Cory-Marquardt-TORC-Crandon-9-5-13Lena, WI – The Labor Day Weekend Crandon Off-Road World Championship wasn’t only the final weekend of racing for the TORC Stock Truck competitors, but it’s Saturday’s “Run for the Ring” that brings out record turnouts by racers as well as fans. Cory Marquardt and his McGuire’s Sports Bar/Jane Classic Touch/Todd’s Custom Graphix/Metal Storm/Andy’s Shock Repair/ATD/BFGoodrich Tire Chevy Stock Truck ran a near perfect weekend as he won his first World Championship ring on Saturday and took home the TORC Sportsman Stock Truck Championship on Sunday.

The TORC Stock Truck division is designed as a very affordable form of short-course off-road racing. The rules allow for minimal performance modifications, but the race trucks must meet the same safety requirements as the faster trucks in the TORC series. As in all TORC Sportsman classes, the great friendships between competitors is unlike any other form of motorsports.

Sheldon-Creed-lucas-oil-8-28-13Sheldon Creed and the OCCR crew headed North to Reno, Nevada for what is without a doubt one of the most extreme tracks that short course off-road racing has ever seen.  The Wild West Motorsports Park hosted Rounds 11&12 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and pushed “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed to his limits in the quest for a 2013 Pro Lite Championship.

Heading into Rounds 11&12, Sheldon Creed sat in the third place position for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Championship points battle directly behind the 2012 Pro Lite Champion RJ Anderson and 2011 Points Champion Brian Deegan.  Creed looked to leave his mark in Reno after a not so favorable Round 10 at Glen Helen Motorsports Park just one round ago.

After qualifying first in his group for Round 11, Creed started on the second row behind Pro Lite powerhouses Brian Deegan and Casey Currie.  Shortly after the green flag dropped, Creed got tangled up with a few other trucks and was immediately set back multiple positions.  Brushing off this minor setback, Sheldon regrouped and began his charge back up to the front of the pack.

Voss-BFGoodrich-8-23-13Jason Voss piloted his trick truck to the overall win at the Best In The Desert “Vegas To Reno” race to capture his second desert race of 2013 and give BFGoodrich Tires its fourth Best In The Desert win of the season.

BFGoodrich Tires brought home all top 10 Trick Truck finishers and 11 of the top 12 overall finishers for another dominating run in desert racing. This season, BFGoodrich has claimed seven total desert race wins.

Voss started 12th after serving a penalty from qualifying and overcame the field of more than 50 unlimited vehicles and the grueling 550 miles in a final time of 9:13:10, more than six minutes ahead of the next finisher. His other win came earlier this year in the Best In The Desert Parker425.

Brad-Lovell-TORC_Off-road-8-13-13BUCHANAN, Mich. — The second Pro-Light race of the weekend at RedBud MX was a bruiser with the tight racetrack forcing drivers to play a high-speed game of bumper cars as the TORC Series presented by AMSOIL completed its annual visit to southern Michigan.

In the end, defending class champion Brad Lovell managed to find the podium for the sixth time this season, pulling off a respectable third-place result in his  AMSOIL/Torchmate/BFGoodrich Nissan before a boisterous Sunday afternoon crowd.

“I’m so proud to be back up here on the podium,” Lovell said. “That was a brutal race. So much banging and bumping. You just can’t avoid it on this track but today was especially hard. I took some hits today, I promise you.

LA PAZ, Mexico – BFGoodrich Tires, the official tire of the SCORE International Off Road Racing Series, today captured its 26th overall SCORE Baja 1000 title in 27 years with Mexico’s own Vildosola Racing behind the wheel becoming the first-ever Mexican national team to have ever won the SCORE Baja 1000 for the second time.  Vildosola Racing’s Gustavo Vildosola, his son Tavo Vildosola along with co-driver Javi Valenzuela finished the grueling 1,121.55 mile race on the tough 39 inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR tires with a time of 19 hours and 44 minutes with an average speed of 56.787 miles per hour, one of the fastest completion times on record. BFGoodrich Tires also claimed nine of the top 10 overall finisher positions.

“We started in 24th position with a lot of trucks in front of us and passing them was near impossible, but this team did it and I am so proud of what they put into this race and season. We’re taking home this victory for Mexico but couldn’t do it without our sponsors and our incredible BFGoodrich tires which took us home to the finish line,” said winning BFGoodrich Driver, Gustavo Vildosola.

Escanaba, MI (September 20, 2012) -The 2012 TORC race season saw an epic battle for the Super Stock Truck Championship that saw Upper Michigan’s Danny Beauchamp take home the title after sweeping the final weekend of racing at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. The win on Saturday also gave him the title of World Champion and the win in Sunday’s final race of the season saw the twenty-eight year old clinch the TORC Championship.

The 10-race season didn’t start off as well as the team hoped, as the team missed finishing on the podium in the first three rounds of racing, but the Sunday race at Spring Crandon saw the Mole Lake Casino/Bach Mobilities Inc./Hilltop RV sponsored Ford F-150 finish second after a great battle with race winner Nick Byng.

Freehold, NJ – Bob Klaus took home his third PRO Buggy victory of the year in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL. The #26 BFGoodrich Tire equipped Toyota powered PRO Buggy opened the Chicagoland event by edging out the competition winning Round 7 in front of a near sellout crowd.

The East Coast resident has been competing in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL for the past three seasons, and is one of the top competitors in the division. Between TORC events, the race team stores their rig at fellow competitor, Scott Schwalbe’s business in Northern Wisconsin. During the season all the prep work is done by Bob and his crew chief Tim Craley. All the commuting between home, the team’s temporary home in Wisconsin, and to the race tracks have definitely paid dividend for the team.

MOAB, Utah (April 4, 2012) – BFGoodrich Tires, in collaboration with Tread Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), today announced the trails selected for its 2012 Outstanding Trails program.  Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected for this year’s program are Blanca Peak Trail in Blanca, Colo.; Mirror Lake Trail in Sierra National Forest, Calif.; and Bents and Dents Trail in Mount Olive, Ala.

Launched in 2006, the Outstanding Trails Program is dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of off-road trails while promoting the trails’ conservation efforts.  To help with costs associated with the trail’s conservation efforts, BFGoodrich Tires will also present a grant to the associated off-road clubs at events throughout the year.

“We’re proud to see the amount of support and attention that the Outstanding Trails program has received over the last seven years,” said Renato Silva, light-truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires.  “We’ve met 29 tremendous clubs and their volunteers along the way, and all of them are equally passionate about spreading the message of responsible four-wheeling.  It’s been great to work side by side with them to help maintain some of North America’s most beautiful trails.”

We received a note on the 50th Anniversary of the Tierra Del Sol. See below for update information on the event – Ed.

The countdown continues….20 days until we start the 50th Desert Safari.  You can register online at www.tds4x4.com if you have not already registered and purchased your collectible t-shirt.  They are awesome as always.   If you have registered, then a huge THANK YOU from all of the members, sponsors and families of Tierra Del Sol.  This coming Safari marks the 50th year where our club has organized the event that you have all come to enjoy.  We take special pride in this being our 50th year and are planning a number of special events and will have the largest and most valuable prize package for our famous raffle.   We are already over $150,000 in prizes.   Remember side-x-sides are welcome so tell your friends and visit our Facebook page “Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari” for continuous updates.

BFG has donated 10 sets of 5 tires for the raffle,,,,your choice of size, but that means this year we have at least 10 sets (5 tires) for the raffle and a whole lot more.

In addition to the $150,000 in raffle prizes….how does this sound to you all.  Here is the official bucket raffle prize list where you can purchase as many tickets as you want.   Remember the main raffle is ONE ticket per registration.  The fairest raffle in the country.   And we listened to those who would like to buy more raffle tickets so you have two choices.  Buy a second registration or pick a bucket and buy as many as you like for these very special bucket raffle prizes.

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4 – Goodyear 40×17 MTR Kevlar tires

4  – BFG 37×12.50×17 Krawler tires

1 – DynaTrac Unlimited Front 44 Axle Housing

1 – Premier Power Welder

1 – Superwinch Talon 98 race winch

1 – Olympic Dave’s Rack

And for those that register ONLINE you are automatically added to a raffle for the following prize package and you still get your raffle ticket for the BIG raffle with over $150,000 in prize packages.

Pre-Registration Prizes:
1 – Trailhead TDS 50th special edition 24k Gold deflators

1 – Skyjacker set of 4 shocks

1 – Fiberlink 2×20 Recovery Strap

1 – Jack Powell Jeep gift cert for parts or service

We rely on you to help us spread the word and we really appreciate your support and participation.

Thank you,

Bob & Barb Alexander

Registration Committee Chairs

www.tds4x4.com

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Chris Brandt #82 BFGoodrich / Toyota Pro Lite Unlimited Truck will be at the final round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Phoenix, Arizona at Firebird Raceway this Saturday, December 10th.  With 12 podium finishes Brandt has lead the points all season but fell 3 points behind Brian Deegan after the last Las Vegas rounds. “This weekends race is the last chance to determine the series champion.  With only 3 points separating Deegan and I, you know it will be the must see race of the season!” said Chris Brandt.

Sunday’s Pro Lite vs Pro Buggy Cup Race has a 1st place cash prize of $20,000, 2nd place of $10,000 and 3rd place will receive $5,000. “We are extremely focused on both races this weekend.  We have raced all year with great success and now it is time to finish the year with two wins,” said Brandt.

Chris Brandt has had an excellent 2011 season. Although the graphics on the truck have changed throughout this season, the talent behind the wheel and the desire to win has never faltered.  Chris Brandt was named the 2009 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing “Driver of the Year” and continues to prove his presence on the Pro Lite Track being coined as “Mr. Consistency” in 2011 with the 12 podiums during the season.  Starting in ATV Racing, he moved into trucks with great success as the Great Plains Off-Road Racing Association Champion from 1994-1997 where he would win multiple classes during the same weekend, earning him the title “Ironman”.  With multiple championships in PACE and CORR “Rookie of the Year” in 1999, he came into the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with a history of success and a winning nature behind the wheel.  Chris Brandt manages to race competitively while running one of the largest concrete cutting companies in the Midwest with his father and raising his young daughter, Macy. Chris Brandt and the entire Brandt #82 Racing Team is looking forward to continuing the excellence into the 2012 season.

Chris Brandt Website: www.chrisbrandtracing.com