Fort Mill, SC – October 17, 2012: Team GT invaded the Arizona desert this past weekend for Best In The Desert’s (BITD) Blue Water Desert Challenge.  In a two-day event, Team GT methodically tackled the 25-mile loop course filled with deep silt, rocks, and plenty of other challenges along the way.  In a new truck that’s only been raced once before, Camburg Racing was able to maneuver through the pitfalls of the Parker, AZ desert to capture their second class 6100 win in a row.

“This race went really well for Camburg Racing,” said Jerry Zaiden of Camburg Racing.  “We started off the line with a brand new high-tech truck.  They took us off the line but Jerry (Whelchel) was able to pass them back about mile nine and we ran in front the rest of the day.  On day two we got off the line better but towards the end of lap one, we got into a bunch of dust and overshot a turn and got stuck.  This set us back a bit but we came back to win.  It was a flawless day.  No flat tires, the engine ran perfectly, everything was just perfect.”

The THR Motorsports/Monster Energy/Precision Concepts Kawasaki KX450F-mounted trio of Robby Bell (the Rider of Record), Steve Hengeveld and David Pearson heads into the 44th Tecate/SCORE Baja 500 on Saturday, June 2, confidently riding a wave of momentum that promises to see them challenging three factory-backed teams for the overall victory.

Pearson, of course, won the recent Cherry Creek National hare & hound in Utah. That marked his first series triumph since winning the AMA Racing/Kenda National Hare & Hound Championship Series opener last year and catapulted him into the series points lead for the first time; he now has a fairly comfortable margin over the injured Kurt Caselli of the FMF/KTM Factory Off-Road Racing Team with three rounds remaining after the traditional summer break, 142-120.

That same weekend saw Bell take his first podium at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) with a 2-2 score in California. He’s a close sixth in points with four rounds left.

Las Vegas, NV – The tradition of the General Tire Mint 400 continues this weekend as the off-road community descends upon the Nevada desert. The week kicks off with a Trick Truck parade and pit crew challenge followed by the Mint 400 kick-off party on Fremont Street Wednesday, March 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, fans can then meet all the Team GT members during the driver autograph session on Fremont Street from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. followed by the Miss Mint crowning at the Golden Nugget Hotel.

Friday, teams will get down to business as they begin the process of putting their vehicles through tech inspection. Then on Saturday, fans will be in for a gnarly race as Team GT tackles the grueling terrain of the South Las Vegas desert for their chance at becoming the 2012 General Tire Mint 400 champion. After finishing third in the overall last year, Mikey Childress is ready to tackle the Mint once again. We sat down with the General Tire driver, and 2011 Mint 400 Class 1 winner,q to find out how teams prepare for a race that can’t be pre-run and here’s what he had to say:

Fort Mill, S.C. - As a kickoff to the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race, General Tire (GT), Method Race Wheels and Monster Energy invite fans to join all the race teams for an evening of fun Thursday, November 17 at Papas & Beer (located at Blvd. Lopez Mateos and Calle Ruiz 110 in Ensenada, Mexico) for the first annual Off-Road Street Fiesta. The event gets underway at 3:00 p.m. PST and will include driver autograph sessions from 5:30-6:30 p.m., a large display of race trucks, performance by Takon Machine, flame throwing exhibitions and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will wrap up at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Fans will have the chance to meet Team GT members “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin, Bobby Baldwin, Mikey Childress, Rick D. Johnson, Ken Kroeker, Jim Riley and Colton Udall along with other participants in the 44th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 100.

The general public is invited to celebrate the start of the most grueling race of the year with drivers from 32 states and 15 countries before they attempt to cover the rugged 692.82-mile course that will start and end in Ensenada. It’s a test for both man and machine and one that requires a large dose of good luck. So come out and wish your favorite driver(s) good luck as they embark on their journey through the desert.

Be sure to check back with Off-Road.com for more on the 2011 SCORE Tecate Baja 1000.

Las Vegas, Nevada – Off-road racing fans and adrenaline junkies alike don’t have to wait till Sept. 18 to catch a glimpse of the 2011 General Tire Mint 400 madness. General Tire is releasing a heart-pounding teaser on YouTube that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Directed by the Martelli Brothers and produced by Mad Media with executive producer Dana Zamalloa at the wheel, the less than two-minute clip will give you just a taste of this year’s grueling desert race. But it’s bound to leave you hungry for more

Don’t miss a minute of the action. Tune in to Fuel TV to see the race from beginning to end on Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. ET; Sept. 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET; Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET; and Sept. 29 at 4:30 a.m. ET. October and November airing schedules will be announced at a later date.

This year, Team General Tire crushed the competition, sweeping the podium in Las Vegas March 26 – the first sweep at the Mint 400 since the ’80s. ‘Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin unleashed his fury, taking first overall and first in Unlimited Truck. He was followed by father Bobby Baldwin in second overall and second in Unlimited Truck, and by Mikey Childress and Rob Sims, crossing the line at third overall and first in Class 1.

LAS VEGAS – Team General Tire crushed the competition, sweeping the podium at the 2011 Mint 400 in Las Vegas March 26.  ‘Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin continues to unleash his fury this season.  Leading the pack for the majority of the race, BJ crossed the line victorious, followed by his father Bobby Baldwin in second and Mikey Childress in third.  New GT drivers Randy Merrit tookfirst in Stock Full followed by Macrae Glass with a first place finish in Class 8.  GT spec class drivers Perry Coan received first place in Jeepspeed Challenge and Troy Messer took first in Trophylite

Stealing the off-road racing spotlight in 2010, BJ, a Las Vegas native, was determined to prove again his title as the king of the desert in 2011.  After qualifying first at the Mint, the unstoppable BJ was off to a great start, ready to once again battle the unforgivable Las Vegas terrain.

“I was on a mission last year, and this year’s mission is an even bigger one.  On Team GT, it’s go big or go home,” said BJ after taking the podium in Las Vegas Saturday.  “This race couldn’t have been more perfect.  These drivers out here really know how to tear it up and there’s some serious competition, but with the Grabbers and with the force of Team GT and Monster Energy, Baldwin Motorsports was determined to be the unstoppable force, and we proved it.”