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.

The 2011 SEMA Show always provides appeal to automotive enthusiasts. Unless you’re in the automotive industry, you’re not getting into the show, which is a shame because there are some of the most amazing – and sometimes ridiculous – project vehicles you’ll ever see.

In the off-road realm, there’s no denying the popularity of the JK Jeep Wrangler that could be found all over the show. But not to be outdone, a great number of trucks were featured as well, and in a wide variety of different applications. Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Toyota and Nissan were all there. Here’s a look at some of truck we caught on camera.

For more on the 2011 SEMA Show, check out this story.

Edge Products, a company known for consistently raising the bar on truck performance programming continues the trend with the launch of the EvoHT, a high quality hand held programmer for use with late model Dodge, Ford, and Chevy gas and diesel trucks and SUVs.

The EvoHT is a simple way to quickly upgrade a truck’s horsepower, torque, towing capacity, fuel economy, and shift points in a matter of seconds.  The palm sized device plugs into the truck’s OBDII port.  The user simply inputs the power levels and programming parameters using the button interface on the HT device.  Once the programming is complete, the vehicle is enhanced, and the device can be unplugged and stored until the next use.

The EvoHT features advanced tuning possibilities for more even more transmission tuning and extra applications designed to enhance performance in congruence with other aftermarket products such as cold air intakes.  These tunes vary by vehicle and are available for purchase on Edge’s internet update software specifically designed for the HT.

Powerteq President Dave Martinez is excited to offer an extraordinary driving experience to a whole new group of customers with the EvoHT.  “We wanted to provide a quick and affordable way to enhance a vehicle’s performance with Edge’s quality tunes for customers both new and/or experienced with aftermarket programmers.” Martinez said.

An exclusive rebate featuring a discount on Edge’s popular Insight CS/CTS monitor will accompany all EvoHT products.  The rebate is for customers who might be interested in monitoring key engine parameters with the  digital gauge package offered by the Insight.  The EvoHT coupled with the Insight rebate, creates an incredible package that is right in line pricewise with Edge’s premium Evolution Programmer.

Edge Products is a brand of Powerteq, an MSDP Company, and manufactures a full line of plug-in modules, programmers, and in-cab controllers for all popular late-model domestic trucks, and SUVs.  For more information, contact Edge Products, 1080 S. Depot Dr., Ogden, UT 84404; call 888-360-3343 or, 801-476-3343; fax 801-476-3348; or visit www.edgeproducts.com.

Probably the most versatile racecar driver in the world, Robby Gordon is always racing. Whether it’s stock-car racing, open-wheel, or where he got his start in off-road, Gordon is always behind the wheel of some sort of automobile, ready to take on whoever will line up against him.

This weekend, at the Glen Helen round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Robby Gordon will be returning to his roots in short-course off-road racing, taking part in the premier Pro 2 Unlimited class.

“Robby’s from Southern California originally, and having him – a famous off-road and NASCAR racer – out on the track will only bring more fans and more competition to an already popular and competitive series,” says Tony Vanillo of the Lucas Oil Off road Racing Series. “We’re really excited to see how he fares out there against the best of the best in modern short-course racing.”

Skyjacker Suspensions is proud to announce our new DEF/Urea Tank Skid Plate product. This Skid Plate product is made for the 2011 Chevy 2500HD. This new DEF/Urea Tank skid plate protects the DEF tank from debris on and off-road. It is made from laser cut P&O steel for ultimate protection.


The features of this new DEF skid plate are the laser cut heavy-duty P&O Steel, the black powder coat finish, and all the necessary mounting hardware. The benefits of investing in one of the DEF/Urea Tank Skid Plates is that is protects the DEF/Urea Tank. It also adds appearance & styling for vehicle along with easy installation. The other upside to the new skid plate is it does not have to be used with a lift kit. The DEF/Urea Tank Skid Plate can be used as added protection for stock or lifted vehicles.

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