Bryce Menzies are looking to cash in on fame and fortune at The Mint 400. Add 2X Sportsman UTV Champ Lacrecia Beurrier to the list of top pros ready to tackle the challenge when the green flag drops on March 15. Team DragonFire’s Best in the Desert Pro 1000 UTV racer is on a roll when it comes to teaming up with the best in the business to support her quest for a third victory at the infamous Mint 400, and she is proud to partner with ITP for both tires and wheels.
“The Great American Off-Road Race” set a new world record today, when it announced that the 2014 Mint 400 will field 55 trophy trucks on Saturday March 15th, for their annual epic 400-mile off-road marathon. Trophy trucks are the premier class of off-road racing, and lead the massive group of nearly 300 total race vehicles, spread across 20 different classes.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs side-by-side Pro Marc Burnett won the San Felipe 250 and Can-Am Maverick MAX racer Derek Murray finished second to give Can-Am a 1-2 finish at the SCORE International opener In Mexico. Also, in Boyd, Texas, Hunter and Cody Miller recorded the UTV Expert and ATV Pro class victories, respectively, at the opening round of the Texas Off-Road Nationals.
As the The Mint 400 quickly approaches, FOX is preparing to debut their 40 year anniversary paint scheme on the #76 Trophy Truck of Jesse Jones. In 1974 Bob Fox designed and produced his first FOX motocross air shock. The purpose of the design was to get more out of the bike and gain a competitive advantage. Two short years later, Kent Howerton won the 500cc National Motocross Championship on FOX AirShox.