Fort Mill, SC – Dry, hot and sandy. Those were the words used to describe this year’s Best In The Desert (BITD) Blue Water Desert Challenge held at the Blue Water Casino in Parker, AZ. This two-day race is not for the faint of heart and drivers struggled with rough terrain and extreme temperatures with the ambient temps reaching 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It wasn’t enough to hold back Team GT who dominated the 1500 Class on their General Grabbers with Harley Letner taking top honors.
Known as a celebration of all things RZR, the first Camp RZR was held during the 2013 New Years weekend, in the Glamis Sand Dunes, in Calif. The event was such a success, it was repeated later that year over Halloween weekend. Polaris expanded the event internationally when the first-ever Camp RZR was held in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year; and added a second North American Camp at Brimstone, in Huntsville, Tenn., in September.
Similar to years past, Camp RZR will feature vendors, free food, giveaways, RZR 170 races, a Show & Shine competition, a kid’s zone, RZR demos and Polaris staff on hand to answer questions. The RZR 170 races will include celebrity racers Ronnie Renner, Levi LaVallee, RJ Anderson and Colten Moore with autograph sessions on Friday and Saturday.
The Prince Edible Race Car Co. announced in October that The Great Candy Cane Off Road Race Team is offering big-time prize money to the first and last finishers in the November Baja 1000 Sportsman truck and buggy classes. The fastest Sportsman truck or buggy will receive $1,000, and the last finisher will receive $500.
The Great Candy Cane Off-Road Race Team participated in dozens of Baja races since its inaugural run at the 1982 Baja 1000, and dominated the Sportsman class for most of the 18 years it ran. The team attributed its winning record to the unbelievable performance of eco friendly components on the 2-seat buggy, such as the licorice used to make the non-slip tires, and the home-made marshmallows used to pad the striped driver and passenger seats. It also used salt-water taffy for fan belts, chocolate syrup instead of motor oil, and lemonade as a substitute for 140-octane racing fuel. The colorful red-and-white striped buggy was unofficially clocked by an unknown person at 413.8 mph on Diablo Dry Lake during a violent rainstorm, although the manufacturer never claimed speeds higher than 42 mph.
RENO, Nev. — Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr combined a second place finish with Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren’s uncharacteristic mishap at the recent Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge to catapult himself into first place in the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck point lead after four rounds of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Payson, UT – For the second year in a row, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC received the prestigious Platinum Circle of Excellence. This honor demonstrates Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
This distinction is awarded by Bizrate, a third-party company that collects unbiased feedback from customers regarding their shopping experience at numerous ecommerce retailers. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is part of their network comprising thousands of online stores, of which only 1.7% received the Platinum Circle of Excellence in 2014.
LAS VEGAS – Premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced the 2014 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Sweepstakes, a contest offering five fans a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on December 20 and the opportunity to compete for the grand prize: a 2015 Subaru WRX STI.
Between October 7 and November 30, fans can enter the sweepstakes by visiting any O’Reilly Auto Parts U.S. location and filling out an entry form, or by visiting RoyalPurpleLVBChallenge.com and completing an online entry form. Five lucky winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl as semi-finalists for the grand prize.
At the 2013 Monster Energy Cup, Toyota pledged a new Toyota truck to the first rider to capture all three Main Event holeshots. Toyota will again offer a brand new 2015 Toyota to the rider who can race to the holeshot first in all three Main Events this year. The 2014 Monster Energy Cup will also mark the 2012 Monster Energy Cup Champion Justin Barcia’s debut with the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team.
“Feld Motor Sports could not be happier with the continued support we have received from Toyota year after year,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports. “We’re looking forward to seeing someone grab all three holeshots for the first-time-ever at the Monster Energy Cup and take home a new Toyota truck.”
WENTZVILLE, Mo. – More than 125 Chevrolet and GMC dealer representatives visited the new home of the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickup trucks recently to personally take delivery of their first orders.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - With the conclusion of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, just around the corner, Racer Productions announces the details for the annual GNCC Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet will take place Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Waterfront Place Hotel and Convention Center near the heart of downtown Morgantown, West Virginia.
The top 10 ATV, Side-by-Side and Micro 50cc finishers in each championship class will be honored on Friday evening, while Saturday evening honors the top 10 bike racers in each championship class. Additionally, the top five in each class will receive contingency prizes from series sponsors.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 16, 2014) – Stadium Super Truck series founder Robby Gordon and South Australian Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell, announced today the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS 2015 season will start in Adelaide, Australia, in conjunction with the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.