TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Sheldon Creed completed a weekend sweep in the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Toronto Sunday by edging Robby Gordon for the second day in a row winning both weekend races.
Toyo Tires pulled the cover off its new off-road tire recently – but only a little bit. Off-Road.com was recently invited to get an early look at its newest off-road tire, the Open Country R/T, which won’t be available in dealers until September of this year.
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Robby Gordon edged TRAXXAS-driver Sheldon Creed on the final lap of practice Friday to set the fastest lap in qualifying for Saturday’s first of two Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races at the Honda Indy Toronto.
Although Gordon, driving the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/TRAXXAS truck, set the quickest time in the session, he will not start on the pole for the 2:20 p.m. race Saturday given that he will draw a number from a hat during tomorrow’s pre-race driver’s meeting to determine how many rows in the eight-truck field will be inverted for the start. It is guaranteed, however, that he and Creed will start alongside each other when they get the green flag, but it is yet to be determined whether it will be row two, three or four.
Irvine, Calif. – The Kawasaki Team Green KX Racer Support Program returns to Team Green Dealers with added benefits for 2015. The Racer Support Program benefits racers with an incentive package when purchasing select KX models from July 8, 2014 through February 28, 2015 with incentives ranging up to $1,500. To apply for the Racer Support Program, candidates must stop by their local Kawasaki Team Green dealer with a current, one-page resume and ask to fill out an application. The dealer will then submit the application package to Kawasaki Team Green for further review. Monetary incentives vary by model and supplies are limited. Eligible bikes include any new, not previously registered 2014 or 2015 models from the KX line.
Traverse City, Mich.– About a month ago, Radar Tires racer Luke Johnson earned a season-best result of fourth place at the TORC: The Off Road Championship while competing at Bark River International Raceway. This weekend Johnson and his fellow Radar Tires racers Cam Reimers and Ian Harris look to charge to the front of the PRO Light field at the Throwdown in the U.P. Part 2.
The AGM Shock Shaft Jaws are designed to work with any vice, acting as a clamp to hold the shaft of the shock absorber during servicing to help prevent shaft rotation. The tool’s precision machined design provides a very firm and secure grip, and the firm hold help protect the shaft surface from scarring.
Designed to decrease critical rotating mass, Weddle Industries now offers 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum Spools for Mendeola MD and Weddle HV transaxles. These lightweight spools weigh only 7.76 pounds, almost half the weight of a standard diff. Also available are MD/HV Mini Spools (MD-527) that install in the existing differential housing.
TORRANCE, Calif. – The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now president of the Foundation. Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities.
Minneapolis – Iron Mine Motorcross Park, in Cedar City, Utah hosted WORCS Racing Round 6 for the first time and Polaris Factory Racers, once again filled the Podium. Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic, in his Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 1000, captured his first win of the season at the Cedar City race.
Beta USA reported that team National Enduro rider Cory Buttrick suffered an injury last Saturday following a crash in a local race and will be off the bike for a few months while he recovers. Buttrick came up short on a triple and suffered a fractured sternum, three broken ribs, and two collapsed lungs.
Buttrick is now comfortably home healing up and expects to be out for 6-8 weeks with hopes of returning at the Colorado National Enduro or the following round.
Beta USA wishes Cory a speedy recovery and safe return to the National Enduro Series.
Photo: Shan Moore