OGDEN, UT — Edge is excited to announce their latest coverage release in the Evolution CS/CTS platform. 2011-2013 Chevy/GMC Duramax LML 6.6L owners now have access to industry leading power, control, and style.   Adding up to 81HP and 170 lb/ft of torque, drivers will experience the benefits of economy, towing, and performance tunes.  Standard Evolution CS/CTS features, including speed limiter adjustment and tire size calibration, are built-in with the 2011-2013 Chevy/GMC Duramax LML 6.6L coverage.

The Evolution CS/CTS coverage will now include:
• Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500: 2011-2013 6.6L Duramax
• GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500: 2011-2013 6.6L Duramax

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Team Toyo’s Robby Gordon clinched the Class 1500 Championship and was crowned  2012 Grand Champion in the Best In The Desert off-road series during the Transwest Ford Henderson 250 this past weekend in Jean, Nevada.  Gordon’s #1537 SPEED Energy/RPM Offroad/Toyo Tires/4 Wheel Parts ‘truggy’ was dominant the entire season, thanks in part to his Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires.

In February, Gordon won the Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker 425 overall.  In March, he won overall in the Mint 400.  In May, Gordon won his class and placed third overall at the Canidae Tap It Silver State 300.  During the Vegas to Reno race in August, Gordon placed second overall.  The series then returned to Parker, Arizona in October where Gordon swept the entire weekend of the BlueWater Desert Challenge.

Rigid Industries is well known throughout the off-road industry for being the toughest most efficient LED off-road light manufacturer to ever step foot in the dirt.  You can now add one more thing to the long list of accomplishments achieved by Rigid Industries; proven.

With the help of Rigid Industries’ very own wheelman “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Rigid Industries became the first LED light manufacturer to lead the way to a completely dominating Over-All victory at the 2012 SCORE Baja 1000.  Not only did Baldwin and Co-rider Johnny Nelson become the first to utilize LED technology down the Baja peninsula, Baldwin and Nelson also became the first duo in the 45 year history of off-road racing to solo the SCORE Baja 1000 (without a driver change) and beat all other competitors after the 1,121 mile trek down the Baja peninsula.

Charlotte, N.C. – With no desert too large and no mountain too tall, the SPEED Energy HUMMER on victory proven Toyo Tires will once again attempt to conquer the world’s most famous off-road event. The custom-built Dakar HUMMER driven by Robby Gordon and navigator Kellon Walch will tackle more than 8000 Km / 4970 Mi from Peru through Argentina and ending in Santiago, Chile making it the ultimate off-road adventure; the 35th Annual Dakar Rally.

Registration discussions between A.S.O and Team Gordon began back in the early summer months in preparation for the 2013 Dakar Rally, and on December 2 registration for the SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI HUMMER became official. The A.S.O and the team agreed on a pre-check inspection of the Dakar HUMMER prior to being approved to race. Once the detailed inspection of the Dakar HUMMER and its air-inflation system by A.S.O. officials, the team was approved to officially race the 2013 Dakar Rally.

Through the last 45 years of the legendary SCORE International Baja 1000, there have been many stories and accomplishments that could rival many other forms of motorsports.  Known for being one of the most rugged, unforgiving, dangerous and spectacular off-road races in the world, the 2012 Baja 1000 has proven to be another monumental moment in off-road racing history.

Monster Energy Off-Road Team member “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin defied all odds at the 45th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 by becoming the first person in history to drive the entire race (point to point) and win overall.  Thousands of drivers have tried in years past and some have even beaten all other competitors, but none have ever done it from the start in Ensenada, Baja California to the finish La Paz, Baja Sur California.

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Team Toyo’s “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin clenched the 2012 SCORE Overall Point Championship and the checkered flag at the 45th annual Baja 1000 on November 16.  Baldwin and his #97 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy Silverado trophy truck conquered the 1,121.55-mile course in just over 20 hours.  His tire choice for his assault on the legendary Baja… Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.

This is Baldwin’s first year as a member of Team Toyo and his first season competing with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.  His impressive season started in January when he won Round 1 of the Laughlin Desert Challenge.  He then finished second in the San Felipe 250, following that up with a second place finish in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.  Baldwin clenched the overall title when he won the Baja 1000.

MASSILLON, Ohio – The new Overland Series Truck Cap from A.R.E. puts the finishing touch on today’s tough trucks.

Designed to complement trucks styled with black fender flares, running boards and other trim options, the Overland is a cab-high fiberglass truck cap that delivers a rugged look and increased durability.

The Overland features the addition of a flat black protective coating along the front and bottom of each side of the cap for increased strength in high-stress areas.  This high-quality spray-on material, manufactured by Bullet Liner(r), is rust, fade and impact resistant.  The fine texture application of the material enhances the truck cap’s look, giving it an OE-quality appearance.

PARKER, ARIZONA – Robby Gordon and Toyo Tires® swept the BlueWater Desert Challenge in Parker, Arizona this past weekend.  Driving the #1537 SPEED Energy/RPM Offroad/Toyo Tires/4 Wheel Parts open wheel ‘truggy’ equipped with Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires; Gordon dominated the three day event which consisted of Friday qualifying and two segments of racing.

During Friday’s qualifying, Gordon topped the charts with a time of 3:02.466 for an average speed of 59.19-mph.  Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires were also on the truck of the second fastest qualifier, BJ Baldwin.  Baldwin drove the #1 Monster Energy/Toyo Tires Chevy Silverado class 1400 Trick Truck to a time of 3:03.353 at 58.90-mph.

During Saturday and Sunday’s three-lap, 26-mile per lap races; Gordon won overall each day with more than a two-minute margin of victory.  His cumulative time for the race was a 2:42:52, beating the second overall finisher by more than 4.5 minutes.  BJ Baldwin finished second in class 1400 and fifth overall with a cumulative time of 02:52:02.

BEREA, Ohio – dB Performance Exhausts by CORSA offers its cat-back exhaust systems for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0L trucks.

The new exhaust systems feature a single side exist design with 4.0″ Slash Cut polished tips that are laser etched with the dB by CORSA logo.  dB Performance Exhausts offers five individual systems (part #24790, 24792, 24794, 24796 and 24798) designed to support all cab and bed configurations.

Manufactured using stainless steel construction and mandrel bend design, the dB exhaust systems are 18 lbs. lighter than stock and provide an increased airflow of 41%.  They deliver a rugged look and powerful exhaust sound for today’s trucks enthusiasts without annoying interior resonance.


Two-time season point champion BJ Baldwin earned the pole position for the start of the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nevada. He drove his #97 Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado to a fast lap of 6 minutes, 23.99 seconds during qualifying, averaging 58.59 mph on the 6.25-mile race loop.

SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Photo Highlights

“We improved our lap time by nearly nine seconds over last year, so we are very stoked,” said Baldwin, who won this race in both 2006 and 2007 and was second in qualifying last year in Laughlin. “This was our first time running with Toyo Tires and they were hooked up just perfect on this rugged little race course. Our Chevy Silverado is ready to roar on the river and I have to be calm enough to keep from pushing it over the edge.”


Qualifying second was Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren (above), who ran a qualifying lap of 6:33.00 at an average of 57.25 mph in the #20 MasterCraft Racing Ford F-150. SCORE notes the four trucks that elected not to qualify on Friday will start Saturday’s race behind the other 20 Trophy Trucks.

This year, SCORE changed the format for the Laughlin Desert Challenge. Instead of having two days of racing and combining the results from both days, each day of racing will be a separate race. Baldwin will lead the 24-truck field in the Trophy Truck class for Saturday’s race, with SCORE noting there are 100 official entries for this weekend’s racing. The start/finish line area and main pits are located at the Laughlin Events Park just off of Casino Drive in Laughlin. Races begin each day at 7 a.m.

General admission tickets are available at the event, with three spectator areas at the start/finish line area at the Laughlin Events Park, the SCORE Hill overlooking the infield area of the start/finish line area, and the ‘Cougar Corral’ located adjacent to the west end of the course by Laughlin High School. General admission, per person, per day, is $10 for the start/finish and infield area, $5 for the SCORE Hill and $5 for the ‘Cougar Corral.’

Check back with Off-Road.com for more on the weekend’s races.