E.J. Viso won the first SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas race of 2015 in convincing fashion as 10 SST Traxxas trucks took the green flag at the Clipsal 500 in Victoria Park on Friday morning.
ADELAIDE, South Australia (February 26, 2015) – Rounds 1 through 3 of the third season of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas begins Friday when 10 identically prepared Stadium Super Trucks hit the track in Victoria Park in their first trip to Australia.
Las Vegas, NV – The Mint 400 has a rich history of celebrity racers competing in “The Great American Off-Road Race” including, Steve Mcqueen, Chuck Norris, and James Garner. Actor Patrick Dempsey, a respected road racer, will return to The Mint 400 after previously racing and winning his class in the 2013. “There is something about the challenge of off-road racing that is unique and remarkable. The amount of variables and difficulty in just getting a finish are immense. I love the challenge and can’t wait to climb into the car,” said Dempsey.
The Sportsman Off-Road Series will launch the Sportsman Light Truck class for the 2015 race season. The class is based off the popular mid-size tube frame truck PRO class, but with some limitations that will ensure a true “level playing field,” as well minimizing the overall cost of the race truck. The concept of this Sportsman class began as project of Flying Dutchman Off-Road Racing nearly two years ago, and will be on the track beginning June 6-7 during the Louderville Steel Off-Road Super Challenge at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
In the season premiere of the Red Bull Signature Series, nine of the best off-road truck drivers from across the country thunder through the treacherous snow covered mountains of Maine’s Sunday River Resort when Red Bull Frozen Rush airs on NBC, Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm ET. All the action hosted by Sal Masekela, the definitive voice in action sports.
Chandler, AZ — Nearly 125 of the top UTV racers in the country turned out for the first ever Best In The Desert UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nevada, this weekend. DragonFire-sponsored racer Lacrecia Beurrier stepped up to the Unlimited UTV Pro class for the World Championship… and took a step onto the podium as well! With $100,000 in prizes and two Polaris RZR XP 1000s on the line, the inaugural event featured a world-class field of UTV racers as well as the who’s who of the UTV off-road Industry.
(Agua Dolce, Calif.): Having executed a successful “proof of concept” in 2014, the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) today confirmed it will incorporate a three-route rally format for its upcoming General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000. The announcement bolsters NORRA’s reputation for hosting “The Happiest Race On Earth,” as the format not only adds a great measure of safety, but also allows race organizers to tailor 1,300-plus miles of rally routes and terrain to better accommodate the wide variety of vehicles expected for this year’s event.
Ontario, California – Team ITP had a total of five podiums, including the top Pro UTV class winner in Branden Sims, at the 2015 Best in the Desert UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nev. Team racers also took second and third in the Pro class, third in the Unlimited ranks and a second-place finish in the Sportsman division.
San Diego, CA – Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer is headed to Las Vegas, NV to race the Mint 400 on March 14th with the Roberts Racing Team. Dakota will be piloting the Roberts Racing #1588 Class One Car. Dakota earned his Medal of Honor during the battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan where under fire he saved the lives of his fellow soldiers and civilians in an extraordinary act of bravery. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only.
Abrams, Wisc. – BFGoodrich Tires has entered its fifth season supporting MORR and its Sportsman short-course competitors with a season long contingency program worth $22,000. The Sportsman Off-Road Series will see the one hundred forty MORR member racer group compete in ten rounds of competition at two of the most iconic short course facilities in North America, Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and Bark River International Off-Road Raceway.
The BFGoodrich Tires offer will reward first place finishers equipped with BFGoodrich Tires with $300 in Sport Light, Super Stock Truck, Super Truck, Light Buggy, Single Buggy, and Super Buggy. The top finishers in Stock Truck, Formula 4×4, Classix, and Limited 4 will receive $100 for every win.