LONG BEACH, CALIF. –– Last April, Dakar Rally veterans Darren Skilton and Scott Whitney brought their vast knowledge and unique experience to a brand new off-road rally held in the intoxicating and massive sand dunes of Mexico’s Sonora desert — dunes that rival those in Africa and surpass those found in South America. Set to run under its new “Sonora Rally” name (it was formally known as the Cortez Rally), they have announced the 2016 event will run from April 4-7th, with registration and the rally school scheduled for April 3rd.
Scott Douglas and his team headed to Bark River, Michigan looking to get back to some very familiar ground as the team looked to regain their momentum for the stretch run of the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. The weekend in Bark River brought the results that the team can definitely build on heading into Championship Weekend in Crandon.
Porter, Texas – Premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple®, today announced it is celebrating its partnership with veterans organization, Manpower to Horsepower, in an NBC Sports video feature at the Red Bull Global Rallycross Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River race in Jacksonville, North Carolina on July 5.
A longtime partner of Royal Purple, Manpower to Horsepower is an organization that seeks to help combat veterans re-acclimate to civilian life by providing specialized training and job placement for careers in motorsports. The organization has helped rehabilitate dozens of American heroes since its founding in 2010, offering its comprehensive 16 week program at no charge to those enrolled. Royal Purple supports Manpower to Horsepower by supplying its complete line of premium high performance lubricants and chemical products as well as well Royal Purple branded shop apparel for use in the program. Royal Purple also extends this same support to a number veteran staffed race teams composed of graduates of Manpower to Horsepower’s program.
Cypress, Calif. (June 9, 2015) – Southern California is the birthplace of “car culture” as we know it today. Everything from traditional hot rodding to the emergence of the Japanese car culture in the US can trace its origins back to “SoCal.” Celebrating all of this history, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, created the Auto Enthusiast Day event – a free car show designed to bring together every facet of the automotive world in one place. Now in its third year, Auto Enthusiast Day promises to be the biggest one yet when it comes to Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim, California on August 1st.
READING, Pa. – EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and the manufacturer of ODYSSEY batteries, once again has been named an official sponsor of Brian Deegan, a pioneer in action sports with 16 X Games medals, a six-time short course off-road truck champion, a Global Rallycross racer and freestyle motocross rider.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires has named 25 champion racers and automotive enthusiasts to its prestigious 2015 BFGoodrich Tire Performance Team. This year’s group comprises elite motorsports superstars, key industry partners and market influencers, all of whom share the BFGoodrich Tires passion for driving.
The team will demonstrate the performance of BFGoodrich Tires in activities ranging from grassroots recreational events to the extremes of international motorsports competition, including on- and off-road racing, rock crawling, and custom car building.
“BFGoodrich enthusiasts demand high performance at every extreme, from a technical rock crawl to racing at more than 100 miles per hour on- or off-road,” said Duane Thomas, brand communications manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “BFGoodrich has defined and led this category for four decades. We are respected as experts among those who view tires and performance vehicles as the source of their adventures.”
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (Essaouira, Morocco) – The 25th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles wrapped in Essaouira, Morocco on April 4th with its finest celebrations to date. 158 teams plus sponsors and organizers were treated to fireworks, a fine prize giving ceremony and a black tie gala celebration set against the backdrop of the 18th century medina.
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.
(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.
Parker, AZ – Jim Beaver and Rally America are proud to announce that they have joined forces to launch “Rally America Radio.” Rally America Radio will be broadcasting live with Jim Beaver stage-side throughout each of the eight 2015 Rally America National Championship events.