ESCONDIDO, CA – The SCORE Desert Challenge off-road race was held this past weekend in Plaster City, CA and Team All German Motorsports put the pedal to the metal and kicked up dust with the best of the best in the SCORE trophy truck class.

Starting off the line in 6th place, driver Armin Schwarz and navigator Bryan Lyttle battled fierce weather conditions on Saturday where the dust and wind literally had them racing blind. In addition to the weather conditions, this race which was a “short course” format, which required a different race strategy. Armin and Bryan decided to play it smart rather than just drop the hammer and hold on. This strategy proved to be a good choice as track conditions worsened as the race progressed. Armin and Bryan drove at a steady pace, where their consistency allowed them to hold their position and finish in the top five with a fifth place finish. Driver Armin Schwarz later commented “The poor visibility and changing terrain on a short course made this a challenging race. Thanks to the performance of our BF Goodrich Tires, Fox Racing Shocks and the excellent vehicle prep done by our team, made this top five finish a great achievement.”

– All German Motorsports announces the launching of its new company website recently.  The new website has an overall new look and feel.  It’s user interface is welcoming and easy to navigate and above all, the new website has full e-commerce capability and is mobile friendly for today’s cell phones and mobile devices, two features the previous website did not offer.

All German Motorsports has released a new tool that helps address not being able to accurately measure and or set the shock reservoir piston depth during service in order to prevent upsetting the ratio of nitrogen to oil, as per mfg. specs.

–  The new AGM Single Boot Flange C.V. Savers are an easy and inexpensive way to guarantee that the grease you pump into your C.V.’s joint, stays there. By preventing the grease from migrating out into your C.V. boot away from the C.V., the AGM C.V. saver ensures that the joint will remain lubricated and running cool for a much longer period of time; Eliminating the premature wear and failure of so many C.V. joints as a result of lack of lubrication. So whether you’re a recreational buggy driver who wants to extend the time between C.V. services or a racer that wants the confidence of knowing that your C.V. joints will remain lubricated all the way to the finish, the new AGM C.V. saver if for you.  Available for all large boot 930 and 934 CV flanges.  Pricing starts under $45.00 (AGM-930-2KIT)

Thumb-AGM-Uni-Ball-Tool-Kit-4-23-13All German Motorsport’s Uni-ball tool’s compact size and easy operation allows you to replace a Uni-ball without ever having to remove the suspension components from the vehicle. And its high-strength steel construction will give you the reliability to perform the repair over and over again.

So whether it’s in your Shop or alongside the race course, AGM’s uni-ball tool is perfect portable solution to Uni-ball exchange.

After leaving the starting line in Ensenada on Thursday at about noon, the All German Motorsports #15 Trophy Truck crossed the finish line in La Paz on Friday evening after 8 p.m. It was a long and tiring day for the crew, as torque converter issues created a major delay for the team before the main driver change in San Ignacio.

Yet the team persevered and made it to the finish in La Paz. Although they didn’t get the finish they were looking for, it was still an accomplishment to push this relatively new vehicle to the limits in an 1100-mile race.

After roughly eight hours of racing, the lead Trophy Trucks are at about race mile 500. BJ Baldwin is currently in the lead, with Bryce Menzies, Gustavo Vildosola, Rob MacCachren and Dan McMillin trailing him, respectively.

The AGM Trophy Truck team is about 40 miles off the pace as physically the 11th Trophy Truck – a pretty good start considering we were told they had two flats at the start of the race and came off the line 31st.  We’re waiting at San Ignacio at race mile 615, as Martin Christensen will take over for Armin Schwarz in the #15 TT and race the final 500-or-so miles to the finish.

Race day is here. All the preparation has come down to this. SCORE officials said there are 301 official entries for the 45th running of the SCORE Baja 1000. The dirt bikes and ATVs left the line this morning at 6:30 a.m., and Trophy Truck and four-wheeled vehicles started leaving at 11:30 a.m. to rainy conditions in Ensenada.

Our caravan of All German Motorsports chase trucks rolled into Rice and Beans in San Ignacio at roughly race mile 615. AGM will be doing the driver change for the Trophy Truck at this location, as Armin Schwarz will get out and Martin Christensen will get in and ride to the finish. This also is the location of BFGoodrich’s fifth pit stop.

For the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, we were afforded the unique opportunity to chase the race with the All German Motorsports team.  This year’s race will cover over 1,100 miles (1,121.55, to be exact) of rugged Baja terrain, as the racecourse traverses the Baja Peninsula from north (the start at Ensenada) to south (the finish at La Paz).

The AGM team is fielding two cars for the race. The relatively new BMW-inspired #15 Trophy Truck driven by Martin Christensen and Armin Schwarz will head off as the 33rd Trophy Truck off the line. The truck first saw action at last year’s 1000, and it has been tweaked and readjusted after the SCORE Laughlin race, San Felipe 250 and Baja 500. With its unique design blending Class 1 handling characteristics and Trophy Truck speed and ability, the team finally feels the truck’s suspension, handling, power and drivetrain adjustments are in order. Now it comes down to surviving Baja.

Baja 1000 Testing with All German Motorsports