WE-Rock-Dirt-Riot-4-9-15BLACKFOOT, ID: The W.E. Rock Events/Dirt Riot event at AreaBFE in Moab, UT ended mid-race when a spectator was tragically struck.  The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has declared it an accident.  With the family’s blessing, the weekend’s racing results are being posted and the race series will continue onto its next stop in West Virginia.

“We are heart broken over the entire situation,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, the driver, co-driver and all the first responders that were on site to help. We appreciate everyone’s immediate response and how the entire W.E. Rock and Dirt Riot family has pulled together to support each other.”

Falken-Tire-Logo-10-10-14RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – From local SCCA autocross events to the highest levels of North American road racing and off-road competition, Falken Tire has launched its most diverse and extensive motorsports program in the history of the company.

The racing action that Falken Tire fans have grown to love will continue, with the addition of several new initiatives targeted especially at grassroots motorsports enthusiasts. At the heart of Falken’s motorsports programs are the Falken AZENIS line of ultra-high performance tires and the Falken WILDPEAK line of Light Truck tires.

“Falken has built a reputation for performance both on the track and in the desert, and this will continue throughout 2015,” said Rick Brennan, executive director of marketing at Falken Tire. “After an action-packed first quarter, we’ve already enjoyed great success with both our AZENIS and WILDPEAK tires, and thanks to the dedication and talent of our teams and drivers we should not be strangers on the podiums for the remainder of the year. As always, the lessons we learn from competing on track and in the dirt will shape the next generation of Falken consumer tires.”

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Now a common end to the Moab Easter Jeep Week, Dirt Riot is back at AreaBFE for the fourth year.  Dirt Riot adds a racing flavor to the trail-riding week.  Pro 4400 4×4 racers, trail rig class and UTV classes race a course that is spectator friendly and fun to watch.  Or, if you want to race, there is a run-what-you-brung+safety class to compete in!  Racing starts at 9am and will finish around 4pm with an awards ceremony.

VP-Fuels-Logo-8-17-12IRVINE, CA — TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL announced VP Racing Fuels as its Official Fuel for the 2015 season. TORC competitors will be powered by VP’s high-performance racing fuels beginning with the April 24-25 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway near Dallas.

“After a successful inaugural season last year, we’re excited to extend our partnership with TORC and work with BJ Birtwell to continue executing his vision and growing the series,” said Chris Wall, VP’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The TORC series provides a unique opportunity to build awareness for VP Racing Fuels and our growing roster of consumer products, as well as the VP-branded gas stations that are part of our retail branding initiative.”

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Sheldon Creed and E.J. Viso battled door to door in the closing laps of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix Saturday, before Viso made a critical error allowing the 17-year-old Creed to overtake him and cruise to victory for his second win of the young season.

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STOW, OH
– Team M/T racers thrilled the crowd this past weekend during round one and two of Lucas Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) competition on Mickey Thompson tires.

Brad DeBerti, who launched his inaugural Pro Lite competition season this year, was on top of the podium in the Pro Lite class in both rounds one and two. DeBerti races with Mickey Thompson’s Baja ATZp3 tires.

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CYPRESS, CA
– Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp continues with the ‘All or Nothing’ mantra as they announce that Toyo Tires® will be the Official Tire of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road for 2015.  This marks the third season that Toyo Tires has supported the series, and the second year that all Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) will compete on Toyo Open Country A/T II tires. Toyo Open Country tires are known for their traction, durability, and uniformity, all critical to the performance of the 600-plus horsepower SST trucks.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.
– Arie Luyendyk Racing (ALR) announced today that it has extended its relationship with Cooper Tire & Rubber Company as the official tire supplier for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Pro 2 in TORC: The Off-Road Championship season.

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STOW, OH
– This year Mickey Thompson has returned to LOORRS action with an expanded all-star Team M/T lineup to include three Tonka Motorsports competitors; Myan Spaccarelli in Pro 2, Eric Barron in Pro 4 and Taylor Atchison in Pro Lite and Pro Buggy.

Mickey-Thompson-Logo-2-12-13Mickey Thompson returns to Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) action with an expanded all-star Team M/T lineup including six-time LOORRS Champion Brian Deegan who will compete in both the Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes.

After Deegan wrapped up the 2014 season by earning his third Pro 2 championship on Mickey Thompson’s Baja Pro Radial tires, he was thrilled to team up with Mickey Thompson to start planning for 2015.

“Last year was another amazing year for Brian and it was great for us to be a part of his success,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “In his usual style, he pushed it to the limit in competition while also working closely with us throughout the year on the development of the new Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 wheel line. We’ve got some amazing momentum going into this season’s competition and we can’t wait to get to the track.”