ADELAIDE, South Australia – South Australian Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell, today announced American racing icon and off-road racing star, Robby Gordon will return to South Australia with his popular Stadium Super Trucks for the Toyo Tires SST race at the 2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
With the introduction of 35″ tires into Class 10, slightly lower ratios are necessary to get your gearing right. In addition to our 4.57, Weddle Racing is adding 4.86 and 5.14 to its range of Weddle Racing Heavy Duty LQ Klingelnberg Palloid Ring & Pinion sets.
CLEVELAND – Maradyne(r) High Performance Fans will provide the Jarit Johnson Racing team with rugged engine-cooling fans for the 2015 TORC Championship season. TORC: The Off-Road Championship, is the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series.
El Cajon, Calif.-based Jarit Johnson Racing competes in both the Pro 2WD and Pro Light TORC events, with Jarit Johnson making his mark in the Pro 2WD series with a sixth place overall points ranking at the end of the 2014 season. In his first season competing in the TORC Pro Light series, Jessie Johnson, Jarit’s brother, had six top 10 finishes and a 12th place points ranking in 2014. Both men are brothers of one of the most recognized names in racing, Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif – Mounting an all-new forged bead-lock design by Hostile Wheels, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is poised and ready to aggressively move forward in the 2015 TORC PRO 2 Division, adding a lighter, yet stronger, addition to his GUNK two-wheel-drive truck for the series. Hostile has partnered with Luyendyk and his team to showcase the durability from the often aggressive abuse wheels can take on in a challenging off-road series such as TORC (The Off-Road Championship Series). The PRO 2 race series includes eight weekends of off-road racing, beginning April 24th in Dallas and concluding the weekend of September 5th in Crandon, Wisconsin.
The first race in the 2015 ULTRA4 Trail-Gear Western Regional series takes place in less than one month! The ULTRA4 MetalCloak Stampede will follow the same format as the two previous years and will again be held at the Prairie City SVRA. More than 90 drivers are already committed to racing! The course will consist of a 2 mile lap all visible to spectators filled with rock obstacles, tight turns and go fast sections. The top 10 finishers not already qualified for KOH will earn qualifying spots at this and each regional event this year.
Classes: All classes will be racing, Stock (4600), Modified (4500), Spec (4700), Legends (4800), UTV Pro and Sportsmans and 4400s are all welcome. Registration deadline is April 17th, 2015.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires has named 25 champion racers and automotive enthusiasts to its prestigious 2015 BFGoodrich Tire Performance Team. This year’s group comprises elite motorsports superstars, key industry partners and market influencers, all of whom share the BFGoodrich Tires passion for driving.
The team will demonstrate the performance of BFGoodrich Tires in activities ranging from grassroots recreational events to the extremes of international motorsports competition, including on- and off-road racing, rock crawling, and custom car building.
“BFGoodrich enthusiasts demand high performance at every extreme, from a technical rock crawl to racing at more than 100 miles per hour on- or off-road,” said Duane Thomas, brand communications manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “BFGoodrich has defined and led this category for four decades. We are respected as experts among those who view tires and performance vehicles as the source of their adventures.”
BLACKFOOT, 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.”
RANCHO 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.”
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.
IRVINE, 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.”