Compton, California – For the first time ever, the stars of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series are crossing the border into Baja, California and Greg Adler will be bringing the high impact excitement of his 900HP Pro4 to the brand new Baja International Short Course facility at Estero Beach in the port city of Ensenada, Mexico. The purpose-built track on the grounds of the popular Estero Beach Hotel and Resort, with the beautiful Ensenada Bay providing a scenic backdrop, will host Rounds 11&12 of the Series’ 18-Round schedule this weekend, August 1-2.
RENO, Nev., USA — August 2 will see a very special ‘SCORE Sunday’ on the CBS Sports Network as all three of the opening rounds of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will have repeat airings as one-hour specials on the same day as part of the CBS Sports Spectacular programming. Following the early morning showing of the first three races of the season, the recent Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 show will also have two additional repeat showings on Sunday late afternoon and in prime time in the evening.
All three races were held in Mexico and the repeat broadcasts on Sunday, running in a three-hour time block in chronological order will start at 6 a.m. ET with the 29th annual Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 followed by the Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 and finishing with the 47th annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. Round 1 was held in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico in mid-January, Round 2 was held entirely in Baja California Sur, Mexico, starting in Cabo San Lucas and finishing in Loreto and Round 3 started and finished in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
BLACKFOOT, ID: With five independent series across the country, the Midstates Dirt Riot Series came to a close last weekend in Sturgis, Kentucky. Bad Advice Racing Matt Moore climbed his way to the top of the series with attendance at all three events – 2nd at Chaos Offroad Park, 6th at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and a 3rd place podium finish at Baird Motorsports Park. Matt Moore was driving the #4436 car, owned by co-driver Kim Matzen. Haulin’ Yash Racing Tom Yash took the series honors in the 4600 Pro 4×4 class, and the SuperMod class saw K&K Krawlin Krew Kenn Hite of Georgia and Jeremy Dickensen of Texas/Tennessee cross regular series boundaries two times each to take the top honors of 1st and 2nd respectfully.
CRANDON, WISC. — Mirroring the lifelong relationship his old friend Parnelli Jones has with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, off-road icon Walker Evans recently added to his Crandon International Off-Road Raceway legacy. Thanks to a new track partnership with his highly successful business enterprise of Walker Evans Racing, the man nicknamed “The Legend” can enjoy watching the sport’s best racers literally fly into history via the renamed “Walker Evans Racing Legendary Launch.”
Monroe, MI – DynoMax driver Loren Healy won first place at the ULTRA4 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. On a tight, windy course, Healy maneuvered through a field of broken rigs to secure the win. DynoMax also had multiple qualifiers for the event including Jason Scherer, Tom Wayes, Levi Shirley, Wayland Campbell and Bailey Campbell. In the 4500 Modified series race, Justin Hall picked up a second-place finish.
“Members of Team DynoMax had some exciting races at Glen Helen,” said Chris Gauss, director of performance products, Tenneco. “Congrats to Loren for keeping the winning streak alive, and to Justin Hall, he’s a true ‘every man’ racer who enjoys working on his rig in his driveway – both drivers are great competitors and we’re excited to see how they fare as the season continues.”
Following a day of heavy rain, officials were forced to postpone round nine of the scheduled championship competition to Sunday, July 19. Round 10 will be rescheduled.
“Given the nearby wild fires and the massive amount of rain that eliminated qualifying rounds and impacted both the track conditions and race schedule, everyone did a fantastic job,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels.
Brian Deegan earned a second place podium finish in Pro 4, and a third place podium spot in Pro 2. He competes with Mickey Thompson Baja Pro Radial tires.
In the Pro Buggy class, Garrett George earned the first place podium spot with Mike Valentine in second place and Chad George placing third. Garrett George maintains his lead in point standings for the season. And, all compete with Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/T tires.
Round 10 of LOORRS competition will be rescheduled and the date will be announced soon. For more information about the series, visit www.lucasoiloffroad.com.
RENO, Nev. – Undergoing rounds of aggressive chemotherapy treatments since early May, long-time SCORE Mexican Liaison Oscar Ramos Jassen, 52, of Tijuana, Mexico, died Thursday following the second day of his fourth round of chemo sessions, SCORE International announced.
Ramos was originally diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late April with a large tumor in his stomach area. He had been receiving testing and treatment at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia in Mexico City prior to his death on Thursday late afternoon.
RENO, Nev., USA — Twenty-year old Carlos Lopez of Tecate, Mexico, who blazed past a field that included the world’s best desert racers to capture the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory at the 47th Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 desert race, will be spotlighted during Sunday’s premier telecast of the race on the CBS Sports Network. The debut of the one-hour special will air on the CBS Sports Spectacular show at 9 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, followed eight additional scheduled airings of the popular programming through Sunday, Aug. 2.
CORONA, California – It was a short but fast weekend for Casey Currie at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Glen Helen. After a successful practice on Friday, rare thunderstorms came through the San Bernadino Foothills, postponing Round 9 until Sunday morning and Round 10 had to be rescheduled to the Lake Elsinore event at the end of the season. But even with the track drastically changing with all the rain, Casey had another strong points weekend and put down the fastest lap time of the Pro Lite class.