BFGoodrich-6-1-11Greenville, SC – Over a two weekend stretch, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires® claimed 12 wins in Pro Class short course off road racing. With seven wins and 22 podiums, BFGoodrich Tires took the weekend at Rounds 4-6 of the Traxxas TORC Series at Bark River, Mich. A week later, drivers on the tires claimed five more wins and 10 podium spots at Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies were joined by Ricky Johnson, Mark Jenkins, Luke Johnson, and Sheldon Creed claiming wins in their respective classes over the past two weeks.

Frana-TORC-Off-Road-6-19-13Loves Park, IL (June 19, 2013) – After a great weekend at the MAORA event in Marengo, Indiana, John Frana and his team headed to back to the TORC Series and Bark River, Michigan to a track that has been a favorite of the #907 AWD PRO Buggy. The team from Northern Illinois did not disappoint as the RCV Performance/”the Official” Brand Name Prescription Card/Sway-A-Way/Frana Vehicles Honda-powered AWD PRO Buggy landed on the podium twice during the three race weekend.

All the TORC PRO teams were scheduled to race Friday evening due to the one round of racing that was postponed due to rain at Eldora Speedway. This meant practice, qualifying and racing would last late into the evening. Fortunately with the summer solstice just a few days away, sundown wouldn’t be until 10pm.

Mike-Johnson-Alumi-Craft-Baja-500-6-5-13Ensenada, Baja California, MX – Alumi Craft takes another victory at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, their second Baja 500 win in a row. Alumi Craft racer Mike Johnson dominated the field of 22 class 10 cars during the grueling 500 mile race. Every Alumi Craft car that entered finished the race giving them four positions total in the top ten.

“We couldn’t be happier with our Alumi Craft chassis,” said Mike Johnson, “The package we have with Radar Tires, FOX shocks, Dave Folts Transmission and Danzio power is perfect. I have a 2008 Alumi Craft prerunner that I am really happy with. When my partner Mike Majesky and I were looking to get into class 10 we knew we wanted an Alumi Craft. I think they are well above everyone else in quality and design. I like the lightweight feel with no sacrifice in the strength department which comes from their applied knowledge of car building.”

Camarillo,CA: Lenmar Enterprises, a leading battery expert, is pleased to announce its new partnership with off-road racer, Luke Johnson.

Lenmar is launching a program called LJ14, designed to raise money for Luke Johnson’s Pro 2 truck for the 2013-2014 competitive season [www.undeadpower.com/lukejohnson]. With the promo code LJ14 at checkout on LENMAR.com, consumers will receive 10% off of all purchases. Additionally, 10% of the purchase will go towards Luke’s Pro 2 truck.

Pro 2 trucks have over 700 Horsepower – providing Luke with this powerful vehicle fits with our belief that you should never be without power. We keep your devices powered up on and off the racetrack. Go from Dead to Undead with any of our 1400 power and charging products.

Lenmar and Luke Johnson will kick off this new partnership at The Mint 400 in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 21 – 23, 2013 and will bring Undead Power to life. Luke will be competing at this event, racing an Undead Power Buggy. In addition to our presence on the race track, Lenmar’s Undead Power will have a booth. We will be selling product, and will have special Mint 400 deals, contests and giveaways promoting UNDEAD POWERtm.

Luke Johnson is 21 years old, born and raised in Orange County, California. Johnson has racing in his blood; his father is legendary racer Ricky Johnson. Hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps and make a name for himself, Luke began racing competitively at the age of 17 in 2009 and became the Rookie of the Year. In 2012 he earned his first career win, four podium finishes and ended the year in fourth place overall. His spectacular season earned him the title of 2012 TORC Most improved driver of the year. With the support of Lenmar, Luke hopes to win the 2013 TORC series Pro buggy Championship and his first Pro 2 race.

Steve Costello, Lenmar’s VP of Sales and Marketing shares his excitement, “We are thrilled to be working with a promising racer and plan on having a long relationship with him. Lenmar will hopefully POWER his racing program for years to come.  He is a high energy racer that never gives up, which is a great fit with our brand. We believe that this will give Luke the opportunity to fulfill his dream and Lenmar is excited to be a part of that journey.”

The LJ14 program will run throughout the year, from March 2013 to March 2014, with the promo code LJ14, beginning at the Mint 400. With a ten percent discount for consumers and ten percent of the proceeds going towards Luke’s truck, it’s a win-win for all parties.

Undead Power embodies Lenmar’s passion for providing consumers with power when they need it most; tapping into Lenmar’s commitment to unleashing legendary power for uninterrupted connectivity within the modern world.

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Bark River, Mich. — Andrew Caddell rebounded from a tough day in the opener at Bark River (Mich.) International Raceway on Saturday, Aug.11, to pick up a win on Sunday, Aug. 12, for Mopar® and Ram Truck with the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series, making it four wins on the weekend for the brands. Mopar and Ram have won more races this season than any other manufacturer in the series, and Mopar Ram drivers currently lead the standings in the each of the three PRO classes.

“It was another fantastic weekend for Mopar and Ram Truck at Bark River with the TORC Series, as Andrew Caddell won today, along with Ricky Johnson, Bryce Menzies and Luke Johnson winning yesterday,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “To have 19 wins this season is pretty remarkable. With only two events and four rounds of racing left, we are excited to have Mopar Ram drivers contending for the championship in each of the three PRO classes for the second straight year.”

Concord, N.C. — Andrew Caddell, Ricky Johnson and Bryce Menzies helped Mopar® and Ram Truck wrap up a very successful start to the 2012 Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series season on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, as each picked up a victory, to bring the brands’ win total to five for the weekend.

“What a great way to start the TORC season for Mopar and Ram, with two victories on Friday, along with Andrew Caddell, Ricky Johnson and Bryce Menzies winning tonight,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The competition is tough, but the power of our Mopar engines keeps our drivers up front. The 2012 season is shaping up to be another memorable one for Mopar and Ram in the TORC Series.”

Caddell, who opened the season with a win on Friday night in his Mopar Ram for Jenkins Brothers Racing in PRO Light, started on the outside of the third row in the finale at Charlotte, after a six-truck invert. He gained two spots on the start and worked his way up to second by the fourth circuit. The native of Graham, Wash. nearly took the lead from Luke Johnson, who also pilots a Mopar-powered Ram, on the sixth lap.

Caddell lost six positions on lap-7 while running second, after the third-place truck got into the back of him, causing him to spin. The second-generation driver would gain one spot back, before the mandatory competition caution flag flew on the ninth-lap. He restarted sixth and was up to third just one lap later. By the 12th circuit, Caddell was all over Johnson, who had taken the lead a lap earlier. Caddell went three-wide with Johnson and Ross Hoek coming off turn-four of the oval on lap-13, again nearly taking the top spot.

Caddell used a strong run on the high side of the back straightaway to power his way past Johnson to take the lead with four laps remaining. He extended his lead over the final three laps to score the win over Johnson, who earned his best-career TORC finish in second.

“What a great weekend,” said Caddell. “It was awesome racing Luke (Johnson) for the lead. I got into him a couple of times and I felt bad about that. This Mopar Ram was hooked up out there all weekend. To come out and get two in-a-row with a new truck this year, along with having Mopar and Ram on board, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

In PRO 4, Ricky Johnson started the 18-lap main event in sixth after also winning on Friday in his Mopar Ram. The reigning class champion picked up two positions on the opening lap and was fifth by lap-5. Johnson got by Adrian Cenni for second on the sixth circuit and began to track down leader Johnny Greaves.

Johnson would inherit the lead right before the competition caution flew on the ninth-lap, when Greaves pulled off the track with a mechanical problem. On the restart, the native of El Cajon, Calif. quickly pulled away and would pace the remainder of the 18-lap contest to score his second win of the season and sixth straight going back to last season.

“I have to thank my whole team, everyone does such a great job,” said Johnson. “It was an awesome race out there. Adrian (Cenni) drove a great race. We got together that one time and he had to go in and change a tire and we were able to stay out and finish. Our Mopar Ram was very strong again tonight and this is a great way to open the season.”

Menzies, who led a majority of the PRO 2 race on Friday in his Mopar Ram before a late race spin, lined up fourth in the finale on Saturday night and battled Caddell in the early going for the third spot. The Las Vegas native used a strong move to go from fourth to second on the fourth-lap, setting his sights on leader Chad Hord. Menzies battled Hord for the top spot on the seventh lap, and inched ahead when a full course yellow appeared after Caddell got upside while running fourth.

Menzies lined up second on the ensuing restart and used the low side of the track on the eighth lap to take the lead following a side-by-side battle with Hord in the infield section of the course. Menzies would lead the final 10 circuits to score his first win of the season and the second of his career at Charlotte.

“We had a fast truck all weekend,” said Menzies. “I led the whole thing on Friday and messed up at the end. We knew we would come back strong and I wanted to win this for my whole team. They certainly deserved it. It feels great to be on the top of the podium with our Mopar Ram.”

Mike Jenkins finished fifth in PRO 4 in a Ram-bodied truck and was sixth in PRO 2. Caddell, who was filling in for his teammate Rob MacCachren finished ninth after getting upside down on the seventh lap in his Mopar Ram in PRO 2, after running as high as third in the early portion of the race.

The Traxxas TORC Series returns to action on May 26–27 at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich., with two rounds of racing. For more information on the Traxxas TORC Series, visit www.torcseries.com.