Radar-Tires-Logo-4-3-14Traverse City, Mich. – Apr. 24, 2014 – After a breakout 2013 rookie season of off-road racing, Radar Tires, the flagship brand of Singapore-headquartered Omni United, comes into their second season with TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL, primed with an announcement of official series partnership and three drivers in the PRO Light class. TORC is the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series. Radar Tires will be an Official Series Partner for the entire 2014 TORC season.

Coming in as a new partner, the company already has a good, securing a trio of talented racers to represent Radar in the PRO Light class. Project648 Motorsports’ driver Luke Johnson and Cam Reimers Motorsports co-drivers Cam Reimers and Ian Harris will all campaign a full TORC season on Renegade R5 Radar Tires.

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Imperial Valley, CA
– BJ Baldwin aims to be the first to win the inaugural event when the SCORE International Off-Road Racing series holds its first ever race in the hoodoos, rock gardens and silt beds of Imperial Valley, California. April 25-27. BJ revels in being first; you don’t earn 7 Championships by settling for second best. The Imperial Valley 250 takes place in the hotbed of desert racing in Southern California and BJ is anxious to put on a show for his rabid SoCal racing fans.

SCORE-Imperial-Valley-Logo-3-24-14SCORE released an expanded entry list for the inaugural Imperial Valley 250 for this weekend. Below is a list of the entries so far.

SCORE also notes that on-site late registration will be held Thursday and Friday. Round 2 of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will be held in Plaster City, Calif., USA, 17 miles west of El Centro, Calif. off of I-8.

SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)
(By Thursday’s Qualifying Order)
1 B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado
6 Steve Sourapas/Brett Sourapas, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Ford F-150
72 Robert Acer, Wilmington, Del./Andrew Becerra, West Covina, Calif., Chevy Silverado

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 22, 2014) – BFGoodrich Tires returns with its line of high performing off-road tires as a title sponsor of Jeep Beach, an annual event organized by Mid Florida Jeep Club in Daytona, Fla. that begins this Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

Celebrating its 11th year, Jeep Beach is a five-day family friendly event for Jeep owners and enthusiasts. Activities include obstacle courses for all driver levels, a showcase of industry vendors and one of the largest Jeep parades in the Southeast.

SCORE-Imperial-Valley-Logo-3-24-14RENO, Nev. — SCORE Trophy Truck superstars B.J. Baldwin and Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas along with Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr. are the headliners among the entries in this week’s Inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250 desert race. Round 2 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will be held this week just west of El Centro, Calif and approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.

With nearly 150 entries competing in 35 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, UTVs and ATVs expected at the start line on Saturday, entries to date have come from 17 U.S. States along with Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany and Mexico.  With late entries accepted up to 5 p.m. Friday, the field to date includes nearly two dozen racers from the Imperial Valley area including El Centro, Imperial and Holtville.

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For many racers at the SNORE/MORE Motion Tire 300 in Ridgecrest April 12, the course was tough and unforgiving. The race began with 157 vehicles leaving the start line, but only 73 finished.

Weddle-Transaxles-4-21-14Over the past decades, Weddle Industries has worked closely with Mendeola on their popular transaxles. Recently, we were very happy to announce that Weddle Industries secured the rights to become the exclusive producer of Mendeola MD transaxles.

We are now excited to announce that Weddle Industries will be the exclusive producer of Mendeola S4, S5, S4D, S5D and LQ6 transaxles. Weddle Industries has acquired all tooling, drawings and designs necessary to produce these transaxles. All kits and components will ship directly from Weddle’s facility in Goleta, California.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11RENO, Nev. — Already with a total of six airings confirmed, the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series will premier this Sunday at 6 p.m. (PT) with a one-hour CBS Sports Spectacular special on the CBS Sports Network.

SCORE International announced in February that CBS Sports Network will televise the entire five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series. Each one-hour telecast will air the month following each event, starting with the season-opening 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race.

THUMB-Moab-2014-New-ProductThe Easter Jeep Safari draws in Jeep enthusiasts of all sorts. Toward the end of EJS week, the tradeshow at the Spanish Trail Arena pulls together those who’ve made the trek to Moab, Utah, to mingle, share stories of the week’s trail rides, and for the aftermarket to highlight the latest and greatest off-road parts.

There are always a few over-the-top builds stationed in the surrounding parking lots to gawk at just walking into the event, but the real show is inside the vendor area, where a showcase of company project vehicles and the newest product designs are featured in booths inside and outside of the arena. While perusing the products and vehicles at the 48th Easter Jeep Safari, we came across a few new items that caught our attention.

The FrankenBrute was built in part to raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome as well as raise money for Liam Henderson, a victim of SBS. Photo: Jaime Hernandez

The FrankenBrute was built in part to raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome as well as raise money for Liam Henderson, a victim of SBS. Photo: Jaime Hernandez

At Easter Jeep Safari this year, we came across a unique-looking Jeep truck. We stopped to briefly talk to the owner, Greg Henderson, who explained to us this was “FrankenBrute,” and it was a vehicle he built at his home in Michigan. Henderson previously worked at AEV for a number of years and loves to tinker with vehicles in general. But this unique Jeep is much more than just a cool project to him and his family.

Sadly, Greg’s son Liam was the victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome, and the vehicle was built to help raise funds to pay for his son’s medical costs while also raising awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome. Though it is difficult to put a figure on the specific number of cases each year, Greg told us this happens to roughly 50,000 kids a year in the U.S.