Traverse City, Mich., – October 31, 2014 – Less than two weeks before the SCORE International 47th Annual Tecate Baja 1000, the No. 1031 Radar Tires Class 10 Alumni Craft Buggy will try its luck in Las Vegas during the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show on Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Following an impressive final round of Pro Buggy competition with Dave Mason Jr. and Chad George running head to head through the final lap, Chad George earned the number two podium spot and enough points to take home the class championship. He also won the Pro Buggy Challenge Cup – an incredible finish for his rookie season in LOORRS competition.
“It was fantastic to see Team M/T members sweep the podium during the championship round of Pro Buggy competition,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “Seeing Chad win the championship and the Pro Buggy Challenge Cup at the end of his rookie season was incredible. Chad, Garrett and Dave are all super tough competitors. They make this stuff look easy. We’re really proud of these guys, and we’re already looking forward to next year.”
Abrams, Wisc. – The MORR Rules Meeting came to order with over two hundred fifty Sportsman racers and supporters on hand. Thanks goes out to Kip and Donna’s Flyway for hosting the meeting. The meeting went extremely well as the various topics of discussion brought thoughtful feedback from all in attendance.
The first item on the agenda was the explanation of the TORC – MORR relationship. The MORR Sportsman drivers group will be competing on the same weekend as the TORC PRO Series at the traditional two weekends at Crandon and the one August Bark River event.
Tyme Agency’s Gavin Harlien continued with his consistent finishes for the 2014 race season this past weekend and was able to capture the highly coveted Rookie Of The Year award for the Pro Lite division in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at just 15 years old.
CYPRESS, CA – In true All or Nothing fashion, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will once again have a major presence throughout the 2014 SEMA Show next month in Las Vegas. Considered a brand of choice for performance car, light truck and outdoor adventure enthusiasts; Toyo Tires® will be showcased in three areas: the main Toyo Tires display (booth #40041) located on the first floor of the South Hall; the Toyo Tires® Treadpass™ connecting Central and South Halls; and the Toyo Tires display (#63103) outside, in front of the South Hall.
Toyo Tires Display (South Hall)
The centerpiece of the Toyo Tires main booth this year will be BJ Baldwin’s custom built pre-runner, Loki, doing a wheelie on new Toyo® Open Country® R/T tires. Loki will be in front of a massive video wall featuring #RecoilTwo, Two of Us and other high energy videos. Attendees can also expect to see one-of-a-kind car builds by renowned domestic and international tuners.
RENO, NV: 2014 King of The Hammers winner, Loren Healy continued his winning streak at the Nitto Tire National Championship presented by 4 Wheel Parts held at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, NV on October 18th. The event featured 106 ULTRA4 teams competing in front of more than 5200 spectators at the first ever ULTRA4 race held at the park. The Nitto National Champion is determined by the driver with the most points after competing in King of The Hammers, three regional ULTRA4 races, and the season ending Nitto Championship Race. With Healy’s win on Saturday he successfully won all five races and ended the season with a perfect score of 5000 points.
Kyle Chaney won the 2014 XC1 Modified SxS championship, Marcus Pratt took home the XC2 Limited SxS title, both in Can-Am® Maverick™ 1000R side-by-side vehicles, and Bryan Buckhannon captured the 4×4 Pro title on his Renegade® 800R X® xc at the pinked-out AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series finale in Crawfordsville, Ind. Can-Am Racers posted podium sweeps in both the premier 4×4 Pro and XC1 Modified SxS classes at the Ironman event, concluding the year in dominating fashion.
SCOTTSDALE , AZ – October 29th, 2014 – 2014 marked Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s first full season in off-road racing and it didn’t disappoint. From broken bones to podium finishes and X Games competition, Arie ran in two different series and saw success in both.
Corona, CA – Going into the final round of the SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series, Ricky Brabec of the THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki team, presented by Hoosier Precision Machining, had almost no pressure. All he needed to do to clinch the title was finish fifth or better, even if his closest rival won.
Reno, Nev. – ORMHOF is excited for its fast-approaching 2014 Induction Ceremony in dazzling Las Vegas, at the South Point Hotel and Casino. As a year of many firsts, tickets to the ceremony have now opened up to the public. For those who would like to spend the evening with off-road legends and fellow Inductees such as Parnelli Jones, Rod Hall, Frank DeAngelo, Rick Pewe, Judy Smith and many more, here is the opportunity.