BFGoodrich-6-1-11GREENVILLE, S.C. – With more than four decades of heritage competing in on – and – off-road motorsports, BFGoodrich  Tires today unveiled a new website specifically designed to cover its racing activities.

The site, at www.bfgoodrichracing.com, contains original news, event calendars, racing results, video, photos and social media feeds that enable visitors to track the latest developments with BFGoodrich racing.

BFGoodrich Tires competes in a variety of racing, including sports car, off-road short course, desert, rally and extreme rock crawling, all of which are featured on the brand’s racing website. In addition, the site links to other online sources of racing information, such as those featuring its Team BFGoodrich ambassadors who regularly compete in various racing disciplines.

“The BFGoodrich brand has legions of passionate fans,” said Chris Baker, Motorsports director for BFGoodrich Tires and Michelin North America. “Whether their interest lies in asphalt or off-road, they can get direct and specific information about BFG racing and the tires that help us cross the finish line first.”

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Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including sports car, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGoodrichTires.com.

Ken-Block-THUMB-Rally-America-New-England-7-30-13Newry, ME -- Hoonigan Racing’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino won their first New England Forest Rally (NEFR), round 5 of the Rally America National Championship, on July 26-27th headquartered in Newry, Maine after a closely fought battle with Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew. The margins between the two teams were incredibly thin and either could have snatched victory. Subaru Rally Team USA drove a nearly flawless event and pushed the Hoonigan camp hard all weekend, but Block and Gelsomino persevered with a 6.5 second buffer at the end.

Block and Gelsomino’s NEFR nearly came to an end when their Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. experienced electrical problems on stage 11. They had no intercom communications for nearly 13 miles before the alternator quit on the transit back to service. Open Class rivals Rifat Sungkar and Steve Lancaster, who were in fourth place overall at the time, graciously towed the Hoonigan Racing Team back to the service area so Hoonigan Racing Team could complete repairs and continue their race.

Dirt-Fish-Royal-Purple-7-26-13Porter, TX – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple today announced it is now the sponsor and official lubricant of DirtFish Rally School.

DirtFish is an amateur/professional rally car driving facility located in Snoqualmie, Wash., offering mixed surface driving instruction. Beginner, advanced and private courses are available ranging from two hours to three days long. DirtFish also offers Corporate Entertainment and Team Building packages as well as specialist training.

As part of its exclusive multi-year contract, DirtFish will incorporate Royal Purple branding throughout its facility and on the school’s vehicles and trailers. DirtFish will also provide feedback from experience gained from “testing” Royal Purple products on their fleet of school cars that average over 50,000 rally miles annually at their site. Royal Purple will provide DirtFish with racing oil and lubrication products for the school’s fleet of fully prepared rally cars.

mitchell_Dejong_off_road-7-25-13Temecula, CA — After a stellar Top-2 qualifying session, Mitchell DeJong’s podium hopes at the high-banked half mile of Bristol Motor Speedway were shattered on Saturday during Round 2 of the Global Rallycross Lites series, when turn-one contact broke a suspension mount eventually forcing him into the safety barrier and onto the flatbed tow truck.

The wild weekend at the “Coliseum” in Bristol, Tennessee started Friday in bright fashion with the debut of the new livery on the #24 Red Bull Olsbergs MSE GRC Lites race car.  As the only Red Bull branded GRC Lite car in the world,  the new look has turned some heads and garnered the attention of GRC fans from all over.  Soon after the livery was placed, Mitchell went to work taking the shiny rocket into the first rounds of practice as he ran consistent lap times and inched his way toward the front.  When it came time to qualify (aka seed) for the first heat race, Mitchell had tamed the steep 30 degree banked pavement course transitions, gravel lined chicanes, and high speed jump to nab the second place qualifier.

Higgin-New-England-Rally-7-10-13Williston, VT (July 10, 2013) — The fifth round of the Rally America National Championship resumes at the New England Forest Rally on July 26-27th in Newry, Maine with 57 national and international teams – one of the largest entry fields since 2010 – slated to tackle some of the smoothest, fastest competition roads on the calendar.

The New England Forest Rally (NEFR) has been hard at work the past year improving road conditions and gaining permission from land owners to expand the race for a better fan experience and a less punishing race for the competitors. The event promises more spectator viewing options allowing fans to choose to drive to free viewing areas, purchase a Sunday River Resort shuttle pass ($10 per person on Friday and $15 per person on Saturday) to more viewing areas or take an all-inclusive catered VIP Bus to private locations.

NORRA-LogoJuly 3, 2013: Hoping to harness the momentum it enjoyed by hosting the largest rally since its 2010 rebirth, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today confirmed details of a second vintage-themed event for this calendar year. Now officially christened the 2013 NORRA Mexican 500 Rally, the on and off-road competition days will take place over a three-day period from Saturday, September 28th through Monday, September 30th.

In keeping with NORRA’s new tradition of opening event registration on a major holiday, all drivers and teams can submit official entries online beginning at 12:00 PM (PST) on Thursday, July 4th. Affectionately dubbed “The Happiest Race on Earth,” NORRA’s General Tire Mexican 1000 opens registration on New Year’s Day for its trademark spring event.

THUMB-Ken-Block-Large-6-25-13Williston, VT — The 2013 Rally America National Championship season began in disarray when the Rockstar Energy Drink Rally Team of Antione L’Estage and Nathalie Richard dramatically took the opening round win by overtaking the Subaru Rally Team USA on the very last stage of the Sno*Drift Rally.

The win placed a stamp that this year was not going to be easily controlled by the two-time Rally America defending champions, David Higgins and Craig Drew, but a series of mechanical problems and mishaps plagued the Rockstar Energy Drink Rally Team the next two rounds that ultimately saw L’Estage and Richard crash at the Oregon Trail Rally and effectively ended their chances of adding another Rally America title.

Ken-Block-Rally-America-6-4-13Wellsboro, PA — Hoonigan Racing’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino took their first overall win of the season at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) – round four of the 2013 Rally America National Championship – held on May 31-June 1 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. The victory marks the duo’s second STPR Rally overall win and it comes at a critical time when Block needed a victory to close the gap to current Rally America National Championship points leader, David Higgins and Craig Drew from Subaru Rally Team USA.

Block and Gelsomino were able to win 12 of 16 STPR Rally stages in their 2012 Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. without much of the mechanical problems that have plagued the team since the beginning of the season.

“The weekend went really well,” said Block, “The first three (Rally America) events of the year went really horrible for me. I am really happy to come here at STPR and have an event with some good luck.”

Subaru-Rally-USA-5-7-13Portland, OR — Subaru Rally Team USA dominated the Oregon Trail Rally to win the third round of the Rally America National Championship held in Portland and Hood River, Oregon on May 3-5.

The British duo, David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew, never relinquished their lead from the start and drove a masterful race to establish a 2 minute window over their competition and enough breathing room to drive the last day without difficulty. However, the team nearly ended their event when Higgins struck exposed bedrock at high speeds that tore through their Subaru Impreza WRX STI suspension on stage 16. Higgins gingerly drove through the last stage of the day as the car severely pulled to one side and just made it back to service for repairs.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO—A car/truck racer and a motorcycle/ATV racer from two upcoming major desert races in the U.S. and Mexico will earn free entries by way of the Dakar Challenge 2013 into the 2014 Dakar Rally, it was announced officially today by Roger Norman, owner of both the SCORE International and the High Desert Racing Association desert racing organizations.

The fastest qualified driver and rider in the Dakar Challenge 2013 will receive the corresponding free entry into next year’s Dakar Rally from combined finishes at the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico (May 30-June 2) and the 2nd annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500 (July 12-14).