SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO — Remaining in Las Vegas for the second straight week, Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time will are from Team Ford and feature All-America SCORE Trophy Truck racer Rob MacCachren and Team Ford owner and desert racing champion Steve Olliges. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show’s normal broadcast home is 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 13th weekly Dirt Live show to air.

BJ-Baldwin-HDRA-4-4-13Las Vegas, NV – The HDRA series heads to Ridgecrest, California April 5-7 for the King Shocks 250. This will be the first time some of the HDRA regulars, like BJ Baldwin, will have a chance to take on the sandy washes and boulder strewn landscape that Ridgecrest is known for.

“Pre-race testing of our Monster Energy Toyo Tires Rigid Industries Trophy Truck went very well,” said BJ, “I’m anxious to see what this course has to offer. Anytime we go to a new course, it puts everyone on equal footing. There are no secret lines, no home court advantage. Each team will have to learn the fastest way around.”

HDRA-Ridgecrest-Off-Road-4-4-13Ridgecrest, CA – HDRA is bringing some heavy horsepower to Ridgecrest, California for the King Shocks HDRA 250 race April 4-7. The list of Trophy Truck teams competing includes points leader Cameron Steele in his Desert Assassins Monster Energy number 16, BJ Baldwin, the Herbst brothers Tim and Troy, Gustavo Vildosola, Juan Carlos Lopez, Jimmy Knuckles, Justin Davis, Zak Langley and the Galindo Electric team of Steven Eugenio and Adam Pfankuck who are poised for a break-out win.

It’s hard to remember when so many Trophy Trucks were competing in Ridgecrest; the fans are in for some great racing.

SCORE-Logo-12-20-11SAN DIEGO—Heading to Las Vegas this week, Roger Norman’s Dirt Live weekly internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time will air from the Baldwin Motorsports race shop, home of reigning SCORE Trophy Truck Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion B.J. Baldwin. Airing on www.score-international.com, the show is broadcast from 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. Broadcast studios are located at the SCORE tech shop in San Diego. All live events this, will be the 11th weekly Dirt Live show to air.

THUMB-Tables-Moab-Diner-3-27-13Earlier in the month, we posted a news item about the BlueRibbon Coalition working to raise funds through the sale of an Easter Jeep Safari-themed t-shirt that would be sold in the Moad Diner. The shirt, designed by RCH Designs, would generate money to help keep trails open to four-wheeling in Moab, Utah.

We at Off-Road.com try to stop in at least once to the Moab Diner for some of their famous green chili, and we were pleasantly surprised to see some off-road-themed tables throughout the joint during the 47th Easter Jeep Safari.

Jason Coleman’s recent announcement that he will be racing the GetPipe.Com Trophy Truck of Gregg Hempel does not mean his 1600 car will be parked; especially when the chance to do battle with some of the best, limited class racers on the planet comes along. SNORE’s Battle at Primm has always been a huge draw for the 1600 racers. Five intense laps on a rough, shortcourse style track run two days, back to back is the kind of challenge they thrive on.

The Coleman Motorsports team had their Wiks racing engine topped off with LAT racing oil, the King shocks dialed in and the tank filled with F&L race fuel in preparation for qualifying on Friday. Jason took the car around the time trials course in 4:13.468, good enough for a top ten start in 9th place. “We had hoped for a better starting spot but 9th is not that bad,” said Jason, “On a shorter course you are in traffic by lap two. You don’t have a chance to build a huge lead in clean air.” The team did a quick check and then put the car away for the night.

Johnson Valley, CA – BJ Baldwin has plenty to be proud of in his first attempt at rock racing. On a King of the Hammers, (KOH) course that was designed to create high attrition, only 27 out of 129 finished, he and co-rider Jake Yeoman placed a respectable 44th after battling the rocks and ruts for over eight hours.

With support from Monster Energy, Toyo Tires, Rigid Industries, Method Race Wheels, King Shocks, Lucas Oil, Hoonigan, Trent Fabrication, Trail-Gear, Yukon Gear & Axle and MJ motorsports, BJ had mounted a serious effort to compete for the crown. He took full advantage of his limited practice time on the brutally tough “Hammers” trails in Johnson Valley, California, qualifying 29th out of 100 in an unfamiliar car that is vastly different from the Monster Energy Trophy Trucks he has taken to numerous championships. His Trent Fab built car is four wheel drive with a huge transfer case to split the engine power to the massive straight axles front and rear. To provide adequate ground clearance, it has a high center of gravity and to articulate in the rocks, long shocks with soft springs. The car packs a long list of heavy-duty parts into the smallest package possible; driver comfort comes secondary.

SAN DIEGO — Just as he said he would, Roger Norman continues to make changes to his new SCORE International desert racing organization and today announced his first of several anticipated first-time sponsors for the world’s foremost desert racing organization as Southern California’s King Shocks has been selected as the official shock absorber for SCORE.

Relatively new to the industry, King Shocks, founded in 1996 and based in Garden Grove, Calif., has rapidly risen to become a significant force in the sport of desert racing with a wide variety of products for all types of professional racing use. Leading the King family of racers is Las Vegas’ B.J. Baldwin, the 2012 SCORE Trophy Truck season point champion.

Jean, NV – Brenthel Industries was out in force at the HDRA, South Point Vegas 250. Three new Brenthel trucks, all designed and built in house, all class 7200’s but all very different, lined up to battle it out. Class 7200 trucks are mini or midsized trucks with a maximum of six cylinder engines and a track width of 85 inches. The liberal rules allow innovative designers like Brenthel Industries to come up with several design concepts that all fit within the rules. No better demonstration of the diversity in the class could be made than to examine the three new Brenthel trucks.

BJ Baldwin will be the fourth Trophy Truck off the line at the HDRA, Southpoint, Vegas 250. The South Point 250, January 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the first race of the 2013 season that will count towards the World Championship of Desert Racing. The World Championship of Desert Racing consists of three rounds of racing in the U.S. at HDRA events and three rounds in Mexico racing the SCORE Desert series. The racers with the highest points totals in six races will be crowned the World Champion.

“We had a great time with the fans at the Monster Energy Supercross in Anaheim but now it’s time to race, we are ready to go,” said BJ, “I’m looking forward to racing for the World Championship of Desert Racing title. We will be racing my truck “Fedor” for this race. It favors high speed whoops and rutted turns. We will have the truck on the dyno to make some minor tuning adjustments and then do a last shakedown in the dirt. My King Shocks are dialed in so we will just be checking engine temperature and making sure everything is happy. It would have been nice to have qualifying for this race but starting fourth is ok. Our plan is to get out front early and set the pace.”

BJ just captured his fifth championship, his third in the SCORE series. He will be racing the full HDRA and SCORE series to compete for the World Championship of Desert Racing. He will also race the Mint 400 and hit the rocks at the King of the Hammers February 3-8 in Johnson Valley, California. “Winning Championships takes consistency,” says BJ, “Getting solid results early in the season is important. We aren’t racing the Southpoint 250 just to get our feet wet, we want to make the rest of the field chase us, let them try to play catch-up in the points race.”