Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced that VP Racing Fuels will be its Official Fuel for the 2014 season. All TORC competitors will be powered by the company’s high-performance racing fuels beginning with the April 5-6 “Duel in the Desert” race in Primm, Nev.
San Felipe, Mexico — Looking to add to his record-setting class win total, SoCal’s veteran age-group motorcycle racer Jim O’Neal will ride in two classes to lead 64racers who have combined for 159 class wins among nearly 200 racers entered in Saturday’s 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. O’Neal, 67, the noted apparel manufacturer from Simi Valley, Calif., will be an additional rider in both Class 30 and Class 60 in the season-opener of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series.
The SCORE season opener will be held in Mexico’s picturesque fishing village of San Felipe, located 125 miles south of the U.S. border on the East side of the Baja California peninsula along the azure waters of the tranquil Sea of Cortez.
CHARLOTTE, NC – REDLYNER Racing (#4550) places 14th in the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Every Man Challenge (EMC) on February 6, 2014, in Johnson Valley, CA. Ultra-4 racer, Jay Callaway, piloted his daily driven, street legal, 2000 Jeep Wrangler through the 120-mile race bringing a little bit of #mallcrawling to #KOH2014.
Traverse City, Mich., – For the first time, Radar Tires, the flagship brand of Omni United, has two competitive and race-winning entrants in SCORE International competition. Building, growing and ever-expanding, Radar Tires is the preferred tire brand for two Class 10 teams – Bronson Motorsports and Robinson Romo Racing.
Bronson Motorsports owner/driver Mike Johnson and Radar Tires have some unfinished business in SCORE International competition and both look to rectify it this year. Following a podium finish at the San Felipe 250 and a Baja 500 win, Johnson was leading the Class 10 championship points heading into the 2013 season finale. An engine failure prevented him from capturing the championship.
Bob “The Weatherman” Steinberger known as the voice of desert racing, will return to The Mint 400, where he first began providing communications. At the 1974 Mint 400, Bob put communications in the vehicles of Bill Stroppe, Joe MacPherson and Walker Evans. He sent up three weather balloons with five hundred feet of coax attached and the first successful radio relay from a pit was made. It is believed that it was Joe MacPherson who couldn’t remember his name, so he dubbed him “Weatherman” on the radio. The rest is history and Bob’s iconic status has been reached through nearly half a century of work with the communications company he founded, PCI Race Radios.
Irvine, Calif. – From Reno, Nev., Round 8 of the AMA Arenacross series decided on Saturday who would be eligible for the four-round Race to the Championship. Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers flexed his three-time champion muscle finishing third overall on Friday and first overall on Saturday to take the points lead and establish himself as the leader going into the Race to the Championship. Zach Ames, who held the points lead for the majority of the season, had an off weekend finishing with a sixth and a seventh overall but will sit second going into the final four rounds. Rookie Colt Nichols finished eighth on Friday but bounced back with a consistent 4-4 finish for second overall and secured his place in the Race to the Championship.
Poway, Calif. (February 26, 2014) – BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with three-time off-road champion, Casey Currie, and his Monster Energy Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series team. Currie has experienced continued success across all motorsports he’s been involved with from a young age, including short course off-road, motocross, supermoto, desert racing and King of the Hammers.
Monroe, MI – Team DynoMax racers delivered some stellar performances during the recent opening of the 2014 ULTRA4 racing season at the King of the Hammers (KOH) race in Johnson Valley, Calif. Team DynoMax swept all three spots in the KOH title race, as Loren Healy claimed his second “King” title, followed by Tony Pellegrino and Bill Baird. More than 40 ULTRA4 race teams participated under the Team DynoMax banner during the week’s events.
Brandon Arthur is assembling a formidable team to compete in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in 2014. The final stages of construction on his HRT Motorsports / Pro Traffic Services / Competitive Metals / Rigid Industries LED Lighting Prolite truck is only days away. Some would argue the Prolite class is the most competitive on the track. It’s stacked with talent; some from the same ranks where Brandon cut his teeth at age 11. Brandon began his racing career in a Trophy Kart winning a Rookie of the Year award and a Championship title.
KENNESAW, GA — Yamaha WaterCraft, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and Feld Motor Sports today announced it is has joined forces with Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, as the exclusive boat and personal watercraft sponsor. Building on Yamaha Motorcycles’ close collaboration with Monster Energy Supercross and the company’s rich performance heritage, Yamaha WaterCraft will showcase its best selling line of high performance sport boats and personal watercraft at the tour stops beginning on February 22, 2014 in Atlanta through the racing finale in Las Vegas on May 3, 2014.