2013 BITD Henderson 250Fort Mill, SC – It was a race for all seasons this past weekend at the Best In The Desert (BITD) Henderson 250 in Henderson, NV.  Teams saw blustery winds, sun, rain, sleet and even some snow during the three-lap race.  With all seasons accounted for, Team GT relied on the grip and durability of their GRABBER’s to get them to the end and the famous red letter tires didn’t disappoint.

Off-road whiz, Justin Lofton, stood out among the crowd qualifying first overall in his 1500 buggy.  With clean air and a championship on the line, Lofton dominated the first two laps over the 1400 truck of Rob MacCachren before racing side-by-side for the win in the final lap.  Through the rocks, deep sand and a variety of weather conditions, Lofton battled on his GRABBERS but MacCachren passed Lofton at the very end to win the overall by less than a minute.  Lofton claimed the class win, his third class 1500 win at the Henderson 250 in as many years…that’s a turkey for the bowlers out there.

Justin-Lofton-Stadium-Super-Trucks-7-15-13TORONTO – Justin Lofton with stood a mid-race battle with Robby Gordon on the way to capturing his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of 2013 in the Honda Indy Toronto.

As near perfect weather conditions invaded Toronto, ON., the highly anticipated Round No. 7 of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for race one of the doubleheader event weekend.

The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of qualifying times from Saturday morning practice. At the conclusion of the 8-minute practice session, Sheldon Creed would navigate through the 11 turns and over the four metal jumps of the 1.75-mile course the quickest of the 8 competitors with a lap of 1:33:209, over a second faster than second place, P.J. Jones with a 1:34:658.

If the grandstands full of off-road race fans at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge is any indicator, off-road racing appears to be alive and well in 2011. Despite recent years where rain and ugly weather plagued this race, sunny skies and a steady desert breeze greeted racers and fans at the Laughlin Event Park.

Although this race doesn’t have the most jam-packed field since it’s so early in the season (SCORE officials told us 123 racers entered), many big-name racers looking to stay in the points battle for the year-end championship were definitely on hand. The race format is unique compared to the longer endurance races SCORE puts on south of the border. The Laughlin Desert Challenge is held on a 6.25-mile loop course just away from the main strip of casinos on the riverbank. The overall time of both Saturday and Sunday’s laps combine to determine the overall winner for each class.