SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — While deservedly grabbing the majority of the headlines will be the battle in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for 850-horsepower high-tech, unlimited production trucks, this week’s internationally-televised iconic 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will also include everyman racers from across the U.S. and around the world along with nearly two dozen cross-over racers from other motorsports disciplines as well as business leaders and entertainers.

Season finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship, this year’s competition will be a loop race, starting and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 65 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.

BFGoodrich-All-Terrain-40-Years-11-14-16Greenville, S.C., Nov. 14, 2016 – BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of SCORE International, is proud to mark 40 years of competing in Baja desert racing this year. What began as an entry for testing purpose in 1976, on an Oldsmobile Starfire with Fritz Kroyer has exploded into one of the great success stories in off-road racing.

Over 40 years, BFGoodrich has 86 overall wins in SCORE Baja racing, more than all other tire manufacturers combined. Those early racing successes also launched a revolutionary new tire category that contributed to the growth of the entire light-truck and four-wheel-drive industry.

Too Close
One of the great things about SEMA is that it gives automotive enthusiasts an opportunity to get close to all the action. In the case of the people in this video… REAL close! The action involving Trophy Truck demos at the show were to highlight short-course off-road racing and demos for the SCORE Baja 1000 festivities at the show leading up to qualifying for this year’s race (see results here). Props to Patrick Clark for cutting it close but still keeping his Trophy Truck / Pro 2 race truck under control.

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– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA supported racers dominated the leading national and regional Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racing series in 2016 aboard the YXZ1000R pure sport SxS and class-leading YFZ450R sport ATV. The exciting season was recently capped with Yamaha-supported factory racers Dustin Nelson and Corry Weller claiming the top two spots in the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series (LORORS) of Arizona and the recent Lucas Oil Racing Shootout.

SST Save
There’s no shortage of short-course off-road action at the Stadium Super Trucks events. But every once in a while someone pushes the envelope a little too far and puts on a serious show. That was the case in the below video clip, and it’s one of the best short-course off-road saves we’ve ever seen. Check it out.

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With more than 450 industry representatives, off-road legends, friends, family and fans looking on, Don Amador, Bud Feldkamp, Jim Ober, Larry Ragland and Tracy Valenta were formally inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — Capturing three straight wins in any sport is a challenge, but to earn a three-peat in the motorsports world in the same race is nearly unheard of, especially in desert racing. In next week’s legendary 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000, two former teammates will be looking to capture the proverbial three-peat by earning the overall victory in the toughest desert race in the world. After finishing second in 2013, winning the last two years of this iconic race as teammates were Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren and San Diego’s Andy McMillin.

This year both will be attempting to etch his name in indelible bronze next week with a third straight victory in the SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Race week festivities start next Wednesday with the green flag dropping next Friday morning.

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Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com just unveiled the latest installment of the Polaris RZR-branded side-by-side video in the XP1K video series. Although the full-length movie will be unveiled next year, we have a cool new teaser for the fourth installment of video series, XP1K4. The teaser blends together highlights from the first three XP1K and ends with some early teaser shots from the upcoming fourth video.

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The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL has announced its 2017 season schedule featuring 13 Pro racing rounds over seven event weekends at many of the country’s most popular off-road tracks. The 2017 schedule will continue to build a solid foundation encouraging further growth and public awareness of off-road short course truck racing, the drivers and the series. MSI, the owners of the TORC series, remain focused on improving the overall racing experience for both fans and drivers.

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The Tacoma TRD Pro race truck will make its debut at the Mint 400 next year.

When we recently drove the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro for the first time, we highlighted the fact that the Pro model took the new TRD Off-Road package to the next level with a suspension lift, upgraded Fox shocks, and a handful of other key upgrades. Toyota just unveiled a new race truck version of the Tacoma TRD Pro here at SEMA today, and this new truck is pushing its off-road performance to yet another level – the race-ready performance level.