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.
SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will lead 52 racers who have combined for 133 class wins among over 150 racers expected to start Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. O’Neal, 68, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in Class 30 in the season-opener of the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship.
The 2014 racing season provided over 20 wins for Kroyer Racing Engines between desert racing and short course racing. A total of over 62 podiums in 2014 made for another year of great success for Kroyer and his team as they also get to claim bragging rights yet again for being named the 2014 Score-International Engine Builder of the Year for the 5th consecutive year. Steven Eugenio would capture the SCORE Trophy Truck Championship and Jason Voss would once again take the BITD Trick Truck Championship.
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
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – Robby Gordon and navigator Johnny Campbell finished atop the podium Saturday after winning the 13th, and final, stage of the legendary Dakar® rally. The two piloted their #308 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires /Traxxas HST Gordini from Rosario to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 13 minutes, 16 seconds – a full 25 seconds faster than the next finisher. Delivering maximum traction and exceptional durability over the difficult and varied terrain for this and the entire rally were Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires.
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.”
At the MORR General Meeting the afternoon of the MORR Sportsman Banquet, Cliff Flannery and Richard Ault announced the official 2015 Sportsman Off-Road Series race schedule. The season will consist of five weekends of racing for a total of ten rounds of racing. The series will compete at Bark River international Off-Road Raceway and Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
Three of the weekends will coincide with the TORC PRO races, one additional weekend at Bark River will be an exclusive Sportsman only event, and the opening weekend of the season at Crandon will be included in the third annual “Off-Road Super Challenge.”
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.