Las Vegas, NV – They say there is no test tougher than desert off road racing. When you think of the toughest races in off road, one that ranks at the top has to be Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno, (V2R). V2R is the longest off road race in the United States traveling over 530 miles through some of the worst terrain in Northern Nevada. It is a race that no team takes lightly. Taking a brand new car here is gutsy; taking that car to a second place podium finish is incredible. Coleman Motorsports beat all but one of the 28 other competitors at V2R in their first race with a newly constructed Jimco Class 10.
SAN DIEGO — Now airing in High Definition, Southern California champion SCORE desert racers Martin Christensen and Kendall Norman will be the spotlight guests on Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego.
Roger Norman’s Dirt Live one-hour show is broadcast live weekly and the show is anchored around Norman’s two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points championship purse program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. All live events, this will be the 16th weekly Dirt LiveHD episode to air.
Dirt Live also goes live with expanded event coverage during SCORE and HDRA race weekends and most recently broadcast four days of coverage from the 27th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 from San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico in March and three weeks ago, Dirt Live race coverage emanated live from the King Shocks HDRA 250 in Ridgecrest, Calif.
SAN DIEGO—Two-time reigning SCORE Overall motorcycle point champion Colton Udall and 19-time SCORE Original Buggy Chassis Builder of the Year Mike Julson will both be featured guests Tuesday at 6 p.m. during the new Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly desert racing internet broadcast on www.score-international.com.
The one-hour weekly Roger Norman’s Dirt Live show is broadcast live on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The show content is centered around his two desert racing series, the SCORE Desert Series and the High Desert Racing Association as well as the new bonus points program he has developed called the World Championship of Desert Racing. Broadcast studios are located at the Norman Motorsports race shop in San Diego.
Udall, San Clemente, Calif., races for Johnny Campbell’s powerful factory-supported JCR Honda Race team, which is also based in that Southern California city. Udall, with help from co-riders David Kamo and Tim Weigand, has now won the SCORE Overall season motorcycle point championship the last two years. Udall and his co-riders came from behind to win the 2012 SCORE Desert Series championship by ending the season with a brilliant victory in the season-ending Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
Freitas Motorsports wrapped up the 2012 season with a strong showing at the Best in the Desert, Henderson 250 off road race outside Henderson, Nevada. The team ran up front all day finishing sixth overall, third in the unlimited, 1500 class. The team was in striking distance of the season long championship crown but had a tough hill to climb in order to take it from leader Robby Gordon. “It wasn’t really ours to win, it was Robby’s to lose,” said driver Garrick Freitas, “Regardless of what we did, Robby only had to finish the race to take the championship. We were more concerned with Chuck Hovey who was third in points behind us. We had to run well and beat Chuck to maintain our second place in the standings which we did.”
For a moment, the championship looked to be attainable when Robby Gordon’s car came to a stop due to an electrical issue on the first lap. He was lapped by the entire field but made repairs; continuing to the finish. The Freitas Motorsports, General Tire Jimco did not finish unscathed either. “We started eighth and made up a few spots when the cars in front had flat tires or other mechanical issues,” said Garrick, “We had several long stretches of clean air running up front. The dust is a huge issue on a silty course like this.
Mad Media, a San Diego based multi-disciplinary creative agency, has produced and published a new website for famed off-road vehicle builders Jimco Racing Inc. Based in Santee, CA, Jimco has been the leading builder of off-road race vehicles worldwide for the past three decades. Founded by car builder and racer Mike Julson, Jimco stands for quality, performance and passion. With more wins than any other builder, Jimco Racing Inc. continues to be a leader in off-road vehicle design and manufacturing.
The Mad Media designed Jimco website, was created to showcase Jimco’s hand-built race vehicles and showcase their other services as well. It was programmed to be search engine friendly, integrate social media, and be easy to maintain. The site features a custom content management system that allows Jimco to handle the majority of their own website updates, including news.