Erfoud, Morocco — It was a long day for Gazelles who covered almost 190 kilometers during Friday’s second leg. Competitors left the bivouac in Mech Irdane at 6 a.m. and cars were still pouring into the bivouac, which moved just southeast of Erfoud, well after dark.
Brad DeBerti, who launched his inaugural Pro Lite competition season this year, was on top of the podium in the Pro Lite class in both rounds one and two. DeBerti races with Mickey Thompson’s Baja ATZp3 tires.
Erfoud, Morocco–After battling heavy snowstorms over the Atlas Mountains on Tuesday, competitors finally reached Erfoud, Morocco—the gateway to the Sahara Desert–to take the start line for the 25th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles on Wednesday afternoon.
Excitement reaches new levels for the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles as 10 teams from the United States will compete in this year’s edition – slated March 20 – April 4. The grueling off-road rally has gained the well-deserved reputation as the toughest all-women’s sporting event as competitors drive and navigate across southern Morocco’s challenging landscape with only a compass, set of outdated maps, a ruler, and their strength as a team. A bucket list event, the field of American teams has doubled since 2014.
ENSENADA, BAJA CA, MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com has announced that BMW Motorcycles of Escondido has extended it’s commitment to BAJA RALLY through 2015 and will be offering an exclusive “Chasing the BAJA RALLY” adventure package to its VIP customers. BMWMCE was the title sponsor of BAJA RALLY 2.0 last September where the dealer launched its “adventure” package where invited riders embed into the BAJA RALLY with the racers and ride on selected sections of stage routes.
CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp continues with the ‘All or Nothing’ mantra as they announce that Toyo Tires® will be the Official Tire of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road for 2015. This marks the third season that Toyo Tires has supported the series, and the second year that all Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) will compete on Toyo Open Country A/T II tires. Toyo Open Country tires are known for their traction, durability, and uniformity, all critical to the performance of the 600-plus horsepower SST trucks.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – As the 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, heads into round three this weekend, a new championship dynamic presents itself in the XC1 Pro ATV class. Adam McGill currently tops the championship standings heading into Saturday’s FMF Steele Creek GNCC and while it’s still early in the season, the pole position is something that McGill has not experienced since his rookie year in 2008.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Arie Luyendyk Racing (ALR) announced today that it has extended its relationship with Cooper Tire & Rubber Company as the official tire supplier for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Pro 2 in TORC: The Off-Road Championship season.
RENO, Nev. — Southern gentleman Clyde Stacy, of Bristol, Va., received the honor of drawing the first starting position for next month’s history-making Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 desert race in his No. 5 RPM Racing Chevy Rally Truck that will race in the marquee SCORE Trophy Truck division for high-tech, 850-horsepower, unlimited production trucks. The drawing was held Tuesday in Reno, Nev. where SCORE’s corporate headquarters is located.
Stacy and his protégé Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez of Tecate, Mexico, finished third in January in the season-opening Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja, Mexico.
SCORE International, for over four decades known as the world’s foremost desert racing organization, is taking another giant step into the future as Round 2 of the 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will mark the first time in its storied history that SCORE will present a race entirely in Baja California Sur, on the southern end of the Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, heads to Morganton, North Carolina this Sunday, March 29, for round three of the 13-race championship series. With two wins behind him already, two-time GNCC National Champion Kailub Russell looks to make it three-in-a-row at this weekend’s FMF Steele Creek GNCC, an event that is now considered his home race.