Off-Road-Expo-Logo-10-2-12POMONA, Calif. — The 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire is arguably the biggest show of the year for the off-road industry, and now a very exclusive group of attendees will be able to enjoy a one-of-a-kind VIP experience. Family Events, in partnership with the Off Road Business Association (ORBA), will offer a limited number of VIP Experience Packages to be sold to enthusiasts who want to enjoy special privileges including a “Lunch with the Legends”, VIP parking and more.

“Our goal was to create a fundraising campaign a little different than the normal ‘please donate’ routine,” said ORBA Public Relations Director Jeff Knoll. “The board came up with a great idea, the VIP Experience Package that will include a private lunch with some of the biggest names in the sport including Brian Deegan, Casey Currie, Ivan Stewart, Shannon Campbell, Johnny Greaves, and more.

ORBA-Off-Road-Expo-9-18-13The Off Road Expo is arguably the biggest show of the year for the Off Road Industry, and now a very exclusive group of attendees will be able to enjoy a VIP experience, Family Events in partnership with the Off Road Business Association (ORBA) will offer an limited number of VIP Packages to be sold to enthusiasts who want to enjoy special privileges. “Our goal was to create a fundraising campaign a little different than the normal “please donate” routine,” said Jeff Knoll Public Relations Director of ORBA. “I think our board came up with a great idea.”

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13The 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).

Travis-Pastrana-TORC-7-12-13The victor of over 100 motocross championships and multiple X Games gold medals is returning to Joliet, July 19-20, to compete in the Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL.

The two-night racing event will feature the top talent in off-road today, including 7 time supercross champ Ricky Johnson, desert kings Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies, and off-road greats Johnny Greaves, Scott Douglas, brothers Mike and Mark Jenkins, the Wildman Adrian Cenni, and young guns C.J. Greaves battling with Keegan Kincaid in the PRO Light division.

Ross-Hoek-TORC-Off-Road-6-27-13Holland, MI – The Ross Hoek Motorsports team took a big step in the development of its TORC PRO-4×4 race program during the three race weekend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The #10 Motive Gear/Auto Trans Design/Maxxis Tire/Toyota made its first competitive laps at one of the fastest and toughest tracks in short-course off-road racing, Bark River Off-Road Raceway.

Ross Hoek headed to Bark River with more confidence about all aspects of the PRO-4×4 race program after a frustrating weekend of rain at Eldora. Ross is very familiar with the Upper Michigan racetrack garnering multiple race wins there throughout his career. Ross and his team’s goals were simple for Bark River; complete all the laps in all three rounds of racing and learn the truck. Seat time is crucial in any new race program and the #10 Motive Gear/Auto Trans Design/Maxxis Tire/Toyota completed every lap at Bark River giving Ross the ability to use more of the truck’s potential as well as gathering larger quantities of information through the Stack data acquisition and instrumentation system.

High Desert Racing Association’s, (HDRA) “Rockin on the River” race held Nov. 9-11 in Laughlin, Nevada will cover 16.5 miles each lap on a unique course that hits every feature that racers and fans have come to love in Laughlin. Racers will cross Needles Highway and head out into the hills before jumping the big road-crossing coming back in. The high school jumps are there and the moon bumps will be run downhill. Gravity will be pushing them even faster through the bumps so picking the right line will be more critical than having big horsepower; a move that will add even more excitement in the limited classes. “We made sure the course would be as fun and challenging as possible,” said Robert Gross of HDRA, “We designed it to take in everything possible and added a few more surprises of our own.”

Several tough points battles will be settled at the race. Mike Mitchell will be going for three wins in a row and the Class 1 title. Josh Quintero looks to wrap up the Class 7 championship after three straight wins. Brandon Arthur will be putting the final stamp on his Class 1400 title and racing his new Open Truck that he will compete in next season.

Crandon, WI – Fans of American short-course off-road racing are going to get an inside look at Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Truck Series this weekend at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. For the first time, SST will be debuting and participating in an exciting exhibition race bound to leave fans on the edge of their seats.

Along with Gordon, the impressive invitees include Ricky Johnson, Bryce Menzies, Rob MacCachren, Justin Matney, Scott Taylor, Adrian Cenni, Johnny Greaves, Andrew Caddell, Mike Jenkins, Mark Jenkins among others. Fans will have to attend the race to see who is up for the challenge!

Crandon, Wisconsin — The last time Scott Douglas raced at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway he ended the day standing on top of the winner’s circle podium holding the well deserved AMSOIL Cup. That victory was Douglas’ third short course Cup win, taking the BorgWarner Cup in 1997 and 2006 before it.

Unfortunately, due to monsoon-like rain, Scott Douglas was unable to defend his Cup record – both the Sunday round of PRO4 points racing and the Brush Run Crandon Cup race were postponed until the Friday prior to the Labor Day Crandon races. The rain was so heavy that the infield pond swelled to cover the race track with standing water. These trucks can race in mud, but several feet of water make it imposible for the safety crews to do their job.

In Saturday’s PRO4 race, Scott entered turn one in fourth and quickly fell into a fast pace. The Crandon track crew added fresh dirt to the surface of the famous circuit during the off-season and the changing conditions had teams searching for new tire and suspension setups. In the case of the AMSOIL BFGoodrich Ford F-150, Douglas found the truck had a little too much grip in the corners. Douglas Motorsports tested at Crandon in the weeks leading up to the race, but conditions on the freshly groomed surface were quite different than during testing.

“Our BFGoodrich tires were hooking up very well out there today, a little too well in some corners…the truck was very tight,” commeneted Douglas after the race. “We had so much side-bite that truck wouldn’t rotate in the corners the way I like. I would throw it into a corner and instead of pivoting around, it would simply dig in and drive forward. It takes a serious tire to do that when you are working with 900 horsepower, these new BFGoodrich race tires are pretty amazing.”

Scott drove hard chasing down the race leaders who were running at a blistering pace. The pace was so fast that Johnny Greaves set a new lap record during the race. Douglas worked his way to third then challenged Ricky Johnson for second. Scott passed Johnson, only to be knock back to sixth place by an aggressive move by Mark Jenkins. “With so much side bite in the rear tires I wasn’t able to drive my usual race lines and it was more difficult get inside trucks I was passing.” When the checkered flag fell, Douglas had worked his way back into fourth and was challenging for third.

Combined with his win in round one at Red Bud,Scott Douglas is tied for second with Johnny Greaves just one point behind Ricky Johnson. TORC Series racing resumes July 22nd and 23rd at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.

Be sure to catch all the 2011 TORC Series race action on Discovery HD Theater. Douglas Motorsports would like to thank all their great fans and sponsors, including; AMSOIL, BFGoodrich Tires, Baileigh Industrial, KC Hilites, MasterCraft Seats,  Fox Shox, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, Raceline Oil Pumps, Miller Electric, BorgWarner, VP Racing Fuels, Ringers Gloves, Hawk Performance, Howe Performance Power Steering, J&H Transmission, MSD, Peterson Fluid Systems, and Phil’s Inc.

Buchanan, Michigan — Scott Douglas launched into the 2011 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL season the same way he closed out the 2010 season—with a decisive win at the Red Bud MX season opener on Memorial Day weekend.

The win came after torrential rains forced the race to be canceled on Saturday because the track was too sloppy to allow emergency equipment access to sections of the hilly natural terrain circuit. Racers and TORC Series officials were determined to get at least one round of Pro racing in for the hardcore Red Bud MX fans.

With another major thunderstorm on the radar, the Red Bud track crew worked feverishly to groom the track for racing on Sunday. TORC adjusted the schedule and put the Pro 4 trucks out on the track first since four-wheel-drive was going to be an advantage in the super muddy conditions. Without practice or qualifying time on the new racetrack, veteran drivers like Douglas had an advantage with their ability to read the terrain and surface conditions.