Las Vegas, NV – Fast paced roads, deep silt beds and rain-ruts were just a few words used to describe this years Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno race. The other word – domination. Jason Voss, riding on BFGoodrich Baja TAKR2 tires, seized the front starting position in qualifying and never looked back, claiming his second consecutive Vegas to Reno race. This is Voss’ third win of the year.
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In short course off road racing, the slightest change of vehicle momentum often makes the difference between a driver standing on the podium and one picking up the pieces of a 900-horsepower machine.
POMONA, Calif. – Celebrating all that is off-road, 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will host the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Desert Race official live race drawing for starting positions. On Saturday, October 5, at 3 p.m., the crowds will flock to the expansive SCOREville exhibit in the Pomona Fairplex Building 5, to hear the live announcements and be among the first to see the official race course map.
Set to take place Wednesday, November 13, to Sunday, November 17, 2013, this legendary Baja off-road race will cover much of Mexico’s Majestic Baja California Norte region of the peninsula with a loop course that will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California. More than 300 entries of cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATV’s will fill 40 pro and seven sportsman classes.
The mecca of short course off-road racing witnessed big crowds, fast course conditions and door-to-door racing at rounds 13 and 14 of the Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL and the World Championship races this past weekend. When all was said and done drivers on BFGoodrich Tires claimed three wins and 12 total podiums to go along with eight World Championship race titles.
Team BFGoodrich member Rob MacCachren put in a veteran performance by sweeping the Pro 4 races and finishing second and third in Pro 2 respectively to dig his heels into the Pro 4 standings. After the Crandon weekend, MacCachren has 285 points and stands just eight points out of first place, behind Johnny Greaves (293) and Ricky Johnson (290).
SAN DIEGO — Next month’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo and the Granddaddy of all desert races have joined forces to again present “SCOREville” – an exciting expansive exhibit Oct. 5-6 in Building 5 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., dedicated to saluting the legends of SCORE Baja racing in honor of the 46th Anniversary of the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
In addition to static displays of vintage and current desert racing vehicles along with autograph sessions with many of the stars of the sport, both past and present, a live drawing for starting positions for the Nov. 13–17 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be held at the Off-Road Expo on Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 3pm.
The official course map for the race will also be unveiled on Oct. 5 by SCORE CEO/President Roger Norman to begin the drawing event.
On both Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6, autograph sessions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at SCOREville with many of the top SCORE desert racers from today and yesterday.
It 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.”
Las Vegas, NV – After qualifying eleventh at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno offroad race the BFGoodrich Tires / Team Ford #27 Trick Truck finished fifth in the Trick Truck class. The team’s solid top five finish puts them in second place in the season long Trick Truck points championship heading down the stretch. To be championship contenders with a new truck and a small dedicated team speaks volumes for the crew and everyone who supports them.
“Our team is awesome,” says Steve Olliges, “I just can’t say enough about the entire crew, I’m really proud of the team 27 guys, they did great out there. We ran the FOX shocks John Marking set up for the race right out of the box and they were perfect, just fantastic. Our BFG Baja TA’s and TrailReady Beadlocks took everything we dished out and Mastercraft Safety supplied us with their new ratcheting seatbelts that allowed me to really put myself firmly in the seats. According to the GPS we got up to 130 mph in several places and they really put me in that comfort zone.”
Drivers on BFGoodrich Tires continued their successful run in the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL at the Red Bud MX track on Aug 10-11. A podium sweep of the Pro 4 class in Round 12 on Sunday served as a tremendous finale in what was a big weekend for the tire manufacturer which claimed five wins and 13 total podium finishes in the pro classes and won 10 of the 12 the sportsman class races as well.
Red Bud has notoriously technical and natural terrain to maneuver through which can and did prove to attract aggressive racing. Team BFGoodrich member Bryce Menzies swept the Pro 2 class both days while Rob MacCachren captured two podium spots in Pro 2 on the weekend.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – With more than four decades of heritage competing in on – and – off-road motorsports, BFGoodrich Tires today unveiled a new website specifically designed to cover its racing activities.
The site, at www.bfgoodrichracing.com, contains original news, event calendars, racing results, video, photos and social media feeds that enable visitors to track the latest developments with BFGoodrich racing.
BFGoodrich Tires competes in a variety of racing, including sports car, off-road short course, desert, rally and extreme rock crawling, all of which are featured on the brand’s racing website. In addition, the site links to other online sources of racing information, such as those featuring its Team BFGoodrich ambassadors who regularly compete in various racing disciplines.
“The BFGoodrich brand has legions of passionate fans,” said Chris Baker, Motorsports director for BFGoodrich Tires and Michelin North America. “Whether their interest lies in asphalt or off-road, they can get direct and specific information about BFG racing and the tires that help us cross the finish line first.”
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including sports car, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGoodrichTires.com.
In one of the premier events on the schedule of the Traxxas TORC Series Presented by AMSOIL, BFGoodrich Tires continued its assault on the podium at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. With five class wins and 12 podium finishes, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires claimed the most top finishes. Additionally, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires won nine of the 12 total sportsman class races.
Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies and Brad Lovell all collected wins in their respective classes. With Lovell’s win in Pro Light, his first of the season, BFGoodrich Tires is the first and only tire manufacturer to record a win in every class this season on the Traxxas TORC Series schedule.
“Our season has been rough,” Lovell said. “We’ve lost engines, we’ve had fires; we even broke before a race started out in the desert. Tonight is just vindication. We’ve been trying and struggling and you just get down.