Fouch-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-7-25-13San Diego, CA – Noah Fouch is aiming for the stars in the next Lucas Oil Off Road Racing event at Glen Helen International Raceway. Rounds 9 & 10 will mark the start of the second half of the 2013 season. The ProLite division is stacked with talent and the top dogs have all marked their territory by collecting points and earning top ranking for a championship.

Noah Fouch is aiming his #52 Ford ProLite Truck for the stars and will be racing to claim the top finishes at this critical juncture in the season. Noah is a level-headed high school senior and he believes to know exactly how to achieve the best results. “Right now, I am just outside the top 5 and my heaviest competition is in the way. Our goal all along has come down to finishing consistently and ending each race with some solid points. I have proven that I can run in the top five every time I’m on the track. It is time to step it up and aim for the podium. My team is super focused and the truck is dialed running the best it has ever been. I think we will have the extra edge needed to chase down the leaders and break the top three. At this point in the season, my mind is set on winning and for me and my team that is worth the extra risk.  I’m going to keep my eyes on the big prize and I plan to be in the top three at the end of the weekend.”

Lucas-Oil-Loanmart-Glen-Helen-7-25-13San Bernardino, CA – LoanMart Racing heads to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Ca. July 26-28 for rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. In order to beat the summer heat, the races are run after the sun goes down. The darkness and cooler temps can cause a challenge for some drivers but it falls right into the wheelhouse of LoanMart Racing’s Oscar Rodriguez.

Oscar got his start racing dirt track ovals under the lights, he knows a lot about dirt. “A couple weeks ago I ran a Lucas Oil Regional Series race after dark at Glen Helen and I loved it,” says Oscar, “The track was like cake, nice and moist. The dirt had great traction; my BFGoodrich tires were really hooking up. We have my Prolite truck right where I want it; the suspension, the power, I’m looking to be aggressive this weekend. The cooler temperatures after dark make it much better for the driver, that’s another reason I like it. I’m much more comfortable and able to focus everything on driving.”

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.

Greg-Stingle-Off-Road-TORC-7-10-13Black Creek, WI – After an uncharacteristically slow start of the season, Greg Stingle got back to his winning ways during Round 4 of the Traxxas TORC Sportsman Series presented by AMSOIL. The reigning TORC Light Buggy champion knows that his class is typically the largest and toughest at every stop of the TORC Sportsman Series, and the first three rounds of season, really underscores the statement that there are no “gimmies” in this class.

The twenty-five Light Buggies that came to Crandon lined up in two long rows for the traditional land rush start. Unfortunately the wet weather conditions prevented any practice on the track for before Saturday’s Round 3 action. In fact the rain had only stopped about an hour before the start of the Light Buggy race. One group of truck racers were on the track before the Light Buggy race, but needless to say, the track surface was still wet and muddy in most areas.

Lovell-Off-Road-Dirt-Riot-7-10-13Colorado Springs – The Dirt Riot Mountain Series finale was held this past weekend in the scorched landscape outside of Cortez, CO. The heat and short silty course made for the most challenging racing conditions of the Dirt Riot season. Coming into the final event leading season points, team Lovell and the #1 AMSOIL / Torchmate / BFGoodrich Tires rock racer were not only looking for a win, but a championship.

While Roger Lovell claimed victory in the Colorado Springs event, he had obligations due to the fires in Colorado and was unable to make the race. This left Brad solo in the car fighting visibility on a tight and twisting course. “Qualifying on the pole was really really important in this race,” said Brad, “It was basically a drag race and there are plenty of other teams with more horsepower. I had a solid run but it was only good for a 4th place start.” Limited classes took to the track and dust plumes billowed into the air as the soft silty course got torn up.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11Greenville, SC – Over a two weekend stretch, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires® claimed 12 wins in Pro Class short course off road racing. With seven wins and 22 podiums, BFGoodrich Tires took the weekend at Rounds 4-6 of the Traxxas TORC Series at Bark River, Mich. A week later, drivers on the tires claimed five more wins and 10 podium spots at Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies were joined by Ricky Johnson, Mark Jenkins, Luke Johnson, and Sheldon Creed claiming wins in their respective classes over the past two weeks.

Dirt-Live-Expo-Logo-6-26-13RENO, Nev. — While the exhibitor’s list continues to grow, final details are being put into place for next month’s salute to desert racing at the second annual Dirt Live Off-Road Expo. Named for the popular new weekly internet desert racing show Dirt LiveHD, the Dirt Live Off-Road Expo will be held July 10-12 on Virginia Street in the heart of Reno, Nev., in the shadow of the world-famous “Biggest Little City in the World” arch that helps illuminate the heart of the Reno’s resort corridor.

Downtown Reno will come alive as HDRA Racetown USA when the Dirt Live Off-Road Expo brings together desert racers, off-road enthusiasts, and exhibitors for three exciting action-packed days.

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Under the famous Virginia Street arch, the Dirt Live Off-Road Expo in the Northern Nevada gaming city will gather the competitors of the High Desert Racing Association, aficionados of desert racing, and enthusiasts of all kinds, in a summertime festival atmosphere around the Monster Energy Stage and in the BFGoodrich Tires Hospitality area.

R2C-TORC-Bark-River-6-25-13Vernon Hills, IL – The Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL opened its 2013 Sportsman racing season last week in Bark River, Michigan and R2C Competition Filters dominated the competition in the Super Stock Truck division. The conditions throughout the two days of competition ranged from wet and muddy to dry and dusty as R2C equipped racers found the top spot on the podium during both days of competition.

The TORC Super Stock Truck division features stock chassis light duty trucks with significant modifications. The trucks feature high modified V-8 powerplants and longer travel suspension. The races are only fifteen to twenty minutes long, but the drivers push their trucks to their limits and beyond. It’s almost like racing the Baja 1000 in twenty minutes.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11RENO, Nev.—On the short list of everyone’s all-time best desert racers would certainly be the venerable Rod Hall and the legendary racer from Reno will be the featured guest during this week’s airing of Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time Airing in High Definition on www.score-international.com, the show has moved to Reno, Nev., to air its next three shows before returning to its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego starting Tuesday, July 16.

The sports all-time ambassador of goodwill, the legendary Hall, 73, is the only driver who has raced in all 45 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert races where he holds the all-time race record with 22 class wins, including last year’s Mexican peninsula run from Ensenada, Baja California to La Paz, Baja California Sur.

Hall, who has been the lead driver for factory desert racing teams from Dodge and Hummer in his career, he has also been a special instructor for BFGoodrich Tires, and is currently also the chairman of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame that is located in the famed Harrah’s National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11Greenville, S.C. – Move aside Denver and Phoenix, it seems Chicagoans are the biggest thrill-seekers in the country, according to the new BFGoodrich Tires Adrenaline Index. The tire maker surveyed 3,500 Americans across the country, revealing that more than one-third of Americans are self-proclaimed thrill seekers who thrive on new adventures and enjoy activities that will provide an adrenaline rush.

Chicago topped the list as the thrill-seeking capital of the U.S., with 58 percent of Chicagoans saying that they seek out adventure or adrenaline-fuelled activities.  New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando rounded out the top five cities with the most adrenaline.  Miami residents actually put their money where their mouth is, with thrill seekers saying they spent an average of $1,637 annually on extreme activities, compared to the national average of $733.