2014-Tecate-SCORE-Baja-500-5-12-14SAN DIEGO — Andy McMilin and Quinn Cody, both accomplished champion SCORE desert racers will be in the SCORE spotlight on tonight’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD Internet show. Round 3 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship—the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 500—will be held this week in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 86 miles south of the U.S. border at San Diego.

Celebrating its 41st season in 2014 as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization, during tonight’s 22nd episode of the 2014 SCORE Dirt LiveHD season at 7 p.m. (PT) in addition to the interviews with SCORE champion racers McMillin and Cody, a special promo video will air for the next SCORE telecast on the CBS Sports Network.

2014-Tecate-SCORE-Baja-500-5-12-14SAN DIEGO — Entries from all across the United States and around the world continue to pour in prior to Tuesday night’s live starting position drawing for the upcoming 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Round 3 of the 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held June 5-June 8 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

SCORE is celebrating its 41st year as the world’s foremost desert racing organization in 2014 and this race is traditionally one of the most popular events on the SCORE schedule. Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 46th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

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– Armed with a performance tire portfolio designed to conquer the hard corners of road racing to the grueling desert terrain of the Baja peninsula, BFGoodrich Tires closed out its 2013 motorsports season with 20 season championships and placed drivers on their respective podiums at a higher rate than a year ago.

Using its industry leading engineering and trackside support programs, BFGoodrich unveiled new race products and an unprecedented race support program in 2013. A new DOT legal race tire, the latest 37 and 39 inch desert race tires and revolutionized customized grooving–from slick to race ready- of its Mud-Terrain KR2 for short course racing, brought continued success to those racing with the brand.

Tireballs-GNCC-Off-Road-8-30-13The partnership between TireBalls and Amsoil Grand GNCC is celebrating a “Decade of Winning Championships.”  David Coombs vision of promoting motorcycle racing back in the mid 1970s has now launched to a one of the premier racing series drawing global recognition as the racing platform of choice for those willing to take on the challenge.

TireBalls existence started with a GNCC legend, Scott Summers, the son of the inventor of TireBalls.  Wade Summers effort to help his son tackle the rough terrain and flat tires resulted in the birth of TireBalls Multi-Cell Inflation System.  Like GNCC, TireBalls has grown to a global reach.  TireBalls is not only a light weight flat proof system, but they enhance a tires performance,  strengthen sidewalls, improved rider comfort, dampening the harshest of terrain and improving suspensions capabilities.

Jesse-Jones-Vegas-to-Reno-8-22-13It was only a few brief months ago that Jesse Jones was plagued with bad luck at the Baja 500. Now it was time to settle the score. This past weekend was the 2013 Best In The Desert, Vegas to Reno. The longest off-road race in the United States. Jones and his crew made only minor changes to the #76 FOX Trick Truck to prepare for the 543 mile race across the Nevada desert.

Festivities for the race started Wednesday just North East of the Las Vegas Valley where over 50 Unlimited race vehicles staged for time trials. A 4.2-mile course was set up in the middle of the desert and after everyone attempted to set the fastest time, results would show that Jesse Jones and the #76 FOX Trick Truck would start the race 3rd off the line and the first Trick Truck out of 33.

“Starting in the front of the pack has its advantages and disadvantages,” Jones said. “We knew that we would have to have a flawless race to finish first.”

Radar-Tires-Mike-Johnson-8-16-13Bronson Motorsports owner/driver Mike Johnson reflects on his inaugural season with sponsor Radar Tires in both the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) and SCORE International (SCORE).  Johnson recaps his season and sets goals for the remainder of the year.

Johnson competes in LOORRS behind the wheel of the No. 31 Bronson Motorsports Toyota Tacoma sponsored by Radar Tires. Johnson also serves as co-driver of the No.1031 Radar Tires Racing Buggy in SCORE.

So far this season, Bronson Motorsports, Radar Tires and Johnson have won two off road events.  In January, Johnson and co-driver Mike Majesky were the overall winners at the Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.) New Years 200 race in Barstow, California, and the Class 10 winners of the 45th Annual SCORE International Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico.   Johnson, Radar Tires and Bronson Motorsports lead the SCORE International Class 10 points race, following the San Felipe 250 podium finish and Baja 500 win.  The team will compete in the 46th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in November.  In LOORRS, Johnson’s best finish was ninth place at Las Vegas Motors Speedway.

Justin-Davis-HDRA-Reno-7-24-13Montclair, CA: The Green Army made the march north to Reno recently for the 2nd Annual HDRA Eldorado Reno 500 in the ongoing quest to capture the top spot in the chase for the HDRA and World Championship standings.  The tireless efforts of the team to prepare the truck for battle after their top 10 finish at the grueling Baja 500 gave team driver Justin Davis confidence heading north to battle a stacked field of the best Trophy Truck teams in the world.  “We have worked really hard in the shop to make sure our Jimco Trophy Truck can go out and consistently run up front to challenge for the win.  We showed we can win against the best at Ridgecrest and we went to Reno hoping to do the same thing.”

As with any top contending team, the preparation that began at the shop continued with pre-running.  After running a few laps around the course, it became clear that rocks and the ability to make clean passes were going to be an issue and the winning team would go into the race with a solid strategy for surviving race-day.  “Our BFGoodrich tires are the best and toughest tires in the world, but the only smooth part on this course is in the air,” said the #85 co-driver, Troy Holes.

Radar-Tire-Lucas-Oil-6-20-13June 2013 – Fresh off the 2013 SCORE International Baja 500 Class 10 win last month, Mike Johnson and Radar Tires Racing look to earn their first win of the 2013 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) season this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park aboard the No. 31 Bronson Motorsports Toyota Tacoma sponsored by Radar Tires.

Not only does the Bronson Motorsports have new hardware from the Baja 500 win, they have a brand new Keith Stamper ProLite racing machine in their fleet this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park.  The team will have both ProLite racing machines onsite and will determine which one will be the primary race chassis following the LOORRS practice sessions.

TJ-Flores-Baja-500-6-11-13Last-minute decision making is something that most off-road racers have to be skilled at, but making a last minute call to race the #80 McMurrough Racing Unlimited Truck, was an easy decision for TJ to make. Coming fresh off their Silver State 300 win, the truck was ready to go for another round of racing.

The SNORE KC HiLites 250 took place this past Saturday night in Jean, NV. Running part of the Mint 400 course, this course made for a great desert race. With massive rocks, deep rolling whoops, and limited visibility due to dust and the race occurring at night, drivers were put to the test and over half of the entries were forced out.

The #80 Unlimited Truck was first off the line and the first to light up the 53mile course. A flawless first lap brought TJ and Stephanie back to the main pit in just 58 minutes where they would do a quick co-rider change and top off fuel. Just 5 miles into their second lap the #80 Unlimited Truck started to catch the slower classes. Patience was key to passing in the night, not wanting to go off course or hit any fellow racers, TJ picked his way through the field and laid down an even faster lap of 57minutes.

Radar-Tires-Baja-500-6-3-13Singapore, June 3, 2013 –Radar Tires Racing and Bronson Motorsports driver/owner Mike Johnson conquered the 500 treacherous miles of Mexico’s Baja California Norte terrain on Saturday to earn a Class 10 victory during the 45th Annual SCORE International Baja 500 this weekend.

This class win marks the first victory for Radar Tires in SCORE International off-road competition.  Johnson and the Radar Tires Racing Buggy finished 43 minutes ahead of the closest Class 10 competitor.

Mike ‘Ironman’ Johnson was the lone driver of the No.1031 Radar Tires Racing Buggy this weekend.  The racing machine is an Alumicraft chassis, Class 10 buggy with special non-DOT size 33X10.50R15 Radar Renegade R5 race tires.

“Thanks to Bronson Motorsports crew for their efforts leading up to and during this race,” Johnson said.  “The Radar Tires were great.  I didn’t have one flat the entire time.  We only changed the rear tires once, pitted twice and here we are winning the Baja 500.  It was a great effort by the entire team.  It was tough; it was brutal, but a lot of fun.  The course was challenging at the beginning because you had a lot of dust to deal with, then the summit, then sand.  Once you were on the Pacific side, there was silt, sand, rocks, and you name it, and it was there.”