Bill Patterson captured 6th overall for the day. Photo: Ken Hill

Bill Patterson captured 6th overall for the day. Photo: Ken Hill

UNION, S.C. – The Coastal Racing ATV and Side-by-Side team had a successful day of racing on Saturday at Round 4 of the 2016 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series in Union, South Carolina. The ATV efforts were led by Brycen Neal, who scored 2nd overall en route to his 4th consecutive podium appearance this season. In Side-by-Side action, Coastal Racing Team Drivers Bill Patterson, Sean Bogdan and John Henry each captured a top-ten overall in the highly competitive SXS category, with Henry earning the XC2 Pro Sport victory.

ATV Race
The XC1 Pro ATV holeshot was a chaotic one as two of the top riders collided off the start, causing a pileup around the first corner. Neal was able to stay clear of the carnage and put his Coastal Racing/MSR/Maxxis/Waynesburg Yamaha into a favorable second-place position on the opening lap. Neal soon made the pass on Chris Borich to overtake the lead on lap two and the Ohio native pushed hard to create a 30-second gap over the battle for 2nd place.

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LONG BEACH, Calif.
– Sheldon Creed captured the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race No. 2 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday in an amazing duel with Robby Gordon that had the thousands of fans that lined the 11 turn 1.968-mile street circuit on their feet the entire race in pure amazement how thrilling these SST races truly are.

Immediately from the start of the race this became a race for the ages, as Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon would jump out to an early lead on Lap-2 from his sixth starting position, as Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed would navigate through the traffic jam with perfection to place his TRAXXAS truck right on the rear bumper of Gordon from twelfth. The only two SST Champions in it’s four year history where prepared to put on a show for the capacity crowd that stuck around after the IndyCar event to witness the high-flying, tire squealing chaos we call Stadium SUPER Trucks.

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Lucas Oil Off Road Racing heads west to Lake Elsinore, California for Rounds 3 and 4 on April 23-24, after a successful season opener at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.

With the popularity of short course racing growing each season, we are seeing new sponsors and manufacturers getting involved wanting to be included in the wraps on race vehicles. From the thousands of fans on site to the live Internet stream on Lucas Oil TV to the produced tv shows shown a few weeks later, there is a lot of exposure to be had. This influx of sponsors has allowed more racers to get involved and even created multi-vehicle teams.

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MESA, AZ
: Bower Media announced a contest to find a female co-driver for three separate off-road events happening this year with BFGoodrich Tires, and over the course of the last three weeks 91 ladies have submitted a simple form and three photos representing their passion for the offroad.  This week, from Monday to Friday, the challenge goes into a social media phase.  Friends, family and fellow wheelers are encouraged to Like and or Comment on the photos posted on Bower Motorsports Media Facebook and Instagram pages and add a Vote of Confidence for the particular lady.

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Riverside, CA
– For the past two years, Polaris RZR has employed Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com to document the career of RJ Anderson and his RJ37 race program. After hundreds of hours of filming and capturing RJ’s first two seasons as a Pro 2 driver, Episode 1 of the new RJ37 Polaris RZR Video Series is here.

Rugged-Radios-Lucas-Oil-3-9-16Abrams, Wisc. (April 11, 2016) – Radio communications is an important component to every short-course off-road race team, and the California based company Rugged Radios looks to support Midwest Off-Road Racing as the latest addition to the MORR Contingency Program.

Rugged Radios will be offering first place finishers, in all classes competing in every round of MORR supported competition, $100 store credit.

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The upcoming 2016 TORC race season will see Douglas Motorsports sporting the Rusty’s Off-Road Products logo on the rear quarter panels of the #7 AMSOIL/Cooper Tire/Walker Evans Racing PRO-4 race truck. The partnership will strengthen the Rusty’s Off-Road brand not only to fans and supporters of short-course off-road racing, but to enthusiasts that participate in the off-road lifestyle.

PCI-Race-Radios-Logo-4-6-16Abrams, Wisc. – One of the most synonymous names when comes to off-road racing communications, PCI Race Radios, has joined the MORR Contingency Program for the 2016 season. Midwest Off-Road Racing supported events are now included in the ever-growing list of desert and short-course off-road races held throughout North America.

“Our customers are involved in just about every type of off-road competition,” commented Maura Gastelum, PCI Race Radios Contingency Director. “The MORR group continues to grow and we knew they needed to be included in our 2016 marketing plans.”

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Mooresville, NC
– Cooper Tire continues its support of Arie Luyendyk Jr. and renews its involvement with Arie Luyendyk Racing in TORC: The Off-Road Championship for 2016. Flying the recognizable blue, orange and white GUNK paint scheme, Luyendyk will also be representing Cooper in a bid for the 2016 PRO 2 Championship.

Lucas-Oil-Regional-12-22-11The Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series-Southern California is pleased to welcome Yamaha Motor Corporation as the 2016 Checkered Flag Sponsor.

The “Yamaha Checkered Flag” will be waived as each of the series 150-200 drivers cross the finish line during the remaining 7 rounds at fan favorite tracks in both Lake Elsinore and Glen Helen.