SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Entries from around the world have journeyed to Mexico to launch the 2015 desert racing calendar at Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250. The season-opener of the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will once again start and finish adjacent to the famed San Felipe Arches on the outskirts of the quaint Mexican fishing village located 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. in Baja California.
Cypress, Calif. (January, 2015) – Nitto Tire raised eyebrows in the hard-core off-road community at the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers driver’s drawing party. On January 9, Campbell Enterprises announced their new tire sponsor: Shannon, Wayland and Bailey Campbell will campaign Nitto Trail Grappler tires.
Robby Gordon Off-Road, Toyo Tires and Magnificent Seven (MAG-7) have partnered to deliver full on-course race support for 12 of North America’s top off-road events, including all SCORE-International (SCORE) and Best in the Desert (BITD) races beginning with the SCORE San Felipe 250 on Jan. 22-25.
The 2009 King Of The Hammers Champion, Jason Scherer is returning back for his 8th year to take on the 2015 Nitto King Of The Hammers. This year Scherer will be running his #76 Ultra4 with a new look to the top competing race vehicle. Scherer and FOX have joined forces for the massive event and you wont miss the #76 as he will be rocking the FOX heritage 40 year anniversary livery.
San Diego, CA – The Mint 400 welcomes back long-time off-road racing supporter, General Tire, today as Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Mint 400, taking place March 11th -15th in Las Vegas, NV. The Mint 400 is the premier desert off-road race in the world boasting the largest field of competitors, a massive crowd of spectators, and the most comprehensive national television coverage of any off-road event on the planet. Part of the Best In The Desert Championship (BITD), last year’s record-setting Mint 400 had 330 race teams, and set two new class-entry records including fifty-two UTV’s and fifty-five unlimited Trick Truck vehicles.
With the roar of a 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, Toyota today formally broke ground on its new North American headquarters at the intersection of Headquarters Drive and Palomino Crossing in Plano, Texas. The Tundra took center stage, bulldozing the first soil on the site of Toyota’s new campus in a manner that can only be described as not your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.
GREENVILLE, SC – On the heels of one of the most successful desert racing seasons in recent memory, BFGoodrich Tires is highlighting its championship race tire products and a strong contingency program for the winner of the 2015 King of the Hammers held February 6 in Johnson Valley, Calif.
Once again this year, BFGoodrich Tires will offer racers a $5000 contingency award for the winner of the King of the Hammers race if running on its product. Additionally, the company will offer a $2500 award for the winner of the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge if on BFGoodrich products
San Diego, CA – For the seventh consecutive year, the world-renowned Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire has picked the Golden Nugget Las Vegas as the official host hotel and headquarters for The Mint 400. The worlds top off-road racing teams will descend upon Las Vegas, NV the week of March 14th to do battle and determine who it the best off-road racer on the planet. Over twenty different classes of vehicles, 350 teams, and tens of thousands of spectators will attend “The Great American Off-Road Race.”
Leading up to last week’s Detroit Auto Show, Nissan teased truck owners with the enticing news of a new Cummins diesel designed specifically for its next-generation Titan truck. At its press conference during the North American International Auto Show, Nissan finally took the tarp off its new Titan XD, the truck that will harness the power of this new 5.0-liter Cummins motor.