Las Vegas, NV – The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire will roar through Sin City March 11th-15th and feature a host of spectacular new features. After last years massive, record-setting event, (Mint 400 race owners) the Martelli Brothers are once again doubling down on “The Great American Off-Road Race.” The partnership between The Mint 400 and The Best In The Desert Racing Series continues to spur innovation and improvements to the race each year, making the event a marquee Las Vegas destination experience that draws in top off-road competitors, new fans, and off-road enthusiasts worldwide.
SANTA ANA, CA (Jan. 23, 2015) – The Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC)-sponsored Desert Assassins off-road racing team heads to Mexico this week for the season-opening SCORE San Felipe 250, January 24. Veteran Trophy Truck driver Cameron Steele will pilot the 800-horsepower No. 16 Geiser Brothers Trophy Truck, mounted on off-road, race-engineered Yokohama GEOLANDAR A/T-S® R tires.
Polaris Industries recently announced Polaris RZR is the “Official UTV” of Best In The Desert (BITD) Racing Series and that the company will be sponsoring several BITD races this season starting with the THR Motorsports Parker 250 presented by Polaris RZR.
“Best in the Desert has been at the forefront of promoting desert side-by-side racing, and Polaris RZR is excited to support the series and its racers,” said Craig Scanlon, general manager of Polaris Side-by-Side Vehicles. “Our partnership with Best in the Desert will help us share the off-road racing experience with more people so we can continue to build interest in the sport.”
San Diego, CA – The Mint 400 welcomes back long-time off-road racing supporter, General Tire, today as Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Mint 400, taking place March 11th -15th in Las Vegas, NV. The Mint 400 is the premier desert off-road race in the world boasting the largest field of competitors, a massive crowd of spectators, and the most comprehensive national television coverage of any off-road event on the planet. Part of the Best In The Desert Championship (BITD), last year’s record-setting Mint 400 had 330 race teams, and set two new class-entry records including fifty-two UTV’s and fifty-five unlimited Trick Truck vehicles.
SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will lead 52 racers who have combined for 133 class wins among over 150 racers expected to start Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. O’Neal, 68, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in Class 30 in the season-opener of the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.
The 2014 racing season provided over 20 wins for Kroyer Racing Engines between desert racing and short course racing. A total of over 62 podiums in 2014 made for another year of great success for Kroyer and his team as they also get to claim bragging rights yet again for being named the 2014 Score-International Engine Builder of the Year for the 5th consecutive year. Steven Eugenio would capture the SCORE Trophy Truck Championship and Jason Voss would once again take the BITD Trick Truck Championship.
GREENVILLE, SC – On the heels of one of the most successful desert racing seasons in recent memory, BFGoodrich Tires is highlighting its championship race tire products and a strong contingency program for the winner of the 2015 King of the Hammers held February 6 in Johnson Valley, Calif.
Once again this year, BFGoodrich Tires will offer racers a $5000 contingency award for the winner of the King of the Hammers race if running on its product. Additionally, the company will offer a $2500 award for the winner of the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge if on BFGoodrich products
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – Robby Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell finished atop the podium Saturday after winning the 13th, and final, stage of the legendary Dakar® rally. The two piloted their #308 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires /Traxxas HST Gordini from Rosario to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 13 minutes, 16 seconds – a full 25 seconds faster than the next finisher. Delivering maximum traction and exceptional durability over the difficult and varied terrain for this and the entire rally were Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires.
San Diego, CA – For the seventh consecutive year, the world-renowned Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire has picked the Golden Nugget Las Vegas as the official host hotel and headquarters for The Mint 400. The worlds top off-road racing teams will descend upon Las Vegas, NV the week of March 14th to do battle and determine who it the best off-road racer on the planet. Over twenty different classes of vehicles, 350 teams, and tens of thousands of spectators will attend “The Great American Off-Road Race.”