GATEWAY, CO: Driven Experience Driven to Fight Cancer trophy truck will be parading Contingency Row in Ensenada and then starting the 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 on Thursday November 12th. The #29 Driven Experiences truck will start 21st off the line. Andrew Hendricks is the driver of record with Jeff Humberson, Chuck Dempsey and Erick Jacobs sharing the driving for the approximately 1,275 miles from Ensenada to La Paz in Baja California.
Scott Bailey, Brandon Bailey and Larry Job will divide the driving duties in the MAVTV/Toyo Tires/SolarWorld AlumiCraft Chevrolet Class 1 car for a desert marathon of approximately 1,275 miles down and across the Baja California peninsula from Ensenada in the north to La Paz in the south.
Job last week turned in the fastest lap in the class at a qualifying session in Las Vegas and Stronghold will be the first Class 1 car to take the green flag when the four-wheel entries get under way beginning at 12:30 p.m. on November 13th. (The motorcycle classes will get under way at 6:30 a.m.)
ENSENADA, Mexico — Pre-running, planning and all preparations are completed as 240 official entries from 34 U.S. States and 17 countries are ready for the green flag to drop Thursday for the 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.
This year’s legendary desert classic, the final event of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship, is being held in Mexico on a brutally-rugged race-record 1,275-mile SCORE signature desert race course.
Motorcycles and ATVs will begin their journey starting at 6 a.m. (PT) Thursday and after a break of five and one-half hours, the cars and trucks will start receiving the green flag at 12:30 p.m. (PT).47th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 includes 104 racers who have combined for 318 class wins in the Granddaddy of All Desert Races.
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) recently announced the acquisition of certain assets of LSI Products Inc. and Armor Holdings, LLC, privately-held Riverside, Calif.-based companies that design, develop, manufacture, source, sell and distribute accessories for performance side-by-side vehicles and ATV markets under the Pro Armor brand. This acquisition adds Pro Armor to Polaris’ growing parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
While they won’t be available to the public until next April, Timberland Tires are already receiving plenty of attention, thanks to a customized 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Sport at Omni United’s booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show last week. Sporting a set of Timberland A/T 275/55 tires mounted on Black Rhino 20-inch wheels and the Timberland custom logo package, the Jeep underwent a $25,000 customization inside and out by Shoreline Motoring of Huntington Beach, Calif. Its rugged yet refined appearance reflects the active, outdoor lifestyle embodied by Timberland, and would look at home on a city street or on a dirt trail.
ENSENADA, MEXICO – The 47th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 marks the longest desert race of the season and the opportunity for BFGoodrich Tires to extend its legacy in the Baja peninsula. As BFGoodrich Tires runs for its 26th overall SCORE Baja 1000 victory, the tire manufacturer looks to continue its 2014 dominance in desert racing, having the top overall finisher at every stop on the SCORE International desert race schedule.
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the availability of the Yellowstone Snowmobile Education Certification course. Certification under this free online course will be required for all members of the public who operate snowmobiles in the park under the new Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program. This program permits members of the public to guide private parties of up to five Best Available Technology snowmobiles into the park. There will be one group per oversnow entrance per day and permits can be for up to three days.
The Yellowstone Snowmobile Education Certification course focuses on rider safety and resource protection. Participants will learn how to plan for their trip, operate snowmobiles in Yellowstone’s unique conditions, and the best practices for sharing roadways with wildlife, among other topics.
AltRider.com’s epic Taste of Dakar adventure ride is returning to Pahrump, Nevada, in March 2015.
The dry and dusty terrain in San Juan, Argentina made for one of the most difficult International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) events in recent memory, but the American riders, including Factory Husqvarna’s Mike Brown and Andrew DeLong, were eager to let the desert-like conditions play to their favor. Both riders were able to put forth exceptional efforts at the 89th running of the FIM ISDE, and did their part in leading the US teams to their best. In doing so, both Brown and DeLong also brought home individual gold medals!
US Trophy Team captain Mike Brown contested the ISDE aboard his Factory Husqvarna FE 501 in the E3 division. Brown put his extensive racing experience to good use in Argentina, and was able to put forth a solid performance, not faltering once during six consecutive days of intense off-road racing.
“It’s been a consistent week,” Brown said. “My focus was on putting in strong times during each test and to avoid making mistakes. I managed to do that and it showed in my results.”
Brown was able to punctuate his strong effort with an overall win on Day 6 in the final motocross test. Brown took the win ahead of fellow American Trophy Team riders Kailub Russell and Taylor Robert, making for an all-American podium for the day.
“It was fun to also go out and win the final motocross – I enjoyed that,” Brown said. Brown also enjoyed taking home another gold medal, but as a true team player, is more dedicated to earning a win for the US than for himself. “As a nation we did have some bad luck this year. It cost us the chance of taking the victory but it only fuels the fire to return stronger next year.”
So far this year Galindo Motorsports has seen just about everything; from a podium finish in San Felipe, to the disappointment of loosing an overall win in Imperial, to the struggles of mechanical woes at the 500, to taking our first win in SCORE Trophy Truck back in our home town. We’ve learned a lot in a very short amount of time and now we come to the biggest race of the year, just a few points away from the SCORE Championship.