SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Following a month of broadcasts from Reno, Nev., Tuesday’s Dirt LiveHD internet show at 7 p.m. (PT) will spotlight the legendary Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, SCORE Baja race champion Doug Fortin and a Monster Energy highlights video produced by Tempt Media of San Diego.

After the 2nd annual Eldorado HDRA Reno 500, Round 3 of the four-race 2013 HDRA Series Tuesday’s show will feature a multi-time SCORE Baja race champion who has turned into a TV commentator, SCORE Baja overall race winner Doug Fortin who now owns the Fortin Transaxles aftermarket company as well as the unique video of Monster Energy racers at the recent HDRA race in Reno.

San Marcos, CA – Baja Designs OnX LED Lights shine the way for Vildosola Racing to claim the overall victory at the 45th SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 race. The dominant win, finishing over 15 minutes ahead of the next racer, also marked Baja Designs as the only lighting manufacturer to win the grueling race with only LED lights shining the way – no HID lights.

Baja Designs’ ability to make their proprietary American-Made LED lighting technology shine further and brighter convinced the Vildosola Racing team to test and ultimately choose BD lights for their Trophy Truck. Vildosola Racing team joins other Baja champions like McMillin Racing, Menzies Motorsports, and JCR Honda in choosing BD Lights for their racing efforts.

November 18, 2011 (Reno, NV) – Today, off-road legend Rod Hall will do what he does every November, put on his race suit and leave the starting line of the famed Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.  Hall, the most winning racer in Baja is the only man to compete in every Baja 1000 race since its inception in 1967.  He has racked up twenty-one class wins in the event’s forty-four year history.

Hall will be competing in the Stock Full class in the #862 Master Pull – Special Operations Warrior Foundation H1 Alpha Humvee.  Owned and raced by Sam Edgar, the two will share driving duties with support from a capable team of Special Operation Forces veterans and race professionals.

The course is a 692.82-mile loop through northern Baja.  Hall will race from the start to race-mile 150 and again from race-mile 320 to 450 for a total of 280 miles.  Both drivers characterized the course as “exceptionally rough with damage and washouts from recent rains.”

Rod Hall’s return to Baja behind the wheel of the H1 is fitting.  He began his partnership with HUMMER after a long career racing for Dodge and won multiple Baja 1000 Stock Full wins behind the wheel of an H1 before moving to the H2 and H3 models.  The race truck is prepped by Twisted Metal Works in Reno, Nevada and supported by Master Pull, AM General, BFGoodrich, Rigid Industries LED lighting, Master Craft Safety, Rock Monster Wheels, Fox Defense Suspension and Rod Hall Products.

The four-wheel start is slated to begin at 11:30 am.  To follow Hall, Edgar and #862, log on to www.rodhallracing.com or via Twitter @rodhallracing1 and @tier1racing.  To donate to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, scan the QR code located on the race truck and chase trucks or log on to http://www.specialops.org/?Make_A_Donation.

The largest and most difficult off-road race in the world is only days away, and the JCR/Honda squad is focused on winning. The teams have been prerunning and are prepared for battle.

JCR/Honda will field two competitive teams: the 1st team consists of  Baja dominators Kendall Norman, Quinn Cody and new young blood, Logan Holladay. The defending SCORE champions are running the 1X plate synonymous with JCR/Honda’s legacy of success in Baja.

JCR’s 2nd team consists of the current SCORE points leader Colton Udall, David Kamo and features the return to Baja, of JCR/Honda’s own Timmy Weigand. The team will be running the 0X plate in honor of Jeff “OX” Kargola.

“The challenge and adventure of racing the Baja 1000 is impossible to compare to anything else. To win you need to be tougher, faster and more prepared than everyone else. That’s why the Baja 1000 is the ultimate proving ground for man and machine. We are proud of the brands that work with us all year long and this is our opportunity to once again prove that they are the best. We are racing with two of the best teams we have ever had. The bikes (Honda CRF450X) built by Eric Siraton are faster than ever and I am expecting it will be a very competitive race to the finish.” — Johnny Campbell

Fort Mill, S.C. - As a kickoff to the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race, General Tire (GT), Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy invite fans to join all the race teams for an evening of fun Thursday, November 17 at Papas & Beer (located at Blvd. Lopez Mateos and Calle Ruiz 110 in Ensenada, Mexico) for the first annual Off-Road Street Fiesta. The event gets underway at 3:00 p.m. PST and will include driver autograph sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m., a large display of race trucks, performance by Takon Machine, flame throwing exhibitions and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will wrap up at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Fans will have the chance to meet Team GT members “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Bobby Baldwin, Mikey Childress, Rick D. Johnson, Ken Kroeker, Jim Riley and Colton Udall along with other participants in the 44th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 100.

The general public is invited to celebrate the start of the most grueling race of the year with drivers from 32 states and 15 countries before they attempt to cover the rugged 692.82-mile course that will start and end in Ensenada. It’s a test for both man and machine and one that requires a large dose of good luck. So come out and wish your favorite driver(s) good luck as they embark on their journey through the desert.

Be sure to check back with Off-Road.com for more on the 2011 SCORE Tecate Baja 1000.

Baja California, Mexico – November 14, 2011. Team General Tire (Team GT) is ready to dominate the 44th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race. The legendary race, held on the treacherous Baja Peninsula, will begin and end in Ensenada over the course of two days (November 18-20). And with six members of Team GT entered, there’s a good chance you’ll see the red and white General Tire logo roll across the finish line in first.

Team GT will be well-represented as they storm the desert in Baja California, Mexico. Off-road champion “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Rick D. Johnson, and Bobby Baldwin will all compete in the Trophy Truck class. Kent Kroeker is entered in Class 8, Mikey Childress in Class 1 and Jim Riley is debuting the R8 in the SCORE Series. The latest edition to Team GT is off-road powerhouse Colton Udall, former teammate of the late Jeff “Ox” Kargola. He is entered in Class 22 with his motorcycle number “0x”. These drivers will join over 250 other entrants in a test of mental and physical toughness where only the strongest survive.

“The Baja 1000 is a tough race,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, General Tire. “It’s physically demanding on the drivers and the equipment but I know the Grabber is the best tire out there to help Team GT bring home a win. Every guy on Team GT is capable of winning and we’re proud to support them through one of the most arduous races around.”
General Tire is “unleashing the fury” for a fifth season of off-road action with the Grabber competition tire. Designed with a tough, three-ply Duragen™-reinforced body construction to stand up to the rigors of off-road conditions, the Grabber also features a specially-engineered, competition-specific tread compound. In addition, the Grabber name and General Tire logo are prominently featured on the sidewall in red and white letters. The Grabber competition tires are designed in size 37×12.50R17 for Class 8 and Trophy Truck/Trick Truck and 35×12.50R17 for Class 1, 6, 7, 7 S, Stock Mini and Protruck.

General Tire also has a complete line of Grabber tires for the passenger and light truck market, including the new Grabber DOT-approved off-road tire; the Grabber HTS, which delivers the perfect synergy of comfort, durability and performance; the Grabber UHP, which sets a whole new standard in performance and ride quality for SUVs, light trucks and crossover vehicles; and Grabber AT2, designed for aggressive all-terrain traction in all weather conditions.

If you can’t be there to see all the action first-hand, you can get up-to-the-minute information on all the races at www.twitter.com/teamgt.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 22, 2011) – Today BFGoodrich® Tires named the 23 members of the 2011 Team BFGoodrich roster. Since 2010, Team BFGoodrich has included a variety of top motorsports superstars, key industry partners, market influencers and enthusiasts who share the BFGoodrich Tires passion for driving – from motorsports and car building to engineering and everything in between.

Fans can participate in Team BFGoodrich activities by voting for their favorite team members on the BFGoodrich Tires Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bfgoodrichtires). The winning Team BFGoodrich members may attend the SCORE Baja 1000 race in November or have an opportunity to participate in the Skip Barber Racing School. Voting starts today and will close on Aug. 31, 2011.

“Both Team BFGoodrich members and fans of the brand are critical to the BFGoodrich Tires family,” said Duane Thomas, BFGoodrich’s marketing communications manager. “They’re enthusiasts like us, and we want their input when developing new tires or expanding programs. This Facebook vote is a fun way for BFGoodrich Tires fans to interact with their favorite motorsports personalities and decide which Team BFGoodrich member will race in Baja and attend the Skip Barber Racing School.”

Six drivers will pilot the BFGoodrich Tires’ Wide Open Excursion vehicle in the Baja Challenge (BC) Class in the 44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000. Four of these drivers will be Team BFGoodrich members who were chosen by their fans, and the two remaining seats will go to the 2011 SCCA National Runoff’s Champions. Team BFGoodrich members already participating in the SCORE Baja 1000 will also be a part of the vote with the chance to win a trip to Skip Barber Racing School.

Members of 2011 Team BFGoodrich:
• Andrew Comrie-Picard
• Andy McMillin
• Brad Lovell
• Bryce Menzies
• Bud Brutsman
• Dan McKeever
• Daniel McMillin
• Dean Bulloch
• Emily Miller
• Jason Childress
• Jason Scherer
• Kevin King
• Kyle Tucker
• Lars Wolfe
• Rich Minga
• Rob MacCachren
• Rod Hall
• Rodrigo Ampudia
• Roger Lovell
• Samuel Hubinette
• Terry Earwood
• Tracy Jordan
• Troy Trepanier

Team BFGoodrich members and BFGoodrich Tires support each other through a variety of initiatives including media outreach, advertising and event presence. For an updated list of the motorsport events where Team BFGoodrich members will be participating, visit BFGoodrich Tires’ newly upgraded website at www.bfgoodrichtires.com.

The Team BFGoodrich Baja 1000 program began in 2010. Brutsman, Scherer, Tucker, Wolfe and Casey Currie drove in the 43rd Annual SCORE Baja 1000, placing second overall in the BC Class.

“Having the chance to race the SCORE Baja 1000 was a dream come true,” said Scherer, Team BFGoodrich member and 2009 King of the Hammers winner. “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to share the experience with. Our second-place finish in the BC Class was quite an accomplishment, especially when you consider that most of us had never raced the Baja 1000 before. I’d love to come home with a first place win this year!”

More information about Wide Open Excursions and Skip Barber Racing School can be found at www.wideopenexcursions.com and www.skipbarber.com.

Gustavo Vildosola Jr. & Sr., Rodrigo AmpudiaIn the first half of the race, it was the father-and-son team of Gustavo Vildosola Jr. and Sr. that led the field for the overall four-wheel racing in the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The team, which also features Rodrigo Ampudia as the third driver, is trying to make history by being the first Mexican nationals to capture the overall title in the 1000 – something that has never been done in the 42-year history of the event.

Casey Currie Monster Energy BFGoodrich Baja 1000 InterviewThe four-wheeled vehicles are getting ready to head off the line at roughly 11:30 PST this morning, with SCORE telling us that the last count was 301 total entries for the 43rd running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The motorcycles went off the line at about 6:30 a.m., so there will be a five-hour gap between the trucks and the ATVs, side-by-sides and bikes.

Just before the start of the trucks this morning, Monster Energy and BFGoodrich released an interview with Monster Energy’s own 2010 TORC Pro Light Champion Casey Currie. Currie is about to compete in the Baja 1000 race on the BFGoodrich Tires/Wide Open Excursions “Baja Challenge” (BC5) race team! For the race, Currie will be joined by Chad Gilsinger, Bud Brutsman, Jason Scherer, Lars Wolfe and Kyle Tucker. Together they will tackle the 1061-mile course that runs down some of the roughest terrain in North America.