Arie-THUMB-Luyendyk-Jr-TORC-2-10-14Los Angeles, CA – February 26, 2014 – Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, a global manufacturer with a primary focus in the replacement tire industry, has announced their renewed partnership with TORC PRO-2 driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. for the 2014 TORC: The Off-Road Championship season.

“Cooper Tire is proud to be sponsoring Arie Luyendyk Jr’s PRO-2 truck in the 2014 TORC Series,” stated Chris Pantani, Director of Motorsports for Cooper Tire. “Arie Jr. has proven to be a quick learner in all aspects of motorsports, and we envision him to be a front runner in the 2014 PRO-2 TORC class. Cooper Tire will be posting live updates from our Twitter handle @TeamCooperTire throughout the 2014 season.”


Poway, Calif. (February 26, 2014) – BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with three-time off-road champion, Casey Currie, and his Monster Energy Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series team. Currie has experienced continued success across all motorsports he’s been involved with from a young age, including short course off-road, motocross, supermoto, desert racing and King of the Hammers.


Brandon Arthur is assembling a formidable team to compete in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in 2014. The final stages of construction on his HRT Motorsports / Pro Traffic Services / Competitive Metals / Rigid Industries LED Lighting Prolite truck is only days away. Some would argue the Prolite class is the most competitive on the track. It’s stacked with talent; some from the same ranks where Brandon cut his teeth at age 11. Brandon began his racing career in a Trophy Kart winning a Rookie of the Year award and a Championship title.

Weddle-2014-Contingency-2-20-14Weddle Industries is proud to support off-road racing in 2014. We are excited to offer contingency support to racers for the following series: SCORE Off-Road Racing, Best in the Desert Off-Road Racing, MORE Desert Racing, SNORE Desert Racing, Extreme Desert Racing, Baja Racing of Texas (BRT), VORRA Off-Road Racing, Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing and Traxxas TORC Series supported by MORR.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our contingency program. As the exclusive distributor of the Albins ST6-i Trophy Truck transmission, we have added several truck classes to our program including Trick/Trophy Trucks, Class 7200, and Pro2. Additonally, due to overwhelming demand, we have opened up our program to Class 11 racers in the SCORE, MORE, and SNORE series.

Irvine, Calif.
– The seventh round of AMA Arenacross saw two nights of racing at Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers raced to his fifth overall win on Friday by tying with Zach Ames. Bowers was rewarded the overall by winning the second main event and the head-to-head bracket races for additional championship points. Saturday night saw Ames win the first main event and finish third overall with a 1-5 score, while Bowers stayed consistent to take second overall finishing 2-3. Colt Nichols held his spot in the top-10 championship standings by finishing sixth on Friday and eighth on Saturday. Vicki Golden joined Team Babbitt’s in Nampa and qualified for both the Arenacross and Arenacross Lites class and scored her first point.

Lucas-Oil-Logo-11-21-11Corona, CA – A founding member of Team Lucas and Lucas Oil motorsports events, E3 Spark Plugs has partnered with Team Lucas for a seventh season to sponsor Lucas Oil’s Off Road Racing, Late Model Dirt, Drag Boat Racing, American Sprint Car, Modified, and EnduroCross Championship series. Included is title sponsorship of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League’s Unlimited Modified Class, as well as a presence at Lucas Oil’s I-10 Speedway in Blythe, California, and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

E3 Spark Plugs will be involved in more than 100 Lucas Oil events this year in-tandem with Team Lucas. Bob Patison, Lucas Oil Executive Vice President & MAVTV President, said E3 Spark Plugs’ continued support also receives significant TV presence during CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network and MAVTV broadcasts of Lucas Oil events.

Dana Point, Calif.
– TORC, The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced that the leading radio-controlled vehicle manufacturer Traxxas is returning as an Official Series Partner for the 2014 TORC season.

“Traxxas has a special passion for TORC. Short-course racing has inspired a generation of innovation and fun new products for Traxxas, and our close connection with the fans is something that cant be duplicated anywhere else,” said Loren Snyder, Traxxas Director of Special Operations. “We are pleased and excited to continue our investment in TORC as an Official Series Partner. TORC is primed with new energy, new venues and, as always, the most intense short-course, off-road racing action. Were looking forward to the positive exposure TORC brings to Traxxas and the fun new radio-controlled vehicles the racing inspires.”

As an Official Series Partner, Traxxas will garner significant brand visibility through media exposure including television, radio, print, digital and social media. The company will also take their commitment to the track once more as a sponsor of Jenkins Brothers Racing including Traxxas CEO Mike Jenkins (Pro 4 and Pro 2) and his brother Mark (Pro 4). The brothers finished a tight 5th and 6th place in Pro 4 last season, with Mike also taking 5th in Pro 2.

“Weve seen mass numbers of radio control enthusiasts around the country attend TORC Series events to experience what the full-scale, Traxxas-sponsored trucks can do out on the track,” noted TORC President BJ Birtwell. “Its the natural connection between Traxxas products and TORC racing that drives further consideration and sales for the Traxxas brand. Were very excited to welcome Traxxas back to the TORC Series and look forward to seeing their success both on and off the track.”

TORC: The Off-Road Championship will hold seven events across the United States this year, with NBC Sports providing television coverage and a behind-the-scenes docu-reality series. The 2014 event schedule features races at the following venues:

- April 5-6: Primm, NV (Primm Off Road Raceway)
- April 25-26: Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
- May 17-18: St. Louis, MO (Gateway Motorsports Park)
- June 28-29: Crandon, WI (Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway)
- July 19-20: Bark River, MI (Bark River Off Road Raceway)
- Aug 5-6: Sturgis, SD (Buffalo Chip Powersports Complex)
- Aug 30-31: Crandon, WI (Crandon Intl Off Road Raceway)

For more information on TORC: The Off-Road Championship including NBC Sports episode premiere dates, visit or find TORC on Facebook at and Twitter @TorcOffRoad.

Ole-Smokey-Moonshine-2-19-14CORONA, Calif.- Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine has found a novel way to yet again outrun the competition by focusing its marketing programs on the fans and back-road racers who originally made moonshine such an exciting element of American folklore. In 2014, Ole Smoky will partner with Team Lucas for a massive advertising/marketing and sponsorship program encompassing nearly 150 grassroots racing events across America’s heartland.

Ole Smoky’sOriginalMoonshine will be a key presence at nine Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events, 30 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series races, ten Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series events, 30 Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League stops and 40 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series dates.

Mickey-Thompson-Logo-2-12-13STOW, OH – In addition to its sponsorship of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels (Mickey Thompson) returns to regional grassroots short-course racing as a Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series MiniStock class sponsor.

According to Lucas Oil, this sponsorship translates to real world support of racers who build and compete in small, production-based trucks. MiniStock Class racers rely primarily on stock components and with minor modifications, and these production trucks are converted into competition vehicles. Mickey Thompson’s sponsorship means support to racers who are passionate about the sport, but don’t have a huge budget.

Argonne, WI
– As the off-season progresses, Fannin Motorsports continues to prepare the race truck for the 2014 race season. At the same time, Jeff and his family are working on partnerships that will bring awareness to charitable causes that are close to the team. The upcoming TORC Sportsman race season will see Fannin Motorsports working to raise donations for the Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield, WI, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Prayers for Kolton.

Last year The Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield gave Jeff and his wife Lindsey a place to stay when the birth of their son Chase came several weeks early. The House also was the part time home of the Ouellette family while they were in Marshfield for the medical procedures needed for Kolton after injuries.  The team will donate all of its winnings from the Saturday race at the Spring Crandon event (Round 3, June 28) to this great charity.

The team is also saying thanks to all the military men and women that have been wounded while  serving their country. Without the efforts of the military many things Americans take for granted would not be possible. All of the team’s winnings from the Sunday race at the Spring Crandon event (Round 4, June 29) will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Fannin Motorsports is also distributing “Prayers of Kolton” wrist bands for a five dollar donation to raise funds for the Ouellette family as they care for the needs of two-year old Kolton, a victim of child abuse.

“Last year was a very humbling experience,” remarked Jeff Fannin. “Whether it was the help and generosity of so many to help us have the season we did or the help of charities like the RMH while dealing with a premature baby in the hospital. It made me feel very indebted to someone or something so this is our way of giving back.

“Once I ran this idea past Dad (team owner),” Fannin added “he was very excited and mentioned that he also wanted to do something for the Wounded Warrior Project. This charity is set up for our real heroes and those that gave real sacrifices for our country. With my sister (Amanda Tokarczyk) and brother in law (Jesse Tokarczyk) both in the Air Force, we felt this was also a cause we wanted to raise awareness for. Our team, whether it’s family or friends, is a close knit group, and we hope our race team can bring awareness as well as donations to the three groups that are in our hearts.”

Once again Fannin Motorsports would like to thank their sponsors for a very rewarding 2013 race season, including: Fannin Plumbing, Able Distributing, T & S Trucking, Denny’s Auto Body, J & H Transmission, Main St. Ed’s, Boutwell Design, & Alpine Images.

For more information on the charities please visit:
Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield:
The Wounded Warrior Project:
Prayers for Kolton: