The 2017 Dakar Rally saw Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich monopolize the podium at the two-week event’s finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday, January 14. It was the ideal result, the brand’s 13th overall victory at Dakar, to mark the off-road tire brand’s return to the world’s most famous cross-country rally after a four-year absence.
Desert and short-course off-road racer Bryce Menzies will be using his Pro 2 race truck for something other than racing next month, as he will attempt a 300-foot off-road jump in a ghost town in the Southwest next month. The event is supported by his sponsors Red Bull and Pennzoil, and in a formal press release testing the event the jump is described as symbolizing “both the progression of his career and his leap into international racing.”
Greenville, S.C., June 6, 2016 – It has been more than two years since BFGoodrich Tires has not claimed the overall win in a SCORE International desert race. While that streak ended, the tire company did help their drivers to eight class wins. Additionally, eight of the top 10 overall finishers raced on BFGoodrich Tires at the 48th SCORE Baja 500.
For the first time in 11 total races in the series, a driver not running BFGoodrich Tires claimed the overall win in a SCORE race as Gus Vildosola, Jr took the prize by three minutes.
Ensenada, Mexico – Eleven consecutive races over the last two years. That is the current run of overall race wins for BFGoodrich Tires in SCORE International races. Since the SCORE Baja 1000 in November 2013, racers on BFGoodrich Tires have claimed the overall win in every race held.
BFGoodrich Tires is focused on claiming its third consecutive and 32nd overall SCORE Baja 500 win. The race is held in Ensenada, Mexico starting Saturday, June 4.
Last year, in one of the closest finishes in recent memory, Mexican native Carlos Apdaly Lopez claimed the overall win at the 47th running of the SCORE Baja 500 by just 50 seconds over BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren.
Led by veteran champion off-road truck racer Dave Westhem, the winning relationship between Westhem Racing and BFGoodrich Tires has spanned a remarkable 29 years and numerous desert race wins and series championships. Next week, that long-standing partnership will be celebrated at the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000; a vintage-flavored, four-day competition that takes place from April 23 – 27 in Baja, Mexico.
The 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires took place March 12th just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. The race featured one of the most stacked fields in off-road racing history. There were 350 of the world’s best off-road teams that showed up to battle each other and the brutal Mojave desert for the chance to call themselves a Mint 400 Champion.
MESA, AZ: Bower Media has announced a contest to find a female co-driver for three separate off-road events happening this year with BFGoodrich Tires. The contest is designed to gather entries from girls all across the country and, using social media, have fans vote on which girls they would like to see become Charlene’s co-driver for one of the events. There will be three winners, one for each event this year.
Editor’s Note: Below is a press release for BFGoodrich Tires regarding the opening round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series this past weekend.
The 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing season got off to a fast start for racers on BFGoodrich Tires in Rounds 1 and 2 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. BFGoodrich Tires claimed six wins and 12 total podium finishes at the opening weekend which featured near record high temperatures and tough competition on the 1.1 mile circuit featuring 11 jumps over a mostly clay surface.
BFGoodrich Tires and its stable of short course off road racers are poised to continue on the success of last year’s championships in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The season begins this weekend at Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.
After 116 miles of brutal racecourse in Johnson Valley, California, Brad Lovell crossed the finish line first in Hammertown to take the win in the Smittybilt Everyman Challenge today.