SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — After 1,709.92 dusty and grueling desert racing miles, 31 of the world’s best desert racers have survived the challenge of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship to earn coveted 2016 Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards. The 31 racers, competing in 14 different classes in the series for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, earned their prestigious honors by finishing every required mile in the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Series.

The 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship ended in mid-November with the 854.50-mile 49th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 that started and finished in Ensenada, Mexico.

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MESA, AZ:
Cora Jokinen at Torq-Masters Industries is a business owner, racer and welder. Together with the Ladies Offroad Network, we want to support female welders around the country. Cora’s relationship with Miller Electric Welders has allowed her the opportunity to put a Women’s Miller Digital Elite Helmet (Retail $317), Women’s Welding Large Jacket, and 3 pairs of Miller Welding Gloves up for grabs.

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The Mint 400 announced the return of its massive contingency, this year with new title sponsor ODYSSEY battery. This year marks the sixth consecutive year The Mint 400 will host the ultimate display of off-road vehicles and accessories right in the middle of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont St. East. Tens of thousands of enthusiasts flood Fremont Street on Friday to witness the unparalleled spectacle of over 350 off-road race vehicles parading among hundreds of off-road aftermarket brands and manufacturers. This historic annual gathering dates back to 1970’s, when The Mint 400 was actually started on Fremont St. in front of The Mint Hotel.

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The Can-Am / Murray Racing desert racing team of Derek and Jason Murray earned their first SCORE International side-by-side vehicle class championship November 20 in Baja California, Mexico. The brothers, who have raced consistently all year long, came into the round third in the class point standings. Another solid finish meant a shot at winning the Pro UTV Forced Induction (Turbo) title. The brothers, along with fellow driver Logan Gastel, earned their first SCORE International championship with their sixth-place finish at the 49th annual Baja 1000.

Rafael Navarro won the Class 10 and overall championship this year. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com.

Rafael Navarro won the Class 10 and overall championship this year. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com.

ENSENADA, Mexico — With the tenacity of a tiger, coupled with the dogged determination and diligent discipline he used to earn his bachelor’s degree last year at Clemson University while continuing a strong presence in the desert, SoCal’s Rafael Navarro IV has won the overall and Class 10 point championship of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

A third-generation desert racer from Temecula, Calif., Navarro IV, just 23, drove the No. 1009 Chevy-power Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car to second place finishes in all four races to earn 376 championship points to become the just the fourth racer from Class 10 (1655cc engines) and first in 20 years to earn the overall title for SCORE International, which is celebrating its 43rd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.

VP-Fuels-Logo-8-17-12SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 30, 2016) – Customers of VP Racing Fuels will enjoy a whole new user experience when they visit its newly redesigned website, according to Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels.  “Between our 70+ blends of race fuel and the new product lines we’ve launched in the last several years, customers sometimes had difficulty finding the product information they were looking for,” Wall said.  “Our new platform is clearly segmented between product lines and applications so it will be easy for customers to zero in on the most appropriate VP product to meet their needs, whether it’s race fuel for their dirt bike, a small engine fuel for their chain saw or a fuel system cleaner for their street car.“

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– The UTV World Championship announced today that Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino has signed on as Official Host Hotel for the third annual Polaris RZR UTV World Championship taking place in Laughlin, Nevada April 13th – 15th, 2017. Racers, teams, fans and sponsors can book their rooms now using the discount code “UTVWC,” by calling (800) 227-3849.

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Vision Wheel dominated the 2016 Baja 1000, as Vision Wheel sponsored racer Rob MacCachren ran away from the field to win this years race by over 27 minutes!  This is the third straight win for Rob Mac but his first on the new Vision Manx Forged Race Wheel. The grueling 854.5 mile race course was conquered in 17 hours, 12 minutes, and 58 seconds, as Rob Mac and co-driver Jason Voss kept the pressure on the entire race. Starting in fifth, after qualifying Rob Mac took the physical lead by race-mile 475, and handed the truck off to Jason Voss at race-mile 498. From there, Voss drove through the night to secure the victory.

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BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren fought the grueling conditions of the 854-mile course to make history in claiming his third consecutive SCORE Baja 1000 overall win. MacCachren joined forces with Jason Voss, who also partnered with MacCachren for the 2014 SCORE Baja 100 win, to bolster a team that took the win by nearly 27 minutes. The win culminates a year of recognition of 40 years of SCORE Baja racing for BFGoodrich Tires and marks the company’s 28th overall Baja 1000 win and 87th win on the Baja peninsula.

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DETROIT, (November 21, 2016)
– Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology for automotive vehicles was the stopping force for Rob MacCachren’s Rock Star Energy Ford F150 Trophy Truck as the overall winner of the 49th running of the SCORE International Baja 1000 this morning.