Jesse-Jones-Pro-2-Crandon-8-29-13This weekend marks Jesse Jones’ return to short-course off-road racing, jumping behind the wheel of the brand new FOX Pro-2. Jones will be debuting the new truck at “The Big House”,  Crandon International Raceway, for TORC Series rounds 14 & 15 as well as competing in the AMSOIL Cup where the Pro-2 and Pro-4 go head to head for $40,000, winner takes all.

“Going short course racing was never apart of the plan for 2013″, Jones said with a smile, “but when my Trophy Truck teammate  Bryce Menzies mentioned he was building a new truck, I said I wanted one too. The decision was made right then and there.”

Behind the build would be the mastermind of Ricky Johnson’s 2011 & 2012 Traxxas TORC Series Championship winning Pro-4, Mike Krahling. The truck was built from the ground up in the Las Vegas shop of Menzies Motorsports and with over a year of development and planning, the truck finally hit dirt just a few weeks ago for multiple photo shoots and test sessions.

Jean, NV – When Brandon Arthur got a great, second row starting position draw for the South Point, Vegas 250, his team was confident they would achieve excellent results on raceday. In his only other race in the new truck, Rockin on the River 2012, Brandon won the Trophy Truck class and finished second overall. With his new co-rider, Brian Busby of F&L Racing Fuels and backing from Rigid Industries, Maxima Racing Oils and KMC Wheels, the opportunity to line up against some of the top teams in the sport was something he was looking forward to with great anticipation.

Everyone racing a Trophy Truck in HDRA has good equipment but the top teams also have solid financial support and years of racing experience behind them. After announcing that the HDRA series would also be part of a World Championship of Desert Racing that combines their results with the SCORE Desert Series to crown a World Champion, Top Trophy Truck teams showed up to chase a World Championship title. Brandon would be racing against his usual rivals plus BJ Baldwin, The Herbst Brothers and Cameron Steele.

CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA – KMC Wheels is excited to announce the release of its newest addition to its XD Series the Bomb. This ten spoke design features a gloss black finish that is milled along the edges of each of the spokes and out on the outer lip, this process provides a great alternative for someone that doesn’t want a completely black wheel. The Bomb is available in offsets for both lifted and non-lifted vehicles and comes in a variety of 5, 6 & 8 lug applications.

Available Sizes:
18×9 0mm,+30mm, 20×9 0mm, +30mm, 20×12 -24mm, 22×10 -24mm, 22×12 -44mm

To check out all the styles that the XD Series has for your vehicle go to
www.kmcheels.com.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – Set against the uniquely sculptured and dramatic backdrop of Oakley’s world headquarters, the finest off-road motorsports performances of last season were toasted at the annual Dirt Sports magazine “Driver of the Year Honors” celebration hosted by Amsoil, KMC Wheel, Oakley, Red Bull and Ryan Communications Group (RCG).

In the most difficult and closely contested Driver of the Year voting since the awards were established in 2005 (for the 2004 season), Dirt Sports gave top 2011 honors to Bryce Menzies. Menzies, a 24-year old racer from Las Vegas, managed the nearly incomprehensible feat of claiming two very distinctive championships; the Traxxas TORC Pro 2 unlimited short course title and the SCORE desert series Trophy-Truck crown. Both categories are considered the pinnacle in their respective forms of off-road motorsports.

Irvine, Calif. — WIDE OPEN Racing, the racing arm of the adrenaline-filled off-road adventure provider WIDE OPEN Excursions, took a remarkable second, third and fifth place finish in the Class 10 Racing Division this weekend at the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500.

With all three of its entries finishing this year’s 500 event, WIDE OPEN Racing continues to extend its 100% finishing record over the past five years.  Since 2005, Team WIDE OPEN has entered a total of 62 cars in the Baja 500, Vegas to Reno, and the ultimate off-road test – the Baja 1000 and every one finished its race.

WIDE OPEN Racing pulled off this impressive feat in their Subaru powered four-cylinder Baja Challenge tour cars outfitted in race trim.  Team WIDE OPEN put two cars on the podium in the Class 10 division with car #1007 driven by Pete Pigott earning second place and car #1008 driven by J. Allard in third. Close behind, car #1006 driven by Christian Hammarskjold finished in fifth position.

WIDE OPEN’s race vehicles are dubbed Baja Challenge Cars, which are purpose-built off-road race cars with Subaru EJ-25 engines, 4 speed manual transaxles and custom double A-arm suspension that provides more than 18” of wheel travel. They are capable of speeds in excess of 95 MPH and have racked up over 4,000,000 driving miles in the Baja over the past 11 years.

Sponsors include; BF Goodrich, KMC Wheels, EIBACH Springs, Magnaflow Exhaust, Royal Purple, Fox Racing Shocks, and Snug-Top.

“We are extremely thrilled with the performance of the WIDE OPEN cars, drivers, and support crew again this year. Team WIDE OPEN congratulates all three teams on their incredible finishes,” said WIDE OPEN’s Race Operations Manager Nick Johnson. “The Baja 500 is a mental and mechanical challenge and is one of the world’s ultimate proving grounds for both driver and vehicle.”

Team Renezeder is proud to announce on the opening day of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Season, its new alliance the KMC Wheels.  The TR17 Forged Alloy wheel that driver Carl Renezeder has spent the last two seasons developing is now part of the iconic KMC brand line-up.

“We sat down recently to talk about how this wheel could work well for both of us,” explained Renezeder, a legend in the making with 92 short-course wins to his name, “and we walked away feeling like we just caught up with old friends.  It’s great to find something that clicks so well personality-wise, and also makes good business sense.  It’s a perfect match.”