Holland, MI – The effort that Ross Hoek Motorsports has put forward competing in the premier division of short-course off-road racing is nothing short of herculean. The privateer PRO-4×4 racer entered his sophomore season with one goal in mind, finish on the podium. Last weekend at the most storied short-course venue in North America, Ross Hoek stood on the final step of the podium after finishing Round Eight in third place.
Black Creek, Wisc. – Greg Stingle had a perfect weekend of racing at the “Big House Brawl” in Crandon, Wisconsin. The veteran Light Buggy competitor won both rounds of racing in a convincing fashion that has fellow competitors wondering what can be done to prevent the man behind the wheel of the #172 Sassy’s Bar and Grill / Badger State Transport / Geno’s Steakhouse / Ben’s Small Engine / Kountry Bar / JJ Malloney’s / Lake Shore Cleaners / A & S Poured Walls / Kurt’s Services / BFGoodrich Tires Buggy from another class championship.
Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series provided the perfect elements for Brian Deegan to showcase his driving skills in the #38 Rockstar Energy Drink/Makita Power Tools Ford. The location of Rounds 7 and 8 was Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. This technical track suited Deegan’s strengths in course handling and it showed.
In Friday’s Race, Deegan took the #38 to an early lead in Pro 2, as good driving helped him fend off Rob MacCachren’s aggressive driving. On lap 7, MacCachren ran into rear suspension failure, ending his challenge, which gave Brian a bit of breathing room. After a caution brought the pack back to a tighter group, Bryce Menzies began making a run for the lead on lap 12. Deegan’s defensive driving kept Menzies at bay, however, and Deegan would take his fourth win of the season in Pro 2.
Tooele, UT – One of the biggest challenges for a Pro Lite class rookie in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the lack of set-up data on the varied tracks they race on. Every new track has to be studied by the driver and the crew. To the casual observer every track looks similar, it’s all dirt, but the reality is far different. Every track has unique features that have to be mastered. The more experienced teams have pages of set-up data to get their trucks dialed in and the drivers have many laps of experience to draw from.
Corona, Calif. —Drivers and their crews made their way North for rounds 7&8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Little did they know that they would be making their way into a war zone. This weekends races were held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City. With a tight course that provided countless action packed moments for fans that packed the stands full. Summertime is in full swing in Tooele and with 90 degree heat filling the air and the hot sun beating down on the course, this would cause the track to dry out quickly and leave dust hanging in the air, which provided fans a course that turned into a war zone just laps into the races.
Traverse City, Mich. – Looking for a podium finish, Radar Tires heads to the track where dirt champions are crowned: the mecca of short course off-road dirt racing – Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Three Radar Tires racers look to stand on the box at this weekend’s Big House Brawl, the seventh and eighth rounds of the TORC: The Off Road Championship.
Nearly 80 miles from Green Bay, Wis., Crandon International Off-Road Raceway is a natural terrain short-course dirt venue. A challenging one-mile, six-turn course, Crandon is known for its standing starts, fast straightaways and jumps that exceed 150 feet.
All German Motorsports has released a new tool that helps address not being able to accurately measure and or set the shock reservoir piston depth during service in order to prevent upsetting the ratio of nitrogen to oil, as per mfg. specs.
It was an exciting weekend of racing for the RJ37 team at Miller Motorsports Park just outside Salt Lake City, UT for Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS). Like every race this season so far, Rounds 7 & 8 had its fair share of ups and downs, but nothing could spoil the high of the weekend as RJ put the #37 Polaris RZR / Monster Energy Pro-2 on the box for the first time!
Appleton, WI – The Flying Dutchman Off-Road team will be back on the track next weekend at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. Mike Vanden Heuvel will once again pilot the family’s familiar red Maxxis Tire equipped PRO-2WD as the team marks its thirty-sixth year of racing at the “Big House.”
Las Vegas, NV – If you go up against BJ Baldwin you better have both barrels loaded. Preparation, race strategy and mad skills behind the wheel are needed; three things BJ excels at. When an opportunity to run both the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in his Monster Energy Trophy Truck and Formula Off Road in the #97 Toyo Tires truck the next day at the X Games in Austin, Texas BJ jumped at the chance.
First on the agenda was to prerun the Baja 500 course. SCORE International mixed things up this year; running the course in the opposite direction than usual. The drivers would head south from the start in Ensenada along the coast, climb over the mountains to the gulf side of the peninsula and then race north before turning back towards Ensenada for the finish. Prerunning is critical to a good race but it also allows BJ a chance to check out the incredible scenery, hand out Monster Energy stickers to the kids and eat some tacos.